Come microservice, come cloud, the line-of-business application is always going to be with us. We need to know how our businesses are working: how much we’re selling, how much we’re buying, how our customers are feeling, and every one of a thousand little markers that show the pulse of business.
And that leaves us with the ever-present question: How do we show that information? That’s where business intelligence tools come in, to let us ask questions and get answers, exploring the ever-growing pool of business data we’re storing in our myriad business systems.
Microsoft’s tool for that business data exploration is Power BI, even if you didn’t realize that.