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Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft Power BI

The recommendation for a company would be that with this free/low-cost tool for desktop it can help a lot in making decisions and thereby get a result that you can visualize if your company is on the right path. The user will also get some more creativity about the creation of the panels.
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MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics is very well suited for small and large companies and for varying degrees of budgets. The price model is fair for the type of features and functionality out of the box. There will have to be someone dedicated to MicroStrategy and the lifecycle of the business data model. It is not a light weight product on the back end, but can be very lightweight to the end users. No-SQL allows the domain experts, people who understand the business and not technology, to analyze and dig at questions without being burdened by asking database experts for advanced SQL generation. I give this product a 9 out of 10 because it is not fully HIPAA compliant and the means to make it HIPAA compliant means we must cripple some basic functionality.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Microsoft Power BI
8.2
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.1
Pixel Perfect reports
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.0
Customizable dashboards
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.3
Report Formatting Templates
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.9

Ad-hoc Reporting

Microsoft Power BI
8.3
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.4
Drill-down analysis
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.1
Formatting capabilities
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.7
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
MicroStrategy Analytics
5.2
Report sharing and collaboration
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.7

Report Output and Scheduling

Microsoft Power BI
8.1
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.7
Publish to Web
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.3
Publish to PDF
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.8
Report Versioning
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.4
Report Delivery Scheduling
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.8
Delivery to Remote Servers
Microsoft Power BI
7.7
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

Microsoft Power BI
8.2
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.8
Predictive Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
7.7
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.3

Access Control and Security

Microsoft Power BI
8.2
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.7
Multi-User Support (named login)
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.5
Role-Based Security Model
Microsoft Power BI
7.6
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.4
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.1

Mobile Capabilities

Microsoft Power BI
8.1
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.7
Responsive Design for Web Access
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.7
Dedicated iOS Application
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Dedicated Android Application
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.1

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Microsoft Power BI
7.6
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.8
REST API
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Javascript API
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0
iFrames
Microsoft Power BI
7.4
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Java API
Microsoft Power BI
7.1
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Microsoft Power BI
7.7
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Microsoft Power BI
7.6
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.7

Pros

Microsoft Power BI

  • Similar to office 365 applications such as Excel and Access, that is, it facilitates the usability of those who already have advanced knowledge of these tools.
  • Optimal ways of presenting data.
  • Data collect.
  • Control panel.
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MicroStrategy Analytics

  • Extremely fast and reliable sql generation, report and document development.
  • Flexibility and integration with nearly all data sources.
  • Self reliant product, many out of the box products that allow easy maintenance, development, and monitoring.
  • Cost of product is more reasonable than many other in its class.
  • Reports and documents produced can be pixel perfect and allow for extremely custom dashboards and scorecards.
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Cons

Microsoft Power BI

  • Sometimes the table relationship is not no simple to set up.
  • Certain elements are very limited, in the visual part mainly.
  • The tool is unnecessary in relation to the panel interface compared to Tableau.
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MicroStrategy Analytics

  • My organization is on an older version of the tool with a lot less bells and whistles
  • If an employee is familiar with SQL enough, they can avoid using microstrategy
  • No other major cons
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Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I find it helpful and easy to use
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MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 9.9
Based on 27 answers
I think there are better tools available than MicroStrategy such as Tableau based simply on the ease of manipulating data sets and how quickly you can churn through data sets. The amount of time it takes to train people on MicroStrategy is a bit frustrating as well. I think MicroStrategy has great potential, but could be a better product overall.
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Usability

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 8.9
Based on 3 answers
It was a very easy to use tool with a strong support community.
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MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 7.0
Based on 3 answers
It is difficult to learn, but once you figure it out through training, it becomes simpler and the reasons for it's complexity becomes apparent.
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Reliability and Availability

Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I've never had an issue with MicroStrategy not being available due to MicroStrategy application malfunction. It is very robust and only failures I've seen were due to user error or the platform the machine running the service failed some how.
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Performance

Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Being able to customize the performance based on the business need is extremely powerful. Proper configuration and understanding of the usage pattern is key, if the technical ability of the architect is not at top level, then the product will not be configured correctly which will lead to poor performance.
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Support

Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 10.0
Based on 3 answers
From our experience, Microstrategy is very well supported. Whenever we have issues, they are resolved quickly
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Online Training

Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 7.8
Based on 4 answers
The MicroStrategy training is incredible, they have great online teachers. I was fortunate to be learning MicroStrategy while also implementing a project from scratch. This helped to solidify a lot of the concepts and be able to ask questions about real world problems in addition to class room exercises.
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Implementation

Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 8.0
Based on 3 answers
Implementation is not easy, but also not difficult. With enough training on how to create a schema, and with the proper data warehouse schema the implementation can be very quick. If there are a lot of unknowns in the beginning phase of modeling, that can greatly extend the overall time taken for a fully implemented project.
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Alternatives Considered

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI has a better UI for the most part, runs efficiently, and has an excellent data management & transformation mechanism.It is lacking some more advanced features of the latter (TIBCO Spotfire), but I firmly believe this is the better tool for most pieces of analysis I have had to perform.
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MicroStrategy Analytics

Microstrategy provides us with the functions we need to manage our diverse data sets
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Scalability

Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 10.0
Based on 1 answer
This software is extremely scaleable, one can add more core servers which performs as a load balancing. The configurations available to manage usage patterns and daily activity are as high a caliber as any other enterprise level software. This product can be installed on both a windows and unix platform allow for integration on a budget.
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Return on Investment

Microsoft Power BI

  • It's a good start for setting up customized dashboards.
  • Available for all users based on Office 365 platform we have in place.
  • Doesn't really allow depth of report - specifically customization of visual displays.
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MicroStrategy Analytics

  • No comment since MicroStrategy was already implemented prior to my employment.
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Pricing 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

Microsoft Power BI
Additional Pricing Details

MicroStrategy Analytics

General

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

MicroStrategy Analytics Editions & Modules

MicroStrategy Analytics
On-premise Edition
Desktop
$6001
1. per named user
SaaS Edition
Web
$6001
Web
$300,0002
Mobile
$6003
Mobile
$300,0004
1. per named user
2. per CPU core
3. per named user
4. per CPU core
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