Microsoft Power BI - Great tool for data analysis
Updated May 24, 2021

Microsoft Power BI - Great tool for data analysis

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Software Version

Power BI Pro

Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI is being used In my organization by the executive team to view Sales and Inventory KPI and make important financial decisions.
Power BI reports and charts makes it easy to visualize problem areas in production and distribution and where to make necessary improvements in the future. It is great for collaborating with coworkers with dashboards.
  • Microsoft Power BI is great for creating reports and charts for data visualization
  • It can integrate very easily with excel and SQL server database
  • It is easy to learn and use
  • It is cheaper compared to other options
  • It can sometime take a long time to load the data
  • Not enough options to share dashboards externally
  • Custom visuals are not easy to configure and manage
  • DAX can be difficult to understand and write
  • Power BI makes it easier to visualize data and make financial decisions
  • It makes it easy to collaborate with users and help them make decisions
  • Power BI saves time in modifying data for visualization
Power BI integrates very easily with Microsoft based products like excel and sql server database and makes it easy to modify data. It also provides several different types of visualization and forecasting tools that are absent from other products. It is comparatively cheaper than other products out there.

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?

Yes

Did implementation of Microsoft Power BI go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Microsoft Power BI again?

Yes

Power BI is easy to learn and use but learning and using DAX might require some getting used to.
So far Micrsoft Power BI support team has been on time and solved any issues that we had.
Microsoft Power BI is great for SQL based data, which can be easily imported. It is great for visualizing and comparing data and create dashboards for every day use. Excel data can be easily imported and transformed for daily use.

Microsoft Power BI Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
9
Customizable dashboards
10
Report Formatting Templates
8
Drill-down analysis
9
Formatting capabilities
7
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Not Rated
Report sharing and collaboration
6
Publish to Web
8
Publish to PDF
8
Report Versioning
6
Report Delivery Scheduling
9
Delivery to Remote Servers
Not Rated
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
10
Predictive Analytics
7
Multi-User Support (named login)
8
Role-Based Security Model
7
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Not Rated
Single Sign-On (SSO)
8
Responsive Design for Web Access
8
Mobile 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