Mar 20, 2015 (LBO) – Microsoft Corporation recently allowed worldwide customers to experience the free preview of their improved cloud-based business analytics service introduced for non-technical business users.
The service first unveiled in January, referred to as Power BI; can keep a pulse on businesses by bringing all the data together and monitor it through a single pane of glass.
“It enables organizations to create a data culture in all parts of their organizations. Adopting a data culture starts with making information easily accessible to all,”
“Our Power BI offering is helping to accelerate that adoption by changing the way people access, use, manage and share data.” Microsoft said.
The Power BI preview is currently available in 140 markets including Sri Lanka. It also includes the Power BI for iOS app, for both iPad and iPhone devices.
It enables customers to get started with data in a matter of minutes by making it possible for business users to directly connect with their data without requiring technical or analyst support.
Customers can access popular services such as GitHub, Marketo, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Salesforce, SendGrid and Zendesk through Power BI.
“We will be adding solutions for Google Analytics, Microsoft Dynamics Marketing, Acumatica, Zuora and Twilio.” Microsoft said.
These solutions enable marketers with subscriptions to these services to connect and view their data from pre-built Power BI dashboards and reports that are updated continuously and automatically.
Live Power BI dashboards and reports show visualizations and KPIs from data that reside both on-premises and in the cloud, providing a consolidated view across the business regardless of where the data lives.
Anyone with a business email account can experience the preview of the new Power BI for free.