MS Power BI is a good buy for non-coder
August 24, 2021

MS Power BI is a good buy for non-coder

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source

Software Version

Power BI Pro

Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Power BI

MS Power BI has been used in my company as a visualization tool along with QuickSight and Tableau. They all serve the same function that is interactive plots that can be saved and shared with others. Depending on which department it is, the team choose one of these options based on the data sources.
  • interactive
  • connectivity
  • easy to learn
  • costly
  • analytic
  • pipeline
  • easy to use
  • no coding required
  • graph options
Compared to Amazon QuickSight, if your dataset is coming from Amazon S3, it is much easier to just use QuickSight. However, if you are building a pipeline using prefect to transfer data, MS Power BI would potentially be a good tool to use and visualize the data by some none coding colleagues.

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

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Overall, I would give MS Power BI a 7 out of 10 rating. It is a good tool to use for some none coding people and the tool makes it very easy to make interactive plots and share that with colleagues. The integration with R definitely is a big plus.
Compared to the fairly cheap cost of MS Power BI, the support that the company is providing is quite big. There are even some conferences that you are attend if you are interested. On the community support side, it is definitely not as supported as python or R but you still can find the information.
I would recommend the MS power BI to colleagues who don't have coding skillset or to someone who wants to have interactive graphs to share with other colleagues. For people with strong coding ability, some python/ R packages can do that trick easily without the need for the premium fee.

Microsoft Power BI Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
7
Customizable dashboards
7
Report Formatting Templates
8
Drill-down analysis
6
Formatting capabilities
7
Integration with R or other statistical packages
6
Report sharing and collaboration
7
Publish to Web
7
Publish to PDF
7
Report Versioning
7
Report Delivery Scheduling
8
Delivery to Remote Servers
7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
7
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
7
Predictive Analytics
6
Multi-User Support (named login)
8
Role-Based Security Model
6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
7
Responsive Design for Web Access
8
Mobile Application
8
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
5
REST API
8
Javascript API
6
iFrames
6
Java API
6
Themeable User Interface (UI)
6
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
6