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Score 8.6 out of 100

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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Databox ranks higher in 2 feature sets: BI Standard Reporting, Ad-hoc Reporting
  • Microsoft Power BI ranks higher in 1 feature set: Data Discovery and Visualization
  • Databox and Microsoft Power BI are tied in 1 feature set: Report Output and Scheduling

BI Standard Reporting

9.3

Databox

93%
8.4

Microsoft Power BI

84%
Databox ranks higher in 3/3 features

Pixel Perfect reports

9.9
99%
5 Ratings
8.2
82%
117 Ratings

Customizable dashboards

9.0
90%
8 Ratings
9.0
90%
136 Ratings

Report Formatting Templates

9.0
90%
8 Ratings
8.2
82%
125 Ratings

Ad-hoc Reporting

8.6

Databox

86%
8.4

Microsoft Power BI

84%
Databox ranks higher in 2/4 features

Drill-down analysis

8.0
80%
6 Ratings
8.7
87%
136 Ratings

Formatting capabilities

9.0
90%
8 Ratings
8.0
80%
135 Ratings

Integration with R or other statistical packages

7.9
79%
3 Ratings
8.1
81%
101 Ratings

Report sharing and collaboration

9.5
95%
8 Ratings
8.6
86%
133 Ratings

Report Output and Scheduling

8.3

Databox

83%
8.3

Microsoft Power BI

83%
Databox ranks higher in 3/5 features

Publish to Web

9.0
90%
6 Ratings
9.0
90%
126 Ratings

Publish to PDF

9.0
90%
7 Ratings
8.9
89%
118 Ratings

Report Versioning

7.7
77%
4 Ratings
7.8
78%
98 Ratings

Report Delivery Scheduling

9.0
90%
8 Ratings
8.5
85%
101 Ratings

Delivery to Remote Servers

7.1
71%
3 Ratings
7.4
74%
73 Ratings

Data Discovery and Visualization

7.8

Databox

78%
8.2

Microsoft Power BI

82%
Databox ranks higher in 2/3 features

Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)

8.5
85%
6 Ratings
8.4
84%
128 Ratings

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

7.0
70%
4 Ratings
8.4
84%
119 Ratings

Predictive Analytics

7.9
79%
5 Ratings
7.8
78%
100 Ratings

Access Control and Security

Databox

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
8.7
87%
118 Ratings

Role-Based Security Model

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7
87%
101 Ratings

Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7
87%
109 Ratings

Single Sign-On (SSO)

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
92 Ratings

Mobile Capabilities

Databox

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.4

Microsoft Power BI

84%
Microsoft Power BI ranks higher in 3/3 features

Responsive Design for Web Access

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
110 Ratings

Mobile Application

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
92 Ratings

Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
111 Ratings

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Databox

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%
71 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
7.8
78%
62 Ratings

Customizable Platform (Open Source)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
45 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Databox is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating
  • Microsoft Power BI is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Databox

80%
8 Ratings
8.6

Microsoft Power BI

86%
138 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Databox

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Microsoft Power BI

100%
1 Rating

Usability

9.0

Databox

90%
1 Rating
8.5

Microsoft Power BI

85%
54 Ratings

Support Rating

9.8

Databox

98%
6 Ratings
8.4

Microsoft Power BI

84%
50 Ratings

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 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

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

  • 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

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

  • 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

Databox

General

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

Starting Price

Databox 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

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 8.5
Based on 54 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

Databox

Databox 9.8
Based on 6 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 8.4
Based on 50 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

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

[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

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

  • 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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