It’s a question commonly posed, why use Power BI when I already have Excel? And the honest truth is that you may not need to, it is truly dependent on what you require. What this blog is not looking to do is present Excel and Power BI as the same solution under different names. Whilst there is a heavy overlap in the capabilities of the two tools, they do offer different skill sets.
Once you better understand the unique capabilities of both Excel and Power BI, you can compare this against your own requirements to deduce which solution is best suited to your organisation.
So let’s compare.