BI by Microsoft
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 08, 2018

BI by Microsoft

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

Power BI for office 365 (now simply become {Power BI}, is a unique and general platform for managing business intelligence through Microsoft tools. The platform is then subdivided into services rather than desktop or mobile. Thanks to this, in my experience, it was possible to create customized and performing BI tools.
  • perfectly integrated with microsoft tools
  • objects can be easily shared in mobile environments
  • attractive dashboards
  • in the standard version it is not possible to do analysis by excel
  • the Pro version is required for sharing jobs
  • only a few data sources allow real time connections
For what has been my experience I have noticed several difficulties in using certain data sources in real time, some limits of space do not allow the use of an excessive amount of data because it is too heavy. The use of mixed datasets is not allowed and this involves various analyzes to be done during implementation.
If you have the PRO version, sharing through the portal and from one to more users is quite simple. But if you have the standard version it is not possible to share your work, moreover, the security part and policy should be improved to allow different types of authentication and permissions.
If you want to get closer to the world of BI and work in a Microsoft environment you can definitely evaluate the tools of Power BI and see if they are right for you. I recommend you buy the PRO version otherwise you can not use the most useful features of BI. The cost is moreover certainly less than many other competitors.

Power BI For Office 365 Feature Ratings

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