"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."
"Premium features that used to cost $5,000 per company per month recently became a lot more accessible. Microsoft recently implemented a per user feature in Power BI Premium; it's $20 per month."
"Power BI allows you to create user defined charts which is really useful."
"The solution has a good toggling feature."
"The visualization part and its inclusion in a cloud-based application are valuable features."
"It gives you an edge if you are on the Microsoft platform. If you have been using Microsoft products for a long time or if you have the Microsoft infrastructure, this is the right tool for you. It has seamless integration with Microsoft SQL Server and other sources, and you get the best of the three things (SSIS, SSAS, and SSRS) in one suite."
"The interface is very easy to use."
"Microsoft BI is better than most solutions we have. It's pretty easy to conduct analysis with it."
"Its user-friendliness is valuable. It is a product for end-users and not for IT, which is an advantage."
"The most valuable features are on the application side, where you can design applications into your analytics on the platform."
"It offers good backup capabilities."
"In the most recent release, the schedule publication was officially updated and it's been added on MS Office 365. I like how we had an EPM for B to C perspective; it's a great enhancement. Also, I believe the B to B connectivity has been improved. Android support for mobile is really good also. Power BI has always had android support in place, so manual support for SAP Analytics Cloud is also a very good feature."
"There is a really nice insight feature that I enjoy using."
"Offers both business intelligence as well as inbuilt AI and machine learning capabilities."
"It is a comprehensive BI solution that provides reporting, planning, and predictive analytics in one solution. You don't have to buy three different products. It is very flexible. It can be implemented very quickly. It has a lot of out-of-the-box scenarios that you can use for quick deployment."
"It's many features make it the best in the market."
"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."
"It is too slow. I hope in future it will be a comparable big data tool, such as, for example, Data Lake."
"This solution's performance when handling big data could be improved. Right now, if you're handling big data, the application becomes slow and the performance is very low."
"I think that they can add more types of charts because the selection on the desktop version is limited."
"It should have more integrations."
"The initial setup is a little bit technical."
"I would like Microsoft to include some inbuilt machine learning so that it becomes point-and-click, rather than us developing models out of API and BI connecting to that and getting the results. That process gets in the way of continuity."
"It has limited performance capabilities in terms of connecting to large transactional databases, but it is fine for simple and quick queries from Excel spreadsheets or one table. The premium level is going to be more applicable for the higher transaction-level databases."
"It should have the flexibility for scoping the story and models. When you use it in a three-layer architecture, you struggle with the fact that you usually have just one SAP Analytics Cloud tenant, and you have to switch the connections, which might be an issue for bigger developments. For the development role, there should be an option to switch between development and production scenarios."
"Currently only one data modeler can work at a time."
"The solution should include other scripting languages as well, such as Python."
"I would also like to have more advanced features for predictive analytics."
"They need a better scalability rate."
"The customizations need to be better."
"Technical support could be more helpful and responsive."
"SAP could add some more visualization features to Analytics Cloud, like charts and analytics. I would also like to see some more data cleaning and ad hoc functions added to this solution."
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.
The SAP® Analytics Cloud solution offers all analytics capabilities for all users in one product. In the boardroom, at the office, or in front of a customer, you can discover, analyze, plan, predict, and collaborate in one integrated experience designed expressly for the cloud. Access all data and embed analytics directly into business processes to turn instant insight into quick action. Because we built it on the highperformance SAP Cloud Platform, you can trust the solution to work quickly and reliably.
Microsoft BI is ranked 1st in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 155 reviews while SAP Analytics Cloud is ranked 4th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 17 reviews. Microsoft BI is rated 8.0, while SAP 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 SAP Analytics Cloud writes "Enables us to allocate, spread, and distribute actual figures". Microsoft BI is most compared with Tableau, Oracle OBIEE, MicroStrategy, SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform and Oracle Analytics Cloud, whereas SAP Analytics Cloud is most compared with Tableau, SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform, Oracle Analytics Cloud, Qlik Sense and IBM Planning Analytics. See our Microsoft BI vs. SAP Analytics Cloud report.
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