Microsoft BI vs. Sisense

As of February 2019, Microsoft BI is ranked 2nd in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 38 reviews vs Sisense which is ranked 14th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 6 reviews. The top reviewer of Microsoft BI writes "The ability to perform complex business modeling through DAX calculations stands out in a crowd". The top reviewer of Sisense writes "A very simple setup: Easy to download, install, and updates are pain free". Microsoft BI is most compared with Oracle OBIEE, Tableau and SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform. Sisense is most compared with Tableau, Microsoft BI and Domo. See our Microsoft BI vs. Sisense report.
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Pros
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.Tech support is very helpful.My primary use is for view of the dashboard.It ingegrates nicely with Office 365.It is a powerful tool that helps our data analysis processes.It's user-friendly and provides data abstracting capabilities. We are also able to share reports with our colleagues very easily.There is a lot of help and documentation on the Internet, so no special training is needed to use the source code.

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I have found the dashboard creating feature helpful.It has allowed me to move my data to the cloud.​Allows users to build their own solutions without as much reliance on technology staff.Ability to work with very large data sources without the limitations of Excel.The dashboard design interface is very intuitive and allows you to quickly and easily produce professional, innovative dashboards.No issues with stability. It is a very stable solution.A very simple setup: Easy to download, install, and updates are pain free.Support is very responsive and clearly one of the strengths of Sisense. I have always received a fast response and the staff is very helpful.

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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.We did have some issues building the Microsoft blog.Powerpoints are not available in the report server.The report server feature is quite limited.It would be nice to use other connectors to link with the data.The DAX features need some improvement. It's not as easy as Excel. They need more DAX formulas.The reporting part of Microsoft BI is rather limited compared to other reporting tools.

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They should improve the filters to create downloaded data by moving them to the top of the dashboard.I would like to see more development and growth for the support of Knowledge Base and Community forums.I would love to have more customization capabilities for building dashboards, especially in creating custom widget sizes.I would also like to be able to run a bursts of reports based on different field values with PDF output right in the tool, rather than filtering on each field value and generating each PDF manually.The initial version we purchased only ran on Windows servers, which was less than ideal for our DevOps team. I believe that has been remedied in the latest release.The administrative side of Sisense is a little cumbersome and confusing.Larger datasets will sometimes give a "Accumulated logs" error when trying to make minor changes. T

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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.The Report Server is pretty expensive on-premise. But as long companies are happy to use the cloud version, that's very cost effective.

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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 Pro
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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.

Sisense is an end-to-end business analytics software that enables users to easily prepare and analyze large, complex datasets. Sisense’s Single-Stack BI software includes data preparation, data management, analysis, visualization and reporting capabilities.

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Sample Customers
Konica Minolta, Klout, Mahindra Satyam, The Weather Channel, Argus, Credit Suisse, NCR, and Sysmex.Ebay, WIX, Wave Accounting, ESPN.com, Magellan Luxury Hotel, Paylogic, Sony, Merck, EDA, One Hour Translation, NASA, Plastic Jungle, Philips, Yahoo
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Energy/Utilities Company19%
Financial Services Firm14%
Manufacturing Company14%
Logistics Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm23%
Healthcare Company11%
University7%
Comms Service Provider6%
REVIEWERS
Recruiting/Hr Firm11%
University11%
Marketing Services Firm11%
Manufacturing Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm22%
Comms Service Provider13%
Marketing Services Firm12%
Government9%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise44%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise50%
REVIEWERS
Small Business61%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise25%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise54%
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