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"We like the drag and drop interactability visualization. We really like that. It's user-friendly.""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.""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.""It has provided customer purchase patterns and great visualization.""This solution has improved our ability in making decisions and explaining data.""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.""If you are not very technical this tool could be very useful.""The feature I find most valuable is the ability to publish Power Bi reports, using an embedded link, directly onto a website."

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"The technical support is quite good.""The solution has excellent features available on mobile.""This solution is the most scalable BI platform in the world.""It's user-friendly, also the MTDI cube is a very good approach, as it helps you to use the pre-format instead of using the standard objects from the schema of MicroStrategy.""This solution has allowed us to become a top-class competitor among other consulting companies.""It is a reliable solution for our needs.""The implementation was fairly straightforward.""The most valuable features are ad hoc reporting and the ability to create dashboards."

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"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.""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.""Real-time updating needs improvement.""This solution needs integration with SAS and more deep analysis functionality.""We would like to have better SQL support for queries.""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.""Adding paginated reports to this tool could be of great help for users who want to move away from SSRS.""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."

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"The solution's reports are not very flexible.""The solution lacks good visualization. They should work on the user interface to make it more slick and modern.""They need to do a better job In its ability to allow end users to produce their own reports, metrics, and self-service business intelligence.""In the developer, there are things that you able to do in a document or a report that you are not able to do in the Dossier.""I would like to see a single standalone application to control everything from the administration perspective, and also to develop new applications.""This solution is missing enhanced features in the dashboards.""The product could be improved by adding additional visualization.""Another feature to consider in the future would be adding some additional offline capabilities without using desktops."

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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.""I very much recommend the free trial mode.""It is reasonably priced.""No comment on pricing.""It is a cheap solution for our needs.""No comment."

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"We have one of the best pricing available, but we can't disclose that information.""We have a license with packages, and there are additional costs for extra components.""The licensing is a bit high per user."

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Top Answer: If you are looking for a truly embedded reporting/visualization solution within an application then you might consider Exago BI which provides the features you requested as well as an ad hoc… more »
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Top Answer: Power BI free layer is attractive and second stage with Power BI online is not expensive.
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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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Overview

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.

Company: Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR) is a leading worldwide provider of enterprise software platforms. With direct operations in 26 countries worldwide and approximately 2,000 employees, our mission is to provide enterprise analytics, mobility, and security platforms that are flexible, powerful, scalable and user-friendly. To learn more, visit MicroStrategy online, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Product portfoilio:

MicroStrategy 10 Secure Enterprise™ empowers leading organizations to analyze vast amounts of data and distribute actionable business insight throughout an enterprise through two distinct offerings: MicroStrategy Analytics™ and MicroStrategy Desktop™. MicroStrategy Analytics delivers reports and dashboards, and enables users to conduct ad hoc analysis and share insights anywhere, anytime, via mobile devices or the Web. It also combines the agility and productivity of self-service visual data discovery with the security, scalability, and governance features of enterprise-grade business intelligence. MicroStrategy Desktop is a standalone, on-premise visual data discovery tool designed to enable business users to analyze and understand their data. MicroStrategy Mobile™ enables organizations to rapidly build custom business applications that deliver analytics combined with transactions, multimedia, and custom workflows to mobile devices. MicroStrategy Secure Cloud™ combines all of the enterprise analytics, mobile, and security features in MicroStrategy 10 Secure Enterprise with powerful and scalable data integration, validation, and warehousing services — all delivered in an environment where organizations can deploy transformational analytics applications in minutes.

Usher, MicroStrategy’s breakthrough security solution, is a powerful mobile security platform designed to dematerialize traditional forms of identity verification (such as passwords, tokens, and physical badges) and replace them with a single mobile identity badge that is cryptographically linked to its owner’s smartphone and dynamically linked to an enterprise’s existing identity repositories. Usher works on standard Android and iOS smartphones, and also boasts an Apple Watch™ integration.

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Sample Customers
Konica Minolta, Klout, Mahindra Satyam, The Weather Channel, Argus, Credit Suisse, NCR, and Sysmex. Allstate Insurance, Barneys New York, Boston Children's Hospital, Buenos Aires Department of the Treasury, Campbell Soup Company, DHL, eBay, eHarmony, Facebook, Four Seasons Hotels Inc., Godiva, Hard Rock International, LinkedIn, Netflix, Pfizer, SECO (Swiss Government Unemployment Agency), Starbucks, Texas A&M University, Thomson Reuters Markets, US House of Representatives, and the US Postal Service.
Top Industries
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Energy/Utilities Company18%
Financial Services Firm13%
Government10%
Manufacturing Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company37%
Comms Service Provider10%
Media Company6%
Government6%
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Financial Services Firm16%
Healthcare Company16%
Retailer11%
Manufacturing Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider11%
Logistics Company8%
Retailer7%
Company Size
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Small Business37%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise48%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise76%
REVIEWERS
Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise62%
Find out what your peers are saying about MicroStrategy vs. Microsoft BI and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
438,944 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Microsoft BI is ranked 2nd in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 18 reviews while MicroStrategy is ranked 6th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 8 reviews. Microsoft BI is rated 8.2, while MicroStrategy is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Microsoft BI writes "Valuable dashboard and automated reporting features but should have better integration with RPA and Tableau platforms ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of MicroStrategy writes "Good technical support but quite technical and needs better integration capabilities". Microsoft BI is most compared with Oracle OBIEE, Alteryx, Tableau, TIBCO Spotfire and SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform, whereas MicroStrategy is most compared with Tableau, Qlik Sense, QlikView, Oracle OBIEE and SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform. See our MicroStrategy vs. Microsoft BI report.

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