Microsoft BI Improvements to My Organization

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Justin Larson
Principal Business Intelligence Analyst at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Microsoft BI really entails a whole catalog of products. The relative ease with which these products work together is where the primary value comes into play. When you buy SQL Server Enterprise, you automatically have access to SSAS, which can handle Tabular or multidimensional cubes and data mining, SSIS offering a pretty comprehensive integration toolset, SSRS, covering just about any paginated and subscription-based reporting, and of course all of the in-built features of SQL Server, the individual useful features of which there are too many to spout out here. Each of these components work well enough in isolation, or as part of a larger ecosystem with other vendors, but together are a well-integrated machine that can handle end-to-end needs on the entire lifecycle of data. Being one of the more popular vendors, Microsoft products are also the first compatibility for other vendors' products. The breadth of products do a fine job at enabling the delivery of data and insights to the right people, in the right format, at the right time. Doing so efficiently/quickly is where a huge amount of value comes in. Many other enterprise vendors are capable, but are either slower to execute, more work to maintain, cost much more to find talent and skills for, or some combination of all of the above. View full review »
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Roman Nedzelsky, MVP
Senior Consultant | Architect at DHL
Because the product is based the ability to quickly produce BI insights and reports, it’s really useful on a daily basis. Another improvement is definitely the possibility of browsing the dashboards on smartphone using an app, and another is the ability to quickly produce reports. View full review »
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Partner at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
We are a consultancy firm, helping our clients with billing and business intelligence solutions. We can see that it's really improved the way end users can do their own graphs and pick their own fields of information and present that in a nice way. View full review »
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Alper Sınav
Head of Information Systems Department at a government
Microsoft SQL Server BI made data correlation between the agencies so fast, that the simple POCs for the dashboards let the decision-makers to migrate our so-called enterprise architecture. Enterprise architecture is the integration of ETL, CDC, DWH, reporting, and forecasting tools. View full review »
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Gilberto Gutierrez
Presales Architect at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Previously, I was working for a retail company and when I got there, there weren't any analytics implemented yet. So, what I did was, firstly, I implemented an EDW solution so as to gather all the possible data in a single repository. After that, I developed a self-service model so the company could take advantage of their ad hoc analysis. Then, I implemented some standard reports to understand some basic indicators, together with the delivery subscriptions so that all the organization's levels could receive this valuable information, i.e., for more than 500 users. Lastly, I connected this platform to the cloud (Power BI) together with a top BI solution (QlikView) so as to take full advantage of the second data insights' step journey. View full review »
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Munashe Muwonde
Chief Tecnical Officer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Microsoft BI Stack improved the way our clients in the beverages (manufacturing and distribution) and the agro industrial sectors manage their financial reporting and board pack preparation, from one week to five minutes. View full review »
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Nigel Magson
Founder at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Works with data, systems and tools we already have. They are "additional" tools rather than complete replacement software. Easy to upgrade / install. The new SSRS tools in particular give us an easier way to share insights and reports to our clients and within our own teams. Security is easily managed within SharePoint. View full review »
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Rex Campbell
Web Developer at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We were able to reduce costs by consolidating the 3 Crystal Report Servers down to just one server running SSRS (with one backup just in case). The time it took to run some reports in Crystal were exceeding 5 minutes. The same report in SSRS not only was significantly faster (down to 30 seconds) and the licensing cost savings allowed for a quicker return on investment (less than one year). View full review »
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Khumbulani Chikura
Business Intelligence Architect at a tech services company
Data integration enabled my organization to easily pool data from our varied system into one data warehouse. SSRS improved our report delivery timings and the Power BI feature empowered the data users. Power View improved the visualization of our reporting and dashboards. View full review »
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Managing Director at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
It reduces the time needed to generate reporting for an organization, allowing management to have an overview of how the company performs. Afterwards, it allows the company to formulate strategies to improve itself. View full review »
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Dung Dinh Tien
Database Expert at a outsourcing company
By building the multi-dimensional database with Analysis Services, we were able to improve the performance of our reporting system. Now, our end-users can see the data stories quickly through Excel, Power BI tools, etc. View full review »
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Taner Kocakafa
Customer Data Analytics Specialist at Allianz Turkey
If you don't have any analytical tool and you don't have any budget, then Power BI can be the best product in terms of the price-quality index. This is because you can work easily on big data; you can upload and model it. View full review »
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George Chinowaita
Business Intelligence Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It helps to create the board report pack for financial reporting. View full review »
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Gregory Dinh
Consultant MOA BI at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We provide BI solutions to the users at every level in order to monitor business. We can deploy DWH, cubes and reports from scratch within weeks of implementation. View full review »
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Akshata Tare
Data Analyst at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It is good for users who have experience with Excel but are looking to work with larger than Excel data sets. For experienced users, it is more of a hassle because of its lack of usability; it is not very intuitive to find a given functionality. View full review »

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