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Microsoft BI Review: "Great Graphics presentations"
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May 03, 2018

Microsoft BI Review: "Great Graphics presentations"

Score 7 out of 101
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The software is being used as a way to develop different outputs graphics for different analysis and solves problems that I and my collaborators take from field surveys for planning new strategies in order to preserve nature and biodiversity in our territory. The people that use this software are me with the data being stored in Excel sheets.
  • The customized colors and presentation
  • Introduces Excel data for graphics
  • Innovate the way we used the data and new elements for analysis
  • Printable graphics is a must
  • The whole concept of the presentation for a company is missing
  • Is not easy make changes to the graphics
The software stacks [well] because it has more graphics resolution and the colors are fresh and actualized. On the other hand, there is the Microsoft family software and this is an advantage. Microsoft has a lot of users around the world and it's like everyone knows how to do things intuitively, even if they are wrong, because of previous knowledge with the software vendor.
The data is what really matters on a graphic presentation, and if I'm not allowed to edit or to update this data somehow it's like I'm cutting the progress I've been making and have to it do all over again. This is not a solution. On the other hand, the color and options to present graphics solutions are really nice but could be better. That's my goal.
Having control over capabilities and sharing data across teams, is difficult when you have an expensive license and you need it for all of your company. In other words, your collaborations are reduced to the team that has a license. And for a small company, there is only one collaborator. Even for big companies, if the expenses are not inside the limits, they are going to reduce the licenses and the team are going to be 3 mostly. For these reasons, report distributions are not an issue because the company will use other media, i.e. email.
The software is really well designed to make presentations and graphics once the data in the sheets are complete and there are no more corrections. Instead, if you feel that you need corrections you will have to start the process over again. It's frustrating. I think this software requires more capabilities than others, network knowledge and how the Microsoft software is connected.

Microsoft BI Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
8
Customizable dashboards
6
Report Formatting Templates
7
Drill-down analysis
8
Formatting capabilities
7
Integration with R or other statistical packages
8
Report sharing and collaboration
8
Publish to Web
8
Publish to PDF
8
Report Versioning
8
Report Delivery Scheduling
8
Delivery to Remote Servers
8
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
8
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
8
Predictive Analytics
8
Multi-User Support (named login)
8
Role-Based Security Model
8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
8
Single Sign-On (SSO)
8
Responsive Design for Web Access
8
Dedicated iOS Application
8
Dedicated Android Application
8
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
8
REST API
8
Javascript API
8
iFrames
8
Java API
8
Themeable User Interface (UI)
8
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
8