Microsoft BI Pros and Cons

Microsoft BI Pros

Gary Gonsalves
Consultant at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
There was a lot of manual work involved with Excel, whereas once we moved on to Microsoft Power BI, it was a cleaner dashboard and it was faster too.
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ChrisBanks
Business Intelligence Developer at Kathmandu
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.
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Jorge Barroso
Consultor at Scitum
The uploading of information is very easy, as you just use an Excel sheet to start work right away and obtain the benefits of Power BI.
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Alberto Guisande
Director at Decision Science
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.
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Rohit B
Lead Statistical Analyst | Innovation Champion at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
We like the drag and drop interactability visualization. We really like that. It's user-friendly.
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Amanda Zhou
Senior Business Analyst, Big data at a manufacturing company
My primary use is for view of the dashboard.
It ingegrates nicely with Office 365.
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Da672Anly239
Data Analyst at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It is a powerful tool that helps our data analysis processes.
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AmitKumar2
BI Analyst at eVision Industry Software
If you are not very technical this tool could be very useful.
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JorgeCastro1
Data Scientist at Packen SAS
This solution has improved our ability in making decisions and explaining data.
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Alfonso Gordillo
Director Research and Development at Projects Factory
Because this solution is very easy, and very visual, you can have results in minutes.
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Microsoft BI Cons

Gary Gonsalves
Consultant at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
I think because I'm moving more into RPA, I'd definitely like to see integration across the RPA, Power BI, or Tableau platforms, because that integration could then make automation and mundane reporting much faster.
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ChrisBanks
Business Intelligence Developer at Kathmandu
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.
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Jorge Barroso
Consultor at Scitum
I would like to see the product offer more graphics to impact different audiences.
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Alberto Guisande
Director at Decision Science
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.
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Rohit B
Lead Statistical Analyst | Innovation Champion at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
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.
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Amanda Zhou
Senior Business Analyst, Big data at a manufacturing company
Powerpoints are not available in the report server.
The report server feature is quite limited.
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Da672Anly239
Data Analyst at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It would be nice to use other connectors to link with the data.
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AmitKumar2
BI Analyst at eVision Industry Software
Adding paginated reports to this tool could be of great help for users who want to move away from SSRS.
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JorgeCastro1
Data Scientist at Packen SAS
We would like to have better SQL support for queries.
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Alfonso Gordillo
Director Research and Development at Projects Factory
I would like to see a feature that connects with a Machine Learning platform like a RapidMiner or Azure Machine Learning Studio. It would be great to have a Machine Learning application link to connect.
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Learn what your peers think about Microsoft BI. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: June 2020.
441,672 professionals have used our research since 2012.