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Score 8.2 out of 100

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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Microsoft Power BI ranks higher in 4 feature sets: BI Standard Reporting, Ad-hoc Reporting, Report Output and Scheduling, Data Discovery and Visualization

BI Standard Reporting

6.0

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60%
8.4

Microsoft Power BI

84%
Microsoft Power BI ranks higher in 3/3 features

Pixel Perfect reports

3.6
36%
14 Ratings
8.1
81%
120 Ratings

Customizable dashboards

7.7
77%
18 Ratings
9.0
90%
139 Ratings

Report Formatting Templates

6.7
67%
14 Ratings
8.2
82%
127 Ratings

Ad-hoc Reporting

5.7

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57%
8.4

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84%
Microsoft Power BI ranks higher in 4/4 features

Drill-down analysis

6.9
69%
13 Ratings
8.7
87%
139 Ratings

Formatting capabilities

6.2
62%
12 Ratings
8.0
80%
138 Ratings

Integration with R or other statistical packages

3.1
31%
5 Ratings
8.1
81%
104 Ratings

Report sharing and collaboration

6.5
65%
13 Ratings
8.6
86%
135 Ratings

Report Output and Scheduling

3.4

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34%
8.4

Microsoft Power BI

84%
Microsoft Power BI ranks higher in 5/5 features

Publish to Web

2.7
27%
9 Ratings
9.0
90%
129 Ratings

Publish to PDF

6.2
62%
17 Ratings
8.9
89%
121 Ratings

Report Versioning

2.0
20%
5 Ratings
7.9
79%
101 Ratings

Report Delivery Scheduling

2.7
27%
12 Ratings
8.5
85%
104 Ratings

Delivery to Remote Servers

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
76 Ratings

Data Discovery and Visualization

7.5

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75%
8.3

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83%
Microsoft Power BI ranks higher in 3/3 features

Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)

7.2
72%
15 Ratings
8.5
85%
131 Ratings

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

7.2
72%
12 Ratings
8.5
85%
122 Ratings

Predictive Analytics

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
103 Ratings

Access Control and Security

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N/A
8.8

Microsoft Power BI

88%
Microsoft Power BI ranks higher in 4/4 features

Multi-User Support (named login)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
121 Ratings

Role-Based Security Model

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
104 Ratings

Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
112 Ratings

Single Sign-On (SSO)

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
95 Ratings

Mobile Capabilities

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Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.4

Microsoft Power BI

84%
Microsoft Power BI ranks higher in 3/3 features

Responsive Design for Web Access

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
113 Ratings

Mobile Application

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
100 Ratings

Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
114 Ratings

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

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Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.0

Microsoft Power BI

80%
Microsoft Power BI ranks higher in 6/6 features

REST API

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
73 Ratings

Javascript API

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
57 Ratings

iFrames

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
56 Ratings

Java API

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
47 Ratings

Themeable User Interface (UI)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
63 Ratings

Customizable Platform (Open Source)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
46 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Microsoft Power BI is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

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80%
30 Ratings
8.6

Microsoft Power BI

86%
141 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.0

Chartio (discontinued)

80%
24 Ratings
10.0

Microsoft Power BI

100%
1 Rating

Usability

7.6

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76%
6 Ratings
8.6

Microsoft Power BI

86%
57 Ratings

Availability

8.6

Chartio (discontinued)

86%
4 Ratings

Microsoft Power BI

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

7.3

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73%
2 Ratings

Microsoft Power BI

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

Chartio (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5

Microsoft Power BI

85%
53 Ratings

Online Training

8.2

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82%
1 Rating

Microsoft Power BI

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

7.3

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73%
2 Ratings

Microsoft Power BI

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

6.8

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68%
2 Ratings

Microsoft Power BI

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

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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

In operations we use the tool for many different topics, from factory quality systems to high level reviews.We have created kind of an internal "App Store" based on Power BI where you have a lot of different dashboards for different solutions (cost, cash, health and safety, sales, factories, distribution centers...) and you as an user just need to get in that "App Store" and enter in whatever tool can be useful for you. It is open to all the operations employees and can use on demand.Also it has raised the imagination of our colleagues, as they are not only working by themselves creating new reports, but also raising fantastic ideas that can be extended for the usage of all the community.
Jose-Angel Mangas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

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  • 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

  • Quickly filter and view granular data sets with easily configurable reporting figures.
  • The ability to quickly switch between tabs allows for historical data comparisons and progress tracking.
  • It's helpful to dive into the data and break it down from high levels to small.
  • Achieve actionable insights faster by using real-time data. It's incredible to have online access to reports.
Afia Tamanna | 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

  • The desktop app is great but needs a lot of performance improvements
  • No MacOS Version for the Desktop app, this is a big limitation for business since executives prefer Macs
  • Premium Cloud Version of Power BI is awfully expensive
  • On-Premise Version of the Power BI Reports Server is bundled only with SQL Server Enterprise License and cannot be purchased separately and requires Software Assurance Subscription
  • On-Premise Power BI Report Server doesn't support ADFS, AzureAD or any Claims-Based authentication platform, a sad disadvantage for enterprises
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

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General

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

Starting Price

$0

Chartio (discontinued) Editions & Modules

Edition
Starter$401
Professional$601
OrganizationContact sales team
  1. per user/per month
  2. none
Additional Pricing Details

Microsoft Power BI

General

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

Starting Price

$9.99 per month

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

Likelihood to Renew

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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

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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 8.6
Based on 57 answers
At this point, I think we all know who has taken the lead in the business intelligence and analytics market worldwide. With fresh new updates every other day on top of an already robustly built product with all features that one can dream of is a no brainer, I feel. Microsoft will invariably be synonymous with quality and professionalism.
Tanish Pruthi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Chartio (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 8.5
Based on 53 answers
I can't really speak to the support overall, [but] I will say that in the almost three years I have used the system, I have only needed to contact their support team once. I think the team was helpful, but it did take some time for us to resolve the issues/ request that they had. I guess the good news is that the system is pretty stable, and I personally have rarely needed to contact their technical support team.
Greg Watkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

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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

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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

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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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