Microsoft has announced it has acquired mobile business intelligence and data visualization provider Datazen Software. With Datazen, Microsoft will bolster its Power BI strategy to provide organizations with accessible data tools they can use on any device, anywhere.

According to Microsoft, companies need an easier way to gain insight into their data and Datazen is a leader in providing a way to visualize data on major mobile devices such as Windows, iOS and Android.

“Beyond great technology, this acquisition brings a group of talented people to Microsoft. They will help us continue to deliver a broad range of products and services that will empower organizations around the world capitalize on their data opportunities,” Kamal Hathi, director of product management at Microsoft, wrote in a blog post.

As part of the acquisition, Microsoft is offering SQL Server Enterprise Edition 2008 and later customers a free download of the Datazen Server software.

“This means millions of people around the world will now be able to visualize and interact with data on their mobile devices, using the native mobile apps available at no charge at the respective app stores,” Hathi wrote.

Datazen’s product stack will remain in its current form, and the Datazen team will continue to develop and evolve it.

“Datazen is positioned as a mobile BI solution for customers who need a solution that is implemented on-premises. As such, it will complement Power BI, Microsoft’s cloud-based business analytics service,” Miljan Braticevic, CEO of Datazen, wrote in a blog post.