4 out of 5.0 (67 ratings)
61 Verified Reviews

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

Power BI installation and usability was simple

Used third party to build out , the vendor was outstanding making the implementation pain free

Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services

SSAS requires known use cases

We were hoping we could use this to enable business self service/adhoc report. But SSAS is only effective if you know the use cases which defeats the goal of enalbing adhoc reporting by the business stakeholders.

Power BI Desktop

Power BI review

Overall good experience. Rich visualization capabilities.

Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools, Other...

Digital hurricane approaching, hold on and buckle up for safety.

Conversion from Mainframe Database to SQL platform. Learning has been time consuming. Main responsiblity is to maintain current mainframe applications and develop skills and train for server based applications. Involved with creation of Test and QA environment dropoff and pickup folders for Inbound/Outbound vendor testing. Work with team to troubleshoot delays. Online turtorials to learn SSIS and SQL functions such as control flow and data flow.

Microsoft Power BI

Quickly able to create reports and dashborads.

I Had minimal contact with Vendor. The Desktop version was simple to install and equally simple to publish content to my workspace in O365. We were able to create simple reports and dashboard as soon as we installed. A vendor training path would be helpful. Mostly we are finding 3rd party solution providers offering product training. While the vendor Microsoft, has mostly youtube videos, which are good, we would be interested in a more formal hands on class room type training.

Microsoft Power BI, Power BI Desktop

Implementation was easy, cost was marginal but must have features took months

What worked well: * Learning curve was reasonable. * Data modeling was streamlined because Power BI Desktop supports relational database pretty well * Cross filtering was a plus * Monthly release cycle was very tempting and we were willing to wait. * Cloud user administration worked well because we use Office365 What didn't work well: * We found it challenging to use cross filtering across the baord. * Support in general paid or non paid was a problem * Some really needed/must have features were taking far longer to do than the competition which list them as standard.

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

Solid vision, strategy and architecture but some pieces are still evolving

Local customer reps from vendor have been very helpful in getting us up to speed and supporting the implementation teams.

Microsoft Business Intelligence Suite, Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft Power Query, Microsoft PowerView, Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services, Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools, Power View / Power Pivot, Power BI Desktop, Power Map

Solid capabilities; great roadmap of continuous new features!

Microsoft offers a wide range of capabilities, related services and a large group of 3rd party vendors to work with in the different steps along the implementation cycle for their products. We are very happy with the progress Microsoft has made over the past 18 months to continaully develop and build out their offerings and capabilities. The shift the Azure DW platform offers some really great and awesome new capabilities and access to the same as well as needed existing functions at a very affordable entry point and continued run rate. Our team is very excited about Microsoft's direction for Azure and what this will provide us now and in the future. Some challenges include interim integration gaps between their existing and new products; unclear roadmap for their existing product suites while they transition to their "cloud first" approach and offerings. Additionally, our account team changed midstream as a result of our company being acquired over 14 months ago. We continue to work through challenges in this account team transition and this has added challenges to our deployment work.

Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft Power Query, Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services, Power Map

Speed-to-Market Delivery Model Efficiency

Intuitively optimal factor to consider for long term.

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

Implementation was easy but MS needs to step up and break out to take control of this area

What worked: Solid customer service, easy implementation and integration with existing platforms and capabilities. What needs attention: Innovation, out of the box thinking and capabilities. Siloed & inflexible models based on old formulas.