Esteban Torres/August 13, 2019 /Power Platform/Power BI/ 3 min read

Power BI: Exceeding Everyone’s Expectations

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Microsoft Power BI has scored the highest position and has been placed as a Business Intelligence (BI) leader by The Forrester Wave.

This past July 29, 2019, The Forrester Wave released their Enterprise BI Platforms (Vendor-Managed) Q3 2019, where they compared and evaluated 14 significant business intelligence platforms available in the current market. In this blog, I will show you the evaluation criteria and how Power BI scored at the top of the charts.

The Forrester Wave selected 19 of the most relevant features a BI must provide and decided to compress them into three categories:

Current Offering

The following companies started to use Dynamics 365 for Finance and Supply Chain Management after utilizing a legacy system that could not meet their current nor future needs. They admit that their revenue improved after using the ERP. These are the results gathered in the Forrester report:

  • Augmented BI, the improvement, and latest updates of the system.
  • App building/customization, the ability to adapt and provide personalized features.
  • Architecture, the BI’s design, and how easy it is to use.
  • Big data, the high volume of information that can handle.
  • Data prep, the act of easily manipulating big data.
  • Deployment options, the activities, and procedures that make in order to run.
  • GUI (Graphical User Interface), the accuracy and understandability of the generated graphics.
  • Mobile: Performance in other devices.
  • Security: the security of a public cloud that does not compromise control.
  • Systems of insight, predictions, and general intelligence of the system.

This part represented 50% of the final score. Microsoft Power BI got the highest average score: 4.60, proving that its platform excels in every aspect and provides all the necessary features in an easy, familiar way.


This category gathered information from each vendor and valued the general commercial strategic performance of every BI platform based on its history: Commercial model, delivery model, execution road map, innovation road map, partner ecosystem, past performance, product vision, and supporting products and services.

Microsoft, tied with Oracle, scored an average of 4.50. This part of the test also represented 50% of the final score. Leaving Microsoft with a total score of 4.55 and putting Power BI immediately at the top of the competition.

Market Presence

This category did not influence any of the scores above, yet it represented the position every BI platform has in the BI market based on revenue. Microsoft Power BI has a 5.00 score in this evaluation, letting us know that its presence is very substantial inside the market and that many companies had put their trust in it.

“You no longer need to be shy about using Microsoft Power BI; it’s a killer BI platform.”

Those were the words The Forrester Wave used after placing Power BI on the top of the leader’s chart. They recognize it as a first-class citizen among other large BI platforms. Addressing it as leapfrogging due to the impressive high jump it took over the competition in relation to the previous report.

Power BI exceeded The Forrester Wave’s expectations, and we hope it might outdo yours as well by integrating it into Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Supply Chain Management.

Pangea Consultants is committed to integrating your business into Microsoft certificated systems and solutions seamlessly. Our team of knowledgeable consultants will assist you through your business operations.

Thank you.


I hope this blog has provided helpful information about The Forrester Wave report and Power BI’s outstanding capabilities.

Esteban Torres
D365 F&O Associate Consultant

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