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Power BI is a reporting tool that should be integrated with many applications. It sits on top of...

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We did not need experts to install the product. A full-time support person and some data analysts...

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Everyone wants to see quality data on their smart devices these days. When our management team...

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CFO

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Power BI is easy to navigate not just for people who are IT wizards but also for all sorts of users....

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Negotiations of costs can always be improved, but with Microsoft, everything was pretty...

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There is a learning curve in understanding the higher functionality of the tool. If we are looking...

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Microsoft's prices are basically legalized robbery.

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We have a good support team at Microsoft, and when we have questions, they do respond. Microsoft has...

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Power BI has been slowly improving over the last few years. It is typical with Microsoft for each...

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COO

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Power BI is by far superior to the previous solution we were using in terms of integration with...

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The product only works after we pay somebody a lot of money to build it out for us. The product is...

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COO

Functionality and Upgrades

We use the product for a lot of things within our organization. It is great that there is a link...

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COO

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We are struggling with sharing in Power BI. For example, the subscription button seems like it...

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Manager

Relationship

Sometimes I will send a little survey response through to Microsoft, but I have never actually...

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Manager

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Power BI is my absolute favorite tool. I like Power BI because my organization is pretty much a...

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Manager

Implementation and Training

There are always some challenges with Microsoft's product. We have to do quite a bit of learning...

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Manager

Future Outlook

Because of the advances that I have made with Power BI, many of our other teams have been utilizing...

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Director

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If we want training for Power BI, then we have to pay for it. The training that we buy from the...

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Director

Technology

When we got rid of our previous system, we rerouted everything to Power BI. Power BI is better than...

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CIO

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We don't have any problems with Power BI. We never even worry about the product; it just updates itself....

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Manager

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Power BI does everything that we need. We could probably do more with the product, but as of right...

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Manager

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We try to set up everything to be automatically updated, so we focus on getting appropriate data...

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Other Observations & Comments

To utilize the tool, we have to spend some time in it, and then we are good to go. I don’t know...

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Manager

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I love using Power BI. It is a great tool, and we can do pretty much whatever the heck we want with...

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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

Microsoft continues to improve based on the feedback that is out there, and that is fantastic. I...

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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

From a developer standpoint, Microsoft could improve how the product allows us to build...

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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

Power BI’s functionality is pretty good in general. It has the same Microsoft Office look and feel...

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Power BI is part of a bundle, so we have an overall subscription. It is rather nice the way that...

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We haven’t used any structured Microsoft training. We have just watched YouTube videos and done some...

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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

Microsoft is always rolling out monthly updates, but a lot of the features that they are rolling out...

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I have never called Microsoft on the phone or requested anything directly from a Microsoft...

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Relationship

In addition to the monthly updates, which are proactive by nature, Microsoft also sends out weekly...

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Manager

Lessons Learned

Power BI is the first Microsoft product that I would recommend to anybody. It is easy to build...

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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

Every Microsoft product that I have encountered has had enough flaws to make it irritable for me....

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COO

Functionality and Upgrades

Getting data from our EMR and from Power BI is super easy, and we can get real-time reports that are...

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COO

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If we are just using the system to look at dashboards, it is okay. But if we are trying to drill...

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COO

Functionality and Upgrades

I don’t really hear about a whole lot of things and new changes. Microsoft has other products that...

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Director

Functionality and Upgrades

We like the ability to use the Power BI tools to design our data analytics and track what our end...

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Director

Implementation and Training

Microsoft could improve their training because we go through a lot of different vendors to get the...

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Director

Relationship

Microsoft needs to be more proactive in keeping everybody up-to-date on changes or enhancements that...

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Director

Service and Support

Trying to get customer service from the vendor is like lobbing something over the fence and hoping...

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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

We are dabbling in Power BI. There is a project going on right now where we are revamping a payroll...

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Manager

Future Outlook

I think Power BI is where a lot of our organization is headed. We have seen organizations in this...

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VP/Other Executive

Functionality and Upgrades

Power BI has performed as billed. It is pretty much like Excel on steroids; it allows for heavy...

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VP/Other Executive

Implementation and Training

There is a lot of self-service training in Power BI. Microsoft relies a lot on that, and a lot of...

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VP/Other Executive

Functionality and Upgrades

Power BI needs to be pushed to a mobile app. It creates the dashboard and shows visuals. We are not...

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VP/Other Executive

Relationship

What we have is new technology. We are caught at the pace of IT development today, the Microsoft big...

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VP/Other Executive

Service and Support

Once we get somebody from Microsoft, they are pretty good. We get a heavy push in proactive service....

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VP/Other Executive

Functionality and Upgrades

We have done dramatic things with Power BI. We are able to converge big data, whether it is inside...

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Analyst/Coordinator

Functionality and Upgrades

Power BI is a great system. We are able to get the data we need out of our systems because of this...

Feb 2022
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Analyst/Coordinator

Functionality and Upgrades

I have a person here that has been building different dashboards for different departments so that...

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Manager

ROI / Cost (care and feeding)

I have put together several dashboards within Power BI that provide information in a way we couldn’t...

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Manager

Functionality and Upgrades

I wish Power BI had export capabilities and was able to schedule the delivery of reports. I know...

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Director

Implementation and Training

The virtual training that Microsoft supplies is pretty incredible, and I don’t say that lightly....

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Director

Other Observations & Comments

Every 30–60 days, Microsoft puts out an update to some of their Power BI functionality. I take the...

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Director

Functionality and Upgrades

Power BI’s ease of use is not the best only because Microsoft builds in so much functionality.

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Director

Service and Support

I haven’t had to ask Microsoft a lot of questions. I have been on calls with them, and they have...

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Analyst/Coordinator

Functionality and Upgrades

We use the product for reporting. We can take measures and put them on pretty graphics that are...

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Analyst/Coordinator

Lessons Learned

I would tell others that they should definitely use the product, but they should also find someone...

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Analyst/Coordinator

Interfacing and Integration

The people at my organization who knew how to use the product have left, and I learned about the...

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Director

Functionality and Upgrades

Power BI is a web-based service for end-user clients, so all I do is go to the link and sign in....

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Director

Technology

Power BI’s quality is indicative of the R&D that Microsoft puts into the product. Microsoft updates...

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Director

Functionality and Upgrades

Visualization systems like Power BI are relatively young in the industry. Additional functionality...

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Director

Service and Support

Microsoft has an online website where we can report problems. They eventually reply, but there are...

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Director

ROI / Cost (care and feeding)

I would give Power BI high marks on driving outcomes for us. We get a ton of value from this tool...

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Director

Functionality and Upgrades

The system is a game changer. It is quick and a lot better than what we had before.

Dec 2021
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Director

Functionality and Upgrades

Microsoft Power BI was originally developed for the end consumer. It isn't necessarily an IT tool,...

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Director

Future Outlook

The product is definitely in our long-term plans. We invest heavily in Microsoft products. We use...

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Director

Functionality and Upgrades

Power BI is a young product. It is still growing, and it has lots of changes, so it doesn't always...

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Director

Service and Support

With Microsoft, we have a customer success manager, and that person is responsible for making sure...

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Director

Functionality and Upgrades

The product's biggest strength is that it can be used by the midrange and the low-range technical...

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Director

ROI / Cost (care and feeding)

We aren't nickel-and-dimed. We have a very easy relationship because we invested in a full...

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Director

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

One reason that we picked Power BI was that it was actually very affordable compared to the other...

Dec 2021
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VP/Other Executive

Functionality and Upgrades

One of the biggest values of Power BI is that a common person off the street can build almost...

Dec 2021
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VP/Other Executive

Other Observations & Comments

We may have gone through some training early on, but that was years ago. We haven’t taken part in...

Dec 2021
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