Databox vs. Microsoft Power BI

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Databox
Score 9.5 out of 10
N/A
Databox, headquartered in Cambridge, offers Databox Designer, an application allowing enterprise level users to track and share KPIs from key applications, touting a no code setup and an API and query tools for integration with custom data sources and data searches.N/A
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
DataboxMicrosoft Power BI
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DataboxMicrosoft Power BI
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
DataboxMicrosoft Power BI
Considered Both Products
Databox
Chose Databox
Databox automatically integrates with tons of different data sources without you needing to arrange the backend information on how everything should connect. Tableau, Power BI, and Sisense require a lot of manual setup unless you have all of your fields perfectly matched up …
Microsoft Power BI

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
DataboxMicrosoft Power BI
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Databox
9.3
8 Ratings
11% above category average
Microsoft Power BI
7.4
138 Ratings
10% below category average
Pixel Perfect reports10.05 Ratings6.6118 Ratings
Customizable dashboards8.98 Ratings8.2138 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates8.98 Ratings7.3126 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Databox
8.6
8 Ratings
7% above category average
Microsoft Power BI
7.1
139 Ratings
13% below category average
Drill-down analysis8.06 Ratings7.4138 Ratings
Formatting capabilities8.98 Ratings6.6137 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages7.93 Ratings7.6102 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration9.48 Ratings7.0134 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Databox
8.3
8 Ratings
1% below category average
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
133 Ratings
6% below category average
Publish to Web8.96 Ratings8.2128 Ratings
Publish to PDF8.97 Ratings8.3121 Ratings
Report Versioning7.74 Ratings7.3101 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling8.98 Ratings8.6103 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers7.13 Ratings7.073 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Databox
7.7
7 Ratings
6% below category average
Microsoft Power BI
7.7
135 Ratings
5% below category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)8.36 Ratings7.7130 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization7.04 Ratings7.9121 Ratings
Predictive Analytics7.95 Ratings7.5101 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Databox
-
Ratings
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
126 Ratings
5% below category average
Multi-User Support (named login)00 Ratings8.3120 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model00 Ratings8.8102 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)00 Ratings8.3110 Ratings
Report-Level Access Control00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)00 Ratings8.794 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Databox
-
Ratings
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
117 Ratings
1% below category average
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings8.1111 Ratings
Mobile Application00 Ratings7.593 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings7.5112 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
Databox
-
Ratings
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
80 Ratings
5% above category average
REST API00 Ratings8.272 Ratings
Javascript API00 Ratings9.456 Ratings
iFrames00 Ratings8.055 Ratings
Java API00 Ratings7.946 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)00 Ratings8.363 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)00 Ratings8.344 Ratings
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User Ratings
DataboxMicrosoft Power BI
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(8 ratings)
8.0
(140 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.9
(56 ratings)
Support Rating
9.8
(3 ratings)
8.1
(52 ratings)
User Testimonials
DataboxMicrosoft Power BI
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.
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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
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.
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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
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
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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
Databox
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Microsoft
I find it helpful and easy to use
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Usability
Databox
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.
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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
Databox
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.
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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
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
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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
Databox
  • It has helped us to show our value to clients
  • Easily digestible dashboards make it easy to understand what you're looking at
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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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