"The standard BI visualization capabilities are great."
"Reports, dashboards, and visualizations are most valuable."
"Good CS and administration."
"The most useful features are the ability to connect different databases to Microsoft BI and explore them. Once the database information has been extracted, you have the ability to construct indicators and dashboards from the information."
"Easy to use and the visualization is valuable."
"The most valuable feature of Microsoft BI is its visualization and its ease of use."
"We like the drag and drop interactability visualization. We really like that. It's user-friendly."
"In my experience the scalability is good. You are able to increase users and add more data."
"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."
"I find Crystal Reports very easy to use, even for a non-technical person."
"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."
"I think that the solution is harder to use for people who are not experts in data."
"The only concern I have faced with Microsoft BI is the time it takes to find out an issue and rectify it."
"We need more integration capabilities."
"I would like to see a change in the premium capacity."
"I believe the price should be degressive, and we should have a lower, or better unit price if we have more users."
"One of the more difficult things to do is to export some of the data from Power BI to Excel."
"The interface could be improved."
"There could be improvements made to the analytics capabilities."
"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 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.
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Microsoft BI is ranked 1st in Reporting Tools with 188 reviews while SAP Crystal Reports is ranked 9th in Reporting Tools with 2 reviews. Microsoft BI is rated 8.0, while SAP Crystal Reports is rated 8.0. 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, Oracle OBIEE and Databricks, 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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