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Power BI for Dynamics GP

Power BI Terminology


Power BI is a collection of business intelligence services and applications that will turn your data into coherent, visual, and interactive insights. Creating Power BI visuals is easy, and does not require technical knowledge or development skills. However, you might need some knowledge of the common Power BI terminology:

Visualization or Visual: a visual representation of your important data, such as a chart or graph or map that you can create to represent your numeric data visually; a way to provide context and insight into your data at a quick glance, without having to decipher raw numbers or text in a table

Datasets: a collection of data that Power Bi uses to create visuals; might be a combination of data imported from many different sources that can be filtered and combined using data connectors (included with your Power BI subscription) to create a report

Reports: a collection of visuals that appear together on one or more pages; visuals that are related to one another in some way

Dashboards: one location that displays a selected group of reports and visuals; usually fits on one single page of data often referred to as a “canvas”

Tiles: a single visual found in a report or dashboard

Content Pack: a collection of ready-made visuals and reports based on specific data sources

Questions: you can ask questions of your data to create visual answers in real-time


For more detail about Power BI uses and features, check out our blog: What is Power BI? And how can I use it? Or for more information about how you use Power BI at your organization, contact Tidestone Solutions today! info@tidestonesolutions.com or 207-761-2133.

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