Microsoft Power BI vs Tableau

Power BI Tableau Cost Power BI Pro: $9.99/monthPower BI Premium: $4,995/month Tableau Creator: $70/month Desktop Yes, Free Yes, Free for Students Cloud Yes, Power BI Pro Yes, Tableau Online On-Premises Yes, Power BI Premium Yes, Tableau Server Embedded Yes, Power BI Embedded Yes, Tableau Embedded Analytics

BI – Business Intelligence

Business intelligence, or BI, is a decision support system. Its aim is to help make business decisions, strategic as well as operational/tactical. Business intelligence is viewed differently by the two groups that use it—business and IT. While IT usually views it as a tool, business views it as information. Concepts and methods to improve business... » read more

Good BI Dashboard Design

1. The 5 Second Rule Your dashboard should provide the relevant information in about 5 seconds. Your dashboard should be able to answer your most frequently asked business questions at a glance. This means that if you’re scanning for the information for minutes, this could indicate a problem with your dashboard’s visual layout. When designing... » read more

BI Scorecards

Whereas a dashboard informs users what they are doing, a scorecard tells them how well they are doing. In other words, a dashboard records performance while a scorecard charts progress. In short, a dashboard is a performance monitoring system, whereas a scorecard is a performance management system. Scorecards offer organizations a snapshot of their current performance when compared to their goals. They are useful tools... » read more

BI Dashboards

A dashboard is a visual display of the most important information needed to achieve one or more objectives that has been consolidated on a single computer screen so it can be monitored at a glance. Dashboards often provide at-a-glance views of key performance indicators relevant to a particular objective or business process.  A dashboard’s objective... » read more

Tableau Products

Tableau Desktop Stand-alone. Called “the gold standard” in visual analytics, Tableau Desktop upended the business intelligence industry and ushered in a new paradigm of self-service insight. Tableau Prep Builder: Prepare your data for analysis Confidently combine, shape, and clean your data with Tableau Prep Builder. Tableau Prep empowers more people to get to analysis faster by... » read more


Sisense’s BI software makes it easy to instantly reveal business insights from complex data – any data source, any size. Sources:

PowerApps Community Plan Get a free environment for individual use Learn and develop your PowerApps and Microsoft Flow skills Explore and create in a full-featured environment for development Build apps on a single, extensible view of your data with the Common Data Service What’s included? You get a free environment for individual use with functionality including premium... » read more

Microsoft Power Platform

Power BI Power BI is a business analytics service provided by Microsoft. It provides interactive visualizations with self-service business intelligence capabilities, where end users can create reports and dashboards by themselves, without having to depend on information technology staff or database administrators. Wikipedia Make sense of your data through interactive, real-time dashboards. PowerApps Build apps... » read more


Tableau is business intelligence software that helps people see and understand their data.