Power BI from an enterprise perspective
September 27, 2018

Power BI from an enterprise perspective

Angad Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power Bi is being used by among J&J for data visualization and reporting. My team was using it to visualize and report on certain metrics from our data catalog. I'm not sure if it is used organization wide, but there are many teams in working with data that utilize it. BI makes it convenient for teams to report data to higher management by visualizing it into easy to understand representations.

Pros

  • Connectivity with Microsoft tools - As you would expect, since they are developed by the same company, BI is well integrated with the other Microsoft tools such as Excel that are ubiquitous in the workforce.
  • Price - One of the nicest things about BI is its cheap price tag, compared to to other visualization software like Tableau.
  • Excellent variety of visualizations.

Cons

  • Not Intuitive - Can be difficult to pick up. They could add tutorial videos like Tableau.
  • Not easy to use with R and Python which Tableau does well.
  • Online version could use some work. Does not allow for all features from desktop version.
Tableau and Spotfire are all around better tools, but Power BI can be useful especially because of its cheap price.
Power Bi does well when working with databases to create visualizations or to report certain metrics. It would be ideal for large corporations that collect a lot of data and have to use it to improve their business. It can still be beneficial for smaller businesses and its cheap price tag makes it accessible to anyone.

Microsoft Power BI Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
7
Customizable dashboards
8
Report Formatting Templates
6
Drill-down analysis
8
Formatting capabilities
6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
7
Report sharing and collaboration
7
Publish to Web
8
Publish to PDF
8
Report Versioning
7
Report Delivery Scheduling
7
Delivery to Remote Servers
8
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
8
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
9
Predictive Analytics
8
Multi-User Support (named login)
8
Role-Based Security Model
7
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
8
Single Sign-On (SSO)
6
Responsive Design for Web Access
6
Mobile Application
6
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
6
REST API
8
Javascript API
8
iFrames
8
Java API
9
Themeable User Interface (UI)
8
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
7

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