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Score 8.7 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

The recommendation for a company would be that with this free/low-cost tool for desktop it can help a lot in making decisions and thereby get a result that you can visualize if your company is on the right path. The user will also get some more creativity about the creation of the panels.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

GoodData
8.3
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Pixel Perfect reports
GoodData
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Customizable dashboards
GoodData
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Report Formatting Templates
GoodData
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

GoodData
8.7
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Drill-down analysis
GoodData
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Formatting capabilities
GoodData
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
GoodData
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Report sharing and collaboration
GoodData
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.3

Report Output and Scheduling

GoodData
8.3
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Publish to Web
GoodData
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Publish to PDF
GoodData
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Report Versioning
GoodData
8.3
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Report Delivery Scheduling
GoodData
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Delivery to Remote Servers
GoodData
Microsoft Power BI
7.7

Data Discovery and Visualization

GoodData
8.3
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
GoodData
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
GoodData
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Predictive Analytics
GoodData
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
7.7

Access Control and Security

GoodData
8.5
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Multi-User Support (named login)
GoodData
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Role-Based Security Model
GoodData
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
7.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
GoodData
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Single Sign-On (SSO)
GoodData
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.6

Mobile Capabilities

GoodData
6.8
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Responsive Design for Web Access
GoodData
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Dedicated iOS Application
GoodData
4.5
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
GoodData
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Dedicated Android Application
GoodData
Microsoft Power BI
8.1

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

GoodData
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
7.6
REST API
GoodData
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Javascript API
GoodData
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
iFrames
GoodData
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
7.4
Java API
GoodData
Microsoft Power BI
7.1
Themeable User Interface (UI)
GoodData
Microsoft Power BI
7.7
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
GoodData
Microsoft Power BI
7.6

Pros

GoodData

  • Provides easy linking of disparate data sources that typically would be very difficult to analyze in any meaningful way.
  • Ease of design. You don't have to have extensive knowledge of the product to be able to design attractive and powerful reports, dashboards, etc.
  • Easy to integrate into custom applications. Whether it be i-framing or white label, GoodData provides an easy solution for integrating dashboards into your applications.
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Microsoft Power BI

  • Data Links, Visual Aid, and Wizard make the process very simple. We found we needed a two-way link 99% of the time but the default was a one-way link that needs changing each time you import etc.
  • Terminology and usability are similar to Excel and Access making it easy to pick up and start creating for most advanced users of those applications.
  • Very powerful out of the box, and even when using the free service it is incredibly capable if working on smaller data sets.
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Cons

GoodData

  • I would like to have tools for automated project backups and restores, user provisioning. Presently this can be achieved through API's, but would prefer to have a specific and dedicated GoodData tool for this.
  • The pricing might not be very attractive if you happen to be a small scale business and plan to venture out in the area of Data Monetization.
  • The process of making reports and conducting inquiries is difficult. It requires to write a little bit of code. So if you are not using ETL (Extract Transform Load), then probably you don't need such a technical product.
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Microsoft Power BI

  • Limited visualizations out of the box, market place does help improve this.
  • Some visuals, such as maps, are a bit limiting by default
  • Method of creation is very different from Tableau or Spotfire increasing learning time when switching platforms.
  • Many statistical elements cannot be visualized or calculated such as Confidence Levels, Intervals etc. This must be added.
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Likelihood to Renew

GoodData

GoodData 8.1
Based on 14 answers
GoodData provides the metrics/reports that we were told it would provide. It is meeting the client's expectations at a reasonable price point.
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Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I find it helpful and easy to use
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Usability

GoodData

GoodData 9.0
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 BI

Microsoft Power BI 8.9
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

GoodData

GoodData 7.0
Based on 1 answer
We are approximately one month since go-live. There has been one short outage.
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Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

GoodData

GoodData 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Performance on refreshing metrics works well.
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Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

GoodData

GoodData 8.7
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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Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

In-Person Training

GoodData

GoodData 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Petr was a rock star - patient, knowledgeable, clear and easy to work with.
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Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

GoodData

GoodData 8.0
Based on 1 answer
GoodData implementation team was professional and courteous
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Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

GoodData

GoodData 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Thorough, professional and on time.
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Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

GoodData

We implemented multiple clients in Birst and GoodData. Birst has some powerful features that GoodData does not have, but the admin overhead associated with Birst is at least double of that in GoodData. GoodData is SO EASY after developing in Birst that our analytics team was literally joyful. We also experienced a lot of quality issues with Birst at that time. GoodData had some quality issues back in the 2012ish timeframe but quality and uptime have been outstanding for many years.
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Microsoft Power BI

Integration of data sources feels more robust and strict. Definitely a more classic or formal approach to data integration. In terms of visuals, Power BI is not completely up to par with Tableau but is nonetheless a great tool especially for a new player in that field of software. Where Power BI really leaves Tableau in the dust is with the cost. For data exploration, users can use the free "Author" version and that usually accounts for more than half of the total users in an org. With Tableau, if someone wants to do some exploration, they need a Tableau Desktop license which is really expensive.
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Return on Investment

GoodData

  • 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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Microsoft Power BI

  • 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

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