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Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft Power BI

In operations we use the tool for many different topics, from factory quality systems to high level reviews.We have created kind of an internal "App Store" based on Power BI where you have a lot of different dashboards for different solutions (cost, cash, health and safety, sales, factories, distribution centers...) and you as an user just need to get in that "App Store" and enter in whatever tool can be useful for you. It is open to all the operations employees and can use on demand.Also it has raised the imagination of our colleagues, as they are not only working by themselves creating new reports, but also raising fantastic ideas that can be extended for the usage of all the community.
Jose-Angel Mangas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Hyperion

Well suited: For use in multiple offices around the world. I was able to obtain financial reporting data from 5 foreign offices and then consolidate their data with 3 domestic USA offices to prepare a consolidated financial statement.Less Appropriate: Translating the financial value for consulting services could be a bit challenging because that required human interaction and judgement. It would have been great to be able to set up some software to be able to interpret this and let it run for all future project work revenue projection.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Oracle Hyperion
7.1
Pixel Perfect reports
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Oracle Hyperion
7.0
Customizable dashboards
Microsoft Power BI
8.9
Oracle Hyperion
6.6
Report Formatting Templates
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Oracle Hyperion
7.7

Ad-hoc Reporting

Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Oracle Hyperion
7.3
Drill-down analysis
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Oracle Hyperion
8.3
Formatting capabilities
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Oracle Hyperion
7.5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Oracle Hyperion
7.1
Report sharing and collaboration
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Oracle Hyperion
6.4

Report Output and Scheduling

Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Oracle Hyperion
6.4
Publish to Web
Microsoft Power BI
9.1
Oracle Hyperion
5.6
Publish to PDF
Microsoft Power BI
8.9
Oracle Hyperion
5.7
Report Versioning
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Oracle Hyperion
7.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Oracle Hyperion
7.2
Delivery to Remote Servers
Microsoft Power BI
7.3
Oracle Hyperion

Data Discovery and Visualization

Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Oracle Hyperion
7.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Oracle Hyperion
6.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Oracle Hyperion
7.2
Predictive Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Oracle Hyperion
7.1

Access Control and Security

Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Oracle Hyperion
7.5
Multi-User Support (named login)
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Oracle Hyperion
7.4
Role-Based Security Model
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Oracle Hyperion
6.5
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Oracle Hyperion
7.7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Microsoft Power BI
9.0
Oracle Hyperion
8.6

Mobile Capabilities

Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Oracle Hyperion
5.4
Responsive Design for Web Access
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Oracle Hyperion
5.4
Dedicated iOS Application
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Oracle Hyperion
5.0
Dedicated Android Application
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Oracle Hyperion
5.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Oracle Hyperion
6.4

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Oracle Hyperion
REST API
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Oracle Hyperion
Javascript API
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Oracle Hyperion
iFrames
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Oracle Hyperion
Java API
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Oracle Hyperion
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Oracle Hyperion
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Oracle Hyperion

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Microsoft Power BI
Oracle Hyperion
9.4
Long-term financial planning
Microsoft Power BI
Oracle Hyperion
9.8
Financial budgeting
Microsoft Power BI
Oracle Hyperion
9.7
Forecasting
Microsoft Power BI
Oracle Hyperion
9.7
Scenario modeling
Microsoft Power BI
Oracle Hyperion
8.8
Management reporting
Microsoft Power BI
Oracle Hyperion
8.9

Consolidation and Close

Microsoft Power BI
Oracle Hyperion
9.8
Financial data consolidation
Microsoft Power BI
Oracle Hyperion
9.8
Journal entries and reports
Microsoft Power BI
Oracle Hyperion
9.8
Multi-currency management
Microsoft Power BI
Oracle Hyperion
9.9
Intercompany Eliminations
Microsoft Power BI
Oracle Hyperion
9.6
Minority Ownership
Microsoft Power BI
Oracle Hyperion
9.8
Local and consolidated reporting
Microsoft Power BI
Oracle Hyperion
9.7
Detailed Audit Trails
Microsoft Power BI
Oracle Hyperion
9.8

Financial Reporting and Compliance

Microsoft Power BI
Oracle Hyperion
9.4
Financial Statement Reporting
Microsoft Power BI
Oracle Hyperion
9.7
Management Reporting
Microsoft Power BI
Oracle Hyperion
9.8
Excel-based Reporting
Microsoft Power BI
Oracle Hyperion
9.9
Automated board and financial reporting
Microsoft Power BI
Oracle Hyperion
8.8
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Microsoft Power BI
Oracle Hyperion
9.0

Analytics

Microsoft Power BI
Oracle Hyperion
8.3
Personalized dashboards
Microsoft Power BI
Oracle Hyperion
8.8
Color-coded scorecards
Microsoft Power BI
Oracle Hyperion
8.8
KPIs
Microsoft Power BI
Oracle Hyperion
8.0
Cost and profitability analysis
Microsoft Power BI
Oracle Hyperion
8.0
Key Performance Indicator setting
Microsoft Power BI
Oracle Hyperion
8.9
Benchmarking with external data
Microsoft Power BI
Oracle Hyperion
7.1

Integration

Microsoft Power BI
Oracle Hyperion
9.8
Flat file integration
Microsoft Power BI
Oracle Hyperion
9.8
Excel data integration
Microsoft Power BI
Oracle Hyperion
9.8
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Microsoft Power BI
Oracle Hyperion
9.8

Pros

Microsoft Power BI

  • Quickly filter and view granular data sets with easily configurable reporting figures.
  • The ability to quickly switch between tabs allows for historical data comparisons and progress tracking.
  • It's helpful to dive into the data and break it down from high levels to small.
  • Achieve actionable insights faster by using real-time data. It's incredible to have online access to reports.
Afia Tamanna | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Hyperion

  • This product handles budgeting by Employee and/or Position very well. It is highly flexible and allows Hyperion administrators the ability to develop a planning application that fits a variety of different business needs.
  • It is great at calculating benefits using business rules to automate the population of these fringe costs in the overall budget planning process. This greatly reduces user error.
  • It allows you to seed the operating budget based on changes to key drivers, such as percentage increases, flat dollar increases and more detailed changes using business rules.
  • Allows visibility into the plans for each unit across the organization, rolled up into an overall budget for the campus.
  • It handles the creation of budgets with multiple chartfield segments or dimensions, which most other budgeting systems cannot handle well. It can aggregate these very quickly.
Teal Sexton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Microsoft Power BI

  • The desktop app is great but needs a lot of performance improvements
  • No MacOS Version for the Desktop app, this is a big limitation for business since executives prefer Macs
  • Premium Cloud Version of Power BI is awfully expensive
  • On-Premise Version of the Power BI Reports Server is bundled only with SQL Server Enterprise License and cannot be purchased separately and requires Software Assurance Subscription
  • On-Premise Power BI Report Server doesn't support ADFS, AzureAD or any Claims-Based authentication platform, a sad disadvantage for enterprises
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Hyperion

  • One pain point for us is the consolidation and translation process. Needing to translate the data over and over again is frustrating and there is no visibility into how many users are running a translation. If multiple users attempt to translate the same data set, say goodbye to your performance but you have no way of knowing! (Unless you want to pull up a task audit which is not a very realistic expectation). It has the been the quickest way for us to bring the system to it's knees. The consolidation process performs in direct correlation to the complexity of the calculation/consolidation rules. So, while the product is extremely flexible, you still have to be careful how you design your rules and calculations to make sure that you do it on the smallest subset of data as possible to avoid large processing times. This makes sense, but requires some significant expertise that most organizations do not have in-house.
  • The Hyperion Financial Reporting product is ridiculously outdated and clunky to use. The interface for designing reports is not intuitive, and not easy to modify once a report is built. I think there must be a strategic decision to move away from it and go to something more like Oracle BI because I just can't understand why in the world they don't update the reporting product. It also requires a significant level of expertise to be able to use. Not a great solution at all if you want multiple end-users to create reports in something other than Excel. Nobody except the HFM admin (which I used to be) in our company even touches this module.
  • Another pain point is the amount of IT support that is required to run this thing, and again, specialized knowledge of Hyperion products and how they work is required for IT to adequately support it. This goes for application servers and the Oracle database that the applications are running on.
Matt Downing | 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

Oracle Hyperion

Oracle Hyperion 5.0
Based on 1 answer
We're in the middle of the road because we are not sure that other products on the market fit the bill for what we need yet. Hyperion is expensive and burdensome from an administrator and maintenance standpoint, but it still seems to be the best solution for what we need. Show us an equally capable SaaS consolidation product and we'll talk again.
Matt Downing | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 8.4
Based on 53 answers
At this point, I think we all know who has taken the lead in the business intelligence and analytics market worldwide. With fresh new updates every other day on top of an already robustly built product with all features that one can dream of is a no brainer, I feel. Microsoft will invariably be synonymous with quality and professionalism.
Tanish Pruthi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Hyperion

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 8.4
Based on 49 answers
I can't really speak to the support overall, [but] I will say that in the almost three years I have used the system, I have only needed to contact their support team once. I think the team was helpful, but it did take some time for us to resolve the issues/ request that they had. I guess the good news is that the system is pretty stable, and I personally have rarely needed to contact their technical support team.
Greg Watkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Hyperion

Oracle Hyperion 8.0
Based on 2 answers
The premium support team provides much needed dedicated customer service which we are after for what we have paid for this service. We are satisfied with the service and support and do not have any instance where there was an issue that requires escalation to get the right support team. Though the incidence of major issues that requires the premium support are less, we prefer to keep this as a safety net.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Microsoft Power BI

[Microsoft] Power BI is practical and effective, like a hammer for a nail, it is easy to use and produces very quickly the results that in most cases are urgently required by clients (nice reports to share on the web). To start using [Microsoft] Power BI you need a business email address, with that you create an account in Power BI Service and in less than 1 hour you will have installed Power BI Desktop, a report will have been created and it will have been published on the web .
Dustin Ghia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Hyperion

I use Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Mangement because the company I work at requires me to use it in the Financial Planning sector as most of their data is stored in it. I am open minded and ready to use other performance management tools created by Oracle if my work permits.
Ricky Bhatia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Microsoft Power BI

  • It helps us track and achieve company goals.
  • It shows us [our] performance in areas we could not previously track and allows us to see and work on how to improve their performance.
  • Quick easy access for executives to use in helping teams and addressing issues.
christian Maxwell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Hyperion

  • Oracle Hyperion allows us to automate and consolidate financial data that used to be performed manually in spreadsheets. From that perspective the ROI is huge.
  • Oracle Hyperion functionality is extensive and allows us to perform most functions for planning, consolidating and reporting on our financial data.
  • One negative with Oracle Hyperion is that it is complicated to implement and maintain. It takes expertise at all levels (infrastructure and management) to realize the benefits from it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Microsoft Power BI

General

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

Starting Price

$9.99 per month

Microsoft Power BI Editions & Modules

Edition
Power BI Pro$9.991
Power BI Premium$20.001
Power BI Premium$4,995.002
  1. Per User/Per Month
  2. Per Capacity/Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Oracle Hyperion

General

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

Starting Price

Oracle Hyperion Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Oracle Hyperion
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft Power BI
10.0
Oracle Hyperion
5.0

Usability

Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Oracle Hyperion

Support Rating

Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Oracle Hyperion
8.0

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