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"Microsoft BI is easy to use and to design. I found Microsoft BI a lot easier than Tableau."
"I like the flexibility it offers."
"Microsoft BI is very easy to set up and use."
"We have found that the reporting and publishing are great."
"The dashboards of Microsoft BI are easy to use."
"The stability is good."
"We have found the solution to be stable."
"The dashboard features are really valuable, you can connect to multiple data points."
"I am looking forward to testing their full graphics that are available, as they looked very interesting in the demo."
"You do need to do some hard coding for certain things in Microsoft BI."
"Microsoft should offer additional features for visualization and have additional features for slicing and dicing that data."
"The setup took a lot of tinkering with InfoSec to allow us to do stuff."
"The biggest thing with Microsoft right now is better support. There should be more timely support. We can do 90% of it ourselves by the same token. When we're into the 10%, we do not get timely support via Microsoft's support team."
"Microsoft Power BI was born native on the cloud, however, it's quite difficult when it has to connect to on-premise data sources."
"here are some limitations with the data models needed to build the report."
"If I compare it to Tableau, I'd say the visualizations can be better. We should have multiple options. By that I mean, while there are multiple options for the visualization, the look and feel of the dashboard when you compare to Tableau is on the lower side. Tableau has a much better visualization."
"The default parameters of the prompt could be improved by including a dynamic option."
"There should be a better or an easier way to establish that connection to external sources."
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. ”
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Microsoft BI is ranked 1st in Reporting Tools with 176 reviews while XLCubed is ranked 14th in Reporting Tools with 1 review. Microsoft BI is rated 8.0, while XLCubed is rated 5.0. 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 XLCubed writes "Connection should be simplified, but it's priced well". Microsoft BI is most compared with Amazon QuickSight, Tableau, Oracle OBIEE, SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform and KNIME, whereas XLCubed is most compared with Tableau, Jedox, IBM Planning Analytics, SAP Analytics Cloud and Board.
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