Microsoft Power BI - great tool for reports
March 14, 2022

Microsoft Power BI - great tool for reports

Jacek Szczepiński | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Power BI Pro

Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Power BI

Instead of using one big Excel file that gathers different types of data from various sources we decided to switch to using Power BI, which we found could be integrated easily with our existing business environment, while providing advanced analytics and reporting capabilities, enabling us to create customized dashboards. The old approach with Excel files was not reliable and very time-consuming when it comes to maintenance.
  • Data analysis.
  • Access levels management.
  • Graphical display possibilities.
  • Very often desktop app works slow.
  • More edit possibilities while using the model in web browser.
  • Less time spend on reports.
  • Better quality of data.
Since our organization runs on Microsoft based solutions Power BI was our first obvious choice to investigate. Our analisys proved that Power BI will deliver what we need with adequate cost and within a reasonable timeline. As a solution within our IT environment without the need for any additional, external integrations it was simply the right choise to make.

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

A great tool to work with, create different views and dimensions for the data without touching the source data. It requires a bit of time to get used to it and work with it properly. Access level and sharing could be done a bit easier - because of that a 9 instead of 10.
We have been using an MS Partner - excellent cooperation. Full support with anything we asked for always on time with a nice atmosphere.
Definitely well suited for areas like Finance and Operational KPIs. I really can't think of any department that could not benefit from it. Probably less appropriate when you have many categories like customers or products and want to show all of them in a detailed way on one graph. Possibly the view in the report can be not clear enough.

Microsoft Power BI Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
Not Rated
Customizable dashboards
10
Report Formatting Templates
Not Rated
Drill-down analysis
7
Formatting capabilities
7
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Not Rated
Report sharing and collaboration
5
Publish to Web
Not Rated
Publish to PDF
Not Rated
Report Versioning
Not Rated
Report Delivery Scheduling
Not Rated
Delivery to Remote Servers
Not Rated
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Not Rated
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Not Rated
Predictive Analytics
Not Rated
Multi-User Support (named login)
Not Rated
Role-Based Security Model
Not Rated
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
5
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Not Rated
Responsive Design for Web Access
Not Rated
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