Cost-effective licensing for enterprise BI

Ease large-scale business intelligence (BI) implementation with flexible capacity pricing and familiar tools. Learn why Microsoft Power BI is the lowest-cost solution across all company sizes tested in this comparative study from Frost & Sullivan.


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Power BI for your enterprise

Tools your organization knows

Employees already use Microsoft products. Reduce your training and support costs by taking advantage of these familiar tools as part of your enterprise BI deployment.

Quick deployment

Lower implementation costs and simplify management. Deploy and manage Power BI the same way as Office 365 and other Microsoft services you run in your organization.

Governance and security—at scale

Keep tabs on your enterprise data. Centrally control how data is accessed and used—even on mobile devices. Set and monitor policies, detect anomalies, and take action.

Unify self-service & enterprise BI

Pixel-perfect paginated reporting, enterprise-scale modeling and self-service BI in one modern platform.

Unified self-service and enterprise BI platform

Technology from SQL Server Reporting Services and SQL Server Analysis Services is part of Power BI. Deliver pixel-perfect paginated reports alongside interactive reports and enable larger data volumes, lifecycle management, and third-party BI tool connectivity in one modern platform.

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Enterprise BI capabilities that fit your budget

Flexible per-user and capacity based licensing means that you can deploy BI to everyone at a cost that fits your IT budget.

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Meeting your unique compliance needs


Deploy Power BI Report Server behind your firewall.

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In the cloud

Trust a compliant solution hosted by Microsoft.

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Where you reside

Rely on offerings with German residency and US Government certifications.

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Business intelligence, your way

IT-managed reporting

Access accurate and reliable reports that are created and centrally managed by IT.

Self-service BI

Easily connect to enterprise data to get the specific insights you need

Embedded analytics

Access analytics from within your current portals and applications for a more efficient workflow.

Watch how to simplify large-scale data analysis

Explore how intuitive Power BI tools and features make complicated data analysis easy with this collection of how-to videos.


Learn more about Power BI

Get started fast with these white papers, videos, webinars, demos, and tutorials.

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How to deploy Power BI
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