Power BI
Power BI
417 reviews
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Power BI Overview

What is Power BI?

Microsoft Power BI is a cloud-based business analytics package that provides you the tool you need to spot risks, identify opportunities and solve real business challenges. It comes in 2 versions: Power BI Desktop and Power BI Mobile.  

Key Features

  • Natural language processing: Power BI lets users ask question in natural language, for instance “What are this year's sales by month?" and returns interactive visualization reports as an answer: no need to code complicated queries: with the right question, you get the right charts or graphs as your answer.
  • Visualization tools: Power BI lets you create rich visuals from the data that help identify trends as they happen, in real-time. Your content - reports, dashboards, datasets - can easily be published or shared with the team using the Groups feature.
  • Data Integrity: Power BI uses strong rules to maintain data integrity across all platforms even in case of multiple data sources. The Dataset feature allows you to combine data from multiple data sources. You can also import content from company's data using a variety of sources like SQL Server Analysis Services, HDFS, Oracle, Azure SQL Database and Data Warehouse, IBM DB2 and many more.
  • Mobility: Your business data is available from anywhere, anytime with the Power BI app for Windows, iOS, and Android.

Power BI provides an open, standards-based REST API for easy integration with your applications.

Power BI integrates with over 45 enterprise applications, including Access, Google Analytics, Mailchimp, Marketo, Oracle, Salesforce, Zendesk, all Microsoft products, and many more.


Power BI Recent Reviews

Reviewed on 7 October 2023

Powerful Data Visualization Tool

The price of this software can be quite inaccessible for students at the moment.

  • This software seamlessly integrates with other Microsoft products, including Power Apps, Azure, and Office 365
  • Accessibility challenge posed by the software's pricing, which may be a concern for students.

Reviewed on 5 September 2023

A Robust Reporting Tool

Power BI has become an essential tool within the Microsoft tech stack for us. It significantly enhances our data utilization capabilities, allowing us to create impactful visual reports and streamline the presentation process.

  • Excels in creating visual reports and provides a seamless process for exporting them to enhance our presentations.
  • Steep learning curve

Power BI Pricing

Free (Microsoft Fabric Only)
per user / per month
Power BI Pricing Details

Power BI Key Features

Data Management
  • Data Indexing
  • Data Classification
  • Data Discovery
  • Data Refresh
  • Data Lookup
  • Data Masking
  • Data Blending
  • Data Drilling
  • Data Mining
  • Data Modeling
  • Data Mapping
  • Data Storytelling
  • Data Retention
  • Data Validation
  • Data Deduplication
  • Data Merge
  • Data Feed
  • ETL (Extract, Transform, Load)
  • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
  • Database Maintenance
  • Data Lifecycle Management
Data Migration
  • Data Import
  • Data Export
Report Management
  • Report Filters
  • Report Sharing
  • Report Publishing
  • Report Wizard
  • Concurrent Report Execution
Power BI Features Details

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Power BI Wheelhouse Score

What is this?

The Average Wheelhouse score for the Business Intelligence category is 8.1

Power BI Scores

  • Ease of Use
  • Meets Requirements
  • Learning Curve
  • Setup & Support
  • Quality of Support
  • Ease of Admin

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