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Likelihood to Recommend

Jedox

Best suited as a highly customized and compact EPM / BI solution (<100 CCU) with individual workflows, planning and reporting functionalities, with moderate number of users (no restrictions for any industry, all industries are covered well). It also has advanced reporting & data analysis requirements and provides an integration and reporting layer of imported data from different external systems (via ETL). It can help with migrating your legacy Excel-based business models to the Web. It is not well suited for Enterprise BI applications with expecting >500 CCU (users at the same time working with the system). This may cause serious performance issues, even if Jedox will tell you different things because all of the data is kept in RAM (MOLAP technology). Applications with heavy document management requirements (document management is not an out of the box functionality in Jedox and rather requires custom development through custom widgets etc.).
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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

Jedox
9.1
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Pixel Perfect reports
Jedox
9.1
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Customizable dashboards
Jedox
9.1
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Report Formatting Templates
Jedox
9.1
Microsoft Power BI
8.3

Ad-hoc Reporting

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

Report Output and Scheduling

Jedox
7.9
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Publish to Web
Jedox
8.5
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Publish to PDF
Jedox
7.9
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Report Versioning
Jedox
7.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Report Delivery Scheduling
Jedox
8.2
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Delivery to Remote Servers
Jedox
Microsoft Power BI
8.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

Jedox
5.6
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Jedox
5.9
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Jedox
5.5
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Predictive Analytics
Jedox
5.6
Microsoft Power BI
7.9

Access Control and Security

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

Mobile Capabilities

Jedox
7.4
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Responsive Design for Web Access
Jedox
8.5
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Dedicated iOS Application
Jedox
7.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Dedicated Android Application
Jedox
7.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Jedox
7.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.2

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Jedox
8.8
Microsoft Power BI
Long-term financial planning
Jedox
8.9
Microsoft Power BI
Financial budgeting
Jedox
8.9
Microsoft Power BI
Forecasting
Jedox
8.6
Microsoft Power BI
Scenario modeling
Jedox
8.6
Microsoft Power BI
Management reporting
Jedox
8.9
Microsoft Power BI

Consolidation and Close

Jedox
7.1
Microsoft Power BI
Financial data consolidation
Jedox
7.9
Microsoft Power BI
Journal entries and reports
Jedox
2.7
Microsoft Power BI
Multi-currency management
Jedox
8.3
Microsoft Power BI
Intercompany Eliminations
Jedox
8.2
Microsoft Power BI
Local and consolidated reporting
Jedox
7.7
Microsoft Power BI
Detailed Audit Trails
Jedox
7.7
Microsoft Power BI

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

Jedox
8.8
Microsoft Power BI
Financial Statement Reporting
Jedox
8.9
Microsoft Power BI
Management Reporting
Jedox
8.9
Microsoft Power BI
Excel-based Reporting
Jedox
8.9
Microsoft Power BI
Automated board and financial reporting
Jedox
8.6
Microsoft Power BI

Analytics

Jedox
7.1
Microsoft Power BI
Personalized dashboards
Jedox
4.4
Microsoft Power BI
Color-coded scorecards
Jedox
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
KPIs
Jedox
6.2
Microsoft Power BI
Cost and profitability analysis
Jedox
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
Key Performance Indicator setting
Jedox
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
Benchmarking with external data
Jedox
8.0
Microsoft Power BI

Integration

Jedox
8.3
Microsoft Power BI
Flat file integration
Jedox
8.6
Microsoft Power BI
Excel data integration
Jedox
8.6
Microsoft Power BI
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Jedox
7.9
Microsoft Power BI

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

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

Pros

Jedox

  • Using the Excel add-in means that our team was almost instantly productive, being able to use a familiar interface to present and manipulate data.
  • Allows us to quickly do analysis and comparison of current and historic data.
  • Really good to produce meaningful management reporting that can be adapted responsively to business requirements.
  • Implementing Jedox in our budget cycle dramatically reduced the time and complexity of the process, while making it more transparent.
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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

Jedox

  • Diversity. Jedox can be applied to many different use cases from small to large deployments and from budgeting to enterprise class BI solutions. But rarely is one tool able to fulfill all of these requirements in one organisation. This value proposition can be complicated for prospective users.
  • Awareness. Jedox punches above its weight in capability and scalability, but not enough people have heard about it and therefore procurement processes can be drawn out as a result.
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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

Jedox

Jedox 6.4
Based on 2 answers
For a period of 5 years all our customers using Jedox have renewed their licenses.
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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

Jedox

Jedox 9.0
Based on 2 answers
To me Jedox deserves 10/10 because it is a consistent one-in-all platform with a modern look and feel. It is intuitive to use and allows you to make intuitive applications integrating traditional business intelligence with performance management functionality. It certainly has a short
learning curve, especially for those that are familiar with MS Excel. An example: I've lost count but Jedox it is available in more than 25 languages. Another: Jedox does not require programming skills... it is developed to be used by the business.
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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

Jedox

Jedox 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Jedox has
very few bugs. Reports are available through an Excel add-in, the web and/or
mobile device (IOS/Android). In my opinion, availability also means high
performance, not having to wait for the system to give you the required reports,
analysis, dashboards instantly.
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Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Jedox

Jedox 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Jedox is the fastest OLAP tool on the market. It can use GPU cards to increase performance even more
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Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Jedox

Jedox 9.0
Based on 3 answers
Jedox support in general is a professional and fast responding team. An easy-to-use ticketing system is in place. Bug-related questions are solved fast (responses come usually in a few hours after the question), but some questions / tickets, that are not Jedox-related bugs (for example some advanced questions about Jedox functionality), may be forwarded to Application Management team for further processing and then it may take several days or even weeks to get a response here -> there is room for improvement here.
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Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
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Implementation

Jedox

Jedox 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Jedox goed beyond traditional BI. That means that it is more important to pick an implementation partner that understands your business. A partner that can anticipate your next requirements. Using the performance management functionality of Jedox, integrating BI with forecasting, workflow, planning takes the solution closer to key (decision) making processes. People do not only use Jedox for insight, reporting, dashboards and analytics but to share expectations and comments to better drive the business. This kind of rich functionality requires a very good functional design before you implement it. That is, if you want to benefit fully what it has to offer. Technically implementing Jedox is relatively easy. In fact, according thousands of business users that participate in the yearly Business Application Research Centre (BARC) Survey, it is the best do-it-yourself BI/performance management system on the market
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Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

Jedox

Jedox Base which has been removed from the market used to be a free option in the in-memory database space capable of write back/modelling. Now the company wants to move in the "Enterprise" space but the product doesn't have the required scalability and is still running on outdated open source server technologies.
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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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Scalability

Jedox

Jedox 4.0
Based on 2 answers
Scalability is one of the disadvantages of Jedox. Applications with >100 CCU (of course this number is very rough, as it also depends on the complexity of the application) scale poorly in comparison to other EPM vendors. With Jedox it is difficult to scale big applications as there are no standardized / easy-to-implement ways to do it. As a matter of fact, even a classic two-tier architecture (separate olap and web servers) is pretty complicated to implement with Jedox (when we keep in mind, that we are in the 21st century and you would expect to set it up in a few clicks during the Jedox installation, but you actually have to go through a bunch of Jedox config files on each server and edit the IP's and other parameters by hand in several redundant places / files to set it up properly and working; here I dont even start to speak about setting-up load balancing, adding more servers etc. ).
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Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
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Return on Investment

Jedox

No answers on this topic

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

Jedox

General

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

Microsoft Power BI

General

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

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