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How to Utilize Power BI Within Your Organization

What is Power BI?

Power Business Intelligence (BI) is a powerful data modeling and visualization platform designed by Microsoft that allows for data exploration, discovery, and deep data insight. It allows businesses to collect and analyze data from across their organization by transforming data into actionable information through the use of aesthetically pleasing and easy-to-understand charts and graphs. Using these dashboards and visuals, businesses and organizations can better understand their operations and make better decisions based on facts.

Power BI allows users to produce and share clear, actionable snapshots of their company's current state.


What are the benefits of using Power BI?

Power BI is the next tier in business intelligence for companies who desire more reporting power and analytical muscle than Excel provides. With this platform, organizations can connect to and visualize thousands of data points using a unified, scalable platform for self-service and enterprise business intelligence. It is not only powerful but easy to use and helps you gain deeper data insight.

Visualizations and data tools that enable agencies and organizations to unlock the potential of what is quickly becoming a highly valued resource– Data.


Additionally, with Power BI users can:

  • Connect to a myriad of datasets and data sources

  • Transform and model data

  • Create visually appealing charts, graphs, reports, and dashboards

  • Share, distribute and even publish data and visualizations with others


How do I get the most out of Power BI?

Successful and powerful Power BI initiatives come from collecting, combining, and ensuring data is correct and meaningful. The result? Visualizations and data tools that enable agencies and organizations to unlock the potential of what is quickly becoming a highly valued resource– Data.

Power BI implementation also depends a great deal on proper data preparation. Extracting, transforming, loading, cleaning, preparing, de-duplicating, and conforming your data is arguably the most important step for preparing your Power Bi data for presentation.

Pinnacle can assist in bringing disparate data sources together into a clean, conformed, and intelligible structure. preparing them for additional processing and preparation. The Pinnacle Data Warehouse data layer is the perfect source for subsequent data models and in-memory structures that can serve as the foundation for data science analysis, predictive analytics, reporting, and Power BI presentation.

Pinnacle Health Informatics data structures are the perfect foundation for any Power BI project or implementation.


In the Pinnacle Data Platform, each level of your organization will have input on how the data is structured, including stakeholders, management, and end-users. The Pinnacle models assist in eliminating data silos and ensure that all reporting conforms to your agency's vision and business priorities.


Are you struggling to prepare your various data sources for a Power BI platform? Have you found yourself with duplicates or other vexing data issues? Reach out to us today for a free consultation and let us show you how we can take your Power BI platform to the next level by preparing your data strategically and accurately. We look forward to assisting you in taking your organization to the next level through full data utilization.



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