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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Phocas Business Intelligence ranks higher in 5 feature sets: BI Standard Reporting, Ad-hoc Reporting, Report Output and Scheduling, Access Control and Security, Mobile Capabilities
  • Microsoft Power BI and Phocas Business Intelligence are tied in 1 feature set: Data Discovery and Visualization

BI Standard Reporting

8.4

Microsoft Power BI

84%
9.1

Phocas Business Intelligence

91%
Phocas Business Intelligence ranks higher in 2/3 features

Pixel Perfect reports

8.2
82%
119 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Customizable dashboards

8.9
89%
138 Ratings
9.1
91%
4 Ratings

Report Formatting Templates

8.2
82%
127 Ratings
9.1
91%
4 Ratings

Ad-hoc Reporting

8.4

Microsoft Power BI

84%
9.6

Phocas Business Intelligence

96%
Phocas Business Intelligence ranks higher in 3/4 features

Drill-down analysis

8.7
87%
138 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Formatting capabilities

8.0
80%
137 Ratings
8.9
89%
4 Ratings

Integration with R or other statistical packages

8.1
81%
103 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Report sharing and collaboration

8.6
86%
135 Ratings
9.9
99%
4 Ratings

Report Output and Scheduling

8.3

Microsoft Power BI

83%
9.3

Phocas Business Intelligence

93%
Phocas Business Intelligence ranks higher in 3/5 features

Publish to Web

9.0
90%
128 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Publish to PDF

8.9
89%
120 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Report Versioning

7.8
78%
100 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Report Delivery Scheduling

8.5
85%
103 Ratings
9.8
98%
4 Ratings

Delivery to Remote Servers

7.4
74%
75 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Data Discovery and Visualization

8.3

Microsoft Power BI

83%
8.3

Phocas Business Intelligence

83%
Phocas Business Intelligence ranks higher in 2/3 features

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

8.4
84%
130 Ratings
8.0
80%
4 Ratings

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

8.5
85%
121 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Predictive Analytics

7.9
79%
102 Ratings
8.0
80%
4 Ratings

Access Control and Security

8.8

Microsoft Power BI

88%
9.7

Phocas Business Intelligence

97%
Phocas Business Intelligence ranks higher in 3/4 features

Multi-User Support (named login)

8.8
88%
120 Ratings
9.7
97%
4 Ratings

Role-Based Security Model

8.7
87%
103 Ratings
9.7
97%
4 Ratings

Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

8.6
86%
111 Ratings
9.7
97%
3 Ratings

Single Sign-On (SSO)

9.0
90%
94 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile Capabilities

8.5

Microsoft Power BI

85%
9.5

Phocas Business Intelligence

95%
Phocas Business Intelligence ranks higher in 2/3 features

Responsive Design for Web Access

8.7
87%
112 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Mobile Application

8.3
83%
94 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

8.4
84%
113 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

8.0

Microsoft Power BI

80%

Phocas Business Intelligence

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

REST API

8.3
83%
72 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

Attribute Ratings

  • Microsoft Power BI is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Phocas Business Intelligence is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.7

Microsoft Power BI

87%
140 Ratings
8.1

Phocas Business Intelligence

81%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Microsoft Power BI

100%
1 Rating

Phocas Business Intelligence

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.5

Microsoft Power BI

85%
56 Ratings
9.0

Phocas Business Intelligence

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

8.4

Microsoft Power BI

84%
52 Ratings
9.0

Phocas Business Intelligence

90%
1 Rating

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

Phocas Business Intelligence

If you would like your data in one place with easy access, this is the software for you. You can have data from multiple systems and bring it into one view so that you have a quick and easily visible dashboard for the data you wish to see.
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

Phocas Business Intelligence

  • Custom reports are simple to create.
  • The ability to manage users and their dashboards is solid.
  • Easy to navigate web interface makes the software accessible from anywhere.
Kenny McGarrity | 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

Phocas Business Intelligence

  • Phocas needs to make it easier to connect to different types of databases.
  • The data in Phocas needs to be updated faster in some cases.
  • It needs to provide functions to create better charts and graphs.
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

Phocas Business Intelligence

General

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

Starting Price

Phocas Business Intelligence Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
Phocas has built its business model on exceeding customer expectations. We’ve operated on a subscription basis from the start and in the words of Phocas Group chairman and co-founder Paul Magee: ‘That puts the onus on us to perform’. And we like that. In fact, our whole company ecosystem is built around that ‘light bulb moment’ when customers achieve a breakthrough by seeing their business through fresh eyes.

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

Phocas Business Intelligence

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 8.5
Based on 56 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

Phocas Business Intelligence

Phocas Business Intelligence 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is a very user-friendly product and is easy to understand. You can get your data from just a quick click and the dashboard loads. You can take the data and drill down easy to find what you are looking for.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 8.4
Based on 52 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

Phocas Business Intelligence

Phocas Business Intelligence 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Support is responsive. You log a call and they will respond quickly and resolve your issues. We have only had great experiences with the support team.
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

Phocas Business Intelligence

Phocas is easy to use for end users and can be used on desktops, laptops, and phones.
Anonymous | 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

Phocas Business Intelligence

  • It has given our business a view on data
  • We can access it from anywhere
  • You can have multiple dashboards for different information
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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