Microsoft BI Review

​​All in all, for the price, this is an excellent tool for helping your organization turn mounds of data into useful insights.​​


What is most valuable?

Microsoft BI Stack's best features are as follows:

SSRS – Self-service reporting and powerful subscription service

PowerBI – Self-service BI

MDS – Master data management

SSAS – OLAP Cube

How has it helped my organization?

Microsoft BI Stack improved the way our clients in the beverages (manufacturing and distribution) and the agro industrial sectors manage their financial reporting and board pack preparation, from one week to five minutes.

What needs improvement?

The following areas could be improved:

Publishing and sharing data using PowerBI.

People without private emails cannot publish and, frankly, this doesn't allow for easy training.

It's not always easy to speak directly with a MS Power BI expert.

You have to sign up to the Power BI service using an email address to share and view Power BI reports and dashboards, but Microsoft doesn't yet support personal (.cox, .gmail, et.) or government (.gov, .mil, etc.) email addresses.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the Microsoft BI Stack solution for over five years in the beverages (manufacturing and distribution), agro Industrial, and telecommunication sectors.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have not yet encountered any issues with stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have not yet encountered any issues with scalability.

How is customer service and technical support?

I would rate the level of technical support as 7/10.

Which solutions did we use previously?

I did not previously use a solution.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup of the Microsoft BI Stack environment is complex, has many moving parts, and you need to know what you want for outputs to make effective use of it.

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

All in all, for the price, this is an excellent tool for helping your organization turn mounds of data into useful insights.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

The following products were evaluated:
  • QlikView
  • Dundas

What other advice do I have?

If you want to dazzle your audience and, at the same time, show meaningful insights, then this is the best tool.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:
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