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Score 8.3 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

Databox

I believe Databox can be an asset for any company. We are a small company, but I can see the value for large companies too. Databox is a great fit for departments or organizations that need to put their data into a readable form without needing a ton of reports. Databox allows you to save time and put together a nice report without having to do too much extra work. Once it is set up, it basically runs on its own at the frequency you set. I personally receive a daily report and have it sent to the respective people on the day of our meeting so we can quickly review it.
Heather Robinette, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

In case of information that is being generated and used by different departments in organizations who might not be working closely with each other but still see and use the information, being able to put together all the information in an understandable and easy to interpret format is important so that everybody is making decisions based on the same information and its easy to digest the information. I believe here the powerbi dashboards and reports are really very valuable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Databox
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
Databox
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Customizable dashboards
Databox
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Report Formatting Templates
Databox
8.9
Microsoft Power BI
8.2

Ad-hoc Reporting

Databox
8.6
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Drill-down analysis
Databox
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Formatting capabilities
Databox
8.8
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Databox
7.9
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Report sharing and collaboration
Databox
9.6
Microsoft Power BI
8.7

Report Output and Scheduling

Databox
8.4
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Publish to Web
Databox
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.9
Publish to PDF
Databox
9.2
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Report Versioning
Databox
7.6
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Report Delivery Scheduling
Databox
9.2
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Delivery to Remote Servers
Databox
7.1
Microsoft Power BI
7.6

Data Discovery and Visualization

Databox
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Databox
8.5
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Databox
7.5
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Predictive Analytics
Databox
8.1
Microsoft Power BI
7.9

Access Control and Security

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

Mobile Capabilities

Databox
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Responsive Design for Web Access
Databox
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Dedicated iOS Application
Databox
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Dedicated Android Application
Databox
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Databox
Microsoft Power BI
8.4

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Databox
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
REST API
Databox
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Javascript API
Databox
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
iFrames
Databox
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Java API
Databox
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Databox
Microsoft Power BI
7.6
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Databox
Microsoft Power BI
8.0

Pros

Databox

  • Create dashboards from a variety of data sources.
  • Set & track goals based on the data and metrics provided.
  • Send alerts and scorecard updates to Slack and email automatically.
Michael Glover | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

  • Using features like Power Query, which is in itself like a tool like Excel, you can clean and preview data before using it for analysis purposes. If you have used Excel in the past, Power Query will, for the most part, be a cakewalk for you.
  • The predominant feature one comes to Power BI is the ability to create automated formidable dashboards that everyone refers to before or during meetings to encourage and substantiate decision-making.
  • If required, based on specific data points, reports are triggered automatically to certain people as well.
Tanish Pruthi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Databox

  • Some types of data can only be reported on for 1-2 months back. Unless I'm misunderstanding the function of the software this seems really weird. I can't figure out how to report on Activities more than 2 months ago
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

  • Since it's a complex system, need a technical team or administrator to manage.
  • I don't like being locked out. Make it easier to stay log[ged] in and not fill in password.
  • SSO login would be huge! This would save a lot of time and improve security.
Greg Watkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Databox

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

Databox

Databox 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Databox is an intuitive, well-designed platform that can be used by non-technical marketers. It is easy to learn, and while set up takes time, usability is high and the team has enjoyed creating custom dashboards and clients have also given us great feedback regarding its usability and value. While other BI tools are much more complex to navigate, Databox is a breeze.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 8.4
Based on 51 answers
It is a great product, but unless you already have a lot of experience with similar software it can be a little difficult to really get going in using the software. Once you get the hang of the UI and the data importing/sync, it is pretty simple to build the reports you need and to manage and update those reports.
christian Maxwell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Databox

Databox 9.8
Based on 3 answers
I have really enjoyed using Databox and have seen the value of it in many ways. They also continue to improve the functions of it and grow their integrations and templates. I look forward to continuing to use Databox in the future, potentially even finding ways to incorporate it into other departments to help them with reporting as well.
Heather Robinette, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 8.3
Based on 47 answers
Microsoft's support is standard, and typically the difficulties that arise when using Power BI correspond to managing Azure. Regarding the use of Power BI to do reports and analysis, the support of Microsoft is regular; However, the Power BI Users Community is active and frequently publishes manuals and tutorials on YouTube, with which practically all doubts regarding the basic and intermediate use of the tool can be resolved.
Dustin Ghia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Databox

Databox is unique in its ability to report from multiple data sources. Google Analytics is the standard when it comes to web metrics, but it's just one of the tools that integrates with Databox. Tableau is fantastic for data visualizations and reporting, but it's much more expensive than Databox, so it's not ideal for everyone. Tableau is also superior with customization
Daniel Berry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

Again, I would say [Microsoft] Power BI stacks up right in the middle against their competitors. It gets the job done in terms of data aggregation and visualization, but it lacks user experience and ease of building. Most sales reps I spoke with didn't like the tool because it wasn't easy to look at or pretty. And most developers didn't prefer building on it because it was clunky and we had a lot of bugs. At the end of the day it was usable and not the worst, so we dealt with it as we were a Microsoft company.
Alex Brielmann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Databox

  • It has helped us to show our value to clients
  • Easily digestible dashboards make it easy to understand what you're looking at
Dustin Brackett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

  • Positive - Allowing users to migrate from Excel to a more modern platform saving hundreds of man hours from dealing with poor data practices and VBA related shenanigans.
  • Positive - Good and inexpensive entry point to serve as a starting point on educating developers and end users on data visualization best/worst practices.
  • Negative - Another barrier to hiring, as users are expected to have Power BI experience which lowers the number of potential candidates.
David Shi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Databox

General

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

Databox 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

Databox
8.3
Microsoft Power BI
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

Databox
Microsoft Power BI
10.0

Usability

Databox
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.4

Support Rating

Databox
9.8
Microsoft Power BI
8.3

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