Choosing the Right Microsoft BI Reporting Tool for your reports

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Choosing the Right Microsoft BI Reporting Tool for your reports

  1. 1. Microsoft BI Reporting Tools Parikshit Savjani Premier Field Engineer, Microsoft
  2. 2. Agenda • Understand the Microsoft BI Reporting Tools • Choose the right Reporting Tools for your BI Solution 2
  3. 3. Microsoft BI Stack 3
  4. 4. Excel Dashboards Power View Microsoft BI Stack Microsoft BI Reporting Tools Performance Point Dashboards Oracle/Te radata/Od ata SQL Database Cube SQL Reporting Services Cube Tabular Cube PowerPivot 4
  5. 5. PPS Scorecards & Dashboard Interactivity Great Reporting Tool for Analytics but doesn’t provide Self Service BI Scorecards & Dashboards allows Drilldown and Drill Through capabilities Allow the Users to performs Ad-hoc Reporting & Analytics Visualization Limited Visualization & Charts available as compared to other tools Self Service BI Users may not be able to develop Dashboards by themselves. Export to Excel Export to Excel is possible but data should be restricted to 10,000 rows. Email Subscriptions Users may not be able to receive the report via email subscriptions. 5
  6. 6. SQL Reporting Services Interactivity SSRS Dashboards allows Drilldown but Drillthrough Capabilities are limited SSRS is primarily useful for Static Reports with limited interactivity & adhoc capabilities Visualization Rich Set of Visualization available viz Maps, Gauge, Sparklines etc Great Reporting Tool for Static Reports (for e.g Self Service BI Payslips,SQL Perf Users may not be able to develop Dashboards by themselves. Dashboards) but may not be useful for Analytics & Export to Excel Self Service BI Export to Excel is possible Email Subscriptions Users can create email subscriptions to have the reports delivered to their mailbox 6
  7. 7. Power view Interactivity Power view Dashboard allows dynamic slicing which makes it highly interactive tool for analytics and Dashboarding Preferred Tool for Ad hoc Reporting Visualization Rich Set of Visualization available viz Maps, Scatter Plotter Graph, Cards, Tiles etc Self Service BI Users should be able to develop Dashboards. Export to Excel Export to Excel is not possible Great Reporting Tool for Self Service BI, Analytics but doesn’t support export to Excel & Email Subscriptions Email Subscriptions Users may not be able to create email subscriptions to have the reports delivered to their mailbox 7
  8. 8. Excel Dashboard Interactivity Excel Dashboard in Sharepoint via Excel Services provide limited interactivity with no Drill through Action support Excel Dashboard download supports Drilltrhough Visualization Rich Set of Visualization available viz Maps, Scatter Plotter Graph, Cards, Tiles etc Self Service BI Users should be able to develop Dashboards. Export to Excel Export to Excel is possible Great Reporting Tool for Self Service BI, Analytics, Excel Users but has limited interactivity Email Subscriptions Users may not be able to create email subscriptions to have the reports delivered to their mailbox 8
  9. 9. Decision Matrix PPS Interactivity Visualizatio n Self Service BI Export to Excel Email Subscriptio ns SSRS PowerView Good Minimal Highly Interactive Limited Difficult Rich Difficult Possible (limited to 10K rows) Not Available Possible Available Excel Dashboards Moderate Rich Easy Not Possible Not Available Moderate Easy Possible Not Available
  10. 10. Choosing the Right Reporting Tool • SharePoint BI allows and supports all the BI Reporting tools viz PPS, SSRS, Power view, Excel. • Based on the Business requirements for each dashboard we can choose the most appropriate Reporting Tools 10
  11. 11. Contact Parikshit Savjani Premier Field Engineer pariks@Microsoft.com http://www.sqlserverfaq.net © 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and other product names are or may be registered trademarks and/or trademarks in the U.S. and/or other countries. The information herein is for informational purposes only and represents the current view of Microsoft Corporation as of the date of this presentation. Because Microsoft must respond to changing market conditions, it should not be interpreted to be a commitment on the part of Microsoft, and Microsoft cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information provided after the date of this presentation. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS PRESENTATION

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