Compare Microsoft BI vs. SAP Analytics Cloud

Microsoft BI is ranked 2nd in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 32 reviews while SAP Analytics Cloud is ranked 9th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 10 reviews. Microsoft BI is rated 8.4, while SAP Analytics Cloud is rated 8.6. 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 SAP Analytics Cloud writes "Good user interface, filtering options, and integrates well with other SAP products". Microsoft BI is most compared with Oracle OBIEE, Tableau and TIBCO Spotfire, whereas SAP Analytics Cloud is most compared with SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform, Microsoft BI and Tableau. See our Microsoft BI vs. SAP Analytics Cloud report.
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Pros
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.There was a lot of manual work involved with Excel, whereas once we moved on to Microsoft Power BI, it was a cleaner dashboard and it was faster too.The uploading of information is very easy, as you just use an Excel sheet to start work right away and obtain the benefits of Power BI.Because this solution is very easy, and very visual, you can have results in minutes.It is a good platform for data analysis, organization, and all of the other interim performances that are necessary.

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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.The most valuable features are the visualization and user-friendliness.The Smart Predict, Smart Insights, and Smart Discovery predictive analysis features are quite good.All of the modules that we used to have separately in our on-premises solution are now integrated into one platform.

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Cons
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.I think because I'm moving more into RPA, I'd definitely like to see integration across the RPA, Power BI, or Tableau platforms, because that integration could then make automation and mundane reporting much faster.I would like to see the product offer more graphics to impact different audiences.I would like to see a feature that connects with a Machine Learning platform like a RapidMiner or Azure Machine Learning Studio. It would be great to have a Machine Learning application link to connect.It could have more of a hold on big data. Manipulating big data on this solution complicates things. This needs to be improved.

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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.We are currently working on connectivity with S/4HANA, but we would like to have better connectivity with our legacy systems.Some of the standard visualizations, such as a speedometer or a goal chart, are not there and should be added.I would like to see reporting to the Analytics cloud directly.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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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It is a bit expensive, but really worth it, especially if you are already using other SAP tools.

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31
Average Words per Review
319
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8.4
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5,446
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10
Average Words per Review
496
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8.5
Top 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 ProSAP BusinessObjects Cloud
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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.

The SAP® Analytics Cloud solution offers all analytics capabilities for all users in one product. In the boardroom, at the office, or in front of a customer, you can discover, analyze, plan, predict, and collab­orate in one integrated experience designed expressly for the cloud. Access all data and embed analytics directly into business processes to turn instant insight into quick action. Because we built it on the high­performance SAP Cloud Platform, you can trust the solution to work quickly and reliably.

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Sample Customers
Konica Minolta, Klout, Mahindra Satyam, The Weather Channel, Argus, Credit Suisse, NCR, and Sysmex.Live Oak Bank
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Energy/Utilities Company17%
Financial Services Firm14%
Manufacturing Company10%
Logistics Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company24%
Comms Service Provider11%
Financial Services Firm9%
Government7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company38%
Comms Service Provider14%
Manufacturing Company7%
Retailer5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise46%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise58%
REVIEWERS
Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise38%
Large Enterprise38%
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft BI vs. SAP Analytics Cloud and other solutions. Updated: January 2020.
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