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We performed a comparison between Google Data Studio and Microsoft BI based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Reporting Tools solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Google Data Studio vs. Microsoft BI report (Updated: September 2022).
635,513 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use.
Here are some excerpts of what they said:
Pros
"Data Studio integrates seamlessly with other Google products, and we can use it with other APIs if we like."

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"I like that I can use Power BI to upload data. That is very important for me. The visualization is also convenient and easy to use.""Its connectivity with other Office applications, mostly with Excel, and the ability to deploy it very easily are the most valuable features. It comes sort of bundled with the cloud, so you don't need to set up a server and a standalone infrastructure. So, getting into the system or building something that you can deploy is very easy and very cheap. With other systems, you need to have a server, and you need to have a license for the server. The initial setup is very costly.""I have found the most valuable feature of this solution is the Natural Language tool.""Its visualization capabilities are pretty good. It is very easy to use. You can easily make your dashboard.""It is very good, and it supports the Microsoft ecosystem, including Excel, etc.""We have found that the reporting and publishing are great.""We found the initial setup to be straightforward.""The stability is good."

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Cons
"When you physically install a product on one machine instead of the cloud, you have a better visibility, best icon quality, etc.. It's more of an issue with how we are adapting to the transition. We are still in the early moments of using this tool, and we need to go deeper to discover some improvements."

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"In my opinion, the software is a little bit limited in terms of the flexibility it offers, with regard to the design of the visualization.""It's not really complicated, but I didn't find the things I was looking for. The ones I used to work with within Dash are more open, and there are more choices. But with Power BI, there are only limited types of plots that I can use. For example, when I wanted to put the plots in Power BI, there was no extendable space. You have a limited page where you can place a maximum of three plots in that, and you can't do more than that on a single page. You have to create a new page, a different page for that. That made it a bit annoying, and the filtering part is limited, with basic functions. If you want to make custom filtering or custom functions, you can't do that.""I would like it to be a little bit more secure when I'm using the design feature on my desktop. For example, to have the ability to set up security passwords for opening the file. Currently, they don't have that. Tableau, for example, has a visual way of doing data processing steps, whereas the Power BI system still has some code, although it is very low code. It would be great to have the kind of view that Tableau has.""The performance of Microsoft BI could improve for large datasets and it would be beneficial to have more visualization features.""I believe the price should be degressive, and we should have a lower, or better unit price if we have more users.""The default parameters of the prompt could be improved by including a dynamic option.""Lacks the ability to copy data from BI into PowerPoint.""Anything they can do to improve enterprise collaboration is going to help people get set up and utilize the solution."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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  • "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."
  • "Setup is easy, and the cost is economical. You do sometimes need to pay additional costs for third party products which "plug-in" to Microsoft BI."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Data Studio integrates seamlessly with other Google products, and we can use it with other APIs if we like.
    Top Answer:When you physically install a product on one machine instead of the cloud, you have a better visibility, best icon quality, etc.. It's more of an issue with how we are adapting to the transition. We… more »
    Top Answer:My company detects scams and fraud, and we use Google Data Studio for data visualization. Several areas of the company use Data Studio, including finance, operations, and sales.
    Top Answer: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 »
    Top Answer: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 »
    Top Answer: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
    Data Studio
    SSRS, SSAS, MSBI, MS Reporting Services, Power BI, Microsoft BI Tools, Microsoft Big Data, Power BI Pro, MS BI
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    Overview

    Google Data Studio (beta) turns your data into informative dashboards and reports that are easy to read, easy to share, and fully customizable. Dashboarding allows you to tell great data stories to support better business decisions.

    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.

    Offer
    Learn more about Google Data Studio
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    Sample Customers
    Genesys, Shueisha
    Konica Minolta, Klout, Mahindra Satyam, The Weather Channel, Argus, Credit Suisse, NCR, and Sysmex.
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Manufacturing Company14%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Government10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Government7%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise65%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise45%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise69%
    Buyer's Guide
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    September 2022
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    Google Data Studio is ranked 9th in Reporting Tools with 1 review while Microsoft BI is ranked 1st in Reporting Tools with 187 reviews. Google Data Studio is rated 8.0, while Microsoft BI is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Google Data Studio writes "The cloud environment makes it easier to use large volumes of data and collaborate with coworkers". 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)". Google Data Studio is most compared with Amazon QuickSight, QlikView, Looker, Tableau and Qlik Sense, whereas Microsoft BI is most compared with Amazon QuickSight, Tableau, SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform, Oracle OBIEE and IBM Cognos.

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