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Likelihood to Recommend

Appian

Surely Appian is not a Site Development Tool. So we should avoid the use of a system for just UX development. We should look for process automation as much as we can mature the use cases.
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Power BI For Office 365

If you want to get closer to the world of BI and work in a Microsoft environment you can definitely evaluate the tools of Power BI and see if they are right for you. I recommend you buy the PRO version otherwise you can not use the most useful features of BI. The cost is moreover certainly less than many other competitors.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Appian
Power BI For Office 365
7.9
Pixel Perfect reports
Appian
Power BI For Office 365
7.9
Customizable dashboards
Appian
Power BI For Office 365
7.9
Report Formatting Templates
Appian
Power BI For Office 365
7.8

Ad-hoc Reporting

Appian
Power BI For Office 365
7.0
Drill-down analysis
Appian
Power BI For Office 365
7.0
Formatting capabilities
Appian
Power BI For Office 365
7.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Appian
Power BI For Office 365
7.9
Report sharing and collaboration
Appian
Power BI For Office 365
6.1

Report Output and Scheduling

Appian
Power BI For Office 365
6.5
Publish to Web
Appian
Power BI For Office 365
7.0
Publish to PDF
Appian
Power BI For Office 365
6.8
Report Versioning
Appian
Power BI For Office 365
6.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
Appian
Power BI For Office 365
6.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
Appian
Power BI For Office 365
6.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

Appian
Power BI For Office 365
6.7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Appian
Power BI For Office 365
7.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Appian
Power BI For Office 365
7.9
Predictive Analytics
Appian
Power BI For Office 365
5.3

Access Control and Security

Appian
Power BI For Office 365
6.9
Multi-User Support (named login)
Appian
Power BI For Office 365
7.0
Role-Based Security Model
Appian
Power BI For Office 365
6.9
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Appian
Power BI For Office 365
6.9
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Appian
Power BI For Office 365
7.0

Mobile Capabilities

Appian
Power BI For Office 365
6.8
Responsive Design for Web Access
Appian
Power BI For Office 365
6.9
Dedicated iOS Application
Appian
Power BI For Office 365
7.4
Dedicated Android Application
Appian
Power BI For Office 365
7.5
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Appian
Power BI For Office 365
5.4

Pros

  • I have observed after version 17.1 we have a lot of good features in Appian that improve usability (UX). This adds real value in this competitive Digital space.
  • You can understand business use case and convert it to a logical process automation.
  • Process Modeller has improved a lot and providing smart services use adds more value.
  • Service integration helps us to seamlessly integrate with third-party systems
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  • Ease of data import
  • Easy to learn the basic operation of the software
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Cons

  • Advanced functionality requires use of the Appian expression language. The more advanced the logic, the harder it is to build with the expression language. This means development expertise is more relevant if you need advanced functionality, which I imagine applies almost all the time. I would much prefer if they allowed some common language such as JavaScript or Groovy out of the box.
  • Debugging has proved difficult.
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  • Like many Microsoft products, you can get by with a small understanding of the product, but to truly realize the entire potential does take a while to learn.
  • Hooking up SQL databases to the cloud version is a more complex than just querying right into the database from the desktop version.
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Likelihood to Renew

Appian9.5
Based on 11 answers
The amount of time and effort that we have spent on our applications with Appian almost guarantees that we will be renewing our licenses. The ROI of Appian has been very benfical
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Power BI For Office 3659.2
Based on 4 answers
I will continue to recommend this suite to folks looking for a reporting and analytics solution, as I find in MOST cases, it's great at meeting almost every requirement I've been given by a multitude of clients across a range of industries. I've built Capacity Planning solutions that allowed end user input which was then submitted to SharePoint, Executive Dashboards, custom applications, simple analytical tools for teams to easily slice and dice data, and super simple reports as well as some very complicated ones. If you haven't seen the demos online, do a search, and see for yourself - this is a great BI suite! (I do not work for Microsoft, although I do consult out there from time to time. I do occasionally make a recommendation for a different BI reporting tool, but in general, find Excel can accomplish quite a bit for less money and in less time.)
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Usability

Appian8.8
Based on 28 answers
Great platform for providing business process management. Fairly easy to learn tool (especially now that I have seen the evolution over 5 years). More difficult to master, but there is a great community that is always willing and able to help solve your problem.
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Support

Appian8.3
Based on 52 answers
Appian support is pretty good. I would say in many cases it is great. There are some items that it takes too long to resolve. Support is available on our schedule because of the different locations around the globe. Having Appian host our system and perform all of the necessary upgrades, security and system patches has been fantastic. Not being 2 or 3 releases behind is great especially since Appian provides upgrades 4 times a year.
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In-Person Training

Appian9.0
Based on 1 answer
As analyst I participated in a developer boot camp. At times it was hard to keep up but most of the time it made sense. Trainer took the time to explain and slowed pace down to answer questions etc.
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Online Training

Appian10.0
Based on 1 answer
Really great training platform. Very visual and easy to use.
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Breadth of Deployment

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At the maximum, we have had 10 users, of which 3 were data analysts. The others were consumers of the data.
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Alternatives Considered

I have seen other products but I have not used them from a development stand point. From a user stand point we are using Service Now and I find the forms are not as rich and harder to follow. Service Now seems like an older system that does not have the ability that Appian has in many cases.
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Tableau Desktop is a more mature product with more features but the price is what has stopped me going down this path.
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Collaboration and Sharing

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Power BI For Office 3657.9
Based on 7 answers
Need to be able to share pbix in sharepoint internally.
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Data Integration

No score
No answers yet
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Power BI For Office 3657.0
Based on 6 answers
I need R data, Excel and SQL server, which it has. It would be good if I could import a web table though.
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Return on Investment

  • Appian has given us a great return on our investment. It has given our senior management more insight into where we are spending our money and how much our projects are actually costing.
  • Automation of many of our daily tasks.
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  • It's allowed us to better visualize large amounts of data.
  • It's an easy way to tie into an existing SQL database for users that don't know SQL.
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Pricing Details

Appian

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Power BI For Office 365

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

Power BI For Office 365 More Information