Microsoft Power BI has been in business since 1975 and is a suite of business analytics tools that deliver insights throughout organizations. In addition to having coverage in all 50 states, they allow you to scale across the enterprise with governance and security built-in. Microsoft Power BI is used by analysts, business users, and developers.

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The Good

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Pricing

Microsoft Power BI has flexible pricing to fit your budget based on your specific needs. There is a free package that comes with various features and allows you to connect to hundreds of data sources, clean and prepare data using visual tools, analyze and build reports, publish to the power BI system, and embed in public websites. The Power BI Pro package is $9.99 per user per month and it allows you to build dashboards that deliver a 360-degree real-time view of the business, collaborate on shared data, keep data up to date automatically, audit and govern how data is used, and package content and distribute to users with apps. The most advanced package is the Power BI Premium and it is for large scale deployments, and it can cost up to $20,000. This advanced package allows you to pay per user and add customizable features including publish reports on-premises with Power BI Report Server, gain dedicated capacity you control, distribute and embed content without purchasing per-user licenses, and it unlocks more capacity and higher limits for your Pro users. The pricing for the Power BI Pro package is relatively cheap compared to other companies. Additionally, most competitors in the industry don't offer a free package.

Contract

The contract length for Microsoft Power BI is a month to month charge. Many other companies in the industry require a yearly contract and charge a yearly fee. Microsoft Power BI does a month to month contract and only charges a monthly fee rather than a yearly fee.

Company Size

The number of full time employees that Microsoft Power BI employs is quite large compared to other industry competitors. They employ over 140,932 full-time employees. Additionally, they have been in business since 1975 which is longer than most competitors.

The Bad

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Undisclosed Information

There is a lot of information that Microsoft Power BI does not disclose on their website regarding important topics for customers. They do not disclose any information about contract cancellation charges or refunds. As well, they do not disclose any information about upfront charges and activation charges.

The Bottom Line

Microsoft Power BI is a great Business Intelligence software, and offers options for  flexible prices. If you are needing a large scale deployments, than you can expect to pay a lot more for advanced packaging. The month to month contract charges are a plus, as well as the large company size. Overall, we highly recommend using Microsoft Power BI for all of your Business Intelligence needs.

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Microsoft's business intelligence is so convenient. They are easily accessible on the go. It is easy to manage and leverage for your needs. I get all the facts from my data centralized with great visuals that I am able to share with my team. Whenever I had issues with it, I was able to get assistance pretty quickly. I also love the periodic update alerts they offer so I am always using the best version of the program. I highly recommend!

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Microsoft is such a wonderful software to use and I love the way it sets up things. But I do have some issues with it; overall, it’s great!

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