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Score 9.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    BI Standard Reporting

    8.4

    Microsoft Power BI

    84%

    OutSystems

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Microsoft Power BI ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Pixel Perfect reports

    8.1
    81%
    120 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Customizable dashboards

    9.0
    90%
    139 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Report Formatting Templates

    8.2
    82%
    127 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ad-hoc Reporting

    8.4

    Microsoft Power BI

    84%

    OutSystems

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Microsoft Power BI ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Drill-down analysis

    8.7
    87%
    139 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Formatting capabilities

    8.0
    80%
    138 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integration with R or other statistical packages

    8.1
    81%
    104 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Report sharing and collaboration

    8.6
    86%
    135 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Report Output and Scheduling

    8.4

    Microsoft Power BI

    84%

    OutSystems

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Microsoft Power BI ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Publish to Web

    9.0
    90%
    129 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Publish to PDF

    8.9
    89%
    121 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Report Versioning

    7.9
    79%
    101 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Report Delivery Scheduling

    8.5
    85%
    104 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Delivery to Remote Servers

    7.5
    75%
    76 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Data Discovery and Visualization

    8.3

    Microsoft Power BI

    83%

    OutSystems

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Microsoft Power BI ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)

    8.5
    85%
    131 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

    8.5
    85%
    122 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Predictive Analytics

    8.0
    80%
    103 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Access Control and Security

    8.8

    Microsoft Power BI

    88%

    OutSystems

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Microsoft Power BI ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Multi-User Support (named login)

    8.8
    88%
    121 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Role-Based Security Model

    8.8
    88%
    104 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

    8.6
    86%
    112 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Single Sign-On (SSO)

    9.0
    90%
    95 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile Capabilities

    8.4

    Microsoft Power BI

    84%

    OutSystems

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Microsoft Power BI ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Responsive Design for Web Access

    8.6
    86%
    113 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile Application

    8.3
    83%
    100 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

    8.3
    83%
    114 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

    8.0

    Microsoft Power BI

    80%

    OutSystems

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Microsoft Power BI ranks higher in 6/6 features

    REST API

    8.3
    83%
    73 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Javascript API

    8.2
    82%
    57 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    iFrames

    8.0
    80%
    56 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Java API

    7.7
    77%
    47 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Themeable User Interface (UI)

    7.9
    79%
    63 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Customizable Platform (Open Source)

    7.9
    79%
    46 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Low-Code Development

    Microsoft Power BI

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    OutSystems

    83%
    OutSystems ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Visual Modeling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    46 Ratings

    Drag-and-drop Interfaces

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    46 Ratings

    Platform Security

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    45 Ratings

    Platform User Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    44 Ratings

    Reusability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    48 Ratings

    Platform Scalability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    45 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Microsoft Power BI is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating
    • OutSystems is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.6

    Microsoft Power BI

    86%
    141 Ratings
    9.9

    OutSystems

    99%
    125 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    10.0

    Microsoft Power BI

    100%
    1 Rating
    8.2

    OutSystems

    82%
    4 Ratings

    Usability

    8.6

    Microsoft Power BI

    86%
    57 Ratings
    8.2

    OutSystems

    82%
    3 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.5

    Microsoft Power BI

    85%
    53 Ratings
    7.1

    OutSystems

    71%
    87 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    Microsoft Power BI

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    OutSystems

    91%
    1 Rating

    Online Training

    Microsoft Power BI

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    OutSystems

    82%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    Microsoft Power BI

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3

    OutSystems

    73%
    4 Ratings

    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

    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    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.
    Christopher Fowers | 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

    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
    John Williams | 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

    OutSystems

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $0 per month

    OutSystems Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Basic$4,000.001
    Pro$10,000.001
    1. per month
    Additional Pricing Details

    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

    OutSystems

    OutSystems 8.2
    Based on 4 answers
    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.
    Erik Hagen | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Microsoft Power BI

    Microsoft Power BI 8.6
    Based on 57 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

    OutSystems

    OutSystems 8.2
    Based on 3 answers
    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.
    Erik Hagen | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Microsoft Power BI

    Microsoft Power BI 8.5
    Based on 53 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

    OutSystems

    OutSystems 7.1
    Based on 87 answers
    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    In-Person Training

    Microsoft Power BI

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    OutSystems

    OutSystems 9.1
    Based on 1 answer
    Excellent material full of hands on that improve the understanding of the platform.
    Carlos Alberto Aponte Roa | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Online Training

    Microsoft Power BI

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    OutSystems

    OutSystems 8.2
    Based on 1 answer
    The online training material is well designed and explanations are step by step, helping trainees to understand and follow each exercise and new concept.
    Carlos Alberto Aponte Roa | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Microsoft Power BI

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    OutSystems

    OutSystems 7.3
    Based on 4 answers
    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.
    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

    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).
    Willem Norval | 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

    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.
    Lee Penning | TrustRadius Reviewer

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