Microsoft BI Pros and Cons
Microsoft BI Pros
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.View full review »
The most valuable features are the flexibility, how many ways you can interrogate the data, and the the graphical visualization.View full review »
Easy to use. End-users can make changes to the graphics.View full review »
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.View full review »
In the early stage of an implementation, it not only helps decision making, but it allows people to have insight into problems with data so that they can go and get it corrected.
Allows business users with a mission to solve their own problems, without an IT person.View full review »
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.View full review »
It is in the cloud, which makes it easy for mobile access of reports and data.
Users already using Excel can generate new reports and dashboards within minutes.
Initial setup was very straightforward. Users can get up and running reporting on databases within minutes.View full review »
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.View full review »
My primary use is for view of the dashboard.
It ingegrates nicely with Office 365.View full review »
There is a lot of help and documentation on the Internet, so no special training is needed to use the source code.View full review »
Microsoft BI Cons
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
I would like to see the product offer more graphics to impact different audiences.View full review »
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.View full review »
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.View full review »
Real-time refreshing for SAP BW would be nice. We know its on the radar for the development team at MS.
Not having to login again after a mobile app upgrade. A simple login on mobile would be great.View full review »
Powerpoints are not available in the report server.
The report server feature is quite limited.View full review »
The reporting part of Microsoft BI is rather limited compared to other reporting tools.View full review »
The look is simple, and could be a little more professional.View full review »
It would be nice to use other connectors to link with the data.View full review »