Microsoft BI Review

Poor support for XML, but it has good integration with other Microsoft products.


What is most valuable?

All the features are valuable.

How has it helped my organization?

We empower users with Enterprise BI and Self Service BI by Microsoft BI.

What needs improvement?

Microsoft has poor support for XML.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for four years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

There were no issues, and it has good integration with other Microsoft products.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We do have issues, but we can solve them ourselves.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We do have issues, but we can solve them ourselves.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

It's good.

Technical Support:

We are more expert than they are.

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

We used Infobeacon and then we added Microsoft BI to Cognos. We are currently looking for a better product and are evaluating Tableau.

How was the initial setup?

It is easy to implement Microsoft BI.

What about the implementation team?

Several projects we implemented through vendors and most we implemented in house. We are more expert than they are.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We didn’t have another option.

What other advice do I have?

Quality of data, flexibility and the performance of the tool(s) are the critical aspects of BI. Test the critical aspects by doing a proof of concept using a huge amount of data.

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