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Likelihood to Recommend

Automation Anywhere

[Automation Anywhere] is
independent of any business size, but mostly it will benefit large setups. So I
will recommend you its usage. It will enhance your productivity and let you
improve the management of tasks. It is one of the most effective RPA in the
market.
Brandon Young | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

The Microsoft BI suite of tools, largely composed of tools within the SQL Server suite, provide a full range of end-to-end feature/functionality for businesses of any size. Some flavor of the tool features is available whether using standard or enterprise editions, making the tools accessible for even smaller businesses. Scalability has become excellent over the years, particularly for SSIS and SSRS
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Automation Anywhere
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.3
Pixel Perfect reports
Automation Anywhere
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.1
Customizable dashboards
Automation Anywhere
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.7
Report Formatting Templates
Automation Anywhere
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Automation Anywhere
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.1
Drill-down analysis
Automation Anywhere
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.5
Formatting capabilities
Automation Anywhere
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Automation Anywhere
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.6
Report sharing and collaboration
Automation Anywhere
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.2

Report Output and Scheduling

Automation Anywhere
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.9
Publish to Web
Automation Anywhere
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.8
Publish to PDF
Automation Anywhere
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.4
Report Versioning
Automation Anywhere
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.8
Report Delivery Scheduling
Automation Anywhere
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
Automation Anywhere
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.5

Data Discovery and Visualization

Automation Anywhere
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.8
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Automation Anywhere
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.8
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Automation Anywhere
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.8
Predictive Analytics
Automation Anywhere
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.0

Access Control and Security

Automation Anywhere
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.5
Multi-User Support (named login)
Automation Anywhere
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.2
Role-Based Security Model
Automation Anywhere
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.2
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Automation Anywhere
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.9
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Automation Anywhere
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.6

Mobile Capabilities

Automation Anywhere
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.1
Responsive Design for Web Access
Automation Anywhere
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.5
Dedicated iOS Application
Automation Anywhere
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.0
Dedicated Android Application
Automation Anywhere
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Automation Anywhere
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.9

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Automation Anywhere
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.7
REST API
Automation Anywhere
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.8
Javascript API
Automation Anywhere
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.6
iFrames
Automation Anywhere
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.9
Java API
Automation Anywhere
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.9
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Automation Anywhere
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.7
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Automation Anywhere
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.5

Pros

Automation Anywhere

  • Exception handling is pretty decent. WE don't have to worry about process being stuck as it moves to the next iteration on its own.
  • Automation is easier to achieve as it doesn't require high coding skills or designing a specific framework.
  • It can achieve PDF editing and automation, which in our case of policy documents has been valuable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

  • The layout of Power BI is very intuitive. Someone that is familiar with Excel and working with Charts and Graphs in that environment will find the learning curve a rather short one to start using Power BI.
  • I like the way Power BI fits an assortment of users and how the functionality that you engage is replicated in Excel, that being Power Query and Power Pivot. So what you learn in one tool can be readily applied towards the other which allows you to more effectively apply your training.
  • I appreciate how Microsoft is working to develop tools that go a long ways to empowering the end user. Prior to Power BI I would have had to consult with a "BI" professional to develop a dashboard. With Power BI I don't have to consult with anyone, I can work to put together the dash board I want and using a tool set that is really robust and allows me to engage an enormous amount of data. It's provides a great deal of flexibility and the types of data I can connect to.
  • Updates...Microsoft is working diligently to keep Power BI current with monthly updates. They do a really good job of listening to the end user, if there is functionality not currently present just give them a month or so.
  • Just to be clear, even though it's easy to get going right out of the gate with Power BI it provides plenty of opportunities to create some really sophisticated reporting solutions. With DAX in Power Pivot and M language in Power Query, you are provided with plenty of head room to do some really amazing things in Power BI.
  • Training...there are resources across the web for learning and growing your skills and Power BI. And what's even better is the majority of those resources are free.
  • Data engagement, when presenting the data to the end user Power BI goes a long way to allowing that end user to engage the data and begin to identify root cause by simply interacting with the graph/chart/data set. It allows for really fluid engagement. Prior to Power BI so many times during the presentation of data we often times ended the engagement with that data with more questions than what were answered. With Power BI, more often than not, the end user is able to get answers to the questions by simply clicking on the data in the graph/chart/dataset to see the details. This tool really does have the capacity to make you look like a rock star.
Jason Leidig | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Automation Anywhere

  • Automation Anywhere doesn't come with easy installation, We need to install Java, IDEs and Databases in an orderly fashion which we are not able to do.
  • Automation Anywhere has no workflow design which is not making us to understand the process.
  • Automation Anywhere has no fit to size object cloning.
Premnath R | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

  • The race to perfect gathering of Non-Traditional datasets is on-going; with Microsoft arguably not the leader of the pack in this category.
  • Licensing options for PowerBI visualizations may be a factor. I.e. if you need to implement B2C PowerBI visualizations, the cost is considerably high especially for startups.
  • Some clients are still resistant putting their data on the cloud, which restricts lots of functionality to Power BI.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Automation Anywhere

Automation Anywhere 9.4
Based on 4 answers
To continue enjoying the benefits of our productivity improvements and efficiency focus.
Chakravarthy SSNTK | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

Microsoft BI (MSBI) 8.0
Based on 25 answers
Microsoft BI is fundamental to our suite of BI applications. That being said, Northcraft Analytics is focused on delighting our customers, so if the underlying factors of our decision change, we would choose to re-write our BI applications on a different stack. Luckily, mathematics are the fundamental IP of our technology... and is portable across all BI platforms for the foreseeable future.
Lee Cullom | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Automation Anywhere

Automation Anywhere 8.0
Based on 6 answers
On more complex use cases, Automation Anywhere requires technical background like knowledge on network protocols and database language on task creation, and even people with technical background might have some trouble in the beginning because of the product particularities on how variable manipulation works, or how to get the object cloning (a more resilient screen manipulation command) to work as intended.The scheduling of tasks on the Control Room and the autologin feature isn't intuitive as they should, so much of this works requires documentation analysis to get it done on the first time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

Microsoft BI (MSBI) 8.6
Based on 16 answers
Usability is great. This product will make most feel right at home. I feel like this question should be asked from two points of view:1. Creator of reports, Data Models, Views etc: Most Advanced users will still rate the usability as very high. Its capabilities are still robust. However when compared to other Enterprise Class products it will not do many of the advanced application queries. 2. End user, Consumer: All end users will feel right at home. Many will be able to create connections to already created data models and other external publicly available sources like twitter, Facebook, World Health order etc... These connections are then in turn very very easily available to publish to SharePoint and Power BI. It took me a while to understand what I think is Microsoft's strategy. This will handle all but the most of robust needs. Much like many American made cars and my favorite Corvette, Microsoft is fast, has it own break downs from time to time but all of these are really to tolerate when the price is considered and the next one up that can out perform it is three to four times as much money makes this an easy one to still recommend
Sean Warren | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Automation Anywhere

Automation Anywhere 8.4
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

Microsoft BI (MSBI) 9.5
Based on 4 answers
The product has been reliable.
Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Automation Anywhere

Automation Anywhere 9.0
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

Microsoft BI (MSBI) 7.0
Based on 4 answers
SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) can drag at times. We created two report servers and placed them under an F5 load balancer. This configuration has worked well. We have seen sluggish performance at times due to the Windows Firewall.
Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Automation Anywhere

Automation Anywhere 8.6
Based on 11 answers
Automation Anywhere is a great tool for a low cost, fairly easily scalable, and quickly learned. The company is growing by leaps and bounds and continually pushing the automation boundaries. The problem with fast expansion is that sometimes you can grow more quickly than you can appropriately support your products. While Automation Anywhere has an excellent support structure in place, every company and situation is different, and they often struggle with why problems arise in the system and how to fix them.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

Microsoft BI (MSBI) 8.9
Based on 23 answers
While support from Microsoft isn't necessarily always best of breed, you're also not paying the price for premium support that you would on other platforms. The strength of the stack is in the ecosystem that surrounds it. In contrast to other products, there are hundreds, even thousands of bloggers that post daily as well as vibrant user communities that surround the tool. I've had much better luck finding help with SQL Server related issues than I have with any other product, but that help doesn't always come directly from Microsoft.
Jacob Saunders | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Automation Anywhere

Automation Anywhere 9.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

Microsoft BI (MSBI) 6.9
Based on 3 answers
This training was more directed toward what the product was capable of rather than actual programming.
Stephanie Grice | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Automation Anywhere

Automation Anywhere 8.4
Based on 2 answers
Perfect training from the online academy the software offers it for free
Chakravarthy SSNTK | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

Microsoft BI (MSBI) 8.5
Based on 2 answers
I have used on-line training from Microsoft and from Pragmatic Works. I would recommend Pragmatic Works as the best way to get up to speed quickly, and then use the Microsoft on-line training to deep dive into specific features that you need to get depth with.
Sean Brady | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Automation Anywhere

Automation Anywhere 8.6
Based on 3 answers
Nothing in particular
Chakravarthy SSNTK | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

Microsoft BI (MSBI) 9.6
Based on 14 answers
We are a consulting firm and as such our best resources are always billing on client projects. Our internal implementation has weaknesses, but that's true for any company like ours. My rating is based on the product's ease of implementation.
Jacob Saunders | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Automation Anywhere

Other than Automaton Anywhere I have also used UiPath. What I like about Automation Anywhere is the object cloning and the way you can move the mouse and either go to a particular point or go to an element. That's very easy and intuitive in Automation Anywhere. It gets the job done in terms of getting the data out of the pages. Although I have other tools, I still have this habit of going through the clicks. If you're going through the clicks, Automation Anywhere is the best.
Albert Jose | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

We have used the built in ConnectWise Manager reports and custom reports. The reports provide static data. PowerBI shows us live data we can drill down into and easily adjust parameters. It's much more useful than a static PDF report.
Bradley Geppert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Automation Anywhere

Automation Anywhere 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Highly reliable once you start experiencing the results. It helps you to have a clear cut results with better productivity numbers and financial savings
Chakravarthy SSNTK | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Automation Anywhere

  • Our overall business has saved numerous hours of work where individuals were freed up to perform higher level thinking tasks.
  • Following a necessary reduction in workforce that was not driven by RPA, we were able to automate processes that kept the remaining workload from overwhelming the remaining workforce.
  • The use of robotics process automation has inspired many workers to come up with different approaches to problems including both automation and analytics.
Brady Rothrock CPA, CFE, ACDA, MS-BIA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

  • As a SaaS provider we see being able to provide self-service BI to our client users as a competitive advantage. In fact the MSSQL enabled BI is a contributing factor to many winning RFPs we have done for prospective client organisations.
  • However MSSQL BI requires extensive knowledge and skills to design and develop data warehouses & data models as a foundation to support business analysts and users to interrogate data effectively and efficiently. Often times we find having strong in-house MSSQL expertise is a bless.
Haibo Yang | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Automation Anywhere

General

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

Automation Anywhere Editions & Modules

Edition
Cloud-Only Starter Pack$7501
Advanced Pack (Cloud or On-Premises)Contact for quote
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

General

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

Microsoft BI (MSBI) Editions & Modules

Edition
Power BI Pro9.991
Power BI Premium$4,9952
  1. per user/per month
  2. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Automation Anywhere
8.3
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

Automation Anywhere
9.4
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.0

Usability

Automation Anywhere
8.0
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.6

Reliability and Availability

Automation Anywhere
8.4
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
9.5

Performance

Automation Anywhere
9.0
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.0

Support Rating

Automation Anywhere
8.6
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.9

In-Person Training

Automation Anywhere
9.0
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
6.9

Online Training

Automation Anywhere
8.4
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.5

Implementation Rating

Automation Anywhere
8.6
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
9.6

Scalability

Automation Anywhere
9.0
Microsoft BI (MSBI)

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