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GoodData

48 Ratings

Microsoft Power BI

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319 Ratings

GoodData

48 Ratings
Score 7.9 out of 101

Microsoft Power BI

Top Rated
319 Ratings
Score 8.1 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

GoodData

GoodData is appropriate for any organizations struggling with bridging gaps between multiple disparate data sources. Using GoodData provides those organizations all the tools necessary to build value added insights for both internal and external customers. It would be less appropriate for those wanting to build highly customizable reports features as there's not a lot of freedom in design.
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Microsoft Power BI

Power BI is great for power Excel users and what I call “data archeologists” or people who dig up old data and clean it up for modern usage. It strings many files together and lets you customize the connections and format of the data. It does not work well with large data set or pull data from large databases, you will find it timing out unless you limit the data set first with a SQL View or Tabular Model before going after it. Also, large data sets take forever to refresh and update, so if you have a lot if iterations, you will spend a lot of time going out for coffee while the data reloads. Other BI tools allow you to localize the data with the first load (Qlik QVD’s) so you can refresh quicker. Comparatively, a refresh of SQL data on Power BI took 45 minutes, the exact same data set would refresh in 30 seconds using Qlik Sense.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

GoodData
8.1
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Pixel Perfect reports
GoodData
7.6
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Customizable dashboards
GoodData
8.8
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Report Formatting Templates
GoodData
7.9
Microsoft Power BI
8.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

GoodData
7.9
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Drill-down analysis
GoodData
8.8
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Formatting capabilities
GoodData
7.7
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Integration with R or other statistical packages
GoodData
6.8
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
GoodData
8.1
Microsoft Power BI
8.4

Report Output and Scheduling

GoodData
8.4
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Publish to Web
GoodData
7.6
Microsoft Power BI
8.9
Publish to PDF
GoodData
8.8
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Report Versioning
GoodData
8.3
Microsoft Power BI
7.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
GoodData
8.9
Microsoft Power BI
7.6
Delivery to Remote Servers
GoodData
Microsoft Power BI
7.4

Data Discovery and Visualization

GoodData
7.7
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
GoodData
8.8
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
GoodData
6.4
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Predictive Analytics
GoodData
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
7.5

Access Control and Security

GoodData
7.8
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Multi-User Support (named login)
GoodData
8.2
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Role-Based Security Model
GoodData
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
7.7
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
GoodData
7.3
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Single Sign-On (SSO)
GoodData
Microsoft Power BI
8.3

Mobile Capabilities

GoodData
6.4
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Responsive Design for Web Access
GoodData
7.6
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Dedicated iOS Application
GoodData
4.5
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
GoodData
7.1
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Dedicated Android Application
GoodData
Microsoft Power BI
8.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

GoodData
Microsoft Power BI
7.2
REST API
GoodData
Microsoft Power BI
7.7
Javascript API
GoodData
Microsoft Power BI
7.5
iFrames
GoodData
Microsoft Power BI
7.1
Java API
GoodData
Microsoft Power BI
6.5
Themeable User Interface (UI)
GoodData
Microsoft Power BI
7.6
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
GoodData
Microsoft Power BI
6.9

Pros

  • We helped a technology client of ours evaluate and implement GoodData. Our client was spending several hours each week exporting data from Salesforce and/or manually inputting Salesforce data into spreadsheets to track historical pipeline by region, product and opportunity stage. Our client was also trying to analyze sales stage velocity to understand what the best practice stage duration was for closed won opportunities. Our client also wanted to understand sales rep behavior.
  • GoodData allows our client to track changes in pipeline with detailed graphs and charts. You can analyze across dimensions, including regions, products and stages. You can set indicators, such as sales management targets, to measure performance. You can correlate sales rep behavior (ex. activities) to rep performance (ex. closed-won opps).
  • Integration to Salesforce data was very simple, although it does require a Salesforce user license.
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  • Constant updates and improvements. Power BI provides FREE major updates every month which has been making the product more and more useful over time. Reading the update log is always exciting because Microsoft is always putting out new features are legitimately useful for me.
  • Power BI connects easily to a huge variety of data sources, even those outside of the Microsoft ecosystem. You can even connect to websites and pull data right off of their pages. For example, you can link to Google or Yahoo Finance and pull information about stocks right into your dashboard for free.
  • Tons of visualizations. Power BI has many different visualizations for dashboards and more are released every month. On top of those that are released, you can download more from the web as they are open-source. You can even code your own.
  • Power BI is increasing its R capabilities which is excellent as R is the most widely used statistical programming language. This makes it so Power BI easily integrates into already established data science departments. R can also be used to add more visualizations to Power BI.
  • Power BI is the cheapest data visualization tool at $10 per month per user. You can also get a lot done with the free version.
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Cons

  • GoodData's architecture is very sound. We do need to work with them to make adjustments to the data model that we are not able to do ourselves. They are quick to respond but sometimes provide a delayed turnaround.
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  • Tying together data from multiple sources can be tricky, sometimes about impossible.
  • Updates to the web dashboard must be "pushed", the free option doesn't allow real time data updating.
  • Customer service is largely forum based. While it's nice to crowd source answers, it can be slow.
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Likelihood to Renew

GoodData8.1
Based on 14 answers
The renewal process has been very easy in previous years
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Microsoft Power BI10.0
Based on 1 answer
I find it helpful and easy to use
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Usability

GoodData9.0
Based on 1 answer
Each graph/report is defined on the dashboard, which makes it easier to understand what you're analyzing. Another simple example - we changed the standard metric of Region by User to our Region by Account in less than 10 minutes
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Microsoft Power BI8.8
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
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Reliability and Availability

GoodData7.0
Based on 1 answer
We are approximately one month since go-live. There has been one short outage.
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Performance

GoodData8.0
Based on 1 answer
Performance on refreshing metrics works well.
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Support

GoodData8.7
Based on 2 answers
During the one outage we were clearly communicated to that there was an issue, and that support was working to resolve it. The issue was resolved within an hour.
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In-Person Training

GoodData9.0
Based on 1 answer
Petr was a rock star - patient, knowledgeable, clear and easy to work with.
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Online Training

GoodData8.0
Based on 1 answer
GoodData implementation team was professional and courteous
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Implementation

GoodData9.0
Based on 2 answers
Thorough, professional and on time.
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Breadth of Deployment

We have over 2000 users, including our president who receives the reports produced from GoodData on a regular basis.
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Alternatives Considered

GoodData was able to see our vision when we first outlined what we wanted to accomplish. They also natively used Salesforce's hierarchy, unlike other products.
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Microsoft Power BI is a well rounded, end to end solution, having a breadth of capabilities, working particularly well with the Microsoft stack components. It is among the best when considering public and private cloud-based deployments. Other BI tools used/evaluated in our organization - such as Tableau, is easier to use, and it has superior data visualization capabilities. All other BI products are comparable with Power BI features-wise.
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Collaboration and Sharing

GoodData8.0
Based on 12 answers
The dissemination of reporting seemed to work well. We were pleased with the output could only suggest minor formatting improvements.
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Microsoft Power BI8.3
Based on 46 answers
The presentation of the information and the possibility of making custom templates is also one of the biggest reasons for me to recommend it. It is also easy to publish online and share the reports with coworkers and clients, which is pretty useful. However, having to reload the data every time something changes in the original database makes it a con of the product.
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Data Integration

GoodData8.4
Based on 12 answers
This piece was important to us and worked as advertised.
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Microsoft Power BI8.4
Based on 45 answers
Wide range of sources you can bring into PowerBI, have not tried real time yet, so don't know how well that works, but for static data it is excellent!
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Return on Investment

  • Increased resolution rates by raising awareness
  • Centralized reporting allowed to reduce time spent running multiple reports in multiple systems
  • Setup was very quick and easy
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  • It's a good start for setting up customized dashboards.
  • Available for all users based on Office 365 platform we have in place.
  • Doesn't really allow depth of report - specifically customization of visual displays.
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Pricing Details

GoodData

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
based on implementation*
1.  subscription based on data volume
Additional Pricing Details
Pricing is available upon request based on implementation and data volume.

Microsoft Power BI

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