Microsoft BI Valuable Features

Gary Gonsalves
Consultant at a consultancy
Our most valuable features are the dashboard and the reporting feature because, before that, our organization used to only use Excel. 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. The end user also had an opportunity to alter the reporting as per requirements with Power BI. View full review »
Accountant at a government
The most valuable features are the flexibility, how many ways you can interrogate the data, and the the graphical visualization. View full review »
Juanjo Gomez
IT Director at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
* Easy to use. * End-users can make changes to the graphics. * The tool runs very fast. View full review »
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Olumide Ibilaiye
Business Intelligence Developer at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
It's actually the self-service of Power BI, because we're on a lean structure here, the technical side. So we wanted them to push some of those things back to end-users. View full review »
Jorge Barroso
Consultor at a security firm with 501-1,000 employees
One of the features I really like is that there are a lot of different graphics that are very nicely presented. 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. When you start, right from the beginning it can help you. Once you upload the data you can start to play with the different options you have from the graphics available, and also from the different mathematical and logical conversions that it offers. I also work with other data processors and the facilities that Power BI offer can help to better understand the traditional database tools such as SQL, or others. Another advantage is that you don't have to have a lot of knowledge about databases. This is because you use Power BI knowing your goal and what you want to achieve with respect to the data that you are processing. View full review »
Principal at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
The ability for business users with a mission to solve their own problems, without an IT person. View full review »
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. Data Modeling is very simple and powerful for an experienced user, but I think it needs some improvement for the non-technical people. Besides this, it allows us to save a lot of time in data "massaging" prior to the analysis phase. Reports are quite easy to build, even when some programming concepts are needed. Some users struggle with DAX a lot! View full review »
Dipak Bhudia
Founder with 1-10 employees
It works mostly with Excel, and it's a very good price. View full review »
Amanda Zhou
Senior Business Analyst, Big data at a manufacturing company
It has a nice integration with Office 365. View full review »
IT Specialist at a wholesaler/distributor with 1-10 employees
It has the most secured database that I have ever used, which is the most important part of Microsoft BI. View full review »
Arturo Laos
CEO at a tech services company
It is easy to work with. The tool is very complete. View full review »
Norbert Langewiesche
Interim Manager Supply Chain / IT with 501-1,000 employees
Its connection to every database: Whatever and wherever it is. It is easy to work with and very chic. View full review »
Data Analyst at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It is a very good software solution. It makes life very easy for us. It is easy to grasp, and it is useful. The set-up visualization format was very helpful. View full review »
Mark Cunningham
Regional PDS - Director of Business Intelligence at a real estate/law firm with 10,001+ employees
* Power Query: The data prep tool allows for very easy ingestion, shaping and prepping of the data before loading into the model. * DAX: Its ability to do almost anything to create the necessary calculated fields and measures. * Viz layer: It's just easy to lay out a page. View full review »
Christopher Herbert
Professor of Private International Law with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Low cost - it's a free application * Ease of use - excellent user interface View full review »
Salahuddin Almohammadi
Group IT Manager with 10,001+ employees
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 a good product with great abilities and easy features to use. View full review »
Director, Education Management Information Systems with 51-200 employees
* Dashboard functionality * Ease of integration with various data sources View full review »
BI Analyst at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
If you are not very technical this tool could be very useful. The most valuable features are: * Self service * Inbuilt analytics * Custom visualization * Printing of dashboard helps a lot * Dashboard scheduling * Easy collaboration with other users on Power BI * Learning curve for this tool is small * Dashboard refresh rate can be configured * Power BI works both on-premises and cloud View full review »
Data Scientist at a transportation company with 11-50 employees
The most valuable features are the automation of analysis and already prepared tools to do the analytic work rapidly. View full review »
Microsoft Dynamics Specialist at Strategix Business Solutions
The feature I find most valuable is the ability to publish Power Bi reports, using an embedded link, directly onto a website. Data that is not classified as confidential can very easily be exposed to customers, vendors, or even just visitors to the web site. View full review »
Alfonso Gordillo
Director Research and Development at Projects Factory
Power BI is always updating. I receive multi mail from Power BI with new visualizations, new analytics, new webinars and I'm going to Microsoft here locally in order to have a updated presentation about the new features of Power BI. For me it's very versatile. I can publish on my iPad. I have a Power BI application in order to manage the visualization of my report and my dashboard. Also I can speak to Power BI and ask about production and Q&A. But, I don't have compilation with other tools yet. For me, Power BI is the best. View full review »
Senior Programmer Analyst with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's user-friendly and provides data abstracting capabilities. We are also able to share reports with our colleagues very easily. View full review »
Manager at a logistics company with 501-1,000 employees
I get the information I need easily, and it's easy to read. View full review »
Geoff Speedy
IT Director with 10,001+ employees
* Integration of DB and reporting * Standardised SQL language * Plenty of support * Cloud options * Continual improvement year-over-year View full review »
Principal at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Most importantly, the dashboards. Recently, we are exploring vendor provided analysis/visuals and the use of R. View full review »
Balaji Ram
IT & Projects Development with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Mobility. * It's easy to use. * Multiple data sourcing. * Quick development and deployment. * Mobility and ease of use. View full review »
Peter Valbonesi
Project Manager with 51-200 employees
* Ease of use * Dashboard * Easy access to databases and spreadsheets * Multi-table access View full review »
Senior Manager with 10,001+ employees
* Predictable cloud environment * High performance * Ease of development and maintenance View full review »
Bart Witteveen
ERP Consultant MS Dynamics Nav
Great performance. View full review »
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