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Pros
"The feature I find most valuable is the ability to publish Power Bi reports, using an embedded link, directly onto a website.""If you are not very technical this tool could be very useful.""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.""This solution has improved our ability in making decisions and explaining data.""It has provided customer purchase patterns and great visualization.""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.""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.""We like the drag and drop interactability visualization. We really like that. It's user-friendly."

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"From a scalability standpoint, I would say it's pretty fantastic.""The two features that I have found most valuable are its ability to customize the dashboards when it comes to the evaluation. The second feature is its ability to handle a large amount of data, which is also something very unique about it.""The out-of-the-box features are simple and easy to use across the board."

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Cons
"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.""Adding paginated reports to this tool could be of great help for users who want to move away from SSRS.""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.""We would like to have better SQL support for queries.""This solution needs integration with SAS and more deep analysis functionality.""Real-time updating needs improvement.""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.""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."

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"The design of the UI could be improved.""When it comes to data manipulation, there are features which are good, but one of the features which has really been missing in Spotfire is an offline ability for data manipulation.""Personalising Spotfire, as a whole, is painful and is something that could be made easier."

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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.""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.""This product offers good value for the money.""Microsoft BI is free for the personal edition, but there is also a paid-for professional version."

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"The cost is a few hundred dollars per user per year."

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Answers from the Community
Shardul Shandilya
author avatarAriful Mondal (Wipro Ltd)
Real User

Thank you @Evgeny Belenky ​ for tagging me here.


Unfortunately, there is no straight forward way to migrate dashboards from Spotfire to Power BI. You have to do it manually. The good news is that the backend data and cubes can be connected on Power BI using ODBC or REST API. Then you have to replicate the dashboards on Power BI.


Some of these discussions and references would be helpful:


https://docs.microsoft.com/en-...


https://community.powerbi.com/...

Questions from the Community
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 »
Top Answer: Power BI can be a complete platform when working with good designers. Because they know the limits, skills, experiences. They can make the entire model for organizations. But on the other hand… more »
Top Answer: Its visualizations and dashboards are most valuable. Power BI is great in terms of visualizations and dashboards. The reports that we previously had were not very nice in terms of visualization. It… more »
Top Answer: The out-of-the-box features are simple and easy to use across the board.
Top Answer: The cost is a few hundred dollars per user per year.
Top Answer: Personalising Spotfire, as a whole, is painful and is something that could be made easier. As a result, I'm not doing much coding. The background process is something that I find difficult to work… more »
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SSRS, SSAS, MSBI, MS Reporting Services, Power BI, Microsoft BI Tools, Microsoft Big Data, Power BI Pro, MS BI, MS BI, MS BI
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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.

TIBCO Spotfire is your secret weapon. You can create beautiful, interactive visualizations that will help you find the critical insights hiding in your data - fast. Spotfire gives you the tools to quickly and easily examine, organize, analyze and comprehend your data to see connections, patterns, and opportunities.

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Sample Customers
Konica Minolta, Klout, Mahindra Satyam, The Weather Channel, Argus, Credit Suisse, NCR, and Sysmex.
Allergan, ASSS de Montreal, Avantium, Blue River, Bank of Montreal, Citibank, FrieslandCampina, Hellmann Logistics, Merck, Novartis
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Energy/Utilities Company15%
Manufacturing Company12%
Government11%
Computer Software Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government6%
REVIEWERS
Energy/Utilities Company22%
Financial Services Firm15%
Pharma/Biotech Company11%
Manufacturing Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company22%
Comms Service Provider12%
Energy/Utilities Company12%
Pharma/Biotech Company9%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business41%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise43%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise63%
REVIEWERS
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise61%
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft BI vs. TIBCO Spotfire and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
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Microsoft BI is ranked 1st in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 74 reviews while TIBCO Spotfire is ranked 9th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 3 reviews. Microsoft BI is rated 8.2, while TIBCO Spotfire is rated 8.4. 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 TIBCO Spotfire writes "A scalable and secure, enterprise-grade analytical platform". Microsoft BI is most compared with Tableau, Oracle OBIEE, SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform, Alteryx and QlikView, whereas TIBCO Spotfire is most compared with Alteryx, Tableau, Qlik Sense, QlikView and Oracle OBIEE. See our Microsoft BI vs. TIBCO Spotfire report.

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