Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI

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Score 8.3 out of 10
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Microsoft Power BI

Overview

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...
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Popular Features

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  • Customizable dashboards (136)
    9.0
    90%
  • Drill-down analysis (136)
    8.5
    85%
  • Report sharing and collaboration (132)
    8.4
    84%
  • Formatting capabilities (135)
    7.9
    79%

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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
For the latest information on pricing, visithttps://powerbi.microsoft.com/en…

Offerings

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

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $9.99 per month
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Product Demos

What is Power BI?
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Features

BI Standard Reporting

Standard reporting means pre-built or canned reports available to users without having to create them.

8.4Avg 8.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Ad-Hoc Reports are reports built by the user to meet highly specific requirements.

8.2Avg 8.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Ability to schedule and manager report output.

8.3Avg 8.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

Data Discovery and Visualization is the analysis of multiple data sources in a search for pattern and outliers and the ability to represent the data visually.

8.3Avg 8.1

Access Control and Security

Access control means being able to determine who has access to which data.

8.7Avg 8.5

Mobile Capabilities

Support for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.

8.3Avg 7.9

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

APIs are a set of routines, protocols, and tools for used for embedding one application in another

8.1Avg 7.9
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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 TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Microsoft Power BI starts at $9.99.

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

The most common users of Microsoft Power BI are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Reviews

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David Shi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Compared to its peers, this is one area [Microsoft] Power BI is undoubtly number one. No other application currently receives the same frequency of updates as [Microsoft] Power BI. At the current rate of improvement, we can expect a plethora of new features and fixes every single year and onwards for the foreseeable future, with Microsoft appearing to dedicate significant resources to ensure [Microsoft] Power BI stays relevant now as well as the future.
Scott Kennedy | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Assuming you have the $10 per month license of Power BI Pro, you get a really solid support team straight from Microsoft. Also, since my company uses Microsoft Teams, the support agent was able to have a very quick and easy chat about my problem directly through Microsoft Teams. This was a nice benefit.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
There are many tutorials available for resolving any query regarding power BI by Microsoft only. Auto-detect is one of the greatest features as it detects your data type and kele to understand what has gone wrong. which value is null or where is the error present in the whole data.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Microsoft sometimes changes the backend which impacts the front end on Power BI Service, but once you open ticket support, they start working fast on it and get to the bottom of the issue.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It is a fantastic tool, you can do almost everything related with data and reports, it is a perfect substitutive of Power Point and Excel with a high evolution and flexibility, and also it is very friendly and easy to share.
I think all companies should have Power BI (or other BI tool) in their software package and if they are in the MS Suite, for sure Power BI should be the one due to all the benefits of the MS ecosystem.
Afia Tamanna | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We need to work closely with the [Microsoft] Power BI. It was my coworker who contacted support when we encountered a few minor problems. No questions have ever been asked of me because the tutorials cover everything. For our organization, Microsoft products have always been preferred.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Compared to the fairly cheap cost of MS Power BI, the support that the company is providing is quite big. There are even some conferences that you are attend if you are interested. On the community support side, it is definitely not as supported as python or R but you still can find the information.
Blake Baron | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Honestly I have not interacted with Microsoft Power BI's support team, but I mainly use Microsoft articles published online and on YouTube. You can find articles from the Microsoft community or Stack Overflow where folks have asked questions and the community has answered. It's a commonly used product and you won't have trouble finding the answer to your question.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
The support community for [Microsoft] Power BI is huge and online forums are full of questions and answers that helped us get up to speed with the product, additionally, Microsoft's own support was very helpful and did provide valuable support on issues we initially faced, I would give the support experience and the availability of support resources an "A+" for this product
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Supportability is extremely important. I personally haven't had a major issue requiring Microsoft intervention, which is probably the best support possible, but I'm also confident that Microsoft will continue to grow the Power BI capabilities and will have robust support when compared to smaller more boutique products on the market.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
To be very frank, I have never contacted the support for any issues. As tutorials cover basically everything, I have never had to contact them for a doubt. And as Microsoft products have always been stable, I have never faced any nagging bug that forced me to reach out to their customer support.
Greg Watkins | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I can't really speak to the support overall, [but] I will say that in the almost three years I have used the system, I have only needed to contact their support team once. I think the team was helpful, but it did take some time for us to resolve the issues/ request that they had. I guess the good news is that the system is pretty stable, and I personally have rarely needed to contact their technical support team.
Christian Maxwell | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I did not have a ton of interaction with the Power BI support team. When we ran into some minor issues my co-worker was the one who was working with support to get that resolved and get our questions answered. From his experience it seemed like the process went well and the support team was responsive and helpful.
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