Microsoft BI Primary Use Case

Gary Gonsalves
Consultant at a consultancy
The primary use case was mainly to create dashboards and present them for reporting purposes. We use Microsoft Power BI to create dashboards, provide insights, and use its various analytical and insight functions to send to either the departmental manager or the general manager of marketing and sales or retail ops. View full review »
Accountant at a government
I use it for budget analysis. I am in charge of budget analysis for the organization. I get figures from other units, and then I do a budget comparison with forecasting. The performance is very good. View full review »
Juanjo Gomez
IT Director at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We are using this tool for different departments. Mainly, it's connected with the ERP to show our users information that comes from data in different areas. For example, we are using Power BI in production on quality and logistics. We have created the appropriate package of data that is connected with Power BI to show our end-users the graphics, the figures, the key indicators. View full review »
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Jorge Barroso
Consultor at a security firm with 501-1,000 employees
We use this for data analysis and the creation of indicators. It is one of the most powerful tools for BI in my experience. It works very fast, is intuitive, and useful. You just drag and drop, as soon as you download it. View full review »
Principal at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
I have started a consulting business. So my use case is typically what my clients are doing. I've used it for healthcare analysis, headcount analysis, financial and performance analysis. View full review »
Alberto Guisande
Director at Decision Science
Since we are a consulting company, our cases vary from customer to customer and from department to department, but mainly we have found two "standard" cases: Business users connecting to a DWH, or trying to consolidate several Excel workbooks to create business dashboards. In the DWH cases, it is simpler since most of the data transformations and modeling are done by IT, but in the 'spreadsheet world', it becomes more complicated. Users try to move from a huge table filled with numbers and "color-coded" cells to data visualizations, sometimes not even knowing how to write a simple Excel expression. View full review »
John Gaskell
Head of IT at a construction company with 10,001+ employees
Microsoft Power BI gives a true self-service tool to the user. The IT team can focus on ensuring that the database is in a good place. It is also in the cloud, which makes it easy for mobile access of reports and data. View full review »
Dipak Bhudia
Founder with 1-10 employees
It's primarily for reporting, and the performance has been very good. View full review »
Amanda Zhou
Senior Business Analyst, Big data at a manufacturing company
My primary use case is for view of the dashboard. View full review »
Arturo Laos
CEO at a tech services company
We use it for visualization, to create presentations and dashboards. It works pretty well. View full review »
Norbert Langewiesche
Interim Manager Supply Chain / IT with 501-1,000 employees
Its primary use case is for CIPs from the purchasing department. It performs perfectly. It is very quick and easy to use. View full review »
Data Analyst at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We use Microsoft BI for all of our data analysis processes. View full review »
Mark Cunningham
Regional PDS - Director of Business Intelligence at a real estate/law firm with 10,001+ employees
* Running a team to build end-to-end BI solutions for large enterprises. * Data typically stores in SQL Server. Some ad-hoc data pulled from SharePoint lists or Excel files. * Use of SSAS Tabular in some models. * Currently, no deployment of premium. A large deployment of PBI Pro. * We also use Tableau Desktop and on-prem server, but Power BI was a go-to product. View full review »
Christopher Herbert
Professor of Private International Law with 1,001-5,000 employees
Visualization and minor analytics. It has performed quite well thus far. View full review »
Salahuddin Almohammadi
Group IT Manager with 10,001+ employees
It is a good solution. We use it for analyzing and visualizing data relating to warehouses and connections from other ERP systems, etc. View full review »
Director, Education Management Information Systems with 51-200 employees
We use it primarily to create visualizations, along with very light analytics of education performance data. View full review »
BI Analyst at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
Power BI is a great tool for analytics. It is useful if you have a requirement to create a dashboard with self-service capability, along with KPIs, and you want to drill down to the data details. View full review »
Data Scientist at a transportation company with 11-50 employees
Our primary use is real-time & batch analytics on Postgres databases in combination with MS Excel. View full review »
Microsoft Dynamics Specialist at Strategix Business Solutions
I have developed and deployed more than twenty separate customer solutions. I am a Business Intelligence Deployment Specialist. The most significant implementation was to reduce the Financial consolidation time for one hundred and twenty companies into one shareholder report, from thirty days to four minutes. View full review »
Alfonso Gordillo
Director Research and Development at Projects Factory
I primarily use this for creating dashboards and reports for the oil and gas industry. View full review »
Senior Programmer Analyst with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our primary use case is for data prediction. We use our predictive model index, and then express the data to Power BI. View full review »
Manager at a logistics company with 501-1,000 employees
Using it, I receive financial information from the financial department. View full review »
Sonali Mali
Engineer at Jade Global
The primary use case for this solution is mirroring it to the dock so we can match up different parts of Office like Excel, Word, etc. and then we can clear it. View full review »
Guru Javvadi
Software Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 51-200 employees
It is a good platform for data analysis, organization, and all of the other interim performances that are necessary. View full review »
Geoff Speedy
IT Director with 10,001+ employees
* Enterprise reporting * Enterprise BI * Project reporting and BI * Data integration * Data collection * Information management View full review »
Principal at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Consolidating data from multiple sources and providing dashboards to a broad set of users: Finance, Human Resources, Operations, and Leadership. View full review »
Balaji Ram
IT & Projects Development with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Management BI/dashboard reporting * Quick sharing of data from source to business users which is very useful. View full review »
Peter Valbonesi
Project Manager with 51-200 employees
Our primary use cases for this solution are Health and Wellness claims and short-term and long-term disability data. View full review »
Senior Manager with 10,001+ employees
* P&L * Revenue * Logistics * IT services * Stock control * Costs * Sales View full review »
Bart Witteveen
ERP Consultant MS Dynamics Nav
My primary use case is for the performance, compared to MS Dynamics NAV, and flexibility in data and dashboard building. View full review »
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