ClicData vs. Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)

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
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Power BI for Office 365 allowed users to model and analyze data, and query large datasets with complex natural language queries. It has been discontinued in favor of other editions of Power BI going forward.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
Premium
$79
per month
Team
$269
per month
Business
$525
per month
Enterprise
Custom Quote
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ClicDataPower BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
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
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Features
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BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
ClicData
10.0
3 Ratings
21% above category average
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.0
11 Ratings
11% above category average
Pixel Perfect reports10.01 Ratings9.010 Ratings
Customizable dashboards10.03 Ratings8.011 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates00 Ratings10.08 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
ClicData
9.0
3 Ratings
12% above category average
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.5
11 Ratings
17% above category average
Drill-down analysis8.03 Ratings9.011 Ratings
Formatting capabilities9.03 Ratings9.011 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration10.02 Ratings10.011 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages00 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
ClicData
8.5
3 Ratings
3% above category average
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.5
11 Ratings
14% above category average
Publish to Web10.02 Ratings10.011 Ratings
Publish to PDF9.02 Ratings10.010 Ratings
Report Versioning7.02 Ratings9.06 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling8.01 Ratings9.64 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers00 Ratings8.73 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
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
10.0
11 Ratings
21% above category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)10.03 Ratings10.010 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization7.02 Ratings10.011 Ratings
Predictive Analytics00 Ratings10.08 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
ClicData
10.0
2 Ratings
16% above category average
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.8
10 Ratings
14% above category average
Multi-User Support (named login)10.02 Ratings10.010 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)10.02 Ratings10.09 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model00 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)00 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
ClicData
6.0
2 Ratings
28% below category average
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.5
10 Ratings
18% above category average
Responsive Design for Web Access7.02 Ratings10.010 Ratings
Mobile Application1.01 Ratings9.09 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile10.02 Ratings10.09 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
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
7.8
3 Ratings
1% below category average
iFrames10.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)10.01 Ratings7.02 Ratings
REST API00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Javascript API00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Java API00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
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Enterprises
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(3 ratings)
8.0
(15 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.2
(4 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
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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
If you're already using Office 365, Power BI for O365 is an easy choice. Start playing around with the free version and then easily add individual Pro licenses with little risk. However, if you anticipate using this with many users, it can get expensive quickly.
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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
  • Easy to make visual dashboards from SQL queries. Previously we had to use a third party application that had to run on a web server that was so complex to setup and run. PowerBI removes all that.
  • Ability to control who/which group has access to each dashboard or report. Ties in well with the rest of the Office 365 ecosystem.
  • Has many connectors to allow pulling data from various systems, both onsite (via gateway) or external (via APIs), and join the data to create a report/dashboard.
  • Ability to show data but also export the data, if permitted.
  • Easy to show PowerBI dashboards on SharePoint or on other websites via embedded code.
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Cons
ClicData
  • More widgets.
  • Sometimes it takes a while to refresh.
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Microsoft
  • Licensing: Currently, Microsoft has a fixed pricing model for Office 365 users, regardless of role/function of the user. Most organizations have a small number of "power users" that create usable content and many more "consumers" that simply view/run reports created by power users. Microsoft does not differentiate between these users, and thus the pricing limits organizations from large deployments of the software.
  • Version incompatibility: Excel 2010 and 2013 workbooks are compatible with each other. However, workbooks created in 2010 that include PowerPivot databases must be upgraded to 2013 format to run in 2013. Subsequently, you cannot open these upgraded PowerPivot workbooks in 2010. This requires ALL users to be on the same version.
  • Visualization: Excel charting with PowerPivot workbooks is adequate for many users. Power View also contains a number of GREAT visualizations, including animated bubble charts and a very flexible dashboard/report design canvas. However, compared to some of the other self-service BI solutions, it is still limited in its visualization capabilities.
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Likelihood to Renew
ClicData
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Microsoft
I will continue to recommend this suite to folks looking for a reporting and analytics solution, as I find in MOST cases, it's great at meeting almost every requirement I've been given by a multitude of clients across a range of industries. I've built Capacity Planning solutions that allowed end user input which was then submitted to SharePoint, Executive Dashboards, custom applications, simple analytical tools for teams to easily slice and dice data, and super simple reports as well as some very complicated ones. If you haven't seen the demos online, do a search, and see for yourself - this is a great BI suite! (I do not work for Microsoft, although I do consult out there from time to time. I do occasionally make a recommendation for a different BI reporting tool, but in general, find Excel can accomplish quite a bit for less money and in less time.)
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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
We are satisfied with the functionality and capabilities of Power BI. Product is cost effective and full-fill the reporting requirements of the organization. You can perform most of the report level complex analysis with the help of DAX which makes Power BI very powerful analytic tool. Power BI for Office 365 has gone away and Power BI is the next evolution of it. Power BI comes with your Office 365 E5 subscription or you can purchase licensing for it separately.
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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
as of now there is strong community for Power BI, you can get solution for most of your problems from there. Also you can send your error to Microsoft as well. After every 15 days they release updates to overcome all the issues of defects.
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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
Oracle was nice, super expensive to implement if it's not in use already. JobDiva is choppy and heavy on the system while does not give great reports. Salesforce is good; remote access is good however their support is terrible
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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
  • As a Microsoft Partner implementing Business Intelligence solutions, Power BI has removed the barrier for our clients to begin the "BI journey". So often, projects get hung up in that early phase of procuring and installing/configuring expensive hardware and software. Just simply getting started and designing a beginning solution has allowed our clients to see results in 1-2 weeks using their data that might have taken months to achieve otherwise.
  • One significant ROI example is process improvement. In many cases, individuals or teams are spending days each month gathering data from multiple sources for reporting to their constituents. We are reducing these times to minutes by automating many of the data collection and integration processes that were previously manual.
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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