In my webinars you would often hear me say that Power Pivot is the ♥heart♥ of Power BI. Below is the visual that I use:
Power Pivot is the central engine that drives Power BI
However, when your name is P3 Adaptive , that seems a bit self-serving . So I’ll shut up and let others do the talking.
Power BI is a complete and attractive product that does so much more than Power Pivot. At the same time it is still the same “soul” of the product at the core.
– Kamal Hathi. Director of Product Management, Microsoft BI (Source: P3 Adaptive Article)
Everything from – accounts, balances, stores, products, income to P&L – we run through Power BI because the engine is so superior.”
– Bruce Rioch, Head of Technology and Business Information. Metro Bank (Paraphrased from Source: Power BI Blog)
I have not crossed paths with Bruce Rioch, but I like him already. Because he ‘gets it’. I’m sure he saw his fair share of shock and awe Power BI demos – with dashboards, gauges, tree maps galore. He probably also used such shock and awe demos internally to make a case for Power BI (especially to senior management, the C level loves this stuff). However when he talks about Power BI, he calls out the superior engine. When I read that, I felt like giving him a hug.
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