CaseWare IDEA vs. Microsoft Power BI

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CaseWare IDEA
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
CaseWare in Ontario offers IDEA, a data analysis and data extraction tool supporting audit processes. The vendor states IDEA integrates with various solutions to make obtaining and exporting data easy, such as SAP solutions, accounting packages, CRM systems and other enterprise solutions for a single version of the truth.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
CaseWare IDEAMicrosoft Power BI
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CaseWare IDEAMicrosoft 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
CaseWare IDEAMicrosoft Power BI
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
CaseWare IDEA
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Ratings
Microsoft Power BI
7.1
138 Ratings
14% below category average
Pixel Perfect reports00 Ratings6.3118 Ratings
Customizable dashboards00 Ratings7.8138 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates00 Ratings7.2126 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
CaseWare IDEA
-
Ratings
Microsoft Power BI
6.9
139 Ratings
16% below category average
Drill-down analysis00 Ratings7.0138 Ratings
Formatting capabilities00 Ratings6.3137 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages00 Ratings7.5102 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration00 Ratings6.9134 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
CaseWare IDEA
-
Ratings
Microsoft Power BI
7.7
133 Ratings
8% below category average
Publish to Web00 Ratings8.0128 Ratings
Publish to PDF00 Ratings7.9121 Ratings
Report Versioning00 Ratings7.3101 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling00 Ratings8.7103 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers00 Ratings6.573 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
CaseWare IDEA
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Ratings
Microsoft Power BI
7.3
135 Ratings
10% below category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)00 Ratings7.3130 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization00 Ratings7.5121 Ratings
Predictive Analytics00 Ratings7.2101 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
CaseWare IDEA
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Ratings
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
126 Ratings
4% below category average
Multi-User Support (named login)00 Ratings8.1120 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model00 Ratings8.9102 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)00 Ratings8.6110 Ratings
Report-Level Access Control00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)00 Ratings8.594 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
CaseWare IDEA
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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 Ratings7.593 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings7.5112 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
CaseWare IDEA
-
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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User Ratings
CaseWare IDEAMicrosoft Power BI
Likelihood to Recommend
8.3
(2 ratings)
7.8
(140 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(56 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
7.7
(52 ratings)
User Testimonials
CaseWare IDEAMicrosoft Power BI
Likelihood to Recommend
CaseWare International
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.
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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
CaseWare International
  • 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.
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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
CaseWare International
  • Bit of a learning curve for the advanced features as a beginner.
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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
CaseWare International
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Microsoft
I find it helpful and easy to use
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Usability
CaseWare International
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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
CaseWare International
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.
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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
CaseWare International
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.
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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
CaseWare International
  • 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.
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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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