For reasons like this and this, Power BI is one of the fastest growing business intelligence tools on the market, mainly because it has tapped into the exploding self-service SaaS BI industry, offering enterprise-level BI technology at a scale and price that is accessible to small to medium sized businesses.
Now, Microsoft's Power BI has joined another powerful trend in business technology - mobile computing and anywhere access to business data and resources, with its Power BI iPhone app. The iPhone app joins the iPad app released by Microsoft in December and precedes Android and Windows versions, scheduled to be released in the coming months.
The basic idea of the Power BI iPhone app is nothing new to mobile software - it simply makes the benefits of Power BI available anywhere there's an internet connection (which is basically anywhere in the world at this point). But when you see the features of Power BI that can now literally be in the palm of your hand everywhere you go, the importance of this step forward in business technology is apparent.
Like its cousin the Power BI iPad app, the iPhone app offers an intuitive, touch-optimized platform to monitor your business data and reports, whether you're in the office, at home, or on the road.
Power BI dashboards, the home base of your online business data world, are easily accessible. You can view, interact with, and drill down into all of your Power View reports and then share your insights and collaborate with colleagues, all from the app.
The app is also fully customizable, allowing you to set up Data Driven Alerts, which notify you whenever something noteworthy happens with your data. You can also create personalized Favorites Dashboards to show your most important KPI's in a convenient heads up display.
To sum it all up, the Power BI iPhone app makes your business data and the tools to make sense of it accessible wherever you go - ultimately equipping you to make quicker data-based decisions, and to remain agile in an increasingly dynamic business environment.
If you have any questions about business intelligence or are curious how BI technology can help your business succeed, then let's talk.
Microbrew Recommendation of the Day:
Morgan's Savvy Golden Peach Ale - Horse and Dragon Brewing Co.
Named in honor of Dr. William E. Morgan, who helped develop Colorado A&M College (now Colorado State University) into the pre-eminent agricultural university in the West, this unique beer is brewed with only Colorado peaches, providing a taste of summertime even in the snowy months of winter. While the peach and citrus taste is prominent in this beer, it is well-balanced by a light, biscuity malt base and the subtle hoppiness characteristic of Horse and Dragon ales.