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A typical company is overflowing with information. Emerging technologies have altered how we deal with available data and introduced new methods for determining and comprehending business trends. Information availability carries with it both benefits and challenges.
So let’s start with fundamentals. What is Power BI?
Power BI is a business analytics service by Microsoft. It aims to provide interactive visualizations and business intelligence capabilities with an interface simple enough for end users to create their own reports and dashboards. It is part of the Microsoft Power Platform. Microsoft Power BI has been named a Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics and BI Platform. Microsoft Power BI has helped over 250,000 organizations including whopping 97 percent of Fortune 500 companies to drive a data culture. The core of Power BI is about amazing data exploration experiences that are AI powered. AI teams at Microsoft to take these advances and create experiences focused on business users and business outcomes. Power BI today has a comprehensive set of industry leading AI capabilities natively built into Power BI. With Addend Analytics and Microsoft Power BI partnership, this perfect combination can help you to take from Insights from action!
What is Power BI?
In this blog, we will list down 10 exclusive advanced analytics features that can actually create a real difference for the company of any size.
Advanced Analytics is the autonomous or semi-autonomous analysis of data or material utilising complex techniques and tools that are often beyond those used in traditional business intelligence (BI) to uncover deeper insights, make forecasts, or produce recommendations.
Microsoft Power BI provides powerful analytics to assist users in gaining valuable insights, transforming data into breakthroughs, and resolving business problems. Power BI’s advanced analytics allows business users to track important performance metrics in real time. It assists the company in determining which indicators lead to more opportunities and success. Power BI creates stunning, interactive dashboards with sophisticated data management solutions. It identifies data patterns using data mining and BI systems, and it offers a number of capabilities that assist advanced analytics.
Continue reading to learn more about Power BI’s 10 most intriguing, advanced analytics features:
1. Quick Insights
This Microsoft Power Bi Tool was created in collaboration with Microsoft Research and is based on a growing set of powerful analytical algorithms. This gives the user a fresh and straightforward approach to look for business data insights. Using complex algorithms, a user can uncover intriguing insights from various subsets of the data set. Quick Insights allows users to have improved visibility to data insights in a short period of time with only one click.
2. Ask a Question
This option allows the user to include a ‘question’ button in the report. This enables the user to perform random analysis while creating or reading a report. This function allows you to ask a question in plain English (natural language).
3. Integration with R
A user can run R scripts in Power BI via the R connector. The data sets that result can then be imported into a Power BI data model.
4. Intelligent App Suggestions
This feature’s advanced approach allows users to rank their apps based on popularity, relevancy, substance, and user reviews.
5. Integration of Azure Machine Learning
Users may now visualise the results of Machine Learning algorithms by simply dragging, dropping, and linking data modules thanks to the integration of Machine Learning in Power BI.
6. Data Shaping with R
The integration of R in the Power Query editor allows users to execute data purification and then data shaping and advanced analytics of the data set with only a few clicks.
7. Segmentation & Cohort analysis
It’s one of the most basic but effective approaches to investigate the link between data sets. It mixes or breaks down many data sets into a single meaningful cluster. It then compares the clusters to see if there are any relevant connections between the data sets. The function also aids in the development of a hypothesis based on the available business data or determining the need for further study. Power BI capabilities like clustering, grouping, and binning help speed up the process.
8. Data Analysis Expression
DAX, or Data Analysis Expression, is a programming language that allows you to extract one or more values from a data collection by combining numerous data sets with the present data. It’s essentially a collection of functions that perform calculations using formulas and expressions. It’s similar to Microsoft Excel, except without the numbers and rows. DAX reports are simple to comprehend and create.
9. Integration with Microsoft Azure Stream Analytics
Users may acquire real-time data by combining Power BI with Azure Machine Learning and Azure Stream Analytics. Stream Analytics allows you to shape and mix various data types. Predictive intelligence is enabled by this strong combination, allowing business users to take proactive action.
10. Data Visualization in Power BI
Power BI allows users to have a deeper understanding of their data and discover business insights in real time. It offers a wide range of pre-built visualisations, as well as the ability to customise current ones or select from an ever-growing list of in-built visualisations in the community gallery.
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Power BI’s powerful analytics features enable business users to analyse data and distribute insights across the organisation at all levels. Through accessible and interactive dashboards, Power BI provides an end-to-end view of essential metrics and key performance indicators, all in real-time and in one place.
Are you interested in learning more about these and other Power BI features? Addend Analytics, in collaboration with Microsoft, is delivering a two-week Power BI Proof of Concept (PoC) that will use your data and industry best practises to illustrate Power BI’s potential. Here is where you may fill the form and contact us.