Data is the lifeblood of any organisation. That much is undeniable. And thanks to modern technology, we are all generating more of it than ever before. Unsurprisingly, tools have emerged to harness that data, helping businesses understand the power of the information they hold and make sense of it. That’s where Power BI comes in. Investing in Power BI training can be a fantastic tool for your business, helping you understand and use your data in more intuitive ways, and keeping your business ahead of the competition.
What is Power BI?
At its core, Power BI is a business analytics solution that lets you visualise your data for analysis. Using it, you can share insights across your organisation, make more informed decisions and improve efficiency. Power BI is built on the foundation of Excel, which means that if you know how to use Excel and its advanced tools, then Power BI is a natural step forward. The tools within Power BI can help you to connect, model and explore your data with visual reports, helping key decision-makers see the information in new ways and make quicker, better decisions.
What can Power BI do?
Power BI is an incredibly powerful tool which allows you to run reports and create visualisations based on surface insights and company data. It can connect with a wide range of data sets on multiple platforms to gather as much information as you need, and then ‘tidy’ up that information so that it can be understood easily. Users can then create reports and visual representations from this data, which they can share with others within the organisation.
Power BI isn’t just great for understanding present-day data though. It is also a powerful tool for seeing what has happened in the past, which when combined with current data can allow businesses to identify trends, make changes and even predict the future. With unique tools that allow you to really ‘drill down’ into the data, paired with Power BI’s machine learning capabilities, businesses can harness their data and use it to make accurate predictions and even run simulations before they make final decisions.
How Power BI Training can Benefit you
Power BI is a very powerful tool, but it’s also not the simplest thing to learn. On your own, it could take you months or even years to fully understand everything it has to offer and how to use it effectively. Power BI training allows you to skip that process, and instead gives you the opportunity to learn about Power BI from an expert. Our Power BI training is designed to help improve and increase your knowledge of Power BI, introduce you to more advanced tools within it that could help manage your data better, and how to integrate your business data for ease and efficiency. Our experts have been working with Power BI since it was launched, and have made every mistake in the book – so we are perfectly positioned to help you avoid the pitfalls of Power BI with our training courses.
Our Power BI Courses
At XL Intelligence, we run a wide range of training courses around Power BI, from a general course around what Power BI can do to more specific courses around creating visual reports or learning more advanced skills. We can help you and your business with the following courses:
Power BI: Our Power BI training course is designed to help you claim back control of your own data. During this course, we will teach you how to clean and shape your data, how to write your own functions how to create your reports and visualise the data, and how to share it with others. No previous experience is needed for this course, but some Excel analytical skills would be beneficial. You can download the course outline here.
Power BI Advanced: The next stage in enhancing your Power BI skills. Our advanced training course is designed for people who are already comfortable using Power BI in their everyday work, but want to expand their knowledge and accomplish more with it. If you want to create your own models and reports in Power BI or build on your skills in data analysis language, this is the course for you. You can download the course outline here.
Power BI Visual Reports: Vision is our dominant sense, so if you want to create reports that really make an impact, your best option is to use visual tools. This course is all about creating visual reports with Power BI, and will teach you how to design clear and properly structured graphical reports that can convey the meaning of your data at a glance. If you’re a data or financial analyst, or someone who needs to create visual reports using Power BI, this Power BI training course will be beneficial for you. You can download the course outline here.
Bespoke Training: Of course, sometimes you might need something more tailored. Your needs might cross over all of those categories, or you might have a more specific set of queries. If this sounds familiar, don’t worry, we can help there too. As well as our standard courses, we can design bespoke Power BI training days to address your individual needs. This means you will get training that matches your skillset and knowledge, and is personalised to the topics you want to focus on. To discuss your bespoke training requirements, just get in touch with us today.
At XL Intelligence we specialise in Power BI for businesses who want to make the most of Power BI and their existing business data. We work with business owners to help them see the value in their own data through Power BI courses and bespoke training. We work with organisations across a wide range of industries, from legal to IT, finance, engineering and even psychology. If you would like to find out more, just get in touch with us today.