3 Easy Steps To Getting Started With Power BI Reports
by Christian Ofori-Boateng on Jun 10, 2018 7:10:00 AM
Getting started with Power BI reports may seem overwhelming. Thankfully, Microsoft Power BI is a powerful business intelligence utility that most business analysts will find quite efficient to use. Power BI includes both a downloadable desktop program and a cloud service, each of which offers different capabilities. You can analyze your business data and create visuals, reports, and dashboards for sharing with your executives and other decision-makers in the company.
1. Shape Your Data
By using Power BI, you can connect with any data source in your organization and collect and analyze data for efficiency. Every organization has its specific needs for data analysis, and power BI allows you to adjust the data to meet your needs. You can choose to connect any or all data sources or a subset depending on your organizational needs. You can also transform the data, such as renaming columns or tables, changing data formats, removing columns or rows, and much more. Connecting and shaping your data builds the foundation for insightful analysis.
2. Build Reports
After you have connected to your data source and transformed your data according to your needs, you can start to build power BI reports for sharing with the decision makers and vendors. There are various tasks that a business analyst can perform to visualize and create power BI reports. In addition, you can create power BI dashboards for displaying your business data in various formats and consumption within different departments within your company. For instance, charts are great for numbers, but you can also create custom visuals.
3. Improve Efficiency with PBRS
ChristianSteven Software has developed PBRS (Power BI Reports Scheduler) which is a tool that saves you time and money by helping you automate a lot of the tasks around Power BI reporting. You can schedule an automated run and distribution of power BI reports in various formats. You can either schedule a single report or a package of reports as needed for your business.
You can download PBRS for a free 30-day trial, which includes free setup, basic training, and free technical support. User documentation and FAQs for PBRS are available online and make it quite easy for you to utilize it in your business intelligence reporting.
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