Bring your data to life with Microsoft Power BI

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Companies using Microsoft software and want affordable, easy to use BI solution

Not for

Those who need advanced analytics or predictive modeling capabilities

 
Free version
 
Starts at $10/user/month
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Features

Power BI

Power BI offers users the ability to create, share and edit personalized reports and dashboards. Users can also choose to import them along with datasets. A variety of charts, maps and other images can be integrated into these reports and dashboards.

Power BI features include:

  • Simple out-of-the-box dashboards for Salesforce, Google Analytics, Dynamics & more
  • Access to data from Excel, cloud services, streaming data, databases, etc.
  • Real-time, personalized reports & dashboards
  • Collaboration with Power BI Groups

Power BI Desktop

Power BI Desktop improves visual analytics with intuitive report authoring. Drag and drop allows users to place content on a flexible canvas. Discover patterns and explore a unified view of linked, interactive visualizations.

Key features:

  • Data shaping and modeling
  • Transform and clean data
  • End-to-end analytics solution
  • Publish and share interactive reports easily

Interactive data visualization is further enhanced through Excel tools Power View and Power Map. Power View allows users to create charts and other visualizations from Excel files in order to explore and present insights. Power Map is a 3D visualization tool that offers the ability to plot geographic and temporal data on a customized globe or map.

Power BI’s advanced analytics capabilities are somewhat limited. Depending on your needs, integration with another solution, such as Alteryx, might be your best bet.

Compatibility & Integration

Power BI integrates well with Alteryx, as well as other Microsoft solutions including Sharepoint and Excel.

  • Import data from multiple sources
  • Transform data from spreadsheets, CSV files, SAP, Oracle, SQL Server databases, or web
  • Perform quick calculations on datasets of any size
  • Data blending and advanced data analytics with Alteryx
  • Predictive, statistical and spatial analytics with Alteryx

Mobile Access

Power BI offers native Windows, iOS and Android apps for free download.

  • View personalized dashboards and reports
  • Stay up to date with data-driven alerts
  • Scan QR codes
  • Create, annotate and share tiles

Support

Contact:
  •  Email
  •  Phone
  •  Chat
Forums:
  •  Developer forum
  •  Community forum
  •  Mobile forum

Pricing

Basic info

 
Free version
 
Starts at $10/user/month
 

Free or $9.99 per user per month for Power BI Pro

 
Monthly subscription

Reviews

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Client Interview
Nov 16 2016

Data Visualization for Full Stack Analytics Firm

3.5

Features: 
4.0
Ease of use: 
4.5
Support: 
n/a
Willing to refer: 
4.5
the reviewer
 
Management Consulting
 
11-50 employees
 
Pune, India
Director, Rudder Analytics
Soumen Saha
 
Verified
The Review
Background

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Our company, Rudder Analytics, was started one and a half years ago and provides end-to-end analytics services, including web analytics using platforms like Mixpanels, Google Analytics, BizMetrics, and so on. We gather data from various resources, using APIs and connecting through databases, and consolidate it into one place, where it can be harmonized and used to figure out actionable insights. We also perform statistical modeling, from machine learning to artificial intelligence algorithms. We also focus on visual analytics. Presentation is one of the most important aspects; if the data can't be presented in a way that can be understood, it's not of much use. There are many platforms available for this purpose, like Tableau, Power BI, and Qlik, as well as lightweight options like Klipfolio and Gekko, which are all a part of our service portfolio.

I’m the director.

Experience

We haven't gotten in touch with Power BI's support. It's a lightweight platform, so it doesn't require a lot of assistance.

Pros

Power BI is the least expensive option, which is also a huge advantage. It costs $10 per license, as opposed to Tableau's $2,000 price. There are many incomparable features between the 2, but the price will still play a role in the decision.

Power BI is directly available through Microsoft Azure, while Data Studio is available on Google's cloud platform, which are selling points in themselves. It's always best to use solutions which come from the same provider. Google Data Studio is not an established tool yet. It was launched in India only a few months ago.

Cons

Power BI doesn't have many visualization options. Being a nascent product, Microsoft is continuously adding features to it.

3.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Features
  • 4.5 Ease of Use
  • N/A Support
  • 4.5 Willing to Refer
 
Client Interview
Oct 05 2016

PowerBI Training and Consulting

5.0

Features: 
5.0
Ease of use: 
4.0
Support: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
the reviewer
 
Confidential spend
 
Computer Software
 
51-200 employees
 
Bellevue, Washington
BI Practice Manager, Affirma Consulting
Lee Marks
 
Verified
The Review
Background

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a full-service consultancy specializing in several technical areas ranging from business intelligence, custom web and mobile development, SharePoint portal solutions, and CRM [customer relationship management] development. We also have an in-house creative agency.

I am the BI Practice Manager. I am in charge of the business intelligence department and work with our revenue teams in order to build new revenue opportunities and manage healthy pipelines for BI customers. I influence prospective and existing customers in deciding the right BI tool for their needs. It will be Microsoft Power BI on most occasions.

What business challenge were you trying to address with Power BI?

Microsoft Corporation, the developer of Power BI, was faced with needs in training their internal staff for using the Power BI tool, as well as developing analytics dashboards for certain data.

Through a series of training sessions, we taught key analysts and management how to use Power BI to its full extent, as well as creating near real-time Power BI dashboards and reports which were accessible through the PowerBI.com website and the mobile app.

Solution

What are some of the key advantages for using Power BI, instead of a competitor tool?

Power BI has a clear advantage when it comes to cost-per-user or per-organization. Many companies are already using Office 365, and Power BI is an inexpensive add-on to that. If the organization is not interested in Power BI Professional, there is also a free model which can accomplish many business analysts' needs using Excel and other cloud-based services. Microsoft is proactively working on making Power BI a better tool, and have demonstrated this by adding anywhere from 20 to 40 new features every month which are available to users for free. Power BI has an incredible online community where questions can be posted to fellow users and Microsoft staff, and receive answers within hours.

Power BI is a natural transition for Excel users, due to its Excel-like formula language called DAX. Power BI is a collaborative tool, and inexpensive for most companies.

Power BI's visualizations are comparable to other BI software applications. If a certain visualization can't be found within Power BI, Microsoft offers its own custom visualization library where users can even post their own custom variations.

Features

What are some typical results for a client's implementation of Power BI across their platform?

Faster results and access to data is a typical outcome. Power BI comes with its own free mobile app for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. Management and C-level executives can open that app and quickly look at key metrics which are important to driving their business. People have also enjoyed the ability to markup visualizations. If a chart is trending high or low, it can be emailed to someone who can look into it. This improves collaboration and drives faster access to data.

Are there any special or unique offerings within Power BI?

A big differentiator is the ability to connect to a variety of data sources and platforms. Microsoft has partnered with other vendors such as Salesforce and large cloud providers, allowing users to quickly connect Power BI to these platform services through a few clicks. For other BI tools, direct integration may not be available or may require a significant amount of configuration and customization.

Are there any services which haven't performed up to your expectations, or is there any feature which you'd like to see implemented within Power BI?

I would appreciate having the ability to perform more complex calculations without having to know the DAX formula language. Oftentimes, we've had to develop complicated DAX functions in order to create time intelligence functions. Not everyone is up to par with learning and writing DAX. Simply right-clicking on a number and recalculating it in a different way, for comparing a to-do date to last year's, for example, would be great. Some leading BI tools already have this feature on their instrument knife.

Have you had interactions with any of their support team or support resources?

I have an insider view on this topic, given that we're located a few miles away from Microsoft's headquarters and know people on the Power BI team. For the general public, I'd say that the support is very good. Microsoft has a dedicated team which monitors when people click the happy or frowny faces within their applications. When someone clicks the sad face, they will typically get a response within the same day. Microsoft is actively listening to their community forums as well.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Features
  • 4.0 Ease of Use
  • 5.0 Support
  • 5.0 Willing to Refer
 
Client Interview
Feb 17 2016

Consultant Business Intelligence Projects

5.0

Features: 
4.5
Ease of use: 
5.0
Support: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
the reviewer
 
Consulting
 
11-50 employees
 
Peoria, Illinois
Solutions Architect, IT Consulting Company
 
Verified
The Review
Recommendations

The client is a technology firm specializing in software solutions and consulting services. The client has experience implementing Microsoft Power BI to clean data, analyze it, and make predictions based on this analysis. Most of the client's applications have been in the manufacturing industry. The client recommends Power BI for its superior cloud integration capabilities as well as its complete set of tools that are able to be integrated with other Microsoft applications.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We're an IT consulting company with a focus on Microsoft solutions, specifically .NET, SharePoint, and business intelligence [BI] cloud services. Our engagements with clients involve finding SharePoint solutions with a BI aspect. We leverage this experience with SQL, reporting services, and tools like Excel, Power View, and Power BI.

What is your position?

I'm a solutions architect.

Could you walk us through a typical implementation process for a client?

The nice thing about Microsoft Power BI is its ability to enable publishing a dashboard through the cloud and sharing it with different people instantaneously. It has support for the iPhone and iPad through which users can make annotations, send posts to specific contacts with an action icon, and follow-up on them. It also has integration with Excel and SQL.

I've worked on implementations through which clients can take backend information consisting of certain events in their business, clean up the data, and analyze it proactively, based on historical records. They can predict what follows based on it. These applications were for the manufacturing industry.

What are some of the reasons for which you might recommend choosing Power BI, instead of a competing solution?

Power BI is not an analytical, visual tool, compared to Tableau, for instance. It's progressing in this direction month by month, with new releases within the analytical space.

Cloud integration is much better for Power BI than it is for Tableau, and as a bonus, the entry price is more affordable.

Microsoft offers a complete set of tools, both backend and frontend, which can be integrated with other applications within the Microsoft stack. This enables a full Power BI solution, from the backend of data mining, up to the analytics portion.

Very soon, I predict that Power BI will be as good as Tableau in all other respects as well.

Are there any areas of improvement for Power BI?

As I've said, the frontend visual piece is not there yet, compared to Tableau. This is its biggest disadvantage, but there are a lot of possibilities for it within the Microsoft stack (for instance, the data mining potential that Azure gives).

Have you had an opportunity to interact with the Microsoft support team for Power BI issues, or have you referenced their support resources? How would you categorize that experience?

They have good marketing and support teams, and their services get better day by day.

We have five additional questions. For each of these, we ask that you rate Power BI on a scale of one to five, with five being the best score.

How would you rate it for the functionality of the available features?

Four and a half.

How would you rate it for its ease of use?

Five.

How would you rate Power BI for the quality of its support services?

Four.

How likely are you to recommend Power BI to a friend or colleague, out of five?

Five.

How would you rate your overall experience working with Power BI?

Five. I'm very happy to work with it and with the full stack offered by Microsoft.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Features
  • 5.0 Ease of Use
  • 4.0 Support
  • 5.0 Willing to Refer
 
Client Interview
Feb 16 2016

IT Consulting Firm Experts Use of Power BI

5.0

Features: 
4.5
Ease of use: 
5.0
Support: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
the reviewer
 
Consulting
 
11-50 employees
 
Seattle
Alliances Manager, Analytics Consulting Company
David Brown
 
Verified
The Review

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

Neal Analytics is a predictive analytics consulting firm. We work with customers that target use cases which will drive value and return on investment [ROI] for their business. We typically engage on an executive level, proving ROI for a particular use case. We refine said use case and deliver a predictive algorithm into production in order to help improve a particular operational process, feature, or aspect of a business. We engage in business with large enterprise companies that are interested in improving a process to drive a tangible result. Typically, these firms operate in manufacturing, retail, consumer goods, energy, oil and gas, raw materials, and so on. We also work with education companies and other types of businesses. A number of our clients are also technology companies.

We also offer traditional business intelligence [BI] and data warehouse implementation. We run the gamut when it comes to dealing with data, but we only take on businesses that align with our strategic focus, namely helping customers increase their ROI on data assets.

Right now, we employ 30-40 data scientists and engineers across the company. We have an office in Seattle and one in India, where our resources are located. We have been one of the leading implementers of Azure Machine Learning, Microsoft's predictive analytics product. We typically implement technology through their SQL server product for data warehousing and use HDInsight for big data. We use Azure data factory for data movement and a host of other Azure-based technologies.

The use cases that we shoot for within predictive analytics include demand forecasting, decision modeling, resource prediction, predictive maintenance, systems integration work, and other similar cases. We focus on the use cases where we can drive the largest amount of ROI for data.

What is your position?

I am currently transitioning to the role of alliances manager.

Please discuss your experience with PowerBI.

PowerBI is our visualization tool of choice. Often times, we use its features in order to do our data profiling and visualization. It's part of our data science and business intelligence workflows, because visualization is the end-product in these cases. It's also part of our data warehousing workflow. We use PowerBI extensively.

We gained a competency a couple of years ago in Azure Machine Learning, when the product was released. Since then, we've gained a competency in PowerBI. I lead a local group focused on the solution. Since that group has taken off, we've gained competency particularly around content packs and other features.

Predictive analytics is, at the same time, different from business intelligence, and similar to it. Ultimately, the goal is to surface predictions within an existing business intelligence system. In order to make such predictions, a completely different set of technologies will be used. A client can still do what they’re doing with complex SQL queries and hardcore tabular logic. Predictive logic can be achieved in both places, the difference being how long it would take and how good the results are going to be. It's also important to distinguish between data management and predictive analytics. People will often consider HDInsight to be predictive analytics when, in fact, it's the place where data is being dumped. Predictive analytics are being done in SparkR, on top of HDInsight. It's important to distinguish between the big data platform and the predictive analytics toolkit on top, and whatever business intelligence toolkit a client is using. Some of the available toolkits, like Click, use Hadoop as a backend.

Could you provide a walkthrough for a typical case study and discuss the software in greater detail?

We've recently wrapped up a project with a local municipal school district which is getting press write-ups because of the efficacy of PowerBI. I presented a case study at Microsoft's Global Education Partners Summit.

PowerBI spans between Office365 and Azure because it's a business intelligence workload. The data-heavy assets fall into the Azure category, while most of the per-user assets that Microsoft has fall into the Office365 category. As such, PowerBI has an important placement among Microsoft's offerings.

When it comes to BI products, it's important to consider where the infrastructure is and what sort of infrastructure is required. Most business intelligence products require a license. The products that don't require one are typically open-source, JavaScript-based ones that require massive amounts of custom development work. The toolkits that reduce time expenditure are pretty much exclusively pay to play. There are certain visualization suites that are adequate. The ones I'm familiar with are Tableau and PowerBI. There's a host of other toolkits, like Pyramid, that are very focused on particular aspects of BI.

Overall, the major strength of PowerBI is its licensing structure. It's designed to fit in with Office365, which is very convenient for larger enterprises that want to add BI capabilities and give their users the functionalities that they require. That is a decidedly different model to the one offered by Tableau. They typically charge $500,000 for server-side licensing, the internal IT organization being required to provide the server. PowerBI is essentially a free managed service on Azure, which Microsoft offers in addition to their license. This means that a client is also paying for server management. It's important to factor this in when considering business intelligence technologies: where and how is the data going to be hosted, and how does that model fit into general practices?

One of the major strengths that PowerBI offers are content packs. They're an essential connector, similar to what Tableau offers. The difference is that they enable publishing environmental sets of pre-canned visualizations off of a configurable connector. This means that people who want to pull Google Analytics data, can type in their Google account information and get a visualization right away. This increases the time value that PowerBI offers as a business intelligence suite. It means that information can be ascribed to one location and visualizations can be made rapidly.

PowerBI includes all the power tools that Microsoft has been bundling and testing at a grand scale: Power Query, Power Pivot, Power VU and Power Map. Power Map isn't fully integrated into PowerBI yet, but the other ones are. They are important features that literally no one else has.

Microsoft acquired a company called FoxPro some time ago, which offered them Rushmore Indexing Technology. It equated to a database index being done in-memory. Since then, in-memory computing has become significant when dealing with data. With the advent of solid-state drives, it has become more feasible to access data rapidly. It's the reason for Amazon Redshift's success. It's backed by the right hardware in order to access data quickly. Their technology isn't particularly great, but they have the right hardware behind it.

PowerBI uses a historical Microsoft technology that was acquired and developed continuously and which uses its database engine for in-memory, real-time processing. When booting an integrated development environment for PowerBI, a user is developing on the computer's memory. All the data that is pulled in, stays within the computer's memory. When that same data is uploaded to a PowerBI server, it will continue to live in that server's memory, which is very useful for rapid interactive visualization and quick development. PowerBI lets users get into the data and alter its structure. I can have a semantic modeling process within the tool. No other business intelligence tool will let me do that as seamlessly as PowerBI.

On MSBIacademy.com, there are a couple of videos regarding BI semantic modeling. They explain more in-depth how different technologies stack pieces within the Microsoft PowerBI ecosystem. They offer the full story, going from Excel, to BI, to SQL server analysis, to a services cube, all published from PowerBI. With SQL Server 2016, they're including the new query languages that they've introduced through the PowerBI toolset: DAX, M and R.

I can save an ETL built in Power Query and have it run on my SQL server. It scales all the way up to the enterprise-level technology offered by Microsoft, which is an extremely compelling story when it comes to business intelligence. Not only does it scale across users seamlessly, without having to manage server-side infrastructure, but it scales across the platform that Microsoft has when it comes to technology. It lets you do development and scale it as your organization grows.

Are there any areas that could be added to or improved upon when it comes to PowerBI technology?

The biggest strength of PowerBI is also its biggest weakness: it's on a rapid development cycle, so things are always changing. Unless a user documents themselves on new technology every other week, they're going to get lost. Microsoft has a monthly or bi-monthly release, with new bits going into the product constantly. This is useful for professionals that deal with the product every day, but it's bad for casual users. They won't read the patch notes and won't have an understanding of what's going on.

Another great weakness of PowerBI is that it doesn't offer many visualization types off-the-bat, like other toolkits. Tableau has built out a host of visualizations that work within their platform. PowerBI is catching up when it comes to this subject. That said, they've open-sourced their visualization development, so anyone can publish a visualization that anyone else can use within their visualization toolkit. They are easy to build, being essentially JavaScript-based. That is a huge competitive differentiator. If the competition has built a closed solution that won't let users make their own customizations, Microsoft will offer more freedom to do whatever the client wants. It's a typical way for them to go about things, which I appreciate.

Tableau lets users visualize bad data. PowerBI forces them to get their data right. Tableau doesn't offer the ability to correct data, while PowerBI does. Tableau is an enterprise warehouse salesman's best friend because it lets people visualize simply what's available. If your visualizations are bad, you should pay $600 for a big data warehouse deployment project and create some cubes with the perspective that you want, in order to do your visualization. PowerBI will let users clean data and do the first step of building cubes and the semantic model that they need for doing the express visualization themselves. It can then be scaled up within SQL Server Analysis Services in PowerBI, or from PowerBI straight to that technology layer, and escalated within the technology stack. This is extremely valuable because Microsoft is a full platform company, while Tableau is a one-off solution. When it comes to other visualization platforms, I've not really seen Oracle or IBM compete with PowerBI. They do offer solutions, but whenever I'm called in by a client, it's for the purpose of ripping and replacing Oracle or IBM solutions with those from Microsoft. The price point is lower and the product suite is better. The only real competitor to Microsoft is Tableau, who are also a user of the Microsoft business intelligence stack.

Have you ever used Microsoft's support team for PowerBI or referenced their support resources? If so, how would you categorize that experience?

I know most of their product team because the meet-up group that I lead gets together in the Microsoft buildings. If I have an issue, I send emails to the people that built the product, who engage with me in order to figure it out. My support experience has been stellar, and I can't emphasize enough how great they are, but I have not gone through support through normal channels.

I would advise any customer that is considering PowerBI to find the appropriate partner for what they're trying to do within the Microsoft ecosystem, and to leverage their help. Doing this will lead to having deeper contacts than any other client.

OVERVIEW

We have five additional questions. For each of these, we ask that you rate PowerBI on a scale of one to five, with five being the best score.

How would you rate PowerBI for its available features?

Four and a half.

How would you rate it for ease of use?

Five. However this depends on the user. PowerBI is great for someone with a background in business intelligence semantic modeling and database theory. It was built for the management information systems undergrad. It's the perfect toolkit for a person with this type of education to use in order to understand how things work. If the user has ever worked in Access, they'll love PowerBI. It is what Access was meant to be, without all the useless forms. However, it's not going to be the most intuitive environment for a data scientist. It has a different modeling paradigm that what they're used to. Instead of doing econometrics statistical modeling, they'll have to do tabular modeling and build out semantic environments. If someone has a PhD in statistics or a background in econometrics or biology, their enjoyment of PowerBI will be lower. The training they received in school subscribes to a different paradigm.

How likely are you to recommend PowerBI to a friend or colleague, out of five?

Five. I believe I mentioned that I lead the local meet-up group. I recommend it for free and without solicitation.

What would be your overall rating for PowerBI?

Five.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Features
  • 5.0 Ease of Use
  • 5.0 Support
  • 5.0 Willing to Refer
 
Survey Response
Feb 23 2016

PowerBI for location based data

4.5

Features: 
4.5
Ease of use: 
5.0
Support: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
the reviewer
 
Consumer products
 
11-100 employees
 
Scranton, PA
Manager
The Review

Experience:

We needed to identify deeper business insights from our cloud data, specifically location based data. We were looking to discover how we could better utilize staff to meet the needs of our clients. A problem we needed to solve was to have better data input regarding how to keep track of our client base and how to retain them. Some of the key features we use include interactive reports, embedded visuals, drag and drop gestures and natural language. PowerBI has performed excedingly well and it has been received quite well by management. The benefits include allowing us to create personalized dashboards and reports with our data, using natural language to find the answers to the most important questions we have in our company.

Pros:

The ability to create personalized dashboards is what I like the most because it allows us to tailor the presentations to our specific needs.

Cons:

The only thing I'd suggest is that maybe the visuals could be more colorful in order to give a greater experience when they are being viewed… maybe like a "wow" look at those visuals.

 
Survey Response
Feb 23 2016

Simple easy visuals

4.0

Features: 
4.0
Ease of use: 
4.0
Support: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
3.5
the reviewer
 
Education
 
101-200 employees
 
San Diego, CA
Manager
The Review

Experience:

The reason I chose Power BI was because it offers simple, easy to understand visuals, and the ability to create and import new visuals. A dislike, however, may be If you implement soon, be prepared to be "content" for awhile - that platform is still expanding and each new release includes many new features that we are all waiting on. I mostly use the Power Views, Power Queries and Power BI Dashboards. This solution has been great. I work really well with this program and it helps me with my job a substantial amount.

Pros:

I love how it is a great data modeling tool where users can create relationships between data sets, expand possibilities of data sources as compared to native Excel, and create much stronger Pivot Tables and dynamic analyses.

Cons:

Perhaps PowerBI could be more accessible? It maybe should be available to non-commercial users.

 
Survey Response
Feb 23 2016

Streamlined Dashboards

4.5

Features: 
3.5
Ease of use: 
4.5
Support: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
the reviewer
 
Business services
 
501-1000 employees
 
Phoenix, AZ
Director
The Review

Experience:

PowerBI allows me to gather information from many different places like our social media accounts as well as our own customer data records and create detailed reports for different departments. This information can be shared or accessed through different devices like laptops as well as tablets which is useful during presentations. The main issue we needed to solve was how do we centralize storage of consumer data so it can be accessed by the whole company. We use digital dashboard which allows the user to set custom request for data to be gathered from certain dates and locations. Also you can share the information either online or as we do through our mobile app so it can be accessed by mobile workers. Using this solution we have been able to streamline the process that we use to gather information and how it is stored. This has allowed us to save both money and time. As our efficiency has improved we have been able to target our marketing efforts, increasing business.

Pros:

It is easy to use, you can personalize it to fit your business instead of a one size fits all approach that most products have. Also since it saves us money, it pays for itself instead of just being an ongoing expense.

Cons:

There are some new markets that I wish we were able to add, however they are not considered mainstream by most businesses.

 
Survey Response
Feb 23 2016

Flexibility and ease of use

4.5

Features: 
4.0
Ease of use: 
4.5
Support: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
the reviewer
 
Health care & life sciences
 
101-200 employees
 
Tampa, FL
Manager
The Review

Experience:

I opted for PowerBI for its ease of use, flexibility and sound technology. PowerBI helps us with data gathering to improve our process effiencies. It has helped to improve operational efficiencies and decrease waste.

Pros:

Ease of use is a plus.

Cons:

Sharing data could be easier.

 
Survey Response
Feb 23 2016

No security breaches or failures

5.0

Features: 
5.0
Ease of use: 
5.0
Support: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
the reviewer
 
Other: Federal government
 
5001+ employees
 
Philadelphia, PA
Manager
The Review

Experience:

I work at a government DOD base and security is of the forefront of our concern. We area Microsoft integrated organization and trust it. For many years it has been an asset to our organization and has proven its worthines. It is a value to our security. I am not sure if this is allowed because of top security issues. I can not elaborate on this question. What I can say is that no breaches or failures have occurred since PowerBI's implementation. 100% success rate.

Pros:

PowerBI is a thorough and secure product for government sensitive data management. The fact that we've had no failures speaks volumes in my line of work.

Cons:

There is nothing to dislike so far.

 
Survey Response
Feb 23 2016

PowerBI improves organization

4.5

Features: 
4.5
Ease of use: 
4.5
Support: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
the reviewer
 
Financial services
 
11-100 employees
 
New York, NY
Manager
The Review

Experience:

It has very rich visuals for data collections. It helps me focus on the tasks that matter to me most. It monitors my business with care and allows me to find answers quickly. Power BI on the web, and Power BI dashboards. The workbook helps me organize my business in a very good way. It updates my data early in the day, so I can perform certain functions.

Pros:

The workbooks updates are convenient.

Cons:

I have no complaints.