The Excel add-on for data visualization (Power View) was not a successful solution and Microsoft decided to create an independent software for data analysis and visualization (Power BI), which basically replaces the other add-ons. Similar to Excel, it uses Power Query and models data in DAX (Power Pivot), but the similarities end there. Data visualization, interactive reports and management dashboards are not the only advantages of Power BI over Excel BI. Data can be retrieved from various sources in real time, Microsoft has improved the creation of relationships between tables, supplemented the supported data sources and enabled access to online reports (in the PRO version, it is possible to edit the permission level for different people).
Power BI is a self-service tool, it’s implementation time is fast (compared to other BI tools), allows for independent data analysis, creating attractive visualizations and does not require specialized skills. Thanks to numerous automation and an interface consistent with Office 365 software learning basic analyzes does not require much work.