Microsoft BI Questions

Shardul Shandilya
User at Gft
May 17 2021

Hello, I'm working at a company with more than 5000 employees.

We have multiple sets of dashboards and we're looking to migrate them from TIBCO Spotfire to Microsoft Power BI. I'm trying to make a case study before kick-starting the work. 

What challenges should I expect while migrating the dashboards from TIBCO Spotfire to Microsoft Power BI? Are you aware of any tool (or a set of tools) that could help? 

Otherwise, if this migration is done manually, what functionality will potentially be missing in Microsoft Power BI after this migration?

Thanks and I appreciate your help!

Evgeny BelenkyHi @Ariful Mondal, maybe you can assist here?
Ariful MondalThank you @Evgeny Belenky ​ for tagging me here. Unfortunately, there is no… more »
JIm DeLano
DVM is the managing general partner at BRVC
May 17 2021

I'm deciding on a web based platform to develop on for 100's to 1000's of businesses to use to see their data up against aggregated data. Which would you recommend?

EricGoldmanI would recommend Microsoft's PowerBI.  There may be a few situations where… more »
Ariful MondalHi @JIm DeLano , I would also recommend Microsoft Power BI. Power BI embedded… more »
Data Analytics Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
May 17 2021

I am a business technology expert specialized in sustained business growth. 

We are currently evaluating Microsoft Power BI. 

Is it a complete platform or only a visualization tool? Does Power BI have all the functions to be considered a complete platform ie: administration module, permissions, client data center, etc?

Thanks! I appreciate the help. 

Oren ZamskiIt realy depends in your needs. It may serve as an E2E tool but, at some… more »
JorgeCastro1Power BI is an advanced visualization tool oriented to big data with a very… more »
JONI GIRARDIIt all depends on the client's needs. Even for a client with that number of… more »
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Jun 09 2021


We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Jun 29 2021

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Microsoft BI?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Oren Zamski1. Its price!  The PowerBI Pro goes for only 10$ a month/user 2. Its… more »
Jorge BarrosoThe easy way to create reports and dashboards, the integration available with… more »
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Jun 29 2021

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Microsoft BI.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Jun 29 2021

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Jun 29 2021

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Microsoft BI, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

Business Intelligence (BI) Tools Questions
Sheetal Jeshwani
Werkstudentin Dev / Qa at Otto-friedrich-universität Bamberg
Jun 21 2021

Which functionalities offered by enterprise ETL tools are not supported by open-source ETL tools?

Also, is there any major difference if one moves from Talend Open Studio to Talend Enterprise?

Thank you.

MUZAFFERYONTEMThere might be several scenarios or cases for this question.  Surely,… more »
Husein Said
User at Technische Hochschule Georg Simon Ohm
Jun 09 2021


I'm looking at Oracle Analytics Server and Oracle OBIEE and am trying to understand the difference between the two of them.

I've heard that Oracle Analytics Server and Oracle Analytics Cloud have almost the same features. The difference is that Oracle Analytics Server is on-premise and Oracle Analytics Cloud is a cloud version. But, I also know that Oracle OBIEE is on-premise too.

Peers, can you please assist and clarify it for me?

Dinesh MurugappanHey Husein, Oracle Analytics Server or OAS is an advanced enterprise… more »
Susheel AOracle Analytics Server (OAS) is the latest Oracle release to supersede Oracle… more »
CSRA at General Dynamics
Jun 04 2021

Currently, I am using SAP BO Enterprise and running on Oracle.

I'm looking for a much less expensive solution. It's not enough to use MS SQL instead of Oracle. 

I'm still profiling the SAP BOE implementation, but would like to head towards a DWH implementation that users can report off. Various users have mentioned in passing: PowerBI, Qlik, Tableau. 

At this point, the only solid knowledge I have is that management want to get rid of SAP and Oracle.

Any recommendations?

Gene Hammons, MBASo, operating with a segment of our client base, mostly commercial stage… more »
Paul GrillThere is no easy way to convert or replace BusinessObjects which is why most… more »
RaviLaguHi, You cannot build a DWH by using PowerBI, Qlik or Tableau as they are… more »
Zhan Geng
Chief Technology Officer at ECMS

I'm looking for a Business Intelligence solution that's not so heavy - mostly reporting with drill up/down/across functions, dashboard, chat... can anyone suggest a good option?

reviewer1091745I've worked on Power BI and OBIEE. I mostly prefer OBIEE, as it has an overall… more »
Subrata MaityThere are many...It would rather depend what System BI architecture or… more »
Susheel AIt depends on the Data architecture and the complexity of your requirement. Some… more »
IT Central Station
Jun 29 2021

What types of insights do businesses gain from BAM as opposed to BI?

Kim NachazelOne of the key difference is that BAM is designed to monitor performance measure… more »
reviewer1208820BAM is a great way to look at daily production of your business in real time… more »
David PiechBusiness Application Monitoring usually involves measurement and monitoring of… more »
Menachem D Pritzker
Director of Growth
IT Central Station

Which BI tools are the best out of the box for basic calculations that all SaaS businesses need to track to survive?

Are some tools better for startups vs enterprise?

MahalingamShanmugamLooker, Domo, Sisense, Tableau, and Power BI are tools are good for enterprise… more »
Agus KurdiyantoPower BI, Tableau, and Qlik have the capability to do calculations for KPIs, are… more »
David HudginsThis is a common question for many businesses that have gone down the SaaS… more »
Senior HR Analyst at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Feb 02 2021

Our HR workforce analytics and process management team have been using Tableau desktop for over a year and found a great deal of benefit from its various features. Our teams deal with a lot of MS Excel and Access files but also have to push data out of key HRIS systems like Workday into Tableau since there is no existing driver connection currently. Now that we are pursuing Tableau server so managers can utilize the dynamic reporting our IT department is concerned since they've invested heavily into Business Objects (with limited use in the company) and we now have to justify going with Tableau Server vs. using Business Objects. Our HR team requires very quick turn around on reports and metrics with strong reporting visualization. Our workforce analytics handles a lot of predictive analytics/forecasting. Ideally we hoped using Tableau would actually free up IT resources to other larger priorities instead of managing change requests on reports consistently. In our opinion based on all of this, including low cost for implementation (under $60k incl. hardware) and low annual maintenance (under $10k) for 30 licenses that Tableau seems to be the clear route to go but I'd like to get some input from others.

So I'd like to ask users out there who are familiar with both systems to provide feedback on what they think a better option might be and any pros/cons when matching up the two systems.  Thanks!

Paul GrillSince at least 45% of BusinessObjects customers in North America also use… more »
reviewer1449702Both tools have their positives and negatives. First, I should mention that I am… more »
Stephan Schaumburg-LippeIn my opinion, Tableau is "best of bread" answering "one type of question"… more »