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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

Mathematica

We are the judgement that Wolfram Mathematica is despite many critics based on the paradigms selected a mark in the fields of the markets for computations of all kind. Wolfram Mathematica is even a choice in fields where other bolide systems reign most of the market. Wolfram Mathematica offers rich flexibility and internally standardizes the right methodologies for his user community. Wolfram Mathematica is not cheap and in need of a hard an long learner journey. That makes it weak in comparison with of-the-shelf-solution packages or even other programming languages. But for systematization of methods Wolfram Mathematica is far in front of almost all the other. Scientist and interested people are able to develop themself further and Wolfram Matheamatica users are a human variant for themself. The reach out for modern mathematics based science is deep and a unique unified framework makes the whole field of mathematics accessable comparable to the brain of Albert Einstein. The paradigms incorporated are the most efficients and consist in assembly on the market. The mathematics is covering and fullfills not just education requirements but the demands and needs of experts.
Mathematica is incompatible with other systems for mCAx and therefore the borders between the systems are hard to overcome. Wolfram Mathematica should be consider one of the more open systems because other code can be imported and run but on the export side it is rathe incompatible by design purposes. A better standard for all that might solve the crisis but there is none in sight. Selection of knowledge of what works will be in the future even more focussed and general system might be one the lossy side. Knowledge of esthetics of what will be in the highest demand in necessary and Wolfram is not a leader in this field of science. Mathematics leves from gathering problems from application fields and less from the glory of itself and the formalization of this.
Steffen Jäschke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Mathematica
9.3
Pixel Perfect reports
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Mathematica
8.8
Customizable dashboards
Microsoft Power BI
9.0
Mathematica
9.5
Report Formatting Templates
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Mathematica
9.5

Ad-hoc Reporting

Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Mathematica
9.3
Drill-down analysis
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Mathematica
9.3
Formatting capabilities
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Mathematica
9.3
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Mathematica
9.5
Report sharing and collaboration
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Mathematica
9.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Mathematica
8.8
Publish to Web
Microsoft Power BI
9.1
Mathematica
9.3
Publish to PDF
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Mathematica
8.8
Report Versioning
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Mathematica
9.2
Report Delivery Scheduling
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Mathematica
8.5
Delivery to Remote Servers
Microsoft Power BI
7.4
Mathematica
8.2

Data Discovery and Visualization

Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Mathematica
9.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Mathematica
9.3
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Mathematica
9.1
Predictive Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Mathematica
9.3

Access Control and Security

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

Mobile Capabilities

Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Mathematica
Responsive Design for Web Access
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Mathematica
Dedicated iOS Application
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Mathematica
Dedicated Android Application
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Mathematica
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Mathematica

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Mathematica
REST API
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Mathematica
Javascript API
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Mathematica
iFrames
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Mathematica
Java API
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Mathematica
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Mathematica
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Mathematica

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

Mathematica

  • It allows straightforward integration of analytic analysis of algebraic expressions and their numerical implemented.
  • Supports varying programmatic paradigms, so one can choose what best fits the problem or task: pure functions, procedural programming, list processing, and even (with a bit of setup) object-oriented programming.
  • The extensive and rich tools for graphical rendering make it very easy to not just get 2D and 3D renderings of final output, but also to do quick-and-dirty 2D and 3D rendering of intermediate results and/or debugging results.
Robert J. Lang | 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

Mathematica

  • Should include more libraries and functions.
  • Should include more functions that can be used in Machine Learning.
  • Should include more functions that can be used in Data Science.
Anonymous | 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

Mathematica

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 8.4
Based on 54 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

Mathematica

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 8.4
Based on 50 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

Mathematica

Mathematica 9.5
Based on 2 answers
Wolfram Mathematica is a nice software package. It has very nice features and easy to install and use in your machine. Besides this, there is a nice support from Wolfram. They come to the university frequently to give seminars in Mathematica. I think this is the best thing they are doing. That is very helpful for graduate and undergraduate students who are using Mathematica in their research.
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

Mathematica

We have evaluated and are using in some cases the Python language in concert with the Jupyter notebook interface. For UI, we using libraries like React to create visually stunning visualizations of such models.Mathematica compares favorably to this alternative in terms of speed of development. Mathematica compares unfavorably to this alternative in terms of license costs.
George Danner | 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

Mathematica

  • Easy to solve huge mathematical equations, so it saved time there
  • Doing analysis and plotting graphs is also another plus point
  • Learning is very slow, and it took lot of time to learn its scripting language
Shalinee Singh | 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

Mathematica

General

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

Starting Price

$0 one-time fee

Mathematica Editions & Modules

Edition
Mathematica Enterprise Edition$8,260.001
Enterprise Private CloudContact sales team
Standard Cloud$13.003
Standard Desktop$124.004
Standard Desktop & Cloud$145.004
Network MathematicaContact sales team
Student Cloud$9.006
Student Desktop$83.007
Home Cloud$18.008
Home Desktop$177.009
Home Desktop & Cloud$310.009
  1. one-time fee
  2. none
  3. starting price/per month
  4. per year/starting price
  5. none
  6. per month
  7. per year
  8. per month
  9. per year
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Mathematica
9.5

Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft Power BI
10.0
Mathematica

Usability

Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Mathematica

Support Rating

Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Mathematica
9.5

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