2018-05-21T07:41:00Z

What is your primary use case for Microsoft BI?


How do you or your organization use this solution?

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Top 5LeaderboardConsultant

Integrate information handled in silos, BI is a perfect tool for visualice different MS Excel sheets into a focus context for risk dashboards and operational information.

2020-08-24T19:46:16Z
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User

MS BI is our primary BI tool for entire company. We have a whole MS BI ecosystem: SSIS->Database/DW->SSAS->SSRS/Power BI. it is great and very cost effective.

2020-08-21T20:07:09Z
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Real User

Daily updated production indicators dashboard: We get production data (Number of pieces, downtime, and downtime reasons) from the shopfloor and input them on an Excel sheet.

2020-04-09T23:19:00Z
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Top 5Real User

Our primary use for this solution is geospatial analysis.

2020-02-19T10:25:00Z
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Top 5Real User

Our primary use is real-time & batch analytics on Postgres databases in combination with MS Excel.

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

Since we are a consulting company, our cases vary from customer to customer and from department to department, but mainly we have found two "standard" cases: Business users connecting to a DWH, or trying to consolidate several Excel workbooks to create business dashboards. In the DWH cases, it is simpler since most of the data transformations and modeling are done by IT, but in the 'spreadsheet world', it becomes more complicated. Users try to move from a huge table filled with numbers and "color-coded" cells to data visualizations, sometimes not even knowing how to write a simple Excel expression.

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

Power BI is a great tool for analytics. It is useful if you have a requirement to create a dashboard with self-service capability, along with KPIs, and you want to drill down to the data details.

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

I have developed and deployed more than twenty separate customer solutions. I am a Business Intelligence Deployment Specialist. The most significant implementation was to reduce the Financial consolidation time for one hundred and twenty companies into one shareholder report, from thirty days to four minutes.

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

The primary use case was mainly to create dashboards and present them for reporting purposes. We use Microsoft Power BI to create dashboards, provide insights, and use its various analytical and insight functions to send to either the departmental manager or the general manager of marketing and sales or retail ops.

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

We use this for data analysis and the creation of indicators. It is one of the most powerful tools for BI in my experience. It works very fast, is intuitive, and useful. You just drag and drop, as soon as you download it.

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

* Running a team to build end-to-end BI solutions for large enterprises. * Data typically stores in SQL Server. Some ad-hoc data pulled from SharePoint lists or Excel files. * Use of SSAS Tabular in some models. * Currently, no deployment of premium. A large deployment of PBI Pro. * We also use Tableau Desktop and on-prem server, but Power BI was a go-to product.

2019-04-04T22:56:00Z
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Top 20Real User

* Management BI/dashboard reporting * Quick sharing of data from source to business users which is very useful.

2019-01-25T06:25:00Z
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Top 5Real User

I primarily use this for creating dashboards and reports for the oil and gas industry.

2019-01-20T07:09:00Z
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Top 20Consultant

My primary use case is for the performance, compared to MS Dynamics NAV, and flexibility in data and dashboard building.

2019-01-09T11:10:00Z
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Top 20Real 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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Real User

The primary use case for this solution is mirroring it to the dock so we can match up different parts of Office like Excel, Word, etc. and then we can clear it.

2018-10-24T14:07:00Z
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Top 20Real User

My primary use case is for view of the dashboard.

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

We use Microsoft BI for all of our data analysis processes.

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

Our primary use case is for data prediction. We use our predictive model index, and then express the data to Power BI.

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

Using it, I receive financial information from the financial department.

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

It is a good solution. We use it for analyzing and visualizing data relating to warehouses and connections from other ERP systems, etc.

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

Its primary use case is for CIPs from the purchasing department. It performs perfectly. It is very quick and easy to use.

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

It's primarily for reporting, and the performance has been very good.

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

Visualization and minor analytics. It has performed quite well thus far.

2018-05-21T07:41:00Z
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