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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Databox ranks higher in 1 feature set: BI Standard Reporting
  • Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued) ranks higher in 3 feature sets: Ad-hoc Reporting, Report Output and Scheduling, Data Discovery and Visualization

BI Standard Reporting

9.3

Databox

93%
9.0

Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)

90%
Databox ranks higher in 2/3 features

Pixel Perfect reports

10.0
100%
5 Ratings
9.0
90%
10 Ratings

Customizable dashboards

8.9
89%
8 Ratings
8.0
80%
11 Ratings

Report Formatting Templates

8.9
89%
8 Ratings
10.0
100%
8 Ratings

Ad-hoc Reporting

8.6

Databox

86%
9.5

Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)

95%
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued) ranks higher in 4/4 features

Drill-down analysis

8.0
80%
6 Ratings
9.0
90%
11 Ratings

Formatting capabilities

8.9
89%
8 Ratings
9.0
90%
11 Ratings

Integration with R or other statistical packages

7.9
79%
3 Ratings
10.0
100%
6 Ratings

Report sharing and collaboration

9.5
95%
8 Ratings
10.0
100%
11 Ratings

Report Output and Scheduling

8.3

Databox

83%
9.5

Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)

95%
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued) ranks higher in 5/5 features

Publish to Web

8.9
89%
6 Ratings
10.0
100%
11 Ratings

Publish to PDF

8.9
89%
7 Ratings
10.0
100%
10 Ratings

Report Versioning

7.7
77%
4 Ratings
9.0
90%
6 Ratings

Report Delivery Scheduling

8.9
89%
8 Ratings
9.6
96%
4 Ratings

Delivery to Remote Servers

7.1
71%
3 Ratings
8.7
87%
3 Ratings

Data Discovery and Visualization

7.8

Databox

78%
10.0

Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)

100%
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued) ranks higher in 3/3 features

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

8.4
84%
6 Ratings
10.0
100%
10 Ratings

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

7.0
70%
4 Ratings
10.0
100%
11 Ratings

Predictive Analytics

7.9
79%
5 Ratings
10.0
100%
8 Ratings

Access Control and Security

Databox

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.8

Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)

98%
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued) ranks higher in 4/4 features

Multi-User Support (named login)

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
10 Ratings

Role-Based Security Model

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
8 Ratings

Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
9 Ratings

Single Sign-On (SSO)

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
5 Ratings

Mobile Capabilities

Databox

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.5

Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)

95%
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued) ranks higher in 3/3 features

Responsive Design for Web Access

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
10 Ratings

Mobile Application

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
9 Ratings

Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
9 Ratings

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Databox

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.8

Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)

78%
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued) ranks higher in 6/6 features

REST API

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Javascript API

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

iFrames

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Java API

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Themeable User Interface (UI)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Customizable Platform (Open Source)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Databox is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • Databox and Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued) are tied in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Databox

80%
8 Ratings
8.0

Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)

80%
15 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Databox

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2

Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)

92%
4 Ratings

Usability

9.0

Databox

90%
1 Rating
9.0

Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

9.8

Databox

98%
6 Ratings
9.0

Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)

90%
1 Rating

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

If you're already using Office 365, Power BI for O365 is an easy choice. Start playing around with the free version and then easily add individual Pro licenses with little risk. However, if you anticipate using this with many users, it can get expensive quickly.
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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

  • Easy to make visual dashboards from SQL queries. Previously we had to use a third party application that had to run on a web server that was so complex to setup and run. PowerBI removes all that.
  • Ability to control who/which group has access to each dashboard or report. Ties in well with the rest of the Office 365 ecosystem.
  • Has many connectors to allow pulling data from various systems, both onsite (via gateway) or external (via APIs), and join the data to create a report/dashboard.
  • Ability to show data but also export the data, if permitted.
  • Easy to show PowerBI dashboards on SharePoint or on other websites via embedded code.
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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

  • Licensing: Currently, Microsoft has a fixed pricing model for Office 365 users, regardless of role/function of the user. Most organizations have a small number of "power users" that create usable content and many more "consumers" that simply view/run reports created by power users. Microsoft does not differentiate between these users, and thus the pricing limits organizations from large deployments of the software.
  • Version incompatibility: Excel 2010 and 2013 workbooks are compatible with each other. However, workbooks created in 2010 that include PowerPivot databases must be upgraded to 2013 format to run in 2013. Subsequently, you cannot open these upgraded PowerPivot workbooks in 2010. This requires ALL users to be on the same version.
  • Visualization: Excel charting with PowerPivot workbooks is adequate for many users. Power View also contains a number of GREAT visualizations, including animated bubble charts and a very flexible dashboard/report design canvas. However, compared to some of the other self-service BI solutions, it is still limited in its visualization capabilities.
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Pricing Details

Databox

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Databox editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued) editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Databox

      No answers on this topic

      Microsoft

      I will continue to recommend this suite to folks looking for a reporting and analytics solution, as I find in MOST cases, it's great at meeting almost every requirement I've been given by a multitude of clients across a range of industries. I've built Capacity Planning solutions that allowed end user input which was then submitted to SharePoint, Executive Dashboards, custom applications, simple analytical tools for teams to easily slice and dice data, and super simple reports as well as some very complicated ones. If you haven't seen the demos online, do a search, and see for yourself - this is a great BI suite! (I do not work for Microsoft, although I do consult out there from time to time. I do occasionally make a recommendation for a different BI reporting tool, but in general, find Excel can accomplish quite a bit for less money and in less time.)
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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

      We are satisfied with the functionality and capabilities of Power BI. Product is cost effective and full-fill the reporting requirements of the organization. You can perform most of the report level complex analysis with the help of DAX which makes Power BI very powerful analytic tool. Power BI for Office 365 has gone away and Power BI is the next evolution of it. Power BI comes with your Office 365 E5 subscription or you can purchase licensing for it separately.
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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

      as of now there is strong community for Power BI, you can get solution for most of your problems from there. Also you can send your error to Microsoft as well. After every 15 days they release updates to overcome all the issues of defects.
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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

      Oracle was nice, super expensive to implement if it's not in use already. JobDiva is choppy and heavy on the system while does not give great reports. Salesforce is good; remote access is good however their support is terrible
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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

      • As a Microsoft Partner implementing Business Intelligence solutions, Power BI has removed the barrier for our clients to begin the "BI journey". So often, projects get hung up in that early phase of procuring and installing/configuring expensive hardware and software. Just simply getting started and designing a beginning solution has allowed our clients to see results in 1-2 weeks using their data that might have taken months to achieve otherwise.
      • One significant ROI example is process improvement. In many cases, individuals or teams are spending days each month gathering data from multiple sources for reporting to their constituents. We are reducing these times to minutes by automating many of the data collection and integration processes that were previously manual.
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