It seems like we face a new, “revolutionary” fad solution every year, which claims to be THE next big thing that will change how we operate businesses forever. Yet, we still use some good old tools as the foundation of most of our operations, such as Microsoft Excel. An app like that is flexible powerful, and even though it looks pretty much the same for decades, it has also worked for decades.
However, not all trends should be ignored. The rising popularity of big data and advanced business intelligence, and data analytics platforms over the last few years should definitely grab your attention.
This post will discuss how data analytics can improve the way you operate your business and how smart tools such as Microsoft Power BI can help you embrace data culture and make better decisions even today. Stay tuned.
Making better decisions
Collecting and analysing data with apps such as Microsoft Power BI leads to better decision-making. Because of the simplicity and the fact that even people who don’t have technical skills can use Power BI to ask questions in natural language and get data-driven reports, each of your team members will use the app daily. In other words, you will be able to use Power BI to entirely eliminate guesswork and reduce the number of errors across your organisation.
Power BI – one tool to rule them all
Microsoft Power BI can do everything Excel does, but it offers so much more. You can use it not only to process data through spreadsheets but can also configure it to collect and process data from several sources, all across your organisation.
This will mean that Power BI will analyse the information from all data sources and combine it into easy-to-understand visualisations. Whenever your team members ask a question, they will get a data-driven response in a matter of minutes, helping them improve their decision-making.
Combining data from several sources into a single report will allow you to notice trends and patterns quickly. This would be very hard if you looked at each piece of data separately in its own app. Because of this, you will notice if things stop going as expected very early and fix mistakes before they become a bigger problem.
Practically speaking, this will improve productivity, as your employees will make decisions faster. But, it will also mean better decisions, as everything will rely on data. When combining the two, you get more accurate decisions made in less time, which will have an enormous impact all across your business. Improved productivity, fewer errors, reduced expenses, better ROI, all thanks to data analytics.
Data Bear – The right way to learn Power BI
Power BI is a part of the Microsoft Office 365 Suite, which means it’s pretty easy to get started with it if you are already subscribed. However, the platform is very complex, and without professional training, it will be tough to get your whole team on the same page and start using Power BI comfortably.
Therefore, your best approach is to start professional Power BI training with Data Bear. We have years of experience working with small and large businesses and will ensure that each of your team members fully understands how to use Power BI to the fullest. Contact us today if you are ready to embrace the data culture and transform your company to become data-savvy.