Power BI Solutions
that Produce Results
Data Bear is a Microsoft Gold Partner and Power BI Partner with a vertical focus on delivering robust modern analytics solutions and Microsoft Power BI training and consulting that produces results. Using the latest BI technologies and best practices, we transform rows of data into a compelling interactive visual story using Microsoft Power BI. The strong management of your company depends on your ability to access the information you need when you need it. For that information to be effective, it must be in a format that allows you to quickly digest and empowers you to act fast through data driven decisions. Our stunning Power BI dashboards and reports do exactly that.
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Power BI Consulting From Data Bear
Through Power BI consulting services, Data Bear draws raw data directly from your existing data sources, accounting or ERP systems and formats it into rich interactive visualisations that tell a compelling data story. No matter where your data is stored, our robust Power BI dashboards and reports allow you to see the information you want, when you want, in real-time, allowing the user to leverage off the great self-service options in Power BI.
Power BI is known for being a world leading business intelligence tool , developed by Microsoft, which presents data in an interactive and meaningful way. End users can ask questions and see compelling insights through dashboard tiles, interactive graphs, AI visualisations or custom BI reports and dashboards. Microsoft Excel has been the world’s most commonly used BI tool for the past decade, bringing deeper insights and powerful functionality to the table, however, Power BI significantly revolutionises the reporting experience offered through Excel. Other than enhanced analytics, Power BI Desktop significantly reduces the time spent on manual processes required for data modelling, creating KPIs and building and distributing interactive BI reports and dashboards.
Easily explore your Salesforce, Xero, Quick Books Online and Sage data in the Power BI Service. No matter where your data is stored, we will work with you to get the results you need. Data Bear’s passion is to provide best practice Power BI Solutions and Power BI training that empowers businesses to become more ‘Data Savvy‘. We provide a full range of business intelligence services and ongoing business support contracts dedicated to ensuring enhanced data efficiency.
Why Power BI?
Power BI just works. It’s simple, intuitive and has what you want where you want it. It’s robust and powerful enough to process any data you throw at it. Our self service Power BI analytics solutions makes you IT savvy, and IT savvy companies, according to the book IT Savvy from Harvard Business Press, have 20% higher margins when compared to the industry average.
In today’s modern world, with the addition of new technologies, growing businesses and industries, data, and how it is managed, has become essential. A number of companies have realised the importance of staying in the know, i.e. the value of being a data savvy organisation. Using the Power BI service for Data Visualization in effective ways helps businesses to consider making decisions and seeing events in a new light. Power BI dashboards and reports help bridge the gap between IT, analysts and business decision makers. Unlocking insights, reduced cycle time to information, enhanced data efficiency and secure distribution are some of the key value offerings. We are proud to have helped many organisations migrate from static reports in Excel, requiring timely manual processes, to robust interactive Power BI analytics. If you think Power BI is something that your business should be taking advantage of, simply call the team at Data Bear today and let us help you understand the various options available that might best suit your needs.
Our Power BI training courses cover methodologies and best practices which empowers both analyst and end users to develop and maintain their own data models, Power BI reports and dashboards. There are many different BI platforms available, at Data Bear we have a vertical focus on Microsoft Power BI. When it comes to business intelligence, we can help you to convert your data into meaningful visualizations and provide answers to specific business questions. Visit our blog for information around using Power BI in your organisation.
Power BI – Simple Yet Powerful
COMPLEXITY IS THE ENEMY OF EXECUTION
Our experienced team of BI consultants takes great joy in ensuring that the simple, yet smart, BI solutions we develop are more than pretty charts and graphs slapped onto a canvas. We start with the end in mind and ensure all reports answer specific business questions that empower you to make smart business decisions. Our passion is to reduce time, increase efficiency and provide clear insights for your organisation.
Our tailor-made Power BI solutions easily allow you to visually explore your data and ask specific business questions that drive business change.
We have been privileged to help many organisations increase business growth and transformation through the effective use of Power BI visuals. We are a Microsoft Gold Partner in Data Analytics as well as a Power BI Partner and our professional team has frequent training from the Microsoft Power BI team to ensure that we are always up to speed with best practices and the latest in Power BI functionality. With over a decade of experience in Microsoft Business Intelligence our team is dedicated to ensuring that our Power BI solutions have practical business applications that produce results.
Partnering with Microsoft – Your Power BI Partner
As a Microsoft Gold Partner in data analytics, Data Bear has partner with many organisations to provide the ongoing Power BI consulting and training needed to support their growing needs. We have the skills to be able to train your Power BI users and analysts and help you to build robust Power BI solutions from the ground up. We 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 and experienced team of BI consultants will provide you with the support and mentorship needed on your Power BI journey.
Our goal is to create a stable data-driven environment for your organisation using Power BI tools. This will give you the ability to connect to your data easily and enables your developers to build reports and models to boost the analytical richness of your data with little effort, saving many hours. Microsoft products are well known for being stable and reliable software products and Power BI is no different.
Using Power Query, a tool bunded with Power BI Desktop, you can use Power BI to connect to a variety of data sources including SQL server, cloud based data sources like Dynamics 365, Google Analytics or Azure data. There are also options to use Power BI on premises with the Power BI Report Server, or publish reports and visualizations from Power BI Desktop to the web within the Power BI cloud service. Power BI allows you access to create visuals and view reports and dashboards on your mobile using their free cloud based app, this provides a user a platform to view insights any time anywhere.
Be sure that Power BI offers a range of options and services from a free version, for personal use, to the more comprehensive option of Power BI Premium. We will assess and help set up the best options for you to experience the power of enhanced analytics and visuals. Power BI technology, including Power BI Embedded and the Power BI Report Server, allows organizations to drive reporting from a range of data sources and it can be used and viewed across many devices and different levels of the organization. Power BI users can securely access and collaborate on content, make comments and help drive an organisational data culture.
As part of Office 365, the Power BI service is an affordable, yet powerful, tool for empowering businesses towards greater analytics. Power BI is not just a simple business intelligence tool, it empower end users to ask questions and get rapid answers without need ‘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 Power BI cloud service but also on Power BI mobile apps, giving you access to your data and powerful data visualisations from anywhere. Microsoft Power BI is also backed up by a powerful community and support with ways for you to connect with other report developers.
Introduction to Power BI – Power BI Basics
Microsoft Power BI has three main components:
Power BI Desktop (the report authoring tool)
The Power BI Service (used for distribution and consumption)
The Power BI mobile app (used for consumption).
Power BI Desktop
Microsoft Power BI 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 Power BI. Power BI 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 Power BI Desktop is updated monthly, it is important to ensure your version is kept up to date.
Power BI Query
The ‘power’ of Power BI Desktop comes not only from the powerful analytics capabilities through the functionality of visuals and ability to create measures and metrics (KPIs) with ease. Microsoft Power BI Desktop is also bundled with a 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 Power BI data model (database). 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 Power BI Desktop, an author can publish the reports to either the Power BI service (the web) or the Power BI Report Server.
The Power BI Service
The Microsoft Power BI service is a cloud based platform where reports that are published from Power BI Desktop are are consumed by Power BI users in the web. This is also where Power BI Dashboards are created. Dashboards are only created in the Power BI service, not in Power BI Desktop. To view Power BI content shared in the cloud, either a per user license, known as Power BI pro licenses or Power BI premium is required by both Power BI users and report builders. Power BI premium comes with an additional range of services and tools like Power BI embedded which allows reports to be embedded into a custom app or web portal as a white labelled solution. Power BI embedded allows you to securely share Power BI content outside of the Power BI service without the end users needing a relationship with Microsoft. Per user Power BI premium licenses are also available.
Our blog also provides frequent new posts on the different features like Power BI mobile, Power BI premium and Power BI embedded, helping you create reports and dashboards for your users that drive decision making.