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Score 8.6 out of 100

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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

CoStar Real Estate Manager

Gen-Y and younger will have no problem learning how to use CoStar but its not very intuitive for the older generations (they have to hunt and peck for what they are looking for and have no idea how to manipulate the reporting features)
Amanda Kraft | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

[Microsoft] Power BI seems to sit slightly in the middle of the road as a data aggregation and visualization tool. It has the look and feel of an old tool that should be mastered by now, but it's output does not seem to match that. Our team had to constantly fix errors and bugs, which is not what you are looking for from a tool coming from Microsoft. On the other side, it isn't as user friendly or pretty as a tool like Domo. It somewhat lies in the middle on both functionality and user experience.
Alex Brielmann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

CoStar Real Estate Manager
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Pixel Perfect reports
CoStar Real Estate Manager
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Customizable dashboards
CoStar Real Estate Manager
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Report Formatting Templates
CoStar Real Estate Manager
Microsoft Power BI
8.2

Ad-hoc Reporting

CoStar Real Estate Manager
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Drill-down analysis
CoStar Real Estate Manager
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Formatting capabilities
CoStar Real Estate Manager
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
CoStar Real Estate Manager
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
CoStar Real Estate Manager
Microsoft Power BI
8.7

Report Output and Scheduling

CoStar Real Estate Manager
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Publish to Web
CoStar Real Estate Manager
Microsoft Power BI
8.9
Publish to PDF
CoStar Real Estate Manager
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Report Versioning
CoStar Real Estate Manager
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Report Delivery Scheduling
CoStar Real Estate Manager
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Delivery to Remote Servers
CoStar Real Estate Manager
Microsoft Power BI
7.4

Data Discovery and Visualization

CoStar Real Estate Manager
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
CoStar Real Estate Manager
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
CoStar Real Estate Manager
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Predictive Analytics
CoStar Real Estate Manager
Microsoft Power BI
7.9

Access Control and Security

CoStar Real Estate Manager
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
CoStar Real Estate Manager
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Role-Based Security Model
CoStar Real Estate Manager
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
CoStar Real Estate Manager
Microsoft Power BI
8.9
Single Sign-On (SSO)
CoStar Real Estate Manager
Microsoft Power BI
9.1

Mobile Capabilities

CoStar Real Estate Manager
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Responsive Design for Web Access
CoStar Real Estate Manager
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Dedicated iOS Application
CoStar Real Estate Manager
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Dedicated Android Application
CoStar Real Estate Manager
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
CoStar Real Estate Manager
Microsoft Power BI
8.5

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

CoStar Real Estate Manager
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
REST API
CoStar Real Estate Manager
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Javascript API
CoStar Real Estate Manager
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
iFrames
CoStar Real Estate Manager
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Java API
CoStar Real Estate Manager
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Themeable User Interface (UI)
CoStar Real Estate Manager
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
CoStar Real Estate Manager
Microsoft Power BI
8.1

Pros

CoStar Real Estate Manager

  • For my role within the company, I find CoStars database of historical information very helpful. Previous users, owners, financing lien holders, tax information and county data are things I look for on a daily basis.
Amanda Kraft | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

  • Excel integration, allowing users more familiar with Excel to transition over with relative ease.
  • Inexpensive license model, compared to Tableau which can get very expensive depending on your needs.
  • Updates, by far Power BI is one of the most updated apps currently. With monthly releases of new features and fixes.
David Shi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CoStar Real Estate Manager

  • In our market (Portland, OR), not enough users implement the tools that could make CoStar so much better. For example, I specialize in medical but brokers and owners don't take the time to mark medical as an approved use in their buildings so I have to search much longer and cross-reference the data by contacting the brokers directly.
  • I find it really annoying that when I download documents CoStar doesn't use smart technology to automatically name my files. It is especially irritating since every piece of marketing we post to CoStar has a relevant file name yet when we download the same file we have to rename it.
Amanda Kraft | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

  • For on-prem users of Power BI Report Server, it would be useful if Desktop included a compatibility level that could be set rather than having to manage desktop installs, particularly with the app-based installation option.
  • Formatting options can be uneven between different visuals.
  • Formatting for tables based on queries seem to randomly be reformatted to being difficult to read.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

CoStar Real Estate Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I find it helpful and easy to use
jim paroly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CoStar Real Estate Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 8.3
Based on 41 answers
I give Power BI an 8 out of 10 because it is very intuitive and flexible. It gets the job done while complimenting the rest of your applications. I wish some of the subscription capabilities were more dynamic as one example of the desired enhancement, but I'm confident in the future development of additional features. Also, since it's a Microsoft product, you can bet on the security and ongoing supportability of the product.
Bryan Goodyear | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CoStar Real Estate Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 8.3
Based on 37 answers
Microsoft are very fast to reply to any queries and if the query is hard to implement they provide resources to help you and facilitate solutions to problems. Also, there is a lot of online material to self-serve any bugs or errors you might have to deal with - even if the IDE of [Microsoft Power BI] is already very helpful and user friendly.
Ilektra Skepetari | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CoStar Real Estate Manager

One of our landlords requested we try VTS but we didn't continue because it was such a small portfolio it too more time to update the database than we wanted to spend
Amanda Kraft | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI has enabled me and the entire team for excellent data analysis and visualization against the above [software]. Data security and integrity is one of the finest feature[s] of this application. Installable [a] PC and handset and can be accessed from anywhere within a click only. It has helped the organization developing the talents in terms of business analysis and shaping them as a business leader.
Md. Robiullah | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CoStar Real Estate Manager

  • Since CoStar has linked with LoopNet we have had fewer bad data calls. By which I mean old data from LoopNet that was available to the general public is now more regularly updated through CoStar so we have less confusion with our clients.
Amanda Kraft | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

  • Management can keep a track of key metrics in real time which enables them to act proactively.
  • Helps teams in Root Cause Analysis to identify the source of problem so that it can be avoided in future.
  • People not well versed with coding and ML algorithms can also quickly create accurate sales forecast and prediction models leading to better planning.
Annie Jain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CoStar Real Estate Manager

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

CoStar Real Estate Manager Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Microsoft Power BI

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Microsoft Power BI Editions & Modules

Edition
Pro$9.991
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CoStar Real Estate Manager
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

CoStar Real Estate Manager
Microsoft Power BI
10.0

Usability

CoStar Real Estate Manager
Microsoft Power BI
8.3

Support Rating

CoStar Real Estate Manager
Microsoft Power BI
8.3

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