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How Microsoft Dynamics Users Bring Data to Life with Power BI

Power BI is no longer a buzzword. Since its induction almost two years ago, a lot of information has been flying around about what it is, and more importantly, how you can use it to get robust data visualizations from Microsoft Dynamics.

What is Power BI?

As a business analytics service, Power BI provides interactive visualizations, allowing users to create and share impressive dashboards that highlight business performance and trends.

In understanding what it is, it’s also key to understand what it is not. Power BI is not a financial reporting solution. It’s also not a data warehouse.

Of course, at the heart of Power BI is your business data, and that is where a lot of the confusion comes in. Where does the data come from and how do you get it? Power BI has the capability to pull from virtually unlimited sources of data. The catch is, connecting to each source individually and using independent data modeling and queries by user can prohibit even the most eager data and report enthusiast from actually using Power BI.

How can I get the most out of it?

In order to effectively use Power BI for corporate analytics, you need a governed, organized, consolidated data source to connect to. This is where the true magic in Power BI can be realized. By having a business intelligence platform that is built for your Microsoft Dynamics ERP solution and includes the flexibility to seamlessly integrate with other data sources, users can quickly and easily pull what they need into Power BI.

Many companies run into obstacles when they’re getting up and running with Power BI because they are blindsided by the time and complexity required to pull and organize the data for a single dashboard.  Luckily with a business intelligence solution, such as Jet Analytics, you can make Power BI easy by connecting it to a data warehouse that is specifically designed for getting the information from all your data sources in one place, without complicated data models and individual data models.

Not only will you obtain a fast way to leverage dashboards, you will also gain a flexible, real-time financial reporting tool embedded inside of Excel which will reduce the time it takes to get accurate and controlled data by 80%. In less than 5 minutes, you can begin using Power BI to see your business information through powerful visuals, quickly add your own KPI’s, and emphasize your strategic advantage.

With business intelligence solutions, such as Jet Analytics, that are built for your Microsoft Dynamics database to work directly out-of-the-box, you can make Power BI work better in regards to both cost and scalability. Try our free, interactive preview to discover how Jet can be the engine behind your Power BI investment and download our brochure to learn more about How Jet Analytics Powers Power BI.