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Score 8.2 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft Power BI

Do:
  • One time data analysis/reporting where you want to have some visual representations to help you understand your data.
  • Create dashboards that can help you take business decisions and just generally help you know if your business is on track.
  • With a pro license: deploy dashboards that can be consumed by other users.
Don't
  • Use a Pro install for regulatory reports (Static reports should be created with a reporting tool if available to avoid duplicating tools and costs).
  • Deploy at large (anyone can have it installed) if data governance is important in your organization. It should really be a tool used by people that really understand the data and how to merge it (integrating different sources).
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Pixel Perfect reports
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Customizable dashboards
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Report Formatting Templates
Microsoft Power BI
8.3

Ad-hoc Reporting

Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Drill-down analysis
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Formatting capabilities
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Report sharing and collaboration
Microsoft Power BI
8.4

Report Output and Scheduling

Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Publish to Web
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Publish to PDF
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Report Versioning
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Report Delivery Scheduling
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Delivery to Remote Servers
Microsoft Power BI
7.9

Data Discovery and Visualization

Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Predictive Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
7.8

Access Control and Security

Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Multi-User Support (named login)
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Role-Based Security Model
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Microsoft Power BI
8.8

Mobile Capabilities

Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Responsive Design for Web Access
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Dedicated iOS Application
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Dedicated Android Application
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Microsoft Power BI
8.1

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Microsoft Power BI
7.8
REST API
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Javascript API
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
iFrames
Microsoft Power BI
7.6
Java API
Microsoft Power BI
7.5
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Microsoft Power BI
7.8

Pros

Microsoft Power BI

  • Microsoft Power BI has excellent visualizations, patterns, spot charts.
  • It has a great length of connectivity with databases and other software. This includes: MS Access, PL/SQL, JSON, SAP HANA, MySQL, etc.
  • It's very cheap and helps focus on the right areas during presentations/meeting discussions.
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Cons

Microsoft Power BI

  • I can not think of any. Until now, all works well!
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Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I find it helpful and easy to use
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Usability

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 9.0
Based on 3 answers
PBI is very easy to use because of its similarity with power pivot and excel. DAX is the basic foundation language to be mastered to quickly build reports. Custom measures have been introduce to write instant DAX functions (But doesnt work all the time and need a understanding of DAX to debug). Easy to chart multiple charts and also third party charts
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Alternatives Considered

Microsoft Power BI

We selected Power BI because it had more flexibility in modelling/measurement definition, excellent per-user pricing, easy self-implementation, integration with our other Office 365 tools, and easy distribution of content to others in the organization.
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Return on Investment

Microsoft Power BI

  • It's a good start for setting up customized dashboards.
  • Available for all users based on Office 365 platform we have in place.
  • Doesn't really allow depth of report - specifically customization of visual displays.
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Pricing Details

Microsoft Power BI

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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