Microsoft itself describes Power BI as a…
“…business analytics solution that lets you visualize your data and share insights across your organization, or embed them in your app or website.”
Simply enough, it’s a business intelligence tool perfect for non-technical users in managing, analyzing, visualizing, and sharing data with others.
In more ways than one, it’s closely related to Excel with great integration between the two.
With Power BI, you can take data from different sources and process them into insights. Unlike Excel, though, you don’t just stare into hundreds of rows and columns by default.
Instead, you’ll have a better understanding of the data through different visually compelling and easily understood charts and graphs.
Power BI isn’t merely a single app or software. You can think of it like a group or an umbrella of cloud-based apps and services.