Microsoft Power BI vs. Orbit Reporting and Analytics

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Microsoft Power BI
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft Power BI is a visualization and data discovery tool from Microsoft. It allows users to convert data into visuals and graphics, visually explore and analyze data, collaborate on interactive dashboards and reports, and scale across their organization with built-in governance and security.
$10
per month per user
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
Score 6.0 out of 10
N/A
Orbit Reporting + Analytics is a self-service reporting and BI solution for all ERP, Custom and Cloud applications from the company of the same name in Alpharetta. Orbit integrates with ERP and key business applications, providing access to real-time data from all data sources -- empowering business users to build interactive reports, charts, and dashboards.N/A
Pricing
Microsoft Power BIOrbit Reporting and Analytics
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Microsoft Power BIOrbit Reporting and Analytics
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Top Pros
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Features
Microsoft Power BIOrbit Reporting and Analytics
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Power BI
7.0
138 Ratings
15% below category average
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
5.7
2 Ratings
35% below category average
Pixel Perfect reports6.3118 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Customizable dashboards7.7138 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates7.1126 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Power BI
6.9
139 Ratings
16% below category average
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
6.5
2 Ratings
21% below category average
Drill-down analysis7.0138 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Formatting capabilities6.2137 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages7.6102 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration6.9134 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Power BI
7.7
133 Ratings
8% below category average
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
6.0
2 Ratings
33% below category average
Publish to Web8.0128 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Publish to PDF7.9121 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Report Versioning7.3101 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling8.7103 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers6.473 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Power BI
7.3
135 Ratings
10% below category average
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
6.7
2 Ratings
18% below category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)7.3130 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization7.5121 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Predictive Analytics7.1101 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
126 Ratings
4% below category average
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
5.8
2 Ratings
38% below category average
Multi-User Support (named login)8.0120 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model8.9102 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)8.6110 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Report-Level Access Control7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)8.594 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
117 Ratings
1% below category average
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
7.0
2 Ratings
13% below category average
Responsive Design for Web Access8.0111 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Mobile Application7.593 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile7.5112 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
80 Ratings
6% above category average
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
6.0
2 Ratings
27% below category average
REST API8.172 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Javascript API9.856 Ratings6.02 Ratings
iFrames8.055 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Java API8.046 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)8.163 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)8.444 Ratings6.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
Microsoft Power BIOrbit Reporting and Analytics
Likelihood to Recommend
7.8
(140 ratings)
6.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(56 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
7.7
(52 ratings)
3.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Microsoft Power BIOrbit Reporting and Analytics
Likelihood to Recommend
Microsoft
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.
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Orbit Reporting + Analytics
It is very good for analytics and performs precisely well under the feature of data reporting. The gigantic amount of data that can be fed into the system and can be read and understood well, and also analytics can be performed well under the tools that the platform presents. Overall it is a decent product.
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Pros
Microsoft
  • 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.
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Orbit Reporting + Analytics
  • User-Friendly
  • Results-Driven
  • Aesthetically Pleasing
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Cons
Microsoft
  • 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
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Orbit Reporting + Analytics
  • Sometimes it becomes difficult as to how to go about a particular function
  • Lagging
  • Unclear User Interface
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Likelihood to Renew
Microsoft
I find it helpful and easy to use
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Orbit Reporting + Analytics
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Usability
Microsoft
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.
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Orbit Reporting + Analytics
ORBIT is so incredibly user-friendly. It makes things so much easier and it makes them go so much quicker.
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Support Rating
Microsoft
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.
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Orbit Reporting + Analytics
I never had a chance to work with the support team for Orbit Reporting and Analytics, hence cannot really comment here.
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Alternatives Considered
Microsoft
[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 .
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Orbit Reporting + Analytics
It provides a wide range of functionalities that are absent in the other platform. There are a large number of customizable services offered. It is very user-friendly and output-driven which makes it easier to interpret. It also supports ad-hoc reporting and data stories in an easier manner and format which makes it easier to use for users who are just beginners.
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Return on Investment
Microsoft
  • 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.
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Orbit Reporting + Analytics
  • Good reporting
  • Better Analytics
  • Enhanced decision making abilities
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ScreenShots

Microsoft Power BI Screenshots

Screenshot of Microsoft Power BI - Turns insights into impact for business usersScreenshot of Power BI integrates easily with Microsoft 365Screenshot of Microsoft Power BI - AI-Powered CapabilitiesScreenshot of Microsoft Power BI - Copilot can be used to create reportsScreenshot of Microsoft Power BI - Data HubScreenshot of Microsoft Power BI - Scales as organizational needs grow