Why is bipp a compelling Power BI alternative?

bipp’s modern, agile approach to BI helps our customers get insights faster. Unlike legacy platforms like Microsoft’s Power BI, our core belief is that you shouldn’t have to move your data to gain insight from it.

Power BI dominates the BI market, largely thanks to Office 365’s 40 percent market share and more than 200 million monthly active users. But it’s not all plain sailing. Power BI can only be deployed in Azure, limiting a customer’s ability to use services from other cloud providers. Also, if Power BI users need more than basic dashboards, analysts have to learn a complex new language that requires considerable training. And Power BI’s pricing model makes it difficult to scale as your company adds more self-service BI users or needs additional services.

If you want to upgrade your BI approach, here are five reasons why bipp is a compelling Power BI alternative:


bipp’s in-database analytics means there are no slow-moving cubes or extracts, so non-technical users can make real-time decisions based on the latest data instead of waiting days for outdated dashboards. Using ad-hoc reporting, users can explore billions of records in seconds, and get granular, row-level answers.

Unlike bipp, Power BI needs time and resource-consuming data ingestion into its engine for its users to fully unlock critical features.

Data Governance

Both bipp and Power BI use a data modeling language that streamlines SQL and acts as an enterprise-wide single source of truth.

But Power BI requires a desktop client for advanced data modeling, whereas bipp can manage this in the cloud. And if Power BI users need more than basic dashboards, analysts must learn a complex, legacy language called DAX that requires considerable training and technical experience.


bipp was designed from day one to be cloud-agnostic and offers a choice of deployment options. This future-proof, multi-cloud approach means you aren’t locked into a provider and don’t need to move data to gain insight from it.

Power BI limits customers to deploying in Microsoft Azure, which means its customers cannot utilize other public cloud environments, which offer more competitive pricing and alternative services.


Unlike bipp’s robust Git-based version control that tracks every change made on every table and dashboard, PowerQuery only allows tracking changes made on the raw table.

bipp offers version control and rollback, even after a dashboard has gone live or has been pushed to production. This helps users track changes and also jump to any previous version.


bipp believes enterprise-level business intelligence should not come at enterprise prices. While both bipp and Power BI’s pricing model start at $10 per user per month, bipp offers enterprise functionality from the beginning without any Microsoft license requirement. Our always free trial can help you start your BI vendor comparison.