Microsoft Power BI Review

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Last updated: Aug 07, 2019

Microsoft Power BI Review

ITQlick rating
(4.5/5)

Starting from $10 Per month/user

Power BI is a web-based data visualization and business analytics that is designed for businesses of all sizes. Microsoft Power BI tracks the vital organizational data. The solution offers tools that quickly an...

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    • Data analysis
    • Dashboards & KPIs
    • Cloud BI
    • BI

What is Microsoft Power BI? Updated: Aug 07, 2019

Power BI is a web-based data visualization and business analytics that is designed for businesses of all sizes. Microsoft Power BI tracks the vital organizational data. The solution offers tools that quickly analyze, visualize, transform and share reports. Some of its core features include SQL Analysis and self-service portal.

The user can quickly create reusable models with the overall data using the Power BI offers SQL Server Analysis Services. The solution integrates with third-party apps such as Github, Zendesk, Marketo, and Salesforce to deliver reports with the real-time dashboard.

It has both free and paid versions where the free version is not limited by any period, and only data of 1GB per user can be analyzed. Otherwise, the pricing is $10 per user per month for 10GB storage.

Microsoft Power BI Average Rating -

The rating of Microsoft Power BI is 4.5 stars. The rating is based on ITQlick expert review

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Microsoft Power BI Alternatives

The two main competitors of Power BI include Pentaho Business Analytics and Necto. Pentaho Business Analytics offers business intelligence solution same to Power BI. Hitachi Vantara owns Pentaho Business Analytics, and on the other hand, Microsoft owns Power BI. Pentaho Business Analytics offers training via documentation whereas Power BI offers training via documentation and webinars.

Pentaho Business Analytics offers support online and 24/7 live rep, unlike Power BI that offers support online and during the business hours. Boh Necto and Power BI are cloud-based business intelligence solution. Necto is a flagship product of Panorama Software which was founded 1996 and is based in Canada and in comparison Microsoft owns Power BI which is a company that was founded in 1975 and based in the United States.

Necto offers support online unlike Power BI that offers support online and during the business hours. Power BI offers training via documentation and webinars, unlike Necto that offers training via documentation, webinars, live online and in-person.

Microsoft Power BI Pricing Information

The pricing structure is as follows:

1. Power BI Desktop- It is free. It helps connect to hundreds of data sources, Clean and prepare data using visual tools, Analyze and build reports with custom visualizations, Publish to the Power BI service

2. Power BI Pro – It costs $9.99 per user per month.

3. Power BI Premium – Capacity pricing per nod per month and is offered upon request.

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Is Microsoft Power BI the right software for me?

Power BI is ideal for businesses of all sizes including start-ups, small, medium and large enterprises. It caters to different industries including retail, insurance, airline, manufacturing, professional services, consumer packaged goods, telecommunication, energy, public sector, and capital markets.

Microsoft Power BI Categories

Data analysis
Dashboards & KPIs
Cloud BI
BI
BI & Analytics
Data Discovery
Data visualization
Visual Analytics
Data Management
Data migration

Specifications

Company:
Address: Microsoft Corporation, 157th Avenue Northeast, Redmond, WA
Customers: Small business, Medium business, Large business
Business Area: Cross Business Areas
Platforms: Mobile, Cloud
Operating Systems: Mac OS, Windows, Linux

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