Power BI

ARO’s expert Power Platform BI team have the technical skill and commercial experience to turn your raw data into real-time insights, improving efficiency and giving you a competitive edge in a data-driven world.

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Power BI is Microsoft‘s end-to-end Business Intelligence platform, designed to streamline data processes and give decision makers access to a single source of truth, along with a suite of reporting and analysis tools to turn raw data into actionable insight.

Power BI extracts data at scale from a wide range of data sources, including databases, business systems, cloud services and APIs. These are packaged into dashboards, reports and interactive analytical models based on your business requirements, enabling quicker, better informed decision making, leading to more effective strategies.

BI expertise on demand

ARO’s expertise in data integration, information design and data analytics is backed by our team of highly qualified architects, who are continually updating their knowledge and skills in the latest Microsoft technologies. 

We currently support over 52,000 users on Power Platform services, and provide design and implementation of Power BI, with ongoing support and maintenance, to a number of global enterprises, enabling them to extract actionable insights from their data. 

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ARO’s experienced technical and business teams leverage Power BI to help you make better decisions, faster, using interactive data visualisations, data modelling and analytical tools to turn data into insight to drive business improvement.

Power BI is a business analytics tool developed by Microsoft that enables users to visualise and analyse data from various sources to gain insights into business performance, trends, and patterns.

The licensing options for Power BI include:

  • Power BI Desktop: Free desktop application for building and publishing reports and visualisations.
  • Power BI Pro: Subscription-based service that provides enhanced collaboration, sharing, and administration features for individuals and teams.
  • Power BI Premium: Capacity-based licensing model that offers dedicated resources for larger deployments, enhanced performance, and advanced features.
  • Power BI Premium Per User (PPU): Subscription-based licensing option that provides premium features for individual users without requiring organisation-wide Premium capacity.

Power BI provides businesses with data-driven insights. These are most often used for creating reports and dashboards, connecting various data sources, such as excel sheets, and transforming them into business insights, turning data into a wide range of different visuals, and providing company-wide access to data, data visualisation tools, and insights to create a data-driven work culture.

Power BI Report Server is an on-premises reporting solution provided by Microsoft as part of the Power BI suite. It allows organisations to host, manage, and distribute Power BI reports and paginated reports within their own infrastructure. It also enables users to access and interact with reports securely, even in environments where cloud connectivity is restricted or not preferred.

Power BI stands out from traditional BI by being cloud-based, offering self-service capabilities, seamless integration, real-time analytics support, and built-in AI and advanced analytics features, which traditional BI implementations often lack.

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