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Score 7 out of 100
921 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Microsoft BI (MSBI) ranks higher in 1 feature set: Ad-hoc Reporting

Ad-hoc Reporting

8.0

Kalido Business Information Modeler

80%
8.3

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

83%
Microsoft BI (MSBI) ranks higher in 4/4 features

Drill-down analysis

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.5
85%
46 Ratings

Formatting capabilities

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
51 Ratings

Integration with R or other statistical packages

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
41 Ratings

Report sharing and collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
51 Ratings

BI Standard Reporting

Kalido Business Information Modeler

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.2

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

82%
Microsoft BI (MSBI) ranks higher in 3/3 features

Pixel Perfect reports

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
44 Ratings

Customizable dashboards

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
51 Ratings

Report Formatting Templates

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
49 Ratings

Report Output and Scheduling

Kalido Business Information Modeler

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.3

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

83%
Microsoft BI (MSBI) ranks higher in 5/5 features

Publish to Web

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
46 Ratings

Publish to PDF

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7
87%
46 Ratings

Report Versioning

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
42 Ratings

Report Delivery Scheduling

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
45 Ratings

Delivery to Remote Servers

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
26 Ratings

Data Discovery and Visualization

Kalido Business Information Modeler

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.2

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

82%
Microsoft BI (MSBI) ranks higher in 3/3 features

Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
49 Ratings

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
46 Ratings

Predictive Analytics

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
44 Ratings

Access Control and Security

Kalido Business Information Modeler

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.5

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

85%
Microsoft BI (MSBI) ranks higher in 4/4 features

Multi-User Support (named login)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
48 Ratings

Role-Based Security Model

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
45 Ratings

Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
48 Ratings

Single Sign-On (SSO)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
30 Ratings

Mobile Capabilities

Kalido Business Information Modeler

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.4

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

84%
Microsoft BI (MSBI) ranks higher in 3/3 features

Responsive Design for Web Access

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7
87%
38 Ratings

Mobile Application

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
29 Ratings

Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
38 Ratings

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Kalido Business Information Modeler

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.1

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

81%
Microsoft BI (MSBI) ranks higher in 6/6 features

REST API

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
21 Ratings

Javascript API

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
21 Ratings

iFrames

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
20 Ratings

Java API

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
19 Ratings

Themeable User Interface (UI)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
20 Ratings

Customizable Platform (Open Source)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
16 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Microsoft BI (MSBI) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.0

Kalido Business Information Modeler

70%
1 Rating
8.7

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

87%
75 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Kalido Business Information Modeler

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

80%
25 Ratings

Usability

Kalido Business Information Modeler

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

87%
14 Ratings

Availability

Kalido Business Information Modeler

N/A
0 Ratings
9.5

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

95%
4 Ratings

Performance

Kalido Business Information Modeler

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

70%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

Kalido Business Information Modeler

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

88%
21 Ratings

In-Person Training

Kalido Business Information Modeler

N/A
0 Ratings
6.9

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

69%
3 Ratings

Online Training

Kalido Business Information Modeler

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

85%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Kalido Business Information Modeler

N/A
0 Ratings
9.6

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

96%
14 Ratings

Configurability

Kalido Business Information Modeler

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

100%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Magnitude Software, Inc.

Suitability depends on your business model.
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Microsoft

The Microsoft BI suite of tools, which comprises tools from the SQL Server suite, provides end-to-end features and functionality for businesses of any size. Users who need dashboards and reports fast will benefit from this tool. It’s simple to connect to databases, cloud storage systems, and CSV files of any type. This makes the dashboards suitable for a more rapid presentation workflow because we can easily incorporate them into PowerPoint presentations. Enterprise and standard editions are both available for some tools.
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Pros

Magnitude Software, Inc.

  • Kalido has developed a data security and privacy manual for its personnel that is easy to understand and that provides direct guidance with respect to security requirements, including requirements related to support services to Kalido customers.
  • Flexible master data modeling
  • Kalido clearly establishes in its policy documents that Customer Database Information (CDI) is confidential information that must beprotected, and sets forth specific requirements for handling of CDI including encryption during electronic transmission and storage, as well as other controls.
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Microsoft

  • The layout of Power BI is very intuitive. Someone that is familiar with Excel and working with Charts and Graphs in that environment will find the learning curve a rather short one to start using Power BI.
  • I like the way Power BI fits an assortment of users and how the functionality that you engage is replicated in Excel, that being Power Query and Power Pivot. So what you learn in one tool can be readily applied towards the other which allows you to more effectively apply your training.
  • I appreciate how Microsoft is working to develop tools that go a long ways to empowering the end user. Prior to Power BI I would have had to consult with a "BI" professional to develop a dashboard. With Power BI I don't have to consult with anyone, I can work to put together the dash board I want and using a tool set that is really robust and allows me to engage an enormous amount of data. It's provides a great deal of flexibility and the types of data I can connect to.
  • Updates...Microsoft is working diligently to keep Power BI current with monthly updates. They do a really good job of listening to the end user, if there is functionality not currently present just give them a month or so.
  • Just to be clear, even though it's easy to get going right out of the gate with Power BI it provides plenty of opportunities to create some really sophisticated reporting solutions. With DAX in Power Pivot and M language in Power Query, you are provided with plenty of head room to do some really amazing things in Power BI.
  • Training...there are resources across the web for learning and growing your skills and Power BI. And what's even better is the majority of those resources are free.
  • Data engagement, when presenting the data to the end user Power BI goes a long way to allowing that end user to engage the data and begin to identify root cause by simply interacting with the graph/chart/data set. It allows for really fluid engagement. Prior to Power BI so many times during the presentation of data we often times ended the engagement with that data with more questions than what were answered. With Power BI, more often than not, the end user is able to get answers to the questions by simply clicking on the data in the graph/chart/dataset to see the details. This tool really does have the capacity to make you look like a rock star.
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Cons

Magnitude Software, Inc.

  • Multiple rows, linked by pointers that makes data difficult to read. Could be structured in columns in a table.
  • Kalido indicated in its survey response that it does not formally employ a standard configuration for its workstation builds, and/or it does not periodically review systems for deviations from the standard configuration. The Kalido DSP Manual indicates that Kalido does use a system security agent to maintain patches and anti-malware defense.
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Microsoft

  • The race to perfect gathering of Non-Traditional datasets is on-going; with Microsoft arguably not the leader of the pack in this category.
  • Licensing options for PowerBI visualizations may be a factor. I.e. if you need to implement B2C PowerBI visualizations, the cost is considerably high especially for startups.
  • Some clients are still resistant putting their data on the cloud, which restricts lots of functionality to Power BI.
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Pricing Details

Kalido Business Information Modeler

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Kalido Business Information Modeler editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    Starting Price

    $999 per user/per month

    Editions & Modules

    Microsoft BI (MSBI) editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Power BI Pro9.991
    Power BI Premium4,9952

    Footnotes

    1. per user/per month
    2. per month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Magnitude Software, Inc.

    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft

    Microsoft BI is fundamental to our suite of BI applications. That being said, Northcraft Analytics is focused on delighting our customers, so if the underlying factors of our decision change, we would choose to re-write our BI applications on a different stack. Luckily, mathematics are the fundamental IP of our technology... and is portable across all BI platforms for the foreseeable future.
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    Usability

    Magnitude Software, Inc.

    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft

    The Microsoft BI tools have great usability for both developers and end users alike. For developers familiar with Visual Studio, there is little learning curve. For those not, the single Visual Studio IDE means not having to learn separate tools for each component. For end-users, the web interface for SSRS is simple to navigate with intuitive controls. For ad-hoc analysis, Excel can connect directly to SSAS and provide a pivot table like experience which is familiar to many users. For database development, there is beginning to be some confusion, as there are now three tool choices (VS, SSMS, Azure Data Studio) for developers. I would like to see Azure Data Studio become the superset of SSMS and eventually supplant it.
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    Reliability and Availability

    Magnitude Software, Inc.

    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft

    The product has been reliable.
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    Performance

    Magnitude Software, Inc.

    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft

    SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) can drag at times. We created two report servers and placed them under an F5 load balancer. This configuration has worked well. We have seen sluggish performance at times due to the Windows Firewall.
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    Support Rating

    Magnitude Software, Inc.

    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft

    While support from Microsoft isn't necessarily always best of breed, you're also not paying the price for premium support that you would on other platforms. The strength of the stack is in the ecosystem that surrounds it. In contrast to other products, there are hundreds, even thousands of bloggers that post daily as well as vibrant user communities that surround the tool. I've had much better luck finding help with SQL Server related issues than I have with any other product, but that help doesn't always come directly from Microsoft.
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    In-Person Training

    Magnitude Software, Inc.

    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft

    This training was more directed toward what the product was capable of rather than actual programming.
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    Online Training

    Magnitude Software, Inc.

    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft

    I have used on-line training from Microsoft and from Pragmatic Works. I would recommend Pragmatic Works as the best way to get up to speed quickly, and then use the Microsoft on-line training to deep dive into specific features that you need to get depth with.
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    Implementation Rating

    Magnitude Software, Inc.

    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft

    We are a consulting firm and as such our best resources are always billing on client projects. Our internal implementation has weaknesses, but that's true for any company like ours. My rating is based on the product's ease of implementation.
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    Alternatives Considered

    Magnitude Software, Inc.

    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft

    We have used the built in ConnectWise Manager reports and custom reports. The reports provide static data. PowerBI shows us live data we can drill down into and easily adjust parameters. It's much more useful than a static PDF report.
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    Return on Investment

    Magnitude Software, Inc.

    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft

    • As a SaaS provider we see being able to provide self-service BI to our client users as a competitive advantage. In fact the MSSQL enabled BI is a contributing factor to many winning RFPs we have done for prospective client organisations.
    • However MSSQL BI requires extensive knowledge and skills to design and develop data warehouses & data models as a foundation to support business analysts and users to interrogate data effectively and efficiently. Often times we find having strong in-house MSSQL expertise is a bless.
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