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Gary Gonsalves
Consultant at a consultancy
We hadn't previously used another solution. We were just using Excel and decided to go to a much better platform. View full review »
Actnt932
Accountant at a government
I knew there must be a better way of doing what I was performing, so I searched. I did not have a previous solution, I just did things manually. View full review »
Jorge Barroso
Consultor with 501-1,000 employees
This is different from other solutions in that Power BI offers ease of use. It is different from any SQL tool because you can use it right away. View full review »
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CTOINBI874
Principal at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
We were previously using Excel, and Excel did not have the ability to deploy nor did it have the ability to easily do some of the things that people were asking for. The switch was driven by being overwhelmed in the Excel world. My most important criteria when selecting a vendor are * usability * the ability to develop solutions in an agile fashion * the ability to have power users on the business side able to do their own work. View full review »
John Gaskell
Head of IT at a construction company with 10,001+ employees
The previous products include Tableau, Cognos, BusinessObjects, and Sisense. All of them have high price tags! Why pay and get ripped off for these products when you have Power BI? It will give you just as much, growing every month at an acceptable cost model. Want to waste a lot of money? Then go for the others, I can recommend BusinessObjects as a great way to burn your money. View full review »
Dipak Bhudia
Founder with 1-10 employees
Before, we just had a whole bunch of spreadsheets lying around all over the place. So we really needed to get things tightened up but we weren't ready to invest in a database. But 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. My most important criteria when selecting a vendor are usability and support. View full review »
itspec564565
IT Specialist at a wholesaler/distributor with 1-10 employees
We previously used iFrame. We did long studies about which tool to use in our company. We decided to use Microsoft BI because it was a complete product, and it is easier and cheaper than others. View full review »
Arturo Laos
CEO at a tech services company
The customers we work with didn't have very elegant solutions. They were using traditional ERP and were getting default reports. Now, with programming code, it is fantastic. They are very happy with our solutions with Power BI. View full review »
Norbert Langewiesche
Interim Manager Supply Chain / IT with 501-1,000 employees
We have SAP BI working. It has cost us more than a million Euro, and it does not work. This was one of the reasons to change. Power BI is very easy to use and much sleeker. View full review »
Christopher Herbert
Professor of Private International Law with 1,001-5,000 employees
We did not have a previous solution. And we did not choose this solution. We actually inherited it. View full review »
Bidirect377
Manager at a logistics company with 501-1,000 employees
The decision to use Microsoft BI was made by the financial department. View full review »
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