Microsoft BI vs. Yellowfin

Microsoft BI is ranked 2nd in Business Intelligence Tools with 35 reviews vs Yellowfin which is ranked 27th in Business Intelligence Tools with 1 review. 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 Yellowfin writes "It is a central source of up-to-date data and information, but needs more charting capabilities". Microsoft BI is most compared with Tableau, Oracle OBIEE and QlikView. Yellowfin is most compared with Tableau, Microsoft BI and QlikView.
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Pros
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.They should add mobile access.Its data visualization provides the user the ability to quickly look at data and focus on relevant information, allowing them to make an immediate decision.

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It reduces time to reproduce reports, provides easy access to organisational data, and has the ability to generate a wide range of reports and analysis.It is a central source of up-to-date data and information.It is able to create information dashboards for various users' throughout.

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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.It should be easier to use when there are multiple system sources.The look is simple, and could be a little more professional.

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It needs more presentation/charting capabilities and integration with GIS.

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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.Pricing, that's where Microsoft beats Tableau. It is priced much cheaper.

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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.

Yellowfin offers a business intelligence (BI) platform that allows users to interact with big data in a variety of ways. Yellowfin works to provide big data access to companies of all sizes, from small business to billion-dollar enterprises. It is designed for providing data quickly and allowing users to filter for specific results, maximizing gain from big data. Yellowfin has a variety of dashboards so the user can filter, drill to detail, and have data analysis in the same browser. The data can also be easily shared with others via email, wiki embed, and reports. There is a mobile app as well, which works automatically with the desktop dashboards to allow users to access their data on the go, and alerts can be set up to notify a user via email or push to a mobile device if the data is indicating a critical event taking place. Yellowfin also can map data to locations, providing not only the what of data, but also the where. Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust provides its community in England with mental health and community care services. Using Yellowfin's mobile business intelligence capabilities to deliver reporting and analytics to approximately 6000 clinicians, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust was able to greatly improve the quality of its patient care. Yellowfin allowed the Trust to access and share independent data from mobile devices as well as create a Balanced Scoreboard to quickly gather and report information on the company's performance to its executives, management, and directors.
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Sample Customers
Konica Minolta, Klout, Mahindra Satyam, The Weather Channel, Argus, Credit Suisse, NCR, and Sysmex.NCS, Universitat Konstanz, AT&T, PG&E, SingTel, InternetStores
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Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm
16%
Manufacturing Company
16%
Energy/Utilities Company
11%
Logistics Company
11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
19%
Healthcare Company
8%
University
7%
Manufacturing Company
6%
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Financial Services Firm
13%
Manufacturing Company
9%
Comms Service Provider
8%
Government
7%
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Company Size
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Small Business
42%
Midsize Enterprise
13%
Large Enterprise
45%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
17%
Midsize Enterprise
28%
Large Enterprise
56%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
30%
Midsize Enterprise
32%
Large Enterprise
39%
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