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Top Rated
798 Ratings
4 Ratings
Top Rated
798 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft Power BI

Power BI is well suited for flat file databases, although the pivot column feature can help other types. Particularly great where visualizations can provide better insights than data tables so great for deep insights into trend evolution. Can be challenging to build profit & loss statements with subtotals and percentages based on sales as one single neat statement.
Jay Mistry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Solver BI360

If you have major reporting requirements on a weekly or monthly basis, BI360 provides you publisher facility through which you can schedule all your reports and those can be sent to your desired recipients every month and week. you don't have to manually run each report and then send. If you are a small company with low report requirements, you should not go for it.
Wajeeh Rehman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Solver BI360
7.7
Pixel Perfect reports
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Solver BI360
8.0
Customizable dashboards
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Solver BI360
7.0
Report Formatting Templates
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Solver BI360
8.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Solver BI360
9.5
Drill-down analysis
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Solver BI360
10.0
Formatting capabilities
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Solver BI360
9.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Solver BI360
10.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Solver BI360
9.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Solver BI360
9.0
Publish to Web
Microsoft Power BI
9.0
Solver BI360
9.0
Publish to PDF
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Solver BI360
9.0
Report Versioning
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Solver BI360
9.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Solver BI360
9.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
Microsoft Power BI
7.5
Solver BI360

Data Discovery and Visualization

Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Solver BI360
7.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Solver BI360
8.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Solver BI360
7.0
Predictive Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Solver BI360
7.0

Access Control and Security

Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Solver BI360
7.7
Multi-User Support (named login)
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Solver BI360
8.0
Role-Based Security Model
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Solver BI360
8.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Solver BI360
7.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Microsoft Power BI
8.9
Solver BI360
8.0

Mobile Capabilities

Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Solver BI360
7.5
Responsive Design for Web Access
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Solver BI360
8.0
Dedicated iOS Application
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Solver BI360
7.0
Dedicated Android Application
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Solver BI360
7.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Solver BI360
8.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Solver BI360
REST API
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Solver BI360
Javascript API
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Solver BI360
iFrames
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Solver BI360
Java API
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Solver BI360
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Solver BI360
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Solver BI360

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Microsoft Power BI
Solver BI360
7.8
Long-term financial planning
Microsoft Power BI
Solver BI360
8.0
Financial budgeting
Microsoft Power BI
Solver BI360
8.0
Forecasting
Microsoft Power BI
Solver BI360
8.0
Scenario modeling
Microsoft Power BI
Solver BI360
7.0
Management reporting
Microsoft Power BI
Solver BI360
8.0

Consolidation and Close

Microsoft Power BI
Solver BI360
7.7
Financial data consolidation
Microsoft Power BI
Solver BI360
8.0
Journal entries and reports
Microsoft Power BI
Solver BI360
8.0
Multi-currency management
Microsoft Power BI
Solver BI360
7.0
Intercompany Eliminations
Microsoft Power BI
Solver BI360
8.0
Minority Ownership
Microsoft Power BI
Solver BI360
8.0
Local and consolidated reporting
Microsoft Power BI
Solver BI360
8.0
Detailed Audit Trails
Microsoft Power BI
Solver BI360
7.0

Financial Reporting and Compliance

Microsoft Power BI
Solver BI360
7.6
Financial Statement Reporting
Microsoft Power BI
Solver BI360
7.0
Management Reporting
Microsoft Power BI
Solver BI360
8.0
Excel-based Reporting
Microsoft Power BI
Solver BI360
7.0
Automated board and financial reporting
Microsoft Power BI
Solver BI360
9.0
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Microsoft Power BI
Solver BI360
7.0

Analytics

Microsoft Power BI
Solver BI360
7.7
Personalized dashboards
Microsoft Power BI
Solver BI360
8.0
Color-coded scorecards
Microsoft Power BI
Solver BI360
8.0
KPIs
Microsoft Power BI
Solver BI360
7.0
Cost and profitability analysis
Microsoft Power BI
Solver BI360
7.0
Key Performance Indicator setting
Microsoft Power BI
Solver BI360
8.0
Benchmarking with external data
Microsoft Power BI
Solver BI360
8.0

Integration

Microsoft Power BI
Solver BI360
8.0
Flat file integration
Microsoft Power BI
Solver BI360
7.0
Excel data integration
Microsoft Power BI
Solver BI360
9.0
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Microsoft Power BI
Solver BI360
8.0

Pros

Microsoft Power BI

  • Reporting, reporting, reporting. Power BI is great for reporting. I can create a number of different charts, views, and dashboards for a number of different audiences. It's very helpful for executives to see the big picture, but dynamic enough to take the same data sources and create detailed reports on very specific elements.
  • Power BI is easy to use. We went from manual data entry and report creation in Excel to Power BI. There was a learning curve, but I was able to find enough training online to get started.
  • Automating the report creation is wonderful. It takes all the manual work out of my old daily processes. My supervisors and bosses have been impressed too. They think it's magic, which makes me look good.
Richard Crane | TrustRadius Reviewer

Solver BI360

  • Budgeting is one of the Best features they have in BI360.
  • Excel-based reporting gives all Excel-lovers more confident.
  • Data Warehouse holds data from different systems, so cross-platform reporting made easy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Microsoft Power BI

  • Initial creation of reports, even from processed data sets is not simple.
  • The on-premises reporting (crucial for a defense industry company) is extremely expensive, as it is only included in the Power BI Premium package.
  • User training is usually required to ensure that full functionality of the dashboards and their built in features are utilized.
Rick Botha | TrustRadius Reviewer

Solver BI360

  • Multiple reports if run at same time crashes. this should be fixed
  • Published reports email body format options should be improved
  • Weekly and daily functions in BI360 should be introduced.
Wajeeh Rehman | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Solver BI360

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 8.0
Based on 10 answers
The languages within Power BI can be quite the learning curve, but the actual dashboard functionality is a breeze. The most difficult aspect for me has been learning different languages to get the most out of Power BI (DAX, M). But the ease of creating great looking and interactive dashboards has been outstanding.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Solver BI360

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 8.0
Based on 7 answers
[Microsoft] Power BI support is pretty generic, and it does take time to reach a right resource. Very often their solutions are KB articles not really relevant to my problem. This an area for improvement. I always try to research my issue on PBI message boards/user community sites.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Solver BI360

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Microsoft Power BI

I am not a data analyst, but as a user, I prefer the UI of Power BI compared to Periscope Data. Periscope Data has some really great functionality and can build some really useful reports, but Power BI seems to have more useful visuals and is easier for non-database admins/non-data analysts to generate some interesting, basic reports that help them in their role. I've also found courses to help you learn how to use Power BI, from the simple functions up to more complex processes (and get a certification for it) for which I was unable to find for Periscope Data.
Steffany Winkelmann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Solver BI360

Flexibility in the creation of dashboard and more robust.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Microsoft Power BI

  • I'm using the free version, so the only investment was the time spent to learn how to use the product (which as an Excel user, was very short).
  • I use Excel to store every single bit of information about all the projects I do, and being able to see them visualized helped me see some redundant steps I was taking.
  • No negative impact at all for me.
jim paroly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Solver BI360

  • Our man power requirement for reporting department reduced.
  • Our reports are now more efficient and meets the management requirements.
  • This is a very cost effective solution.
Wajeeh Rehman | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Edition
Pro$9.991
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Solver BI360

General

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

Solver BI360 Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Solver BI360
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft Power BI
10.0
Solver BI360

Usability

Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Solver BI360

Support Rating

Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Solver BI360

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