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Likelihood to Recommend

App Annie

I would think for basic level app activity, this would be a great software. For more complex level data, I don't think this platform serves as well as others out there that are available
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Microsoft Power BI

Do:
  • One time data analysis/reporting where you want to have some visual representations to help you understand your data.
  • Create dashboards that can help you take business decisions and just generally help you know if your business is on track.
  • With a pro license: deploy dashboards that can be consumed by other users.
Don't
  • Use a Pro install for regulatory reports (Static reports should be created with a reporting tool if available to avoid duplicating tools and costs).
  • Deploy at large (anyone can have it installed) if data governance is important in your organization. It should really be a tool used by people that really understand the data and how to merge it (integrating different sources).
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Pixel Perfect reports
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
7.7
Customizable dashboards
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Report Formatting Templates
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
7.9

Ad-hoc Reporting

App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Drill-down analysis
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Formatting capabilities
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
8.2

Report Output and Scheduling

App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Publish to Web
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Publish to PDF
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Report Versioning
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Report Delivery Scheduling
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Delivery to Remote Servers
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
7.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Predictive Analytics
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
7.5

Access Control and Security

App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Multi-User Support (named login)
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Role-Based Security Model
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
7.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Single Sign-On (SSO)
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
8.3

Mobile Capabilities

App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Responsive Design for Web Access
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Dedicated iOS Application
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Dedicated Android Application
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
7.8

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
7.2
REST API
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
7.6
Javascript API
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
7.4
iFrames
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
7.1
Java API
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
6.4
Themeable User Interface (UI)
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
7.5
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
App Annie
Microsoft Power BI
7.1

Pros

  • 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 has beautiful visuals that are made in-house and externally. It really helps you develop a story.
  • Microsoft Power BI also has an easy to setup database model reader and can really help you at ease with development of buttons/controls for the end user.
  • The web portal works well and users have easy access to their sales data.
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Cons

  • I do think there are quite a few side bar options when you first login to the software. I'd like to see the features maybe more condensed.
  • For us, it would be super useful to see more zip code or county level data in the software.
  • I would like to see a PDF version offered in the export options. It would make the presentation of the chart data more appealing.
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  • Microsoft Power BI could become a little more user friendly and added videos for training. This is one place where Tableau does a little better.
  • Power BI also needs to become available in the cloud for better usage.
  • Power BI deployment flexibility needs to be improved. This is better in other software.
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Likelihood to Renew

App Annie10.0
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 BI10.0
Based on 1 answer
I find it helpful and easy to use
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Usability

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Microsoft Power BI8.9
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

We use Google 360 and are able to do a much deeper dive into the activity we see on our apps. I think App Annie is a great starting point product, but for more in depth analytics, something like a Google 360 or Adobe might be better.
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Power BI is usually the cheapest solution and most user-friendly for most people (since we are all used to the Microsoft Suite). However the connectivity to non-Microsoft soft tools (databases and data analysis tools) are somewhat limited, especially when compared to its biggest competitor: Tableau.
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Return on Investment

  • Since I'm not a purchaser of the product, only a user, I can't really speak to the ROI.
  • I do think it serves a purpose and we are able to get some usable data from it.
  • I think until we add other analytical software, this was a great starting point.
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  • 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