What decision-maker wouldn’t love to open a browser window—or smartphone app—and get a real-time look at the health of their business? Then, going a step further, be able to go from big-picture-to-granular insights in just a few clicks? And then, taking it to the next step, share this fresh information (in stunning visualizations) with other stakeholders?
We know that today, most decision-makers want this capability. They want personalized, flexible, and interactive access to their business data. That’s exactly why more of our clients are asking us to transform their business intelligence experience with Microsoft’s cloud-based Power BI software. Here’s a closer look at what makes this such a powerful tool:
1. It Grows with You
As we said in Is Power BI For You?, no matter the size of your company, “Power BI is a product that is as powerful as the imagination.” This holds true for even the smallest companies—because growth is on their agenda, and any number of opportunities could appear around the next corner.
Power BI is affordable and scalable, the perfect combination for organizations whose BI needs evolve over time as they geographically expand, add headcount, enter new markets, adopt new business technology, and more. In Power BI, companies can start by analyzing basic information and move on, when they’re ready, to more customized reporting.
2. There’s No Reason to Play the Waiting Game Anymore
Simply put, decision-makers have spent enough time waiting on their reports to run. With today’s cloud-based business systems, data management is a relative breeze. Gone are the days when the IT department was tasked with running extensive, time-consuming reports. There’s no need to rely on traditional spreadsheet tools (and all of their manual cutting, pasting, and formula-making-and-breaking), either, especially since Power BI integrates all the data that’s required for crunching.
On that note, Are Data Silos Creating a Big Data Problem for Your Company?
3. Dashboarding is So Personalized
Thanks to consumer apps and an increasing number of business apps, today’s software users are getting accustomed to user-friendly interfaces and functionality that delivers a delightful customer experience. Power BI is designed for users to customize—personalize—their dashboards, visualizations, and any number of settings to ensure the software works the way they need it to work, any time, and on any device.
Get more insights in Dashboards Elegantly Reveal The Truth Behind Your Data.
4. Decision-Makers Need 24/7 Access to Insights
Today’s workforce is on-the-go. Trends point to an increase in the number of employees working remotely, or working flexible schedules. Employees are certainly using mobile devices that allow them to access their data and software—including Power BI—from anywhere. Explore these 5 Mobile Office Productivity Statistics You Need to Know.
Decision-makers may be working from the office in the morning and at a client’s office in the afternoon. They might check in on a metric or need to collaborate with a coworker while sitting at a coffee shop or at their living room table. If they don’t use software that’s as flexible and mobile as they are…how well will it perform for them?
5. MIBAR Makes it Easy
For companies considering implementing a powerful, cloud-based business intelligence tool like Power BI, it’s important to work with a technology partner who understands their organizational needs, computing environment, business goals, user base, and, of course, the software they’re introducing. Taking it on without a partner’s support can lead to missed opportunities, dashed expectations, and software that isn’t useful to the people who need it most. At MIBAR, we make the implementation process as streamlined as possible so clients can use their Power BI software effectively and receive value quickly.
For insights into how a partner can help, read Survey Reveals SaaS Implementation Secrets—and Partners’ Role in Success.
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Additional resources you may find helpful:
Why Data Visualization is a Necessity for Modern Businesses
A Look Inside the Evolution of the Self-Service BI Trend