The spreadsheet has been around since the 1990’s and has pretty much revolutionized the business world’s capabilities to work with and analyze data. However in recent years new technologies such as Microsoft’s Power BI have fundamentally changed how we work with, understand and interpret our data. The mighty spreadsheet is an incredible tool. It easily digests data – spitting out new calculations with ease. However creating the calculations and tables takes time. The business user diligently enters rows and columns of data and creating new formulas – all taking a lot of time. If you want to see the data from a new perspective; you have to create a new table and populate – all taking valuable time.
Power BI is Microsoft’s latest Business Intelligence technology. Power BI makes it easy to create new reports, visualizations and dashboards. Instead of having to create tables of data or huge number of formulas like you do in spreadsheets; Power BI uses a drag and drop interface to easily construct tables and graphs in seconds. Power BI also includes new filtering and highlighting technologies that creates interactions and relationships easily – allowing the user to get new insight and intelligence.
So if you have exhausted the capabilities of the spreadsheet and you want to bring a new dimension to your reports and dashboards try out Power BI today www.powerbi.com. If you are interested in improving your Power BI and Excel skills visit us atwww.powerbicollege.com.