Power BI with Power Map – Filtering and Custom Maps Now Available
Businesses of all sizes have data. No matter how much data is available is trivial compared to being able to analyze and make decisions using that data. Power BI from Microsoft is a powerful tool available to any size business with Excel 2013. Power BI includes several add-ins, including Power Map. Power Map provides the ability to easily map data. Did you think of a typical map? You know, the one with cities, states, and countries? Well, imagine mapping your data with a floor diagram! Let that sink in… Now, you know what this update means.
Do you own a warehouse with aisles and shelves of products? Do you know which area of your warehouse has which products and how many pieces have moved through that area? Overlay a map of your warehouse with your data to find out.
Are you a retail store that wants to map out the direction customers travel through your store by mapping out where purchased products are located? Now you can…
Really, the applications of this type of data analysis are endless. Contact us to get started.
This article excerpt, by Miguel A. Martinez, originally appeared here: http://bit.ly/RBTPowerMapUpdate
As usual, all of the new features we incorporate into these monthly updates are based on your feedback to make Power Map a better story telling and data visualization tool. At the same time, we are always looking to make Power Map easier to use and more exciting, taking advantage of all the data visualization and analysis tools available in Excel.
Watch this video to see these new features in action:
Filtering will allow you to refine your Power Map tours, seeing individual portions of your data set, removing noise and outliers, and comparing how different factors can alter your data.
Custom Maps extends all the existing features of Power Map, so you can tell rich and interactive stories using any map. Just choose an image – like a building floor plan, a map of public transit routes, or a system architecture map – and quickly transform your data into a powerful and dynamic visual story.