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Find out what your peers are saying about Amazon QuickSight vs. Microsoft BI and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"The most valuable feature of Amazon QuickSight is its connectivity with other Amazon services.""The ease with which it integrates with different data sources is most valuable. Especially when everything is on AWS, it is easy to connect to the data source and organize different dashboards.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the user interface.""From an analytics perspective, it's really good for self-service analytics.""The query and dashboard capabilities are entirely good.""One of the most valuable features of Amazon QuickSight has been the speed at which visualizations can be created.""Amazon QuickSight can provide insights from the available data. It supports various rule types. We get the options of machine learning and insights, which are not available in other intelligence tools. It is easier to use, more stable, and cheaper than other solutions."

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"Microsoft B's beneficial features are that it is a Microsoft product and it is well known by the staff here in the company. It suited the available skills.""The solution is not that difficult to install, although this will vary with the experience of the person responsible for its installation.""The solution has a good toggling feature.""We have found the product to be scalable.""PowerBi is used to import our production data and generate dashboards, then integrates other Excel sheets to provide managers dashboards. This helps them get insights to make better OEE improvement decisions, mainly where to focus resources. We became able to see indicators from any time frame (day, week, month, or year), then could make better decisions.""The drill-down capabilities and automatic charts are the best ones. The visualization is also very good. In terms of visualization, no competing product, such as IBM Cognos or any other product, has the same capabilities.""It works well with SSAS, which we use to generate all different kinds of trending and analytics reports. Sometimes we use Power Query and DAX to build some aggregations on the Power BI side as well.""There are some great automation elements in the product."

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Cons
"It is a simple tool with limited features. Its visualization set is very limited, and it also has limited functionality. An intelligence tool should not be only for creating reports. Currently, we have to do all computational and mathematical operations outside. We should be able to do such operations in an intelligence tool like this. As an intelligence tool, it should support dynamic refresh. QuickSight currently supports the refresh at a minimum of one hour, and it is not suitable for dynamic dashboards that require frequent refreshes.""There should be better connectors for different data sets.""There is room for improvement in terms of the number of visualizations and dashboards that are available.""It should support integration with Python or R.""There could be an end-to-end pipeline for data cleaning as well as presenting it using different visualizations.""Amazon QuickSight has minimal features. The feature set can be improved to allow you to create good production-ready dashboards. This does not happen with QuickSite, it needs to mature to be used in production.""You can't tell a data story as well in QuickSight as you can on others, especially in TIBCO Spotfire."

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"Their technical support can be better. They normally take too long to escalate and resolve a case.""It seems that the solution could use more analytics to help users draw more contextual business insights. Right now, you need other solutions for that.""The reporting could be a bit better.""The initial setup is a little bit technical.""If you need data in real-time, it's not an ideal solution.""I think that there should be visuals for financial reporting videos. It should just be a plug and play because there is a lot of coding that goes into it with different clients.""Anything they can do to improve enterprise collaboration is going to help people get set up and utilize the solution.""BI is scalable, but there are some problems with limited online storage."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "I wouldn't say that it is an expensive product, but to stay competitive they would need to bring down the prices."
  • "It is simpler and cheaper than other solutions."
  • "Amazon QuickSight you subscribe and you use the service."
  • "The standard edition is free to use for exploration purposes while the enterprise edition needs to be paid for. The pricing for this solution is very reasonable."
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  • "We have a premium Power BI license in-house that's quite an expensive license. It's $10 a month for four users and then I think 35,000 at the premium rate."
  • "It is somewhere in the middle in terms of price. Licensing is quite clear."
  • "Its cost seems to be unreasonable if you have many users, but for a lesser number of users, it is reasonable. It is $10 per month. Clients easily accept this option, so they must think it is reasonable. It is quite cheap as compared to other tools, such as Tableau. One of the best things about this solution is that it has a trial version."
  • "Once the trial period for the BI service is over, the cost is approximately $10 USD per user, per month, so it's quite reasonable."
  • "The pricing is very reasonable compared to any other tool."
  • "Microsoft BI is not very cheap. A premium license costs roughly 5,000 euros a month."
  • "This product offers good value for the money."
  • "Microsoft BI is free for the personal edition, but there is also a paid-for professional version."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    Amazon QuickSight can provide insights from the available data. It supports various rule types. We get the options of machine learning and insights, which are not available in other intelligence… more »
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    It is a simple tool with limited features. Its visualization set is very limited, and it also has limited functionality. An intelligence tool should not be only for creating reports. Currently, we… more »
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    There are many...It would rather depend what System BI architecture or Enterprise legacy you have at your end...I would recommend as follows:  1) If you have legacies of SAP, Oracle  - look for SAP… more »
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    Power BI is an advanced visualization tool oriented to big data with a very complete set of widgets to visualize information, control users accessing information, the configuration of governance… more »
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    Oracle OBIEE is great in allowing design and creativity per the individual needs of the organization. Dashboards are fully customizable and very user-friendly. This solution is very stable. Oracle… more »
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    Also Known As
    QuickSight
    SSRS, SSAS, MSBI, MS Reporting Services, Power BI, Microsoft BI Tools, Microsoft Big Data, Power BI Pro, MS BI
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    Overview

    Amazon QuickSight is a fast, cloud-powered business analytics service that makes it easy to build visualizations, perform ad-hoc analysis, and quickly get business insights from your data. Using our cloud-based service you can easily connect to your data, perform advanced analysis, and create stunning visualizations and rich dashboards that can be accessed from any browser or mobile device.

    Microsoft BI is a business intelligence solution that turns data into insightful and useful business information that is relevant to all levels of the business.

    Microsoft BI combines familiar Microsoft tools - Office, SharePoint, and SQL server, with extra features for end-users, such as Power View and Power Pivot. This powerful product gives businesses a competitive advantage by allowing end-users to better analyze their data, collaborate and better present their data.

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    Sample Customers
    MLB Advanced Media, Infor, HotelBeds, Gemini, Jivochat, Edmunds.com
    Konica Minolta, Klout, Mahindra Satyam, The Weather Channel, Argus, Credit Suisse, NCR, and Sysmex.
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Media Company20%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Energy/Utilities Company11%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Government6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise75%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise45%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise62%
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    Amazon QuickSight is ranked 13th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 8 reviews while Microsoft BI is ranked 1st in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 155 reviews. Amazon QuickSight is rated 6.4, while Microsoft BI is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Amazon QuickSight writes "We selected it for scalability reasons but we didn't get that far because of security concerns". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft BI writes "A complete ecosystem with an builtin ETL tool, good integrations with python and R, and support of DAX and Power Query (M languages)". Amazon QuickSight is most compared with Tableau, Google Data Studio, Qlik Sense, Databricks and SAP Analytics Cloud, whereas Microsoft BI is most compared with Tableau, Oracle OBIEE, MicroStrategy, SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform and IBM Cognos. See our Amazon QuickSight vs. Microsoft BI report.

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