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Score 8 out of 100

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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    BI Standard Reporting

    D3.js

    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
    8.2
    82%
    119 Ratings

    Customizable dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    138 Ratings

    Report Formatting Templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    127 Ratings

    Ad-hoc Reporting

    D3.js

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    Microsoft Power BI

    84%
    Microsoft Power BI ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Drill-down analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    138 Ratings

    Formatting capabilities

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    137 Ratings

    Integration with R or other statistical packages

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    103 Ratings

    Report sharing and collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    135 Ratings

    Report Output and Scheduling

    D3.js

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    Microsoft Power BI

    83%
    Microsoft Power BI ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Publish to Web

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    128 Ratings

    Publish to PDF

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    120 Ratings

    Report Versioning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    100 Ratings

    Report Delivery Scheduling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    103 Ratings

    Delivery to Remote Servers

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    75 Ratings

    Data Discovery and Visualization

    D3.js

    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%
    130 Ratings

    Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    121 Ratings

    Predictive Analytics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    102 Ratings

    Access Control and Security

    D3.js

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.8

    Microsoft Power BI

    88%
    Microsoft Power BI ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Multi-User Support (named login)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    120 Ratings

    Role-Based Security Model

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    103 Ratings

    Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    111 Ratings

    Single Sign-On (SSO)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    94 Ratings

    Mobile Capabilities

    D3.js

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.5

    Microsoft Power BI

    85%
    Microsoft Power BI ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Responsive Design for Web Access

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    112 Ratings

    Mobile Application

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    94 Ratings

    Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    113 Ratings

    Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

    D3.js

    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
    8.3
    83%
    72 Ratings

    Javascript API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    57 Ratings

    iFrames

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    56 Ratings

    Java API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    47 Ratings

    Themeable User Interface (UI)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    63 Ratings

    Customizable Platform (Open Source)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    46 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • D3.js is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • Microsoft Power BI is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.9

    D3.js

    89%
    3 Ratings
    8.7

    Microsoft Power BI

    87%
    140 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    D3.js

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Microsoft Power BI

    100%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    D3.js

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5

    Microsoft Power BI

    85%
    56 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.0

    D3.js

    80%
    2 Ratings
    8.4

    Microsoft Power BI

    84%
    52 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    D3.js

    It's well suited for dynamic data, especially when multiple users are using the application and generating data, it helps us to get analytics of the data for users.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Microsoft Power BI

    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.
    Jose-Angel Mangas | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    D3.js

    • It provides multiple ways of visualizing data easily.
    • It is fast and light on system resources. It is built with JavaScript and visualizations can be easily hosted on the web across browsers.
    • It has a huge community backing it so it is easy to find people to help with whatever you're doing.
    Firaz Peer | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Microsoft Power BI

    • 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.
    Afia Tamanna | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    D3.js

    • Hard to code, not a kids play toy.
    • No tutorial from official documentation.
    • Requires web development experience.
    Sanyam Jain | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Microsoft Power BI

    • 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
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    D3.js

    General

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

    Starting Price

    D3.js Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Microsoft Power BI

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $9.99 per month

    Microsoft Power BI Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Power BI Pro$9.991
    Power BI Premium$20.001
    Power BI Premium$4,995.002
    1. Per User/Per Month
    2. Per Capacity/Per Month
    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    D3.js

    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

    D3.js

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft Power BI

    Microsoft Power BI 8.5
    Based on 56 answers
    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.
    Tanish Pruthi | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    D3.js

    D3.js 8.0
    Based on 2 answers
    Support can be improved by providing more educational videos.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Microsoft Power BI

    Microsoft Power BI 8.4
    Based on 52 answers
    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.
    Greg Watkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    D3.js

    Protoviz does not require as much knowledge of programming to build visualizations as with D3.js or Google Charts. Highcharts or AnyChart are other alternatives that are more specific to building charts only
    Firaz Peer | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Microsoft Power BI

    [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 .
    Dustin Ghia | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    D3.js

    • Rapid Development using templates helps faster delivery of the project.
    • Documentation requires a lot of time to study.
    • D3 creates high-quality visual effects which can be used over large screens.
    Sanyam Jain | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Microsoft Power BI

    • 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.
    christian Maxwell | TrustRadius Reviewer

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