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Likelihood to Recommend

Chartio (discontinued)

Chartio is a great tool for building presentable dashboards. It can export, you can add read-only access, and it has permissions levels by dashboard for users. There are other data analysis tools that help to analyze the data, but few allow for such a nice presentation
Kyle Epps | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

I would definately recommend [Microsoft] Power BI, its an amazing product, despite of the cons, the product is still remarkable and unique in the values that it provides.If you have scattered data left undiscovered, or need solid reporting and analytics, or even just simply want to impress your management with detailed, beautiful and organized reports that are automatically refreshed with fresh content, Power BI is absolutely the tool to go for.It can import data from an overwhelming amount of sources, such as Excel, SQL Server, Adobe Analytics, Google Analytics, Sales Force, MySQL, Amazon Redshift and many others, and it allows you to quickly and easily build and publish beautiful reports that always impresses the executives and management.[Microsoft] Power BI is one of a few products that I would recommend to literally anyone who uses a computer, there is always a use case for Power BI, especially the desktop version, the moment you create your first report you realize how much time and effort it saves and how much insights it gives on your data, personally, Power BI is an essential part of my work and I truly enjoy building reports and gathering/transforming data using it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Chartio (discontinued)
6.6
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
Chartio (discontinued)
4.6
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Customizable dashboards
Chartio (discontinued)
8.1
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Report Formatting Templates
Chartio (discontinued)
7.1
Microsoft Power BI
8.3

Ad-hoc Reporting

Chartio (discontinued)
6.2
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Drill-down analysis
Chartio (discontinued)
7.5
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Formatting capabilities
Chartio (discontinued)
6.9
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Chartio (discontinued)
4.3
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Report sharing and collaboration
Chartio (discontinued)
6.3
Microsoft Power BI
8.6

Report Output and Scheduling

Chartio (discontinued)
3.8
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Publish to Web
Chartio (discontinued)
3.1
Microsoft Power BI
8.9
Publish to PDF
Chartio (discontinued)
6.9
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Report Versioning
Chartio (discontinued)
2.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Chartio (discontinued)
3.1
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Delivery to Remote Servers
Chartio (discontinued)
Microsoft Power BI
7.5

Data Discovery and Visualization

Chartio (discontinued)
7.6
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Chartio (discontinued)
7.4
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Chartio (discontinued)
7.4
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Predictive Analytics
Chartio (discontinued)
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.0

Access Control and Security

Chartio (discontinued)
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
Chartio (discontinued)
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Role-Based Security Model
Chartio (discontinued)
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Chartio (discontinued)
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Chartio (discontinued)
Microsoft Power BI
9.0

Mobile Capabilities

Chartio (discontinued)
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Responsive Design for Web Access
Chartio (discontinued)
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Dedicated iOS Application
Chartio (discontinued)
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Dedicated Android Application
Chartio (discontinued)
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Chartio (discontinued)
Microsoft Power BI
8.5

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Chartio (discontinued)
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
REST API
Chartio (discontinued)
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Javascript API
Chartio (discontinued)
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
iFrames
Chartio (discontinued)
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Java API
Chartio (discontinued)
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Chartio (discontinued)
Microsoft Power BI
7.6
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Chartio (discontinued)
Microsoft Power BI
8.0

Pros

Chartio (discontinued)

  • Direct linkage to our databases. Abstracts away the visualization layer so we can focus on the data and the queries.
  • Host of graphs and tools that permits all types of data visualizations.
  • Haven't quite used this yet, but there is a new embedding feature that will be very helpful so that we can embed the charts into a company central dash.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

  • Using features like Power Query, which is in itself like a tool like Excel, you can clean and preview data before using it for analysis purposes. If you have used Excel in the past, Power Query will, for the most part, be a cakewalk for you.
  • The predominant feature one comes to Power BI is the ability to create automated formidable dashboards that everyone refers to before or during meetings to encourage and substantiate decision-making.
  • If required, based on specific data points, reports are triggered automatically to certain people as well.
Tanish Pruthi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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  • There is not a last full month date range option. You can still get the range that you need, but the dashboards will have to be manually updated to exclusively display one whole month.
  • When building a chart, the area which displays your tables and fields is finite. You can't adjust the size to make it easier to see. They do allow a mouse-over to see the entire name of your table/field, but I would prefer to adjust the width.
  • Once you modify a query in the Custom Query tab, there doesn't seem to be a way to go back to using the U.I.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

  • Since it's a complex system, need a technical team or administrator to manage.
  • I don't like being locked out. Make it easier to stay log[ged] in and not fill in password.
  • SSO login would be huge! This would save a lot of time and improve security.
Greg Watkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Chartio (discontinued)

Chartio (discontinued) 8.0
Based on 24 answers
Great customer support: You will receive an answer by email usually within 20-30 minutes. Not only that but our CSMs for Chartio go out of their way to help, they have even created charts for some of the less experienced users that wanted an example to work from. We have had nothing but great experiences with this team.
Devin Knight | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Chartio (discontinued)

Chartio (discontinued) 7.6
Based on 6 answers
I really like using Chartio. I use it on a daily basis for pulling data from different sources and combining data (the explore tab was a great idea for this use). I think I would give it 8/10 because there needs to be more documentation or maybe blog posts about things people are doing with it. I only have my own ideas about what to do /how to graph things. I know there are some articles, but it would be awesome to have a section on the neat dashboards people are building or how they show data in different ways. Another complaint is how much time it takes to load. I know our databases aren't set up precisely for Chartio and I have been creating data stores. But the data stores have so many more limitations that adds a whole new layer of frustration. Love the product, keep up the good work and the fast fixes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 8.4
Based on 57 answers
I think using Microsoft Power BI can be somewhat intimidating as you kind of get everything in one go and with lack of good tutorials or trainings within the system it could be difficult to navigate and that is probably a big limitations that doesn't allow more people to adopt the platform and thus improve their decision making.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Chartio (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 8.4
Based on 53 answers
Microsoft's support is great most times, they will respond fast and make everything to come to a solution. Also, the software is very well documented, so many times there is no need to contact the support because the documentation may have a solution right away
Nadyan Pscheidt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Chartio (discontinued)

Chartio (discontinued) 8.2
Based on 1 answer
I use self learning materials. Pretty helpful. I find myself having to go back to the "drilldown" instructions though, and have a hard time finding hidden variables on a dashboard, so perhaps there is room for intuitive improvements (or maybe I'm just being lazy)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Chartio (discontinued)

Chartio so far has been the easiest BI tool to setup and has also been the most affordable. There are some other, great, BI tools out there but they were a bit to heavy handed for what we needed. Also - despite the high cost per user in Chartio, the other tools were still more expensive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

[Microsoft] Power BI is practical and effective, like a hammer for a nail, it is easy to use and produces very quickly the results that in most cases are urgently required by clients (nice reports to share on the web). To start using [Microsoft] Power BI you need a business email address, with that you create an account in Power BI Service and in less than 1 hour you will have installed Power BI Desktop, a report will have been created and it will have been published on the web .
Dustin Ghia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Chartio (discontinued)

Chartio (discontinued) 6.8
Based on 2 answers
Chartio has worked well as our datawarehouse has rapidly expanded, and the usability/performance hasn't seemed to have suffered. What we haven't yet realized is additional savings from additional users. We have some dashboard needs for users who truly just view of a few charts, and the licensing structure hasn't yet been structured in a way that would support that type of approach...having 50 "core" licenses, and then potentially several hundred view only licenses for partners that would use the application infrequently.
Asa Pogrelis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Chartio (discontinued)

No answers on this topic

Microsoft Power BI

  • It helps us track and achieve company goals.
  • It shows us [our] performance in areas we could not previously track and allows us to see and work on how to improve their performance.
  • Quick easy access for executives to use in helping teams and addressing issues.
christian Maxwell | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

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General

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

Chartio (discontinued) Editions & Modules

Edition
Starter$401
Professional$601
OrganizationContact sales team
  1. per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details

Microsoft Power BI

General

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

Microsoft Power BI Editions & Modules

Edition
Power BI Pro$9.991
Power BI Premium$20.001
Power BI Premium$4,995.002
  1. Per User/Per Month
  2. Per Capacity/Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Chartio (discontinued)
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

Chartio (discontinued)
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
10.0

Usability

Chartio (discontinued)
7.6
Microsoft Power BI
8.4

Reliability and Availability

Chartio (discontinued)
8.6
Microsoft Power BI

Performance

Chartio (discontinued)
7.3
Microsoft Power BI

Support Rating

Chartio (discontinued)
Microsoft Power BI
8.4

Online Training

Chartio (discontinued)
8.2
Microsoft Power BI

Implementation Rating

Chartio (discontinued)
7.3
Microsoft Power BI

Scalability

Chartio (discontinued)
6.8
Microsoft Power BI

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