Ayasdi Core vs. Microsoft Power BI

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Ayasdi Core
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Ayasdi Core is a business intelligence software offering from Ayasdi.N/A
Microsoft Power BI
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft Power BI is a visualization and data discovery tool from Microsoft. It allows users to convert data into visuals and graphics, visually explore and analyze data, collaborate on interactive dashboards and reports, and scale across their organization with built-in governance and security.
$10
per month per user
Pricing
Ayasdi CoreMicrosoft Power BI
Editions & Modules
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Pricing Offerings
Ayasdi CoreMicrosoft Power BI
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
Ayasdi CoreMicrosoft Power BI
BI Standard Reporting
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Ayasdi Core
7.3
1 Ratings
11% below category average
Microsoft Power BI
7.1
138 Ratings
14% below category average
Pixel Perfect reports9.01 Ratings6.4118 Ratings
Customizable dashboards7.01 Ratings7.8138 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates6.01 Ratings7.2126 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Ayasdi Core
7.0
1 Ratings
14% below category average
Microsoft Power BI
7.0
139 Ratings
14% below category average
Drill-down analysis7.01 Ratings7.1138 Ratings
Formatting capabilities6.01 Ratings6.3137 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages8.01 Ratings7.5102 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration7.01 Ratings6.9134 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
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Ayasdi Core
7.6
1 Ratings
9% below category average
Microsoft Power BI
7.7
133 Ratings
8% below category average
Publish to Web9.01 Ratings8.1128 Ratings
Publish to PDF8.01 Ratings8.0121 Ratings
Report Versioning7.01 Ratings7.3101 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling7.01 Ratings8.7103 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers7.01 Ratings6.573 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Ayasdi Core
7.3
1 Ratings
10% below category average
Microsoft Power BI
7.4
135 Ratings
8% below category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)10.01 Ratings7.4130 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization7.01 Ratings7.6121 Ratings
Predictive Analytics5.01 Ratings7.2101 Ratings
Access Control and Security
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Ayasdi Core
7.5
1 Ratings
13% below category average
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
126 Ratings
4% below category average
Multi-User Support (named login)8.01 Ratings8.1120 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model7.01 Ratings8.9102 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)7.01 Ratings8.5110 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)8.01 Ratings8.594 Ratings
Report-Level Access Control00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
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Ayasdi Core
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Ratings
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
117 Ratings
1% below category average
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings8.0111 Ratings
Mobile Application00 Ratings7.493 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings7.5112 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
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Ayasdi Core
-
Ratings
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
80 Ratings
6% above category average
REST API00 Ratings8.172 Ratings
Javascript API00 Ratings9.756 Ratings
iFrames00 Ratings8.055 Ratings
Java API00 Ratings8.046 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)00 Ratings8.263 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)00 Ratings8.444 Ratings
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Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.9 out of 10
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Score 9.9 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 9.7 out of 10
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Score 9.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
Ayasdi CoreMicrosoft Power BI
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(1 ratings)
7.8
(140 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(56 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.8
(52 ratings)
User Testimonials
Ayasdi CoreMicrosoft Power BI
Likelihood to Recommend
Ayasdi
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 appropriate 1. 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.
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Microsoft
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.
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Pros
Ayasdi
  • 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.
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Microsoft
  • 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.
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Cons
Ayasdi
  • 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.
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Microsoft
  • 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
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Likelihood to Renew
Ayasdi
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Microsoft
I find it helpful and easy to use
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Usability
Ayasdi
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
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.
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Support Rating
Ayasdi
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
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.
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Alternatives Considered
Ayasdi
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.
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Microsoft
[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 .
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Return on Investment
Ayasdi
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Microsoft
  • 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.
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ScreenShots

Microsoft Power BI Screenshots

Screenshot of Microsoft Power BI - Turns insights into impact for business usersScreenshot of Power BI integrates easily with Microsoft 365Screenshot of Microsoft Power BI - AI-Powered CapabilitiesScreenshot of Microsoft Power BI - Copilot can be used to create reportsScreenshot of Microsoft Power BI - Data HubScreenshot of Microsoft Power BI - Scales as organizational needs grow