The pricing of the Business Intelligence on the Cloud (Office365) #PowerBI that we demonstrated a few months ago has now been revealed : http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/powerBI/pricing.aspx.
Only US pricing for now.
With 3 licence models to choose and a price per user, it is fair to say that if you have 1 or 2 “main BI developers” you just need 1-2 licences and all users will be able to see your beautiful BI.
Andrew Brust, founder of Blue Badge Insights (and “Big on Data” blogger on ZDNet), was a bit less bullish on the Power BI pricing.
“The ‘full boat’ package of Power BI + Office ProPlus is $624/user/year, which is almost exactly 25% more than Tableau Online, at $500/year. Even the Standalone package is $480/user/year which is only a little less than Tableau,” Brust said.
On a side note, there are some really cool PowerBI examples taking part of the PowerBI Contestbeing submitted so keep an eye on the line-up (interestingly on Facebook, not Yammer or Office365 site : link here). Last submission was 15/01/14 and final judging : 01/03/14.
check out this short video “Ivonne’s story” or how to show-off some BI in a few minutes and make someone’s day.
By: Carlos De Leon