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"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."

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"Great capability, performance, flexibility, visuals, and the solution is also very cost effective."

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"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."

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"Would like the ability to be able to benchmark."

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"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.""No comment."

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"14,000 Pounds per year for licensing."

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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 »
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Top Answer: Power BI free layer is attractive and second stage with Power BI online is not expensive.
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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.

XLCubed is an add-in tool for Microsoft Excel that allows you to point to analysis and services cubes or any other relational databases so that you can create ad-hoc analysis, reporting and even dashboards that can be published to the web with a single click. Once you put items on the web, the environments are the same, which is really cool because the user interactivity and use of the report on the web and in Microsoft Excel is the same.

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Sample Customers
Konica Minolta, Klout, Mahindra Satyam, The Weather Channel, Argus, Credit Suisse, NCR, and Sysmex.Marshalls Ltd, BP Exploration and Production, Thorntons, Ted Baker, Bristol-Myers, Rank Group, ING Bank Genve, Cargill Value Investment, Chloride Power, Auchan, Erste, UEFA, Novartis, Porsche Informatik, Raiffeisen Bank International
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Energy/Utilities Company18%
Financial Services Firm13%
Government10%
Manufacturing Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company37%
Comms Service Provider10%
Media Company6%
Government6%
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Small Business37%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise48%
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Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise76%
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Microsoft BI is ranked 2nd in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 18 reviews while XLCubed is ranked 10th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 1 review. Microsoft BI is rated 8.2, while XLCubed is rated 10.0. 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 XLCubed writes "Cost effective with great capability, performance, flexibility and visuals". Microsoft BI is most compared with Oracle OBIEE, Alteryx, Tableau, TIBCO Spotfire and IBM Cognos, whereas XLCubed is most compared with Tableau and QlikView.

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