1 Rating
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Score 7 out of 100
213 Ratings
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued) ranks higher in 1 feature set: Ad-hoc Reporting

Ad-hoc Reporting

8.0

Kalido Business Information Modeler

80%
9.5

Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)

95%
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued) ranks higher in 4/4 features

Drill-down analysis

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
11 Ratings

Formatting capabilities

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
11 Ratings

Integration with R or other statistical packages

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
6 Ratings

Report sharing and collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
11 Ratings

BI Standard Reporting

Kalido Business Information Modeler

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.0

Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)

90%
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued) ranks higher in 3/3 features

Pixel Perfect reports

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
10 Ratings

Customizable dashboards

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
11 Ratings

Report Formatting Templates

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
8 Ratings

Report Output and Scheduling

Kalido Business Information Modeler

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.5

Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)

95%
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued) ranks higher in 5/5 features

Publish to Web

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
11 Ratings

Publish to PDF

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
10 Ratings

Report Versioning

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
6 Ratings

Report Delivery Scheduling

N/A
0 Ratings
9.6
96%
4 Ratings

Delivery to Remote Servers

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7
87%
3 Ratings

Data Discovery and Visualization

Kalido Business Information Modeler

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
10.0

Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)

100%
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued) ranks higher in 3/3 features

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

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
10 Ratings

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
11 Ratings

Predictive Analytics

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
8 Ratings

Access Control and Security

Kalido Business Information Modeler

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.8

Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)

98%
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued) ranks higher in 4/4 features

Multi-User Support (named login)

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
10 Ratings

Role-Based Security Model

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
8 Ratings

Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
9 Ratings

Single Sign-On (SSO)

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
5 Ratings

Mobile Capabilities

Kalido Business Information Modeler

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.5

Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)

95%
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued) ranks higher in 3/3 features

Responsive Design for Web Access

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
10 Ratings

Mobile Application

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
9 Ratings

Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
9 Ratings

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Kalido Business Information Modeler

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.8

Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)

78%
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued) ranks higher in 6/6 features

REST API

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Javascript API

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

iFrames

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Java API

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Themeable User Interface (UI)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Customizable Platform (Open Source)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.0

Kalido Business Information Modeler

70%
1 Rating
8.0

Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)

80%
15 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Kalido Business Information Modeler

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2

Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)

92%
4 Ratings

Usability

Kalido Business Information Modeler

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

Kalido Business Information Modeler

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)

90%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Magnitude Software, Inc.

Suitability depends on your business model.
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Microsoft

If you're already using Office 365, Power BI for O365 is an easy choice. Start playing around with the free version and then easily add individual Pro licenses with little risk. However, if you anticipate using this with many users, it can get expensive quickly.
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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

  • Easy to make visual dashboards from SQL queries. Previously we had to use a third party application that had to run on a web server that was so complex to setup and run. PowerBI removes all that.
  • Ability to control who/which group has access to each dashboard or report. Ties in well with the rest of the Office 365 ecosystem.
  • Has many connectors to allow pulling data from various systems, both onsite (via gateway) or external (via APIs), and join the data to create a report/dashboard.
  • Ability to show data but also export the data, if permitted.
  • Easy to show PowerBI dashboards on SharePoint or on other websites via embedded code.
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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

  • Licensing: Currently, Microsoft has a fixed pricing model for Office 365 users, regardless of role/function of the user. Most organizations have a small number of "power users" that create usable content and many more "consumers" that simply view/run reports created by power users. Microsoft does not differentiate between these users, and thus the pricing limits organizations from large deployments of the software.
  • Version incompatibility: Excel 2010 and 2013 workbooks are compatible with each other. However, workbooks created in 2010 that include PowerPivot databases must be upgraded to 2013 format to run in 2013. Subsequently, you cannot open these upgraded PowerPivot workbooks in 2010. This requires ALL users to be on the same version.
  • Visualization: Excel charting with PowerPivot workbooks is adequate for many users. Power View also contains a number of GREAT visualizations, including animated bubble charts and a very flexible dashboard/report design canvas. However, compared to some of the other self-service BI solutions, it is still limited in its visualization capabilities.
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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

    Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued) 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

      Likelihood to Renew

      Magnitude Software, Inc.

      No answers on this topic

      Microsoft

      I will continue to recommend this suite to folks looking for a reporting and analytics solution, as I find in MOST cases, it's great at meeting almost every requirement I've been given by a multitude of clients across a range of industries. I've built Capacity Planning solutions that allowed end user input which was then submitted to SharePoint, Executive Dashboards, custom applications, simple analytical tools for teams to easily slice and dice data, and super simple reports as well as some very complicated ones. If you haven't seen the demos online, do a search, and see for yourself - this is a great BI suite! (I do not work for Microsoft, although I do consult out there from time to time. I do occasionally make a recommendation for a different BI reporting tool, but in general, find Excel can accomplish quite a bit for less money and in less time.)
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      Usability

      Magnitude Software, Inc.

      No answers on this topic

      Microsoft

      We are satisfied with the functionality and capabilities of Power BI. Product is cost effective and full-fill the reporting requirements of the organization. You can perform most of the report level complex analysis with the help of DAX which makes Power BI very powerful analytic tool. Power BI for Office 365 has gone away and Power BI is the next evolution of it. Power BI comes with your Office 365 E5 subscription or you can purchase licensing for it separately.
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      Support Rating

      Magnitude Software, Inc.

      No answers on this topic

      Microsoft

      as of now there is strong community for Power BI, you can get solution for most of your problems from there. Also you can send your error to Microsoft as well. After every 15 days they release updates to overcome all the issues of defects.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Magnitude Software, Inc.

      No answers on this topic

      Microsoft

      Oracle was nice, super expensive to implement if it's not in use already. JobDiva is choppy and heavy on the system while does not give great reports. Salesforce is good; remote access is good however their support is terrible
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      Return on Investment

      Magnitude Software, Inc.

      No answers on this topic

      Microsoft

      • As a Microsoft Partner implementing Business Intelligence solutions, Power BI has removed the barrier for our clients to begin the "BI journey". So often, projects get hung up in that early phase of procuring and installing/configuring expensive hardware and software. Just simply getting started and designing a beginning solution has allowed our clients to see results in 1-2 weeks using their data that might have taken months to achieve otherwise.
      • One significant ROI example is process improvement. In many cases, individuals or teams are spending days each month gathering data from multiple sources for reporting to their constituents. We are reducing these times to minutes by automating many of the data collection and integration processes that were previously manual.
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