POWER BI is a data analysis tool [ Software] which can help us to analyze the data in the lightening speed.
As the complexities of the businesses are increasing day by day, so is the number of data from various inputs, which are required to make the correct business decisions. In such a VOCA world, we can’t rely on any one or two inputs .
So, for such a scenario , we are in requirement of such a tool which can help us to get the data from various sources and analyze it in realtime.
The solution is POWER BI.
POWER BI has the options of cleaning the data immediately, visualizing it through various kinds of charts and publishing it [ sending ] through the online channel to various users which can use the reports for their business decisions.
THE POWER BI TOOL IS KIND OF A ANALYSIS CENTER WHERE THE DATA COMES THROUGH THE CONNECTIONS FROM VARIOUS SOURCES WHICH CAN BE A DATA BASE, EXCEL FILE, WEB AND N TYPE OF OTHER OPTIONS, DATA IS CLEANED, THE VISUALIZATIONS OR DASHBOARDS ARE MADE FOR THE ANALYSIS AND THE REPORT IS SHARED THROUGH OUTPUT TO POWER BI SERVICE WHICH CAN BE USED BY N USERS THROUGH MOBILE OR DESKTOP.
In this article we would go through the introduction of the POWER BI tool, its parts, its installation and its familiarization to the new users.
POWER BI system can be divided mainly into three parts.
The great thing is that POWER BI is free to download for the WINDOWS 10.
It can be downloaded from the official page of POWER BI.
Here is the direct link to download POWER BI for DESKTOP.
It is always very important we get to know the essential theory before we start our first project in POWER BI.
In the continuation, let us understand a few terms which are going to be used a lot while we learn to use POWER BI.
POWER BI is not a very big software but whatever it does is quite awesome and it makes our job quite easy especially creating the visual reports. Let us get acquainted with some terms which are quite important.
DATASET- It is simply the data behind the visualization or chart or map . The data can be a table which is taken from the simple excel file, or it can be database table or it can be a collection of the data being fetched from various resources.
Let us enlist a few important points about the datasets.
VISUALIZATION- Visualizations are the visual aids which help us to make wise business decisions. These can be CHARTS, MAPS or any other visual aid.
REPORTS : Report is a collection of the different visualizations. After we have created the visuals, we arrange them as a report.
DASHBOARDS:Dashboards are a single page representation of the chosen visuals or graphics which convey the information as per the requirements. It can be shared using the power bi service[ The service to share the and can be used by many to get the required information.
WE ARE GETTING THE RELEVANT DATA FROM THE VARIOUS SOURCES, FILTERING THE USEFUL DATA, CREATING VISUALIZATIONS AND SHARING THE DASHBOARDS AND REPORTS IN POWER BI.
Out of the three parts of POWER BI SYSTEM which were POWER BI for desktop, POWER BI service and POWER BI APPS, we’ll focus now on the POWER BI SERVICE.
POWER BI service is the online portion of power bi cluster which publishes our report and make it visible to other power bi consumers [ users ].
But in addition to this, it has apps too. Apps are ready to use power bi dashboards which we can download and use for our reporting.
POWER BI SERVICES is just like an account which needs to be signed up and only after that we can make use of this.
APPS IN POWER BI SERVICE ARE THE SIMPLE READY TO USE DASHBOARDS. JUST PUT THE DATA AND THE DASHBOARDS ARE READY TO GO.
SIGNING UP POWER BI SERVICE.:
The signing up is easy and step wise step process.
Follow the step wise step process to sign up for the POWER BI SERVICE.
Although the process is quite simple and self elanatory,
A few important points are here while signing up:
Summarizing the POWER BI SERVICE tool,
The third part of the POWER BI CLUSTER is the POWER BI MOBILE APPS.
We can download the mobile apps from the APP STORE.
FOLLOW THE STEPS TO DOWNLOAD POWER BI MOBILE APP IN ANDROID.
Summarizing the POWER BI SERVICE tool,
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