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Microsoft BI Room for Improvement

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MSBI Technical Lead at a tech services company with 1,000-5,000 employees
* Data warehousing manager is not available, which can be introduced * Reporting or SharePoint needs a lot of learning so you can build reports view full review »
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Business Intelligence Analyst & Developer at a engineering company with 1,000-5,000 employees
The few things I mention below constitute very strong reasons why Microsoft has essentially abandoned the platform and why I agree with them. * Lack of mobile support. Reports look terrible on mobile screens. They don’t have the ability to redraw themselves as with responsive UIs. Security remains a hassle on mobile because SSRS relies heavily on Active Directory. * Speed of development is too slow. To be fair, each SSRS report has the potential to be its own business application, aware of who is viewing the report and customizing the output accordingly. Those that take advantage of the advanced features are in for a surprise – developers will spend countless hours squinting at the screen getting every pixel to fall exactly where they want it. Setting up data sources is still a thing for advanced SQL developers. It’s not like other modern BI platforms where stores of data sets are easily converted to dashboards. * Antiquated IDE for code developers extending it. I really wish that the custom code windows provided richer programming assistance (like auto-complete, object-oriented constructs, Intellisense…) and support for other programming languages. view full review »
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Web Developer at a energy/utilities company with 1,000-5,000 employees
The build in Report Builder for end users needs improvement. But for someone that has some training on SSRS, its very straightforward. view full review »
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Founder at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
License fee structure. Mobile reporting Services is only available for the "Enterprise" addition of SQL Server 2016. This comes with a hefty price tag. Would be better if you could pick and choose the features you require and then the price tag is set accordingly. Rather than paying for the full Enterprise addition and getting a lot of features we do not need/use. view full review »
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Senior Consultant | Architect at DHL
Well definitely the connectors, which is always a huge space for improvement in configurations, especially the amount of connectors etc. Also, the graphic designs of the reports needs work as they are still really strictly defined, and with the amount of output, there isn’t space for such a design realization. view full review »

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