Power BI is an amazing business intelligence tool for decision makers. It helps them to clearly see the data insights and make confident decisions. So, how can you leverage Power BI and get into a storytelling mode? Here are the steps you should take.
Quick Tips to go the Storytelling Way
1) Build Your Dream Dashboard
Business decision makers appreciate clear and concise reporting that quickly tells a company’s informational stories. And, data analysts appreciate a comprehensive, visual dashboard that can clearly organize information in one multi-functional place. Power BI comes with live dashboards and rich visualizations of data that live on a free-form drag-and-drop canvas. Also, it helps to fully support the data visualization needs of any member of your organisations.
It only takes a few seconds to get started illustrating and monitoring data on a Microsoft Power BI dashboard. And, you can begin with out-of-the-box configurations for services like Microsoft Excel, Google Analytics, Salesforce and Microsoft Dynamics. Also, you can create multiple dashboards to serve up different facets of your data first.
2) Harness the Power of Cloud-Based BI
Businesses looking to increase productivity, foster collaboration or bolster operational efficiency and reduce costs can benefit from an agile, cloud-based BI solution that delivers advanced analytics. Besides, users can connect to real-time data since Power BI runs on the Microsoft Azure Cloud. In turn, they can improve and accelerate collaboration, communication and decision making.
Cloud-based business solutions provide a platform for constant innovation and real-time updates. So, you can have complete confidence in the accuracy and efficacy of the technology fueling your dashboards. Also, cloud-based BI powers a 360° view of your business units. And, everyone in your organization can connect to hundreds of data sources, analyze, communicate and act.
3) Connect the Data that Matters
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Microsoft Power BI allows you to easily connect and aggregate data from a variety of sources. Moreover you can connect from inside your organization or in conjunction with the third-party providers your business utilizes. Likewise, you can incorporate the sources that matter most to your data story to clearly present the bigger picture.
4) Take Visualizations with you Everywhere
Stay connected to your data and easily share insights at offsite meetings and spontaneous brainstorms with the Microsoft Power BI app. For this purpose, you can download the app on your Android or iOS smartphone or tablet. Further, you can view and modify the dashboards and reports anywhere. Besides, you can take advantage of a touch-optimized experience and real-time alerts that you can fully customize.
5) Easily Collaborate to Get the Best Results
Getting feedback on your visualizations is an important part of conveying your data’s message. In the same way, Power BI makes it easy to experience data in the best way possible.
Use the Microsoft Power BI mobile app to easily collaborate with co-workers and generate meaningful reports and dashboards, annotate on-the-go, build internal and client-facing apps or publish to the web to interact with a greater audience.
6) Customize your Content
Write custom visuals in TypeScript for use within the Power BI reports that fuel your dashboards. Use the Power BI API to push data into a dataset and update the data on your dashboard and visual reports. Get creative with your data integrations on a flexible platform that’s open to experimentation.
An important part of storytelling, even with data, is being able to present ideas that are unique. Power BI can help identify a story through visualized data that identifies truths within a business and then relate those stories to the bigger picture and point to larger business implications. Use your reports and dashboards to dive into data and analytics that convey your organization’s most important stories.
Microsoft Power BI is empowering all types of people to discover their story and convey them with data. You may not know exactly what story the data tells, until you visualize it. Visualizing your data in Power BI is a great step in identifying the truth in your data and move forward in a storytelling mode. Request a FREE demo from Deevita to know more about how Power BI can help you in gaining business intelligence.