​Microsoft BI Pricing

Microsoft BI Overview:

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.

Major Microsoft BI Customers:

Many industry leaders use Microsoft BI for their business intelligence needs, including Konica Minolta, Klout, Mahindra Satyam, The Weather Channel, Argus, Credit Suisse, NCR, and Sysmex.

Microsoft BI Pricing & Products:

The Microsoft BI pricing model and product stack is tiered according to the end-user’s business intelligence requirements. The Microsoft BI pricing is based on the licensing costs for the three core products – Office, SharePoint, and SQL.

Licensing Requirement



SQL Server 2012 Licensing

Cloud-optimized licensing. There are 3 main editions and the Business Intelligence Edition is relevant for Microsoft BI pricing.

Pay per user. Contact sales team or use MS Licence Advisor for an accurate quote.


SharePoint Server Enterprise and SharePoint Online with Yammer Enterprise (Plan 2) are the two licensing options that offer Business Intelligence features (including Power Pivot and Power View).

SharePoint Server Enterprise – there are a number of licensing options, so a quote is required.

SharePoint Online with Yammer Enterprise (Plan 2) – $8/user/month

Microsoft Office Licensing

There are a number of different licensing agreements, depending on your business size and requirements.

Contact a Microsoft reseller for guidance and pricing.

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By Hadas Bergman



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