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Review: "Microsoft BI is Worth a Look for Business Intelligence"
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July 12, 2016

Review: "Microsoft BI is Worth a Look for Business Intelligence"

Score 7 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft BI

I use it to analyze data from our CRM.
  • Connections to third parties is really nicely done.
  • Graphically it is a clean experience with nice color screens
  • Integration with Microsoft products is tight.
  • They need a lot more tutorials. Using the application is not very intuitive so better training would help greatly.
Microsoft BI seems very comparable to Tableau. They seem to both do the same things. Tableau appeared to have more support and documentation.
It has been really simple to connect data sources, both offline and online.
I wish it was simpler to share a dashboard or embed them outside of BI. Other than that sharing is easy enough with our 365 organization.
If you are a Microsoft partner this is a no-brainer as it is likely free to you. Besides that I don't see a reason to get one of the more expensive options over this. It seems to do everything as the other solutions I have tried.

Microsoft BI Feature Ratings

Customizable dashboards
7
Report Formatting Templates
Not Rated
Drill-down analysis
Not Rated
Formatting capabilities
6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Not Rated
Report sharing and collaboration
6
Publish to Web
6
Publish to PDF
Not Rated
Report Versioning
Not Rated
Report Delivery Scheduling
Not Rated
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
7
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
7
Predictive Analytics
Not Rated
Multi-User Support (named login)
7
Role-Based Security Model
Not Rated
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Not Rated
Responsive Design for Web Access
Not Rated
Dedicated iOS Application
Not Rated
Dedicated Android Application
Not Rated
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Not Rated