To fully benefit from the power of data, organizations need to make it easy for all users to get access to the right data, at the right time, so they can make more informed decisions, while also giving IT the tools to manage data access, quality and compliance. User expectations, however, are changing, and they are demanding self-service access to more types of data than ever before. A BI or Analytics solution isn’t complete if it can’t pull in external data from a marketplace, or unstructured data, and easily combine it with existing enterprise data that may live on premises or in the cloud. Customers can build these modern analytics solutions on-premises or simply subscribe to cloud based BI and let the provider manage the infrastructure for them, so they can focus on unlocking new insights.
Getting the right information to the right people at the right time – that's still the goal of everyday business analytics.
Empower users with a complete self-service Business Intelligence (BI) solution delivered through Excel and Power BI. Excel provides data discovery, analysis, and visualization capabilities that help users identify deeper business insights from their data. Power BI provides an easy-to-deploy cloud-based BI environment for users to share, collaborate, and access data and reports from anywhere.
SharePoint Server provides an integrated environment to simplify report and dashboard management and delivery across the organization. Built-in capabilities for dashboard and scorecard creation offer advanced filtering, guided navigation, interactive analytics, and visualizations. SQL Server Reporting Service delivers highly interactive and explorative ad-hoc reports with Power View for SharePoint. Pixel-perfect reporting and full integration with SharePoint Server allows for ease of distribution and management.
With the SQL Server Analysis Services platform, build high performance analytical models (multidimensional and tabular) that can be used for interactive data analysis, reporting, and visualization. SQL Server provides a comprehensive analytical and modeling experience to support rapid solution prototyping and support for the largest enterprise-grade solutions.
Mining historical data can provide new insights, form a reliable basis for accurate forecasting and help companies make better decisions. SQL Server provides a spectrum of technology that helps customers build predictive analytics solutions that integrate into the tools that are already familiar to most users. The business analyst can manipulate advanced data mining tools in Excel with the Data Mining Add-ins, while developers can build sophisticated data-mining solutions using familiar SQL Server Development Tools and IT can manage the solution from SQL Server Management Studio. Each person plays a role in creating a solution and each player can interact with the solution from a familiar environment.