Revolutionary Impact of Power BI on Business Intelligence

 Revolutionary Impact of Power BI on Business Intelligence

Being a fast-paced and powerful data visualization platform, MS Power BI has made business intelligence a simplified process. Microsoft Business Analytics services enable bringing raw data from disparate data sources such as desktops or spreadsheets to cloud-based data. Power BI is quick, scalable, easy, and enterprise-grade due to its simplicity, quick learning, and minimal training requirements. This makes it equally useable and beneficial to non-technical users for visual data analysis and data sharing. With MS Power BI, real-time analytics, detailed data modeling, and custom development have become much easier and more efficient to perform. As a result, it comes with no surprise that Power BI has topped the Gartner’s Magic Quadrant Leadership list consecutively for 6 years.

In this blog post, we will discuss the revolutionary impact that Power BI has brought to the world of business intelligence. But, first, let’s have a closer look at Power BI and its main features.

What MS Power BI Is Made Up of?

Business Analytics Service consists of Power BI Desktop, an online SaaS software service named the Power BI Service, a Windows Desktop, and Mobile Power Bi applications for iOS, Windows, and powerful Data Visualization for Android devices.

Three components i.e. Power BI Desktop, Mobile Apps, and the Service are all designed to enable users to produce and exchange business insights for informed business decision making. Also, there is another element, that is called Power BI Server. This helps you publish Power BI reports on an on-site server, after there are created on Power BI Desktop.

Core Features of Microsoft Power BI

  • Power BI supports hybrid deployment, which helps BI tools to link to various data sources and allow data analytics to be applied automatically to the information by using the ‘Quick Insight’ features, which are responsible for creating data subsets.
  • Power Query enables data to be transformed and incorporated into Power BI Web Service. The information can also be shared through several data models and users, for improved data visualization.
  • The data visualization model of Power BI is capable of adjusting the appearance of the personalization/customization function and also allows importing new customization tools to the platform.
  • Power BI Dashboard can be incorporated into different other software simply by using APIs.
  • Complex data models of Power BI can be used to break data into different diagrams, for instant modeling view, etc. Also, the common properties can be viewed, set, and modified as per requirements.
  • Integration of virtual assistants such as ‘Cortana’ also enables users to input data orally, simply by using their natural language. This makes data search even easier.

What Revolutionary Impact Power BI Could Bring to Your Business?

As a whole, the business intelligence (BI) tool incredibly enables you to link various data sources, while cleaning it up and also converting them into visually attractive and easy-to-understand data visualizations, graphics, and data models (charts, maps, graphs, etc.). You can also share it with other Power BI users within your company.

What Are the Incredible Benefits of Power BI?

  • Licensing costs to Power BI are fair, which makes your investments completely worthy of using this data visualization tool.
  • Leaning Power BI is also very quick if you are familiar with Power Query, Excel, and Power Pivot.
  • There is amazing assistance always present in terms of exercise and tips, as the Power BI is operated and managed by Microsoft. Hence, you can always learn through the platform or from the Power BI community.
  • Easy and simple data sharing is available across all common platforms such as Android, Windows, and iOS.

However, how every aspect of MS Power BI is used by you is significantly dependent on your role and accessibility level within your project or team. For instance, you might be using Power BI within your organization and getting access to business reports; but a business report made within your company would be using the tool more extensively to generate reports. Likewise, another colleague may be involved in using Power BI Mobile Phone App for tracking sales quota progress or filling in new information regarding sales leads. In order to embed reports and dashboards into custom apps; or to drive data into databases, Power BI Developers may also use Power BI APIs.

How Does MS Power BI Work for Great Visualization?

  • Power BI is a business intelligence platform used to create business reports and link disparate data sources together.
  • Reports can be released to Power BI Services from Power BI Desktop and can be exchanged for drawing insights and accessed by the end-users through Power BI Services or their mobile devices.

However, when using Power BI, there are some downsides of the tool as well, and we would be biased if we won’t tell you that.

  • So, when using the Power BI data model, the Power BI Developer needs to define protection permissions in detail; otherwise, the data model will be applied to all the data users at your Power BI Service.
  • A Power BI user can only develop and personalize his dashboard and not the dashboard of the devices on which you are using the service.
  • Although multiple datasets can be constructed on Power BI, there is a limit of 1GB to each dataset and also the number of data records that can be generated on Power BI is 100,000.
  • Dashboards and reports can only be shared by users that are using the same email domains.


Despite these minor shortcomings, Power BI is still a very strong tool for business intelligence and it is not easy to get replaced from the data visualization environment. In the business intelligence world, it is the revolutionary impact of Power BI which enable us to link thousands of data sources easily and make boring data sets into lively, attractive, and appealing, Power BI reports, dashboard, and insights.

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