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GoodData

With any important corporate initiative, especially business intelligence, you need to create an effective plan and gain executive/stakeholder buy-in first. Then making sure you have the right people, processes and technologies to accomplish the objective comes next. This would be no different. You must start with the busines objecive you are trying to accomplish, once you have identified that, develop a plan and for how you will accomplish it. Be flexible through the process as things will come up that you don't expect but GoodData has a very good track record and experienced team of internal consultants as well as partners that can help you do that. Rarelly does a failed or challenging deployment have to do with the technology - it's normally created by a lack of planning or unrealistic expectations on the side of the client. I have run into a few issues of over promising within BI platform deployments but neither of those were with GoodData
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Microsoft Power BI

Power BI is well suited when we are connecting to other databases and sources. The visualizations are constantly improving. This helps it to be more effective in meetings and presentations. Some of the places where it is not very appropriate is that it is not available in the cloud. This makes it a little inconvenient. The deployment needs to be more flexible and there need to be video tutorials available so that it can be more user-friendly. Added mobile support will be a major plus. This is one area that has not been explored by other BI Tools.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

GoodData
8.1
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Pixel Perfect reports
GoodData
7.6
Microsoft Power BI
7.7
Customizable dashboards
GoodData
8.8
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Report Formatting Templates
GoodData
7.9
Microsoft Power BI
7.9

Ad-hoc Reporting

GoodData
7.9
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Drill-down analysis
GoodData
8.8
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Formatting capabilities
GoodData
7.7
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
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
8.1

Report Output and Scheduling

GoodData
8.4
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Publish to Web
GoodData
7.6
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
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
7.7
Delivery to Remote Servers
GoodData
Microsoft Power BI
7.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

GoodData
7.8
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
GoodData
8.8
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
GoodData
6.5
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Predictive Analytics
GoodData
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
7.5

Access Control and Security

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

Mobile Capabilities

GoodData
6.4
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Responsive Design for Web Access
GoodData
7.6
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Dedicated iOS Application
GoodData
4.5
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
GoodData
7.2
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Dedicated Android Application
GoodData
Microsoft Power BI
7.8

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

GoodData
Microsoft Power BI
7.1
REST API
GoodData
Microsoft Power BI
7.6
Javascript API
GoodData
Microsoft Power BI
7.4
iFrames
GoodData
Microsoft Power BI
7.0
Java API
GoodData
Microsoft Power BI
6.4
Themeable User Interface (UI)
GoodData
Microsoft Power BI
7.4
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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  • Power BI integrates seamlessly with PowerQuery which allows you to easily manipulate source data and add calculated columns for your data model.
  • Producing a data model is very easy as Power BI makes visualizing the model schema and joins simple.
  • Producing data visuals is so much more user-friendly than in Tableau. Customizing and producing visuals is very intuitive and there are tons of built-in visualizations to choose from ( however some are not explicitly Power BI approved and may not work properly).
  • Sharing the dashboards is very easy and end-users can interact with the visualizations.
  • Data and visualizations smoothly integrate with other Microsoft products such as PowerPoint and Access.
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Cons

  • Price and speed for bigger data sets.
  • It's not above your database, you have to load data there.
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  • One of the major drawbacks of Power BI is its inability to do incremental data loads effectively. The data needs to be refreshed in its entirety, consuming a lot of resources., even when the same data is required in multiple tables. The query is fired for each instance of the table.
  • Lacks external input capabilities within the dashboard. There are no forms infrastructure to input and play around with the dashboard.
  • Time-based KPIs need improvement and needs modeling and constant debugging is required to get DAX based functions right.
  • The Q&A feature is far from being usable. The questions are often hard to put across.
  • The pivot functionality is highly under-utilized. The excel pivot tables can make Microsoft Power BIi a very powerful tool to use.
  • Hosting Microsoft Power BIi on portals akin to tableau online is not available
  • Minute details on formatting still needs to improve.
  • Data level security and user group specification needs to improve
  • On premise power bi report server are expensive option when compared to BI Tools
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Likelihood to Renew

GoodData8.1
Based on 14 answers
GoodData is a great partner of Zendesk and I will continue to use both for as long as I can see into the future :)
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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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No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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No score
No answers yet
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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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No score
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No answers on this topic

Online Training

GoodData8.0
Based on 1 answer
GoodData implementation team was professional and courteous
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No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

GoodData9.0
Based on 2 answers
Thorough, professional and on time.
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No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

The back end design of Birst was not matching any of the classic DW approaches and we could not understand how ETL works.
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Power BI, Tableau, and QlikView are the market leaders when analyzed on Gartner`s magic quadrant for business intelligence tool. One of the critical drawbacks of all these visionary tools is the absence or expensive back end that are needed to support the infrastructure. Incremental data load is absent which is a critical requirement these days. PBI also lacks data level security and user group management compared to others. The learning curve in PBI is the least (because of excel and Powerpivot and exception of DAX) compared to other tools. PBI cannot be used for high data processing when compared to tools like Birst which has a robust backend to support the load.
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Return on Investment

  • We gained better insight into our lead nurturing programs with much less effort. The data is presented in a clean and simple way that allows us to quickly view our main data points that drive business decisions.
  • Not only did it increase our employee efficiency, but it allowed us to provide better customer service to our clients. Having readily available data allowed us to pull reports for our clients within minutes.
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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