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Likelihood to Recommend

Logi Analytics

Well Suited - It's very easy for a non-developer to make clear/easily understood important data displaysGreat options for displaying data, UI provides great assistance helping you determine what chart, graph etc., to utilize for peak output.Saves tons of developer hours by allowing non-developers to be able to create and design things.Less Suited - It's not a big fan of displaying 1000 page PDFs but with adequate setup and drill downs, you can turn that huge PDF into 2 pages of what you actually need.
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Microsoft BI

Many companies consider SSIS as 'free' since it comes included with the SQL server database. It seems an obvious choice if your data resides in SQL server to go ahead and utilize Microsoft BI tools. Notice, this is not the only option you have but one that many people would consider convenient. However, if most of your data does not reside in SQL server already, consider a wider choice of options for your BI. Another factor is the availability of skilled resources to maintain your BI environment. Due to its popularity on the market you will find most of people in the BI world are able to work with Microsoft BI
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Logi Analytics
6.9
Microsoft BI
7.8
Pixel Perfect reports
Logi Analytics
5.0
Microsoft BI
7.6
Customizable dashboards
Logi Analytics
8.1
Microsoft BI
8.0
Report Formatting Templates
Logi Analytics
7.6
Microsoft BI
7.8

Ad-hoc Reporting

Logi Analytics
5.8
Microsoft BI
8.5
Drill-down analysis
Logi Analytics
7.9
Microsoft BI
8.4
Formatting capabilities
Logi Analytics
8.3
Microsoft BI
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Logi Analytics
1.0
Microsoft BI
8.2
Report sharing and collaboration
Logi Analytics
6.1
Microsoft BI
8.8

Report Output and Scheduling

Logi Analytics
6.4
Microsoft BI
8.4
Publish to Web
Logi Analytics
7.9
Microsoft BI
8.5
Publish to PDF
Logi Analytics
5.9
Microsoft BI
8.6
Report Delivery Scheduling
Logi Analytics
5.5
Microsoft BI
7.9
Report Versioning
Logi Analytics
Microsoft BI
8.7
Delivery to Remote Servers
Logi Analytics
Microsoft BI
8.1

Data Discovery and Visualization

Logi Analytics
7.9
Microsoft BI
8.5
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Logi Analytics
9.0
Microsoft BI
8.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Logi Analytics
8.6
Microsoft BI
8.4
Predictive Analytics
Logi Analytics
6.0
Microsoft BI
8.3

Access Control and Security

Logi Analytics
8.5
Microsoft BI
8.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
Logi Analytics
8.3
Microsoft BI
8.5
Role-Based Security Model
Logi Analytics
8.5
Microsoft BI
8.5
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Logi Analytics
8.6
Microsoft BI
9.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Logi Analytics
Microsoft BI
8.3

Mobile Capabilities

Logi Analytics
9.2
Microsoft BI
8.3
Responsive Design for Web Access
Logi Analytics
9.2
Microsoft BI
8.2
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Logi Analytics
9.2
Microsoft BI
8.2
Dedicated iOS Application
Logi Analytics
Microsoft BI
8.6
Dedicated Android Application
Logi Analytics
Microsoft BI
8.2

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Logi Analytics
7.3
Microsoft BI
8.0
REST API
Logi Analytics
8.0
Microsoft BI
8.1
Javascript API
Logi Analytics
7.3
Microsoft BI
8.4
iFrames
Logi Analytics
4.5
Microsoft BI
7.9
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Logi Analytics
9.4
Microsoft BI
7.9
Java API
Logi Analytics
Microsoft BI
7.8
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Logi Analytics
Microsoft BI
8.0

Pros

  • The ability to easily integrate data across multiple data platforms
  • The product is easy to implement and learn
  • The elemental design allows for recycling of concepts and features across various reports and output
  • The security was easy to implement into our existing environment
  • The number of options available for data manipulation and presentation, including Scheduling and Caching data, makes it easy to solve any problem or create content for any request
  • Logi's Support Portal staff are absolutely top notch. They are responsive and knowledgeable. Due to the elemental design (see above), it is easy to communicate concepts to and from Logi Support via code samples and/or sample applications. The sample applications which we have received from Logi Support have formed some of the core concepts of our Logi Developer training!
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  • The interfaces of the products are familiar to most people that currently use Microsoft products so its comfortable in that respect
  • Creating a report is easy to do with drag/drop functionality. You also have alot of dropdowns. You can use formulas the same way you do in Excel. They have "expressions" which are like formulas with a mix of SQL.
  • Publishing a report to the server is simple as well. You go to the server and upload the file from your file directory.
  • Setting up subscriptions is simple as well. Anyone can do it with minimal knowledge. Its sort of like creating a recurring calendar event.
  • The hierarchy within SSRS is intuitive. A Project is the top level item. You can add as many reports as you want to a project. Similar to any other IDE where you keep all your files in one project (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JSP, Servlet) except in the case of SSRS its all reports.
  • Whether you choose to use 2008 or 2012 the interface is layed pretty much the same. So if you start of in 2008 and then upgrade, you dont have to re-learn anything. Their are slight differences in the two versions but it wont hinder your ability to build a report.
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Cons

  • Low amount of user forums
  • Resulting application fileset is heavy
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  • On the occasion some of the plug ins run unusually slow. I don't know if it's because they run in Silver Light or what. :) The plug ins have locked up more than once (once a week). My installation got so slow that I had to actually reinstall a couple of times over the past year. Is this a show stopper? For me, it was not. There are other features that keep me glued in. The office repair utility makes the re install a snap and if you are a realistic Microsoft fan, then you almost come to expect it.
  • The natural Language selection: We are a MS SQL house and we love MS. We have the skills for high end SQL statements with a full development staff but we still wanted to try the natural language selection tool. To no avail. We tried redoing the data and that did not work either. I'd call this beta still.
  • I would like to see them improve their visualizations. They are Microsoft and can easily compete with some of the visualizations of Micro Strategy, Tableau and Domo. They simply choose not to.
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Likelihood to Renew

Logi Analytics8.0
Based on 1 answer
Logi Analytics is a great solution if you need just the user interface. However there are other tools stronger at the overall data flow which include a user interface as part of their product.
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Microsoft BI8.0
Based on 25 answers
Low Cost and catching up to the market expectations
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Usability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Microsoft BI7.0
Based on 5 answers
Easy to use. Good User Interface and visualizations
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Reliability and Availability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Microsoft BI9.5
Based on 2 answers
The product has been reliable.
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Performance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Microsoft BI7.0
Based on 2 answers
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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Microsoft BI7.1
Based on 6 answers
We are not currently utilizing Microsoft's technical support.
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In-Person Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Microsoft BI6.9
Based on 3 answers
This training was more directed toward what the product was capable of rather than actual programming.
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Online Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Microsoft BI8.5
Based on 2 answers
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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Microsoft BI9.6
Based on 7 answers
Be prepared to help business users define their data. We found that different campuses had different definitions for the same thing. This took some change management and negotiating to get each team to come to a common understanding.
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Breadth of Deployment

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I have implemented Microsoft BI in small departments with less than 10 people all the way up to full enterprise deployments with multiple IT groups and 1000's of users. The only difference will be what of the provided Microsoft BI tools will you use and how many servers will it all be installed on. Once it is setup it is very easy to keep up-to-date and even expand in the future. Some of the tools do need more IT involvement to get up and running, but once it is setup and working it can easily go into a hands-off setup and just works. I have been oncall support for an enterprise SSRS deployment that was on multiple servers across multiple data centers and only received calls of issues once or month or less and most of time those were cause by human error and not following the procedures that were established.
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Alternatives Considered

Ease of use, speed to implement, flexible license and business model, willingness to bend the normal T's & C's around a unique business case
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Microsoft BI is mainly based on Microsoft SQL Server, so it is perfectly integrated. Many of the Microsoft BI components require using SQL Server as the database engine. Generally, the functionalities that are achieved when using SQL Server as a database engine are greater than when using any other engine.
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Collaboration and Sharing

Logi Analytics6.5
Based on 8 answers
Works well amongst different team members, not a typical use case since we white-label it but still works for disparate teams, sources, and data
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Microsoft BI8.1
Based on 29 answers
You can publish dashboards or reports from the web or desktop versions in many ways. From the web side, you can distribute dashboards or reports over roll based, user based or user group. From the desktop side, you can distribute dashboards or reports by file (MS BI report file, MS Excel, MS Access, and other formats).
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Data Integration

Logi Analytics8.6
Based on 8 answers
Excellent, flexible capabilities.
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Microsoft BI8.6
Based on 28 answers
I think in general MicroSoft BI connectivity is excellent, we would have liked SSRS to be able read from Cognos cubes and it was not possible.
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Return on Investment

  • We've seen requests for static reports go down while requests for analytics go up. This has shifted our view from what only what has happened to what will happen.
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  • My organization uses Microsoft BI for nearly all of our development. We would not be able to integrate with our clients to deliver our solutions easily without it.
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Pricing Details

Logi Analytics

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Logi Analytics Editions & Modules
Logi Analytics
Additional Pricing Details
Logi's pricing was developed with software vendors in mind and as such, we offer flexible, custom pricing aligned with your go-to-market approach and long-term growth plans. Our pricing objective is to ensure our partners can rapidly scale their analytics.

Microsoft BI

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Microsoft BI Editions & Modules
Microsoft BI
Edition
Power BI
$0
Power BI Pro
$102
2. per user per month
Additional Pricing Details