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Score 7.7 out of 100
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Score 7.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Datawatch Monarch

The product is especially useful when you have real-time and/or time series data to analyze. If you have more mundane, simpler requirements, other products might do the job you need for less money (there are even some decent open source visualization tools you can find.) I know the product is very widely used in capital markets applications to monitor and analyze risk and price and volume changes; if you're working in that area, I don't think there's a better tool to use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)

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.
Jeremiah Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Datawatch Monarch
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.0
Pixel Perfect reports
Datawatch Monarch
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
8.5
Customizable dashboards
Datawatch Monarch
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.3
Report Formatting Templates
Datawatch Monarch
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Datawatch Monarch
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.0
Drill-down analysis
Datawatch Monarch
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
8.3
Formatting capabilities
Datawatch Monarch
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
8.3
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Datawatch Monarch
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
10.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Datawatch Monarch
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.4

Report Output and Scheduling

Datawatch Monarch
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
8.9
Publish to Web
Datawatch Monarch
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.0
Publish to PDF
Datawatch Monarch
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.0
Report Versioning
Datawatch Monarch
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Datawatch Monarch
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
Datawatch Monarch
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
8.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

Datawatch Monarch
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Datawatch Monarch
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Datawatch Monarch
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.0
Predictive Analytics
Datawatch Monarch
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
8.6

Access Control and Security

Datawatch Monarch
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.5
Multi-User Support (named login)
Datawatch Monarch
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.8
Role-Based Security Model
Datawatch Monarch
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Datawatch Monarch
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
8.5
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Datawatch Monarch
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.8

Mobile Capabilities

Datawatch Monarch
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
8.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
Datawatch Monarch
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
8.5
Dedicated iOS Application
Datawatch Monarch
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
8.0
Dedicated Android Application
Datawatch Monarch
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
8.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Datawatch Monarch
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
7.4

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Datawatch Monarch
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
8.3
REST API
Datawatch Monarch
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
6.0
Javascript API
Datawatch Monarch
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Datawatch Monarch
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Datawatch Monarch
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.0

Pros

Datawatch Monarch

  • Creating a basic model to extract data from a report is very easy.
  • Advanced features like Calculated Fields and External Lookups allow you to augment the raw data.
  • You can create a "project" to automate the data extraction. Combined with Datapump (a separate DW app), you can fully automate the process once the raw report is generated.
Frank Pappalardo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Datawatch Monarch

  • Recently, we had some major sticker-shock when we wanted to upgrade Data Pump. It is an exceptional product, but when the price jumped from $6,000 to over $60,000, it was impossible to get the funds approved internally for the upgrade.
  • We also paid for yearly maintenance contracts which included Professional Services, but rarely found those services beneficial. However, we did receive all software upgrades for Datapump as part of the contract which we found to be very beneficial. However, with the new pricing, that is not longer the case.
Kim Shada | TrustRadius Reviewer

Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)

  • 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.
Ken Raetz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Datawatch Monarch

Datawatch Monarch 7.2
Based on 6 answers
Even though we do not utilize it on a daily basis, I do hope my current company renews it's license. If not, I intend to purchase myself.
Lisa Glassman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)

Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued) 9.2
Based on 4 answers
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.)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Datawatch Monarch

Datawatch is very good value of money compared to QlikView; QlikView is really more of a BI tool and has a lot of functions that I didn't need. Datawatch is very strong in the real-time area where Tableau, Panorama, and Qlik don't do very well. If you need to set up a visual monitoring dashboard, Datawatch is the best product I've seen for that. if you want to do a lot of in depth statistical analysis of large databases, Tableau is probably a good option.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)

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
Daniel J. Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Datawatch Monarch

  • Data Pump reduces complexity of report solutions by offering a standardized approach for organizing and scheduling
  • 97% service level for past 5 years for all of our jobs going through Data Pump
Kim Shada | TrustRadius Reviewer

Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)

  • 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.
Ken Raetz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)

Pricing Details

Datawatch Monarch

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Datawatch Monarch
8.1
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Datawatch Monarch
7.2
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.2

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