"Microsoft BI is better than most solutions we have. It's pretty easy to conduct analysis with it."
"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."
"The most interesting feature of Microsoft Power BI is that it's very user-friendly."
"The stability is good."
"The solution is quite scalable."
"The most valuable feature is that it's easy to use. It's very useful for non-engineers and it is the ultimate solution for providing information and insights. Power BI is the best visualization tool I have ever worked with."
"The dashboards of Microsoft BI are easy to use."
"The amount of customization that you can do is good, and it's relatively straightforward to do."
"The most valuable feature is that from a user's point of view, it is easy to use and requires just a simple click to generate a report."
"The reporting could be a bit better."
"The orchestration module for refreshing data flows is something that is missing and we have to do it manually."
"The UI looks awkward once the graphs have been generated in the console. This is what Microsoft can work on."
"A lot of people work on Excel, so being able to export an Excel file as part of a subscription would be an improvement."
"Some kind of expression wizard, where the user can build a complex expression without any knowledge of DAX, can be a good addition to the product."
"The only concern I have faced with Microsoft BI is the time it takes to find out an issue and rectify it."
"I have a little problem with Synapse Analytics because it's very new. It's a product that has many capabilities, but it is not very well developed. I have to see the list of permissions from one object. I can't do this in Synapse. I have to search on the web for a solution because I don't have the tool for it."
"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."
"A real improvement would be a simpler system that allows users to play with the visualization without needing specialized skills and code."
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Microsoft BI is ranked 1st in Reporting Tools with 187 reviews while SAP Crystal Reports is ranked 9th in Reporting Tools with 1 review. Microsoft BI is rated 8.0, while SAP Crystal Reports is rated 7.0. 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 SAP Crystal Reports writes "Offers a good user experience that can export reports to different platforms, but it requires a specialized skillset to develop them". Microsoft BI is most compared with Tableau, Amazon QuickSight, MicroStrategy, SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform and Oracle Analytics Cloud, whereas SAP Crystal Reports is most compared with TIBCO Jaspersoft, Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services, Tableau, SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform and IBM Cognos. See our Microsoft BI vs. SAP Crystal Reports report.
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