4.1 out of 5 (153 Ratings)

147 Verified Reviews

Microsoft Power BI, Power BI Desktop

Moving from Sql server reporting services to PowerBI

What worked well: Creating reports using the new tool (PowerBi). The tool is very easy to use What did not work well: deploying the reports to other users, so that they can create their own dashboard. The problem was one of the features to refresh the dashboard was not working, so we are still waiting to hear back from Microsoft

Microsoft Power BI, Power BI Desktop

The product is very easy to use but still relatively immature

The product is very easy to use but has limitations in its features as you don't have all the fine-grain control over the visualisations that people tend to be used to.

Microsoft Power BI

Self-Service with Azure data lake

PowerBI is great product. Works really well if you have Azure implementation

Microsoft Power BI

Most easy to provision to Users. Very helpful Microsoft online support content.

The overall experience for using the tools is excellent. However connecting the tool to source data from SAP Datawarehouse was painful slow. We have to ensure the backend queries are filtered with required data to get going. However if we want to pull all data in Power BI runtime Instance, this was very very slow.

Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft Power Query, Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services, Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools, Power View / Power Pivot, Power BI Desktop

Easy implementation, easy adoption

Microsoft strategy works easily as integrates with well known and adopted office tools. The time for adoption is fast and the cost relatively low especially when licenses are part of the Office 365 suite. The Product capabilities are now to a level where we could deliver all our business requirements although this only comes in the latest release of SQL SSAS and Power BI.

Power BI Desktop

MS Power BI - When to connect on-premise data sources

The experience so far with Power BI is that it provides great visualizations and insights that could not be achieved with other BI tools that we have in the company (Excel (OLAP), SAP BO, and the standard Microsoft Reporting Portal). At the same time, we realize that the product is evolving over time and thus not yet mature. Also, we are very anxious to have on-premise connectivity with SSAS/SSRS to share data boards with the user community and connect with external information, then this solution will really take off!

Power BI Desktop

This tool if for the mass of users

Power BI Desktop is a great tool for the mass of users. Its free to install and easy to use, you get value in hours. Its much easier to nice looking visuals then in Excel. Sharing dashboard requires use of the cloudapp and also a license.

Microsoft Business Intelligence Suite, Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services, Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools, Power BI Desktop

Easy and powerful

Easy to implement and correlates with our strategy. Ease of use to customers and brings a lot of insights.

Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft PowerView, Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services, Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools, Power BI Desktop

Toolset can be overwhelming in its extent, but this is great for power users.

Good end to end solution. Adoption is improved by universal familiarity with Excel, which is similar in look and feel to Excel. Good support from Microsoft around training. Desktop Power BI is constantly rolling new versions, which has the advantage that problems that are identiifed are often resolved in the next release, but can be difficult to keep up with the changes.

Microsoft Power BI, Power BI Desktop

A whole world of self-service magic with Microsoft Power BI

Excellent support - use case and POC development Pricing model was key factor with O365 discounts