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Score 7 out of 100

Microsoft Power BI

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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Microsoft Power BI ranks higher in 5 feature sets: BI Standard Reporting, Ad-hoc Reporting, Report Output and Scheduling, Data Discovery and Visualization, Access Control and Security

BI Standard Reporting

7.3

Ayasdi Core

73%
8.4

Microsoft Power BI

84%
Microsoft Power BI ranks higher in 2/3 features

Pixel Perfect reports

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
119 Ratings

Customizable dashboards

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.9
89%
138 Ratings

Report Formatting Templates

6.0
60%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
127 Ratings

Ad-hoc Reporting

7.0

Ayasdi Core

70%
8.4

Microsoft Power BI

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

Drill-down analysis

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.7
87%
138 Ratings

Formatting capabilities

6.0
60%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
137 Ratings

Integration with R or other statistical packages

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.1
81%
103 Ratings

Report sharing and collaboration

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.6
86%
135 Ratings

Report Output and Scheduling

7.6

Ayasdi Core

76%
8.3

Microsoft Power BI

83%
Microsoft Power BI ranks higher in 5/5 features

Publish to Web

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
128 Ratings

Publish to PDF

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.9
89%
120 Ratings

Report Versioning

7.0
70%
1 Rating
7.8
78%
100 Ratings

Report Delivery Scheduling

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.5
85%
103 Ratings

Delivery to Remote Servers

7.0
70%
1 Rating
7.4
74%
75 Ratings

Data Discovery and Visualization

7.3

Ayasdi Core

73%
8.3

Microsoft Power BI

83%
Microsoft Power BI ranks higher in 2/3 features

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

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.4
84%
130 Ratings

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.5
85%
121 Ratings

Predictive Analytics

5.0
50%
1 Rating
7.9
79%
102 Ratings

Access Control and Security

7.5

Ayasdi Core

75%
8.8

Microsoft Power BI

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

Multi-User Support (named login)

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.8
88%
120 Ratings

Role-Based Security Model

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.7
87%
103 Ratings

Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.6
86%
111 Ratings

Single Sign-On (SSO)

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
94 Ratings

Mobile Capabilities

Ayasdi Core

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.5

Microsoft Power BI

85%
Microsoft Power BI ranks higher in 3/3 features

Responsive Design for Web Access

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7
87%
112 Ratings

Mobile Application

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
94 Ratings

Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
113 Ratings

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Ayasdi Core

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%
72 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 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.0

Ayasdi Core

70%
1 Rating
8.7

Microsoft Power BI

87%
140 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Ayasdi Core

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Microsoft Power BI

100%
1 Rating

Usability

Ayasdi Core

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5

Microsoft Power BI

85%
56 Ratings

Support Rating

Ayasdi Core

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5

Microsoft Power BI

85%
52 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Ayasdi Core

Well suited: 1. If data set is not yet well organized.2. Hypothesis is not yet established.3. Need to visually explore to find patterns of data (often when analysts have no good understanding of data)4. When [you need] to analyze events with a timeframe (specifically a sequence of events as a transaction)Less appropriate1. If a data set is very large, such as Hadoop data, it becomes hard to manage data pipeline and process to feed the data into Ayasdi. To be feed into Ayasdi, data should be aggregated or organized to some level.
Anonymous | 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

Ayasdi Core

  • Ayasdi Core provides an easy way to get some insight on data. Typically analytics may require having a model or hypothesis before starting to look into the data, but Ayasdi lets you just feed the data first then start seeing what the data looks like.
  • Ayasdi Core's topological network visualization is quite unique. It allows you to explore patterns and potential relations between multiple data elements. A user can also dynamically navigate data with different aspects on the web.
  • The Web version of Ayasdi is easy to use, stable, and fast. It hasn't crashed even when we feed it a lot of data sets, although it took time.
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

Ayasdi Core

  • Use of Python SDK is required to feed data into Ayasdi, but it lacks training materials or sample codes for a novice to get started.
  • Although Web UI of Ayasdi is looking good, often it freezes when the user runs an analysis. It doesn't crash but the web page needs to be refreshed to see the progress of analysis.
  • Algorithms provided by Ayasdi, such as metrics types, lens types need to be explained (what they are and what their strengths and weaknesses are). We had to Google or do research on our own to understand what they are.
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

Ayasdi Core

General

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

Starting Price

Ayasdi Core Editions & Modules

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

Ayasdi Core

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Ayasdi Core

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 8.5
Based on 56 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

Ayasdi Core

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 8.5
Based on 52 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

Alternatives Considered

Ayasdi Core

We had a working group that has been using R studio for the general purpose of statistical analysis in our organization. Although it is a great tool that provides enriched function sets, it is time-consuming for our clinical analysts to learn the tool to see the first result. R is somewhat of a developer-oriented/friendly tool. Ayasdi is friendly to a domain analyst or end users. Plus, support and consulting from Ayasdi were excellent so that we could get knowledge from them immediately whenever we needed.
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

Return on Investment

Ayasdi Core

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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