Microsoft BI platform review
Updated March 10, 2015

Microsoft BI platform review

Boris Skylar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft BI

  • Easy development tools with ability to support large data.
  • Features of the predictive analytics are not the best in the industry yet.
Easy answer is: it does what we need to and we are happy with the product.
  • Rapid report development, simple web-based reporting tools, easy support, common development techniques.

Using Microsoft BI

60 - Line managers, internal auditors, department managers, senior staff and executives.
5 - Application support, reporting developers and business analysts.
  • SQL Server Data Warehouse and Microsoft BI platform allow us to collect data from transactional sources, transform to reportable format, and aggregate to a level that can be used to measure business operational metrics.

Evaluating Microsoft BI and Competitors

Consolidated SQL Server 2005, QlikView and Beacon reporting tools on SQL Server 2012 platform.

Microsoft BI Implementation

Thorough project planning and requirements gathering ensured project's success.

Microsoft BI Training

Yes, it was a simple deployment due to ease of the SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) UI.

Configuring Microsoft BI

Microsoft BI Support

Microsoft support in general is good, did not have any issues.
No - No need to. Have not had any issues that would warrant premium support needs.

Using Microsoft BI

Easy to use SSRS reporting interface

Microsoft BI Reliability

Reports are stable and always avaiable when needed.
I wish reporting engine was optimized for faster response time.

Integrating Microsoft BI

  • Microsoft SharePoint

Relationship with Microsoft

Defined price versus value, and finalized support terms.