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Microsoft BI Review: "MIcorosft BI - Gather, share and take action on your data"
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October 19, 2018

Microsoft BI Review: "MIcorosft BI - Gather, share and take action on your data"

Score 4 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft BI

Microsoft BI is a great tool to allow for the visualization and communication of data to my whole team. Microsoft BI is being used in conjunction with many operational KPI's to better drive action and responses to improve or address issues that arise. The main problem solved by BI is the ability to gather and bring together information from multiple sources and unify this data.
  • Bringing data together from multiple sources
  • Allows for graphical representation of data to improve communication up and down the management chain.
  • Tracking of data for use in the future
  • Could be more user friendly
  • Improve the learning curve for new users
  • Allow for better integration with mobile app.
Microsoft BI is alot more user friendly than SAP and allows for quicker interpretation of Data without having to go deep into the analysis of the data. All in all I would say that Microsoft BI fares far better on in the communication side and also the implementation side. The cost to use Microsoft BI is at an approrpriate level to justify a company's ability to adopt this software.
I really like how Microsoft brings data from multiple sources together. I think this is one of the strengths of the software allowing for a more complex accumulation of data and information. This results on more complex analysis but again Microsoft BI does a superb job at making this complex data easy to interpret and take action on.
Microsoft BI's templates are superb and result in a graphical summary of information that is easy to display/present to the wider team
Microsoft BI is well suited for a data landscape that traverses multiple business units. its ability to bring different type of information together and communicate it in a more concise manner is great. Scenarios that required continuous monitoring and team communication, Microsoft BI is perfect. The ability to access the information on the fly through the mobile app is outstanding.

Microsoft BI Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
5
Customizable dashboards
5
Report Formatting Templates
7
Drill-down analysis
6
Formatting capabilities
7
Integration with R or other statistical packages
7
Report sharing and collaboration
7
Publish to Web
6
Publish to PDF
6
Report Versioning
7
Report Delivery Scheduling
7
Delivery to Remote Servers
7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
6
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
7
Predictive Analytics
7
Multi-User Support (named login)
7
Role-Based Security Model
7
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
6
Single Sign-On (SSO)
6
Responsive Design for Web Access
6
Dedicated iOS Application
7
Dedicated Android Application
7
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
6
REST API
6
Javascript API
7
iFrames
6
Java API
7
Themeable User Interface (UI)
7
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
5