We performed a comparison between Microsoft BI and Tableau based on real PeerSpot user reviews.
Find out in this report how the two Reporting Tools solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"It is quite easy to use and it helps me to achieve the projects that I've been assigned."
"It integrates with all of the Microsoft tools."
"The interface is very fluid."
"It's a very easy-to-use solution."
"The solution is easy to use and flexible."
"In contrast to what we were using before I think that Power BI has given us more extensive results."
"There is a feature in Microsoft BI that allows JSON data to SQL on the dashboards effectively and quickly."
"Microsoft BI's most valuable features are the user interface, which is easy to use and light."
"The most valuable feature is that we can integrate with our own database, and it will displays the KPIs. This is highly required from the business side."
"Partner support is very good."
"Our customers love the visual capabilities on top of it and the ability to explain and get the required data. There is no other product like Tableau in the business intelligence and analytics space."
"The best part about Tableau is the visualization."
"It is very easy to create dashboards, charts, and graphs."
"Data handling, visualizations, and aesthetics of it are the most valuable features."
"The solution is configurable and flexible. We can customize the dashboards and configure the interface the way that we want. The data can be manipulated and arranged in different ways, such as columns."
"From the data science point of view, we use it for model building purposes. For example, if we are using it for a bank and we want to understand how much loan the bank can provide, we can use visualization to show the educational qualification, salary, gender, and city of a customer, and by using this information, we can arrive at the loan amount that this person is eligible for. I can also use it to view all prospective customers, so essentially, this is going to help me in model building as well as in understanding and segmenting customers and doing forecasting and predictive analytics. We use model widgets, and we can create thousands of visualizations, such as motion charts and bubble charts. We can also create animated versions of the graphs and view the data from multiple dimensions. These are the features that we typically use and like."
"It has come a long way in terms of how it was working two years ago, but there are some things that you still can't do with it. For example, permission management and user access management are still a bit limited. It is basically based on the idea that everybody from the organization can see everything or limit the type of data they can see. If I want you to see only one report and the other guy to see another report, I can't do it. There should be a better way to manage permissions and users. It should also support external users much better."
"Microsoft BI comes under pressure when there is a lot of data to be crunched. It gets slower and slower, and the functionality becomes a bit of a problem. The performance goes down with data being fed into the system. The infrastructure requirement also increases if you have to increase the performance. This is the area that can be improved in my opinion. Initially, the product is good, but over the years, when data gets accumulated, it becomes a problem unless the old data is kind of archived and is no longer shown on the visualization. It has a feature by using which a user can query for a report through simple questions to a bot. So, if I want to look for the customer share of revenue by geography, I just simply state that in the chatbot. If I wanted it in a pie chart, then you say, "Please show it to me in a pie chart." It comes out well for basic charts. This feature should be improvised more so that people can very quickly get customized reports on the go."
"The licensing needs improvement. There needs to be a middle option between Pro and Premium versions."
"I think that the solution is harder to use for people who are not experts in data."
"Power BI's drillthrough feature could be improved. I didn't like drillthrough and those options much, but I did like it in MicroStrategy."
"The reporting could be a bit better."
"The initial setup is a little bit technical."
"The solution could improve by simplifying the user interface and adding integration or compatibility with APA."
"When I've done presentations in the past, I've had issues with uploading the cartography."
"The pricing is a bit expensive."
"The charts need to be improved. The drawings and the visualization need to be more accurate."
"In the next release, I would like to be able to have the option to see more raw data that I'm converting on the dashboard."
"I take a long time to process the hundreds of thousands or millions of records that must be processed every day."
"An advanced type of visualization is a bit tricky to create. It has something called a Calculated field, and that sometimes gets a bit difficult to use when you want to create an advanced type of visualization."
"There are more than a powerful tool in the market, such as Microsoft BI."
"There's no mature ETL tool in Tableau, which is quite a negative for them."
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.
Tableau helps people and organizations become more data-driven as the trusted leader in analytics.
The Tableau platform provides the breadth and depth of capabilities to serve the needs of even the largest global enterprises in a seamless, integrated experience. Tableau is designed to fit, not dictate your data strategy, and adapts to your environment with unmatched flexibility and choice, while meeting the toughest governance and security requirements.
People love using Tableau because it is both powerful and intuitive—and offers a fundamentally different user experience by empowering people of all skill levels to explore and analyze data using visuals and natural language. Tableau has become the standard language of analytics for modern business users and continues to lead the industry with the most passionate and engaged user community in analytics, a customer base with millions of users at more than 80,000 organizations, and a deep commitment to customer-focused innovation
Microsoft BI is ranked 1st in Reporting Tools with 187 reviews while Tableau is ranked 2nd in Reporting Tools with 102 reviews. Microsoft BI is rated 8.0, while Tableau 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 Tableau writes "Lets me train new users quickly, easily, and intuitively". Microsoft BI is most compared with Amazon QuickSight, MicroStrategy, SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform, Oracle OBIEE and IBM Cognos, whereas Tableau is most compared with Amazon QuickSight, SAP Analytics Cloud, SAS Visual Analytics, MicroStrategy and Qlik Sense. See our Microsoft BI vs. Tableau report.
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