We performed a comparison between Microsoft BI and Sisense 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.
"The virtualization of Microsoft BI is very good."
"In the process of using data there is the Extract, Transform and Load (ETL). For extracting we are using another software, for transforming we are using our own coding in C#, and then we use Microsoft BI for loading the information. Microsoft BI displays information very well."
"The most valuable feature of Microsoft BI is its visualization and its ease of use."
"We've used Microsoft BI for the general use cases around reporting and dashboarding."
"I've seen no issues with BI's stability."
"There are some great automation elements in the product."
"I like having the ability to connect Excel files as data inputs."
"The most interesting feature of Microsoft Power BI is that it's very user-friendly."
"The best part about this solution is how easy it is to mash up the data from many sources. Sisense is fast compared to other solutions."
"This solution is easy to learn how to use."
"The solution's technical support team is good."
"We like that this solution allows us to use data cubes to set up specific visualizations."
"Power BI's administration could use some work, and the user experience needs to improve because it is a client-based tool. If you want to generate a model or report, you need to use client tools, but client tools are limited for end-users who don't have enough hardware. For example, maybe a client lacks enough memory or CPU power for report generators. If you use a model that requires a massive amount of data, your client will face several problems."
"Microsoft should offer additional features for visualization and have additional features for slicing and dicing that data."
"Microsoft has made a lot of progress with Power BI in the past couple of years, but there is still some room for improvement. For example, Integration is one area they could work on. They are adding more integration with other Microsoft tools, but I would like it if they sped up the process."
"I have found using Microsoft BI is not easy. For example, trying to use the auto-refresh feature is not simple."
"Microsoft BI lacks some of the scheme features. It would be beneficial if there were a way to show how we move values in a different way."
"One of the more difficult things to do is to export some of the data from Power BI to Excel."
"The Power Query feature needs to be improved to handle large amounts of data. This feature is also slow for large data transfers making it better to use some kind of script."
"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."
"I would like Sisense to improve its performance, particularly when we are dealing with large-scale data."
"The solution's setup process could be easier."
"This solution does not have tabs. In order to have tabs, you have to download an add-on to mimic the tabs. They should be integrated to improve the solution."
"At present there are additional costs involved if we wish to share our data queues within this solution, which we would like to see removed."
Microsoft BI is a business intelligence solution that connects to all your data sources and turns your data into insightful and useful business information that is relevant to all levels of the business, ensuring data accuracy, consistency, and security.
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 BI platform empowers members of your organization to make data-driven decisions that drive strategic actions quickly by allowing them to work together easily on the same data, share insights, and collaborate on reports using other Microsoft Office applications.
Microsoft BI Benefits
Some of the benefits of using Microsoft BI include:
Reviews from Real Users
Microsoft BI stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its integration options and its data analytics capabilities.
Tariq R., an operations & BI analyst at American Hospital Dubai, writes, “Power BI is a complete ecosystem. It has an integrated ETL tool and good connectivity with applications such as Office 365 and SQL. Power BI supports the DAX and Power Query M languages. These languages are making Power BI very strong in data analytics, and you can do many types of analysis. ”
Sisense is an end-to-end business analytics software that enables users to easily prepare and analyze large, complex datasets. Sisense’s Single-Stack BI software includes data preparation, data management, analysis, visualization and reporting capabilities.
Microsoft BI is ranked 1st in BI (Business Intelligence) Tools with 101 reviews while Sisense is ranked unranked in BI (Business Intelligence) Tools with 4 reviews. Microsoft BI is rated 8.0, while Sisense is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of Microsoft BI writes "User friendly, easy to set up and great for analyzing data". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sisense writes "Good solution for reporting and is fast compared to other solutions". Microsoft BI is most compared with Amazon QuickSight, Tableau, KNIME, Domo and Oracle Essbase, whereas Sisense is most compared with Tableau, Amazon QuickSight, Qlik Sense, Apache Superset and Looker. See our Microsoft BI vs. Sisense report.
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