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What is Power BI? How it is Useful to Harness Construction Data?

Last Updated on July 21, 2021 by Admin

Power BI is a business analytics service by Microsoft. It aims to provide interactive visualizations and business intelligence aptitudes with an interface simple enough for end-users to create their own reports and dashboards. We have discussed here the Microsoft Power BI data visualization tool and how it is useful to harness the construction data.

Connect to and visualize any data using the unified, scalable platform for self-service and enterprise business intelligence (BI) that’s easy to use and helps you gain deeper data insight.

Turn data into opportunity with Microsoft Power BI data visualization tools. Drive better business decisions by analyzing your enterprise data for insights.

Microsoft Power BI is used to find insights within an organization’s data. It can help connect diverse data sets, modify and clean the data into a data model, and create charts or graphs to provide visuals of the data.



Why You Should Use Power BI?

Power BI is used extensively in construction to track progress, schedules, and logistics. And if you think you don’t have it, check again! It is available as part of your Office 365 Licence, so it’s expected that you have access to it on some level. If you’re not using it already here are 7 reasons you should use Power BI.

1. Consolidate Multiple Data Sources

2. Access & Store Large Amounts Of Data

3. Customize Reports With Drag & Drop Modules




4. Instantly Share Dashboards

5. Spot Trends Or Anomalies 

6. Access Power BI Dashboards From Anywhere

7. A Growing Online Community

Power BI boasts over 5 million users across more than 200,000 organizations. Power BI online community is used to share tips and ideas, often specific to the industry itself. Use it to find pre-made dashboards that can monitor your construction projects, explore what the software can do, and improve your level of insight.

Also, Gartner recognizes Microsoft as a Leader for the thirteenth consecutive year in the Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligent Platforms.



Extensive data connectors

With a growing library of 120+ free connectors, everyone gets a complete picture for data-driven decision making. Connect directly to hundreds of on-premises and cloud data sources such as Dynamics 365, Azure SQL Database, Salesforce, Excel, and SharePoint.

Power BI for the Construction Project

Blue Margin used Power BI to help a construction company make better contracting, forecasting, and resource-allocation decisions across multiple offices in the Northeast.




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