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Compare Microsoft Power BI vs Tableau Desktop

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comparison of Microsoft Power BI vs. Tableau Desktop
based on data from user reviews. Microsoft Power BI rates 4.2/5 stars with 203 reviews. Tableau Desktop rates 4.4/5 stars with 512 reviews. Each product's score is calculated by real-time data from verified user reviews.

 
POWER BI
FREE
PROFESSIONAL EDITION
$1,999 / per user
 
POWER BI PRO
$9.99 per user
Personal Edition
$999 / per user
 
POWER BI PREMIUM
Capacity Pricing per node
 
Free Trial
Free Trial
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Meets RequirementsSee More
Meets RequirementsSee More
8.5
(Based on 193 reviews)
8.8
(Based on 463 reviews)
Ease of UseSee More
Ease of UseSee More
8.1
(Based on 194 reviews)
8.2
(Based on 468 reviews)
Ease of SetupSee More
Ease of SetupSee More
8.4
(Based on 75 reviews)
8.3
(Based on 184 reviews)
Ease of AdminSee More
Ease of AdminSee More
8.3
(Based on 74 reviews)
8.1
(Based on 176 reviews)
Quality of SupportSee More
Quality of SupportSee More
8.0
(Based on 153 reviews)
8.4
(Based on 371 reviews)
Ease of Doing Business WithSee More
Ease of Doing Business WithSee More
8.3
(Based on 66 reviews)
8.6
(Based on 163 reviews)
Product Direction (% positive)See More
Product Direction (% positive)See More
8.7
(Based on 192 reviews)
8.8
(Based on 464 reviews)
Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
25.5%
16.0%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
37.5%
33.7%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
37.0%
50.3%
 
Information Technology and Services
12.5%
Higher Education
11.4%
 
Computer Software
8.4%
Information Technology and Services
10.1%
 
Hospital & Health Care
4.5%
Marketing and Advertising
6.2%
 
Marketing and Advertising
4.2%
Hospital & Health Care
6.2%
 
Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
3.8%
Internet
5.8%
 
Other
66.6%
Other
60.3%
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
G2 Crowd User in Marketing and Advertising

Visualizations. They're absolutely fantastic. Importing data is incredibly easy and it's much more powerful than excel or many SQL based visualization tools.

Jeff B.
User in Retail

Tableau enables users the ability build data visualizations in the matter of minutes without requiring technical report development knowledge. In my opinion, the top 5 best qualities: 1. Drag and drop functionality is easy for any user to...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
Michael R.
Internal Consultant in Computer Software

As with any data visualization tool, the quality of data must be attended to prior to exposing it to Power BI. My data was in Excel - 1M rows, about 90 columns, obviously normalized. The data upload failed a couple of times (non-descriptive error was...

Kimiko T.
User in Real Estate

Needs an updated UI and better data connection process

 
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