Compare Microsoft BI vs. Pentaho

Microsoft BI is ranked 2nd in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 30 reviews while Pentaho is ranked 11th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 1 review. Microsoft BI is rated 8.4, while Pentaho is rated 9.0. 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 Pentaho writes "Pentaho is best fit for small and medium enterprises where the quantity of data and the workload are not critical". Microsoft BI is most compared with Oracle OBIEE, Tableau and TIBCO Spotfire, whereas Pentaho is most compared with Knowage, Microsoft BI and Tableau.
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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.It is free.It is part of our Office 365 license.The costs are small and the benefits are high.

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30
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8.3
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Average Words per Review
285
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9.0
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Also Known As
SSRS, SSAS, MSBI, MS BI, MS Reporting Services, Power BI, Microsoft BI Tools, Microsoft Big Data, Power BI ProPentaho Business Analytics, Kettle
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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.

Pentaho is an open source business intelligence company that provides a wide range of tools to help their customers better manage their businesses. These tools include data integration software, mining tools, dashboard applications, online analytical processing options, and more.

Pentaho has two product categories: There is the standard enterprise version. This is the product that comes directly from Pentaho itself with all of the benefits, features, and programs that come along with a paid application such us analysis services, dashboard design, and interactive reporting.

The alternative is an open source version, which the public is permitted to add to and tweak the product. This solution has its advantages, aside from the fact that it is free, in that there are many more people working on the project to improve its quality and breadth of functionality.

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Sample Customers
Konica Minolta, Klout, Mahindra Satyam, The Weather Channel, Argus, Credit Suisse, NCR, and Sysmex. Cargo 2000 Lufthansa, Marketo, ModCloth, Cardiac Science, Telefonica, ExactTarget, Active Broadband Networks, and Brussels Airport.
Top Industries
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Energy/Utilities Company19%
Financial Services Firm13%
Government9%
Manufacturing Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company30%
Comms Service Provider10%
Financial Services Firm7%
Media Company6%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm15%
Software R&D Company15%
Government8%
Health, Wellness And Fitness Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company28%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm10%
Retailer8%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise47%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise6%
Large Enterprise67%
REVIEWERS
Small Business45%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise35%
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