Azure Analysis Services vs. Excel4apps

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Azure Analysis Services
Score 8.6 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
Excel4apps
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Excel4apps is a business intelligence software offering from Excel4apps.N/A
Pricing
Azure Analysis ServicesExcel4apps
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Azure Analysis ServicesExcel4apps
Free Trial
NoNo
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 ServicesExcel4apps
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
Azure Analysis ServicesExcel4apps
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Azure Analysis Services
8.7
10 Ratings
6% above category average
Excel4apps
6.3
4 Ratings
26% below category average
Pixel Perfect reports8.810 Ratings5.43 Ratings
Customizable dashboards8.89 Ratings6.13 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates8.510 Ratings7.44 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Azure Analysis Services
8.9
10 Ratings
9% above category average
Excel4apps
7.6
4 Ratings
6% below category average
Drill-down analysis9.08 Ratings7.54 Ratings
Formatting capabilities8.99 Ratings9.24 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages8.89 Ratings6.52 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration9.110 Ratings7.14 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Azure Analysis Services
9.0
10 Ratings
7% above category average
Excel4apps
6.4
3 Ratings
27% below category average
Publish to Web9.110 Ratings6.73 Ratings
Publish to PDF8.99 Ratings8.22 Ratings
Report Versioning9.39 Ratings5.83 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling8.910 Ratings6.23 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers8.89 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Azure Analysis Services
9.0
9 Ratings
11% above category average
Excel4apps
6.7
2 Ratings
19% below category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)9.38 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization9.19 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Predictive Analytics8.68 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Azure Analysis Services
9.2
10 Ratings
7% above category average
Excel4apps
8.1
3 Ratings
6% below category average
Multi-User Support (named login)9.29 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model9.310 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)9.110 Ratings7.23 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)9.39 Ratings7.22 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Azure Analysis Services
8.8
9 Ratings
10% above category average
Excel4apps
7.8
1 Ratings
2% below category average
Responsive Design for Web Access8.58 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Mobile Application9.45 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile8.67 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
Azure Analysis Services
8.8
9 Ratings
10% above category average
Excel4apps
3.4
2 Ratings
80% below category average
REST API8.97 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Javascript API8.77 Ratings5.72 Ratings
iFrames9.06 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Java API8.98 Ratings5.92 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)8.36 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)9.25 Ratings5.01 Ratings
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Azure Analysis ServicesExcel4apps
Small Businesses
BrightGauge
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Score 8.9 out of 10
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Score 8.9 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Reveal
Reveal
Score 9.9 out of 10
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Score 9.9 out of 10
Enterprises
Jaspersoft Community Edition
Jaspersoft Community Edition
Score 9.7 out of 10
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Jaspersoft Community Edition
Score 9.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
Azure Analysis ServicesExcel4apps
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(11 ratings)
9.0
(4 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.9
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Azure Analysis ServicesExcel4apps
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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Excel4apps
We have to calculate most all Lab / Pilot / Proposals sizing and results. The automated calculations in [Excel4apps] is awesome, as once you are familiar with them, it is easy to quickly implement them when needed.
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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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Excel4apps
  • Easy to install and maintain. After the initial installation, there is little involvement by the technical administrators.
  • Cloning production to a test environment does not require any additional setups unlike Oracle EBS which does.
  • Loading data and reporting on this data is handled via EXCEL spreadsheets which is the "language" of our financial users.
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Cons
Microsoft
  • Microsoft Azure Analysis Services is very costly solution and in that price we can get some better business intelligence tool with lot more of capabilities
  • The dashboard or we can say user interface is complex and need time to understand and gain expertise in order for proper working.
  • It needs continuation monitoring which is sometime a big task.
  • Sometime, the tool shows unusual behavior and become unstable, so we need to clear temp files for proper functioning.
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Excel4apps
  • It is possible but difficult to retrieve data or set criteria from different module into a single report or retrieve. If it is more user friendly instead of having to create a complex formula to retrieve the data, this function will be utilized more often.
  • It will be nice to have visual (graphs, etc.) report template available
  • It is helpful if we can retrieve data for a range of date, instead of just YTD, PTD etc. and multi-year data all at once for comparison too.
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Usability
Microsoft
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Excel4apps
I am not a power user of Excel. So I find Exel4apps a friendlier version of the things that I could do on Excel and making it easier with a magic wand.
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Support Rating
Microsoft
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Excel4apps
I have not needed support yet
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Alternatives Considered
Microsoft
The best thing about it is the ability to create a query and drill down the data to a more granular level when needed. The best thing about Azure Analysis Services is. It provides secured access anytime from anywhere, it also provides REST API for this, which is very easy to use, and it provides video tutorials for beginners means you get the whole package of learning and implementation!!
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Excel4apps
Excel4apps is more user friendly and can retrieve data much easier and in a nicer format than Jaspersoft. Qlik Sense is useful and have more visual reporting and dashboard. However, it is usually used for higher level of analyses and review. Yardi is used for specific purpose, which is different than Excel4apps. Excel4apps can pull all the financial data from Oracle, including billing and collections.
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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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Excel4apps
  • Increase team transparency
  • Increased reporting
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