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Score 9 out of 100
926 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • datapine ranks higher in 5 feature sets: Ad-hoc Reporting, Report Output and Scheduling, Data Discovery and Visualization, Access Control and Security, Mobile Capabilities
  • Microsoft BI (MSBI) ranks higher in 1 feature set: BI Standard Reporting

BI Standard Reporting

7.5

datapine

75%
8.3

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

83%
Microsoft BI (MSBI) ranks higher in 3/3 features

Pixel Perfect reports

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
8.6
86%
44 Ratings

Customizable dashboards

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
8.2
82%
51 Ratings

Report Formatting Templates

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
49 Ratings

Ad-hoc Reporting

9.3

datapine

93%
8.3

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

83%
datapine ranks higher in 3/4 features

Drill-down analysis

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
8.4
84%
46 Ratings

Formatting capabilities

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
8.4
84%
51 Ratings

Report sharing and collaboration

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
8.3
83%
51 Ratings

Integration with R or other statistical packages

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
41 Ratings

Report Output and Scheduling

9.0

datapine

90%
8.3

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

83%
Microsoft BI (MSBI) ranks higher in 3/5 features

Publish to Web

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
8.6
86%
46 Ratings

Publish to PDF

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
8.6
86%
46 Ratings

Report Versioning

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
8.1
81%
42 Ratings

Report Delivery Scheduling

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
8.3
83%
45 Ratings

Delivery to Remote Servers

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
26 Ratings

Data Discovery and Visualization

9.3

datapine

93%
8.2

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

82%
datapine ranks higher in 2/3 features

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

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
8.2
82%
49 Ratings

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
8.2
82%
46 Ratings

Predictive Analytics

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
8.2
82%
44 Ratings

Access Control and Security

9.3

datapine

93%
8.4

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

84%
datapine ranks higher in 2/4 features

Multi-User Support (named login)

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
8.1
81%
48 Ratings

Role-Based Security Model

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
8.4
84%
45 Ratings

Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
8.6
86%
48 Ratings

Single Sign-On (SSO)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7
87%
30 Ratings

Mobile Capabilities

8.5

datapine

85%
8.3

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

83%
Microsoft BI (MSBI) ranks higher in 2/3 features

Responsive Design for Web Access

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
8.6
86%
38 Ratings

Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
8.1
81%
38 Ratings

Mobile Application

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
29 Ratings

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

datapine

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.1

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

81%
Microsoft BI (MSBI) ranks higher in 6/6 features

REST API

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
21 Ratings

Javascript API

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
21 Ratings

iFrames

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
20 Ratings

Java API

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
19 Ratings

Themeable User Interface (UI)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
20 Ratings

Customizable Platform (Open Source)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
16 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • datapine is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability
  • Microsoft BI (MSBI) is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

datapine

90%
2 Ratings
8.7

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

87%
75 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

datapine

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

80%
25 Ratings

Usability

10.0

datapine

100%
1 Rating
8.7

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

87%
14 Ratings

Availability

datapine

N/A
0 Ratings
9.5

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

95%
4 Ratings

Performance

datapine

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

70%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

8.0

datapine

80%
1 Rating
8.8

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

88%
21 Ratings

In-Person Training

datapine

N/A
0 Ratings
6.9

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

69%
3 Ratings

Online Training

datapine

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

85%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

datapine

N/A
0 Ratings
9.6

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

96%
14 Ratings

Configurability

datapine

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

100%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

datapine

Our team wanted a software that can handle our data in a cloud setting and connect our data sources easily. The values that we got from Datapine cannot be compared with other any other tools Because datapine always focus on the best possible user experience and can certainly compete with other, even bigger softwares in the market.
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Microsoft

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.
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Pros

datapine

  • Intuitive user interface, especially within the analyzer (drag & drop).
  • Dashboard templates helped to create visually appealing dashboards.
  • Many different reporting options.
  • Customer support is really helpful.
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Microsoft

  • 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.
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Cons

datapine

  • Some advanced functions need SQL knowledge.
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Microsoft

  • 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.
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Pricing Details

datapine

Starting Price

$249 per installation

Editions & Modules

datapine editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
datapine Server9991
Basic2492
Professional4993
Premium7694

Footnotes

  1. per installation
  2. per installation
  3. per installation
  4. per installation

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

Optional $2,000

Additional Details

Prices are per month.

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

Starting Price

$999 per user/per month

Editions & Modules

Microsoft BI (MSBI) editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Power BI Pro9.991
Power BI Premium4,9952

Footnotes

  1. per user/per month
  2. per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Likelihood to Renew

datapine

No answers on this topic

Microsoft

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.
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Usability

datapine

With the help of Datapine i can easily share and send my all reports at a specific time and without any worry about the updates or accuracy of information. The tool is really one of the best tool available in the market.
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Microsoft

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.
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Reliability and Availability

datapine

No answers on this topic

Microsoft

The product has been reliable.
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Performance

datapine

No answers on this topic

Microsoft

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.
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Support Rating

datapine

24×7 support is available in Datapine software. They are always there to provide you every kind of support from their side.
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Microsoft

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.
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In-Person Training

datapine

No answers on this topic

Microsoft

This training was more directed toward what the product was capable of rather than actual programming.
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Online Training

datapine

No answers on this topic

Microsoft

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.
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Implementation Rating

datapine

No answers on this topic

Microsoft

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.
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Alternatives Considered

datapine

No answers on this topic

Microsoft

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.
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Return on Investment

datapine

No answers on this topic

Microsoft

  • 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.
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