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Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft BI vs. Oracle Analytics Cloud and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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"In my experience the scalability is good. You are able to increase users and add more data.""The solution is easy to use and charts can be built quickly with the tools.""It integrates with all of the Microsoft tools.""I like the fact that Power BI lets me use Excel data. At least 90% of my state data is in Excel spreadsheets. Having the ability to just attach a spreadsheet as a data source is very, very important. It's also good for training and teaching. Sometimes you don't always have access to a live production database, so having a spreadsheet with sample data is always nice.""It's a straightforward setup.""I have found the quick reporting and the conductivity with all the data sources valuable.""I like data modeling. You can connect with your database, which is quite useful for me. It is a good tool if you have a large amount of data and you want to gather different data and interconnect it. The Power Query functionality is quite an interesting feature. If you have a query in Excel, you can also copy your query and run it in Power BI. Its dashboard is also very nice and not complicated. You don't need to be a developer to be able to use it. I am not an IT guy, and it is quite easy to use for somebody who is not an IT person.""It's a very easy-to-use solution."

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"The product is easily customized.""A valuable feature is the speed of the solution.""It's really an enterprise solution. It has a dashboard, like standard dashboarding functionality. It also has reporting capabilities for producing pixel-perfect reports, bursting large volumes of a document if you need to. It has interactive data discovery functionality, which you would use to explore your data, bring your own data, and merge it with maybe the data from an enterprise data warehouse to get new insights from the pre-existing data. It has machine learning embedded in the solution. If you're new to machine learning, it's a really good way to get into it, because it's all within this platform, and it's really easy to use.""The AI/ML enablement is useful, as many reporting tools do not offer machine learning models as of now, without writing customized code.""The features that I find to be the most valuable are the BAS (Business Analytics), the Narrate feature, and the auto-visualization."

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"The product doesn't support unstructured data. It doesn't support video, streaming, and strings of files.""Its price could be better. Its licensing cost is very high.""The on-premises version lacks some technical features that are available with the Cloud version.""The solution could be quicker at rendering data.""In the future, Microsoft BI can be better by increasing user-friendliness""I would like them to provide a license that just allows us to see dashboards. What I don't like about this solution is that in order to just watch a dashboard, you need a license. Currently, you need to purchase a full license of Power BI Pro just to see something, which is not attractive. If you have a license, you can see a shared dashboard, but you can also build a dashboard or you can collaborate with other people. However, if you only want to see a dashboard, there is no license for that. I only want to see the dashboard, and I don't want to do anything more than watching the information on the dashboard. There is no license that allows you to see a shared dashboard. This is one of the areas of opportunity because I would like a lot of people to be able to see a shared dashboard, not to interact with it or to collaborate online with it. I would like to see more compatibility with non-Microsoft data sources. Given the fact that everything is related to Microsoft Azure and all services available on Microsoft Azure, I see that they're building more connections to Microsoft Azure services instead of other non-Microsoft services. I understand the strategy, but it would be good to have more compatibility with non-Microsoft data sources.""Their technical support can be better. They normally take too long to escalate and resolve a case.""The solution could improve by providing more free visuals. A lot of them are very nice but you have to purchase them."

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"The price of the solution could be lower.""The interfaces could be improved and some in-memory operations could be built in.""The solution could be more flexible.""At this time, dataflows cannot be shared, but I think that this should be enhanced.""Sharing dataflows is not possible at this time, and the custom chart functionality is not available.""As with most BI tools, the visualizations can be made much nicer. Currently, it has standard visualizations. They've been adding new visualizations, but we see animated visualizations from other vendors. It would be nice to have similar visualizations, such as the swarming visualizations, which are fairly new and very popular at the moment. I haven't seen that with Oracle. That would be nice."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "The price is reasonable; it's quite a bit lower than Tableau and Spotfire."
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    A valuable feature is the speed of the solution.
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    Also Known As
    SSRS, SSAS, MSBI, MS Reporting Services, Power BI, Microsoft BI Tools, Microsoft Big Data, Power BI Pro, MS BI
    Oracle Analytics Cloud Service, OAC, Oracle Data Visualization, Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service, ODV
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    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.

    Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) is a single strategic platform that meets your needs for speed and scale at the same time it accommodates your users and their requirements. It fits into your environment, helping you do as much of your analysis as possible in the cloud, at the same time it offers easy access to any source so you make the best use of all your data no matter where it is. It provides a variety of options for intelligent analysis without being overwhelming to deploy and manage, making it an effective way to engage more people in analysis and extend your organization's expertise. A complete, connected, and collaborative choice, Oracle Analytics Cloud makes it easy for you to capitalize on cloud analytics today and in the future.

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    Konica Minolta, Klout, Mahindra Satyam, The Weather Channel, Argus, Credit Suisse, NCR, and Sysmex.
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    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Energy/Utilities Company11%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Computer Software Company48%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Financial Services Firm4%
    Company Size
    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise45%
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Small Business38%
    Large Enterprise63%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft BI vs. Oracle Analytics Cloud and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Microsoft BI is ranked 1st in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 155 reviews while Oracle Analytics Cloud is ranked 11th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 5 reviews. Microsoft BI is rated 8.0, while Oracle Analytics Cloud is rated 8.2. 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)". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Analytics Cloud writes "Complete product with excellent stability and scalability with no downtime". Microsoft BI is most compared with Tableau, Oracle OBIEE, MicroStrategy, SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform and Qlik Sense, whereas Oracle Analytics Cloud is most compared with Oracle OBIEE, Tableau, SAP Analytics Cloud, Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service and Databricks. See our Microsoft BI vs. Oracle Analytics Cloud report.

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