When you integrate Power BI into your Microsoft Dynamics ERP system, it’s like receiving a series of gifts from Microsoft. And those gifts are all geared toward making your ERP more powerful, more intelligent, more proactive, and more inciteful. That’s why it’s called Power BI. It adds power and Business Intelligence to your Microsoft Dynamics ERP solution.
Power BI is part of the Microsoft Power Platform. It is a business analytics service that provides interactive visualizations and business intelligence capabilities with an interface simple enough for end-users to create their own reports and dashboards.
Here are brief descriptions of 8 gifts that are showered upon you when you implement Power BI:
Power BI Desktop - The Windows-desktop-based application for PCs and desktops, primarily for designing and publishing reports to the Service.
Power BI Service - The SaaS-based (Software as a Service) online service. This was formerly known as Power BI for Office 365 and is now referred to as PowerBI.com or Power BI.
Power BI Mobile Apps - The Power BI Mobile apps are for Android and iOS devices and Windows phones and tablets.
Power BI Gateway - Gateways are used to sync external data in and out of Power BI and are required for automated refreshes. In Enterprise mode, they can also be used by Flows and PowerApps in Office 365.
Power BI Embedded – The Power BI REST API can be used to build dashboards and reports into the custom applications that serve Power BI users, as well as non-Power BI users.
Power BI Report Server - An On-Premises Power BI Reporting solution for companies that will not or cannot store data in the cloud-based Power BI Service.
Power BI Premium - Capacity-based offering that includes flexibility to publish reports broadly across an enterprise, without requiring recipients to be licensed individually. This provides greater scale and performance than shared capacity in the Power BI service.
Power BI Visuals Marketplace - A marketplace of custom visuals and R-powered visuals.
Although the Power BI components listed above are only briefly described, it is still a lot to take in, no less understand. There’s a seasoned team of Microsoft professionals at Liberty Grove Software who are at your service. We can answer all of your questions and take you on a deep dive into Power BI, the Microsoft Power Platform, and the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Power Extensions, including Power BI, the Power Apps, and Power Automate.