Customers See an Average 244% ROI after Migration

Tableau to Power BI Migration

Reporting and Analytics are critical in the modern workplace. Learn how we can save you thousands in hosting and license costs by helping you migrate from Tableau to Power BI — in as little as one week with our unique Tableau Migration process. Consolidate your Microsoft licenses and get faster reporting.

Why Migrate from Tableau to Power BI

Tableau has become more cost-prohibitive and proprietary while introducing a more complex licensing structure and a non-industry standard format for creating enterprise reporting. These factors, along with the acquisition by Salesforce, have led many customers to seek reporting in an alternative fashion. Power BI is an industry leader and an enterprise choice by 90% of Fortune 500 companies. Take a look at the benefits that you will gain by switching:

Power BI does not rely on complex proprietary technology like Tableau’s VizQL™ but uses natural language query, industry-standard DAX, R, and M. Meaning, you have greater flexibility and customization and can easily create organization-specific visualizations. Power BI also is responsive out of the box, meaning for users on the go, their dashboards, reports, and data are available on mobile in a simple and intuitive format. This means less report development time and more connectivity to your data systems.

Unlike Tableau, Microsoft makes Power BI pricing simple. Power BI Pro is $10 per user per month. Power BI Premium is $20 per user. If you need to view reports, it’s free. There are no addons, no fees for data connections, no contracts, no additional fees. Simple, cost-effective, and clean like your reporting should be. 

Integration with any data source, anywhere, at any time. (With no additional costs) Microsoft Power BI has the most extensive data set and integration connection points of any leading BI tool. From on-premise to cloud to things like access and excel. Power BI can connect to it all and scale from 10 rows to 1 Trillion rows with ease and the speed and power of Azure behind it, which means if you have large enterprise data sets, you don’t need to worry about performance and scalability.

At any given time, there are over 15,000 Power BI community users online and active to help answer questions, support, or troubleshoot issues with you. From simple design to massive dataset and data warehouse architecture. The Power BI community is rich with experience and knowledge. While we love helping questions, we love having a community that supports its users.

Interactive Power BI Reporting
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How to Migrate Tableau Reports to Power BI

Our team has built out a refined process for transitioning customers off Tableau and onto Power BI. Most customers already have access to Power BI via their Microsoft subscriptions and don’t even know it. This allows customers to cut costs and migrate sooner with less downtime. Our team will work with you to map out the reports, datasets, and integrations that you need to transition to Power BI. We have purpose-built processes that help you migrate large quantities of Tableau reports over to Power BI in days and for enterprise customers weeks, not months. So how does it work? Take a look below:

  • DCG works with your team to design a simple migration path for your existing reports.
  • We use our Tableau Migration Process to migrate your reports into Power BI
  • We work with your team to verify and refine the migrated reports
  • We train your team on how to create reports and take them through the learning paths
  • You save thousands over the course of three years and have a better reporting platform
Our deep experience in business intelligence and analytics allows us to know exactly what organizations need. We have distilled this knowledge down into a simple, fast, and cost-effective program that we use for any Tableau migration to Power BI. Call one of our specialists.  

Understand your data faster, with better integrations and more interactivity all while being 85% less expensive per user across your organization.

Compare a Basic Tableau Dashboard with an Interactive Power BI Dashboard

244% ROI and a 5 Month Payback - Really?

We took a sample of our Tableau customers and averaged them out. We found the typical Tableau customer we work with has about 15 users, a mix of 3 Tableau Creators, 2 Tableau explorers, and 10 Tableau viewers. We ran these calculations, along with our mix of proprietary factors and calculations, and found that switching from Tableau to Power BI gave customers more flexibility, lower TCO, and an average break-even point of 5 months (excluding services) 244% ROI over 3 years.

Even Forrester has recognized Microsoft as a BI and data analytics platform leader in the business intelligence space. With Tableau as the weakest of all the leaders in the space. You can read the Forrester report and TEI (Total Economic Impact) here.

What makes Power BI Licensing so much better? - SIMPLICITY

Now for the Complex - Tableau

Tableau starts at $70 per user per month. That’s thousands of dollars more than the price of Power BI. You can see how quickly the costs can add up with Tableau, especially when you start tacking on Tableau’s add-ons such as data management at $5.50 per user or the Einstein Discovery tool from Salesforce at another $25.00 per user. This can create a license that costs more than the Enterprise Version of Dynamics 365 ($95), and that is a CRM platform. You can see how this adds up to thousands of dollars in spend or even a small organization. Contrast this with the Microsoft Power BI pricing, which at most is $20 per user for 99% of all cloud customers. You can see how this would greatly impact your TCO (total cost of ownership) over the course of your usage. Finally, Tableau makes users pay $15 to view reports. Microsoft Power BI is FREE to view and even create. You only need to license Power BI when you publish. Meaning users can build, test, plan and execute reporting without costing the company. 

Calculate Your Organization's ROI and TCO of a Tableau Migration to Power BI

All my experience is with Tableau - Easily Learn Power BI

If you come from the Tableau world, you are a skilled reports builder; Power BI can seem like a complex thing to learn. However, it’s not. The Power BI for Tableau users learning path enables you to leverage your existing skills-building Tableau reports to create, extend and publish data-driven reports, dashboards, and datasets in Power BI. You’ll learn the skills, and when you’re ready, we can help you.
 
  • Introduction to Power BI
  • Terminology Differences & Calculations Functions
  • Building Visualizations and Performance Analysis
  • Using DAX and Data Structure Modeling 
  • Gaining Insights with AI Visuals

Tableau to Power BI Migration ROI

How did we calculate this ROI? We took a sample of our current and former Tableau customers and averaged them out. We found the typical Tableau customer we work with has about 15 users, a mix of 3 Tableau Creators, 2 Tableau explorers, and 10 Tableau viewers. We ran these calculations, along with our mix of proprietary factors and calculations, and found that switching from Tableau to Power BI gave customers more flexibility, lower TCO, and an average break-even point of 5 months (excluding services) an overall 244% ROI over 3 years.

By selecting Power BI Pro, you can expect a net benefit of:

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Payback is the time it takes for the cumulative benefits to equal the initial cash output.

Total vendor consolidation savings: US$ 10,584

Total savings in replacing current solutions with Microsoft

Total cost avoidance: US$ 16,000

3-year total ROI

Total benefits minus total cost

244%

Power BI Pro Benefits

Tableau License Cost Consolidation

$15,984 USD

IT Administration and Deployment

$5,000 USD

Automation and Process Improvements

$10,000 USD

Power BI Pro Costs

Power BI Pro Cost

$9,000 USD

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