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Functionality and Upgrades

The product stores a lot of documents that we share internally across leadership. The product is a...

Jul 2020
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Manager

Interfacing and Integration

I like that the solution is web based. The only problem is the adaptability to different search...

Jul 2020
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Director

Future Outlook

At a macro level, we have a lot of different tools. We are all over the place and trying to...

Jun 2020
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Director

Functionality and Upgrades

I would be extremely likely to recommend the product. With the version we have, the vendor has fixed...

Apr 2020
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Director

Functionality and Upgrades

The vendor has definitely kept their promises. The product does what it is supposed to do. A lot of...

Apr 2020
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Director

Other Observations & Comments

The vendor has no specific training for the product, but a lot of resources are online through third...

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Director

Other Observations & Comments

We haven’t had any issues with the product to even need ongoing support from the vendor. There has...

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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

The system has limitations. For example, when a user wants to set up a document to collect...

Oct 2019
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Manager

ROI / Cost (care and feeding)

The product is expensive, but Microsoft doesn't nickel-and-dime us. The price is what it is, and we...

Sep 2019
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Manager

ROI / Cost (care and feeding)

The product is basically part of SQL. We pay for an SQL license, and it isn't technically free, but...

Sep 2019
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Manager

Technology

Microsoft's product is not actually on the edge of technology. The product was built long ago, and...

Sep 2019
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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

We have been using the product for a long time, and we are very comfortable with it. We create...

Sep 2019
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Manager

Service and Support

We don't really need much customer support from Microsoft because a lot of the documentation is...

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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

If we had to go back and choose a system all over again, we would still have to buy Microsoft's...

Sep 2019
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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

Microsoft's system is pretty straightforward, and we don't ask for much. We just use the system. We...

Sep 2019
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Manager

Lessons Learned

When organizations are using SQL as a back door, obviously the Microsoft product is a good resource....

Sep 2019
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VP/Other Executive

Functionality and Upgrades

Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services supplies data throughout our enterprise on an ad hoc basis....

Aug 2019
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Director

Service and Support

I haven’t really looked for any training from Microsoft. They have pages on Microsoft Developer...

May 2019
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Director

Future Outlook

Microsoft is still part of our long-term plans. We are looking to see what tools we can use for more...

May 2019
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Director

Functionality and Upgrades

Usually, everything that Microsoft says is going to work does work. The tool is pretty easy to use....

May 2019
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Director

Other Observations & Comments

SQL Server Reporting Services are pretty good, but Microsoft is not known for being super stellar....

May 2019
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Director

Technology

Microsoft doesn’t really do a ton of new things. The new versions of their tools have small...

May 2019
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Director

Relationship

Microsoft’s executives reach out occasionally. I hear more about Microsoft through third parties,...

May 2019
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CMIO

Future Outlook

We use Microsoft's tool to do fairly bare-bones reporting. Microsoft offers display technology, but...

May 2019
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Director

ROI / Cost (care and feeding)

We like Microsoft Azure Cloud Services. Microsoft manages the program, and we use it for data...

Apr 2019
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Director

Service and Support

We use Microsoft support on a limited basis. Microsoft's support people are very accessible.

Apr 2019
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Director

Functionality and Upgrades

Microsoft products are very easy to develop with.

Jan 2019
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Director

Technology

Microsoft needs to innovate faster. The changes are coming, but they are coming very slowly. The...

Jan 2019
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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

If I could speak to Microsoft’s executives, I would say that it would be nice if they put in some...

Jan 2019
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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

The biggest thing about the system is the ability to connect different databases that use the same...

Jan 2019
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Manager

Service and Support

I wish that the support could have quicker turnaround times. Waiting for answers can take a little...

Jan 2019
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Manager

Other Observations & Comments

Microsoft is a business, so while they do not charge for every little thing, they find ways to...

Jan 2019
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CIO

Interfacing and Integration

Microsoft's products for analysis and reporting are different but well integrated. There is a lot of...

Dec 2018
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CIO

ROI / Cost (care and feeding)

We aren't dissatisfied with Microsoft's products; we are dissatisfied with their pricing scales....

Dec 2018
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CIO

Other Observations & Comments

The market around data services in the cloud is developing rapidly. Microsoft is part of that...

Dec 2018
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CIO

Functionality and Upgrades

We are very ingrained with the SQL Server database environment across multiple clinical...

Dec 2018
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CIO

ROI / Cost (care and feeding)

We aren’t buying additional services, so Microsoft isn’t charging us for things. We get charged for...

Dec 2018
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Director

Functionality and Upgrades

Microsoft's SQL Server Reporting Services is probably great for smaller companies, but it lacks...

Dec 2018
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CIO

Other Observations & Comments

Microsoft is taking a little bit longer to get the product rolling, but I think that is happening...

Sep 2018
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CIO

Relationship

Microsoft has been doing great. They have very knowledgeable people and have been very good to work...

Sep 2018
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CIO

Win/Loss - Why they were selected (by current clients)

We looked at a cloud solution from another company, but that company didn’t understand how to work...

Sep 2018
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Director

Future Outlook

We are just starting out with Microsoft Azure Cloud Services, but we see the simplicity of the...

Jun 2018
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Director

Future Outlook

Having a cloud-based platform like Microsoft Azure Cloud Services could really help us build an...

Jun 2018
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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

We do a lot of detailed finance reporting with SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) because we can...

May 2018
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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

When comparing the user experience of SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and our other server...

May 2018
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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

We are always worried about upgrades. Every time we get an upgrade, there are always ramifications,...

May 2018
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Manager

Future Outlook

We don’t have any plans to replace the system right now. I really don’t have an alternative to it.

May 2018
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Manager

Service and Support

We would like to see Microsoft improve their ability to respond when bugs are found; Microsoft...

May 2018
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Manager

Technology

Microsoft needs to improve the look and feel of the system. It looks like something that was written...

May 2018
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ROI / Cost (care and feeding)

We use Microsoft Azure Cloud Services, and a lot of things are integrated. Microsoft charges us for...

May 2018
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Lessons Learned

Facilities using Microsoft Azure Cloud Services need to be careful about the federated security...

May 2018
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CMIO

Functionality and Upgrades

Microsoft's SSRS is straightforward and easy to use, but it takes a while to load. The application...

Apr 2018
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CMIO

Functionality and Upgrades

We have to purchase additional connections to data courses. The system doesn't have a dynamic view...

Apr 2018
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Director

Other Observations & Comments

Microsoft’s solutions are great until we hit a wall in some area. They don’t cover everything. We...

Apr 2018
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Director

Functionality and Upgrades

Microsoft says the product is their semantic layer, but they don’t tell us which version of the...

Apr 2018
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Director

Functionality and Upgrades

People are able to access the data with many other programs, but Microsoft’s system is less friendly...

Apr 2018
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Director

Other Observations & Comments

The system comes in two versions. There is the traditional OLAP version that can build what people...

Apr 2018
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VP/Other Executive

Future Outlook

Microsoft is going to include R and Python, so they are going to improve the product’s performance.

Mar 2018
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Director

Functionality and Upgrades

SQL Server Reporting Services is pretty easy to use. The system has a small learning curve, but...

Jan 2018
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Director

ROI / Cost (care and feeding)

With a Microsoft license, everything is basically free. I don't know all the details, but from what...

Jan 2018
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Director

Service and Support

Usually when we contact Microsoft, we have to go through a lower-level support person to get to a...

Jan 2018
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Director

Service and Support

Microsoft has some third-party vendors that help with things, but those vendors don’t do much. One...

Jan 2018
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Director

Other Observations & Comments

To build, we have to use a program from NDS Global, who is owned by Microsoft. That program has a...

Jan 2018
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Director

Functionality and Upgrades

PerformancePoint Services for SharePoint is a great tool for collaboration. We had a company come in...

Nov 2017
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Director

Technology

We wanted all of the Microsoft tools to work together, but we don’t actually need to have Word or...

Nov 2017
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Director

Functionality and Upgrades

The Microsoft system allows us to build our team site, see our calendar, and share documents and...

Nov 2017
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Director

Implementation and Training

Microsoft’s training isn't great. They have information available online, but we kind of have to dig...

Nov 2017
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Director

Interfacing and Integration

Microsoft is really good with integration. We have to be knowledgeable about integration, too.

Nov 2017
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