Should people working in finance, such as financial modellers bother to learn Power BI? Whilst not a modelling tool, Power BI is incredibly useful for preparing, crunching and presenting data and there’s no doubt that Microsoft is truly committed to its place in the market with the speed and frequency of updates and feature improvements. 

When my “excel-lent” friend Chandoo visited me in Sydney recently prior to his presentation at the financial modellers’ meetup group, we had a good chat about all things Excel and modelling and decided to hit record.  He wanted to know my thoughts about how useful Power BI was for financial modellers. You can watch the video below, or you can find an in-depth break-down and analysis on his blog.