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.


Get to know Power BI

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.

Explore Power BI

Discover how to turn insights into action and create amazing data experiences in this comprehensive guide to Power BI.

See what independent research firms are saying

Microsoft was positioned highest in ability to execute and furthest in completeness of vision in the March 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms.

Read how organisations drive revenue, cost savings, and productivity in The Total Economic Impact™ of Microsoft Power BI, a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting.

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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We are going in the direction of retiring OBIEE reporting. Our choice is to replace it with Power BI. Having datasets in Azure made it easier to start pivoting in that direction."

David Dvorak
Lead Technology Architect, Cerner

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Ever since we’ve had Power BI here at Cummins, we’ve been very popular. Everyone likes Power BI, and everyone wants Power BI."

Shakir Syed
Enterprise BI Reporting and Analytics Leader, Cummins

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Power BI helps make citizen data scientists out of anyone who wishes to be one."

Ziyaad Valli
Lead Analytics Engineer

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With Power BI, you don’t have to be a data scientist to create a decent dashboard that quickly answers questions. When more employees can access actionable information, there’s an increase in better decision making."

Steve Fernandez
Global Chief Technology Officer, L’Oréal

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.

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