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2018-05-21T07:41:00Z

What do you like most about Microsoft BI?

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What do you like most about Microsoft BI?

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Top 10Real User

1. Its price!  The PowerBI Pro goes for only 10$ a month/user


2. Its simplicity for designing reports and dashboards


3. Its rich (and evolving all the time) community Add-ons


4. Its complete Software As A Service concept. Simple deployment.

2020-11-22T05:22:12Z
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Top 10Consultant

The easy way to create reports and dashboards, the integration available with Microsot products like MS Excel could bring up a new experience to evaluate data and transform in information quickly.

2020-11-24T16:09:08Z
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Top 20Real User

I like the fact that Power BI lets me use Excel data. At least 90% of my state data is in Excel spreadsheets. Having the ability to just attach a spreadsheet as a data source is very, very important. It's also good for training and teaching. Sometimes you don't always have access to a live production database, so having a spreadsheet with sample data is always nice.

2021-09-24T23:07:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The solution has a good toggling feature.

2021-09-02T20:30:56Z
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Top 5Reseller

It is a little easier at buildings charts and graphs than Tableau.

2021-08-19T20:40:21Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The visualization part and its inclusion in a cloud-based application are valuable features.

2021-08-12T19:21:43Z
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Top 5Real User

The solution is easy to use and flexible.

2021-07-21T14:20:44Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The interface is very easy to use.

2021-06-29T15:28:41Z
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Top 10Real User

I liked that Microsoft Power BI handles a large amount of data. I can handle hundreds of rows from Postgres in a few minutes. I also like how it detects the relationship between the tables without explicitly saying that. It just detects the relationship automatically. That made it easier to work with the data.

2021-06-09T21:21:29Z
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Top 20Real User

In my experience the scalability is good. You are able to increase users and add more data.

2021-06-05T17:34:11Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Its visualizations and dashboards are most valuable. Power BI is great in terms of visualizations and dashboards. The reports that we previously had were not very nice in terms of visualization. It also provides the ability to play with the data.

2021-05-19T22:14:12Z
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Top 10Real User

Provides good data flow related to the container and control flow.

2021-05-12T12:29:06Z
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Top 10MSP

We found the initial setup to be straightforward.

2021-04-21T20:19:55Z
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Top 20Real User

It is good for us for onboarding the data. We can connect to multiple data sources, do transformations to make the data usable, and then model it within the transformation.

Someone who has come from a Microsoft Excel environment will easily be able to use this solution. Power query and report modeling are easy to understand in this solution.

Their technical support is very good. They are extremely responsive, helpful, and hands-on.

2021-03-30T14:50:02Z
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Top 5Real User

It is stable enough. It has a lot of powerful functions. It can also be customized with the DAX language.

It is also intuitive enough and incremental. You can start with something simple, and then step-by-step, you can increase the reports and dashboards according to your needs.

2021-03-26T17:03:07Z
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Top 20Real User

It is low-cost and easy to deploy. It is fully-featured.

2021-03-26T13:39:50Z
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Top 20Real User

We are able to collaborate on things and get insightful data visualizations.

2021-03-25T18:07:44Z
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Top 10Real User

The standard BI visualization capabilities are great.

2021-03-11T08:57:48Z
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Top 20Real User

The solution is easy to use.

2021-03-03T16:15:36Z
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Top 20Real User

The product can go easily go and extract data and it can put it into any format.

2021-03-02T22:16:49Z
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Top 20Consultant

Very intuitive and easy to use.

2021-02-27T08:22:58Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

What I like most is that I can do everything in Power BI that I can do in Excel.

2021-02-25T14:57:28Z
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Top 20Real User

Good CS and administration.

2021-02-23T21:06:10Z
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Top 20Real User

The initial setup is pretty straightforward.

2021-02-16T19:37:03Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Technical support is quite good.

2021-02-12T11:50:52Z
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Real User

The fact that you can visualize items is great.

2021-02-08T17:07:47Z
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Top 10Real User

The Microsoft Power BI app is very good. It's also very flexible.

2021-02-04T16:14:43Z
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Top 5Real User

The most valuable feature is integration with Python.

2021-02-03T10:48:30Z
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Top 5Consultant

Most of the clients I am interacting with are looking towards Power BI because of the cost and simplicities. It provides an entire feature set and a complete solution. It has tight integration with Office 365, Dynamics 365, Microsoft Technology Stack, and datatypes like R and Python.

2021-02-03T09:10:29Z
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Top 5Real User

The use of graphics to show and view the data indicators is the most valuable feature. It is also very stable.

2021-01-31T07:02:24Z
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Top 10Real User

It's easy to create reports and it's easy to download the data from the corresponding report.

2021-01-30T05:46:10Z
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Top 20Real User

It integrates with all of the Microsoft tools.

2021-01-29T05:58:34Z
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Top 10Real User

Constant collaboration is the most valuable. I can build a dashboard, and several co-workers can access this dashboard. We can share information that is important for decision-making.

It is a very easy-to-deploy solution. It is compatible with a lot of data sources. It is also very stable and scalable. There is also a very good forum and a lot of help and online training.

2021-01-22T23:46:37Z
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Top 10Real User

I also find connecting to different data sources is quite simple. Other solutions we were using before were complicated.

2021-01-21T19:20:09Z
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Top 20MSP

I think the visualization part is valuable.

2021-01-12T15:44:28Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Ability to extract data from a variety of sources and systems.

2021-01-10T08:16:16Z
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Top 5Real User

The dashboard features are really valuable, you can connect to multiple data points.

2021-01-07T08:05:01Z
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Top 10Real User

Our setup is very straight forward and can be done in a matter of hours.

2021-01-05T09:08:00Z
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Top 5MSP

The solution's initial setup isn't too complicated.

2020-12-23T21:41:56Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

What Power BI is, is a whole collection of templates of small amounts of data that can be used to do something for a real world project, that can be easily set up and become the business intelligence environment or a data warehouse for a large amount of data, for a real world customer. That's what is remarkable.

2020-12-13T06:21:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardMSP

The user interface is easy to work with.

2020-12-09T14:37:26Z
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Top 20Real User

The querying capabilities are the most valuable because they allow me to build many automations. We have many workflows and many databases that we work on a daily basis. They need to be updated quite quickly. In order to not to take much of our time doing these updates manually, I have set up these automations using the systems. The process is just to ingest the data and reprocess it. Every time I click a button, everything is updated in almost real time.

It is by far the easiest system not only for querying but also for data modeling, data visualization, and deployment. It is light years ahead of Tableau and even Microsoft Excel to do these kinds of things. It is very easy to use and set up, and it has a lot of videos on the internet.

2020-12-08T00:15:42Z
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Top 20Real User

The drill-down capabilities and automatic charts are the best ones. The visualization is also very good. In terms of visualization, no competing product, such as IBM Cognos or any other product, has the same capabilities.

2020-11-27T11:58:15Z
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Top 5Real User

The tool is very flexible so it allows creativity.

2020-11-23T18:06:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

It's a great tool for visualization data, and it's free for engineers.

2020-11-22T15:44:00Z
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Top 20Real User

It's similar to Excel, but it's much more powerful than Excel.

2020-11-13T15:11:22Z
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Real User

It's a pretty scalable product.

2020-11-11T16:18:56Z
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Top 10Consultant

This is a self-service BI tool, so it doesn't require a huge amount of technical training, knowledge, or a background in BI in order to induct new people into it.

2020-11-09T16:54:26Z
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Top 10Real User

The most valuable feature is shareability, where we can publish work to the cloud and share it with team members.

2020-10-29T15:10:53Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Two valuable most features are the ability to create columns and create measures.

2020-10-29T10:20:47Z
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Top 20Real User

The best thing about this solution is that it is very user friendly. It is interactive in terms of visualizations. It is very eye-catching, and it attracts users. There are a lot of options to visualize the data in different drafts and views.

I have used different visualization tools, and I found Power BI to be more efficient in terms of performance, user-friendliness, and ease of use.

2020-10-27T22:43:04Z
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Top 20Real User

Its seamless integration with Microsoft products, such as Microsoft SQL Server or Microsoft Excel, is the most valuable.

2020-10-26T09:30:22Z
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Top 20Real User

We like the drag and drop interactability visualization. We really like that. It's user-friendly.

2020-07-26T08:19:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The drag and drop facility to easily change the data correctly is the most valuable feature. I am happy to see visualizations. It's easier to talk about and make people understand what is going on.

2020-05-26T08:17:00Z
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Top 10Real User

PowerBi is used to import our production data and generate dashboards, then integrates other Excel sheets to provide managers dashboards. This helps them get insights to make better OEE improvement decisions, mainly where to focus resources. We became able to see indicators from any time frame (day, week, month, or year), then could make better decisions.

2020-04-09T23:19:00Z
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Top 10Real User

It has provided customer purchase patterns and great visualization.

2020-02-19T10:25:00Z
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Top 10Real User

This solution has improved our ability in making decisions and explaining data.

2020-01-09T23:04:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I like the downloadable visualizations a lot. I think that they give the user a very nice starting point in creating awesome dashboards, with the right way to tell their data story.

2019-12-28T16:15:00Z
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Top 5Real User

If you are not very technical this tool could be very useful.

2019-12-05T15:54:00Z
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Top 5Real User

The feature I find most valuable is the ability to publish Power Bi reports, using an embedded link, directly onto a website.

2019-10-21T11:12:00Z
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Consultant

There was a lot of manual work involved with Excel, whereas once we moved on to Microsoft Power BI, it was a cleaner dashboard and it was faster too.

2019-05-22T07:18:00Z
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Top 10Consultant

The uploading of information is very easy, as you just use an Excel sheet to start work right away and obtain the benefits of Power BI.

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

It is a good platform for data analysis, organization, and all of the other interim performances that are necessary.

2018-11-22T10:29:00Z
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MSP

Tech support is very helpful.

2018-10-24T14:07:00Z
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Real User

My primary use is for view of the dashboard.

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

It is a powerful tool that helps our data analysis processes.

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

It's user-friendly and provides data abstracting capabilities. We are also able to share reports with our colleagues very easily.

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

There is a lot of help and documentation on the Internet, so no special training is needed to use the source code.

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

They should add mobile access.

2018-07-25T07:31:00Z
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Real User

Its data visualization provides the user the ability to quickly look at data and focus on relevant information, allowing them to make an immediate decision.

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

It is easy to work with and very chic.

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

Other people can access data much more easily than before. Its usability is the main advantage, people in the company are using it.

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

It is very well integrated with other Microsoft products, including PowerApps and Excel, as well as Access, so it fits well into our workflow.

2018-05-21T07:41:00Z
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