Microsoft BI (MSBI) Reviews

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Score 8.2 out of 100

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March 05, 2021
Aniket Sawant | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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20 - The majority of people who use this are the in the analytics department or are database managers. The other part of the team members who use it are the stakeholders, who use these charts to analyze the data and make important decisions on a daily basis. This type of information helps drive the business better.
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August 07, 2016
Alexander Lubyansky | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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20 - That "20" is my best guess. We have over 100 people doing analytics here and I'm not exactly going to do a census. Some of us use Excel in its fancy capacity, but most just use Excel as Excel.
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February 04, 2015
Steve Wake | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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70 - Consultants, Business Analysts, Project Managers, Directors and C Level, it is being used at all levels for all functions of our business and it keeps getting used more and more with the new Power BI functionality that has made it available for mobile as well as laptops/desktops. We use it to drive our business and keep us up-to-date on our bottom line and make sure all of our projects/clients working well.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Pixel Perfect reports (41)
7.9
Customizable dashboards (48)
8.8
Report Formatting Templates (46)
8.1
Drill-down analysis (43)
8.2
Formatting capabilities (48)
7.8
Integration with R or other statistical packages (39)
7.1
Report sharing and collaboration (48)
7.8
Publish to Web (43)
6.9
Publish to PDF (43)
8.1
Report Versioning (39)
7.4
Report Delivery Scheduling (43)
7.5
Delivery to Remote Servers (23)
7.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (46)
7.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization (43)
7.6
Predictive Analytics (41)
7.7
Multi-User Support (named login) (45)
8.3
Role-Based Security Model (42)
7.9
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete) (46)
8.8
Single Sign-On (SSO) (27)
8.5
Responsive Design for Web Access (34)
8.1
Dedicated iOS Application (27)
8.1
Dedicated Android Application (27)
8.2
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile (36)
7.7
REST API (17)
7.3
Javascript API (18)
7.5
iFrames (17)
7.8
Java API (16)
7.6
Themeable User Interface (UI) (16)
7.1
Customizable Platform (Open Source) (12)
7.1

What is Microsoft BI (MSBI)?

Microsoft BI (MSBI) benefits from the ubiquity of SQL server and the set of tools built around the database, including an ETL layer, master data management, data cleansing, report and reporting.

The reporting engine is SQL Server Reporting Services which does not have the visualization capabilities of visualization tools like Tableau or Qlik. Excel has historically been the platform visualization tool. Power BI for Office 365 has done much to improve the discovery and visualization capabilities of Excel.

Microsoft now offers Power BI cloud as the visualization platform with geospatial 3D, natural-language query generation, and self-service ETL along with charting and other data visualizations that can be uploaded and shared through the Power BI service.

The Power BI platform also provides live access to on-premises Microsoft SQL Server instances, and self-service access to third-party cloud sources including Salesforce, Marketo, Zendesk, and GitHub. Mobility is supported through a native iPad app, an iPhone app.

This new platform is viewed by Microsoft as a visualization layer sitting on top of their earlier generation of installed SQL-based technology.

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Microsoft BI (MSBI) Pricing

  • Does not have featureFree Trial Available?No
  • Has featureFree or Freemium Version Available?Yes
  • Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
  • Entry-level set up fee?No
EditionPricing DetailsTerms
Power BI Pro9.99per user/per month
Power BI Premium4,995per month

Microsoft BI (MSBI) Technical Details

Deployment Types:SaaS
Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:No

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Microsoft BI (MSBI)?

Microsoft BI is a business intelligence product used for data analysis and generating reports on server-based data. It features unlimited data analysis capacity with its reporting engine, SQL Server Reporting Services alongside ETL, master data management, and data cleansing.

What is Microsoft BI (MSBI)'s best feature?

Reviewers rate Customizable dashboards and Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete) highest, with a score of 8.8.

Who uses Microsoft BI (MSBI)?

The most common users of Microsoft BI (MSBI) are Enterprises from the Information Technology & Services industry.