Four years after its general availability, Microsoft Power BI has now emerged as a dominant BI platform for the enterprise. In the recent Forrester Wave report for Enterprise BI Platforms (Vendor-Managed), Q3 2019, Microsoft Power BI was recognized as a leader. Power BI also scored the highest score in both strategy and market presence.
Some key points about Power BI mentioned in Forrester report:
- You no longer need to be shy about using Microsoft Power BI; it’s a killer BI platform. The days of Microsoft BI as a second-class citizen among large enterprise BI platforms have come and gone. Power BI leapfrogged the competition since Forrester’s last evaluation and addressed most of the functionality modern enterprise BI platforms must have. It includes all of the hundreds of capabilities evaluated here.
- Organizations should consider Power BI as their main enterprise BI platform before looking elsewhere, especially those that use Office 365.
- Reference customers ranked Power BI just under “exceeds expectations” overall and “exceeds expectations” for augmented BI, extensibility and customization, technical architecture, data preparation, GUI, and stability.
To learn more about enterprise BI platforms, you can download the report The Forrester Wave: Enterprise BI Platforms (Vendor-Managed), Q3 2019 here. Recently, Salesforce acquired Tableau to take on Microsoft Power BI in the BI market. It will be interesting to see the competition between Tableau and PowerBI in the coming years.