How to get started with Power Bi?
Power BI Desktop application is an essential and free tool for report creation, which is strictly integrated with Excel. It is possible to download data from existing spreadsheets, random databases, Dynamics 365, web resources, directly from the SQL server, and many other sources. When necessary, the data can be transformed using the Power Query editor without changing source files. The relationships between data are presented clearly in the data model view.
The application shares a ready-to-use library of elements for data visualization. Interactive reports can be freely placed on the canvas but there are also a number of reporting templates.
The report could be saved and sent as any file or published online using the Power BI service (having an account and access to Power BI Pro are prerequisites for using all features).
The Power BI interface and support is no challenge for anyone who knows the Office 365 suite and the basis of data analysis. Basic development and analysis does not require the support of a Business Intelligence analyst, but for more complex and specified analysis and report architecture design, ETL processing and DAX development are often necessary. In such cases, external support can be helpful, but employee training should be a complementary part of the implementation.