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Practical Business Intelligence

By : Ahmed Sherif
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Practical Business Intelligence

By: Ahmed Sherif

Overview of this book

Business Intelligence (BI) is at the crux of revolutionizing enterprise. Everyone wants to minimize losses and maximize profits. Thanks to Big Data and improved methodologies to analyze data, Data Analysts and Data Scientists are increasingly using data to make informed decisions. Just knowing how to analyze data is not enough, you need to start thinking how to use data as a business asset and then perform the right analysis to build an insightful BI solution. Efficient BI strives to achieve the automation of data for ease of reporting and analysis. Through this book, you will develop the ability to think along the right lines and use more than one tool to perform analysis depending on the needs of your business. We start off by preparing you for data analytics. We then move on to teach you a range of techniques to fetch important information from various databases, which can be used to optimize your business. The book aims to provide a full end-to-end solution for an environment setup that can help you make informed business decisions and deliver efficient and automated BI solutions to any company. It is a complete guide for implementing Business intelligence with the help of the most powerful tools like D3.js, R, Tableau, Qlikview and Python that are available on the market.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Practical Business Intelligence
Credits
About the Author
About the Reviewer
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Customer Feedback
Preface

Getting started with Microsoft Power BI


Microsoft Power BI introduces a familiar interface for those used to working with MS Excel but who are looking for more advanced visualizations and a drag-and-drop user experience for self-service business intelligence.

Downloading and installing Microsoft Power BI

Getting started with Microsoft Power BI is pretty straightforward. The website to download the desktop version from is found here: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/desktop.

Once you are at the website, click on the Download button, as shown in the following screenshot:

Once the executable file has successfully downloaded, click on the file to begin the installation process, as shown in this screenshot.

Accept the terms of the license agreement and select Next, as seen in the following screenshot:

Create a desktop shortcut, if desired, and click on Install:

Once the installation is complete, begin the launch of the Power BI desktop application, as seen in the following screenshot:

Click...