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Microsoft Power BI review: A way to optimize and improve visualization
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July 06, 2019

Microsoft Power BI review: A way to optimize and improve visualization

Score 9 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Power BI

Power BI is being used to create dashboards and company data reports. Currently, it is used in the financial and IT areas. We are working on planning to have a vision of what is to come, planning everything about the company through the visual representation of these sensitive data. And with it, the tool can generate great visualizations that we can take to meetings.
  • Similar to office 365 applications such as Excel and Access, that is, it facilitates the usability of those who already have advanced knowledge of these tools.
  • Optimal ways of presenting data.
  • Data collect.
  • Control panel.
  • Sometimes the table relationship is not no simple to set up.
  • Certain elements are very limited, in the visual part mainly.
  • The tool is unnecessary in relation to the panel interface compared to Tableau.
Microsoft Power BI as I said earlier is unfortunate in relation to the panels but compared to Tableau.
Although Microsoft Power BI has a general interface easier to understand in my company because we already have a signature with the package Office 365 that the integration of the same is excellent.
The way it connects to various sources is impressive. It has the resources for you to manipulate and merge the data. It meets all of our business optimization needs by talking about the excellent integration with other tools such as the Office 365 package. So it turns out to be an extremely strong tool in this matter.
One of the points that the collaboration cannot help is a cloud security issue since we can share the URL of the folder/file so friends or people on your team can access it so that URL is not protected, I believe that anyone can access and copy files or folders from the path.
The recommendation for a company would be that with this free/low-cost tool for desktop it can help a lot in making decisions and thereby get a result that you can visualize if your company is on the right path. The user will also get some more creativity about the creation of the panels.

Microsoft Power BI Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
9
Customizable dashboards
7
Report Formatting Templates
10
Drill-down analysis
10
Formatting capabilities
8
Integration with R or other statistical packages
9
Report sharing and collaboration
9
Publish to Web
8
Publish to PDF
9
Report Versioning
9
Report Delivery Scheduling
10
Delivery to Remote Servers
9
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
9
Predictive Analytics
9
Multi-User Support (named login)
10
Role-Based Security Model
10
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
9
Single Sign-On (SSO)
10
Responsive Design for Web Access
10
Dedicated iOS Application
10
Dedicated Android Application
10
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
9
REST API
9
Javascript API
10
iFrames
9
Java API
9
Themeable User Interface (UI)
8
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
9