ClicData vs. Microsoft Power BI

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ClicData
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
ClicData is a 100% cloud-based business intelligence platform that allows users to connect, process, blend, visualize and share data from a single place. As an automated platform, users are able to rely on the latest version of company data, to ensure users make the right decisions. Hundreds of data connectors ClicData has connectors that allow users to pull data automatically from hundreds of business applications and databases. Data warehousing and ETL…
$79
per month
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
ClicDataMicrosoft Power BI
Editions & Modules
Premium
$79
per month
Team
$269
per month
Business
$525
per month
Enterprise
Custom Quote
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ClicDataMicrosoft Power BI
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$71 data volume, type of data source and level of automationNo setup fee
Additional DetailsAll plans include multiple users licenses but dashboards can be shared with external users via live links, no license needed. Plans and pricing vary based on the data connectors, refreshes, and the level of automation needed. A few hours of Expert Service are including in all plans but more hours can be purchased. A white label option is also available for consultants and agencies.
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Community Pulse
ClicDataMicrosoft Power BI
Considered Both Products
ClicData
Chose ClicData
We tried and trialed everything we could before choosing ClicData and there's two main points that ClicData is just absolutely head and shoulders above the rest. Most importantly it's by far the easiest to use. We had working dashboard giving us meaningful data and insight in …
Chose ClicData
We chose ClicData over some other options because it was cost-effective and relatively easy to implement. It didn't require a server to set-up or manage which was nice.
Chose ClicData
ClicData was the most flexible. It is cloud-based and even has WebService access. You can publish your data for access from other applications. The sheer number of data connectors is amazing. The ability to not only create dashboards, but you can schedule them to be delivered …
Microsoft Power BI
Chose Microsoft Power BI
Power BI takes it to another level with the report and dashboard designing for a wide variety of purposes, and always gives you the option to be collaborative within their native sync features, that is also an advantage to set things up, for example, to promote reports into …
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
ClicDataMicrosoft Power BI
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
ClicData
10.0
3 Ratings
20% above category average
Microsoft Power BI
7.3
138 Ratings
12% below category average
Pixel Perfect reports10.01 Ratings6.5118 Ratings
Customizable dashboards10.03 Ratings8.0138 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates00 Ratings7.3126 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
ClicData
9.0
3 Ratings
10% above category average
Microsoft Power BI
7.1
139 Ratings
13% below category average
Drill-down analysis8.03 Ratings7.3138 Ratings
Formatting capabilities9.03 Ratings6.4137 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration10.02 Ratings7.0134 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages00 Ratings7.5102 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
ClicData
8.5
3 Ratings
2% above category average
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
133 Ratings
7% below category average
Publish to Web10.02 Ratings8.2128 Ratings
Publish to PDF9.02 Ratings8.2121 Ratings
Report Versioning7.02 Ratings7.3101 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling8.01 Ratings8.6103 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers00 Ratings6.873 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
ClicData
8.5
3 Ratings
5% above category average
Microsoft Power BI
7.6
135 Ratings
6% below category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)10.03 Ratings7.6130 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization7.02 Ratings7.8121 Ratings
Predictive Analytics00 Ratings7.4101 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
ClicData
10.0
2 Ratings
15% above category average
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
126 Ratings
5% below category average
Multi-User Support (named login)10.02 Ratings8.2120 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)10.02 Ratings8.4110 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model00 Ratings8.8102 Ratings
Report-Level Access Control00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)00 Ratings8.694 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
ClicData
6.0
2 Ratings
28% below category average
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
117 Ratings
1% below category average
Responsive Design for Web Access7.02 Ratings8.0111 Ratings
Mobile Application1.01 Ratings7.493 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile10.02 Ratings7.4112 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
ClicData
10.0
1 Ratings
23% above category average
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
80 Ratings
6% above category average
iFrames10.01 Ratings8.055 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)10.01 Ratings8.263 Ratings
REST API00 Ratings8.172 Ratings
Javascript API00 Ratings9.656 Ratings
Java API00 Ratings7.946 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)00 Ratings8.344 Ratings
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User Ratings
ClicDataMicrosoft Power BI
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(3 ratings)
8.0
(140 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(56 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(52 ratings)
User Testimonials
ClicDataMicrosoft Power BI
Likelihood to Recommend
ClicData
We used ClicData dashboards in a somewhat unorthodox way: we used "Indicators", or icons within tables to represent data, and the results looked great. The ability to integrate 3rd party HTML into dashboards was valuable (although Clic Data correctly warns that response time may suffer). The ability to start small and release dashboards incrementally suited our needs very well. We also valued the responsive account team getting us quickly pointed in the right direction.
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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
ClicData
  • Ease of use, I can put together a dashboard in about an hour that is used by daily.
  • Support, their support team is super helpful and always has detailed insight.
  • Connectors, they have a huge number of connectors that allow easy integration of your data sources.
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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
ClicData
  • More widgets.
  • Sometimes it takes a while to refresh.
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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
ClicData
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
I find it helpful and easy to use
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Usability
ClicData
Like I mentioned before, the ease of use means we not only get very quick results and beautiful dashboards in minutes, it means my team is actually using it because they aren't frustrated in the learning curve or wasting time trying to accomplish simple tasks.
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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
ClicData
We've only needed support a couple times in the beginning as we were learning the system and how to display our data in interesting ways. Every time we reached out we got very detailed responses and were connected to someone that you could tell was very interested in making sure we were happy with how things were going.
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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
ClicData
ClicData was the most flexible. It is cloud-based and even has WebService access. You can publish your data for access from other applications. The sheer number of data connectors is amazing. The ability to not only create dashboards, but you can schedule them to be delivered to specific recipients on a scheduled basis via PDF or a static HTML page.
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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
ClicData
  • ClicData was by far the most reasonable cost-wise, and we were able to get ROI within just minutes of using it.
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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

ClicData Screenshots

Screenshot of Screenshot of ClicData's data warehouse where all your company's data is centralized.Screenshot of Some of ClicData's connectors. 250+ data connections are available.Screenshot of Preview of a joint between datasets from two different sources. Do basic or advanced data transformations with ClicData's ETL features.Screenshot of Daily Sales Productivity dashboard exampleScreenshot of Financial KPIs Dashboard example

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