Microsoft BI Review
This is the most compatible solution for medium sized organization but the robustness of the stack could be improved


Valuable Features

The integration tool in Microsoft BI stack is one of the best in terms of understanding and together with the script component can make most data imports pretty simple and accurate. Also, the ease of use of the product.

Improvements to My Organization

Prior to using the Microsoft BI stack the organization was using a lot of Access and Excel applications which became cumbersome as the organization grew. These tools helped us to streamline the reports and data integration.

Room for Improvement

The robustness of the stack could be improved as it fails when we import/extract large amounts of data.

Use of Solution

Four and a half years.

Deployment Issues

No issues encountered.

Stability Issues

Yes, when the volume of data is large.

Scalability Issues

Yes.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

Excellent with online social help and customer care from Microsoft.

Technical Support:

There is a lot of room for improvement in technical support.

Previous Solutions

I used other reporting platforms along with the Microsoft BI stack, but never switched.

Initial Setup

The initial setup is pretty simple for most starting users.

Implementation Team

It was an in house implementation.

ROI

Very high, as it is a very cost effective application compared to any BI tools in the market.

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

It is setup by the organization, so I am not sure about the exact cost and renewal cost.

Other Solutions Considered

No, I did not have an opportunity to do any evaluations.

Other Advice

It is a great, cost effective solution if the size of the organization is only medium and easy to use and cost of finding a resource is low.

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

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