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Score 7.9 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Power BI For Office 365

If you want to create a visual dashboard or report that utilises various data sources then PowerBI can do this. It is great in that it takes your on-premises data and stores it on Microsoft servers where it can interact with it faster, reducing load on your own servers, while being efficient in what it transfers out.We have found it not well suited if you wanted to publish a simple report to many staff as they may all need a Pro license which can get expensive. Even if embedding the report onto a shared platform like SharePoint, it will not display if the users doesn't have a PowerBI Pro license.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Power BI For Office 365
8.6
Pixel Perfect reports
Power BI For Office 365
8.3
Customizable dashboards
Power BI For Office 365
8.8
Report Formatting Templates
Power BI For Office 365
8.6

Ad-hoc Reporting

Power BI For Office 365
8.6
Drill-down analysis
Power BI For Office 365
7.8
Formatting capabilities
Power BI For Office 365
7.8
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Power BI For Office 365
10.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Power BI For Office 365
8.5

Report Output and Scheduling

Power BI For Office 365
8.2
Publish to Web
Power BI For Office 365
8.7
Publish to PDF
Power BI For Office 365
8.5
Report Versioning
Power BI For Office 365
9.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Power BI For Office 365
7.6
Delivery to Remote Servers
Power BI For Office 365
7.2

Data Discovery and Visualization

Power BI For Office 365
8.7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Power BI For Office 365
9.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Power BI For Office 365
8.8
Predictive Analytics
Power BI For Office 365
8.3

Access Control and Security

Power BI For Office 365
9.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
Power BI For Office 365
9.2
Role-Based Security Model
Power BI For Office 365
9.2
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Power BI For Office 365
8.1
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Power BI For Office 365
9.2

Mobile Capabilities

Power BI For Office 365
7.9
Responsive Design for Web Access
Power BI For Office 365
8.2
Dedicated iOS Application
Power BI For Office 365
8.0
Dedicated Android Application
Power BI For Office 365
8.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Power BI For Office 365
7.5

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Power BI For Office 365
8.3
REST API
Power BI For Office 365
6.0
Javascript API
Power BI For Office 365
9.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Power BI For Office 365
9.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Power BI For Office 365
9.0

Pros

Power BI For Office 365

  • Easily create graphs and visualizations.
  • Distributing dashboards & content packs
  • Finding inconsistencies in data.
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Cons

Power BI For Office 365

  • If a data source is deployed directly to PowerBI.com without using Power BI desktop, you will not have the ability to troubleshoot connectivity issues which often arise during Metadata and other changes to the model.
  • Not for typical static reporting.
  • No row based security within Power BI itself.
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Likelihood to Renew

Power BI For Office 365

Power BI For Office 365 9.2
Based on 4 answers
It is a cheap way of exploring data and comes with the whole Office 2013 experience, including Sharepoint. For a new company, it is hard to find a better deal.
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Alternatives Considered

Power BI For Office 365

Tableau and Qlikview are both faster and have easier many-to-many relationships. However, for the average user, Power BI is much easier as a true Self-service BI. Besides, the cost for Power BI is lower.
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Return on Investment

Power BI For Office 365

  • It's allowed us to better visualize large amounts of data.
  • It's an easy way to tie into an existing SQL database for users that don't know SQL.
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Pricing Details

Power BI For Office 365

General

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