- Excel – one authoring tool for your BI. And a great “Personal BI” solution.
- SharePoint – the best solution for sharing, collaborating, and adding mobility (tablets, smartphones) to your BI. And a great “Group BI” solution.
- SQL Server – rock solid high-performance, high-availability data platform for supporting very large data sets, and providing reporting, analysis, and integration services. And a great “Corporate BI” solution.
As far as BI solutions go, it hardly gets any simpler than that. And in full recognition that it's a big world out there (or is it a Big Data world?) there's plenty of support for non-Microsoft platforms - Oracle, SAP, Hadoop, Hive, etc.:So, arm yourself with the awesome, easy to use tools like PowerPivot and PowerView and Explore, Visualize, and Control: