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Score 8.2 out of 101
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Score 8.5 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft Power BI

Perfect for ad-hoc reporting but don't use this software for dashboarding automation. Klipfolio will do a better job for your dashboards.
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Sisense

Sisense is excellent for data modeling through ElastiCubes. It's easy to visualize the joins between objects, preview data, and identify data types.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Sisense
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Sisense
7.9
Customizable dashboards
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Sisense
9.0
Report Formatting Templates
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Sisense
8.2

Ad-hoc Reporting

Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Sisense
8.3
Drill-down analysis
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Sisense
8.6
Formatting capabilities
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Sisense
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Sisense
8.7
Report sharing and collaboration
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Sisense
7.3

Report Output and Scheduling

Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Sisense
8.6
Publish to Web
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Sisense
8.7
Publish to PDF
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Sisense
8.9
Report Versioning
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Sisense
8.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Sisense
8.6
Delivery to Remote Servers
Microsoft Power BI
7.7
Sisense

Data Discovery and Visualization

Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Sisense
8.7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Sisense
9.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Sisense
8.8
Predictive Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
7.7
Sisense
8.3

Access Control and Security

Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Sisense
8.5
Multi-User Support (named login)
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Sisense
8.7
Role-Based Security Model
Microsoft Power BI
7.6
Sisense
8.7
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Sisense
8.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Sisense

Mobile Capabilities

Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Sisense
8.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Sisense
8.4
Dedicated iOS Application
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Sisense
7.7
Dedicated Android Application
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Sisense
8.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Sisense
7.8

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Microsoft Power BI
7.6
Sisense
REST API
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Sisense
Javascript API
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Sisense
iFrames
Microsoft Power BI
7.4
Sisense
Java API
Microsoft Power BI
7.1
Sisense
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Microsoft Power BI
7.7
Sisense
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Microsoft Power BI
7.6
Sisense

Pros

Microsoft Power BI

  • Microsoft Power BI has excellent visualizations, patterns, spot charts.
  • It has a great length of connectivity with databases and other software. This includes: MS Access, PL/SQL, JSON, SAP HANA, MySQL, etc.
  • It's very cheap and helps focus on the right areas during presentations/meeting discussions.
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Sisense

  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Service
  • Visualization
  • Customizability - SQL/CSS, iFRAME/JS
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Cons

Microsoft Power BI

  • UX sometimes can be overwhelming, can be more intuitive
  • Free features always can receive more attention to gain client fidelity
  • Solutions like Power BI can always do better with their Mobile version
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Sisense

  • Some functionality is missing as built-in functionality, and can only be added by using Javascript, which requires technical knowledge of JS from the dashboard designer to implement. So although almost anything is possible to implement, some things which should be basic require high-level skills.
  • Viewers of dashboards have very limited customization options, almost any customization requires the dashboards designer to implement.
  • Particularly, viewers are unable to select conditional formatting, rename fields, change the order of items, etc.
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Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I find it helpful and easy to use
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Sisense

Sisense 8.9
Based on 14 answers
I think the business and myself as a user has come to rely on SiSense as a dashboarding and quick ad-hoc reporting tool. I am hoping to integrate SiSense dashboards into more parts of the business in the future. We have reduced our report turn-around time for the most part from hours/days to minutes and in some cases almost the speed of thought. Reports are also easier on the eye and more easily distributed.I would also like to say that the support and professionalism from the SiSense team has been excellent.
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Usability

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 8.9
Based on 3 answers
PBI is very easy to use because of its similarity with power pivot and excel. DAX is the basic foundation language to be mastered to quickly build reports. Custom measures have been introduce to write instant DAX functions (But doesnt work all the time and need a understanding of DAX to debug). Easy to chart multiple charts and also third party charts
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Sisense

Sisense 7.3
Based on 4 answers
For at least 80% of our business requirements Sisense works perfectly.
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Reliability and Availability

Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sisense

Sisense 8.2
Based on 1 answer
There are very few situations when there is unexpected downtime. Mostly during development, new dashboard implementation and during upgrades. other then that there were very few crashes.
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Performance

Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sisense

Sisense 8.2
Based on 1 answer
SiSense is usually performing better then other solutions even if going for complex reports/dashboards(of course within reasonable frames). I haven't noticed any bad influence on other systems, usually if something happens it stays within SiSense.
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Support

Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sisense

Sisense 10.0
Based on 5 answers
This team is one of the few companies where I can literally Skype them for help and they respond immediately. Most don't realize how rare that actually is in the industry. Expanding their presence to the eastern time zone of the United States has made them more accessible as a result
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In-Person Training

Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sisense

Sisense 7.3
Based on 1 answer
Easy and free training that allowed us quickly understand basics in SiSense and start using them. More advanced features requires some browsing through SiSense forums, but there is always support to help, and SiSense support is one of the best whith which I worked so far.
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Online Training

Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sisense

Sisense 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Many examples, videos and scenarios which you try on your own right away. This combined with in-person training gives you enough to utilize most of SiSense's power.
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Implementation

Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sisense

Sisense 7.1
Based on 3 answers
Remember to migrate the plugins. The documentation however is pretty straight forward.
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Alternatives Considered

Microsoft Power BI

We use in the overlapping areas as data preparation and advanced analytics, monitoring and allerting also other tools as IBM ThingWorx (for the IoT tasks), Splunk (production and banking), SAP Lumira and SAP HANA, SAP Designer (production) and also specialized process mining tools as e.g. Minit (Gradient). Power BI can be used to present data gathered and analyzed in the other big data analytical systems, since the client already owns it and some of the analytical tools offer way too much complexity, that we can shield with prepared Power BI management reports.
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Sisense

Sisense is a step ahead of the field and continues to make major improvements and enhancements to its product with every release.
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Scalability

Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sisense

Sisense 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Product is quite easily scalable. The whole installation can be easily moved to stronger machine if needed.
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Return on Investment

Microsoft Power BI

  • It's a good start for setting up customized dashboards.
  • Available for all users based on Office 365 platform we have in place.
  • Doesn't really allow depth of report - specifically customization of visual displays.
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Sisense

  • I don't have specific numbers back from the customer where we deployed the product. However, I know that they used it daily to track their product shipments and machine efficiencies. I would say it did the job we deployed it to do and did it effectively.
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Screenshots

Microsoft Power BI

Pricing Details

Microsoft Power BI

General

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

Microsoft Power BI Editions & Modules

Microsoft Power BI
Additional Pricing Details

Sisense

General

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

Sisense Editions & Modules

Sisense
Modules
SAP Connector
1
1. Per User per Month
Additional Pricing Details

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