Microsoft Power BI

Business Intelligence on an unprecented level

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What Is Power BI?

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Power BI is a business analytics service that helps you gain insights to drive decision making. With Power BI, you connect and visualize any data using the unified, scalable self-service and business intelligence (BI) platform. Power BI is intuitive to use and helps you quickly gain better data insights.

  • Turn data into stunning visuals and share them with colleagues, regardless of device.
  • Visually explore and analyze on-premises and cloud data in one centralized view.
  • Share and collaborate on customized dashboards and interactive reports.
  • Scale across the enterprise with built-in governance and security.

Create Impactful Data Experiences with Microsoft Power BI

Effortlessly connect, model, and visualize your data, and create memorable, uniquely interpretable reports in your enterprise design. Get answers to your business questions in an instant. Thanks to AI, even colloquially phrased questions are reliably processed in the process.

Increase the Value of IT Investments with Power BI

Get the most out of your data with Power BI. With Power BI, you can connect to all the data sources you need to analyze, create effective collaboration, and make decisions across the enterprise. At the same time, Power BI helps you protect the accuracy, consistency, and security of your data.

Make Informed Decisions with Microsoft Power BI

With Power BI, you collaborate on reports, on the same data, and share insights across common Microsoft Office applications like Microsoft Teams or Excel – so everyone in your organization can quickly make data-driven decisions that drive strategic action.

Optimize Your Business Intelligence with Trusted Microsoft Technologies

End-to-end data protection

With Power BI, protect your data with enhanced, persistent protections in Power BI reports, dashboards, and datasets that work even when you share data outside your organization or export it to other formats such as Excel, PowerPoint, and PDF.

Unbeatable together

When you use Power BI with Azure and Office, you get maximum returns from your technology and data. Because Power BI works with the Microsoft technology you already trust, you can leverage all of your data effectively.

Huge selection of data connectors

With a growing library of more than 500 free connectors, anyone can get a comprehensive picture for data-driven decision making. Connect directly to hundreds of on-premises and cloud-based data sources, including Dynamics 365, Azure SQL Database, Salesforce, Excel, and SharePoint.

Gain Data Insights with Power BI Desktop

Connect with your data – no matter where it’s stored

With Power BI Desktop, access data from hundreds of supported on-premises and cloud sources, including Dynamics 365, Salesforce, Azure SQL DB, Excel, and SharePoint. Ensure they’re always up to date with automatic incremental updates. With Power BI Desktop, you can gain rich and tangible insights in a wide range of scenarios.

Power BI Self-Service with Power Query

Easily prepare and model data

Save time and simplify data preparation with data modeling tools. The Power Query self-service feature, familiar to millions of Excel users, saves you a lot of work. Use Power BI to capture, transform, integrate, and extend data.

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Get started with Power BI Desktop

Get results faster

Explore your data visually with a drag-and-drop editable freeform drawing area, modern Java visualizations, and easy reporting features.

Power BI for You

For analysts

With Power BI, you quickly put insights gained from data into practical use. Within minutes, you'll connect to hundreds of data sources, easily prepare data, and create engaging reports.

For IT

Give your users easy access to all the data they need. The benefits for you: easier administration, reliable compliance, highest data security.

For developers

With Power BI you increase the potential of your apps. You can easily embed interactive data visuals and create engaging reports - with perfect presentation on any device.

Learn What the Industry Says about Power BI

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For the fourteenth consecutive year, Microsoft has been recognized as a “Leader” in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms.

Power BI was awarded the Editor’s Choice Award for the second year in a row in a review of self-service BI tools on

Forrester recognizes Microsoft as a leader in “The Forrester Wave™: Augmented BI Platforms, Q3 2021.”

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Microsoft recognized as a leader in “Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms,” March 2022.

* This graphic was published by Gartner, Inc. as part of a broader study and should be understood in the context of the study as a whole. The Gartner study is available from Microsoft upon request.

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service mentioned in its research, and does not advise users of technology to base their selection of a vendor solely on its highest rating or other distinction. Gartner’s research reflects the opinions of Gartner Research and should not be construed as a statement of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.


Do You Know Zebra BI?

Zebra BI is an advanced data visualization and reporting tool for Excel and Power BI.
With Zebra BI, users can create IBCS compliant dashboards, reports and presentations with just a few clicks.

Zebra BI offers Custom Visuals (CV) for Power BI. There is one CV for tables and one for charts, the latter supporting time series, lines or waterfall charts. Both visuals offer a simple way to display variances, both in absolute and percentage terms. The CVs support all functions of Power BI and are fully interactive. Zebra BI CVs take into account the SUCCESS rules of Prof. Hichert and thus comply with the IBCS standard.

With Zebra BI you realize IBCS compliant charting and reporting with just a few clicks directly in Excel. The Zebra BI Excel add-in offers the common IBCS chart types like time series, structure or waterfall charts. Simply select the data range, choose the chart type and the IBCS-compliant chart is ready. Many additional functions are helpful, such as adapting the graph to predefined cell ranges, scaling several graphs simultaneously, and comment functions.

Making SAP Data Usable for Power BI with Theobald Software

With Xtract Universal, Power BI users can access SAP data quickly, reliably and easily.

And thanks to the high degree of automation, this can be done without long development times. As a stand-alone solution from Theobald Software, Xtract Universal is independent of existing ETL or data warehouse solutions. It fits seamlessly into existing concepts and solutions for data integration. Different SAP connectors enable access to relevant SAP data, regardless of where it is located or in which format it is available. More about Theobald Software.

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Book a support appointment with one of our Microsoft Power BI experts! Quick solution approaches and best-practise to your concrete problems in dealing with the powerful Business Intelligence solution!


0,5 hours – 110 €
1,0 hours – 200 €
2,0 hours – 350 €

Microsoft Power BI Consultation Hour

The Microsoft Power BI consultation hour offers you the opportunity to receive support at short notice for small and large questions. Benefit from the experience of our experts in solving your problem. This way you can quickly get back to your actual work.

Use your data. Discover opportunities. Gain new insights.

We look forward to hearing from you

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Florian Grell
Teamlead Microsoft
Phone: +49 221 66 95 75-0