Want an easy way to take the guess work out of your business operations? Introducing... Power BI! In this episode of , explains just what is Power BI and how can it help your business to grow. This is one of those episodes of Techcess that we...
In this episode of Techcess, Mark Riddell explains just what is Power BI and how can it help your business to grow.
This is one of those episodes of Techcess that we love to publish.
Episodes that we know can be something of a 'game changer' for smaller and medium sized businesses who aren't quite so up to date with new technology.
I mean, that's why we're here, after all.
We'd like to think we're keeping you informed! Ha!
The software is cloud based, and it's absolutely free.
At least to start. You can improve functionality and upgrade it to a paid tier but we think most people listening to this episode of Techcess (86) will find the free version just fine.
Power BI is essentially a business intelligence tool developed by Microsoft.
It's part of the Microsoft 365 services, and it allows you to connect various data sources to analyse and visualise your data and share insights with your team.
Some might refer to this as a 'dashboard', which is common use of a spreadsheet.
One really powerful use of Power BI that Mark and our senior team really love is the ability to hone in on specific data points within your business.
For example, you can click on a bar chart to see specific data, or use a map to zoom in on a specific region.
This way, you can easily identify trends and patterns and get insights into your specific business.
"One of the things that we're actually doing here at m3 Networks is we are actually building some Power BI dashboards and incorporating those into a SharePoint site so that our team can see and share data across different departments within the business. Power BI can also automate the creation and distribution of reports. You can set up a report to refresh at a specific time, such as daily or weekly, and send it to specific stakeholders via email or shared through the web portal. This means you don't have to spend time manually updating reports and sending them to different team members, which can be a significant time saver."
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