Most Helpful Review
Easy to make people understand what is going on but I would like to use SQL properly within the reports
Eye-appealing visualizations and good predictive analytics, but more standard chart types should be included
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
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.
Offers both business intelligence as well as inbuilt AI and machine learning capabilities.
I like the predictive features of SAP. It's easy to use tools for an end-user.
It integrates with third-party applications such as Google Drive and Excel,
One feature I've found most valuable is discovery.
Planning is the most valuable feature of the product because it's integrated and that means we don't need to rely on an independent planning environment.
The user interface is quite good for developing reports out of models.
Provides rich features for developing automated reports and dashboards.
The ease of use of the solution is its most valuable feature. We haven't tried all of the features yet. The graphing and the ease of using the analytics tools have been great. It's all drag and drop; you don't need to code anything.
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.
AI doesn't work as well with SAP live connections.
Pricing is fine for the BI license, but when it comes to client license, that fee is a bit high.
Currently only one data modeler can work at a time.
Improvements are coming quarterly whereas previously it was on a monthly basis.
When it comes to planning there is a concern about the ability to match the exact requirements of the customer with what the product offers.
There is no direct connector from SAP to Redshift, so we are required to use a third-party product that was recommended by SAP.
SAP Analytics cloud needs better exporting options.
Statistical analysis should be a bit more profound than it is.
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.
It is a bit expensive, but really worth it, especially if you are already using other SAP tools.
Questions from the Community
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.
Top Answer: I like the predictive features of SAP. It's easy to use tools for an end-user.
Top Answer: Regarding pricing, I don't know exactly how much it is. I am not aware of the price.
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