It’s not the data — it’s how you use it. Having vast stores of data doesn’t mean much until you can analyze it with powerful visual tools to discover key insights. The ability to do this well has become one of the biggest differentiators for organizations across industries.
Microsoft has worked to empower businesses to do more with data for many years, and we are proud to share that for the 10th consecutive year, Microsoft has been positioned in the Leaders quadrant of Gartner’s 2017 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms.*
The 2017 report marks the second year running that Microsoft has been positioned furthest to the right for completeness of vision.
The core of Microsoft’s answer to the data analysis and visualization challenge is Power BI, a modern business intelligence solution that can tap into data from virtually any source and deliver rich analytics to help people make better decisions.
One area of relentless focus that drives us is “five minutes to wow” — the ability for a user to sign up for Power BI within five seconds and get business value from the service within five minutes.
Microsoft AppSource is a one-stop destination that helps deliver on that vision. AppSource offers a growing library of content packs that can help companies do more with Power BI.
Power BI content packs on AppSource can help companies get started faster and get more value from business analytics — thanks to pre-built dashboards and reports that help you quickly connect to SaaS applications that you might already use today.
Later this year, Microsoft will also host its second annual Data Insights Summit, where you can connect with experts and discover new tools to help transform your business. In the meantime, whether you’re already a power user or just getting started with Power BI, AppSource has several offerings that can help you extract new insights and create more efficient processes. You can easily get the Power BI content packs on AppSource, so we invite you to take a look and see what you can find to help propel your business.
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