- Direct connection into SQL databases to connect into Microsoft Dynamics GP and also Microsoft Dynamics 365.
This product is designed to work with a variety of data sources. Including Excel, CSV, XML, Access databases, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, etc. If you have data stored, there is a high chance that Microsoft Power BI will connect to it with little difficulty. Additionally you can connect multiple data sources into one report.
- Access from anywhere
Sharing is caring. This cloud based solution offers access to anyone you permit at any time of the day and from anywhere. It has mobile apps on Apple, Android and Windows devices.
- Easy to comprehend and create data.
Visual charts and graphs make Power BI useful for all users. The charts setup is also drag and drop. Simply select your data and it is there.
- Up to 1GB is free
Typically, free users are extremely limited, and in this case they are limited. However, even with the limitations, users can create dashboards and customized reports. They can still connect to their data and schedule refreshes. The cost of $9.99 the paid version offers additional features and flexibility with the software that is not available for the free version, please see their pricing page for more detailed information of the differences.
- Designed for the non-technical person.
What you normally see with many reporting systems, is that the person creating the reports has to have hours upon hours of training and trial and error to become competent at creating the reports. With Microsoft Power BI, they have created a solution that allows the non-technical person to hit the ground running. Simply install the Power BI Desktop, connect to your data, and start creating.
The pricing in this post is based on the current cost on their website as of 2/6/2017. Pricing is subject to Microsoft and can change. For current information, please review their pricing page.