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Feature Set Ratings

    BI Standard Reporting

    8.5

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    85%

    Oracle APEX

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Microsoft BI (MSBI) ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Pixel Perfect reports

    8.8
    88%
    45 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Customizable dashboards

    8.5
    85%
    52 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Report Formatting Templates

    8.2
    82%
    50 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ad-hoc Reporting

    8.6

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    86%

    Oracle APEX

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Microsoft BI (MSBI) ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Drill-down analysis

    8.7
    87%
    47 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Formatting capabilities

    8.6
    86%
    52 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integration with R or other statistical packages

    8.4
    84%
    42 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Report sharing and collaboration

    8.5
    85%
    52 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Report Output and Scheduling

    8.6

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    86%

    Oracle APEX

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Microsoft BI (MSBI) ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Publish to Web

    8.8
    88%
    47 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Publish to PDF

    8.9
    89%
    47 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Report Versioning

    8.3
    83%
    43 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Report Delivery Scheduling

    8.6
    86%
    46 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Delivery to Remote Servers

    8.3
    83%
    27 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Data Discovery and Visualization

    8.4

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    84%

    Oracle APEX

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Microsoft BI (MSBI) ranks higher in 3/3 features

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

    8.4
    84%
    50 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

    8.4
    84%
    47 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Predictive Analytics

    8.3
    83%
    45 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Access Control and Security

    8.6

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    86%

    Oracle APEX

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Microsoft BI (MSBI) ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Multi-User Support (named login)

    8.0
    80%
    49 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Role-Based Security Model

    8.6
    86%
    46 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

    8.8
    88%
    49 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Single Sign-On (SSO)

    9.1
    91%
    31 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile Capabilities

    8.7

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    87%

    Oracle APEX

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Microsoft BI (MSBI) ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Responsive Design for Web Access

    8.9
    89%
    39 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile Application

    8.7
    87%
    29 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

    8.4
    84%
    39 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

    8.4

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    84%

    Oracle APEX

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Microsoft BI (MSBI) ranks higher in 6/6 features

    REST API

    8.2
    82%
    22 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Javascript API

    8.6
    86%
    22 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    iFrames

    8.7
    87%
    21 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Java API

    8.7
    87%
    20 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Themeable User Interface (UI)

    8.5
    85%
    21 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Customizable Platform (Open Source)

    7.9
    79%
    17 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Low-Code Development

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.3

    Oracle APEX

    93%
    Oracle Application Express ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Visual Modeling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    20 Ratings

    Drag-and-drop Interfaces

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    21 Ratings

    Platform Security

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    21 Ratings

    Platform User Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    21 Ratings

    Reusability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    21 Ratings

    Platform Scalability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    21 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Microsoft BI (MSBI) is rated higher in 3 areas: Usability, Support Rating, Implementation Rating
    • Oracle Application Express is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    90%
    76 Ratings
    10.0

    Oracle APEX

    100%
    38 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.0

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    80%
    25 Ratings
    8.2

    Oracle APEX

    82%
    2 Ratings

    Usability

    8.8

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    88%
    15 Ratings
    8.2

    Oracle APEX

    82%
    2 Ratings

    Availability

    9.5

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    95%
    4 Ratings

    Oracle APEX

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    7.0

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    70%
    4 Ratings

    Oracle APEX

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.9

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    89%
    22 Ratings
    8.2

    Oracle APEX

    82%
    4 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    6.9

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    69%
    3 Ratings

    Oracle APEX

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Online Training

    8.5

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    85%
    2 Ratings

    Oracle APEX

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    9.6

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    96%
    14 Ratings
    9.1

    Oracle APEX

    91%
    4 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    Microsoft BI is well suited for
    • Displaying sales analysis dashboard.
    • Displaying dashboard of customer segmentation.
    • Displaying product sales dashboard.
    • Displaying marketing campaign insight dashboard.
    • Displaying dashboard of financial analytics.
    Microsoft BI is less appropriate for
    • New users with little to no knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
    • Handling large amounts of Data.
    Swarnabh Sarmah | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Oracle APEX

    It is appropriate for database application development supporting data driven processes, online transaction processing, BI/reports/analytics ... for addressing about any business data processing need I can think of. Oracle Application Express is fantastic for creating beautiful rich user interfaces with support for all major browsers rendering well on a range of devices. It is less appropriate for applications requiring native low level access to device peripherals and is less appropriate for applications that must execute offline without network/internet connection to supporting application and database servers.
    Glenn Roberts III | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    • Comparatively easy to use compared to other data analytics solutions, collaborating with other colleagues on data work is simple.
    • Using Visual Studio for database, ETL, reporting, and analytics development save time and money.
    • Transfer of data from one application to another via Excel and comparison of data attributes between applications
    • Dashboard functionality, as well as Python support, are available, allowing you to add additional charts and graphs.
    Nilufa Hossain | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Oracle APEX

    • Easy upgrade path from Forms, allowing reuse of code and a low learning curve for Forms developers.
    • Very quick to develop in. Ideal for prototyping or iterative development which is how we usually work.
    • Comes with cross browser and mobile compatibility out of the box.
    • Easy to incorporate other web technologies.
    • Development environment runs straight from a browser. This has proved to be a life saver when issues crop up on a weekend.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    • 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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Oracle APEX

    • Perhaps is our problem, since we haven’t explored it deeply, but I think that a better portability to mobile devices would help the adoption of APEX.
    • Applications weren’t as light as we thought, and we had to move the APEX server to the same data center where our data base was running, due to performance issues. When we started, we supposed that that situation would not be an issue.
    • At least in Argentina and Brazil, you can not find as many programmers with experience in APEX as you can find with other technologies.
    Federico Shortrede | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $999 per user/per month

    Microsoft BI (MSBI) Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Power BI Pro9.991
    Power BI Premium$4,9952
    1. per user/per month
    2. per month
    Additional Pricing Details

    Oracle APEX

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $32 OCPU per hour

    Oracle APEX Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Oracle APEX Application Development0.321
    Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing - Exadata Storage118.402
    1. OCPU per hour
    2. Terabyte storage capacity per month
    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    Microsoft BI (MSBI) 8.0
    Based on 25 answers
    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.
    Lee Cullom | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Oracle APEX

    Oracle APEX 8.2
    Based on 2 answers
    I felt very comfortable using Oracle Application Express from the start. I designed my data model and quickly developed the basic CRUD pages for master tables. Then I designed the main functionality and was able to test and deploy it in a couple of days work. I will probably share the app with other members of the team and continue adding some features in the short term.
    Lisandro Fernigrini | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    Microsoft BI (MSBI) 8.8
    Based on 15 answers
    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Oracle APEX

    Oracle APEX 8.2
    Based on 2 answers
    its easy to use as a developer and applications designed using apex are easy and intuitive to use as an end user. Even non-coders can build good applications, the more code you can write the more you can enhance the application but you can get up and running quickly with almost no technical know how.
    Kathryn Gamble | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    Microsoft BI (MSBI) 9.5
    Based on 4 answers
    The product has been reliable.
    Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Oracle APEX

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Performance

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    Microsoft BI (MSBI) 7.0
    Based on 4 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.
    Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Oracle APEX

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    Microsoft BI (MSBI) 8.9
    Based on 22 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.
    Jacob Saunders | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Oracle APEX

    Oracle APEX 8.2
    Based on 4 answers
    Very active and knowledgeable community support includes quick and helpful responses from the Oracle employees on the product development team. I've never had to raise an official support request - everything is dealt with via forums and user groups - or via direct emails. The supposrt commuinty is one of the great things about Apex.
    Kathryn Gamble | TrustRadius Reviewer

    In-Person Training

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    Microsoft BI (MSBI) 6.9
    Based on 3 answers
    This training was more directed toward what the product was capable of rather than actual programming.
    Stephanie Grice | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Oracle APEX

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Online Training

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    Microsoft BI (MSBI) 8.5
    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.
    Sean Brady | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Oracle APEX

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Implementation Rating

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    Microsoft BI (MSBI) 9.6
    Based on 14 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.
    Jacob Saunders | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Oracle APEX

    Oracle APEX 9.1
    Based on 4 answers
    Using it on the cloud is really simple, the entire process of configuring and provisioning an Oracle Database takes only a few minutes (less than 10) and then Oracle APEX is already deployed on the database, so you just have to start using it. I would strongly recommend using APEX on Oracle Cloud Free Tier.
    Lisandro Fernigrini | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    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.
    Bradley Geppert | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Oracle APEX

    Obviously Oracle Application Express cannot replace WebLogic in terms of creating domains but it is not designed to do that. We can use this tool to prototype and later develop a product using the Oracle WebLogic platform. We selected Oracle Application Express due to the ease of learning, and not having to buy licenses to use it.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    • 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.
    Haibo Yang | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Oracle APEX

    • In the mid-size organization, we had a BI tool that had a significant license cost involved. With Oracle back-end we were able to switch to APEX and move all reporting at literally zero cost.
    • For Oracle PL/SQL users the learning curve is very quick and easy, there are ready templates that you can start with and eventually create complex reports.
    • You can track authorization and authentication on data editing and usage. High performance as it is native oracle sql codes.
    • Centralized data capturing, makes your datawarehouse writable for lookup tables or reference tables.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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