Microsoft BI Review

Very stable tool with some improvements needed in SSIS


What is most valuable?

SSIS is the most valuable. Individually I would rate features out of 10 as SSIS: 9, SSAS: 8, and SSRS: 7.

How has it helped my organization?

Automation. With MSBI, we realized automation from data loading, transformation and reporting.

What needs improvement?

The aggregate functions in SSRS.

For how long have I used the solution?

5 years

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

Not much with appropriate configuration design.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

None encountered.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Data set is not big enough to tell.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

Good. Also easy to find solution by Googling.

Technical Support:

Haven't been using it due to the ease of getting answers on the internet.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

No previous solution used.

How was the initial setup?

I was able to figure out the setup by doing some research and it's not too complex for experienced user.

What about the implementation team?

In-house implementation.

What was our ROI?

The company spent less than $100k to switch from SSAS to MSBI, which saved the company at least one SAS programmer.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Not sure.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Not sure.

What other advice do I have?

It's a proven stable tool.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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