2018-05-21T07:41:00Z

What needs improvement with Microsoft BI?


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?

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Real User

Real-time updating needs improvement.

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

This solution needs integration with SAS and more deep analysis functionality.

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

We would like to have better SQL support for queries. It means to have a kind of development environment trying to correct bad sintax in SQL query, or having an intellisense like style for code completion being aware of table's fields and having a preview of the query response without needing to run the whole procedure.

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

I think Power BI needs to focus more on the end-user (i.e. the business user). Solving things in DAX is not a nice approach to a user that has no knowledge of IT nor wants to get it. Some kind of expression wizard, where the user can build a complex expression without any knowledge of DAX, can be a good addition to the product. I see a lot of materials on how to go about doing things in Power BI, but Microsoft can add a "learning path". It would instruct users where to start, then what to learn next, etc, to sort out their learning journey.

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

Adding paginated reports to this tool could be of great help for users who want to move away from SSRS. I would like to see built-in Git support, incremental loading of data, and a machine learning model for predictive analysis. Custom colouring from the dashboard itself would be helpful.

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

I would like to see Machine Learning for Power Bi Pro users or an intermediate license to enable Machine Learning if you don't have access to a Premium account. The minimum embedded capacity for Machine learning is currently an A3 capacity, and this should be reduced to include A1 level licenses.

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

I haven't experienced any issues with it right now, so I can't really advise on that part. I think because I'm moving more into RPA, I'd definitely like to see integration across the RPA, Power BI, or Tableau platforms because that integration could then make automation and mundane reporting much faster. You'll always require some more complex reports that the analyst could work on, but the very standard sales reports could then be automated very quickly using Power BI and RPA together.

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

I would like to see the product offer more graphics to impact different audiences. Also, I would like more ease in connecting with the different database drives.

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

The only real need is a lower tier pricing plan around premium. It’s a big step-up unless you have a very large user base (1000).

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

* Dependency on data warehousing and pricing. * Clarity on the Power BI (free) compared to Power BI (pro).

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

I would like to see a feature that connects with a Machine Learning platform like a RapidMiner or Azure Machine Learning Studio. It would be great to have a Machine Learning application link to connect.

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

* Sharing reports with non-Power BI users * Use of ISO weeks (European) in relative date options.

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

It could have more of a hold on big data. Manipulating big data on this solution complicates things. This needs to be improved. Also, we post NGDP data and manipulating this kind of data could be better.

2018-11-22T10:29:00Z
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Real User

We were having trouble working with the icons.

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

Once the report updated, we want the system to send a notification to user automatically. Especially if the email can imbed the dashboard data into the email, instead of a link. This does not necessarily happen. In addition, importing the dashboard to a powerpoint is not available in the report server. Even though we go to the public cloud service, the export is only the picture, or a snapshot of the dashboard. We cannot play the features or see the data we could change in a powerpoint. This is frustrating because sometimes the finance manager needs to export the report to a powerpoint. Actually, we wanted to export because we wanted to do the presentation. We wanted to show the figures or something like that, but those figures are just static, and are only a picture. Finally, an additional feature should be added to add a cost table.

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

I've been working with connecting with the right platforms and we need to use other connectors to link with the data. This would be a nice feature for BI to add in the future. For example, we needed another connector in order to make our Wordpress functional. More options for the connectors are really important for us.

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

The DAX features need some improvement. It's not as easy as Excel. They need more DAX formulas.

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

The reporting part of Microsoft BI is rather limited compared to other reporting tools.

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

It should be easier to use when there are multiple system sources, and simplify the connections to it.

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

The look is simple, and could be a little more professional.

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

The Report Server is pretty expensive on-premise. But as long companies are happy to use the cloud version, that's very cost effective.

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

Perhaps the inclusion of ETL functionality would help.

2018-05-21T07:41:00Z
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