So what is the latest amazing thing to develop out of this new found love affair? Can you say Business Intelligence or rather Microsoft's Power BI Tool. Microsoft made many announcements during its Convergence conference in Atlanta this morning. They included news that the preview of Power BI will be released for FREE.
So what is this Power BI Tool?
Power BI is a browser-based data visualization portal capable of connecting with corporate data using secured accounts, either on-premise or through select cloud-based vendors. It works with Microsoft's own Dynamics CRM as well as third-party vendors such as Workday, Google Analytics, Salesforce.
Wait what was that? Yes, you read that correctly. This new cloud-based OLAP Tool will automatically connect to your Salesforce.com data as quickly as you can enter your Salesforce credentials.
So don't delay get you own little OLAP Cube in the sky and start analysing you Salesforce.com Data today.
Here is the link to the Microsoft Power BI online signup page.
About the Author
Andrew Bartels is a partner at PS Advisory, a firm dedicated to helping Insurance organizations and other professional services firms deploy and customize Salesforce.com, implement best practices and generate an ROI. Andrew has been CTO for a Top 100 Independent Insurance Agency and is recognized by Salesforce.com as one of the leading innovators of implementing Salesforce.com in the insurance vertical.
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