Microsoft BI Review
Very stable tool with some improvements needed in SSIS


Valuable Features

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

Improvements to My Organization

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

Room for Improvement

The aggregate functions in SSRS.

Use of Solution

5 years

Deployment Issues

Not much with appropriate configuration design.

Stability Issues

None encountered.

Scalability Issues

Data set is not big enough to tell.

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.

Previous Solutions

No previous solution used.

Initial Setup

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

Implementation Team

In-house implementation.

ROI

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

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

Not sure.

Other Solutions Considered

Not sure.

Other Advice

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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