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Score 5.4 out of 101

Microsoft Power BI

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Score 8.2 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

App Annie

App Annie is well-suited if the main source of your revenue is through ad networks, you perform a lot of Facebook and Apple Search Ads, and you are in multiple countries' app stores. App Annie is well-suited, too, if you are looking for a free app tool to pull in app store keyword data, and compare across other ASO tools. Apart from that, if you are not looking to pay for an App Store tool, then App Annie is not the solution for you.
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Microsoft Power BI

This is probably my favorite BI platform I have used to date. It feels a bit younger though, missing some features other platforms have. However, it makes up for this with its low price point for small businesses and great feature set that allows easy elimination of bugs and errors in your dashboards through to the ability to layer visuals on top of each other to get around things like limited numbers of Axis in certain visuals.There are a few things you have to tweak constantly, tucked away in dropdown menus, that could be much more intuitive actions by clicking on components in visuals, like changing a title, axis name, etc. But the foundations are solid.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Pixel Perfect reports
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Customizable dashboards
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Report Formatting Templates
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
8.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Drill-down analysis
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Formatting capabilities
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Report sharing and collaboration
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
8.3

Report Output and Scheduling

App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Publish to Web
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Publish to PDF
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Report Versioning
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Report Delivery Scheduling
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Delivery to Remote Servers
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
7.7

Data Discovery and Visualization

App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Predictive Analytics
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
7.7

Access Control and Security

App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Multi-User Support (named login)
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Role-Based Security Model
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
7.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Single Sign-On (SSO)
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
8.6

Mobile Capabilities

App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Responsive Design for Web Access
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Dedicated iOS Application
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Dedicated Android Application
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
8.1

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
7.6
REST API
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Javascript API
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
iFrames
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
7.4
Java API
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
7.1
Themeable User Interface (UI)
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
7.7
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
7.6

Pros

App Annie

  • The visuals in the platform are easy to read and understand and make it simple to understand the data you are looking at.
  • I find that the data in App Annie is very reliable in terms of the number of downloads we see on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
  • It gives me the ability to integrate the data here with other analytics and provide viewers and consumers good solid information on our performance.
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Microsoft Power BI

  • Quick and easy dashboard deployment
  • Easy integration to existing system (both API and raw data imports were used)
  • Mobile platform (tablets) support
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Cons

App Annie

  • App Annie is extremely limited if you are on the free plan. While you can garner some golden nuggets from the free plan, it's extremely difficult to make needle moving decisions based on the free data. It would be great if App Annie would disclose pricing on their website, plus have a non-free/enterprise plan were you could pick and choose features they offer.
  • After nearly considering a paid plan with App Annie, I decided not to purchase because of the broken trust that stemmed from their sales team. I often got cold-calls from their reps - even when I never contacted them for a sales member to call me. I was bombarded for about 2 weeks straight with phone calls and hard-core sales emails with just asking to talk, no questions or personalization. This cold, unwanted and unwelcome outreach solidified my decision not to purchase.
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Microsoft Power BI

  • Does not allow for parameters to be passed to the system as part of a user interaction.
  • Cannot share data to our shareholders that are outside of our domain.
  • Is not yet a complete solution. Still using other reporting tools in addition.
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Likelihood to Renew

App Annie

App Annie 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Well the fact that the freemium features are all that I need right now, I will most definitely continue to use it on a daily basis. I might upgrade to the pro version in the future if I need more data than what I am getting now. But for now it works great for what I need.
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Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I find it helpful and easy to use
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Usability

App Annie

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 8.9
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
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Alternatives Considered

App Annie

When comparing the free versions of App Annie and AppFollow, App Annie falls short. Not only is AppFollow more intuitive, it provides better data export integrations such as Slack (view and respond to reviews real-time), Google Analytics, multiple CRMs, etc. App Annie allows for none of these things, they are more of a data aggregate.AppFollow also has a live intercom chat to help with any problems, something that App Annie is lacking when it comes to support. The only thing that App Annie wins at is connecting to the App Stores and pulling in download and conversion volumes, and allowing for 100 keywords versus 20.
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Microsoft Power BI

I haven't tried other products for this specific type of utility. I have previously worked with PowerPoint to create graphs out of Excel spreadsheet data, but that is really no comparison with Power BI.
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Return on Investment

App Annie

  • App Annie has had neither a positive nor negative impact on our ROI or business objectives. Our team currently uses their free, very limited plan for data discrepancy with our main ASO tool. Otherwise, we have connected our apps and let the data flow in. We go in the account about once every 2-3 months.
  • With App Annie's data we have solidified that our other paid ASO tool we use has accurate data and that we will continue to pay for that tool. So in that regards, App Annie's provided us with a confirmation in our competitor ASO tool purchase decision.
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Microsoft Power BI

  • It's a good start for setting up customized dashboards.
  • Available for all users based on Office 365 platform we have in place.
  • Doesn't really allow depth of report - specifically customization of visual displays.
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Pricing Details

App Annie

General

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

Microsoft Power BI

General

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

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