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Score 7.8 out of 100

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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    BI Standard Reporting

    CaseWare IDEA

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    Microsoft Power BI

    84%
    Microsoft Power BI ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Pixel Perfect reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    121 Ratings

    Customizable dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    140 Ratings

    Report Formatting Templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    128 Ratings

    Ad-hoc Reporting

    CaseWare IDEA

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    Microsoft Power BI

    83%
    Microsoft Power BI ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Drill-down analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    140 Ratings

    Formatting capabilities

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    139 Ratings

    Integration with R or other statistical packages

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    105 Ratings

    Report sharing and collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    136 Ratings

    Report Output and Scheduling

    CaseWare IDEA

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    Microsoft Power BI

    84%
    Microsoft Power BI ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Publish to Web

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    130 Ratings

    Publish to PDF

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    122 Ratings

    Report Versioning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    102 Ratings

    Report Delivery Scheduling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    105 Ratings

    Delivery to Remote Servers

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    76 Ratings

    Data Discovery and Visualization

    CaseWare IDEA

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    Microsoft Power BI

    83%
    Microsoft Power BI ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    132 Ratings

    Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    123 Ratings

    Predictive Analytics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    103 Ratings

    Access Control and Security

    CaseWare IDEA

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.7

    Microsoft Power BI

    87%
    Microsoft Power BI ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Multi-User Support (named login)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    121 Ratings

    Role-Based Security Model

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    104 Ratings

    Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    112 Ratings

    Single Sign-On (SSO)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    96 Ratings

    Mobile Capabilities

    CaseWare IDEA

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    Microsoft Power BI

    83%
    Microsoft Power BI ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Responsive Design for Web Access

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    114 Ratings

    Mobile Application

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    101 Ratings

    Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    115 Ratings

    Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

    CaseWare IDEA

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    Microsoft Power BI

    80%
    Microsoft Power BI ranks higher in 6/6 features

    REST API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    73 Ratings

    Javascript API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    57 Ratings

    iFrames

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    56 Ratings

    Java API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    47 Ratings

    Themeable User Interface (UI)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    64 Ratings

    Customizable Platform (Open Source)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    46 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • CaseWare IDEA is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • Microsoft Power BI is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.3

    CaseWare IDEA

    83%
    2 Ratings
    8.7

    Microsoft Power BI

    87%
    142 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    CaseWare IDEA

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Microsoft Power BI

    100%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    CaseWare IDEA

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6

    Microsoft Power BI

    86%
    57 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.0

    CaseWare IDEA

    90%
    1 Rating
    8.5

    Microsoft Power BI

    85%
    53 Ratings

    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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    Pricing Details

    CaseWare IDEA

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    CaseWare IDEA editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Microsoft Power BI

      Starting Price

      $9.99 per month

      Editions & Modules

      Microsoft Power BI editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      Power BI Pro$9.991
      Power BI Premium$20.002
      Power BI Premium$4,995.003

      Footnotes

      1. Per User/Per Month
      2. Per User/Per Month
      3. Per Capacity/Per Month

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      CaseWare International

      No answers on this topic

      Microsoft

      I find it helpful and easy to use
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      Usability

      CaseWare International

      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

      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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