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We performed a comparison between Microsoft BI and Salesforce Einstein Analytics based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two BI (Business Intelligence) Tools solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Microsoft BI vs. Salesforce Einstein Analytics report (Updated: September 2022).
633,184 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"The best feature for me is Power Query. I know that probably sounds strange, but you can't do too much with visuals and reports if the backend stuff is horribly dirty and just bad. But for me, that is absolutely fantastic. I can load the data and do the transformation and be able to load it in a useful way. There are tons of connections, which is absolutely fantastic as well. It's been fairly easy, and it's intuitive.""Technical support is quite responsive.""It is low-cost and easy to deploy. It is fully-featured.""The solution is easy to use and flexible.""It's similar to Excel, but it's much more powerful than Excel.""It is very good, and it supports the Microsoft ecosystem, including Excel, etc.""We are able to collaborate on things and get insightful data visualizations.""The dashboards of Microsoft BI are easy to use."

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"It is a comprehensive solution. It has everything in it. I can easily find what I need.""Tableau CRM is a very capable solution. It is easy to use, user-friendly, and integrates well.""The way Salesforce Einstein Analytics is structured in terms of the work assignments and the user profile is very good.""Transparency is the most valuable feature of this solution.""It's scalable.""The solution scales extremely well.""The most valuable features of Salesforce Einstein Analytics are the flexibility around the deployment, overall capabilities, user-friendliness, and interactiveness with the tools that came built with it.""We have found the scalability to be very good."

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Cons
"More connections with other systems should be added, which would allow for other integrations.""They can provide a user-friendly and easy way to use this tool for people who don't know about programming or technical things. It will be quite good if they can improve the look and feel and make it simpler to operate. They can make it easier to create some of the reports. They can also include predefined templates that you can directly use.""Microsoft Power BI can be confusing, because it has two languages that you need to learn if you want to use it, and this makes it more difficult for nontechnical users.""The handling of the workspaces can be made more granular for user access rights. It can be managed a little bit better in terms of the connection to Active Directory so that we have more granular access rights. I am not sure if this is really possible or if we can solve it differently, but we need a lot of workspaces, and we are not sure how we can deal with it from the access rights perspective.""The initial installation is difficult.""In Microsoft Excel, you are able to have tabs. However, in Microsoft BI you do not have this flexibility.""I have been doing trial and error to figuring out how to do the data analyzing and modeling. There could be some improvement to simplify it.""The smart phone application could be improved, along with better graphics and faster updating."

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"If a user leaves your organization, you shouldn't lose the visibility of all of the records.""There are some offerings like Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, and Marketing Cloud that have very useful online learning options. There need to be more avenues for self-learning with this particular solution. That would be useful.""They have a lot of opportunity to improve BI tools. With Einstein Analytics, we have a very minimal scope.""If I could improve Tableau CRM I would make it as powerful as Tableau. Tableau CRM is more integrated and it's on the web, but it has less functionality. It is lacking functionality at this time.""Better pricing would make it available to more users and we would likely use it more broadly within the organization.""They can provide more end-user customizations. There should be the possibility for the end-users to change some elements in the interface. I have a way of doing my job. My colleague may have his own way of doing his job. If I ask for a change, it'll change for everyone. It'll be good to have some end-user personalizations. I can't see many in Salesforce right now.""All of the timesheets and appraisal management I have not been happy with. There should be some improvements. For example, as a management team, our managers do not have access to see a summary report, such as who is on leave today or how many hours each person logged in. You have to get into individual users and see. You cannot see a summary report, the reporting is missing. There should improve the reports.""I would advise others not to customize because they rolled out the newer versions, which are every six months. There had to be some significant testing and verification that happened. It is important to have a strong third-party provider that is very experienced. We used Deloitte, but we evaluated Accenture, KPMG, and IBM, but we decided on Deloitte and that was a good decision for us. Having a partner who has a center of excellence or experts that could give you a lot of the tips that they've learned could jumpstart your deployment and stick to the standards."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "Salesforce has a subscription-based licensing structure, where it's between $20 to $75 per month, per user."
  • "The biggest challenge we had was the cost and the licensing. We ended up getting an enterprise licensing agreement(ELA). That took a lot of negotiations and a lot of pressure. We were able to receive a good price for the community licensing they bundled Salesforce Einstein Analytics. They bundled a lot of capabilities with us with the ELA."
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    Questions from the Community
    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 »
    Top Answer:It is a comprehensive solution. It has everything in it. I can easily find what I need.
    Top Answer:They can add more intelligence to it, especially for the markets outside the USA. I understand that the USA is the main point of focus for them because of the size of the market, but here in Latin… more »
    Top Answer:It is more related to the salespeople. From the systems engineering part, we use it for some data. We mainly use it to get some analytics related to the customer opportunities we have. If I'm not… more »
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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
    Einstein Analytics, Salesforce Wave Analytics
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    Overview

    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.

    Salesforce Einstein Analytics is a customer and business analytics platform that’s optimized for mobile use and brings flexible customer analytics to everyone in the company. It works with many types of data, from many data sources, and it can change the way your company answers critical questions. Einstein Analytics allows you to:

    • Connect directly to your CRM data and execute on insights directly in Chatter.
    • Automatically analyze millions of rows of data and get predictive analytics with Einstein Discovery.
    • Explore data quickly and automate actions with prebuilt apps.
    • Use mobile to act, whether you're on Android or iOS.
    Offer
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    Sample Customers
    Konica Minolta, Klout, Mahindra Satyam, The Weather Channel, Argus, Credit Suisse, NCR, and Sysmex.
    ADS Securities, Alstom Grid, American Express, Barclays Bank, Coca-Cola, CoderDojo, Dubai Multi Commodities Centre, Financial Conduct Authority
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Manufacturing Company14%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Government10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Government7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Energy/Utilities Company5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise45%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise68%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise55%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Buyer's Guide
    Microsoft BI vs. Salesforce Einstein Analytics
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft BI vs. Salesforce Einstein Analytics and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    633,184 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Microsoft BI is ranked 1st in BI (Business Intelligence) Tools with 187 reviews while Salesforce Einstein Analytics is ranked 9th in BI (Business Intelligence) Tools with 8 reviews. Microsoft BI is rated 8.0, while Salesforce Einstein Analytics 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 Salesforce Einstein Analytics writes "Effective interactions, flexible, and easy to use". Microsoft BI is most compared with Amazon QuickSight, Tableau, MicroStrategy, SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform and TIBCO Spotfire, whereas Salesforce Einstein Analytics is most compared with Tableau, Databricks, IBM Watson Explorer, MicroStrategy and Qlik Sense. See our Microsoft BI vs. Salesforce Einstein Analytics report.

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