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"The most valuable feature is that it is able to slice and dice the data.""All the different platforms are well integrated.""Navigating through the data to make analysis is really quick."

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"The feature I find most valuable is the ability to publish Power Bi reports, using an embedded link, directly onto a website.""If you are not very technical this tool could be very useful.""I like the downloadable visualizations a lot. I think that they give the user a very nice starting point in creating awesome dashboards, with the right way to tell their data story.""This solution has improved our ability in making decisions and explaining data.""It has provided customer purchase patterns and great visualization.""PowerBi is used to import our production data and generate dashboards, then integrates other Excel sheets to provide managers dashboards. This helps them get insights to make better OEE improvement decisions, mainly where to focus resources. We became able to see indicators from any time frame (day, week, month, or year), then could make better decisions.""The drag and drop facility to easily change the data correctly is the most valuable feature. I am happy to see visualizations. It's easier to talk about and make people understand what is going on.""We like the drag and drop interactability visualization. We really like that. It's user-friendly."

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Cons
"It's wonky, and not super user-friendly with Excel.""Extracting data is a little slow.""It would have been better if the solution was not just a tool kit."

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"I would like to see Machine Learning for Power Bi Pro users or an intermediate license to enable Machine Learning if you don't have access to a Premium account.""Adding paginated reports to this tool could be of great help for users who want to move away from SSRS.""Some kind of expression wizard, where the user can build a complex expression without any knowledge of DAX, can be a good addition to the product.""We would like to have better SQL support for queries.""This solution needs integration with SAS and more deep analysis functionality.""Real-time updating needs improvement.""I would like to be able to use SQL properly within the reports and allow multiple people to work on the same report at the same time. If one person is working on it, then it causes issues for anyone else wanting to make reports.""If I have to update data automatically, where I have to pin the gateway, it doesn't update. There is a scheduled refresh functionality so that it refreshes automatically, but I find it very hard to make it work."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Our licensing cost is approximately $50,000.00 per year."

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"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.""This product offers good value for the money.""Microsoft BI is free for the personal edition, but there is also a paid-for professional version."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Navigating through the data to make analysis is really quick.
Top Answer: I think the price is okay, of course it's always good to have a discount.
Top Answer: It would have been better if the solution was not just a tool kit. They did not embed some functionalities already developed, we are having to develop them ourselves. It would be helpful to have… more »
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: Power BI can be a complete platform when working with good designers. Because they know the limits, skills, experiences. They can make the entire model for organizations. But on the other hand… more »
Top Answer: Its visualizations and dashboards are most valuable. Power BI is great in terms of visualizations and dashboards. The reports that we previously had were not very nice in terms of visualization. It… more »
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Cognos TM1, IBM Cognos TM1
SSRS, SSAS, MSBI, MS Reporting Services, Power BI, Microsoft BI Tools, Microsoft Big Data, Power BI Pro, MS BI, MS BI, MS BI
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Overview

IBM Planning Analytics is an integrated planning solution that uses AI to automate planning, budgeting, and forecasting and drive more intelligent workflows.

Built on TM1, IBM’s powerful calculation engine, this enterprise performance management tool allows you to transcend the limits of manual planning and become the Analytics Hero your business needs. Quickly and easily drive faster, more accurate plans for FP&A, sales, supply chain and beyond.

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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Sample Customers
ManpowerGroup, Convergys, AIG, Orchard Brands, Citibank, InterGen, Northwestern University, EF Education First, Ironside, Bazan Group, CSOB Insurance, Macquarie Group, Charles Stanley, SATO, Government of Sint Maarten, BMW Financial Services
Konica Minolta, Klout, Mahindra Satyam, The Weather Channel, Argus, Credit Suisse, NCR, and Sysmex.
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider19%
Retailer8%
Manufacturing Company8%
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Energy/Utilities Company15%
Manufacturing Company13%
Government11%
Financial Services Firm10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business54%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise23%
REVIEWERS
Small Business41%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise44%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise63%
Find out what your peers are saying about Domo, Board International, Oracle and others in Business Performance Management. Updated: May 2021.
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IBM Planning Analytics is ranked 5th in Business Performance Management with 3 reviews while Microsoft BI is ranked 1st in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 73 reviews. IBM Planning Analytics is rated 6.4, while Microsoft BI is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of IBM Planning Analytics writes "Quick data analysis, reliable, AI improvement needed". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft BI writes "A complete ecosystem with an builtin ETL tool, good integrations with python and R, and support of DAX and Power Query (M languages)". IBM Planning Analytics is most compared with SAP Analytics Cloud, Jedox, Tableau, Oracle Essbase and SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform, whereas Microsoft BI is most compared with Tableau, Oracle OBIEE, SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform, Alteryx and SAP Analytics Cloud.

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