Many organisations recognise the importance of investing in BI and analytics tools to deliver insight into their data. Microsoft Power BI has been ranked as one of the market leaders in Gartner’s recently released Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytic Platforms 2016. For the first time Microsoft has been places furthest in vision with the Leader’s quadrant. Gartner summarises Microsoft as “demonstrating the leading Completeness of Vision” due to their commitment and focus of its BI and analytics leadership team to Power BI.
This year leaders in the BI market must demonstrate that they are focused on both current execution and have a robust roadmap to solidify its position as a future market leaders. According to Gartner, Microsoft’s leadership position was solidified by the strong uptake of Power BI 2. In Gartner’s view, Power BI 2 came with major product improvements, and increase in marketing and sales efforts and a clearer, more visionary product roadmap.
Power BI enables everyone in your organisation to collect, analyse, visualise and publish data and share insight. Power BI provides a 360 degree view for decision makers and business users of the most important metrics and data, in one place, in real time. Power BI is continuously upgraded by Microsoft’s community of engineers, partners and users, which means the tools are continuously get better.
Microsoft claim a strong uptake of Power BI, with 90,000 organisations in 185 countries now using it. Gartner attributes this uptake to:
- Significant product updates and improvements
- Lowering the price of Power BI to £6.20 per user per month, making it one of the lowest priced BI solutions available.