About the samples

Want to try the Power BI service with industry-specific sample data?  

Note:

These samples are for use in the Power BI service...not Power BI Desktop.

Microsoft has created sample content for you to use with Power BI. Each of these samples is available as a content pack and as a separate Excel workbook. A content pack is a type of sample where the dataset is bundled with a dashboard and/or report. The sample content packs are available from within Power BI service, using Get Data.

The Excel workbooks that were used to create the content packs can be downloaded as a zip file or individually. Advanced users may want to download the Excel workbooks to explore or edit the data models.

Available samples

The following samples are available for the Power BI service. The samples use real data from obviEnce (www.obvience.com) that has been anonymized.

Tip:

To learn how to connect to the samples, see Tutorial: Using the sample content packs.

Customer Profitability sample

This industry sample dashboard and underlying dataset and report analyze a CFO's key metrics for her executives, products, and customers. You can investigate what factors impact the company's profitability.

Human Resources sample

This industry sample dashboard and underlying dataset and report focus on the hiring strategy for a company by analyzing new hires, active employees, and employees who've left.  By exploring the data, you can find trends in voluntary separations and biases in the hiring strategy.

IT Spend Analysis sample

In this industry sample dashboard and underlying dataset and report, we analyze the planned vs. actual costs of the IT department of a company. This comparison helps us understand how well the company planned for the year and investigate areas with huge deviations from the plan. The company in this example goes through a yearly planning cycle, and then quarterly it produces a new Latest Estimate (LE) to help analyze changes in IT spend over the fiscal year.

Opportunity Analysis sample

This industry sample dashboard and underlying dataset and report explore a software company's sales channel. Sales managers monitor their direct and partner sales channels by tracking opportunities and revenue by region, deal size, and channel.

Procurement Analysis sample

This industry sample dashboard and underlying dataset and report analyze a CFO's key metrics for her executives, products, and customers. You can investigate what factors impact the company's profitability

Retail Analysis sample

This industry sample dashboard and underlying dataset and report analyze retail sales data of items sold across multiple stores and districts. The metrics compare this year's performance to last year's in these areas: sales, units, gross margin, and variance, as well as new store analysis.

Sales and Marketing sample

This industry sample dashboard and underlying dataset and report analyze a manufacturing company, VanArsdel Ltd. It allows the Chief Marketing Officer to watch the industry and the market share for VanArsdel.  By exploring the sample, you can find the company's market share, product volume, sales, and sentiment.

Supplier Quality sample

This industry sample dashboard and underlying dataset and report focus on one of the typical supply chain challenges — supplier quality analysis. Two primary metrics are at play in this analysis: total number of defects and the total downtime that these defects caused. This sample has two main objectives: understand who the best and worst suppliers are, with respect to quality, and identify which plants do a better job finding and rejecting defects, to minimize downtime.