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Likelihood to Recommend

Logi Analytics

The pricing of Logi (per server core) is highly attractive for internal-facing use as we can control/predict how many visits we will get to our internal Logi webserver. The fact that the only license required is on the server means that all of our staff can use Logi Info-presented content without restrictions. The option of OEM licensing is also attractive and presents many future options, but will require much more licensing as the webserver will require more cores to handle the level of traffic demanded by OEM usage.
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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
7.4
Microsoft BI
8.0
Pixel Perfect reports
Logi Analytics
5.0
Microsoft BI
7.9
Customizable dashboards
Logi Analytics
8.9
Microsoft BI
7.9
Report Formatting Templates
Logi Analytics
8.1
Microsoft BI
8.2

Ad-hoc Reporting

Logi Analytics
6.5
Microsoft BI
8.4
Drill-down analysis
Logi Analytics
9.1
Microsoft BI
8.2
Formatting capabilities
Logi Analytics
8.2
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
7.7
Microsoft BI
8.9

Report Output and Scheduling

Logi Analytics
7.9
Microsoft BI
8.2
Publish to Web
Logi Analytics
8.0
Microsoft BI
8.3
Publish to PDF
Logi Analytics
7.8
Microsoft BI
8.8
Report Delivery Scheduling
Logi Analytics
7.9
Microsoft BI
7.6
Report Versioning
Logi Analytics
Microsoft BI
8.2
Delivery to Remote Servers
Logi Analytics
Microsoft BI
8.2

Data Discovery and Visualization

Logi Analytics
8.4
Microsoft BI
8.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Logi Analytics
8.6
Microsoft BI
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Logi Analytics
8.6
Microsoft BI
8.0
Predictive Analytics
Logi Analytics
8.0
Microsoft BI
8.1

Access Control and Security

Logi Analytics
9.6
Microsoft BI
8.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
Logi Analytics
9.5
Microsoft BI
8.4
Role-Based Security Model
Logi Analytics
9.7
Microsoft BI
8.2
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Logi Analytics
9.6
Microsoft BI
8.6
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Logi Analytics
Microsoft BI
8.4

Mobile Capabilities

Logi Analytics
8.2
Microsoft BI
8.3
Responsive Design for Web Access
Logi Analytics
8.3
Microsoft BI
8.2
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Logi Analytics
8.1
Microsoft BI
8.2
Dedicated iOS Application
Logi Analytics
Microsoft BI
8.4
Dedicated Android Application
Logi Analytics
Microsoft BI
8.1

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Logi Analytics
8.2
Microsoft BI
7.9
REST API
Logi Analytics
7.8
Microsoft BI
7.9
Javascript API
Logi Analytics
7.7
Microsoft BI
8.3
iFrames
Logi Analytics
8.1
Microsoft BI
7.8
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Logi Analytics
9.0
Microsoft BI
7.9
Java API
Logi Analytics
Microsoft BI
7.6
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Logi Analytics
Microsoft BI
7.6

Pros

  • Wide array of ways to gather data into the tool
  • Extremely flexible components that are also easy to use for beginners
  • Great support from the company on getting the tool to adhere to your needs
  • Able to run on either Windows or Linux systems
  • Detailed and highly available documentation within the tool on how to use every piece of functionality
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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

  • Missing functionality with self service. You cannot group with aggregation.
  • Out of the box the styling isn't the greatest. You'll need someone with CSS knowledge.
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  • Its not a web based application yet. So you have to install the client application on your local machine. In addition, you pretty much have to install a the full SSMS package. Its a heavy weighted suite of products
  • Compared to Tableau you are limited in your dashboard building ability. In SSRS you have to build a master report along with a subreport where these two items have to have a key that links them together. From there you can break up the screen into multiple quadratics with your visualization.
  • If someone wants to view the report on their iPad, you have to make sure that the subscription for their report is in PDF or CSV format. If its in Excel and they dont have Excel on their iPad, they cant view it. If its in CSV, I believe the report will open up in the iPads native spreadsheet app.
  • When you are stuck while building a report, the forums for Microsoft pretty much suck. Their technical articles suck also. Microsoft support is pretty much non-existent.
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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
Assuming that I will continue to have a need to monitor and report on the operational aspects of the organization using transactional data, Microsoft BI is a solid choice. Its kind of like how you still have legacy applications that serve a strong need that is critical to the day to day operations. The fact that the tools are similar to stuff the users have already been using makes the adoption and buy in that much easier.
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Usability

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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

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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

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No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Microsoft BI7.1
Based on 6 answers
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

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

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No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Microsoft BI9.6
Based on 7 answers
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

Better, more flexible capabilities that SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) included with SQL Server.
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Microstrategy - I went with Microsoft BI because of features, usability, integration capabilities, performance, availability of talent, cost, and end-user (self-service) capabilities.
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Return on Investment

  • Reduce development time
  • Allowed our company to eliminate external software we were using for digital signage
  • Not being used to it's full potential
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  • Better understanding of our data
  • Save time with scheduled and real time reports
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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