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Microsoft’s Business Intelligence and Analytics platforms land in Gartner’s Leaders quadrant

Microsoft today announced that their Business Intelligence and Analytics platforms have landed the company in Gartner’s Leaders quadrant. According to the announcement, this is the 10th consecutive year Microsoft has been positioned as a leader, and the second year in a row Microsoft has been positioned furthest to the right for completeness of vision within the Leaders quadrant.

Gartner's Leaders quadrant.

The company is “humbled” by the recognition, and notes that it is mainly in part due to the innovation they have delivered with Microsoft Power BI in the past year, “including significant growth in both the vision axis and execution axis since the 2016 report.” Microsoft is also encouraged by the progress they made as a community, and notes that Power BI is now available to more people than ever before. Additionally, the business analytics service delivered significant growth in both the vision axis and education axis in the last year:

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

Last but not least, Microsoft notes that constant innovation is at the center of Microsoft’s approach to Power BI. For instance, the company has announced both SharePoint integration and Conversational BI on Power BI mobile apps (iOS). Fans of the cloud-based business intelligence technology are also urged to head to Seattle this June for the second annual Microsoft Data Insights Summit, where they can attend sessions and network with fellow data enthusiasts.

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