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Power BI in the Magic Quadrant

BY: Collin Quiring

At EPM Strategy we have been making a significant investment in Business Intelligence – particularly in Power BI.  This is a natural extension and need from our clients that need and want Project Information.  One of the capabilities of Power BI that we have really found useful is the ability to tie disparate data sources of information together along with the scheduling information.

As with every organization, and particularly one that consults and contracts with clients about a tool, we like to have our investments validated by third party entities.  The 2017 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms has come out and Microsoft Power BI is in the top right quadrant.

The following is an excerpt from an article comes from Kamal Hathi, the General Manager of Microsoft Power BI.

Today I’m thrilled to share that for the second year in a row, Microsoft has been positioned furthest to the right for completeness of vision within the Leaders quadrant of Gartner’s 2017 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms – the 10th consecutive year Microsoft has been positioned as a leader.


We’re humbled by this recognition for the innovation we’ve delivered with Microsoft Power BI in the past year, including significant growth in both the vision axis and execution axis since the 2016 report. But, more importantly, we’re encouraged by the progress we’ve made as a community in executing against the ambitious goal set when Power BI was made generally available only a short time ago in July 2015: Provide BI to more people than ever before, across all roles and disciplines within organizations.


Power BI is the modern business intelligence solution you can bet on. We will continue to deliver innovation and value with precision and speed. The mantra that drives us is “five minutes to wow” – our relentless focus to enable a user to sign up for Power BI within five seconds and get business value from the service within five minutes. Customers around the world are realizing this vision and capitalizing on the promise of self-service BI by making it a reality at massive scale.



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