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Likelihood to Recommend

Dell Boomi

Dell Boomi is well suited for integrating between ERP systems, especially Netsuite, SAP, Salesforce. Built in access to platform API, Auth to API, access to data or triggers/actions, etc. speeds delivery. There are many connectors available making this process faster. It is best suited to an organization that needs to rapidly roll out new integrations or changes on a regular basis. It's less well suited when larges amounts of data need to be processed very quickly in a parallel method. It's possible to handle things in parallel, but because of the workflow connectors and design process you are much more likely to build something that is handling one record at a time sequentially instead of building a process that is processing hundreds of records simultaneously for real time processing. It's also less well suited where complex code is the common path for integration as it does not connect to source control and common software development processes for managing code/test/deploy. (Those things can be used, but it requires additional effort to manage.)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

Power BI is great for reporting of any type. The dashboards I create for my executive team are crisp and easy to understand. I often get complements on it, and suggestions on what other reports or data could benefit from Power BI. Power BI is still dependent on data sources, so if my data source connections break, then the report is no good. This isn't something that you can create and forget. It needs eyes on it to ensure the data is correct
Richard Crane | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud Data Integration

Dell Boomi
8.2
Microsoft Power BI
Pre-built connectors
Dell Boomi
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
Connector modification
Dell Boomi
7.7
Microsoft Power BI
Support for real-time and batch integration
Dell Boomi
9.1
Microsoft Power BI
Data quality services
Dell Boomi
8.5
Microsoft Power BI
Data security features
Dell Boomi
7.4
Microsoft Power BI
Monitoring console
Dell Boomi
7.2
Microsoft Power BI

BI Standard Reporting

Dell Boomi
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
Dell Boomi
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Customizable dashboards
Dell Boomi
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Report Formatting Templates
Dell Boomi
Microsoft Power BI
8.4

Ad-hoc Reporting

Dell Boomi
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Drill-down analysis
Dell Boomi
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Formatting capabilities
Dell Boomi
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Dell Boomi
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Report sharing and collaboration
Dell Boomi
Microsoft Power BI
8.8

Report Output and Scheduling

Dell Boomi
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Publish to Web
Dell Boomi
Microsoft Power BI
9.0
Publish to PDF
Dell Boomi
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Report Versioning
Dell Boomi
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
Dell Boomi
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Delivery to Remote Servers
Dell Boomi
Microsoft Power BI
8.2

Data Discovery and Visualization

Dell Boomi
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Dell Boomi
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Dell Boomi
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Predictive Analytics
Dell Boomi
Microsoft Power BI
8.0

Access Control and Security

Dell Boomi
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Multi-User Support (named login)
Dell Boomi
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Role-Based Security Model
Dell Boomi
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Dell Boomi
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Dell Boomi
Microsoft Power BI
9.0

Mobile Capabilities

Dell Boomi
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Responsive Design for Web Access
Dell Boomi
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Dedicated iOS Application
Dell Boomi
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Dedicated Android Application
Dell Boomi
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Dell Boomi
Microsoft Power BI
8.3

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Dell Boomi
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
REST API
Dell Boomi
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Javascript API
Dell Boomi
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
iFrames
Dell Boomi
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Java API
Dell Boomi
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Dell Boomi
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Dell Boomi
Microsoft Power BI
8.3

Pros

Dell Boomi

  • Pre-built connectors to almost anything which greatly reduce time to release of your integration needs.
  • Easy to use development platform with drag&drop features. Non-technical people could build simple integration processes in no time.
  • Great user community where you can get quick help if needed. Boomi people hang around there a lot.
Cristian Bodnarasec | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

  • Engaging dashboard displays with drag and drop modules to convey data in a meaningful ways.
  • Familiar Microsoft "Ribbon" type interface that creates an integral feel with the rest of the Microsoft suite of products.
  • Built-in mobile optimization window and associated Mobile applications that allow viewing from any location connected to the server.
Rick Botha | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Dell Boomi

  • The dashboards are limited
  • Running Low latency improves performance but makes resolving issues very difficult
  • Unable to sign up for alerts for one process only. Alerts go out at an account level. If you want to get notifications for a process you need to build it into your application.
  • The folder structure of components can get messy if not well governed.
  • Easy to create duplicate components and not realizing that someone else in your company already created one.
  • Scripting could be improved. You don't know if you have errors in your code until you run the process.
Adam White | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

  • It is such a powerful system that it can come across as intimidating for some without some Excel knowledge
  • I'm not a database analyst or administrator, so calling the data in can be difficult (not necessary the fault of the software, but something that could be difficult for teams without someone with database knowledge)
  • It can come across as confusing, when there is both a local Power BI and online Power BI components. They don't necessarily do the same functions. You'll definitely want to know how to use the online version as this is how you'll publish and share the results of your findings, but the local one has a lot of capabilities that don't appear to be directly available in the online version (and if so, it's not immediately apparent).
Steffany Winkelmann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Dell Boomi

Dell Boomi 10.0
Based on 9 answers
Dell Boomi has provided us with the ability to connect our campus together using our various existing platforms. There are many supported features and have yet to run into something that we cannot do. Its user interface is very intuitive which would allow users to begin developing fairly easily. There is a myriad of resources available
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Dell Boomi

Dell Boomi 8.7
Based on 5 answers
My IT and Finance teams have noted that setting up the tool is a breeze. Dell Boomi has never caused an issue during a system implementation that I am aware of. We are pleased with the tool and recommend others consider it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 9.0
Based on 3 answers
PBI is very easy to use because of its similarity with power pivot and excel. DAX is the basic foundation language to be mastered to quickly build reports. Custom measures have been introduce to write instant DAX functions (But doesnt work all the time and need a understanding of DAX to debug). Easy to chart multiple charts and also third party charts
Rohit Acharya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Dell Boomi

Dell Boomi 8.3
Based on 6 answers
The atom sphere takes a time to load, when I open a process or when I open a log. One more slow processing is when I import objects from NetSuite.
About the performance of processing, it looks like Boomi takes a time to initialize some things such as connectors before starting the process. This is also performance we have.
Phi Hoang | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Dell Boomi

Dell Boomi 6.0
Based on 2 answers
Boomi support was responsive and knowledgable, however being a closed cloud service, it doesn't have good community support. We found the learning curve to be steep and there aren't avenues like google, forums, or blogs that provide community driven insight into the product or how to go about designing solutions using the tool
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Dell Boomi

Our team has used Actian DataConnect since the Mid 1990's. It was formerly known as Data Junction and then Pervasive Data Integrator. We looked at Boomi as an additional tool to aid in our Integrations. We did compare it to Informatica and thought it was a better fit for our customers.

We have been using Boomi and doing great. I like the way we can break down data into small units of work. It simplifies how to handle multi-conditional pathing and the unit of work level.

Currently, I am working at SFCG, using various tools to build integrations into Oracle CX products. When we started kicking the tires on Boomi and in the training and development since that time, I've tried a series of processes out that have given me trouble in other tools. Below is a brief recap of my experience and growing admiration for the way in which this tool has made my job easier.

My first goal with using Boomi was to connect to an instance of CRM On-Demand (a task that can on other platforms be a time-consuming endeavor). What I found was a useful wizard, pictured below, with a series of pop-up steps to follow.
In other tools, I have spent more time in trying to define the schemas, than actually completing the maps that use them. Boomi reduced that time from my process. This is one small example of many demonstrating how my teammates and I feel as if we were working in black and white and are now working in color with Boomi AtomSphere. Tasks I've taken for granted are complex, time-consuming and meticulous are simplified, streamlined and transformed with powerful features like Boomi Suggest - a handy feature that leverages the collective intelligence of the Boomi community to suggest which fields should be mapped in a Data Map.

You don't need to take my word for it, another member of our team, Li Mo started building out an integration to Oracle Sales Cloud, using the SOAP API Connector. He was able to do a complete integration to insert a record into the Account entity, and it took about an hour and a half.

Note: it had been about 1 month since we both actually took the training courses. I believe we choose an additional tool that plays to the inner strengths of working in the cloud, and I can not wait until I start full blown to continue development on new integration projects using Dell Boomi AtomSphere.

Recommendations to other buyers: Try it to see if it fits your needs.
David Byrd | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI as I said earlier is unfortunate in relation to the panels but compared to Tableau.Although Microsoft Power BI has a general interface easier to understand in my company because we already have a signature with the package Office 365 that the integration of the same is excellent.
Gabriel Oliveira | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Dell Boomi

  • It has allowed us to scale significantly without having to add headcount, specifically those geared towards data entry. We went from a $10m ARR business to $200m ARR business with the same amount of Order Processors and 12x amount of transactions by leveraging Boomi to perform a lot of the work, and then having the Order Processing team to simply review that the transaction was processed successfully.
Jake J. Darley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

  • I'm using the free version, so the only investment was the time spent to learn how to use the product (which as an Excel user, was very short).
  • I use Excel to store every single bit of information about all the projects I do, and being able to see them visualized helped me see some redundant steps I was taking.
  • No negative impact at all for me.
jim paroly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Dell Boomi

General

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

Microsoft Power BI

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Dell Boomi
8.5
Microsoft Power BI
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

Dell Boomi
10.0
Microsoft Power BI
10.0

Usability

Dell Boomi
8.7
Microsoft Power BI
9.0

Performance

Dell Boomi
8.3
Microsoft Power BI

Support Rating

Dell Boomi
6.0
Microsoft Power BI

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