What users are saying about
1 Rating
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
878 Ratings
1 Rating
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 8 out of 100

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
878 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Datadeck

DataDeck is an excellent solution for those who need to analyze Google Analytics daily. You can have an exclusive deck for an exclusive GAt account and select the reports and instances needed. No need to go deep into the GA menus anymore. Just pick the info you need and that specify data will be easily available. We feel that sharing the dashboard with our clients does not work well once, sometimes, have difficulties to understand the dashboard and data.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

The Microsoft BI suite of tools, which comprises tools from the SQL Server suite, provides end-to-end features and functionality for businesses of any size. Users who need dashboards and reports fast will benefit from this tool. It’s simple to connect to databases, cloud storage systems, and CSV files of any type. This makes the dashboards suitable for a more rapid presentation workflow because we can easily incorporate them into PowerPoint presentations. Enterprise and standard editions are both available for some tools.
Nilufa Hossain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Datadeck
7.7
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.3
Pixel Perfect reports
Datadeck
8.0
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.4
Customizable dashboards
Datadeck
9.0
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.5
Report Formatting Templates
Datadeck
6.0
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Datadeck
6.7
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.4
Drill-down analysis
Datadeck
7.0
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.6
Formatting capabilities
Datadeck
7.0
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.3
Report sharing and collaboration
Datadeck
6.0
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Datadeck
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.3

Report Output and Scheduling

Datadeck
7.0
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.2
Publish to PDF
Datadeck
7.0
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.6
Report Versioning
Datadeck
7.0
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.9
Publish to Web
Datadeck
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.4
Report Delivery Scheduling
Datadeck
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.2
Delivery to Remote Servers
Datadeck
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.7

Data Discovery and Visualization

Datadeck
8.3
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Datadeck
8.0
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.1
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Datadeck
9.0
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.0
Predictive Analytics
Datadeck
8.0
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.0

Access Control and Security

Datadeck
7.3
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.5
Multi-User Support (named login)
Datadeck
8.0
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.1
Role-Based Security Model
Datadeck
8.0
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.4
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Datadeck
6.0
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.9
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Datadeck
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.8

Mobile Capabilities

Datadeck
8.0
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Datadeck
8.0
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.9
Responsive Design for Web Access
Datadeck
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.6
Dedicated iOS Application
Datadeck
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.1
Dedicated Android Application
Datadeck
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.1

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Datadeck
8.0
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.8
iFrames
Datadeck
8.0
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.9
REST API
Datadeck
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.8
Javascript API
Datadeck
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.7
Java API
Datadeck
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Datadeck
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.8
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Datadeck
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.6

Pros

Datadeck

  • With DataDeck we can manage the Facebook Ads campaigns with no need to login to the Facebook Ads Manager dashboard
  • We can easily monitor our MailChimp campaigns straight from the deck
  • All of our Google Analytics accounts can be monitored using DataDeck
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

  • The layout of Power BI is very intuitive. Someone that is familiar with Excel and working with Charts and Graphs in that environment will find the learning curve a rather short one to start using Power BI.
  • I like the way Power BI fits an assortment of users and how the functionality that you engage is replicated in Excel, that being Power Query and Power Pivot. So what you learn in one tool can be readily applied towards the other which allows you to more effectively apply your training.
  • I appreciate how Microsoft is working to develop tools that go a long ways to empowering the end user. Prior to Power BI I would have had to consult with a "BI" professional to develop a dashboard. With Power BI I don't have to consult with anyone, I can work to put together the dash board I want and using a tool set that is really robust and allows me to engage an enormous amount of data. It's provides a great deal of flexibility and the types of data I can connect to.
  • Updates...Microsoft is working diligently to keep Power BI current with monthly updates. They do a really good job of listening to the end user, if there is functionality not currently present just give them a month or so.
  • Just to be clear, even though it's easy to get going right out of the gate with Power BI it provides plenty of opportunities to create some really sophisticated reporting solutions. With DAX in Power Pivot and M language in Power Query, you are provided with plenty of head room to do some really amazing things in Power BI.
  • Training...there are resources across the web for learning and growing your skills and Power BI. And what's even better is the majority of those resources are free.
  • Data engagement, when presenting the data to the end user Power BI goes a long way to allowing that end user to engage the data and begin to identify root cause by simply interacting with the graph/chart/data set. It allows for really fluid engagement. Prior to Power BI so many times during the presentation of data we often times ended the engagement with that data with more questions than what were answered. With Power BI, more often than not, the end user is able to get answers to the questions by simply clicking on the data in the graph/chart/dataset to see the details. This tool really does have the capacity to make you look like a rock star.
Jason Leidig | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Datadeck

  • We think the DataDeck dashboard can be a little easier to organize
  • For first time users, they can get lost with all the functionality DataDeck offers
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

  • The race to perfect gathering of Non-Traditional datasets is on-going; with Microsoft arguably not the leader of the pack in this category.
  • Licensing options for PowerBI visualizations may be a factor. I.e. if you need to implement B2C PowerBI visualizations, the cost is considerably high especially for startups.
  • Some clients are still resistant putting their data on the cloud, which restricts lots of functionality to Power BI.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Datadeck

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

Microsoft BI (MSBI) 8.0
Based on 25 answers
Microsoft BI is fundamental to our suite of BI applications. That being said, Northcraft Analytics is focused on delighting our customers, so if the underlying factors of our decision change, we would choose to re-write our BI applications on a different stack. Luckily, mathematics are the fundamental IP of our technology... and is portable across all BI platforms for the foreseeable future.
Lee Cullom | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Datadeck

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

Microsoft BI (MSBI) 8.6
Based on 16 answers
The Microsoft BI tools have great usability for both developers and end users alike. For developers familiar with Visual Studio, there is little learning curve. For those not, the single Visual Studio IDE means not having to learn separate tools for each component. For end-users, the web interface for SSRS is simple to navigate with intuitive controls. For ad-hoc analysis, Excel can connect directly to SSAS and provide a pivot table like experience which is familiar to many users. For database development, there is beginning to be some confusion, as there are now three tool choices (VS, SSMS, Azure Data Studio) for developers. I would like to see Azure Data Studio become the superset of SSMS and eventually supplant it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Datadeck

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

Microsoft BI (MSBI) 9.5
Based on 4 answers
The product has been reliable.
Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Datadeck

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

Microsoft BI (MSBI) 7.0
Based on 4 answers
SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) can drag at times. We created two report servers and placed them under an F5 load balancer. This configuration has worked well. We have seen sluggish performance at times due to the Windows Firewall.
Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Datadeck

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

Microsoft BI (MSBI) 9.0
Based on 23 answers
While support from Microsoft isn't necessarily always best of breed, you're also not paying the price for premium support that you would on other platforms. The strength of the stack is in the ecosystem that surrounds it. In contrast to other products, there are hundreds, even thousands of bloggers that post daily as well as vibrant user communities that surround the tool. I've had much better luck finding help with SQL Server related issues than I have with any other product, but that help doesn't always come directly from Microsoft.
Jacob Saunders | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Datadeck

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

Microsoft BI (MSBI) 6.9
Based on 3 answers
This training was more directed toward what the product was capable of rather than actual programming.
Stephanie Grice | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Datadeck

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

Microsoft BI (MSBI) 8.5
Based on 2 answers
I have used on-line training from Microsoft and from Pragmatic Works. I would recommend Pragmatic Works as the best way to get up to speed quickly, and then use the Microsoft on-line training to deep dive into specific features that you need to get depth with.
Sean Brady | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Datadeck

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

Microsoft BI (MSBI) 9.6
Based on 14 answers
We are a consulting firm and as such our best resources are always billing on client projects. Our internal implementation has weaknesses, but that's true for any company like ours. My rating is based on the product's ease of implementation.
Jacob Saunders | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Datadeck

DataDeck definitely makes the reading and analyzing data easier than accessing the GA dashboard.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

We have used the built in ConnectWise Manager reports and custom reports. The reports provide static data. PowerBI shows us live data we can drill down into and easily adjust parameters. It's much more useful than a static PDF report.
Bradley Geppert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Datadeck

No answers on this topic

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

  • As a SaaS provider we see being able to provide self-service BI to our client users as a competitive advantage. In fact the MSSQL enabled BI is a contributing factor to many winning RFPs we have done for prospective client organisations.
  • However MSSQL BI requires extensive knowledge and skills to design and develop data warehouses & data models as a foundation to support business analysts and users to interrogate data effectively and efficiently. Often times we find having strong in-house MSSQL expertise is a bless.
Haibo Yang | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Datadeck

General

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

Datadeck Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

General

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

Microsoft BI (MSBI) Editions & Modules

Edition
Power BI Pro9.991
Power BI Premium$4,9952
  1. per user/per month
  2. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Datadeck
8.0
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Datadeck
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.0

Usability

Datadeck
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.6

Reliability and Availability

Datadeck
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
9.5

Performance

Datadeck
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.0

Support Rating

Datadeck
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
9.0

In-Person Training

Datadeck
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
6.9

Online Training

Datadeck
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.5

Implementation Rating

Datadeck
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
9.6

Add comparison