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Six ways Excel users save time with Power BI

Excel is a powerful and flexible tool for every analytics activity. When Excel is combined with Power BI, the result is a broad set of business analytics and data visualization capabilities. Use Excel and Power BI together to easily gather, shape, analyze, and explore key business data in new ways—all in less time.

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Common foundation means you’re ahead

All the queries, data models, and reports you create in Excel can transfer to a stunning interactive dashboard in Power BI - and you don't need to learn a new application or language saving you time.

Automate your data refresh with one click

When using Schedule Data Refresh, your data sources configured in Power Pivot will be refreshed in the background. When you open your dashboard, the right data will be there—without requiring any action.

Consume and share multiple workbooks in a single view

By connecting your Excel workbooks to Power BI, you can display ranges of data, charts, tables, and more on a Power BI dashboard combined with data from other sources.

Rely on self-service data visualization

With rich, interactive visualizations, and the ability to ask natural language questions, Power BI can extend the power of your Excel data models to your reports. Colleagues of varying ability and experience—even if they're not Excel experts—will understand and benefit from your analysis, even finding insights of their own.

Bring advanced analytics to your models

With the ability to run R scripts and use R-powered custom visuals, Power BI has incorporated advanced custom visualization, modeling, and predictive capabilities for advanced analytics workflows.

Keep the flexibility of the grid

Easily bring data in Power BI back to Excel for ad-hoc analysis. With a single click, connect to your data models directly from Excel to create powerful PivotTables and charts.

Bring your data to life with Power BI Desktop

Microsoft Power BI publisher for Excel

Save snapshots of important PivotTables, charts, cell ranges, and more from all of your Excel spreadsheets to a Power BI web dashboard with just a few clicks.