Power BI lets you Excel
May 06, 2016

Power BI lets you Excel

Tim Welch | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Power BI

We are using PowerBI to visualise data from a data source of over 200 million data points. It is currently used by data analysts and our Business Intelligence team as a quick way to view and analyse the data.
  • Quick visualisation of data
  • Easy to connect to different sources
  • Easily cusomisable
  • Security settings make it difficult to deploy to restricted users via web sites
Although we use Birst for our client facing dashboards, PowerBI is much more efficient when connecting to external data sources, and is much easier to customise. The pricing of it almost makes is preferable to other more established options like Tableau.
It's very easy to connect, and that now they have added live access connections to SSAS it is a very flexible tool.
Easy to share charts once they have been created
  • Good for quickly connecting to an external datasource (e.g. database or cube) and visualising / analysing the data.
  • Less suited (currently) for deploying on a subscription/restricted user basis on the internet.

Microsoft Power BI Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
Not Rated
Customizable dashboards
10
Report Formatting Templates
Not Rated
Drill-down analysis
5
Formatting capabilities
8
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Not Rated
Report sharing and collaboration
8
Publish to Web
4
Publish to PDF
8
Report Versioning
Not Rated
Report Delivery Scheduling
Not Rated
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Not Rated
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
9
Predictive Analytics
Not Rated
Multi-User Support (named login)
1
Role-Based Security Model
1
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
1
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