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"Very good data aggregation.""It is a great product for running statistical analysis.""Automation is great and this product is very organized.""You take two quarters and compare them and this tool is ideal because it gives you a lot of visibility on the before and after.""The supervised models are valuable. It is also very organized and easy to use."

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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.""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.""Its seamless integration with Microsoft products, such as Microsoft SQL Server or Microsoft Excel, is the most valuable."

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Cons
"Requires more development.""It would be good if IBM added help resources to the interface.""Dimension reduction should be classified separately.""When you are not using the product, such as during the pandemic where we had worldwide lockdowns, you still have to pay for the licensing.""Time Series or forecasting needs to be easier. It is a very important feature, and it should be made easier and more automated to use. For instance, for logistic regression, binary or multinomial is used automatically based on the type of the target variable. I wish they can make Time Series easier to use in a similar way."

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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.""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.""They can provide a user-friendly and easy way to use this tool for people who don't know about programming or technical things. It will be quite good if they can improve the look and feel and make it simpler to operate. They can make it easier to create some of the reports. They can also include predefined templates that you can directly use."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"$5,000 annually.""This tool, being an IBM product, is pretty expensive.""Its price is okay for a company, but for personal use, it is considered somewhat expensive."

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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: There are some important differences between both products. So probably, the first question I'll ask you is "for what use case are you evaluating these products?" Of course, there are some general… more »
Top Answer: The supervised models are valuable. It is also very organized and easy to use.
Top Answer: Its price is okay for a company, but for personal use, it is considered somewhat expensive.
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 is an advanced visualization tool oriented to big data with a very complete set of widgets to visualize information, control users accessing information, the configuration of governance… more »
Top Answer: The interface is very easy to use.
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SPSS Modeler
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Overview

IBM SPSS Modeler is an extensive predictive analytics platform that is designed to bring predictive intelligence to decisions made by individuals, groups, systems and the enterprise. By providing a range of advanced algorithms and techniques that include text analytics, entity analytics, decision management and optimization, SPSS Modeler can help you consistently make the right decisions from the desktop or within operational systems.

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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
Reisebªro Idealtours GmbH, MedeAnalytics, Afni, Israel Electric Corporation, Nedbank Ltd., DigitalGlobe, Vodafone Hungary, Aegon Hungary, Bureau Veritas, Brammer Group, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, InSites Consulting, Fortis Turkey
Konica Minolta, Klout, Mahindra Satyam, The Weather Channel, Argus, Credit Suisse, NCR, and Sysmex.
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
University23%
Financial Services Firm15%
Manufacturing Company12%
Government12%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider24%
Computer Software Company19%
Educational Organization8%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Energy/Utilities Company14%
Government11%
Manufacturing Company11%
Financial Services Firm10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm7%
Government6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise6%
Large Enterprise71%
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Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise43%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise59%
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IBM SPSS Modeler is ranked 3rd in Data Mining with 5 reviews while Microsoft BI is ranked 1st in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 85 reviews. IBM SPSS Modeler is rated 8.4, while Microsoft BI is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of IBM SPSS Modeler writes "User-friendly, and it gives you a lot of visibility through features like comparing fiscal quarters". 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 SPSS Modeler is most compared with IBM SPSS Statistics, Alteryx, KNIME, IBM Watson Studio and RapidMiner, whereas Microsoft BI is most compared with Tableau, Oracle OBIEE, SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform, Alteryx and SAP Analytics Cloud.

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