Azure Analysis Services vs. BrightGauge

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Azure Analysis Services
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Azure Analysis Services delivers enterprise-grade BI semantic modeling capabilities with the scale, flexibility, and management benefits of the cloud. Azure Analysis Services helps transform complex data into actionable insights. Azure Analysis Services is built on the analytics engine in Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services.N/A
BrightGauge
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
BrightGauge is a BI tool from ConnectWise that puts essential information in one place, providing visibility for more informed decisions. The user can customize BrightGauge dashboards and sync other business tools in its BI dashboard software for ultimate visibility. Users can also display data with embeddable gauges on public sites.N/A
Pricing
Azure Analysis ServicesBrightGauge
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Azure Analysis ServicesBrightGauge
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Azure Analysis ServicesBrightGauge
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
Azure Analysis ServicesBrightGauge
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Azure Analysis Services
8.7
9 Ratings
6% above category average
BrightGauge
7.9
9 Ratings
3% below category average
Pixel Perfect reports8.99 Ratings6.85 Ratings
Customizable dashboards8.78 Ratings9.09 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates8.59 Ratings8.08 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Azure Analysis Services
8.9
9 Ratings
10% above category average
BrightGauge
8.2
9 Ratings
2% above category average
Drill-down analysis9.07 Ratings9.09 Ratings
Formatting capabilities8.98 Ratings7.09 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages8.98 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration9.09 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Azure Analysis Services
9.0
9 Ratings
8% above category average
BrightGauge
8.0
9 Ratings
4% below category average
Publish to Web9.19 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Publish to PDF8.98 Ratings8.09 Ratings
Report Versioning9.48 Ratings7.05 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling9.09 Ratings8.09 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers8.78 Ratings8.12 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Azure Analysis Services
9.1
8 Ratings
12% above category average
BrightGauge
8.6
8 Ratings
7% above category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)9.37 Ratings8.88 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization9.18 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Predictive Analytics8.77 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Azure Analysis Services
9.3
9 Ratings
9% above category average
BrightGauge
7.7
9 Ratings
10% below category average
Multi-User Support (named login)9.38 Ratings8.09 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model9.39 Ratings5.08 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)9.29 Ratings8.68 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)9.58 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Azure Analysis Services
8.8
8 Ratings
10% above category average
BrightGauge
8.9
3 Ratings
11% above category average
Responsive Design for Web Access8.58 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Mobile Application9.54 Ratings00 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile8.56 Ratings8.73 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
Azure Analysis Services
8.9
8 Ratings
12% above category average
BrightGauge
7.7
4 Ratings
2% below category average
REST API8.97 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Javascript API8.77 Ratings9.62 Ratings
iFrames9.06 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Java API8.98 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)8.65 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)9.24 Ratings9.62 Ratings
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User Ratings
Azure Analysis ServicesBrightGauge
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(10 ratings)
9.0
(9 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.8
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Azure Analysis ServicesBrightGauge
Likelihood to Recommend
Microsoft
We would have many technical issues and glitches with previous similar providers but found that Azure Analysis Services can simply handle our workload and memory better. I remember we lost an account due to cloud issues not fully saving or corrupting some files. Granted, this is rare with any cloud but haven't had that issue with the same load of memory with Azure Analysis Services.
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ConnectWise
I think this tool is an absolute have to have for MSPs, especially those using ConnectWise PSA for a ticketing system. From internal KPIs to showing customer's the value of your Managed Service, you will need this tool. 9/10 because the need for longer data sets is growing for my team. Trend lines over time are a big push industry wide to show improvements in our customers over the time as our MSP customer. Presently my team has to use CW PSA's Report Writer and that tool is the least user friendly we've encountered. Looking forward to the evolution of BrightGauge for our business
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Pros
Microsoft
  • Providing role based access or we can say privilege based on the role to the user if it is integrated with Azure active directory and hence securing the access to sensitive data.
  • We use to run different type of analytics services to get the better result which is hectic if done manually or with human efforts.
  • We also use to collect bulk of data with the help of this tool and run customized test cases for better efficiency of result and better decision making. The result are very crucial and helps in taking big decision.
  • It supports different or we can say heterogeneous database vendors like the Oracle, SQL, and hence make the task easy.
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ConnectWise
  • Robust and flexible kinds of dashboards and gauges
  • Great customer support that often leaves custom video recordings answering your question, showing you how to do what you're asking
  • Good ability to tie into critical data sources for our company's operations
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Cons
Microsoft
  • There is very least content available on Microsoft docs and the Internet to get through with AAS.
  • i faced lots of connection issues while implementation.
  • The need for serious platform experience or expertise.
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ConnectWise
  • Modifying data sets to bring in custom fields requires an experienced SQL engineer
  • Cost when bringing in lots of data sources can be prohibitive
  • Limited ability to format gauges and reports
  • Make MFA a requirement - this data is sensitive and giving the admin the ability to force MFA is a MUST!
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Usability
Microsoft
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ConnectWise
Usability is BrightGauge's strength. Granting the ability of virtually any user to be able to create a dashboard is incredibly valuable. If an organization very simple and straight forward reporting needs then BrightGauge is a perfect fit for them. Connecting to the dataset we used was very quick and easy and I imagine it would be the same for any major data source you would like to pull from.
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Support Rating
Microsoft
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ConnectWise
We did not need to use BrightGauge's support for the entire time that we used it. Best support is always the one that isn't needed because nothing breaks.
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Alternatives Considered
Microsoft
The platform has vast number of features and modules. The UI is sleek and once you get to use to it, you will be able to do a lot of stuff. Also support for data sources is more in Azure Analysis Services.
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ConnectWise
We looked very briefly at Solar Winds, but due to Connectwise the reporting was not very accurate and was conflicted.
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Return on Investment
Microsoft
  • Azure Analysis Service scale resources to match our business needs.
  • Helps us to govern, deploy, test and deliver our BI solution with confidence.
  • Stores our business data and clients data in a safe place where it's easy to access and visible to all our teams.
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ConnectWise
  • Faster compilation of Business Review material
  • For larger customers, the dashboarding has helped our customers to remain sticky and add services/revenue to our MSP. They want to add more fragments of their IT for the 1 pane rollup.
  • From a leadership perspective, BG has allowed me to make difficult staffing decisions with confidence. Detailed metric driven decisions on who is hitting KPIs/who isn't - as well as when data proved we were overstaffed and understaffed.
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