Celonis vs. Microsoft Power BI

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Celonis
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Celonis is a Process Intelligence platform that helps companies improve their operations, customer experience, and sustainability. The company’s technology provides a digital twin of a company’s processes, giving everyone in the organization a common language and the ability to identify and capture value.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
CelonisMicrosoft Power BI
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CelonisMicrosoft Power BI
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional DetailsSnap is Celonis' free-to-use, cloud-based process mining solution, with over 3500 registrants and users. It includes most major features of Celonis, including all functionality found in common process mining tools. It also includes pre-built connectors to ServiceNow and pre-built content to get users started quickly on their process mining journey.
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Community Pulse
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Considered Both Products
Celonis
Chose Celonis
Celonis has some nice process visuals and root cause analysis. Still, the insights are only as good as the underlying data, which is messy at most companies, like Incorta and Mircosoft Power BI.
Chose Celonis
Celonis is unique in process mining and related insight capabilities and a industry leader now.
Chose Celonis
It's just different--Celonis is the first process mining tool I've leveraged, and I'm endlessly impressed with the feature set, the level of usability despite the robust functionality--I'm a hard person to be impressed by technology but find the product impressive.
Chose Celonis
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Chose Celonis
The key difference for me as the user and as an analyst is the ease with which Celonis allowed me to shape the analysis myself. Other tools rely on what an analyst created in hopes that it will serve the purpose to everybody. So many times, however, I find myself stuck, wishing …
Chose Celonis
Incorta is a solid data warehouse but limited in visualization, reporting, and automation features.
Chose Celonis
Celonis has been selected for process mining and data science which will be trending in [the] future as I have seen results in [the] current software and expect more advanced versions in [the] future which will be exciting and surprising.
Chose Celonis
Celonis' value proposition and unique features make me confident that we can drive real value through its use in our company. While other solutions can offer complementary capabilities, Celonis stands out as a complete suite of features that are helpful to improve our business. …
Microsoft Power BI

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Top Pros
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Features
CelonisMicrosoft Power BI
BI Standard Reporting
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Celonis
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Ratings
Microsoft Power BI
7.4
138 Ratings
10% below category average
Pixel Perfect reports00 Ratings6.6118 Ratings
Customizable dashboards00 Ratings8.2138 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates00 Ratings7.3126 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
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Celonis
-
Ratings
Microsoft Power BI
7.1
139 Ratings
13% below category average
Drill-down analysis00 Ratings7.4138 Ratings
Formatting capabilities00 Ratings6.5137 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages00 Ratings7.6102 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration00 Ratings7.0134 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
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Celonis
-
Ratings
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
133 Ratings
6% below category average
Publish to Web00 Ratings8.2128 Ratings
Publish to PDF00 Ratings8.3121 Ratings
Report Versioning00 Ratings7.3101 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling00 Ratings8.6103 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers00 Ratings6.973 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
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Celonis
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Ratings
Microsoft Power BI
7.7
135 Ratings
5% below category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)00 Ratings7.7130 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization00 Ratings7.9121 Ratings
Predictive Analytics00 Ratings7.5101 Ratings
Access Control and Security
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Celonis
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Ratings
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
126 Ratings
5% below category average
Multi-User Support (named login)00 Ratings8.3120 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model00 Ratings8.8102 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)00 Ratings8.3110 Ratings
Report-Level Access Control00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)00 Ratings8.794 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
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Celonis
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Ratings
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
117 Ratings
1% below category average
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings8.1111 Ratings
Mobile Application00 Ratings7.593 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings7.5112 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
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Celonis
-
Ratings
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
80 Ratings
5% above category average
REST API00 Ratings8.272 Ratings
Javascript API00 Ratings9.456 Ratings
iFrames00 Ratings8.055 Ratings
Java API00 Ratings7.946 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)00 Ratings8.363 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)00 Ratings8.344 Ratings
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User Ratings
CelonisMicrosoft Power BI
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(139 ratings)
8.0
(140 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.6
(7 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
6.7
(3 ratings)
8.9
(56 ratings)
Support Rating
6.6
(3 ratings)
8.1
(52 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
CelonisMicrosoft Power BI
Likelihood to Recommend
Celonis
The industry in which Uniper operates requires strict adherence to compliance regulations, and we need a tool to monitor and ensure compliance throughout our key business processes. Celonis helps us to visualise our process and makes it easier to demonstrate that we are compliant. Uniper also has a culture of continuous improvement and we use Celonis to measure the impact of various process enhancements (such as increased automation) over time.
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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
Celonis
  • The team is incredible at integrating background tables, and building out the real-life processes end users are going through so that opportunities can be quickly identified. They continually persevere and are willing to bring in new data sets to make the platform as productive as possible.
  • The team continually challenges our internal business processes and setups to ensure that we are hunting for opportunities and pushing the limits of what we thought was possible for improving our operations
  • The X-ray view within the process explorer and the variant explorer provides a transparent overview of the order to cash process which we did not have previously
  • OLAP tables and different dimensions to slice the data with [helping] us find the root cause of the improvement opportunity that we want to focus on
  • Execution instruments like Action Flow help us take advantage of any insights provided to us within the process explorer
  • Dashboard views of specific KPIs help us build and export management reports with ease
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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
Celonis
  • Performance: While most of the time the performance is great, there are still days where the performance is too low for too long periods of time.
  • Still some minor, inexplicable errors with no pattern (i.e. Data Load gets stuck for 2 days)
  • Client Centricity (They are working on that with their new structure of Consultants, though)
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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
Celonis
We have been able to leverage Celonis [greatly] because of the commitment and support we receive from our data scientist. I strongly believe that we would not be able to accomplish this without her assistance. Moreover, when we escalate matters, the product development is engaged and commits resources to make sure our initiatives/business cases are supported.
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Microsoft
I find it helpful and easy to use
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Usability
Celonis
It is a great tool but also requires a lot of work to get it into a useable fashion. Part of this is on our end as we don't have the dedicated analyst function yet to really become self-sufficient with Celonis. It also uncovers a lot of data issues or at the very least, multiple rounds of development and data validation are required before getting to a position where the business users feel comfortable with the data being reflected. This is fairly normal with any data-related development effort and perhaps not unique to Celonis.
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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
Celonis
We submit tickets to Celonis through product support. No assistance is generally provided, have to wait and the ticket is then escalated to product support in Germany. Many times we submit the ticket and the support desk asks us the same questions back where they should already have this information.
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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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Implementation Rating
Celonis
Celonis has a lot of tools to support the implementation.
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Microsoft
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Alternatives Considered
Celonis
The major reason to choose Celonis is that it has enhanced decision-making in filtering the candidates. The frontend designer has nice graphics and has well-designed self-service. I particularly enjoy the visual editor, which allows you to create complicated PQL without having to write any code, as well as the numerous filtering choices, including process mining options.
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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
Celonis
  • Within my scope, we’re capturing 100k USD in working capital a year by adjusting the process in just 1 destination country. Plus we’re already scaling that up.
  • I modified the portfolio distribution within my Customer Service team that allowed for headcount reduction.
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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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ScreenShots

Celonis Screenshots

Screenshot of Variant ExplorerScreenshot of Conformance CheckerScreenshot of Automation ScoutScreenshot of BenchmarkingScreenshot of AP App Steering ViewScreenshot of AR App Control Center

Microsoft Power BI Screenshots

Screenshot of Microsoft Power BI - Turns insights into impact for business usersScreenshot of Power BI integrates easily with Microsoft 365Screenshot of Microsoft Power BI - AI-Powered CapabilitiesScreenshot of Microsoft Power BI - Copilot can be used to create reportsScreenshot of Microsoft Power BI - Data HubScreenshot of Microsoft Power BI - Scales as organizational needs grow