Microsoft Power BI vs Microsoft SQL Server - BI Edition

Microsoft Power BI has 782 reviews and a rating of 4.48 / 5 vs Microsoft SQL Server - BI Edition which has 1427 reviews and a rating of 4.59 / 5. Compare the similarities and differences between software options with real user reviews focused on features, ease of use, customer service, and value for money.

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Overall Rating

4.48 / 5 (782)

4.59 / 5 (1,427)

Ease-of-Use

4.0 / 5

4.5 / 5

Value for Money

4.5 / 5

4.0 / 5

Customer Support

4.0 / 5

4.5 / 5

Functionality

4.5 / 5

4.5 / 5

Last Review Written

January 14, 2021

January 18, 2021

Pros/Cons

  • Pros

  • I love how smart this tool is. Power BI makes it easy to run queries and it’s very easy to create charts and reports.

  • This is a great product. My department uses the Power BI tool to analyze our key metrics, it is better than taking screen shots of Excel, the software is great at display Information and loads faster

  • Cons

  • While it is easy to get started, really mastering the program can take some time and trial-and-error. It can be frustrating at times to get it to do exactly what you want it to do.

  • it's not very easy to setup and prepare dashboards sometimes, but it is understandable due to the kind of work it does. It just makes things a bit annoying to get ready sometimes.

  • Pros

  • Easy to use, well known. The always on feature was a great addition to the product.

  • Great intellisense Easy to use Good user interface

  • Cons

  • The only Con is that there are free tools like Postgresql that are also great, but they are not quite as slick as Sql Server.

  • You will come across error messages every once in awhile when performing tasks, however they are usually easy fixes.

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