"We like the drag and drop interactability visualization. We really like that. It's user-friendly."
"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."
"We have found the solution to be stable."
"The scalability overall has been quite good."
"The tool is very flexible so it allows creativity."
"The stability is good."
"It is more user-friendly compared to SSRS."
"It integrates with all of the Microsoft tools."
"Essbase is extremely stable and low-maintenance."
"Unlike relational, where you're linking together multiple tables, with Essbase, you basically define what the dimensions are beforehand, and you define the hierarchy, and then load the data. This allows you to do a pretty sophisticated analysis so that you can drill into it and slice and dice the data."
"They are improving it all the time. What would be nice is if they could respond to feature requests more quickly. They can provide faster support for new features."
"I'm not overly technical, and so I can't really speak to any shortcomings from a technical standpoint."
"The only challenge I have found is that they do not have a Mac version."
"I would like to see a change in the premium capacity."
"There are some other visuals that are available in the Microsoft marketplace, however, you need to use them via trial and error. There needs to be a write-up about how to use them with a quick guide describing the visual."
"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."
"From an improvement perspective, I think if the Power BI developers of that platform would really focus on being more detailed and specific on the error messages, it would help a lot of developers troubleshoot and maintain the report ECT or the dashboard ECT."
"It should have more report outputs. They should expand the report outputs. Its documentation should also be better."
"The ability to drive external reporting out for development could be improved."
"Essbase has a programming language, and it has a couple of functions to do forecasting, however, their feature set for that is not that good."
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.
Microsoft BI is ranked 1st in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 188 reviews while Oracle Essbase is ranked 4th in Database Development and Management with 3 reviews. Microsoft BI is rated 8.0, while Oracle Essbase is rated 9.0. 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 Essbase writes "Everybody uses it for financial purposes, but it can also be used for other analytic purposes, such as mathematical models, statistical models, and so on". Microsoft BI is most compared with Tableau, Amazon QuickSight, MicroStrategy, Oracle OBIEE and SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform, whereas Oracle Essbase is most compared with SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform, Oracle Analytics Cloud, IBM Cognos, Tableau and Oracle OBIEE.
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