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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon QuickSight

Amazon QuickSight is well suited in any organization that is making business decisions based on performance data whether it be Marketing, Sales, Call Center, etc. It is a great tool especially for mature organizations that have a lot of data to work with. Amazon QuickSight may be not as well suited for newer organizations that are just beginning to drive data/performance metrics. The data available becomes more and more valuable to more that you have.
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Power BI For Office 365

If you're already using Office 365, Power BI for O365 is an easy choice. Start playing around with the free version and then easily add individual Pro licenses with little risk. However, if you anticipate using this with many users, it can get expensive quickly.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Amazon QuickSight
8.2
Power BI For Office 365
8.6
Pixel Perfect reports
Amazon QuickSight
10.0
Power BI For Office 365
8.3
Customizable dashboards
Amazon QuickSight
7.5
Power BI For Office 365
8.8
Report Formatting Templates
Amazon QuickSight
7.2
Power BI For Office 365
8.6

Ad-hoc Reporting

Amazon QuickSight
7.5
Power BI For Office 365
8.6
Drill-down analysis
Amazon QuickSight
8.0
Power BI For Office 365
7.8
Formatting capabilities
Amazon QuickSight
7.0
Power BI For Office 365
7.8
Report sharing and collaboration
Amazon QuickSight
7.5
Power BI For Office 365
8.5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Amazon QuickSight
Power BI For Office 365
10.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Amazon QuickSight
5.5
Power BI For Office 365
8.2
Report Versioning
Amazon QuickSight
8.0
Power BI For Office 365
9.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Amazon QuickSight
3.0
Power BI For Office 365
7.6
Publish to Web
Amazon QuickSight
Power BI For Office 365
8.7
Publish to PDF
Amazon QuickSight
Power BI For Office 365
8.5
Delivery to Remote Servers
Amazon QuickSight
Power BI For Office 365
7.2

Data Discovery and Visualization

Amazon QuickSight
8.6
Power BI For Office 365
8.7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Amazon QuickSight
7.2
Power BI For Office 365
9.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Amazon QuickSight
10.0
Power BI For Office 365
8.8
Predictive Analytics
Amazon QuickSight
Power BI For Office 365
8.3

Access Control and Security

Amazon QuickSight
7.0
Power BI For Office 365
9.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
Amazon QuickSight
8.5
Power BI For Office 365
9.2
Role-Based Security Model
Amazon QuickSight
7.7
Power BI For Office 365
9.2
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Amazon QuickSight
7.7
Power BI For Office 365
8.1
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Amazon QuickSight
4.0
Power BI For Office 365
9.2

Mobile Capabilities

Amazon QuickSight
9.6
Power BI For Office 365
7.9
Responsive Design for Web Access
Amazon QuickSight
10.0
Power BI For Office 365
8.2
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Amazon QuickSight
9.3
Power BI For Office 365
7.5
Dedicated iOS Application
Amazon QuickSight
Power BI For Office 365
8.0
Dedicated Android Application
Amazon QuickSight
Power BI For Office 365
8.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Amazon QuickSight
Power BI For Office 365
8.3
REST API
Amazon QuickSight
Power BI For Office 365
6.0
Javascript API
Amazon QuickSight
Power BI For Office 365
9.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Amazon QuickSight
Power BI For Office 365
9.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Amazon QuickSight
Power BI For Office 365
9.0

Pros

Amazon QuickSight

  • Amazon QuickSight is a really easy program to learn how to use.
  • Amazon QuickSight allows our team to customize the data using the various data sets, which makes the available reports incredibly powerful to our organization.
  • Our organization has the ability continually adjust our reports and build new reports as business needs change.
  • Even though our organization has different reports built for different departments, each department can still access and understand reports from across the company.
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Power BI For Office 365

  • Data visualization - it's easy for users to visualize data using many built-in controls.
  • Distributing reports and dashboards and delivering in real time on the web. Reports can be updated in real-time and display updated results automatically to decision makers.
  • Pulling data from diverse data sources. Data can be pulled from a wide variety of databases, even flat-file text.
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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.
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Power BI For Office 365

  • Power BI is not a classic reporting tool, so it can't easily be used for financial reports.
  • It can be quite expensive. Even those just viewing reports need a paid license to consume shared content.
  • Error logging is very unhelpful. When something goes wrong with a dataset, it can be very difficult to see where the problem is.
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Likelihood to Renew

Amazon QuickSight

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Power BI For Office 365

Power BI For Office 365 9.2
Based on 4 answers
If I were a small business owner, I would likely use Power BI for Office 365 for the sheer fact that I would get the Office licensing I need, along with powerful capabilities. As a Microsoft Partner, we continue to see Microsoft invest heavily in the Power BI capabilities, and will continue to implement and support BI solutions around this product, as we believe this is in the best interest of our clients.
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Alternatives Considered

Amazon QuickSight

All of the other reporting platforms my organization has used previously were within our CRM and not a standalone program. In that we were very limited in being able to slice and dice the data the way that we wanted to
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Power BI For Office 365

One main competitor of Power BI is Tableau. Tableau has been around longer than Power BI so it can feel a little more refined in areas, however Power BI is catching up quickly. Tableau can be more expensive than Power BI. If you want more features and more refinement, and don't mind extra cost, then Tableau may be a better choice. But if you want something that's integrated with many things in O365, and are satisfied with fewer bells and whistles, Power BI may be the better option.
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Return on Investment

Amazon QuickSight

No answers on this topic

Power BI For Office 365

  • As a Microsoft Partner implementing Business Intelligence solutions, Power BI has removed the barrier for our clients to begin the "BI journey". So often, projects get hung up in that early phase of procuring and installing/configuring expensive hardware and software. Just simply getting started and designing a beginning solution has allowed our clients to see results in 1-2 weeks using their data that might have taken months to achieve otherwise.
  • One significant ROI example is process improvement. In many cases, individuals or teams are spending days each month gathering data from multiple sources for reporting to their constituents. We are reducing these times to minutes by automating many of the data collection and integration processes that were previously manual.
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Pricing Details

Amazon QuickSight

General

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

Power BI For Office 365

General

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

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