Compare MicroStrategy vs Power BI

See this comparison of MicroStrategy vs. Microsoft Power BI based on data from user reviews. MicroStrategy rates 4.0/5 stars with 212 reviews. Microsoft Power BI rates 4.2/5 stars with 173 reviews. Each product's score is calculated by real-time data from verified user reviews.

 
Mobile
$600 per named user
POWER BI
FREE
 
Desktop
FREE
POWER BI PRO
$9.99 per user
 
Architect
$5,000 per named user
POWER BI PREMIUM
Capacity Pricing per node
 
Web
$600 per named user
 
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Meets RequirementsSee More
8.4
(Based on 198 reviews)
8.5
(Based on 167 reviews)
Ease of UseSee More
Ease of UseSee More
7.4
(Based on 198 reviews)
8.0
(Based on 167 reviews)
Ease of SetupSee More
Ease of SetupSee More
6.8
(Based on 145 reviews)
8.3
(Based on 66 reviews)
Ease of AdminSee More
Ease of AdminSee More
7.3
(Based on 144 reviews)
8.2
(Based on 66 reviews)
Quality of SupportSee More
Quality of SupportSee More
7.3
(Based on 180 reviews)
7.9
(Based on 131 reviews)
Ease of Doing Business WithSee More
Ease of Doing Business WithSee More
7.6
(Based on 142 reviews)
8.3
(Based on 58 reviews)
Product Direction (% positive)See More
Product Direction (% positive)See More
7.3
(Based on 198 reviews)
8.7
(Based on 165 reviews)
Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
9.7%
25.3%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
29.5%
36.5%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
60.9%
38.2%
 
Information Technology and Services
14.9%
Information Technology and Services
15.1%
 
Computer Software
9.8%
Computer Software
7.3%
 
Retail
8.1%
Hospital & Health Care
4.9%
 
Financial Services
8.1%
Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
4.5%
 
Hospital & Health Care
4.3%
Non-Profit Organization Management
4.5%
 
Other
54.9%
Other
63.7%
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
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Sathish Rao K.
Consultant in Staffing and Recruiting

Product Architecture - one of the most consistent (across versions) and scalable products in the market. Mobile - On the forefront of BI design and development on the mobile platform. Awesome Query Engine - Under the hoods, the query engine is to die for....

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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jonathon F.
User in Retail

As an analyst I like to dig into the data, so what I think this tool is missing is the ability to do quick data dives that SQL would allow. Additionally a lack of scientific data visualizations (although I hear this will be coming soon) are another missing...

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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...

 
 

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