The reports created by Power BI Reports support companies primarily in the areas of purchasing, marketing, production and sales. The analyses created with the tool help companies compare past and present figures and derive forecasts for the future. By combining a wide variety of data sources, the tool’s evaluations provide a 360° view of the company.
At the same time, planning and decision making is simplified and made more secure. As mentioned above, Microsoft Power BI includes several apps for use. These include a desktop application for computers with Windows operating systems, a Power BI service with which additional reports can be added, and the Power BI app for location-independent access via mobile devices.
If required, it is also still possible to integrate a Power BI report server into a company’s own IT infrastructure. In this case, however, the data material used is not located in a cloud, but within a company’s firewall. By integrating the report server, users gain comprehensive insight into all report creation functions via a modern, local solution.