Discover hidden insights to empower business performance (part 1)

As the world connects with an increasing number of devices, we see plenty of opportunities to gain new insights and make agile business decisions as the world produces an average of 2.5 quintillion bytes of data daily. The key question here is how do you ensure you can gather, analyse, and present your data that may be stored in various systems or files in effective ways?

TRANSFORM YOUR KPI INTO VISUAL REPORTS

With the introduction of Business Intelligence (BI) analytics, you can optimise time and effort to get better control of your data, helping to drive critical insights that power better decision-making. By turning your data into easy-to-understand visuals within minutes, BI holds the new standard in managing different data systems to understand what is going on with your business. Solutions such as Microsoft Power BI bring innovative ways to help many organisations to create a data-driven culture across every level of their business to be confident about applying analytics, reduce unnecessary bottlenecks and complexities, without compromising on security.

  • It can natively connect to hundreds of different data sources to deliver valuable insights within minutes
  • Easy to use even for non-technical users that scales according to the organisation’s requirements
  • Flexible to grow and adapt with prebuilt advanced data governance and security features
  • Drives actionable insights to help organisations control and manage the ways they use data within various operations

In this blog, we explore the first 2 features of what Power BI can do for you:

EASE OF USE

At its core, Power BI is user-friendly. It caters to everyone within an organisation, so they can benefit from intelligent, data-driven analysis regardless of their skill level. One of its main talking points is how effortless it is to connect Power BI to a data source and immediately start using the drag-and-drop menu to build stunning visualisations. Easily transform tedious rows of information into standardised or customised graphs. The converted data could be combined quickly with a custom dashboard with just a few clicks. You can create several dashboards for managing different aspects of your organisation and share them depending on requirements to drive efficiency and high-level decision-making.

One of the most exciting features is its ability to interpret queries phrased in natural language, such as “What were the sales numbers for last quarter?” Power BI automatically selects the corresponding data and choose the appropriate visualisation to depict it. You can also operationalise by refining and expanding the question further. Power BI also populates the mobile app with your dashboards, and you can set proactive notifications to alert users (including yourself) when specific data points reach a certain mark – irrespective of where you are. You can annotate and send data through text, email, or the app itself, thus giving you further control wherever you go.

SHARING AND COLLABORATION

Power BI simplifies connecting to hundreds of data sources, apps, and services within an organisation including SQL Server, Azure, SAP Hana, Office 365, Microsoft Dynamics, Adobe Analytics, and Salesforce to ensure everyone can access them in one place.

This makes sharing and collaborating seamless. In the modern workplace where teams consist of remote, in office, and hybrid workers – you can also create app workspaces to let your colleagues work together on a collection of dashboards and reports while removing any information that users may not be authorised to view when circumstances change.

KEEN TO LEARN MORE?

Discover how you can create reports, collaborate, and administrate business intelligence across your organisation to improve productivity, make better and faster decisions. See how we have helped our client to centralise multi-layered complex data sources within a critical time frame. If you like to find out more, contact us today for a discovery call.

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