What is Microsoft Power BI?

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:

  1. Automating the process of data extraction and visualization
  2. Building intriguing and interactive reports
  3. Improving the distribution and collaboration of data across your organization

In short, Microsoft Power BI can help you accelerate your journey towards making data-driven decisions. If you want to learn more about Microoft Power BI, find information here.



Why choose Microsoft Power BI?

Why choose Microsoft Power BI?

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.

Here are some of the tools available on the market today

As you may already know, it really is a buyers market. So before you start buying licenses for one tool, make sure that the tool fits your purpose.

Power BI or not – How Do I Select the Best-Fit Tool for My Organization?

Selecting a business intelligence & analytics tool for your organization can be a complex and confusing task. Especially, if your organization has no previous experience 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.

Doing Your Due Diligence

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.

Tool agnostic

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.


Click here to read how we helped Nordisk Film find the right tool for their organization

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Already decided on Microsoft Power BI?

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.

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Whether you want help getting started with Microsoft Power BI or are interested in help deciding on a best-fit-for-purpose BI tool, then don't hesitate to reach out to our consultants.
Mikkel Møller Andersen
Managing Director, Intellishore AG
Caroline Rossé Simonsen

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