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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 8.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    BI Standard Reporting

    8.2

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    82%

    UiPath Automation Platform

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

    Pixel Perfect reports

    8.6
    86%
    44 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Customizable dashboards

    8.2
    82%
    51 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Report Formatting Templates

    7.9
    79%
    49 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ad-hoc Reporting

    8.3

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    83%

    UiPath Automation Platform

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

    Drill-down analysis

    8.5
    85%
    46 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Formatting capabilities

    8.4
    84%
    51 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integration with R or other statistical packages

    8.0
    80%
    41 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Report sharing and collaboration

    8.3
    83%
    51 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Report Output and Scheduling

    8.3

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    83%

    UiPath Automation Platform

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

    Publish to Web

    8.6
    86%
    46 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Publish to PDF

    8.7
    87%
    46 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Report Versioning

    8.0
    80%
    42 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Report Delivery Scheduling

    8.3
    83%
    45 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Delivery to Remote Servers

    7.9
    79%
    26 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Data Discovery and Visualization

    8.2

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    82%

    UiPath Automation Platform

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

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

    8.2
    82%
    49 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

    8.2
    82%
    46 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Predictive Analytics

    8.2
    82%
    44 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Access Control and Security

    8.5

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    85%

    UiPath Automation Platform

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

    Multi-User Support (named login)

    8.2
    82%
    48 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Role-Based Security Model

    8.4
    84%
    45 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

    8.6
    86%
    48 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Single Sign-On (SSO)

    8.8
    88%
    30 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile Capabilities

    8.4

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    84%

    UiPath Automation Platform

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

    Responsive Design for Web Access

    8.7
    87%
    38 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile Application

    8.3
    83%
    29 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

    8.2
    82%
    38 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

    8.1

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    81%

    UiPath Automation Platform

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

    REST API

    7.8
    78%
    21 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Javascript API

    8.2
    82%
    21 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    iFrames

    8.4
    84%
    20 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Java API

    8.4
    84%
    19 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Themeable User Interface (UI)

    8.2
    82%
    20 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Customizable Platform (Open Source)

    7.6
    76%
    16 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Microsoft BI (MSBI) is rated higher in 5 areas: Usability, Support Rating, Online Training, Implementation Rating, Configurability
    • UiPath Automation Platform is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Availability, Performance

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.7

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    87%
    75 Ratings
    9.2

    UiPath Automation Platform

    92%
    194 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.0

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    80%
    25 Ratings
    8.9

    UiPath Automation Platform

    89%
    7 Ratings

    Usability

    8.7

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    87%
    14 Ratings
    8.0

    UiPath Automation Platform

    80%
    6 Ratings

    Availability

    9.5

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    95%
    4 Ratings
    10.0

    UiPath Automation Platform

    100%
    1 Rating

    Performance

    7.0

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    70%
    4 Ratings
    9.0

    UiPath Automation Platform

    90%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    8.8

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    88%
    21 Ratings
    8.1

    UiPath Automation Platform

    81%
    124 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    6.9

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    69%
    3 Ratings

    UiPath Automation Platform

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Online Training

    8.5

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    85%
    2 Ratings
    8.0

    UiPath Automation Platform

    80%
    2 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    9.6

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    96%
    14 Ratings
    8.0

    UiPath Automation Platform

    80%
    3 Ratings

    Configurability

    10.0

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    100%
    2 Ratings
    8.0

    UiPath Automation Platform

    80%
    2 Ratings

    Ease of integration

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    UiPath Automation Platform

    70%
    2 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    UiPath Automation Platform

    90%
    1 Rating

    Vendor post-sale

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    UiPath Automation Platform

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Vendor pre-sale

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    UiPath Automation Platform

    80%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Microsoft

    The Microsoft BI suite of tools, which comprises tools from the SQL Server suite, provides end-to-end features and functionality for businesses of any size. Users who need dashboards and reports fast will benefit from this tool. It’s simple to connect to databases, cloud storage systems, and CSV files of any type. This makes the dashboards suitable for a more rapid presentation workflow because we can easily incorporate them into PowerPoint presentations. Enterprise and standard editions are both available for some tools.
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    UiPath

    UiPath Enterprise RPA is one of the most advanced robotic automation solution in the market and has capabilities lot more than a regular AI tool as it also take care of your unattended data and workflows equally efficient. This can be a very appropriate and useful tool for the organizations who have to go through management of set workflows and data in their routine business needs.
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    Pros

    Microsoft

    • The layout of Power BI is very intuitive. Someone that is familiar with Excel and working with Charts and Graphs in that environment will find the learning curve a rather short one to start using Power BI.
    • I like the way Power BI fits an assortment of users and how the functionality that you engage is replicated in Excel, that being Power Query and Power Pivot. So what you learn in one tool can be readily applied towards the other which allows you to more effectively apply your training.
    • I appreciate how Microsoft is working to develop tools that go a long ways to empowering the end user. Prior to Power BI I would have had to consult with a "BI" professional to develop a dashboard. With Power BI I don't have to consult with anyone, I can work to put together the dash board I want and using a tool set that is really robust and allows me to engage an enormous amount of data. It's provides a great deal of flexibility and the types of data I can connect to.
    • Updates...Microsoft is working diligently to keep Power BI current with monthly updates. They do a really good job of listening to the end user, if there is functionality not currently present just give them a month or so.
    • Just to be clear, even though it's easy to get going right out of the gate with Power BI it provides plenty of opportunities to create some really sophisticated reporting solutions. With DAX in Power Pivot and M language in Power Query, you are provided with plenty of head room to do some really amazing things in Power BI.
    • Training...there are resources across the web for learning and growing your skills and Power BI. And what's even better is the majority of those resources are free.
    • Data engagement, when presenting the data to the end user Power BI goes a long way to allowing that end user to engage the data and begin to identify root cause by simply interacting with the graph/chart/data set. It allows for really fluid engagement. Prior to Power BI so many times during the presentation of data we often times ended the engagement with that data with more questions than what were answered. With Power BI, more often than not, the end user is able to get answers to the questions by simply clicking on the data in the graph/chart/dataset to see the details. This tool really does have the capacity to make you look like a rock star.
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    UiPath

    • UiPath is very simple to learn.
    • Any type of application can be automated (Desktop Application, Web Application and also applications reachable only via remote technologies such as Citrix, Remote Desktop and so on).
    • The writing of a process code takes place entirely through the use of objects. In the event that there were no objects capable of solving a particular problem, it is possible to use some languages of the .net platform such as: VB.net, C#.
    • It is easy to scale the solution by adding more robots to run a process in case the solution requires more performance in the future.
    • It can also be used by functional analysts to design the flow to be automated.
    • An academy is available online where basic and advanced courses can be taken. It is also possible to take a completely free basic certification.
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    Cons

    Microsoft

    • 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.
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    UiPath

    • As I mentioned, Excel automation is not very effective, there are a number of packages to add, but there is nothing as smooth as a good macro.
    • Working with selectors is certainly challenging and UiPath does a good job with that, but there is room for improvement since the interface could be smarter in selecting the right attributes and warn the user if something is not properly setup.
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    Pricing Details

    Microsoft BI (MSBI)

    Starting Price

    $999 per user/per month

    Editions & Modules

    Microsoft BI (MSBI) editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Power BI Pro9.991
    Power BI Premium4,9952

    Footnotes

    1. per user/per month
    2. per month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    UiPath Automation Platform

    Starting Price

    $420 per month

    Editions & Modules

    UiPath Automation Platform editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Automation Developer$4201
    Unattended Automation$13802
    Automation Team$19303
    Enterprise Medium BusinessContact Sales4

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    A 60-day trial is available. Buyers can also configure any of these plans to fit the business needs.

    Likelihood to Renew

    Microsoft

    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.
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    UiPath

    This platform has so much potential and have been garnering a lot of attention by proving benefits in terms of saving operational and manpower costs. I am sure with minute efforts we were able to achieve our ROI and the same is the case with many of our customers whom we have been working around Digital Automation initiatives.
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    Usability

    Microsoft

    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.
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    UiPath

    It's an easy to maintain and easy to use RPA Tool. It has a relatively low learning curve when compared to other RPA tools in the market. That is mostly due to it's Academy where the bulk of engineers gather their information from. And their Community Forum, is outstanding with support from around the world and almost, if not all, every topic imaginable in the RPA field.
    The Community Edition is updated on a regular basis, and last year they even managed to release a build every month!
    The Orchestrator, Platform, Go!, Academy is cloud based which makes access to information and data very easy.
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    Reliability and Availability

    Microsoft

    The product has been reliable.
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    UiPath

    Its a cloud based platform which is easily available and used
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    Performance

    Microsoft

    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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    UiPath

    It has proved and provided good performance across platforms and technologies.
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    Support Rating

    Microsoft

    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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    UiPath

    UiPath RPA has an exceptional studio interface. It has been a year and so since I am using UiPath RPA. Whether it is some my personal task to scrape information & links from the Journal or find a specific character string from multiple PDF collection using OCR, UiPath RPA has made its roots to our technological ecosystem
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    In-Person Training

    Microsoft

    This training was more directed toward what the product was capable of rather than actual programming.
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    UiPath

    No answers on this topic

    Online Training

    Microsoft

    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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    UiPath

    Video material supported by text. The training has evolved a lot in the past 3 years to become more attractive. Specific training tracks exist for the different roles in RPA development, where everyone is expected to learn basic development.
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    Implementation Rating

    Microsoft

    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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    UiPath

    The implementation was quick and practical
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    Alternatives Considered

    Microsoft

    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.
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    UiPath

    As compared to other products, we require programming knowledge and concepts to work but UiPath is for everyone. It provides us extensive event logging at various stages and effective exception handling for applications and business. It increases our agility and enhances the overall productivity further by using the source control SVC. The solution that we implemented is also very scalable in terms of incorporating new requirements.
    The open source tools require lots of IT effort in order to set up and maintain over time. UiPath is like a complete package and customer service is also active in terms of solving issues arising while automating procession on a day to day basis.
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    Scalability

    Microsoft

    No answers on this topic

    UiPath

    It can be widely used across various departments regardless of platform the product,processes, use cases are build on.
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    Return on Investment

    Microsoft

    • 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.
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    UiPath

    • We are well on our way to automating our expenses, saving so many hours for project managers and engagement managers.
    • Proofs-of-concept excite our clients, though we are yet to make a sale on a project.
    • UiPath specifically has incited interest with our apprentices and has led them to join the RPA team.
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