Microsoft Power BI vs. OutSystems

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
OutSystems
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
The OutSystems Platform is a Platform-as-a-Service solution for rapid delivery of responsive web and mobile applications. It includes functionalities required to develop, deploy, manage and change web and mobile applications. It is targeted at the delivery of enterprise applications that require integration with backend systems, complex business rules and logic, usable interfaces and flexibility to change. It can be deployed in the cloud, on-premises or in hybrid environments.
$4,000
per month
Pricing
Microsoft Power BIOutSystems
Editions & Modules
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Basic
$4,000.00
per month
Pro
$10,000.00
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Microsoft Power BIOutSystems
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Microsoft Power BI

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OutSystems
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OutSystems is the right size company to partner with us... We do not need to deal with giants like SAP and Microsoft to resolve quick issues and implement solutions fast and creatively ... Also the support team is always available to help and partner with us ... It is good to …
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Features
Microsoft Power BIOutSystems
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Power BI
7.2
138 Ratings
13% below category average
OutSystems
-
Ratings
Pixel Perfect reports6.5118 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizable dashboards8.0138 Ratings00 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates7.2126 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Power BI
7.0
139 Ratings
15% below category average
OutSystems
-
Ratings
Drill-down analysis7.2138 Ratings00 Ratings
Formatting capabilities6.4137 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages7.5102 Ratings00 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration7.0134 Ratings00 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
133 Ratings
7% below category average
OutSystems
-
Ratings
Publish to Web8.1128 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to PDF8.1121 Ratings00 Ratings
Report Versioning7.3101 Ratings00 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling8.7103 Ratings00 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers6.873 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Power BI
7.6
135 Ratings
6% below category average
OutSystems
-
Ratings
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)7.5130 Ratings00 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization7.8121 Ratings00 Ratings
Predictive Analytics7.4101 Ratings00 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
5% below category average
OutSystems
-
Ratings
Multi-User Support (named login)8.2120 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model8.8102 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)8.4110 Ratings00 Ratings
Report-Level Access Control7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)8.694 Ratings00 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
OutSystems
-
Ratings
Responsive Design for Web Access8.0111 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Application7.493 Ratings00 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile7.4112 Ratings00 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
OutSystems
-
Ratings
REST API8.172 Ratings00 Ratings
Javascript API9.656 Ratings00 Ratings
iFrames8.055 Ratings00 Ratings
Java API7.946 Ratings00 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)8.263 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)8.444 Ratings00 Ratings
Low-Code Development
Comparison of Low-Code Development features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Power BI
-
Ratings
OutSystems
8.8
52 Ratings
3% above category average
Visual Modeling00 Ratings8.049 Ratings
Drag-and-drop Interfaces00 Ratings9.050 Ratings
Platform Security00 Ratings8.549 Ratings
Platform User Management00 Ratings9.047 Ratings
Reusability00 Ratings9.552 Ratings
Platform Scalability00 Ratings9.049 Ratings
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User Ratings
Microsoft Power BIOutSystems
Likelihood to Recommend
7.9
(140 ratings)
9.0
(129 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.2
(4 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(56 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
7.9
(52 ratings)
7.5
(44 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Microsoft Power BIOutSystems
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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OutSystems
Well suited for internal exposure of business processes (invoicing, API layer to other systems, customer maintenance etc), whether a UI is required or not. Not so well suited for full fledged web design. An OutSystems application must serve one particular business need, if gets too much functionalities and responsibilities it tends to get chaotic and complex.
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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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OutSystems
  • Developing end user interfaces with ease and speed with a modern look and feel.
  • First class low code development to reduce time to market with visual programming
  • Their technical support team is fast and responsive. We've yet to have any issues they could not resolve.
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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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OutSystems
  • Price – The licensing model of OutSystems is very expensive and not suitable for small scale developments. This is offset by the time to develop and stability for larger scale developments
  • Flexibility on PaaS version – The PaaS hosted version of OutSystems limits your flexibility to access the front end and backend database systems which can significantly restrict your options on high data volume developments or where anything requiring slightly out of the ordinary access is required
  • Same price for PaaS and self-hosted system. Licensing model dictates that you pay the same price even when you host the system on your own hardware which effectively means you pay more to manage the infrastructure yourself
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Likelihood to Renew
Microsoft
I find it helpful and easy to use
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OutSystems
We are very happy with OutSystems and our developers deliver good work. OutSystems lets us build new software on a regulare (2 weekly) basis, which is highly flexible and adjustable. Even without very much experience, our developers manage to build usefull software, which is working a lot better than our previous (legacy) software.
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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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OutSystems
I am really happy using OutSystems in my work. It gives me the opportunity to create good working software without having had very much IT-experience before. It also made me more interested in the background of IT and learning different languages.
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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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OutSystems
The tech support is very reachable. Usually by [email] from but also by phone if needed. We had some difficulties at the start with understanding "what our machine was doing" under high performance load. After some good sessions understanding our needs they delivered good solutions for our problems we had in the beginning.
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In-Person Training
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
OutSystems
Excellent material full of hands on that improve the understanding of the platform.
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Online Training
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
OutSystems
The online training material is well designed and explanations are step by step, helping trainees to understand and follow each exercise and new concept.
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Implementation Rating
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
OutSystems
In a large company, patiently and consistently work the behind the scenes politics with business and IT partners across the firm.
This is transformational - you will need a solid set of key business partners to lock arms together to move forward.
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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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OutSystems
I tried to use WordPress with some success. Also looked at Joomla. But when I saw OutSystems I knew I had been wasting my time there. It takes you longer to get going with OutSystems - but even I as a novice realized immediately that Outsystems is simply in another league. Outsystems is powerful. (Can you compare WordPress and Joomla to Outsystems - I don't think so).
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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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OutSystems
  • The ease of use of the OutSystems development process has been the biggest ROI for us. We have developed our Framework product and maintained/enhanced it with only 4 workers.
  • OutSystems has enhanced their product very significantly over the last 4 years. They have gone from a simple to use tool to a very simple to use sophisticated tool that covers the standard mainframe-based computing apps and the apps used on handheld mobile devices all using the same basic set of development tools.
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ScreenShots

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