What is Power BI?

Power BI is a unified, scalable platform for self-service and enterprise business intelligence (BI). Connect to and visualise any data, and seamlessly infuse the visuals into the apps you use every day.

Bridge the gap between data and decision making

Create amazing data experiences

Easily connect to, model, and visualise your data, creating memorable reports personalised with your KPIs and brand. Get fast, AI-powered answers to your business questions—even when asking with conversational language.

Gain insight from your largest BI deployments

Make the most of your big data investments by connecting to all your data sources with the scale to analyse, share, and promote insights across your organisation while maintaining data accuracy, consistency, and security.

Make decisions with confidence

Work together easily on the same data, collaborate on reports, and share insights across popular Microsoft Office applications such as Microsoft Teams and Excel. Empower everyone in your organisation to quickly make data-driven decisions that drive strategic actions.

Optimise your business intelligence with trusted Microsoft technologies

End-to-end data protection

Better protect your data across Power BI reports, dashboards, and datasets. Persistent protection keeps working even when shared outside your organisation or exported to other formats such as Excel, PowerPoint, and PDF.

Better together

When you use Power BI with Azure and Microsoft 365, you extract maximum value from your technology and your data. Because Power BI interoperates with the Microsoft technology you already trust, you can use your data productively.

Extensive data connectors

Get a complete picture for data-driven decision making with a growing library of 500+ free connectors. Connect directly to hundreds of on-premises and cloud data sources such as Dynamics 365, Azure SQL Database, Salesforce, Excel, and SharePoint.

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Watch Power BI in action

See how easy it is to create reports, collaborate on dashboards, and share insights—inside and outside your organisation—with user-friendly tools for self-service and enterprise BI.

See what independent research firms are saying

Microsoft was positioned highest in Ability to Execute and furthest in Completeness of Vision in the April 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms1.

Learn why Microsoft received the highest score of any supplier in the strategy category in The Forrester Wave™: Augmented Business Intelligence Platforms, Q2 2023.

See results from Power BI customers

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The flexibility in which a user can interact with their data in Power BI has proven to be a critical enabler of our finance transformation process."

Patrick Keehn
Senior Product Manager, Finance Data & Analytics, Walmart

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It’s not just about passing information one way. It’s about seeking solutions to problems you may not think you actually had.”

Gitin Chavda
Regional Director, Ingeus

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The Power BI dashboard is a game-changer for us. It enables self-service for our CFO for overseeing the business, and also to present financials in real time to stakeholders, such as the board.”

Matthias Eisenack
Portfolio Manager Corporate Controlling, Bayer

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We wanted a complete solution with the control, openness, and flexibility to tune it to our detailed needs and differentiate ourselves from virtual assistants in the market, and we found that in Power Virtual Assistants."

Chris den Arend
Solution Architect, Rabobank

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We are seeing significant benefits. In a matter of months, we measure about £8m financial benefit across the organisation. And it’s only going to grow as more people and teams develop.”

Rashitha Jayasekara
Chief Digital Manufacturing, Rolls-Royce

Choose Power BI for self-service and enterprise business intelligence

Begin creating

Get everything you need to create and save unlimited interactive reports—free—with Power BI Desktop.

Share and collaborate

Use Power BI in the cloud for easy report sharing and collaboration through professional and premium versions.

Work on the go

Get Power BI Mobile, a free app for Android, iOS, and Windows, to view and collaborate on reports and visualisations anywhere.

Get started with Power BI

1Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms, Kurt Schlegel, Julian Sun, and 8 more, 5 April 2023.

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