Referring to Power BI as a ‘a killer BI platform’, the report recommends that ‘organisationsconsider Power BI as theirmain enterprise BI platform before looking elsewhere’.
Benchmarked against leading competitors, the report states:
‘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 – augmented BI (AutoML and conversational UI), including text and image analytics; platform extensibility and customization; architecture; big data features; GUI (with NLQ, NLG, and Q&A, a chatbot-like feature); mobile delivery; and multiple deployment options. Microsoft even invested in a Power BI enterprise reporting feature – a modern alternative to the legacy SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS).
Organisations should consider Power BI as their main enterprise BI platform before looking elsewhere, especially those that use Office 365.’
The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise BI Platforms (Vendor-Managed), Q3 2019