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Overview

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Microsoft Power BI converts data into rich interactive visualizations, utilizing business analytics tools to share dashboard-based...

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Pricing

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Pros

It's an incredible programming for examination. I love the perception highlights since it transform drilling information into fun outlines or diagrams.
The ability to filter to the specific metric we are interested in is an amazing feature.
It is a good data analytics and visualization software and its ability to import data from multiples sources is a great feature.

Pros

The ability to combine and view google analytics, google ads and search console data is fantastic and gives you great insights into your business performance.
What I most liked about this tool is that it makes so easy and secure to share reports with people in my organization (we have G-Suite accounts).
I love that is easy to use, it has great customization, and really easy share.

Cons

Could be frustrating to use when first starting as it would give you an error message but provide no specifics on what is wrong or directions to fix it.
I find it a bit frustrating when presented with a visualisation that doesn't represent the particular angle on the data I am looking for.
Had to take some training courses and even at that it was still confusing.

Cons

The more complicated your queries are, the more you will dislike this tool.
The only downside for me was that it does not integrate with many other projects yet.
I was not a fan of the additional charges for data connecters. Data from large social media sites or professional websites is often stuck behind a paywall, which is a bit aggravating.
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Key features

  • Total features37
  • AI/Machine Learning
  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Charting
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Blending
  • Data Cleansing
  • Data Connectors
  • Data Discovery
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Management
  • Data Quality Control
  • Data Synchronization
  • Data Transformation
  • Data Visualization
  • Drag & Drop
  • Geographic Maps
  • High Volume Processing
  • Integration into Third Party Applications
  • Interactive Reports
  • KPI Monitoring
  • Mobile Access
  • Multiple Data Sources
  • Natural Language Search
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Data Preparation
  • Self-service Analytics
  • Single Page View
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Visual Analytics
  • Total features24
  • AI/Machine Learning
  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Charting
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Blending
  • Data Cleansing
  • Data Connectors
  • Data Discovery
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Management
  • Data Quality Control
  • Data Synchronization
  • Data Transformation
  • Data Visualization
  • Drag & Drop
  • Geographic Maps
  • High Volume Processing
  • Integration into Third Party Applications
  • Interactive Reports
  • KPI Monitoring
  • Mobile Access
  • Multiple Data Sources
  • Natural Language Search
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Data Preparation
  • Self-service Analytics
  • Single Page View
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Visual Analytics

Integrations

  • Total integrations322
  • Dropbox Business
  • Google Ads
  • Google Analytics 360
  • HubSpot CRM
  • LinkedIn for Business
  • Mailchimp
  • Marketo Engage
  • Meta for Business
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Mixpanel
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Segment
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Snowflake
  • Stripe
  • Tableau
  • Twitter
  • Xero
  • Zendesk
  • Total integrations81
  • Dropbox Business
  • Google Ads
  • Google Analytics 360
  • HubSpot CRM
  • LinkedIn for Business
  • Mailchimp
  • Marketo Engage
  • Meta for Business
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Mixpanel
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Segment
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Snowflake
  • Stripe
  • Tableau
  • Twitter
  • Xero
  • Zendesk

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Microsoft Power BI

There are plenty of competitors, but Power BI is tops

Reviewed 3 years ago

Power BI allows me to manipulate data and present it in visually appealing and flexible formats.

Pros

I have used Tableau and Google Data Studio - among other alternatives. Nothing has seemed to compare to the functionality that Power BI offers. Everything about the program is made with the full spectrum of analysis in mind - from the designer to the data 'wrangler' to the end consumer (ie. others within the enterprise). In this way, Power BI is extremely powerful because it can be used for so many different types of projects; the data-analysis intensive to the more visual 'data-presentation' dashboards.

Cons

Sharing dashboards and reports in Power BI is easy and it has a lot of options for doing so. However, the requirement that all users must have a Pro Account to view dashboards created in Pro is a bit of a hindrance in a global organization where it does not make economical sense for every employee to have a Pro account. It seems like it would be a great addition to allow limited sharing to everyone - even those without a Pro account, as most of my internal team does not have an account.

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Microsoft Power BI

Power BI Integration is its Most Powerful Tool

Reviewed 2 years ago

I've found that Power BI is so important to know, especially if you're providing analytics services for MS-only clients that are concerned with security. It's also fairly fast to start using - again, once your project is created. I wouldn't trade Google Analytics or Data Studio for it, but it's still a powerful tool in its own right.

Pros

Power BI's power (to me) is its ability to integrate with other Microsoft 365 products. You can literally create a secure, closed-loop data environment. Plus, creating charts and tables is very straightforward - once you've set up your environment.

Cons

The only cons would be the lack of real-time data source refreshes and sometimes the interface isn't very intuitive in terms of defining and setting up new projects.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Microsoft Power BI

The data visualization app of the future.

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall, this app feels like the future of data visualization software as it has functionality that goes beyond what current data visualization apps do. The one wish I have is that Microsoft makes their products fully functional on Apple products so that I can use it at home.

Pros

What I love about Microsoft's Power BI is that it makes data visualization easy as it has many templates and functionalities from creating a pie chart to showing data on a map. It does all of this while working with many apps such as Microsoft SQL Server, Visual Studio, Etc.

Cons

What I like least about this software is that it's "Tooltips" is not as easily editable as other softwares like Tableau.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Microsoft Power BI

Great product!

Reviewed 3 years ago

Powerful and easily available tool at minimal or less cost. Very much affordable and has very flexible features.

Pros

It has features that allow you to connect to several different sources of data. We can also connect this with Microsoft ML Studio to get some really nice machine learning models just by a drag-and-drop functionality. Power BI is a very powerful tool.

Cons

Till now, I did not find anything that I like the least. I think its a great product developed by Microsoft.

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Microsoft Power BI

Moderate cost for a moderate experience for medium sized enterprises

Reviewed 2 years ago

So so. The dashboards and reports are limited in visual design, so they all look the same and quite ugly. Because of the difficulty sharing reports/dashboards to external individuals and the lack of a Google sheets connector I couldn't use PowerBI for most of the solutions we need, but will use it for some since it integrates well with the rest of the MS office ecosystem.

Pros

The thing that most sets PowerBI apart from comparable business intelligence solutions is the lower cost of multi-user deployment within an organization. PowerBI is part of a Microsoft Office 365 subscription package for businesses and you only need to pay an additional 15USD/month for each additional admin/analyst account you add. This is a stark contrast to similar solutions like Tableau, which charge a monthly fee for each user and has a minimum user count that equates to roughly a 15,000USD/year license cost as minimum. If your organisation is already invested in the Microsoft Office ecosystem this could be the ideal solution for you if you need to keep costs down.

Cons

It can't connect to google sheets and every other business intelligence platform can. This can be really limiting if your business uses a variety of SaaS solutions since many offer the simplest data integration options via Google sheets. PowerBI also has real issues with external sharing of dashboards/reports. You only have the option of publishing internally (visible to your organization's users)...

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Microsoft Power BI

Power BI Best Visualizer of raw data

Reviewed a year ago

Overall was good experience with power bi. Its give multiple valuable business insights which cant be seen in raw data. Convenient as compared to other options which are available in market.

Pros

Easy and simple to use Cheaper than others Have Microsoft excel integration which makes easier to understand for the people who already had the knowledge of excel. We can use custom Visualizations Provide regular updates by considering the suggestions given by the user community. Easy to understand. Anyone who is having average excel skills can start using power bi.

Cons

We can't connect power bi with Google sheets whereas other business analytics tool can. For 3rd party web sources there is lack of data sources. Power bi service layout which Microsoft recently changed

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Microsoft Power BI

Enjoying the visuals and the intelligent reports that PowerBI makes!

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

I love that they have a free version for developers, and it is very cheap for non-profits. It has a lot of flexibility when it comes to connecting with several interfaces. It has a lot of the recipe features that Google Data Studio has. If you are already a user of several Office 365 products, you'll enjoy this a lot, because you don't need to create a lot of mappings. I like the interfaces that it has with Mail Chimp and Google analytics (and several others), as it comes with recommended reports which you could take live from the sources. It didn't take me a while to get used to using PowerBI. If you have some Business Intelligence knowledge, this will be a piece of cake for you.

Cons

If you use a for-profit pricing, you might not like the pricing that they have for PowerBI. It's still relatively cheaper compared to other tools, but you might reconsider other products just because of the pricing.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Microsoft Power BI

Steep learning curve for back-end, but front-end is fantastic (mobile, especially)

Reviewed 3 years ago

So much more robust data analysis is now possible. Before we were using Excel sheets, Google Sheets and even Tableau, but none compare to the power and ease of use for end users as Power BI.

Pros

The front-end (both web/desktop-based and especially mobile) is exceptionally easy for end users to view and manipulate data visualizations. Best in class, in my experience.

Cons

To create a data analysis project from scratch requires a lot of training and reading of a lot of documentation. It's best to have an expert in the team who can help get new projects up and running.

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Microsoft Power BI

Make the raw data more useful to business through Power BI analytics

Reviewed 2 years ago

We use the Power BI to present our raw data in such a way that business unit is so expressed; The visuals are a great way and with so much variety from online sources;

Pros

The free Power BI desktop version Pulling data from all sorts of data sources: flat file, excel file, various databases, website pages and online api services; Data model tool allows you easily define relationships between data sets The visuals are so easy to plugin and use for data display; The power bi online services and desktop are seamlessly integrated and easy to publish to it;

Cons

online data services need more time to learn and explore; data governance seems more concern for online data services;

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Microsoft Power BI

Great Product for Analystics

Reviewed a year ago

great for analytics - data mining - data transformation -

Pros

Ease of use - can use excel to just get familiarized. great analytics - can use different data sources. This was as add on to our existing SAS and SSRS reporting.

Cons

need to purchase individual licenses for folks who need to tweak it. Does not support subscriptions unless you have a premium license.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Microsoft Power BI

A phenomenal and superb tool for Data Analysis and Business Intelligence.

Reviewed 7 months ago

Ability to process data. Data modeling and blending.

Pros

It's simple to discover and explore business data with Microsoft Power BI.It's simple to create data visualization with this tool.I like the ability to analyze big data with Microsoft Power BI.

Cons

So far so good,the performance of this tool is excellent and I lack any flaw to pinpoint.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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This platform helps user to magic with excel sheets

Reviewed 3 years ago

We understand and retain information better when we can visualize our data so that is a great help when you use this platform. It has Well designed data graphics that are usually the simplest and at the same time, the most powerful.​

Pros

You can visualize the raw data in dashboards using different visuals, so that clients can draw some conclusions from the reports.​Clients can access/interact with dashboards and reports from anywhere using Power BI mobile apps, which update automatically.​Information can be collaborated across different Business Units.A Power BI report is one or more pages of visualizations (charts and graphs)

Cons

It takes times to online load data . At times cannot sync data .

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Powe BI

Reviewed 2 years ago

It can converse just data into meaningful data analysis

Pros

It can be used to analyze data and come to decisions

Cons

The frequent updates and the user interface

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI is the game-changer to effective data analysis and BI.

Reviewed 5 months ago

Data discovery. Ease to explore and understand business data.

Pros

It's a reliable tool that let's me to analyze a s visualize big data. With this tool it's possible to make data-driven decisions.

Cons

I haven't encountered any constraints with Microsoft Power BI.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Microsoft Power BI

Interactive Data is Great

Reviewed 3 years ago

I am a new user to this software but I am absolutely in love with it. The data interaction has made for better forecasting models as I am able to see and analyze the data in different ways than just a simple spreadsheet.

Pros

This software allows the user to not just see the data uploaded, but to interact with it in various meaningful ways. The integration of individual "apps" allows those in different programs/departments to focus in on the data that is relevant to them.

Cons

Like any software that relies on the data entered, it is very much a situation of bad data in then bad data out.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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PowerBI

Reviewed 3 years ago

Helpful tool to manipulate data and get new insights into existing data.

Pros

The MS Power BI software has assisted us in manipulating data in ways that we never had the option to in the past. It is a good solid tool when working with data.

Cons

The software can take a bit of time to get it up and running configured the way you want but once that is complete and the users have been trained on it the product works well.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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A fantastic,outstanding and remarkable experience with Microsoft Power BI.

Reviewed 6 months ago

It's simple to build data visualization. Ability to discover and explore data.

Pros

It's simple to collect and process data with Microsoft Power BI. It's possible to analyze complex datasets using this tool. Allows me to make data-driven decisions.

Cons

I got nothing in particular that I dislike about Microsoft Power BI,It's performance is excellent.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Microsoft Power BI

Redefining the way we make reports

Reviewed 5 years ago

It's an awesome tool,.

Pros

This tool helps you arrange, process and show data in a way you can use it for decision making. The model built can be used for making custom reports depending on the user needs. It can be easily shares via cloud feature.

Cons

Lacks some crucial features like filtering tables in data model and options for cuatomisating some graphs. Needs some background in data analysis, managing data bases at first.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Microsoft Power BI

Power BI value can't be beat

Reviewed 3 years ago

We are transforming our tons of data into actionable data driving business decisions and forecasting

Pros

Ease of use, price point per user, features, updates, add-ins, fast learning curve

Cons

small complaint about it being heavily leaning towards their 365 platform (cloud based) but local authoring and sharing still possible.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Reviewing Power BI

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall I feel its a great tool for analytics and visualization. Value for money

Pros

Its feature to connect multiple data sources like a csv file, SQL Server database, cloud services like Azure is pretty awesome. Also it has the built in data analytics features with interactive visuals to visualize the data effectively and efficiently

Cons

Power BI is not capable on high data. Like if you need to import high volume data into Power BI then its gets slow and he data is not loaded efficiently.

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Great visualisation tool

Reviewed a month ago

Great visualization and data analytics tool.

Pros

It is a great software to handle large data and create data relation between different data sources

Cons

Cross-platform feature. Currently, you only can run Power BI on windows computers. On Mac you need to use Parallels or Bootcamp to load Power BI

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Microsoft Power BI

Really Nice Visualization Software

Reviewed 2 months ago

Overall product experience is nice

Pros

Flexibility to import data from various data sources

Cons

The desktop app sometimes lags which hampers the efficiency

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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PowerBI

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall, PowerBI appears to be a good product. I look forward to using it more in the future.

Pros

Power BI can create dynamic visual presentations of data that are more powerful than in Excel or Powerpoint.

Cons

There is a steep learning curve with PowerBI to not only populate data but to also visualize the data.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Microsoft Power BI

Better Data Presentation

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

It provides numerous options for visual presentation of data. It is more user friendly if you are thinking of using graphical data, geospatial data and other data formats.

Cons

For first-time users, sometime may be required to get well acquainted.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Power BI Dashboard user

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

Love the visualtion of data, if you are not a data scientist this makes consumption and actioning data easy

Cons

Only as strong as the architect who builds the dashboard

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Google Data Studio

A Great Free Alternative for Smaller Scale Data

Reviewed 3 years ago

Google Data Studio is great for what I use it for. I would not use it - nor recommend it - for large-scale data projects or projects that require large amounts of data processing. But, for basic dashboards and presentations, it works great.

Pros

Google Data Studio is an excellent (and free!) alternative to software like Power BI or Tableau when the datasets you are using are smaller in size and the analysis needed is more presentation-based than behind the scenes number crunching. It's a fast way to put together a visually appealing dashboard without a lot of the 'frills' of the bigger players like Power BI.

Cons

CSV import is limited to 100mb, which has been an issue in some of the datasets I have used (also why I noted Data Studio is for smaller datasets). This is a nit-picky one, but there is no word cloud functionality, which I really wish they would add.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Google Data Studio

Google Data Studio will handle my needs?

Reviewed 3 months ago

I had a big concern that I would no be able to use Microsoft Power BI (budget issue), but in the end of the road Google Data Studion was a good surprise. Good price, everything you need to put a high quality data project running. No issues. In another company for example, it would be my choice.

Pros

Once it's build your data sources, it's easy to build your dashboards even they don't have the best data viz options. It's in the Google tech stack, that makes easy to your team keep running. Would like to have Microsoft Power BI? It was my concerto too! But yes, Google Data Studio will deliver all info you need in a beautiful interface - don't worry. Good price, clear and light interface, access from any device. Your data project will meet the needs.

Cons

Different from Microsoft Power BI for example, you don't have a on screen calculation, easy to work on. Many times you need to create new fields, build cases with calculations to have the field to use on. You need an administrator/builder with more tech skills. But any doubt that I found, I had case or example in the web to search and use. But once it's build the base, it's easy to build dashboards, deploy, upgrade and so one.

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  • Likelihood to recommend4/10

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Google Data Studio

A cheap version of Power BI

Reviewed a year ago

Overall, I would only use it if the company had zero budget for dashboarding applications, and even then, I would possibly consider some code-based alternatives such as Streamlit. Yes, the learning curve would be steeper for new users, but it would absolutely pay off in the long term.

Pros

It is free, has some ready to use connectors to Google products that don't require writing code. That makes it friendly to users who are not as tech savvy.

Cons

Compared to Power BI, it is years behind. It is lacking in many customisation options, such as importing data using a script. It has fewer visualisation options. Joining several datasets is an absolute pain, or outright impossible depending on what you need.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Google Data Studio

Good integration with other google services

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

Integrates very well with Google Analytics. It is also very easy to use and insightful.

Cons

Has limited features in comparison with other BI softwares.

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Google Data Studio

A great way to setup beautiful dashboard that my entire team can view

Reviewed 3 years ago

Decent dashboarding tool that extends beyond our current BI tool.

Pros

It's a great way to create nice looking dashboards based on my Google Analytics website data. I can share the link with my team and they can view results on a recurring basis.

Cons

It can be tricky to navigate and setup the dashboards. There is a learning curve to setup everything just the way you want to see it. Difficult to integrate external data.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Google Data Studio

Excellent Free-to-Use tool for BI

Reviewed 3 years ago

Despite that it's not the best functional BI tool, it really solves a lot of data needs.

Pros

What I most liked about this tool is that it makes so easy and secure to share reports with people in my organization (we have G-Suite accounts). Also, this tool have a perfect integration for reading data from Google Sheets.

Cons

As I said, the Free-to-Use comes at a cost: it lacks a wide variety of functionalities. For example: is not possible to connect to SQL Server databases, lacks support for a wide variety of charts (gauge) and is not possible to modify chart labels.

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  • Likelihood to recommend4/10

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Google Data Studio

Just if you are married with google tools

Reviewed 2 years ago

Well internally if you already have google is a good tool. But if you want to merge it with other tools and other connections I would recommend other kind of BI tool

Pros

If you use and have the suit of google. you can create really quick and easy you dashboards. Also the performance is really good among their connections to Bigquery

Cons

Lack of metrics functionality and aggregations that you need to do from the query side . Also visual customization are really poor for graphs

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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A little clunky to use but improving very rapidly as a BI tool

Reviewed 4 months ago

Overall, despite its challenging user experience, it's still a great tool. The quality of the reports and charts are topnotch. For a free BI tool, it's a good value for our money

Pros

I like that it's basically free and it's easy to create good-looking reports and share them with your colleagues. We're able to basically have another BI tool at our disposal without going through a lengthy procurement and deployment process.

Cons

Connecting a database is quite challenging with Google Data Studio. The error messages are not very helpful at its current state. And sometimes it gives you random errors for no clear reason.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Reviewed 2 years ago

Good

Pros

Make better, faster decisions with the world's #1 operational intelligence platform. Built on Druid, scales to billions of events per day. Instant. Integrated. Accessible. Easy to get started. Types: Instant Analytics, Self-Serve BI, Fast Alerts

Cons

Long process But easy to set up that was the only problems I had

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Google Data Studio is great BI Tool only if you're looking for Free

Reviewed 4 months ago

If you're main motive of this tool is to create Dashboards and visualize the data and don't want to spend anything extra with few marketing channels then this is a Good fit for you as it does everything but like Every Free tools has it own limitation and the One Limitation is that you are bound to make purchase of the connector if you want to capture the data from Marketing Channels other than Google.

Pros

- Easy to use along with Live Updates of the Metrics from multiple marketing channels which makes the only BI tool to do so. There are other Paid Tools available but they don't provide live updates in metrics. - Their Easy to Add Custom Calculated Dimensions & Metrics with easy formulas make it easier to work on for a Newbie

Cons

- Their UI/UX is not that responsive and users faces issues when using Data Studio which sometime leads to unwanted changes in the Reporting. - Free Connectors are only available for Google Products only and if you want to use or capture other channel data you need to make purchase of the Connectors. - You can only make One Sided relationships between multiple data sets which is a major disadvantage.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The best free BI dashboarding tool

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

GDS is free and that is its greatest strength. It connects easily to Google services, and supports a smattering of other data sources. It is easy to use and has some power under the hood that isn't obvious at first blush, especially with recent updates that permit better data aggregation and transformation.

Cons

It is very good for relatively simple dashboards, but if you are looking for larger scale "enterprise" tools or want more flexibility in data management, it's probably not a good fit. Maintenance of dashboards is highly manual and it is nearly impossible to create template reports or duplicate them for other similar data sources.

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Our experience using GDS

Reviewed a year ago

We have a lot of employees, and we cannot give them all payed users of a software to visualize our indicators and processes results. When we test the software for the first time, we cannot imagine all the possibilities for free that we had in front of us. We had a very fast learning curve, and it was only a matter of months before various departments were already implementing their own dashboards. We love that we can edit several people on the same dashboard without problems.

Pros

To have a tool that give to you the opportunity to develop a complete dashboard is amazing, and the fact that that tool is free, is awesome. I really enjoy that GDS is really easy to use, I learn by myself and seeking videos on the internet. It is a very intuitive application, so you might not know anything about data visualization and you could still use it without problem. I really like that the Google apps have very similar edit pages, so if you have ever used Google Forms, you are going to find GDS very familiar.

Cons

I find this software very useful, but there is one thing that I want they to improve, if there is the possibility. The connection with Microsoft Office, for example: Microsoft Excel. If you want to make a dashboard on GDS, you have to pass your data to google sheets, and you lost a lot of features that Excel gives to you. There is a way to do it by using python, but, if you want to preserve the fact that this software is really easy to use, so, it is not a solution to this problem.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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