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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 most valuable feature is the ability to set up the automated delivery of reports.""They are introducing AI. There are good forecasting features and machine learning.""The most valuable feature is the ability to run it in Exalytics within memory coupled to a Repository on Exadata is where it flies. So it's not meant for mom and pop shops, but if you are a global 500 fortune 1000 company, this is a tool that can get you what you need on time and even in real time.""We do you use Oracle support. We've been paying for an Oracle support subscription for four or five years, and not one ticket has ever been logged. When I came in, I've encouraged the team to ask Oracle questions. They do get back quite quickly. Their support is good. Working with our account managers, if I need to escalate anything, I can speak to them and they escalate the call. I've got that ecosystem working quite well. That does work for us.""The most valuable feature is the openness of the solution. It helps us integrate some of our clients.""I think having the conformed structures makes it a lot easier for end users and pulling reports together.""The scalability of the product is good.""It's easy to use for business analysts."

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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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"It takes a lot of maintenance to support the architecture, which is something that should be improved.""The solution is too expensive for small firms.""One significant improvement is the need for simplification. The set up could be more intuitive. An enterprise setup with HA and DR are pretty complex and to get a robust solution one has to play around with Real Application Cluster data sources and FAN notifications as well as WebLogic clustering and external load balancers. SSO also is not that simple to set up especially if you want all your Oracle systems to use the same SSO solution, i.e., no cheating with direct LDAP connectivity.""They should develop greater visualization because their visualization isn't industry leading at the moment. The way you pull the data and see the data compared to other platforms, they're lagging a little bit behind. Also, their cost. I've got Oracle account managers trying to persuade me every day to purchase these licenses. Once you purchase OBIEE, then you have to purchase the virtualization and then you have to purchase the mobile license to operate on the mobile. It's really expensive.""In terms of tech support, we have our own technicians. But, we did register for their help. When we register a call, it takes time for them to respond to us.""This solution is weak in the data science perspective. I have past data science experience. And, I find that there is a lot of room for improvement in terms of incorporating more advanced statistical modeling into the product.""It is not a good product for data visualization.""Its functionality is lacking."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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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"Oracle products are extremely expensive.""The pricing we negotiated with Oracle. But, I do not have details.""I think to spread this across an enterprise will be a significant investment.""Be prepared to spend a lot of time and money."

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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 »
Top Answer: 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… more »
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 ProOBIEE, Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition, Oracle BI, Oracle BI EE 11g
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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.

OBIEE is a multifaceted network of tools that can create a more fluid and better-integrated data flow for your business. This service is actually a platform that is made up of six individual elements, rather than a single tool with multiple features. These services include: presentation catalog, BI presentation service, BI scheduler service, BI server service,administration client, and metadata repository.

The purpose of the OBIEE is to have an entire system for all of your enterprising needs. The various tools within the suite can take your data, organize it, analyze it and then glean the pertinent information from it, sending it on to the relevant parties who can then use it for metrics, pattern analysis, and future projections. The essence of the platform is to integrate your current IT together with their tools in order to give you the overall best return on investment with minimal fiscal obligations.

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Sample Customers
Konica Minolta, Klout, Mahindra Satyam, The Weather Channel, Argus, Credit Suisse, NCR, and Sysmex.Banca Transilvania, BeckmanCoulter, Hong Kong Housing Society, HealthShare, Ivanhoe Cambridge Unifies, and Home Credit, and Finance Bank.
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 Firm12%
Comms Service Provider10%
Government10%
Manufacturing Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company47%
Comms Service Provider10%
Government6%
Media Company5%
Company Size
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Small Business37%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise48%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise75%
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Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise62%
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft BI vs. Oracle OBIEE and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
438,246 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Microsoft BI is ranked 2nd in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 18 reviews while Oracle OBIEE is ranked 5th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 11 reviews. Microsoft BI is rated 8.2, while Oracle OBIEE is rated 6.8. 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 Oracle OBIEE writes "Expensive and it doesn't give us the flexibility to do what the business needs". Microsoft BI is most compared with Alteryx, Tableau, TIBCO Spotfire, IBM Cognos and SAP Analytics Cloud, whereas Oracle OBIEE is most compared with Tableau, Oracle Analytics Cloud, SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform, IBM Cognos and QlikView. See our Microsoft BI vs. Oracle OBIEE report.

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