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Score 8.1 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

Highcharts

It is excellent when you are wanting to create clean, straight to the point, data visualizations. Pie charts, bar graphs, and the appropriate drill-downs are easy to develop and deploy. This helps a lot when needing to develop a data visualization solution for non-technical teams. However, the lack of customizability makes it difficult to create specialized visualizations.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

I would definately recommend [Microsoft] Power BI, its an amazing product, despite of the cons, the product is still remarkable and unique in the values that it provides.If you have scattered data left undiscovered, or need solid reporting and analytics, or even just simply want to impress your management with detailed, beautiful and organized reports that are automatically refreshed with fresh content, Power BI is absolutely the tool to go for.It can import data from an overwhelming amount of sources, such as Excel, SQL Server, Adobe Analytics, Google Analytics, Sales Force, MySQL, Amazon Redshift and many others, and it allows you to quickly and easily build and publish beautiful reports that always impresses the executives and management.[Microsoft] Power BI is one of a few products that I would recommend to literally anyone who uses a computer, there is always a use case for Power BI, especially the desktop version, the moment you create your first report you realize how much time and effort it saves and how much insights it gives on your data, personally, Power BI is an essential part of my work and I truly enjoy building reports and gathering/transforming data using it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Highcharts
8.1
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
Highcharts
8.3
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Customizable dashboards
Highcharts
7.5
Microsoft Power BI
8.9
Report Formatting Templates
Highcharts
8.5
Microsoft Power BI
8.3

Ad-hoc Reporting

Highcharts
7.7
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Drill-down analysis
Highcharts
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Formatting capabilities
Highcharts
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Highcharts
7.1
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Report sharing and collaboration
Highcharts
7.6
Microsoft Power BI
8.6

Report Output and Scheduling

Highcharts
8.3
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Publish to Web
Highcharts
8.8
Microsoft Power BI
8.9
Publish to PDF
Highcharts
8.3
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Report Versioning
Highcharts
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Report Delivery Scheduling
Highcharts
8.6
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Delivery to Remote Servers
Highcharts
8.1
Microsoft Power BI
7.5

Data Discovery and Visualization

Highcharts
8.4
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Highcharts
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Highcharts
8.2
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Predictive Analytics
Highcharts
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.0

Access Control and Security

Highcharts
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
Highcharts
8.4
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Role-Based Security Model
Highcharts
7.7
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Highcharts
7.7
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Highcharts
8.1
Microsoft Power BI
9.0

Mobile Capabilities

Highcharts
8.4
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Responsive Design for Web Access
Highcharts
8.8
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Dedicated iOS Application
Highcharts
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Highcharts
7.5
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Dedicated Android Application
Highcharts
Microsoft Power BI
8.4

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Highcharts
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
REST API
Highcharts
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Javascript API
Highcharts
9.2
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
iFrames
Highcharts
9.3
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Java API
Highcharts
7.1
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Highcharts
6.4
Microsoft Power BI
7.7
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Highcharts
7.1
Microsoft Power BI
8.1

Pros

Highcharts

  • A wide selection of chart types.
  • Can handle large amounts of datasets.
  • Can customize look and feel to match the application.
  • Good community and documentation.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

  • Using features like Power Query, which is in itself like a tool like Excel, you can clean and preview data before using it for analysis purposes. If you have used Excel in the past, Power Query will, for the most part, be a cakewalk for you.
  • The predominant feature one comes to Power BI is the ability to create automated formidable dashboards that everyone refers to before or during meetings to encourage and substantiate decision-making.
  • If required, based on specific data points, reports are triggered automatically to certain people as well.
Tanish Pruthi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Highcharts

  • Customizability is more restricted as compared to d3.js
  • More tweaks required to make it responsive.
  • Drill-down functions are more complicated to develop.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

  • Since it's a complex system, need a technical team or administrator to manage.
  • I don't like being locked out. Make it easier to stay log[ged] in and not fill in password.
  • SSO login would be huge! This would save a lot of time and improve security.
Greg Watkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Highcharts

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Highcharts

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 8.5
Based on 59 answers
I think using Microsoft Power BI can be somewhat intimidating as you kind of get everything in one go and with lack of good tutorials or trainings within the system it could be difficult to navigate and that is probably a big limitations that doesn't allow more people to adopt the platform and thus improve their decision making.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Highcharts

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 8.4
Based on 55 answers
Microsoft's support is great most times, they will respond fast and make everything to come to a solution. Also, the software is very well documented, so many times there is no need to contact the support because the documentation may have a solution right away
Nadyan Pscheidt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Highcharts

Highcharts is almost 10 times more popular on real websites, so we decided to go safe here. The community was most important to us.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

[Microsoft] Power BI is practical and effective, like a hammer for a nail, it is easy to use and produces very quickly the results that in most cases are urgently required by clients (nice reports to share on the web). To start using [Microsoft] Power BI you need a business email address, with that you create an account in Power BI Service and in less than 1 hour you will have installed Power BI Desktop, a report will have been created and it will have been published on the web .
Dustin Ghia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Highcharts

No answers on this topic

Microsoft Power BI

  • It helps us track and achieve company goals.
  • It shows us [our] performance in areas we could not previously track and allows us to see and work on how to improve their performance.
  • Quick easy access for executives to use in helping teams and addressing issues.
christian Maxwell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Highcharts

Microsoft Power BI

Pricing Details

Highcharts

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$0*

* per seat

Highcharts Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Microsoft Power BI

General

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

Microsoft Power BI Editions & Modules

Edition
Power BI Pro$9.991
Power BI Premium$20.001
Power BI Premium$4,995.002
  1. Per User/Per Month
  2. Per Capacity/Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Highcharts
8.3
Microsoft Power BI
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Highcharts
Microsoft Power BI
10.0

Usability

Highcharts
Microsoft Power BI
8.5

Support Rating

Highcharts
Microsoft Power BI
8.4

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