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Learning Microsoft Power BI to improve productivity & efficiency for your small business.

Updated: Jun 22, 2023

Microsoft Power BI is a suite of Business Intelligence (so you can see where the BI came from) that collates and visualises data with streamlined publication and distribution services, perfect for any workplace reporting. Level up your analysis with Power Bi’s unique platform designed to help your business visualise and analyse data with greater speed, efficiency and understanding.

Your small business can greatly benefit from implementing such software that makes collaboration for your teams streamlined and effective, no matter where they are working from.

There are 3 main versions of Power BI suitable for small businesses:

Power BI service - A secure Microsoft hosted cloud service that lets its users view dashboards, reports, and Power BI apps on their devices.

Power BI Desktop - A free, self-service data analysis and reporting tool that you install on a Windows computer, with up to 70 users per premises.

Power BI Pro - Power BI Pro is cloud-based software that comes with a monthly fee per user. The biggest difference between Power BI Desktop and Power BI Pro is the ability to collaborate with other Power BI users.

PowerBi is the perfect tool to empower employees with the freedom to build memorable reports, track KPIs and optimise business intelligence with intuitive, user-friendly dashboards. Data can sometimes be overwhelming and hard to share, but PowerBi helps to make it digestible, with the ability to collaborate with colleagues and across different platforms, including mobile devices and tablets.

We have collated our top reasons why you should implement and learn PowerBi in order to improve your productivity and reporting capabilities.

Easy set up - Power BI is easy to implement and start using straight away with some basic training. It also links to many of your other standard workplace software such as Salesforce and Google Analytics. With the integration into your business being easy and efficient, you will have more time and energy to put into our Power BI training course and really learn how to utilise all the features.

Real time data - All dashboards update in real-time as new data is uploaded and fed in, meaning that users have the ability to solve problems and identify opportunities quickly, no matter whether they are viewing on their desktop or mobile app. This is perfect for ensuring that everyone’s views are aligned and well informed, for smooth business decision making.

Streamlined data sharing -Instead of having to email large spreadsheets or uploading them to shared drives, analysts or other team members can upload reports and data visualisations into Power BI. Team members can create data graphics and export visualisations to other platforms such as Microsoft Powerpoint. Great features, designed to make collaborating on end of month reports or planning forecasts for the upcoming quarter easy.

Ask questions about your data - Power BI uses a Q & A feature that allows you to ask data-specific questions and use search interfaces to find out information like “what were the sales for [area] by quarter”.

F1 Computer Services offers an introduction to Power Bi course, perfect for users who have just implemented the software for their teams or want to train up their colleagues on how to best benefit from being able to visualise their data. We offer face to face or virtual courses to best suit you and your business. Contact us today to find out more about our personalised courses and how we can help your business.



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