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750 Ratings
Top Rated
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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 7.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft Power BI

Power BI is great for reporting of any type. The dashboards I create for my executive team are crisp and easy to understand. I often get complements on it, and suggestions on what other reports or data could benefit from Power BI. Power BI is still dependent on data sources, so if my data source connections break, then the report is no good. This isn't something that you can create and forget. It needs eyes on it to ensure the data is correct
Richard Crane | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magellan BI & Reporting

iHub is a decent enough environment that it serves our needs. We can have unlimited users and it can tie into AD although we do not use that feature currently. It is a decent place to store all of the reports in one location, even though for us it is not visually appealing to the end users.iHub is not a place where you want to create robust/interactive dashboards for end users to drill through and follow a "story".
Josh Schmitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Magellan BI & Reporting
5.0
Pixel Perfect reports
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Customizable dashboards
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Magellan BI & Reporting
2.0
Report Formatting Templates
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Magellan BI & Reporting
6.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.7
Drill-down analysis
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Magellan BI & Reporting
6.0
Formatting capabilities
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Magellan BI & Reporting
9.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Magellan BI & Reporting
Report sharing and collaboration
Microsoft Power BI
8.9
Magellan BI & Reporting
8.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Magellan BI & Reporting
8.0
Publish to Web
Microsoft Power BI
9.2
Magellan BI & Reporting
10.0
Publish to PDF
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Magellan BI & Reporting
10.0
Report Versioning
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Magellan BI & Reporting
Report Delivery Scheduling
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Magellan BI & Reporting
6.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Magellan BI & Reporting
6.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Predictive Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Magellan BI & Reporting

Access Control and Security

Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Magellan BI & Reporting
8.7
Multi-User Support (named login)
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Magellan BI & Reporting
10.0
Role-Based Security Model
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Magellan BI & Reporting
6.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Magellan BI & Reporting
10.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Microsoft Power BI
9.0
Magellan BI & Reporting

Mobile Capabilities

Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Magellan BI & Reporting
Responsive Design for Web Access
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Magellan BI & Reporting
Dedicated iOS Application
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Magellan BI & Reporting
Dedicated Android Application
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Magellan BI & Reporting
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Magellan BI & Reporting

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
REST API
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Javascript API
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Magellan BI & Reporting
9.0
iFrames
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Magellan BI & Reporting
Java API
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Magellan BI & Reporting
5.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Magellan BI & Reporting

Pros

Microsoft Power BI

  • Engaging dashboard displays with drag and drop modules to convey data in a meaningful ways.
  • Familiar Microsoft "Ribbon" type interface that creates an integral feel with the rest of the Microsoft suite of products.
  • Built-in mobile optimization window and associated Mobile applications that allow viewing from any location connected to the server.
Rick Botha | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magellan BI & Reporting

  • It is fairly easy to set the sharing rules for a report/dashboard.
  • They have a decent amount of time frame options for setting a schedule to generate a report.
  • The support is mostly helpful and timely if you have an issue.
Josh Schmitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Microsoft Power BI

  • It is such a powerful system that it can come across as intimidating for some without some Excel knowledge
  • I'm not a database analyst or administrator, so calling the data in can be difficult (not necessary the fault of the software, but something that could be difficult for teams without someone with database knowledge)
  • It can come across as confusing, when there is both a local Power BI and online Power BI components. They don't necessarily do the same functions. You'll definitely want to know how to use the online version as this is how you'll publish and share the results of your findings, but the local one has a lot of capabilities that don't appear to be directly available in the online version (and if so, it's not immediately apparent).
Steffany Winkelmann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magellan BI & Reporting

  • Setting up a "dashboard" is extremely lacking in functionality. The different chart widgets you place on the page do not interact with each other. When you select an item from one do not expect it to highlight or filter another.
  • The speed and stability are not great, but maybe that is just our environment not being up to snuff...even though we are above the "recommended" settings.
  • The main GUI for a user is TERRIBLE. You log into a File Tree format where you have to navigate folders to reach the correct dashboard. There are ways around this, but it would either require an expensive payment to the Professional Services team to revamp to UI or another option they gave us was to create the "Default Dashboard" and provide that link to users and in that Dashboard, you use a new tab to include the navigation back to the main screen so that at least on the initial load the user is taken to a friendly looking dashboard instead of a file tree.
Josh Schmitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I find it helpful and easy to use
jim paroly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magellan BI & Reporting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 9.0
Based on 3 answers
PBI is very easy to use because of its similarity with power pivot and excel. DAX is the basic foundation language to be mastered to quickly build reports. Custom measures have been introduce to write instant DAX functions (But doesnt work all the time and need a understanding of DAX to debug). Easy to chart multiple charts and also third party charts
Rohit Acharya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magellan BI & Reporting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI as I said earlier is unfortunate in relation to the panels but compared to Tableau.Although Microsoft Power BI has a general interface easier to understand in my company because we already have a signature with the package Office 365 that the integration of the same is excellent.
Gabriel Oliveira | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magellan BI & Reporting

Our instance of iHub does not stack up against the other larger BI tools out today. It is a good place to store reports in a central location that allows users to run very specific reports on demand, but it is not a place I would want to store all of my "dashboards". As far as holding individual reports that are specific to an individual need, it is a great tool. If you want to create a report that will be used as a Template for a Form or a Label, iHub is a good choice to store and schedule the report or call it via API to generate it and return it to your calling app.
Josh Schmitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Microsoft Power BI

  • I'm using the free version, so the only investment was the time spent to learn how to use the product (which as an Excel user, was very short).
  • I use Excel to store every single bit of information about all the projects I do, and being able to see them visualized helped me see some redundant steps I was taking.
  • No negative impact at all for me.
jim paroly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magellan BI & Reporting

No answers on this topic

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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

Edition
Pro$9.991
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Magellan BI & Reporting

General

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

Magellan BI & Reporting Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Magellan BI & Reporting
5.0

Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft Power BI
10.0
Magellan BI & Reporting

Usability

Microsoft Power BI
9.0
Magellan BI & Reporting

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