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Likelihood to Recommend

CaseWare IDEA

One example of specific scenario in [CaseWare] IDEA is the ability to run samples separately and then based off of the results, compare and contrast the values recorded and easily discern if there are any variables or discrepancies within the data itself. Also, we can test journal entries with certain parameters to check the audit for any issues that may arise pertaining to the criteria. By testing, we are able to make sure the data is accurate and sufficient.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

I would definately recommend [Microsoft] Power BI, its an amazing product, despite of the cons, the product is still remarkable and unique in the values that it provides.If you have scattered data left undiscovered, or need solid reporting and analytics, or even just simply want to impress your management with detailed, beautiful and organized reports that are automatically refreshed with fresh content, Power BI is absolutely the tool to go for.It can import data from an overwhelming amount of sources, such as Excel, SQL Server, Adobe Analytics, Google Analytics, Sales Force, MySQL, Amazon Redshift and many others, and it allows you to quickly and easily build and publish beautiful reports that always impresses the executives and management.[Microsoft] Power BI is one of a few products that I would recommend to literally anyone who uses a computer, there is always a use case for Power BI, especially the desktop version, the moment you create your first report you realize how much time and effort it saves and how much insights it gives on your data, personally, Power BI is an essential part of my work and I truly enjoy building reports and gathering/transforming data using it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

CaseWare IDEA
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
CaseWare IDEA
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Customizable dashboards
CaseWare IDEA
Microsoft Power BI
8.9
Report Formatting Templates
CaseWare IDEA
Microsoft Power BI
8.2

Ad-hoc Reporting

CaseWare IDEA
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Drill-down analysis
CaseWare IDEA
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Formatting capabilities
CaseWare IDEA
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
CaseWare IDEA
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Report sharing and collaboration
CaseWare IDEA
Microsoft Power BI
8.6

Report Output and Scheduling

CaseWare IDEA
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Publish to Web
CaseWare IDEA
Microsoft Power BI
9.0
Publish to PDF
CaseWare IDEA
Microsoft Power BI
8.9
Report Versioning
CaseWare IDEA
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Report Delivery Scheduling
CaseWare IDEA
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Delivery to Remote Servers
CaseWare IDEA
Microsoft Power BI
7.5

Data Discovery and Visualization

CaseWare IDEA
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
CaseWare IDEA
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
CaseWare IDEA
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Predictive Analytics
CaseWare IDEA
Microsoft Power BI
8.1

Access Control and Security

CaseWare IDEA
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
CaseWare IDEA
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Role-Based Security Model
CaseWare IDEA
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
CaseWare IDEA
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Single Sign-On (SSO)
CaseWare IDEA
Microsoft Power BI
9.0

Mobile Capabilities

CaseWare IDEA
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Responsive Design for Web Access
CaseWare IDEA
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Dedicated iOS Application
CaseWare IDEA
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Dedicated Android Application
CaseWare IDEA
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
CaseWare IDEA
Microsoft Power BI
8.4

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

CaseWare IDEA
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
REST API
CaseWare IDEA
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Javascript API
CaseWare IDEA
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
iFrames
CaseWare IDEA
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Java API
CaseWare IDEA
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
CaseWare IDEA
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
CaseWare IDEA
Microsoft Power BI
8.0

Pros

CaseWare IDEA

  • Easy to understand and easy to use.
  • Can use on large quantities of data and quickly analyze them.
  • Uses logic that can be followed if one is an auditor. I, for example, could understand the logic in a number of samples, i.e how the number of samples thrown changes when risk changes from low to moderate in proportion taking in consideration the materiality.
  • Other audit firms are using 2 software for the process that IDEA alone can do. So IDEA has a definite advantage here.
  • Customizable by the company.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

  • Using features like Power Query, which is in itself like a tool like Excel, you can clean and preview data before using it for analysis purposes. If you have used Excel in the past, Power Query will, for the most part, be a cakewalk for you.
  • The predominant feature one comes to Power BI is the ability to create automated formidable dashboards that everyone refers to before or during meetings to encourage and substantiate decision-making.
  • If required, based on specific data points, reports are triggered automatically to certain people as well.
Tanish Pruthi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CaseWare IDEA

  • Bit of a learning curve for the advanced features as a beginner.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

  • Since it's a complex system, need a technical team or administrator to manage.
  • I don't like being locked out. Make it easier to stay log[ged] in and not fill in password.
  • SSO login would be huge! This would save a lot of time and improve security.
Greg Watkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

CaseWare IDEA

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

CaseWare IDEA

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 8.4
Based on 56 answers
It is a great product, but unless you already have a lot of experience with similar software it can be a little difficult to really get going in using the software. Once you get the hang of the UI and the data importing/sync, it is pretty simple to build the reports you need and to manage and update those reports.
christian Maxwell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CaseWare IDEA

CaseWare IDEA 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I would rate it a 9 because I never really needed support on this but if I did, there was the necessary support given promptly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 8.4
Based on 52 answers
Microsoft's support is great most times, they will respond fast and make everything to come to a solution. Also, the software is very well documented, so many times there is no need to contact the support because the documentation may have a solution right away
Nadyan Pscheidt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CaseWare IDEA

I have used Microstart and would definitely vote for IDEA because IDEA combines what Microstart does with the help of one/more softwares. Where Microstart just gives a number of samples, IDEA selects the number of samples based on materiality, risk, and other factors. It selects those samples from the population leaving out line items that are invalid/ zero. I would prefer using IDEA any day.
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

CaseWare IDEA

  • We were able to save time by over 200 billable hours over our last busy season cycle
  • We saved roughly 12% on costs compared to the last program we used.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

  • Allowed for data dumps that we used for our weekly board reports
  • Was our main repository for all data, allowed us to combine from multiple sources
  • We had a lot of breaks in our coding, which ate up a lot of time for our engineers to be fixing the process rather than improving upon in
Alex Brielmann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CaseWare IDEA

General

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

CaseWare IDEA 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

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CaseWare IDEA
8.5
Microsoft Power BI
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

CaseWare IDEA
Microsoft Power BI
10.0

Usability

CaseWare IDEA
Microsoft Power BI
8.4

Support Rating

CaseWare IDEA
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.4

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