Why Power BI

Explore the top reasons organizations choose Power BI to meet their self-service and enterprise business intelligence (BI) needs.

Why Power BI

Explore the top reasons organizations choose Power BI to meet their self-service and enterprise business intelligence (BI) needs.

Rely on one of the largest and fastest growing business intelligence clouds

Create and share interactive data visualizations across global datacenters, including national clouds to meet your compliance and regulation needs.

Trust over a decade of industry leadership

For 12 consecutive years, Gartner has named Microsoft as a Magic Quadrant Leader among analytics and business intelligence platforms.

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Put BI in everyone’s hands—economically

Because Power BI Desktop is free to use and Power BI Pro is available for a low monthly price per user, you can cost-effectively offer everyone BI and analytics capabilities to drive a data culture across your org.

Get rapid, user-driven innovation

Receive weekly and monthly updates that improve Power BI features and capabilities—based on thousands of ideas submitted annually from a community of more than half a million members worldwide.

Unify self-service and enterprise analytics

Meet both your self-service and enterprise data analytics needs on a single platform. Access powerful semantic models, an application lifecycle management (ALM) toolkit, an open connectivity framework, and fixed-layout, pixel-perfect paginated reports.

Accelerate big data prep with Azure

Simplify how you analyze and share large volumes of data. By using a no-limits Azure data lake, you’ll reduce the time it takes to get insights and increase collaboration between business analysts, data engineers, and data scientists.

Find answers fast with industry-leading AI

Take advantage of the latest advances in Microsoft AI to help non-data scientists prepare data, build machine learning models, and find insights quickly from both structured and unstructured data, including text and images.

Get unparalleled Excel integration

Anyone who’s familiar with Office 365 can easily connect Excel queries, data models, and reports to Power BI Dashboards—helping to quickly gather, analyze, publish, and share Excel business data in new ways.

Turn insights into action

Go from data to insights and insights to action with the Microsoft Power Platform—combining Power BI with PowerApps and Microsoft Flow to easily build business applications and automate workflows.

Stream analytics in real time

Know what’s happening now, not just in the past. From factory sensors to social media sources, get access to real-time analytics so you’re always ready to make timely decisions.

Create data dashboards and visualizations in minutes