Power BI Review
Richard Lorenz | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 06, 2016

Power BI Review

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Power BI For Office 365

It is used for pilot projects to asses the benefits of use.
  • Beautiful visuals
  • Ease of use
  • Powerful data manipulation language
  • I'd like to be able to use visuals based on different data sets in the same page.
  • The visuals are limited - I'd like to see a ribbon plot for example.
  • Would like to be able to use different data representations on the same visual. There's currently an ability to put lines on histograms but no ability to, for example, add points to a histogram or line plot. I understand some of these may be in development but you will never be able to create visuals for each possible combination. You need a way of combining two visuals into one - e.g. line and points.
  • DAX is very powerful but a bit complicated for some users. I think you need to make some of the functionality that's available in DAX exposed at the UI level.
  • The R visual gives the flexibility to plot a lot of stuff but it is limited by only being able to plot what's passed in the dataset.
  • You need a text entry box that you can filter datasets by.
Tableau Desktop is a more mature product with more features but the price is what has stopped me going down this path.
I need R data, Excel and SQL server, which it has. It would be good if I could import a web table though.
Need to be able to share pbix in sharepoint internally.
Power BI Desktop does not make for good presentations. It would be good if there was a presentation mode.

Power BI For Office 365 Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
7
Customizable dashboards
4
Report Formatting Templates
4
Drill-down analysis
1
Formatting capabilities
3
Integration with R or other statistical packages
7
Report sharing and collaboration
3
Publish to Web
7
Publish to PDF
7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
7
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
7
Multi-User Support (named login)
Not Rated
Role-Based Security Model
Not Rated
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Not Rated
Responsive Design for Web Access
7
Dedicated iOS Application
7
Dedicated Android Application
7
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
7