Microsoft Power BI Software


 

Microsoft Power BI is a web-based business analytics and data visualization platform that is suitable for businesses of all sizes. It monitors important organizational data and also from all apps used by organizations. Microsoft Power BI provides tools to quickly analyze, transform and visualize data, and also share reports.

Microsoft Power BI offers SQL Server Analysis Services through which users can quickly build reusable models using the overall data. The software enables users to integrate their apps, so as to deliver reports along with real-time dashboards.

Microsoft Power BI also provides self-service access to major third-party cloud sources such as GitHub, Zendesk, Marketo and Salesforce.

Microsoft Power BI is available both in free and paid (Pro) versions. The free version is not limited by any time period; however data of only 1GB per user can be analyzed. Otherwise, it costs $10 per user per month for 10GB storage.

 

Microsoft Power BI - Metrics dashboard
 
  • Microsoft Power BI - Metrics dashboard
    Metrics dashboard
  • Microsoft Power BI - Public preview
    Public preview
  • Microsoft Power BI - Retail analysis sample
    Retail analysis sample
  • Microsoft Power BI - Sales manager
    Sales manager
  • Microsoft Power BI - Share dashboard
    Share dashboard
  • Microsoft Power BI - Travel analysis
    Travel analysis
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 10

8 Reviews of Microsoft Power BI

 
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from EML
Specialty: Insurance
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

Intuitive and easy to use

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This tool is one of the easiest BI tool to use. I started by connecting simple excel files and now I have connected it to SQL server data sets in direct query. It works really well. Customization level for each visual is really detailed. Constant monthly updates adds new features. Custom visual gallery is also very useful to use different non from the box visuals.

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Ease of use. Regular feature updates. Custom visuals. Slicing and drill down features are really good.
Predictive line and dashboard insights is really cool feature.

Cons

To share reports, we need to publish to MS Cloud. We cannot publish direct query data set without installing a gateway in the server.

Advice to Others

If you want to dazzle your audience and at the same time show meaningful insights, this is the best tool.

 
 

from Derevo
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

Super simple to use and start analyzing your data

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I wasn't expecting to like tool as much as I did, I was able to create really nice visualizations and reporting based on simple spreadsheets and flat files that I have in a simple and fast way.

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Ease of use, if you are an Office's user you will love this tool, clean interface with the look and feel of other Microsoft products that allow you to create dashboards from scratch easily.

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The transforms with large files can be frustrating, this feature is not as robust as other BI tools in the market so in case the project requires big data modeling I would suggest to use an external tool to facilitate the ETL process

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I encourage you to use it since is really easy to adopt, is free, the connectivity to data sources is fair and most important for small projects or quick presentations using as a base a Microsoft file (excel, access, etc) it's going to be a pleasant experience.

 
 

from Derevo SA de CV
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

Power BI, great BI tool for Self Service, you can create nice looking good visualizations.

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Power Bi is one of the best BI tools in the market, is easy to connect to multiple data sources and you can display your data in one single glance.

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Full integration with MS Office, is easy to use and users can create visualization in an intuitive way. Easy to connect to different Data Bases like Oracle, Microsoft, Salesforce, etc. Also is not easy customize the objects.

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is really difficult create a Complex ETL process in Power Bi, and is kind of slow dealing with very large data sets.

Advice to Others

Give it a try, it's free and well worth the time. It is an affordable end-to-end solution for your BI requirements. It is very visual and easy end-users / analysts to analyze data and create their own reports.

 
 
 
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