How Power BI works
Offering data preparation and discovery, interactive dashboards and rich visualisation’s in one solution, Power BI is the ideal tool for your business intelligence. Here is how it works in Power BI:
Data collection and transformation from multiple sources – Business intelligence tools like Power BI use the extract, transform, and load (ETL) method to aggregate structured and unstructured data from multiple sources. This data is then transformed and remodeled before being stored in a central location. Applications can then easily analyse and query it as one comprehensive data set.
Uncover trends and inconsistencies – Data mining, or data discovery, uses automation to analyse data to find patterns and inconsistencies. These then provide insight into the current state of business. BI tools often feature several types of data modeling and analytics—including exploratory, descriptive, statistical, and predictive—that further explore data, predict trends, and make recommendations.
Reporting – With your data collated, Power BI then makes it incredibly easy to bring everything together into one place. From comprehensive dashboards to sales and supply chain reports, you have greater visibility in your reporting efforts.