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"It is reasonably priced.""I very much recommend the free trial mode.""We have a premium Power BI license in-house that's quite an expensive license. It's $10 a month for four users and then I think 35,000 at the premium rate.""It is somewhere in the middle in terms of price. Licensing is quite clear.""Its cost seems to be unreasonable if you have many users, but for a lesser number of users, it is reasonable. It is $10 per month. Clients easily accept this option, so they must think it is reasonable. It is quite cheap as compared to other tools, such as Tableau. One of the best things about this solution is that it has a trial version.""Once the trial period for the BI service is over, the cost is approximately $10 USD per user, per month, so it's quite reasonable.""The pricing is very reasonable compared to any other tool.""Microsoft BI is not very cheap. A premium license costs roughly 5,000 euros a month."

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Top Answer: There are many...It would rather depend what System BI architecture or Enterprise legacy you have at your end...I would recommend as follows:  1) If you have legacies of SAP, Oracle  - look for SAP… more »
Top Answer: It realy depends in your needs. It may serve as an E2E tool but, at some circumstnaces you will need to add - Data Warehouse, Paginated reporting tool, M/L tool, Data prep tool etc.
Top Answer: The easy way to create reports and dashboards, the integration available with Microsot products like MS Excel could bring up a new experience to evaluate data and transform in information quickly.
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SSRS, SSAS, MSBI, MS BI, MS Reporting Services, Power BI, Microsoft BI Tools, Microsoft Big Data, Power BI Pro
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Birst Networked BI and Analytics eliminates information silos. Decentralized users can augment the enterprise data model virtually, as opposed to physically, without compromising data governance.

A unified semantic layer maintains common definitions and key metrics.
Birst’s two-tier architecture aligns back-end sources with line-of-business or local data. Birst’s Automated Data Refinement extracts data from any source into a unified semantic layer. Users are enabled with self-service analytics through executive dashboards, reporting, visual discovery, mobile tools, and predictive analytics. Birst Open Client Interface also offers integration with Tableau, Excel and R.

Birst goes to market in two primary ways: as a direct sale, for enterprises using Birst on internal data to manage their business; and embedded, for companies who offer analytic products, by embedding and white-labeling Birst capabilities into their products.

Birst’s is packaged in 3 available formats: Platform and per-user fee; by Department or Business Unit; by end-customer (for embedded scenarios).

Microsoft BI is a business intelligence solution that turns data into insightful and useful business information that is relevant to all levels of the business.

Microsoft BI combines familiar Microsoft tools - Office, SharePoint, and SQL server, with extra features for end-users, such as Power View and Power Pivot. This powerful product gives businesses a competitive advantage by allowing end-users to better analyze their data, collaborate and better present their data.

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Citrix Systems, Jive Software, SunnyD, Toshiba Medical Systems, Cisco OpenDNS, RB, Sunny D, Vertafore Konica Minolta, Klout, Mahindra Satyam, The Weather Channel, Argus, Credit Suisse, NCR, and Sysmex.
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Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise52%
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Small Business39%
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Large Enterprise44%
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Small Business16%
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Large Enterprise71%
Find out what your peers are saying about Tableau, Microsoft, Windward Studios and others in Reporting Tools. Updated: January 2021.
455,301 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Birst is ranked 20th in Reporting Tools while Microsoft BI is ranked 2nd in Reporting Tools with 32 reviews. Birst is rated 0.0, while Microsoft BI is rated 8.2. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft BI writes "Helps introduce data analytics in a way that students understand and appreciate". Birst is most compared with Tableau, Amazon QuickSight, Workday Prism Analytics, Qlik Sense and QlikView, whereas Microsoft BI is most compared with Oracle OBIEE, Tableau, Alteryx, SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform.

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