Microsoft Power BI is a business intelligence & analytics front-end tool (data visualization platform) applicable for all types of organizations, but with many great integration features with other Microsoft products such as Microsoft Office 365. Power BI is among other things known for its user-friendly interface and ability to enable self-service analytics. Microsoft Power BI is an excellent tool for:
In short, Microsoft Power BI can help you accelerate your journey towards making data-driven decisions
First of all, Microsoft is without a doubt one of the strongest tools on the market and is according to Gartner’s Magic Quadrant the Leader on the market today.
But before you get started, we have to complicate things a little for you: Microsoft Power BI is only one out of many excellent business intelligence tools on the market. And not all tools are equally suitable for your organization. Especially when looking at the costs and capabilities needed to integrate, operate and maintain these tools.
Selecting a business intelligence & analytics tool for your organization can be a complex and confusing task. Especially, if your organization have no previous experiences working with a modern front-end BI tool. As you can see above, there are plenty of options and even though Microsoft Power BI is the current market leader, it is not necessarily a great fit for your purpose.
So, before you make your final decision, we recommend looking into several tools and doing a dedicated tool assessment to evaluate the fit-for-purpose. An example hereof could be to choose Microsoft Power BI, Qlik Sense and Tableau, which are the most often applied tools on the market and do a dedicated Proof of Concept. These tools have strengths and weaknesses and we specialize in guiding organizations through their decision-making process – no matter which tools you are looking into.
At Intellishore, we are what we call “tool agnostic”. Meaning we do not push specific tools because of a partner status. Instead we help you by providing a 100% objective strategic and technical assessment and recommendation for your organization.
If you have already done your due diligence and have decided on Microsoft Power BI, we completely understand – it’s a great tool! And if you need help get going, then feel free to reach out to one of our Power BI experts.