Microsoft BI vs. Yellowfin

Microsoft BI is ranked 3rd in Business Intelligence Tools with 32 reviews vs Yellowfin which is ranked 28th 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
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.It is easy to work with and very chic.Its connection to every database: Whatever and wherever it is.Other people can access data much more easily than before. Its usability is the main advantage, people in the company are using it.With Power BI, you're able to store your data within spreadsheets and SharePoints, and then have Power BI pull the data out and report on it. So we actually saved a ton of money not needing to load the data into databases, which is a big prerequisite for many other reporting tools.

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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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Cons
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.It is definitely a wonderful analytics tool. However, database ETL, data integration functionality would be absolutely perfect in many cases. Currently, it doesn't get the job done and we need to extract, transform, and load the data from faulty data sets into something more suitable for the deployment of the analytics tool.I am a SAP user and I would like this tool to have more connectors - and to more easily connect to - the ERP or SAP environment.I would prefer that the solution not be shared. I'm concerned that if we make a mistake we could reveal information to people who shouldn't see it. I would like to have my own on-prem server, to buy my own server and have my own infrastructure for Microsoft BI, with only with my data.One thing I would like to have is the scripting language, as they already have within Excel. It's already within a Microsoft business product, because Excel is the number one business product out there. So it would be nice to have the scripting capability in order to automate certain processes.

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

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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.Remove the cost of a licence to show a dashboard within SharePoint. Why should readers of a dashboard have to pay to view? ​Make it low in cost. It is a no-brainer!Globally, we evaluated a number of products, including Salesforce's product, Microsoft won on the ground of simple functionally and cost.

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Also Known As
Also Known AsSSRS, SSAS, MSBI, MS BI, MS Reporting Services, Power BI, Microsoft BI Tools, Microsoft Big Data
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Overview
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
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
Top Industries
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm
17%
Government
11%
Energy/Utilities Company
11%
Manufacturing Company
11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
19%
Healthcare Company
8%
University
7%
Manufacturing Company
6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
13%
Manufacturing Company
9%
Comms Service Provider
8%
Government
7%
Company Size
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business
41%
Midsize Enterprise
12%
Large Enterprise
47%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
17%
Midsize Enterprise
27%
Large Enterprise
56%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
30%
Midsize Enterprise
32%
Large Enterprise
39%
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