Microsoft Power BI VS Tableau VS Qlikview

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI offers one of the lowest per-user pricing options for companies looking for cloud-based, business intelligence (BI) applications. Companies that choose Microsoft Power BI do so because of its low total cost of ownership (TCO), ease of use, and availability of qualifying features.

Microsoft is very focused on being the leader in analytics and BI from a TCO standpoint. Companies interested in licensing and using Microsoft Power BI can access the platform for a very low investment per user per month.

In conjunction with other Microsoft offerings, including Azure, SQL Server Analysis, real-time data streaming, and R-Analytics, Power BI provides a wide range of analytics.

If your company already has reporting portals or applications, you can incorporate Power BI reports and dashboards and have a unified experience. Power BI also allows you to unify all of your organization's data whether it is in the cloud or on-premises.


The company is investing heavily in advanced data analysis, clustering, segmentation, and more powerful analysis functions. The user-friendly interface allows non-technical users to quickly and easily create custom dashboards to provide detailed information on a wide range of data filtering. Tableau can connect to almost any data repository, ranging from MS Excel to Hadoop clusters.

Often, potential users wonder what the difference is between Tableau Desktop, Tableau Online and Tableau Server. Simply put, Desktop is used to create and format reports/charts and publish them to a dashboard. The server shares the dashboards. Tableau Online is the cloud-based BI solution.


The two most popular applications are QlikView and Qlik Sense. Both applications are often used in core business areas, including sales, marketing, operations, services, and the most common areas of analysis use in organizations, accounting and finance.

QlikView has a reputation for having a longer learning curve. QlikView's wide range of BI tools can be learned using its online learning tutorials. The product comes with numerous tutorials, how-to guides, and other self-help resources.

Tableau vs QlikView

Qlik and Tableau are well-matched in all aspects of analytics and BI, with Tableau having the advantage in platform integration and ease of use and visual appeal. For companies that rely on a wide variety of data integration points, Qlik has an advantage given the depth and breadth of its options in this area.

Power BI vs Tableau

Tableau excels at providing a range of highly interactive and intuitive visualization tools and dashboard options that capitalize on a strong base of data connectors that the company has built up over the past two years. Microsoft's leadership position in infrastructure components, including administration, security and architecture, is understandable given that Microsoft Power BI is offered on the Azure platform and Suite in the Office 365 family.

Power BI vs QlikView

Microsoft Power BI has larger platform workflow integrations, more advanced platform support for Cloud BI due to its depth of experience in Azure, and has an easy-to-use interface. Because of these three factors, Microsoft Power BI is superior to Qlik. With a basic competitive strength in usability and application design, Qlik needs to build its platform strategy while strengthening its SmartData Discovery and Embedded Advanced Analytics feature sets.


Power BI, Tableau and QlikView are solid Business Intelligence tools. If you are connecting to existing internal databases, data warehouses, and other data sources are critical to your operations you should individually analyze these solutions against these requirements and configurations.

If visualizations are your primary focus, Tableau is a good choice. The company and product are consistently rated as excellent in intelligence visualizations, and there is constant investment in advanced data analysis, clustering, segmentation, and more powerful analysis functions.

QlikView is highly adaptable and provides deep and wide-ranging analysis. It also provides integration with Deltek products, so whether you use Deltek for time and expense reporting or value-added management (EVM), QlikView is a natural choice. Overall, QlikView also continues to have one of the highest customer satisfaction ratings in the industry.

Microsoft's Power BI is the most cost-effective and connects seamlessly with MS Office. According to Gartner, it is the most important tool of the third generation of BI(End-User BI). It's a solid choice if you need quick access to specific analysis or intensive reporting(and have staff skilled in MS-based data queries). Microsoft Power BI is the only one of these three data analysis and visualization applications that has extensive data-related R integrations, ensuring the scalability of these specific applications for larger projects.

After a deep analysis of the existing tools in the market, Power BI was the solution that UNIDAX considered the most complete, and it is part of our portfolio of solutions to offer to our clients.