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Review: "Microsoft Power BI can em-Power data visualizations and analyses"
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January 07, 2019

Review: "Microsoft Power BI can em-Power data visualizations and analyses"

Score 8 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Power BI

It is being used across the organization. Data can be fed in and reports and visualizations can be accessed with ease by other colleagues.
  • Visualization.
  • Report generation.
  • Ease of use - no need for hard-core coding.
  • Limitations on the input file size.
  • Sharing visualizations with external parties, eg consultants.
It is on par if not better than other commercial software allowing for data visualizations/analysis. It is made available by the organization, possibly because of its ease of integrating with other Microsoft apps, eg Excel.
Easy to feed in data, whether in-house data or online. Merging can often be easily done with some basic steps because of the interactive interface but sometimes need a little fiddling.
It does a fantastic job in allowing access to data and visualizations to other colleagues, but I think it doesn't allow external sharing, eg. with consultants.
It is handy for projects where different groups of people may want to analyze/visualize different aspects of the data. Visualizations can be changed on the fly simply by clicking around, so it's good for projects involving audiences who don't need coding experience to size up the data. It is however not so good at handling gigantic/complex datasets.

Microsoft Power BI Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
8
Customizable dashboards
9
Report Formatting Templates
8
Drill-down analysis
8
Formatting capabilities
7
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Not Rated
Report sharing and collaboration
8
Publish to Web
8
Publish to PDF
8
Report Versioning
7
Report Delivery Scheduling
Not Rated
Delivery to Remote Servers
Not Rated
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Not Rated
Predictive Analytics
Not Rated
Multi-User Support (named login)
8
Role-Based Security Model
Not Rated
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Not Rated
Single Sign-On (SSO)
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
REST API
Not Rated
Javascript API
Not Rated
iFrames
Not Rated
Java API
Not Rated
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Not Rated
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Not Rated