Easy to use inexpensive analytics tool
April 27, 2021

Easy to use inexpensive analytics tool

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Power BI Desktop

Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Power BI

  • It is used by cognitive solutions team (AI/ML, Data Science and Analytics).
  • It is used as data analytics and visualisation tool.

Pros

  • Nice custom visualisations.
  • Seamless excel integration.
  • Cheaper compared to the other options.
  • Regular updates incorporating creativity, innovation & state-of-the-art approaches.

Cons

  • Power BI has a very bulky user interface.
  • Slow performance and time-outs while handling large data sources.
  • Custom visuals are not configurable.
  • It helps to make sense out of complex data across teams with the help of dashboards, visualisations and reports.
  • Saves lot of time by helping in maintaining data consistency.
  • Power BI has better pricing.
  • Power BI is integrated with other Microsoft products.

Do you think Microsoft Power BI delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Microsoft Power BI's feature set?

Yes

Did Microsoft Power BI live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Microsoft Power BI go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Microsoft Power BI again?

Yes

  • Power BI is easy to use.
  • Automating the report creation is seamless.
  • Good and timely support from Microsoft team.
  • Very good and easy to use tool for generating reports and visualisations.
  • It can't handle huge amount of data (over million rows, etc.) as well as other tools & peer options.

Microsoft Power BI Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
Not Rated
Customizable dashboards
9
Report Formatting Templates
Not Rated
Drill-down analysis
9
Formatting capabilities
8
Integration with R or other statistical packages
9
Report sharing and collaboration
10
Publish to Web
9
Publish to PDF
10
Report Versioning
Not Rated
Report Delivery Scheduling
7
Delivery to Remote Servers
Not Rated
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
10
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
9
Predictive Analytics
10
Multi-User Support (named login)
10
Role-Based Security Model
9
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
9
Single Sign-On (SSO)
10
Responsive Design for Web Access
9
Mobile Application
10
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
10
REST API
8
Javascript API
Not Rated
iFrames
Not Rated
Java API
Not Rated
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Not Rated
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Not Rated

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