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"It is reasonably priced.""I very much recommend the free trial mode.""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."

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Top Answer: It realy depends in your needs. It may serve as an E2E tool but, at some circumstnaces you will need to add - Data Warehouse, Paginated reporting tool, M/L tool, Data prep tool etc.
Top Answer: The easy way to create reports and dashboards, the integration available with Microsot products like MS Excel could bring up a new experience to evaluate data and transform in information quickly.
Top Answer: Power BI free layer is attractive and second stage with Power BI online is not expensive.
Top Answer: MS SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) is a part of the commercial MS SQL Server product. It is not a freeware. Probably Pentaho offers an open source/ freeware edition. Below may be useful:… more »
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8.1
9th
out of 48 in Reporting Tools
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8,155
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5,908
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1
Average Words per Review
285
Avg. Rating
9.0
Popular Comparisons
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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, Kettle, Hitachi Pentaho Business Analytics
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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 Company15%
Government13%
Financial Services Firm13%
Pharma/Biotech Company7%
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Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider14%
Government5%
Media Company5%
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Computer Software Company15%
Financial Services Firm15%
K 12 Educational Company Or School8%
Government8%
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Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government9%
Retailer6%
Company Size
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Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise43%
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Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise3%
Large Enterprise75%
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Small Business54%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise30%
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Microsoft BI is ranked 2nd in Reporting Tools with 25 reviews while Pentaho Business Analytics is ranked 9th in Reporting Tools with 1 review. Microsoft BI is rated 8.2, while Pentaho Business Analytics is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft BI writes "The tool is very flexible, allowing for creativity". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Pentaho Business Analytics 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, Alteryx, Tableau, TIBCO Spotfire and SAP Analytics Cloud, whereas Pentaho Business Analytics is most compared with Knowage, Alteryx, Tableau, Qlik Sense and IBM Cognos.

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