Microsoft BI Previous Solutions

Rafael Martins Cardoso
Business Intelligence Analyst & Developer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I switched from 2005 to 2008 in order to get more features. View full review »
Roman Nedzelsky, MVP
Senior Consultant | Architect at DHL
Personally, I used Excel Services/Visio Services. View full review »
Accountant at a government
I knew there must be a better way of doing what I was performing, so I searched. I did not have a previous solution, I just did things manually. View full review »
Principal at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
We were previously using Excel, and Excel did not have the ability to deploy nor did it have the ability to easily do some of the things that people were asking for. The switch was driven by being overwhelmed in the Excel world. My most important criteria when selecting a vendor are * usability * the ability to develop solutions in an agile fashion * the ability to have power users on the business side able to do their own work. View full review »
Partner at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
QlikView and Qlik Sense. We felt demand in the market for Microsoft Power BI. Also, within my company we are selling services around Microsoft Dynamics, and Microsoft Power BI hooks very well into the other Microsoft products. View full review »
Head of Information Systems Department at a government
We were using some open-source BI tools. It was very difficult to get support for open-source and that is why we switched to Microsoft. View full review »
John Gaskell
Head of IT at a construction company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The previous products include Tableau, Cognos, BusinessObjects, and Sisense. All of them have high price tags! Why pay and get ripped off for these products when you have Power BI? It will give you just as much, growing every month at an acceptable cost model. Want to waste a lot of money? Then go for the others, I can recommend BusinessObjects as a great way to burn your money. View full review »
Gilberto Gutierrez
Presales Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I was using Oracle before, we switched to Microsoft because Oracle is very expensive for the benefits that they offer. View full review »
Dipak Bhudia
Founder with 1-10 employees
Before, we just had a whole bunch of spreadsheets lying around all over the place. So we really needed to get things tightened up but we weren't ready to invest in a database. But 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. My most important criteria when selecting a vendor are usability and support. View full review »
Munashe Muwonde
Chief Tecnical Officer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I did not previously use a solution. View full review »
Farhan Ahmed MCTS/MCITP/MCC SQL Server
Senior Software Engineer - Business Intelligence at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
We were using SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS reports), now we are moving towards Power BI due to its Publish on web part, as well as the interactive cross-filtering throughout all the visuals (i.e., if you need). View full review »
Arturo Laos
CEO at a tech services company
The customers we work with didn't have very elegant solutions. They were using traditional ERP and were getting default reports. Now, with programming code, it is fantastic. They are very happy with our solutions with Power BI. View full review »
Khumbulani Chikura
Business Intelligence Architect at a tech services company
George Chinowaita
Business Intelligence Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
As implementors or consultants, we use different tools. View full review »
Gregory Dinh
Consultant MOA BI at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Worked in different technical environments but never saw a switch from MS BI. View full review »
Christopher Herbert
Professor of Private International Law with 1,001-5,000 employees
We did not have a previous solution. And we did not choose this solution. We actually inherited it. View full review »
Akshata Tare
Data Analyst at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
This product was used during tests. View full review »

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