Microsoft Power BI

BI visualization and reporting for desktop, web or mobile

About Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI is a suite of analytics tools for analyzing business data and sharing insights via rich visualizations. Customizable and pre-built dashboards unify important metrics into single views, showing real time updates to every device. The centralized, web-based Power BI service interfaces Power BI gateways to connect to and unify organizational data while Power BI Desktop for Windows provides local data mashup and report authoring features. Live dashboards offer an instant 360-view on business health, leveraging 59 out-of-the-box connections for apps or services such as Salesforce, Google Analytics, Azure, Facebook, Github, QuickBooks Online, Twilio and Zendesk. Power BI brings all that data, wherever it resides, together to form a complete picture of key metrics that can then be queried using natural language.

With Power BI Desktop, users can author reports using intuitive drag-and-drop tools and share amongst colleagues through the online Power BI Service. Integrating with Microsoft’s established Query engine, data modeling and visualization technologies, Power BI Desktop connects, shapes and reports to centralize a typically disjointed process of reporting. Outputting to .pbix format, these report files can then be manually shared like any other or uploaded to the shared service. In addition, this ability to keep all users on the same page at all times extends to a suite of optimized mobile support. Power BI Mobile keeps remote connectivity consistent across native apps for Windows Mobile, iOS and Android devices, adding intuitive gesture-based operation. Live dashboards can be viewed on the fly, alongside full report sharing capabilities and data-driven alerts.

Pricing starting from:

$9.99/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Microsoft Power BI

  • Microsoft Power BI spans a suite of Business Intelligence tools for creating rich visualizations and sharable reports.

  • Web-based Power BI Service provides a centralized hub for defining live personalized dashboards, harnessing on-premises data via Power BI gateways.

  • Out-of-the-box connections and pre-built dashboards for 59 popular apps and services makes unifying data quick and simple, wherever it resides.

  • Power BI Desktop for Windows provides deeper visual data exploration within a free-form drag-and-drop canvas and a library of powerful visualizations.

  • Author rich reports that can be exported to Power BI’s .pbix format or shared more engagingly among user groups by uploading to the Power BI service.

  • View personalized dashboards and reports from anywhere with Power BI Mobile, offering optimized apps for Windows Mobile, iOS and Google Play.

  • Stay informed of the very latest real-time update with data-driven alerting and full report sharing options while on the move.
  • Typical Customers

    • Freelancers
    • Small Businesses (2-50)
    • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
    • Large enterprises (500 and more)

    Deployment

    • Cloud-based
    • On-premise

    Markets

    Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany , United Kingdom, India, Japan, Mexico, United States

    Supported Languages

    Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch , English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian

    Pricing starting from:

    $9.99/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Features

    Total features of Microsoft Power BI: 37

    • AI/Machine Learning
    • API
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Ad hoc Analysis
    • Ad hoc Query
    • Ad hoc Reporting
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Customizable Dashboard
    • Customizable Reports
    • Dashboard Creation
    • Dashboard Software
    • Data Blending
    • Data Cleansing
    • Data Connectors
    • Data Discovery Software
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Management Software
    • Data Quality Control
    • Data Synchronization
    • Data Transformation
    • Data Visualization Software
    • Geographic Maps
    • High Volume Processing
    • Integration into Third Party Applications
    • Interactive Reports
    • KPI Monitoring
    • Mobile Access
    • Natural Language Search
    • Real Time Analytics
    • Real Time Reporting
    • Real-time Updates
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Self Service Data Preparation
    • Self-service Analytics
    • Single Page View
    • Visual Analytics

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5
    (1,169)
    Value for Money
    4.4/5
    Features
    4.4/5
    Ease of Use
    4.1/5
    Customer Support Software
    4.1/5

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    Genseska
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Apparel & Fashion
    • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
    • Used Weekly for 1+ year
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Good BI reporting tool and easy to learn

    Reviewed on 29/08/2022

    So far, I really like using Power BI. I migrated all my reports 1 month after I started using the...

    So far, I really like using Power BI. I migrated all my reports 1 month after I started using the software. No experience or training needed to started using it.

    Pros

    What I’ve enjoy about using Power BI is that have simplified the process of creating and sharing reports. It’s a very helpful tool to visualize data, and you can connected with several data sources like Excel, SQL and Access. You can share a report via link and you can choose the option that works best for you, like if, everyone that have the link can access to the report or some specific people. The people that have access can view and interact with the report but not modify it. An interesting and helpful feature is mobile layout view. You can create views of reports adapted to mobiles. I learned to create dashboards in Power BI by myself, there’s no need of a full training before start using this tool.

    Cons

    Something that had me struggling is that the data source must be as simple and clean as it could be or it may present execution issues. It often shows running issues for certain inquiries.

    Kalyan
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Food & Beverages
    • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support Software
    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Drag and Drop

    Reviewed on 26/10/2022

    Pros

    powerbi is easy to use and drag and drop data, import and export is easy and little training required for team members

    Cons

    improved connections to different data sets and import of different database types will be more helpful

    Alternatives Considered

    Tableau

    Reasons for Choosing Microsoft Power BI

    cost and easy to use

    Switched From

    SAS Analytics for IoT

    Reasons for Switching to Microsoft Power BI

    microsoft convinced us and gave free training
    Omer
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support Software
    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Microsoft Power BI Review

    Reviewed on 14/10/2022

    I use Microsoft Power BI for making dashboard for the payments from multiple channels and then use...

    I use Microsoft Power BI for making dashboard for the payments from multiple channels and then use visualization tools to make dashboard for the management to make decisions based on the acquired data.

    Pros

    Easy to use,Easy to manage and also easy to configure according to your data.Multiple data sources can be connected for data analysis.

    Cons

    It must be promoted more and its documentation should be more detailed.

    Alternatives Considered

    Looker, Tableau, and Microsoft Excel

    Reasons for Switching to Microsoft Power BI

    Because it was more advanced with multiple features and it was supporting multiple data types as it support data from oracle ,excel and sql server as well.
    Edison
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Music
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support Software
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Power Bi essential tool for good data management

    Reviewed on 04/11/2022

    With Microsoft Power Bi we have been able to organize the sales and expenses of our company,...

    With Microsoft Power Bi we have been able to organize the sales and expenses of our company, knowing where we have weaknesses and where we are stronger is essential to advance.

    Pros

    It is an easy to use program that allows us to make good use of data, see clearly and precisely what is happening in real time in the company, and with this predict future events and thus improve every day. We are in an era where data science has a lot of value and this tool is very complete, it is recommended by data analysts and engineers.

    Cons

    There is nothing that I do not like about this program, since I met it I was delighted with it.

    Zakaria
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Computer & Network Security
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support Software
    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Power BI

    Reviewed on 19/10/2022

    Very good to use, as much as you use it you get on improving with it.

    Very good to use, as much as you use it you get on improving with it.

    Pros

    Ease of use and integration into our existing data process

    Cons

    Sometimes it's difficult to find all the needed data on a unique extraction.

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    Microsoft Power BI FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Microsoft Power BI.

    Microsoft Power BI offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: $9.99/month
    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    Power BI Pro: $9.99 per user, per month Power BI Premium: $20 Per user/month and $4,995 Per capacity/month

    Microsoft Power BI has the following typical customers:

    2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

    Microsoft Power BI supports the following languages:

    Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian

    Microsoft Power BI supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile)

    Microsoft Power BI integrates with the following applications:

    Microsoft 365, Microsoft Excel, Quickbooks Online, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Twilio

    Microsoft Power BI offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base Software, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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