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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 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
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

GoodData
8.3
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Pixel Perfect reports
GoodData
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Customizable dashboards
GoodData
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Report Formatting Templates
GoodData
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.3

Ad-hoc Reporting

GoodData
8.7
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
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
8.2
Report sharing and collaboration
GoodData
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.5

Report Output and Scheduling

GoodData
8.3
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Publish to Web
GoodData
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Publish to PDF
GoodData
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Report Versioning
GoodData
8.3
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Report Delivery Scheduling
GoodData
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Delivery to Remote Servers
GoodData
Microsoft Power BI
8.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

GoodData
8.3
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
GoodData
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
GoodData
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Predictive Analytics
GoodData
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
7.9

Access Control and Security

GoodData
8.5
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
GoodData
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Role-Based Security Model
GoodData
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
GoodData
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Single Sign-On (SSO)
GoodData
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.8

Mobile Capabilities

GoodData
6.8
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Responsive Design for Web Access
GoodData
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Dedicated iOS Application
GoodData
4.5
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
GoodData
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Dedicated Android Application
GoodData
Microsoft Power BI
8.3

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

GoodData
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
REST API
GoodData
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Javascript API
GoodData
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
iFrames
GoodData
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Java API
GoodData
Microsoft Power BI
7.5
Themeable User Interface (UI)
GoodData
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
GoodData
Microsoft Power BI
7.9

Pros

GoodData

  • Time to Value: GoodData is an excellent product. Having wide exposure to many products companies and solutions within the business intelligence, marketing, and sales technology space I have followed BI and the need for better annalytics closely over the past 7-8. One of the biggest challenges many companies have when acquiring a BI platform is the time it takes to get some value from it. Some can take months if note years to truly get an organization some value from them. GoodData is one of the best BI solutions to enable companies to quickly (within weeks) get direct value from it. They have developed specific solutions for Sales, Marketing and Service that for the vast majorty of companies accomplishes everything they need and then some.
  • Ease of Use: One of the strongest and best things about GoodData is it's ease of use. The UI is great, much easier to get-up-to speed on than other more complex BI platforms and they (the company) is very committed to its customers success. Many companies can learn GoodData by just watching web videos and going through some very brief and basic training. However, GoodData can also come onsite or offers training in a variety of markets and via web for companies where that is more suitable for them.
  • Strong Dashboards: GoodData is very strong in the area of dashboards and visual analytics. I consult with many clients big (Fortune 100) and SMB so the complexities and needs vary widely. However, one thing that stays consistent is data is just data unless you can effectively aggregate the right data sources, gain insight from those sources and be able to use that insight to take action that can positively impact your companies business decisions. The vast majority of people are visual learners and and virtually every executive I've worked with prefers to see things visually before diving into the "numbers" when weighing important business decisions. GoodData really gets it here making it easy for companies to visually show very complex and important data sets while still providing options to show more detailed views and "drill downs" if necessary.
  • "Powered by GoodData": For many companies this is probably one of the most exciting things about GoodData and the options in which they bring their solution to market. For those companies who wish to leverage the power and flexibility of the GoodData technology but would rather "white label" or leverage the technology under their own brand, GoodData allows companies to leverage their technology just as if it was their own. Many ad-agencies, and end users find this incredibly valuable.
  • Metadata Objects/Management (dimensions, report layouts and measurements): As deployments get larger and companies demand more scalability with thei BI platforms this becomes increasingly important. GoodData does a good job of helping their customers scale and adress some of these issues as you look accross departments and differentiating data sets.
  • High Standards of Up-Time: GoodData guarantees 99.5% uptime in the SLA's and I am yet to run into or talk to a customer that has had a challenge in this area. The company and it's engineers seem very committed to this aspect of their business and it seems to show with the clients I speak to in terms of satisfaction.
  • GoodData Support: GoodData has a very robust support portal and best practice resources for it's clients.
  • Price: When comparing the cost of GoodData to other solutions in the market like IBM-Cognos, Tableau or Oracle BI it is less expensive to deploy and get up and running. Cost is one of the driving factors I use when evaluating BI solutions on behalf of my clients and that is also one of the biggest factors companeis use when doing the evaluation internally. In today's cost conscious environment I would be remiss not to include this as a strong point for GoodData as well.
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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.
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Cons

GoodData

  • This is not a real time data flow. We scheduled an automatic daily refresh from Salesforce to GoodData though.
  • One of the benefits of GoodData is that it snapshots the Salesforce data. Unfortunately, you cannot load historical Salesforce data and expect to take advantage of the "Changes in Pipeline" capabilities day 1. This is not a deficiency of GoodData, as much as I am just trying to set expectations that it will take some time to benefit from these capabilities.
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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).
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Likelihood to Renew

GoodData

GoodData 8.1
Based on 14 answers
Overall, GoodData is a robust reporting tool that allows for easy access to data without getting lost in the UI (as can happen with other reporting tools). I've recommended the product to others and will continue to do so on the future. Only recommendation to GoodData, amp-up your customer service.
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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 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
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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
GoodData is still a small, hungry and very capable organization. I do hope while they grow and scale up their operations they will maintain this hungry yet humble culture that is always there for their customers.
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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

GoodData stacks up very well against most of the tools but there are some advantages other tools have over GoodData. We selected GoodData because of the ease of use of the tool and since we dont have tons of data that we need to process. for our needs this tool suited the best and did everything very beautifully. Drill-down analysis, charts, mobile support - all of it was beautiful.
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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.
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Return on Investment

GoodData

  • It did not have a great impact on the business in the initial stages. In the premature phase organizations generally don't need technically sophisticated tools. The ROI gradually improves and we manage $6-$7 on every dollar spent.
  • Getting timely insights from GoodData analytics and saving time on building and manually updating reports has led to more efficient use of resources, technology and time.
  • When the data amounts have increased, GoodData has proved to be very beneficial as it can scale accordingly and still works efficiently. The pricing hasn't been issue when using large quantities of data to harness insights from it.
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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.
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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*

* subscription based on data volume

Microsoft Power BI

General

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

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