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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 5.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft Power BI

Power BI is great for reporting of any type. The dashboards I create for my executive team are crisp and easy to understand. I often get complements on it, and suggestions on what other reports or data could benefit from Power BI. Power BI is still dependent on data sources, so if my data source connections break, then the report is no good. This isn't something that you can create and forget. It needs eyes on it to ensure the data is correct
Richard Crane | TrustRadius Reviewer

Syncfusion Developer Platform

When there is the need to rapidly show data and/or build a nice UI without having to build your own stuff. Let's say one needs to have a complete dashboard about some business streams or other KPI intensive system. Designing and implementing everything from scratch will take a huge amount of time. And a steep learning curve. Dashboard platform will help cut down those two timelines.
Nuno Filipe Coimbra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Syncfusion Developer Platform
Pixel Perfect reports
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Syncfusion Developer Platform
Customizable dashboards
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Syncfusion Developer Platform
Report Formatting Templates
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Syncfusion Developer Platform

Ad-hoc Reporting

Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Syncfusion Developer Platform
Drill-down analysis
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Syncfusion Developer Platform
Formatting capabilities
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Syncfusion Developer Platform
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Syncfusion Developer Platform
Report sharing and collaboration
Microsoft Power BI
8.9
Syncfusion Developer Platform

Report Output and Scheduling

Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Syncfusion Developer Platform
Publish to Web
Microsoft Power BI
9.2
Syncfusion Developer Platform
Publish to PDF
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Syncfusion Developer Platform
Report Versioning
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Syncfusion Developer Platform
Report Delivery Scheduling
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Syncfusion Developer Platform
Delivery to Remote Servers
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Syncfusion Developer Platform

Data Discovery and Visualization

Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Syncfusion Developer Platform
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Syncfusion Developer Platform
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Syncfusion Developer Platform
Predictive Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Syncfusion Developer Platform

Access Control and Security

Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Syncfusion Developer Platform
Multi-User Support (named login)
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Syncfusion Developer Platform
Role-Based Security Model
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Syncfusion Developer Platform
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Syncfusion Developer Platform
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Microsoft Power BI
9.0
Syncfusion Developer Platform

Mobile Capabilities

Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Syncfusion Developer Platform
Responsive Design for Web Access
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Syncfusion Developer Platform
Dedicated iOS Application
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Syncfusion Developer Platform
Dedicated Android Application
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Syncfusion Developer Platform
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Syncfusion Developer Platform

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Syncfusion Developer Platform
REST API
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Syncfusion Developer Platform
Javascript API
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Syncfusion Developer Platform
iFrames
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Syncfusion Developer Platform
Java API
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Syncfusion Developer Platform
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Syncfusion Developer Platform
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Syncfusion Developer Platform

Pros

Microsoft Power BI

  • Engaging dashboard displays with drag and drop modules to convey data in a meaningful ways.
  • Familiar Microsoft "Ribbon" type interface that creates an integral feel with the rest of the Microsoft suite of products.
  • Built-in mobile optimization window and associated Mobile applications that allow viewing from any location connected to the server.
Rick Botha | TrustRadius Reviewer

Syncfusion Developer Platform

  • Using to set up good looking visualization
  • Not so many dependencies are needed and it's easy to adjust when required
  • Great support platform
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Microsoft Power BI

  • It is such a powerful system that it can come across as intimidating for some without some Excel knowledge
  • I'm not a database analyst or administrator, so calling the data in can be difficult (not necessary the fault of the software, but something that could be difficult for teams without someone with database knowledge)
  • It can come across as confusing, when there is both a local Power BI and online Power BI components. They don't necessarily do the same functions. You'll definitely want to know how to use the online version as this is how you'll publish and share the results of your findings, but the local one has a lot of capabilities that don't appear to be directly available in the online version (and if so, it's not immediately apparent).
Steffany Winkelmann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Syncfusion Developer Platform

  • The documentation. It lacks detail and real-world examples.
  • The theme support. It really could use some improvement in the easiness of customization
  • As always, there's room for improvement. Maybe allowing for a better experience in terms of mix and match data points on the graphs
Nuno Filipe Coimbra | 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

Syncfusion Developer Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 9.0
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
Rohit Acharya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Syncfusion Developer Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI as I said earlier is unfortunate in relation to the panels but compared to Tableau.Although Microsoft Power BI has a general interface easier to understand in my company because we already have a signature with the package Office 365 that the integration of the same is excellent.
Gabriel Oliveira | TrustRadius Reviewer

Syncfusion Developer Platform

Currently using it but we will do more research on D3
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

Syncfusion Developer Platform

No answers on this topic

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

Syncfusion Developer Platform

General

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

Syncfusion Developer Platform Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Syncfusion Developer Platform
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft Power BI
10.0
Syncfusion Developer Platform

Usability

Microsoft Power BI
9.0
Syncfusion Developer Platform

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