Make your business intelligent with Microsoft Power BI
What is your data telling you?
Do you know about your customers, buying patterns, trends, operational efficiencies, financial performance – the ins and outs of your business? Would you like to stop reporting for the sake of reporting, and actually present insights quickly?
Convert data into structured, analysable insight – in one view
Power BI is a highly popular Business Intelligence and Analytics tool that enables you to easily analyse data and create reports. Shared across the organisation, it drives better collaboration and informed decision making.
How QMetrix can help your business grow with Power BI
End-to-end solutions from analysis to design and delivery.
We understand how your business works and advise how to best harness business intelligence for meaningful insights and informed decision making.
Using best practice, we connect your data and configure Power BI so you can analyse data and share insights across the business.
We enable your team to manage and continue building on Power BI through training and ongoing local support.
Business analytics tools to help you
analyse data and share insights in minutes
Connect your data and explore insights
With Power BI you can connect to data sources on-premise and in the cloud such as Dynamics 365, Salesforce, Azure SQL DB, Excel and SharePoint.
Once everything is set up, you can get insights within minutes.
It also provides seamless integration with your existing Microsoft technologies if you have them. With a similar interface as other Microsoft products, it is easy and intuitive to use for other teams as well.
Publish reports, collaborate and share
Create stunning visualisations easily through drag and drop. With Power BI Desktop, data analysts and end users can construct reports using templates or customised visuals, to analyse and reveal insights.
The reports then get published on the cloud hosted service, and anyone inside or outside the company with permissions can view content – without having to purchase individual licences.
With self-service analytics, viewers can easily drill down on information.
Access everything anywhere, anytime
The Power BI Mobile application enables you to stay up to date when you are on the move, on mobile and tablets.
Alerts can also be set up with data driven notifications straight to your device to ensure nothing is missed.
See how Power BI works
Watch the video to see how Microsoft Power BI helps you analyse data and share insights across the organisation.
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Discover and share insights in minutes:
- Connect multiple sources of data
- Prepare and model them in a point-and-click analysis interface
- Visualise your data with ease, with templates or custom visuals
- Deliver interactive, beautiful reports that empower data-driven decision making across the company
Cost and resource effective Business Intelligence and Analytics:
- Achieve compliance and security: Deploy on-premise behind your firewall or in the cloud hosted by Microsoft
- Deploy and manage the same way as Office 365 and other Microsoft services you already run. This means lower implementation, support and training costs
- Self-service BI that easily connects to enterprise data
Why Microsoft Power BI?
With Power BI, you can visualise your data and share insights across your organisation.
- In the cloud or on-premise
- Consolidate and merge data from various systems
- Visualise data to present information in a quickly digestible way
- Create stunning drag-and-drop dashboards and scorecards for quick high-level report consumption
- Ad-hoc reporting for quick self-service analysis
- Access information easily on any device
- Seamless integration with Microsoft technologies
- Extremely low start-up cost
- Recognised leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms for 12 consecutive years
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Frequently Asked Questions
Microsoft Power BI is a Business Intelligence and Analytics tool that enables you to easily analyse data, create reports and share insights. Shared across the organisation, it drives better collaboration and informed decision making. The tool is intuitive, especially for users who are already familiar with the Microsoft interface.
There are many Business Intelligence and Analytics tools to choose from.
Power BI is one of the most widely used for its strengths in self-service analysis, ease of use, strong dashboard visualisations and integration with Microsoft technologies. It is used by a wide array of industries and business sizes worldwide.
When you approach QMetrix, we first understand your business’ needs so we can recommend the right solution for you. We are also happy to provide a demonstration or free proof of concept to help you ensure you make the right investment decision.
As a start, you can read our article about the strengths and limitations of Power BI.
While Microsoft Power BI has a very attractive licensing price point, implementation services can often be expensive and open-ended – unless you choose the right BI provider.
By understanding your critical business drivers, leveraging proven methodologies and adopting a best practice strategic approach, QMetrix Power BI consultants can significantly shorten the BI project cycle. This leads to a faster and more successful deployment, with lower complexity and risk.
Beyond just the tool, QMetrix team of Microsoft Power BI consultants can advise on the strategy and methodology to ensure business users have their operational needs met, and to drive successful adoption. If you need any help after implementation, we are only a phone call away.
Microsoft Power BI has a very attractive licensing price point based on the number of users per month and how it is deployed. This makes it very affordable for smaller companies and can be easily scaled to suit the changing needs of the business.
Implementation time can vary, but tangible value can be delivered in as little as 3 weeks. There are two key factors that influence the time required – the complexity of the analytical and reporting requirement, and the quality and accessibility of the underlying source data.
At QMetrix, we will always undertake one or more scoping workshops before providing a detailed requirements document, along with a quoted fixed cost before commencing any implementation.
If you decide to implement the business solution yourself, we recommend considering some key features of Power BI architecture and security before you start. These are some of the things we would advise our clients about.
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