Business clarity powered by data


Power BI is the most powerful data analysis and presentation tool ever built, which integrates data from all your sources, turns it into meaningful information, and presents as easy to comprehend infographic formats. Power BI brings your data to life, makes it easy to understand, and guides your team towards actionable information.

  • It transforms your data into stunning visuals and enables information sharing across devices and platforms.
  • Visual UI to enhance data analysis experience in both on-premise and cloud environments.
  • Advanced collaborative reports and dashboards for great teamwork.

Why Power BI


Empower team members to discover insights hidden in your data.

Get self-service analytics at enterprise scale

Reduce the added cost, complexity, and security risks of multiple solutions with an analytics platform that scales from individuals to the organization as a whole.

Use smart tools for strong results

Find and share meaningful insights with hundreds of data visualizations, built-in AI capabilities, tight Excel integration, and prebuilt and custom data connectors.

Help protect your analytics data

Gain leading sensitivity classification and data loss prevention capabilities to help keep your data secure and compliant—even when it’s exported.

Power BI – Features & Advantages


Power BI enables us consolidate data from varied sources, presenting it as a single data set, and enables us understand the story behind that data through data visualization and actionable analytics. This visualization of data and the analytics can be shared with others as reports and dashboards within Power BI environment, or within apps. Power BI is available as a service (SaaS), as a desktop application, as well as a mobile app. The data sources can be local on-prem, or on cloud. These can be our own data sources, or 3rd party data sources. The large number of data connectors available make extraction of data very simple.

Powerful, yet simple

Using Power BI is as simple as it can get: Get data - Create Relationships - Create Reports & Dashboards - Publish to share.

Rapid start

You can get started with exploring the power of Power BI almost instantaneously, and keep building your applications as your needs evolve. There's a lot you can do with the in-built out-of-the-box functionalities.

Bring together all your data

No matter where the data relevant to your business is - Excel sheets on your desktop, ERP/ CRM databases on-prem, point solution applications within your organization, data sources on cloud, or 3rd party data that's relevant to you - Power BI gives you the connectors and tools to pull in all the data that's relevant to you, and view it in a meaningful manner.

Interactive, with Natural Language capabilities

Ask for the data view you want, and Power BI will realign the data visualization to present to you what you need.

Updated, Real time

If your data sources are in cloud, Power BI presents to you data visualization that's real time. For the on-prem data, synching can be done periodically.

Get self-service analytics at enterprise scale

Reduce the added cost, complexity, and security risks of multiple solutions with an analytics platform that scales from individuals to the organization as a whole.

Use smart tools for strong results

Find and share meaningful insights with hundreds of data visualizations, built-in AI capabilities, tight Excel integration, and prebuilt and custom data connectors.

Help protect your analytics data

Gain leading sensitivity classification and data loss prevention capabilities to help keep your data secure and compliant—even when it’s exported.


Why Alletec for Power Platform?


Gold Partner

A Microsoft Gold Partner – a testament to our competence, experience, and customer focus.

Years of Trust

Helping customers succeed – for over the past 2 decades.

Awards

Recognized and felicitated by Microsoft over the years with top awards in the Microsoft Dynamics segment.

Implementations

Over 700 projects executed for customers from over 30 countries.

Trusted By Market Leaders

Trusted by market leaders from diverse industry segments.

From Our Customers


  • "…(Alletec’s) ability to quickly understand our business, and the ideas they brought to the table as we developed the solution, and the implementation of the design has been seamless. We have found a Microsoft partner that has skill set, a track record, and represents great value"
    Kerry Bird
    CEO
    One Foundation – New Zealand


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Microsoft Power BI FAQs


What is Microsoft Power BI?

Power BI is the most powerful data analysis and presentation tool ever built, which integrates data from all your sources, turns it into meaningful information, and presents as easy to comprehend infographic formats. Power BI brings your data to life, makes it easy to understand, and guides your team towards actionable information.

What is the Microsoft Power BI Service?

Power BI is available as a desktop application (Power BI Desktop), as mobile apps, or as an online service. The Power BI Online - which is available as SaaS is also known as Power BI Service.

What is a Power BI business user?

Power BI Service users can either have free licenses, or a Pro license. If you are a Power BI Business User, you are probably using a free license that is managed by your Power BI tenant administrator. If your organization has a Power BI Premium subscription, the users with permission can store content in dedicated capacity. Other people, both inside and outside the organization, can view this content without the need to have a Power BI Pro license. Premium enables distribution of content by Pro users, which can be viewed by others, without having the need for a Pro license. In the Premium workspaces, users can be assigned the roles as - Viewer, Contributor, Member and Administrator.

What is the difference between Power BI Pro and Power BI Premium?

What you can do in Power BI Service depends on 3 things - the type of license & subscription, content storage location, and roles & permission assigned. A Power BI Pro license user can publish content to other workspaces, share dashboards, subscribe to dashboards & reports, and share with users who have a Pro license. A Power BI (free) user can only use Power BI service to connect to data and create reports & dashboards in My Workspace. They can't share content with others or publish content to other workspaces. If however users are parts of an organization that has subscribed to Power BI Premium, the Pro license users can distribute content even to users with a free license, The Power BI (free) users within such an organization can consume content shared with them.

What is Power BI Desktop?

The Power BI desktop is an application that you install on your local desktop. This enables you to connect, transform, and visualize data. Power BI Desktop is typically used by Analysts.

Does Power BI support mobile devices?

Yes, Power BI mobile apps are available for all platforms - Android, iOS and Windows.

What do I need to do to install Power BI?

Depending on the platform you are using, you can go to the respective app store (Google | Apple | Windows) and download the Power BI app. You can also download the Power BI desktop.

What browsers does Power BI Support?

Power BNI is supported on most of the common browsers. This includes Chrome and the Microsoft Edge.

Why is it worth implementing Power BI?

If you want your business decisions to be driven by your business data, and if you want to learn from the history, there is nothing more powerful than Power BI to give you a view to your business history and enable you to predict.

What does Power BI do?

Power BI is a Business Intelligence and Data Visualization tool. It enables you to connect to various data sources, and get insights to your business data - visually.

Why do people use Power BI?

Business users use Power BI as a decision support system. Power BI gives you the power to learn from your business data, and have the power to take informed business decisions.

Who uses Power BI?

Power BI is typically used by business users. Any person in the organization, who needs to either analyze, or plan will find a need for Power BI.

What components make up Power BI?

The three components of Power BI are - Power BI Service, Power BI Desktop and Power BI mobile apps.

What is Power BI Pro?

A Power BI Pro user has the ability to create reports and dashboards, which he can share with other Pro users.

What is Power BI Premium?

Power BI Premium is an organizational subscription model. At the user level, the individual users may be Pro or free users.

What is Power BI Report Server?

Power BI Report Server is an on-premise report server that has a web portal where reports and KPIs can be displayed. Users can access these reports either on the portal, or through their mobile apps.

What is Power BI Embedded?

Power BI embed is a Microsoft Azure Service that enables developers and ISVs to quickly embed visual reports and dashboards into an application. This is a metered service.

What is Power BI Mobile?

Power BI Mobile are the apps that can be downloaded on different mobile devices from their respective app stores.

Is Power BI available on-premises?

Yes, Power BI has components like the Power BI Desktop, which are available on-premise.

Does Power BI integrate with other Microsoft's products?

Yes, most certainly. Power BI is built to connect to vast sources of data. These of course include all Microsoft products, but also a large number of 3rd party products.

Can Power BI be customize?

Yes, Power BI developers can customize Power BI to build applications for specific needs of an organization.

Can I use Power BI for budgeting and forecasting?

Yes, Power BI enables you to view, slice and dice your data in many ways. In can hence be a very powerful tool for a budgeting and forecasting exercise.

How is Power BI licensed?

Power BI may be licensed through a Microsoft partner like Alletec. You have free license versions available, but Power BI Pro users must be bought. At an organization level you can license for Power BI Service. The Premium version brings to you all the capabilities.

How to get started with Microsoft Power BI?

Once you have installed Power BI Pro or the free version, there are many tutorials available online to help you take the first steps.

How can Microsoft Power BI be a game changer for a business?

If you want to take data driven decision for your business then you must have Power BI to help you do that. Without the support of actual business data insights, your decisions would lack the needed foundation and strength.

How secured is Power BI?

Power BI on-prem will be as secure as your on-prem infrastructure. If you are using Power BI Service, then Microsoft Azure ensures absolutely top grade security mechanisms for your enterprise data.

How do I get live data on Power BI?

If your data sources are in cloud, e.g. Azure, Power BI automatically keeps updating reports and dashboards as the data online changes. For on-prem data sources, however, the data synch needs to be periodically triggered.

How is Microsoft Power BI different from other BI tools?

While Power BI by itself is best in class tool, it's biggest strength comes from the associated Microsoft Power Platform stack that it is a part of. The various components of Power Platform - Power BI, Power Apps, Power Automate & Power Virtual Agents - together enable you to achieve much more than any single product would.

How to plan a Power BI enterprise deployment?

Power Platform Enterprise deployment would usually require you to subscribe to a Premium subscription. You will have to analyze the types of users within the organization, identify the roles and permissions they need, and based on this identify the types of licenses they require. The Power BI deployment planning doesn't have to be perfect the first time. You can make any needed modifications, as you learn more.

Is it necessary to consult an expert for Power BI Implementation?

Even though Power BI is a self service tool, where users can design their own reports and dashboards, it is always important to engage a professional organization for undertaking an Enterprise project. This enables you to maximize what you get from your investments. Some of your needs might require customization, and it's always advisable to engage a professional services company for this purpose.

Comments (12)

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  • Power BI has allowed our institution to be more data-informed! Thanks to Alletec for all the help related to Power BI and its implementation.

  • Power BI solutions are easy to use. We went from manual data entry and report creation in Excel to Power BI. There was a learning curve, but I was able to find enough training online to get started.

  • We started using Power BI a few years ago to spin up some simple reports from various sources. The great thing about the reporting is the automation. As long as I know where the data is coming from, and the source is something I can use for Power BI, I can create excellent, professional reporting that helps us make daily business decisions.

  • We use Power BI in our Medical Economics department to help visualize the contracts that we negotiate with the health insurance companies. We use it to understand how those negotiated rates perform over time. We compare the insurance companies’ rates to each other in various ways with different metrics. It really helps.

  • Power BI solutions are very reliable. Most often if there’s a problem with our reports, it’s due to the data source, not Power BI or its connectors.

  • Microsoft Power BI services are used by the entire IT department and by other users with personal objectives, like Excel. Power BI is used on top of other software to create business models where the software standard reports do not cover our needs and to integrate diverse data sources coming from diverse software.

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