Reviews (1-25 of 84)
- Reporting, reporting, reporting. Power BI is great for reporting. I can create a number of different charts, views, and dashboards for a number of different audiences. It's very helpful for executives to see the big picture, but dynamic enough to take the same data sources and create detailed reports on very specific elements.
- Power BI is easy to use. We went from manual data entry and report creation in Excel to Power BI. There was a learning curve, but I was able to find enough training online to get started.
- Automating the report creation is wonderful. It takes all the manual work out of my old daily processes. My supervisors and bosses have been impressed too. They think it's magic, which makes me look good.
- Engaging dashboard displays with drag and drop modules to convey data in a meaningful ways.
- Familiar Microsoft "Ribbon" type interface that creates an integral feel with the rest of the Microsoft suite of products.
- Built-in mobile optimization window and associated Mobile applications that allow viewing from any location connected to the server.
- Where a lot of data is available and, if processed, and displayed well, it will benefit efficiency and productivity across the organisation.
- Where the results of processed data are used to convince clients of completed work.
- Where small organisations need to display their data for internal use, using a self-administered solution.
- Beautiful graphical models of your data
- Fast processing whether you're working with local data or pulling it from your database
- Very easy to share reports within your organization
- Surprisingly fairly easy to learn
Less appropriate for smaller organizations that don't have someone in-house or don't have the strong ability to learn how to maximize on the abilities of this tool set. It requires knowledge of interacting with databases and someone who understands how to analyze and interpret business intelligence data. Also not very appropriate for organizations that don't collect much data on their clients, even if they have many clients.
- Similar to office 365 applications such as Excel and Access, that is, it facilitates the usability of those who already have advanced knowledge of these tools.
- Optimal ways of presenting data.
- Data collect.
- Control panel.
- Getting correct data from Excel formats
- Comparisons from different sheets
- Reports and dashboards complexity were greatly reduced.
- Easy drill-down on selected information.
- Different types of views for the same information.
- Easy to create beautiful charts that make the data very easy to understand.
- Ability to quickly add/remove certain contracts from the dataset and see the differences with and without these contracts.
- Mobile view is really nice too!
I wouldn't recommend using this to share data across a larger organization unless price isn't an issue. It can become expensive when you're talking 50+ users.
This allowed us to quickly spin up are variable data sets mid- and or post-project in order to start validating results and identify areas required for cleaning etc. prior to analysis and presentation back to our clients with the results.
The free visual market place really helped bolster the initially limiting range of visualizations it comes with out of the box.
- Data Links, Visual Aid, and Wizard make the process very simple. We found we needed a two-way link 99% of the time but the default was a one-way link that needs changing each time you import etc.
- Terminology and usability are similar to Excel and Access making it easy to pick up and start creating for most advanced users of those applications.
- Very powerful out of the box, and even when using the free service it is incredibly capable if working on smaller data sets.
There are a few things you have to tweak constantly, tucked away in dropdown menus, that could be much more intuitive actions by clicking on components in visuals, like changing a title, axis name, etc. But the foundations are solid.
- The cost of it, really affordable.
- Power BI has a great integration with other tools like Office 365, Azure, etc.
- Navigation is very similar to Microsoft Excel, so if you are already acquainted with Excel, you'll have no problems with BI.
- Great variety of chart types, I think it is around sixteen different ones.
- Data retrieval/mining
- Data presentation/visuals
- Ease of constructing graphs.
- Always updated visuals being offered.
- Variety of data sources to be able to pull data.
Large dataset files are problematic in quickly giving that representation due to application limitations.
Internal operations being guided by the dashboards is a well suited scenario, but as is the case when working in a collaborative environment, external users will lack your functionality that you have internally.
- Intuitive and User-Friendly
- R Statistical Modelling modules integrated
- Very well integrated with Microsoft applications.
- Data blending from several different files is a big hit with our Power BI users. We have so many excel and CSV files and many of them are not clean, so making use of the data cleaning and blending saves us from countless pivots and lookups to just get data worthy of analyzing.
- The visualizations are top notch, and available without additional cost. Everything is in vibrant colors and crisp, clear lines that whatever your produce is clearly pleasing to the eye. From mapping down to pie charts, the visuals are well done.
- The Beta preview is very helpful, not all software allows you to preview or use things in beta, but Power BI has a wonderful set of tools and visualizations you can add into your work with very little effort or complexity.
- It has a free version offered with Microsoft Office 365. So businesses with this type of license can enjoy it free.
- Good dashboards, auto calculation and database connection capabilities.
- Easy to learn and use when you have familiarity with Excel. You can reach free training material on many platforms.
- Well integrated with other Microsoft programs (Excel, Access)
- Connect to various data sources (online and offline)
- Ease to use and start training with no cost
- Best feature is to create template report and refresh it with new data every month
Not so appropriate: when you need to do tons of calculations with back-end data or clean it in advance, other program like Alteryx would be more appropriate. Power BI is more for data visualization.
- Cost effective graphing and reports
- Can create personal dashboards
- Can export to Excel
- Slicer tools for data filtering
- Microsoft Power BI is the best value for money, self-service business intelligence tool available in the market. It is intuitive to use and comes with a library of data connectors.
- It has fantastic data visualization capabilities and simplified user interface.
- We store most of our data on the Azure data lake and Power BI works seamlessly with it.
2. It is being used in my departmen,t but other functions are starting to explore this BI tool.
3. Visualization, dashboards, scorecards, easy to understand huge datasets through graphs and charts, flexible for users to connect withEexcel
- Free license and tool is available in Microsoft office as an alternative to expensive tools in the same field
- Flexible to connect with multiple data sources and ERP systems
- Training modules are available for users with good detailed explanation
- Can publish review online for yourself and team-members and executives
- Multiple layout for visualization
Scenario where it is less suited - User who does not know how to handle big data and cleaning data requirements of BI.
- Easily load and integrate data from multiple sources.
- Integration with Office 365 is smooth.
- Same user Interface as other Microsoft tools so the learning curve is lower.
- It is a great tool for Visualization.
- Microsoft always brings monthly updates to this tool. It is great to see the new features and functionalities that are being added constantly.
- Power BI is an excellent tool to create all kinds of reports and data visualization. It can go from very simple reports to complex ones.
- There are enormous amount of Knowledge articles , YouTube videos and the support community to answer any question one has on Power BI. This makes life much easier.
- Report building: Reports can now be built by anyone in the organization with access to the data source where previously it required a developer.
- Time required: Along the same lines, the time required to release a new report or update an existing report has decreased significantly and can usually be done the same day.
- Embedding: Reports needed to be embedded in our partner portal and allow filtering based on the user so that we're showing the right data to the right people.
- One-off reports: There used to be an alarming number of requests for one time or monthly or weekly reports that were manually generated. The data is now accessible via Power BI in a controlled way that allows our users to find their own insights in the data.
- Easy to build the reports you need. Allows users with any level of experience to start building reports.
- Users can interact with reports in a natural way allowing them to start using the reports with no/little training or guidance.
- Powerful enough to handle any report from any data source and size.
- Secure handling of data and able to ensure the right data is visible to the right people.
- Large community of users and resources.
- You want to be able to leverage non-development staff to author reports
- You need to be able to embed your reports
- You need security around the data you are presenting
- You need to be able to access a wide variety of data sources
- You want to have access to a large online community for support/learning
- Ability to build visuals with drag-and-drop makes creating dashboards easy for beginners
- Great training materials and videos online for self-training
- Ability to work across Microsoft's other platforms
- Easy sharing of dashboards and built in "usage metrics"
- Easy to use.
- Well integrated into the Microsoft ecosystem
- Share with anyone.
- Lot of Packages available to represent the data
- Predictive and Visualization representation are very useful
- Lot of users are implementing new packages and share the same with users which helps in find quick solution to our requirements
- Open Source community as well provides help in case of any issues or solution needed
Microsoft Power BI Scorecard Summary
Feature Scorecard Summary
About Microsoft Power BI
Microsoft Power BI is a business analytics service from Microsoft. It allows users to convert data into visuals and graphics, visually explore and analyze data, collaborate on interactive dashboards and reports, and scale across their organization with built-in governance and security.
- Free initial setup with no required training
- Connectivity with Excel spreadsheets, cloud services, streaming data, on-premise databases, and more
- Dashboards that update in real-time
- Natural language processing for data visualization tools
- Shareable reports and datasets
- Collaborative framework
- Remote accessibility
- Integrates with most applications and services using REST API
- Publish data directly from service with publish-to-web feature
Microsoft Power BI Technical Details