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"Microsoft BI is not expensive. Compared to the price of other BI products, the price is very fair.""The price for this solution is reasonable. However, there is an additional cost if you want to publish the dashboard privately.""In the beginning, the solution cost approximately $1,000 per month, we have a Microsoft startup subscription. There is a subscription pack for startups company which we are able to have for one year.""It is somewhere in the middle in terms of price. Licensing is quite clear.""Power BI's price is reasonable, especially if you can put it in some bigger package and use it with other products. The value of a solution doesn't just come from its features as a standalone product. The price should also reflect how easy it's to set up, clean data, and integrate with other solutions.""It depends upon the tier of your Office 365 subscription. On E5, which is a Microsoft Azure subscription, you get it for free. If you are on a lower tier, you can subscribe for $10 a month per user, which is really cheap.""This solution came free, it was offered by Microsoft with our E3 license.""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."

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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 »
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1st
out of 49 in Reporting Tools
Views
46,393
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Reviews
120
Average Words per Review
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8.1
10th
out of 49 in Reporting Tools
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4,617
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Also Known As
SSRS, SSAS, MSBI, MS Reporting Services, Power BI, Microsoft BI Tools, Microsoft Big Data, Power BI Pro, MS BI
Pentaho, 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
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm13%
Manufacturing Company11%
Government11%
Energy/Utilities Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company23%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm7%
Government6%
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company15%
Financial Services Firm15%
Educational Organization8%
Government8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider24%
Government10%
Insurance Company5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise44%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise64%
REVIEWERS
Small Business54%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise30%
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft, Tableau, Oracle and others in Reporting Tools. Updated: November 2021.
555,139 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Microsoft BI is ranked 1st in Reporting Tools with 125 reviews while Pentaho Business Analytics is ranked 10th in Reporting Tools with 1 review. Microsoft BI is rated 8.0, while Pentaho Business Analytics is rated 9.0. 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)". 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 Tableau, Oracle OBIEE, MicroStrategy, SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform and Amazon QuickSight, whereas Pentaho Business Analytics is most compared with Knowage, Tableau, IBM Cognos, Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services and Oracle OBIEE.

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