Spreadsheets aren’t always the right tools for many BI tasks
While Microsoft Excel and other spreadsheets have existed now for
many years, spreadsheets aren’t always the right tools for many BI
Creating charts in Excel many times do not give the desired results.
Oftentimes you don’t know how to interact with the spreadsheet to
show your results in the best possible circumstances.
Spreadsheets also fall down when the data isn’t well-structured or
can’t be sorted out in neat rows and columns.
Spreadsheets also have issues if you are trying to create a report
that spans multiple data tables or that mixes in Structured Query
Language (SQL)-based databases.
Answers to these problems is to adopt a BI solution. BI as a
concept has been around since quite a time, but it has now evolved
from basics to much more sophisticated information.
This information ranges across everything from customer behaviors
to IT infrastructure monitoring to even long-term fixed asset
Separately tracking such metrics most businesses can do regardless
of the tools. Combining them, especially disparate results from
metrics into understandable and actionable information, is the art of
PowerBI is one such BI tool from Microsoft.