2018-05-21T07:41:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Microsoft BI?


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?

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Microsoft Power BI is definitely a good product and Microsoft has a good integration of a good suite of products across the range. I think if you take UI parts recent release, for example, I'm not sure that does it with Power BI but it definitely integrates it across the Microsoft Office activities, so I think it's only a matter of time before a majority of the Microsoft Office products start integrating with UI parts. That would take analysis, reporting, and automation to the next level and we could free up time for the general reporter. I would rate this solution as seven out of ten because it's easy to use and there is a lot of support online. I think Microsoft Office itself has a lot of support being provided. In addition, I like its features and it's growing much faster than some of the other analytical tools out there, although it started off later.

2019-05-22T07:18:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardConsultant

It is important to say that the information cannot be confidential or secret. This is because the platform processes all data from the Microsoft cloud and you have to be certain of the security issues that someone could face if a security breach happens. I very much recommend the free trial mode.

2019-05-06T15:17:00Z
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Top 5Real User

Because this solution is very easy, and very visual, you can have results in minutes.

2019-01-20T07:09:00Z
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Top 20Real User

It is a solution that is easy for developers to be hands-on, even if they do not have prior experience with it. It is quite easy to learn.

2018-09-25T09:23:00Z
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Real User

It depends on how you're going to use the reports, but when looking into this product or similar solutions, check the security side of things. If you don't want to share information with everyone, how does it deal with that? So far, it's one of the best reporting tools I've found. They are improving the product every month. I would rate it at eight out of 10. The two missing points are to see what comes out in the future.

2018-08-01T07:08:00Z
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Real User

Most important criteria when selecting a vendor: * Price * Ability to go on the Internet and locate support information. * Secure product * Easy interface to use.

2018-07-29T06:51:00Z
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Real User

I would recommend this solution to another user. We are not dealing the vendor. We are using it directly from Microsoft as part of Office 365.

2018-07-18T07:08:00Z
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Real User

I would recommend Power BI as the best working solution. Most important criteria when selecting a vendor: Usability of the solution.

2018-07-04T06:10:00Z
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Real User

I rate it a nine out of 10 because it's very cost-effective, so it's very accessible in that respect, and a lot of folks do use spreadsheets so it helps ease the transition from using just spreadsheets to a more mature reporting environment. My advice is, speak to your users because, at the end of the day, if they don't use it, you've failed, which was the case with other reporting tools.

2018-06-03T09:17:00Z
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Real User

Our most important criteria when selecting a vendor are cost, cost, and cost. I rate Microsoft BI at seven out of 10 and that's because I have not utilized it as much as I would have liked to. However, it is very well integrated with other Microsoft products, including PowerApps and Excel, as well as Access, so it fits well into our workflow. Consider very carefully what your requirements are and plan your projects well. This is a wonderful tool but it will not get the work done for you.

2018-05-21T07:41:00Z
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