Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI

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Microsoft Power BI

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Review for Power BI

10
April 25, 2022
We use Power BI for data presentation and Visualization of the data as we know raw data is nothing we use Power BI to clean and present …

Microsoft Power BI Desktop is it good ?

9
February 07, 2022
We are using Microsoft Power BI widely in the Company, together with more than 80 associates were are the Gurus of Power BI, we help …
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Great value. Would use again.

10
July 20, 2021
The entire organization is using Power BI. Depending on your technical ability, any one person could be leveraging the technology …

Data will never be the same again, thanks to PowerBI

10
June 22, 2021
We have different uses cases for [Microsoft] Power BI (Desktop and Pro), from the Desktop side, we have many vendor exported CSV financial …
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Awards

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TrustRadius Award Top Rated 2021
TrustRadius Award Top Rated 2020
TrustRadius Award Top Rated 2019

Popular Features

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Customizable dashboards (136)

9.0
90%

Drill-down analysis (136)

8.7
87%

Report sharing and collaboration (133)

8.6
86%

Formatting capabilities (135)

8.0
80%

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Pricing

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Power BI Pro

$9.99

Cloud
Per User/Per Month

Power BI Premium

$20.00

Cloud
Per User/Per Month

Power BI Premium

$4,995.00

Cloud
Per Capacity/Per Month

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
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Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $9.99 per month

Features Scorecard

BI Standard Reporting

8.4
84%

Ad-hoc Reporting

8.4
84%

Report Output and Scheduling

8.3
83%

Data Discovery and Visualization

8.2
82%

Access Control and Security

8.8
88%

Mobile Capabilities

8.4
84%

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

8.0
80%

Product Details

What is 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.

Key features

  • 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

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Microsoft Power BI Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Microsoft Power BI?

Microsoft Power BI is a visualization and data discovery tool 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.

How much does Microsoft Power BI cost?

Microsoft Power BI starts at $9.99.

What is Microsoft Power BI's best feature?

Reviewers rate Customizable dashboards and Publish to Web and Single Sign-On (SSO) highest, with a score of 9.

Who uses Microsoft Power BI?

The most common users of Microsoft Power BI are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

Reviews

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April 25, 2022

Review for Power BI

Score 10 out of 10
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We use Power BI for data presentation and Visualization of the data as we know raw data is nothing we use Power BI to clean and present data and derive meaningful information. It is very easy to use and if you are using Excel then the user interface is very similar to it.
Score 10 out of 10
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Instead of using one big Excel file that gathers different types of data from various sources we decided to switch to using Power BI, which we found could be integrated easily with our existing business environment, while providing advanced analytics and reporting capabilities, enabling us to create customized dashboards. The old approach with Excel files was not reliable and very time-consuming when it comes to maintenance.
Score 9 out of 10
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We are using Microsoft Power BI widely in the Company, together with more than 80 associates were are the Gurus of Power BI, we help people to develop their own reports. Using Microsoft Power BI really facilitate and make the data showing easier, in the old days we used to create a report on Excel and they send this to a lot of people or copy and paste the info on PowerPoint and then share it across many teams. But now we use Microsoft Power BI to load a lot of different source data points (CSV, Excel, DB, etc), combine and enrich this data and then publish the report into Microsoft Power BI Services and from there we share the list across the teams. We have some reports that are being used by more than 800 people. Microsoft Power BI definitely was a step up on how the data is consumed. The only big problem that I see is that some users don´t have the full knowledge about it making it now well developed or organized resulting in a heavy Report that takes longer to load.
Score 9 out of 10
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Power BI is a perfect platform for us in order to display the data in an useful and interactive way.
Before starting to use Power BI, there were a lot of work needed for some meetings (as you had to do same slide for all the possible scenarios) and there were not much flexibility during the discussions.
Now all the flexibility can be addapted during the conversations, making faster and clearer decissions as you can visualize everything with a couple of clicks.
Also it is superflexible in terms of connection to different data providers, so you can combine a lot of information from various places in just one dashboard.
Afia Tamanna | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We deployed Microsoft Power BI in every department at our company, including sales, customer service managers (CSMs), and product and finance departments. Essentially, this is the essential function of the Power BI Desktop. We can share reports via the internet and embed them into websites and applications. We use it to analyze customer invoice processing data and other KPIs. Presentations for QBR business reviews based on the information provided by the CSM team have a great deal of impact. With Microsoft Power BI Desktop and Power BI Service in the cloud, we’ve helped businesses and organizations develop their IT infrastructures. Also, we could track and customize notifications so company executives could see them from anywhere. That helps us track and set company targets. Organizations don’t require the more advanced features, such as analytics, that are available.
Colin Sebastian | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We use Microsoft Power BI for any number of tasks, mainly synthesizing data down and making easily to read and use charts. It's also used to view lots of data in a reasonable manner and view changes quickly. Additionally, we use it for management presentations to executives for business status updates.
Suryaprakash Mishra | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Currently, the product is used by [a] few teams including my team. The organization is developing [a] Data Analytics platform and then [Microsoft] Power BI will [be] used [in the] organization moving forward.
Score 7 out of 10
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MS Power BI has been used in my company as a visualization tool along with QuickSight and Tableau. They all serve the same function that is interactive plots that can be saved and shared with others. Depending on which department it is, the team choose one of these options based on the data sources.
Scott Kennedy | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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The entire organization is using Power BI. Depending on your technical ability, any one person could be leveraging the technology differently. For example, we have folks using Power BI desktop (who know how to use DAX) and others using the Power BI online service exclusively. For online users, that would include report consumers and builders.
Blake Baron | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Currently, it's only being used by our division for internal reporting usage on our sixteen members to leadership. Leadership can view progress and be alerted to new activities our team has to work on. We use it for weekly reporting on the status of various analyses and how much value is at risk as a result of them.
Score 10 out of 10
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We have different uses cases for [Microsoft] Power BI (Desktop and Pro), from the Desktop side, we have many vendor exported CSV financial data, this data is generated every month with tens of thousands of rows and hundreds of columns, this data needs to be crunched and converted into human readable reports.
We import these CSVs to a central data source (SQL Server) and then use Power BI Desktop to transform this data into phenomenal interactive drilldown reports for the executive and financial departments to easily review and take immediate decisions, the transformation is fairly easily and intuitive and the outcomes are very satisfying.

On the [Microsoft] Power BI Pro side, we have it connected to a few online data sources from the cloud, with its automated refresh functionality, we are getting fresh and up to date reports and analytics that help our management make decisions quickly and effectively, [Microsoft] Power BI is an amazing product!
Score 10 out of 10
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Power BI is our visualization tool to make our data insightful and easy to digest. Power BI is nice because it builds on your Microsoft Suite of applications and is easy to use. Power BI helps create standard views for high-level insights, with the capability to drill down. A drill-down capability is a powerful tool for actionable insights.
Alejandro Pineda | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Microsoft Power Bi is used mostly by the commercial department as end-users because they can see the information from our Datawarehouse and can visualize all the reports they request to DWH Department. We started using Microsoft Power BI because before it the reports were created in excel sheet and the graphics need to be created by a user from the Commercial Department so they needed to manipulate the data from an excel and then make reports and presentation depending on their needs.
Score 9 out of 10
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Microsoft Power BI is being used In my organization by the executive team to view Sales and Inventory KPI and make important financial decisions.
Power BI reports and charts makes it easy to visualize problem areas in production and distribution and where to make necessary improvements in the future. It is great for collaborating with coworkers with dashboards.
Score 8 out of 10
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Power BI was is being used as a data visualization tool and for creating dashboards across the complete organization. All stats based reporting is now being done through it as it is easy to slice and dice through it in an interactive and easy manner. It also allows to drill down to next level of analysis.
Amr Saad | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Microsoft Power BI is used by the management [across] different departments to monitor our [team's] performance and feedback reports using very intuitive visualizations which gives us insights regarding managing our teams in a more efficient way. It provides very good Dashboards with [a] drill-down feature to go into more details. Also, it helped the Finance Department and gave us great predictive insights regarding the organization's financial health by analyzing different data collected.
Score 9 out of 10
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Power BI is categorically the most advanced yet beginner-friendly business intelligence tool that I have come across. Because of its beautiful, user-friendly interface, automated onboarding, and a dedicated website for tutorials, the learning curve is flattened as much as possible, which gets the user going in no time. Even if something gets overwhelming for you, you can hop to their friendly and helpful user community forum, which is invariably ready to help you with alacrity.
Greg Watkins | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We are using PowerBI across our organization for sales, CSM's, as well as our finance leadership and product teams. Our entire company receives value from it, since we use it for revenue forecasting, understanding our customers' adoption and journeys. We also use it to review different data as it pertains to the customers' invoice processing and other valuable KPI [metrics]. We use data from it from the CSM team to create QBR business review decks which are very impactful.
Christian Maxwell | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We needed a way to pull large amounts of data from our construction management software and create reports that we could use to set and measure expected metrics for project team performance. Being able to track these and create configurable reports that company executives could view from anywhere and see historical performance helped us set and track company performance goals.
Dustin Ghia | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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I have used [Microsoft] Power BI Desktop with the Power BI Service on the cloud as a component of IT solutions for businesses and organizations[.] The main use of [Microsoft] Power BI is to create reports and share them on the web for embedding in websites and applications. The more advanced uses of [Microsoft] Power BI, like analytics for example, are less required by companies.
Score 8 out of 10
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We have suggested Power BI to multiple clients for visualization purposes and they found it is really useful to generate their daily insights. We have created numerous reports and dashboards showing a variety of data from various domains and industries.

Highlights:
Rich UI
Data accuracy
Intensive data modeling
Data compression and optimization
Score 7 out of 10
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Verified User
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Microsoft Power BI is used by the entire organization for basic analytics and data visualization purposes. It enables the functional users without technical background to quickly customize their reports as per the requirements and even share the reports as well as the insights from the reports with other users in the organization. Also, the information can be analyzed and visualized in the real-time making sure that actions can be taken based on insights in due time.