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Score 7.4 out of 100

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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon QuickSight

I'm likely to recommend it because it would become so native if other cloud services are based on AWS infrastructure, like our current setup. It is very seamlessly integrated with other services to feed in data for the visualization. In addition, supporting a reasonably large number of users concurrently is not an issue and should be able to scale horizontally as needed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

Power BI is great for reporting of any type. The dashboards I create for my executive team are crisp and easy to understand. I often get complements on it, and suggestions on what other reports or data could benefit from Power BI. Power BI is still dependent on data sources, so if my data source connections break, then the report is no good. This isn't something that you can create and forget. It needs eyes on it to ensure the data is correct
Richard Crane | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Amazon QuickSight
5.7
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
Amazon QuickSight
6.1
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Customizable dashboards
Amazon QuickSight
5.3
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Report Formatting Templates
Amazon QuickSight
5.7
Microsoft Power BI
8.4

Ad-hoc Reporting

Amazon QuickSight
5.7
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Drill-down analysis
Amazon QuickSight
6.2
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Formatting capabilities
Amazon QuickSight
5.5
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Amazon QuickSight
4.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Report sharing and collaboration
Amazon QuickSight
6.9
Microsoft Power BI
8.7

Report Output and Scheduling

Amazon QuickSight
5.5
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Publish to Web
Amazon QuickSight
6.0
Microsoft Power BI
9.0
Publish to PDF
Amazon QuickSight
5.5
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Report Versioning
Amazon QuickSight
5.1
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
Amazon QuickSight
5.5
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Delivery to Remote Servers
Amazon QuickSight
5.1
Microsoft Power BI
8.2

Data Discovery and Visualization

Amazon QuickSight
5.6
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Amazon QuickSight
6.5
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Amazon QuickSight
7.1
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Predictive Analytics
Amazon QuickSight
3.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.0

Access Control and Security

Amazon QuickSight
7.2
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
Amazon QuickSight
7.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Role-Based Security Model
Amazon QuickSight
7.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Amazon QuickSight
7.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Amazon QuickSight
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.9

Mobile Capabilities

Amazon QuickSight
4.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Responsive Design for Web Access
Amazon QuickSight
4.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Dedicated iOS Application
Amazon QuickSight
3.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Dedicated Android Application
Amazon QuickSight
3.5
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Amazon QuickSight
5.3
Microsoft Power BI
8.3

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Amazon QuickSight
4.6
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
REST API
Amazon QuickSight
5.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Javascript API
Amazon QuickSight
5.1
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
iFrames
Amazon QuickSight
4.6
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Java API
Amazon QuickSight
5.0
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Amazon QuickSight
4.5
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Amazon QuickSight
3.5
Microsoft Power BI
8.3

Pros

Amazon QuickSight

  • Lightweight and serverless BI tool that can be used for niche dashboards.
  • Its integration into other AWS Services is one of its most appealing features.
  • The low monthly cost is another benefit.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

  • Engaging dashboard displays with drag and drop modules to convey data in a meaningful ways.
  • Familiar Microsoft "Ribbon" type interface that creates an integral feel with the rest of the Microsoft suite of products.
  • Built-in mobile optimization window and associated Mobile applications that allow viewing from any location connected to the server.
Rick Botha | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon QuickSight

  • One of the primary challenges I've had with Amazon QuickSight so far is that some of the reports I want to build use data from different data sets. Instead of being able to put all of the information I want to see into one report.
  • Some of our Amazon QuickSight reports only update every 24 hours. It would be great to see that data in real-time.
  • I would remove the various time zones from Amazon QuickSight and only use the time zone we are in.
Megan Sullivan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

  • It is such a powerful system that it can come across as intimidating for some without some Excel knowledge
  • I'm not a database analyst or administrator, so calling the data in can be difficult (not necessary the fault of the software, but something that could be difficult for teams without someone with database knowledge)
  • It can come across as confusing, when there is both a local Power BI and online Power BI components. They don't necessarily do the same functions. You'll definitely want to know how to use the online version as this is how you'll publish and share the results of your findings, but the local one has a lot of capabilities that don't appear to be directly available in the online version (and if so, it's not immediately apparent).
Steffany Winkelmann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I find it helpful and easy to use
jim paroly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 9.0
Based on 3 answers
PBI is very easy to use because of its similarity with power pivot and excel. DAX is the basic foundation language to be mastered to quickly build reports. Custom measures have been introduce to write instant DAX functions (But doesnt work all the time and need a understanding of DAX to debug). Easy to chart multiple charts and also third party charts
Rohit Acharya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon QuickSight

In our case, we are storing our large amount of data in the cloud so using QuickSight adds up to the performance of the reporting. We are using it as a secondary reporting tool so that a business user can generate their own report. We are using Tableau as our primary reporting tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI as I said earlier is unfortunate in relation to the panels but compared to Tableau.Although Microsoft Power BI has a general interface easier to understand in my company because we already have a signature with the package Office 365 that the integration of the same is excellent.
Gabriel Oliveira | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon QuickSight

No answers on this topic

Microsoft Power BI

  • I'm using the free version, so the only investment was the time spent to learn how to use the product (which as an Excel user, was very short).
  • I use Excel to store every single bit of information about all the projects I do, and being able to see them visualized helped me see some redundant steps I was taking.
  • No negative impact at all for me.
jim paroly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon QuickSight

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Microsoft Power BI

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon QuickSight
7.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon QuickSight
Microsoft Power BI
10.0

Usability

Amazon QuickSight
Microsoft Power BI
9.0

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