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Specialising as a Microsoft Power BI Partner and Gold Partner in Data Analytics, Data Bear delivers robust modern analytics solutions, training and consulting that drive results.  Effective management relies on timely access to critical information in a digestible format, enabling rapid, data-driven decision-making. Leveraging the latest BI technologies and best practices, we transform rows of data into compelling, interactive visual narratives using Microsoft Power BI. Our striking BI dashboards and reports bridge the gap between data and decisions.

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Power BI Services From Data Bear

Our BI consulting services draw and refine raw data from your systems into rich, interactive visualisations, weaving engaging data stories. Regardless of where your data is stored, our dynamic BI dashboards and reports ensure real-time, critical insights, bolstered by Power BI’s self-service capabilities.

Power BI, a leading premier business intelligence tool by Microsoft, makes data interactive and insightful. Users can interrogate data and see compelling insights through interactive graphs, AI visualisations or custom BI reports and dashboards. While Microsoft Excel has been the world’s most commonly used BI tool for the past decade, Power BI significantly revolutionises the reporting experience with enhanced analytics and efficiency. The desktop software tool slashes the time needed for data modelling, creating KPIs and building and distributing interactive BI reports and dashboards.

Seamlessly explore data from Salesforce, Xero, Quick Books Online and Sage within the Microsoft BI Service. We collaborate with you to achieve desired results, regardless of where your data is stored. Empowering businesses to become more ‘Data Savvy‘, Data Bear is committed to best practice BI solutions and training. Our comprehensive business intelligence services and support contracts are dedicated to ensuring enhanced data efficacy.

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Why Microsoft Power BI with Data Bear Stands Out?

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Microsoft Power BI‘s simple, intuitive design meets robust performance, managing any dataset effortlessly. Our self-service analytics solutions elevate your IT competence — a trait that, according to Harvard Business Press IT Savvy, correlates with a 20% margin increase over the industry average.

In a technology-driven world, data management is pivotal. Aid your business in enlightened decision-making by embracing a ‘data-savvy’ approach with interactive BI visualisations. Our services have successfully transitioned numerous organisations from static Excel reports to dynamic BI analytics, enhancing access to insights and securing data distribution and better decision making. 

Considering Power BI for your business? Contact Data Bear to explore the best options for your needs.  Our BI training and consulting implementations empower both analysts and end-users to independently craft data models, reports, and dashboards. With a dedicated focus on Microsoft BI, we transform your data into actionable visualisations, answering your business’s unique questions. For more insights on utilising Power BI in your organisation, visit our blog.

Power BI – Simple Yet Powerful with Data Bear


Our experienced team of BI consultants revel in crafting simple, insightful solutions that go beyond aesthetics, targeting key business questions for smarter decision-making. Data Bear’s tailor-made Power BI reports and dashboards facilitate an intuitive exploration of data, answering business-critical questions and driving change. We have been privileged to help many organisations increase business growth and transformation through the effective use of visual data stories. 

As a Microsoft Power BI Partner, our team consistently updates their expertise with Microsoft training and certifications to stay aligned with the latest BI advancements. With a legacy in Microsoft Business Intelligence, we ensure our BI implementations yield tangible business benefits.

Power BI Basics

Power BI Desktop
Microsoft Power BI (PBI) Desktop is a Windows-based software application. This tool, which is not used by consumers (end users), is used by report builders (developers or analysts) to connect to data sources, model this data and author reports within the desktop version of PBI. PBI desktop can connect to a wide range of data sources, e.g. big data, cloud-based data sources (using the web) or data stored in databases like SQL server. As PBI Desktop is updated monthly, it is important to ensure your version is kept up to date.

Power Query
The ‘power’ of PBI Desktop comes not only from the powerful analytics capabilities through the functionality of visuals and the ability to create measures and metrics (KPIs) with ease. The tool is also bundled with another ‘power’ tool called Power Query. This tool is used for the Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) process that every business intelligence solution requires.

Power Query empowers users to perform complex transformations to data, cleaning and enhancing data as needed, before loading the data into the PBI data model. Thanks to the user-friendly graphical interface, learning SQL to extract data from a SQL Server or any other type of data source, whether stored in the cloud (web-based platforms) or on-premises, is not required. Once the required reports are built within PBI Desktop, an author can publish the reports to either the cloud service (the web) or the Report Server (on premises).

The PBI Cloud Service
The Microsoft BI service is a cloud-based platform where reports that are published from PBI Desktop are consumed by end-users on the web. This is also where BI Dashboards are created. Dashboards are only created in the cloud service, not in the Desktop software. To view content shared in the cloud, either a per-user license, known as Pro license or a Premium license is required by both consumers and report builders. 

Premium comes with an additional range of services and tools like PBI embedded which allows reports to be embedded into a custom app or web portal as a white-labelled solution. Embedded allows you to securely share content outside of the cloud service without the end users needing a relationship with Microsoft. Per user Premium licenses are also available.

Our blog provides frequent new posts on the different features like BI for mobile, Premium, and PBI embedded. Data Bear is dedicated to helping you create reports and dashboards for your users that drive better decision-making.

Data Bear – Your Power BI Partner

As a Microsoft Gold Partner in data analytics, Data Bear has partnered with many organisations to provide the ongoing Power BI consulting and training needed to support their growing needs. Our team of Power BI professionals have the skills to be able to train your end-users and analysts and help you to build robust reporting solutions from the ground up.

If you are interested in learning Power BI, our Power BI courses ensure that your team has a solid best practice foundation in place to continue the process of driving business change through effective data storytelling. Our passionate team of BI trainers will provide you with the support and mentorship needed on your BI learning journey.

Our goal is to create a stable data-driven environment for your organisation that empowers better decision making. This will give you the ability to connect to your data easily and enables your developers to save many hours when building reports and models to boost the analytical richness of your data. Microsoft products are well known for being stable and reliable software products and PBI is no different.

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Using Power Query, a tool bundled with PBI Desktop, you can connect to a variety of data sources including Azure, SAP, SQL, Oracle and cloud-based data sources like Dynamics 365, Google Analytics or Azure Data Factory. There are also options to use PBI on-premises with the Report Server or publish reports and visualisations from PBI Desktop to the web within the cloud service. This allows you access to create visuals and view reports and dashboards within Power BI apps. 

This Microsoft Fabric service offers a range of PBI features with a free version, for personal use, to the more comprehensive option of PBI Premium. We will assess and help set up the best options for you to experience the power of enhanced analytics and visuals. Our team will help setup Power BI gateways and ensure you get most value from your reports in Power BI.

Power BI Embedded allows organisations to white-label BI solutions for their customers as a SAAS offering which can be viewed across many devices and different levels of the organisation. With a custom Power BI application, users can securely access and collaborate on content, make comments and help drive an organisational data culture.

As part of Office 365, the PBI cloud service is an affordable, yet powerful, tool for empowering businesses towards greater analytics. This is not just a simple business intelligence tool, it empowers end users to ask questions and get rapid answers without needing‘ hand holding’ from IT or developers.

Work on a platform that is robust with many features and capabilities and allows you to view reports and dashboards not only in the PBI cloud service but also on mobile apps, giving you access to your data and powerful data visualisations from anywhere. Microsoft PBI is also backed by a powerful community and support with ways for you to connect with other report developers.

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