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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Kepion Planning

The solution works extremely well for companies in complicated operations or with the ambition to forecast their operations on a driver based way or wanting to have the ability to create different scenarios based on external or internal drivers. It is a perfect piece of an existing analytical infrastructure (DWH/BI) lacking a planning solution on top.
Sindri Sigurjonsson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI has been an amazing service for our organization. The ability for any of our users to see a single dashboard at any time, even from mobile devices, is head and shoulders above where we were before. Now we can send consistent analytics and reporting out throughout our business units, from executives all the way down to our field personnel.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Kepion Planning
7.9
Microsoft Power BI
Long-term financial planning
Kepion Planning
8.9
Microsoft Power BI
Financial budgeting
Kepion Planning
8.2
Microsoft Power BI
Forecasting
Kepion Planning
8.2
Microsoft Power BI
Scenario modeling
Kepion Planning
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
Management reporting
Kepion Planning
6.1
Microsoft Power BI

Consolidation and Close

Kepion Planning
7.5
Microsoft Power BI
Financial data consolidation
Kepion Planning
6.5
Microsoft Power BI
Journal entries and reports
Kepion Planning
6.5
Microsoft Power BI
Multi-currency management
Kepion Planning
8.8
Microsoft Power BI
Intercompany Eliminations
Kepion Planning
7.3
Microsoft Power BI
Minority Ownership
Kepion Planning
6.8
Microsoft Power BI
Local and consolidated reporting
Kepion Planning
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
Detailed Audit Trails
Kepion Planning
8.3
Microsoft Power BI

Financial Reporting and Compliance

Kepion Planning
7.0
Microsoft Power BI
Financial Statement Reporting
Kepion Planning
6.8
Microsoft Power BI
Management Reporting
Kepion Planning
6.1
Microsoft Power BI
Excel-based Reporting
Kepion Planning
8.9
Microsoft Power BI
Automated board and financial reporting
Kepion Planning
7.1
Microsoft Power BI
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Kepion Planning
6.1
Microsoft Power BI

Analytics

Kepion Planning
6.6
Microsoft Power BI
Personalized dashboards
Kepion Planning
6.1
Microsoft Power BI
Color-coded scorecards
Kepion Planning
6.2
Microsoft Power BI
KPIs
Kepion Planning
6.2
Microsoft Power BI
Cost and profitability analysis
Kepion Planning
8.2
Microsoft Power BI
Key Performance Indicator setting
Kepion Planning
6.2
Microsoft Power BI
Benchmarking with external data
Kepion Planning
6.5
Microsoft Power BI

Integration

Kepion Planning
8.9
Microsoft Power BI
Flat file integration
Kepion Planning
9.1
Microsoft Power BI
Excel data integration
Kepion Planning
8.9
Microsoft Power BI
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Kepion Planning
8.5
Microsoft Power BI

BI Standard Reporting

Kepion Planning
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
Kepion Planning
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Customizable dashboards
Kepion Planning
Microsoft Power BI
8.9
Report Formatting Templates
Kepion Planning
Microsoft Power BI
8.3

Ad-hoc Reporting

Kepion Planning
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Drill-down analysis
Kepion Planning
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Formatting capabilities
Kepion Planning
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Kepion Planning
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Report sharing and collaboration
Kepion Planning
Microsoft Power BI
8.7

Report Output and Scheduling

Kepion Planning
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Publish to Web
Kepion Planning
Microsoft Power BI
9.1
Publish to PDF
Kepion Planning
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Report Versioning
Kepion Planning
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Report Delivery Scheduling
Kepion Planning
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Delivery to Remote Servers
Kepion Planning
Microsoft Power BI
7.8

Data Discovery and Visualization

Kepion Planning
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Kepion Planning
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Kepion Planning
Microsoft Power BI
8.9
Predictive Analytics
Kepion Planning
Microsoft Power BI
8.3

Access Control and Security

Kepion Planning
Microsoft Power BI
8.9
Multi-User Support (named login)
Kepion Planning
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Role-Based Security Model
Kepion Planning
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Kepion Planning
Microsoft Power BI
9.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Kepion Planning
Microsoft Power BI
9.0

Mobile Capabilities

Kepion Planning
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Responsive Design for Web Access
Kepion Planning
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Dedicated iOS Application
Kepion Planning
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Dedicated Android Application
Kepion Planning
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Kepion Planning
Microsoft Power BI
8.6

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Kepion Planning
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
REST API
Kepion Planning
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Javascript API
Kepion Planning
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
iFrames
Kepion Planning
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Java API
Kepion Planning
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Kepion Planning
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Kepion Planning
Microsoft Power BI
8.4

Pros

Kepion Planning

  • Budgeting and Forecasting: Kepion provides all budgeting, forecasting and actuals information in one, collaborative environment.
  • Analysis: It is easy to traverse across your entire budgeting and forecasting spectrum in Kepion, unearthing insights that would be hidden from you in other tools.
  • Workflow: Kepion's workflow management is simple and clear.
Gerard Mangan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

  • Reporting, reporting, reporting. Power BI is great for reporting. I can create a number of different charts, views, and dashboards for a number of different audiences. It's very helpful for executives to see the big picture, but dynamic enough to take the same data sources and create detailed reports on very specific elements.
  • Power BI is easy to use. We went from manual data entry and report creation in Excel to Power BI. There was a learning curve, but I was able to find enough training online to get started.
  • Automating the report creation is wonderful. It takes all the manual work out of my old daily processes. My supervisors and bosses have been impressed too. They think it's magic, which makes me look good.
Richard Crane | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Kepion Planning

  • Silverlight functionality is outdated which makes the front end solution a little bit old compared to latest UI. They will be tackling it in Q2 2018, but it leaves users wanting for more.
  • Reporting functionalities: Are not state of the art, we recommend users creating official reports within Kepion, but focusing on Tableau or PowerBI for reporting purposes as this is not and will never be Kepion strengths compared to the likes of Tableau.
  • Being customizable is great, however, the solution is not an out-of-the-box solution and does require a little integration to work. For smaller companies (under 5M USD) I would still recommend Excel.
Sindri Sigurjonsson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

  • Initial creation of reports, even from processed data sets is not simple.
  • The on-premises reporting (crucial for a defense industry company) is extremely expensive, as it is only included in the Power BI Premium package.
  • User training is usually required to ensure that full functionality of the dashboards and their built in features are utilized.
Rick Botha | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Kepion Planning

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

Kepion Planning

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 8.3
Based on 8 answers
[Microsoft Power BI] is a great BI tool for developers and data/business analysts. With free desktop version (no time constrain) and basic data source knowledge you can create professional visualizations. You can share your work with other PBI users, or even post/embody it on the web. With cloud based architecture it provides vast sharing capabilities, but with additional licensing, which can be confusing and very strict.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Kepion Planning

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 7.3
Based on 5 answers
Frankly speaking, we do not have to frequently look for support as each and everything is very straightforward and easy to understand. Still, Microsoft provides great after-sale support services to its clients. You can contact their support officers for any queries you have and they will respond within a day.
Wajeeh Rehman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Kepion Planning

Kepion is in a unique position in that it has all of the enterprise-grade functionality and scalability of a tool like Cognos, but it is available at a lower price point, with much more engaged support.
Gerard Mangan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

I am not a data analyst, but as a user, I prefer the UI of Power BI compared to Periscope Data. Periscope Data has some really great functionality and can build some really useful reports, but Power BI seems to have more useful visuals and is easier for non-database admins/non-data analysts to generate some interesting, basic reports that help them in their role. I've also found courses to help you learn how to use Power BI, from the simple functions up to more complex processes (and get a certification for it) for which I was unable to find for Periscope Data.
Steffany Winkelmann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Kepion Planning

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.
jim paroly | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Kepion Planning

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Kepion Planning Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
On premise Install$01
  1. Contact Us
SaaS Edition
Cloud Planning$01
  1. Contact Us
Additional Pricing Details
Please contact us at sales@kepion.com for more details.

Microsoft Power BI

General

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

Microsoft Power BI Editions & Modules

Edition
Pro$9.991
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Kepion Planning
8.3
Microsoft Power BI
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Kepion Planning
Microsoft Power BI
10.0

Usability

Kepion Planning
Microsoft Power BI
8.3

Support Rating

Kepion Planning
Microsoft Power BI
7.3

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