Business intelligence in Office 365 ProPlus
Applies to: SharePoint Online Enterprise (E3 and E4), Power BI for Office 365, Office 365 ProPlus, Excel Online, Excel 2013
Topic Last Modified: 2014-04-18
Summary: Learn about business intelligence (BI) capabilities in Office 365.
Office 365 offers certain business intelligence (BI) capabilities that enable you to create, share, and use powerful reports to make better business decisions. Power BI for Office 365 extends those capabilities for a self-service solution.
BI is the set of tools and processes that organizations use to collect and analyze data to make better business decisions. By using the BI capabilities that Office 365 ProPlus offers, you can use your data to create reports and share information with others in your organization.
The following articles provide an overview of the different BI capabilities that are currently available in Office 365 ProPlus.
Summarizes the BI capabilities that are available in Excel 2013 and the capabilities that are supported in Office 365 ProPlus and Power BI for Office 365.
Describes how to set up and share a BI Center site in Office 365 ProPlus so you can store and manage content, such as reports, scorecards, and dashboards.
Compares the BI Center site that is available in SharePoint Online with Power BI sites, which are available in Power BI for Office 365. A BI Center site gives you a SharePoint site to store, manage, and use BI content. A Power BI site is an application that gives you a dynamic way to share and view BI content in workbooks.
Describes the kinds of external data sources that you can use in workbooks in SharePoint Online and Power BI for Office 365.
Describes the file size limits for viewing workbooks in a browser window in Office 365 ProPlus and what users can do when they reach those limits. When a workbook exceeds a file size limit, it won't display in a browser window.
Provides a brief overview of how you can view BI content on mobile devices. This article also contains links to additional information about how to view BI content, such as workbooks, on mobile devices.