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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

Yellowfin

Yellowfin is well suited for:
  • All type of organisations from small, medium to large enterprises applications
  • All type of users in an organisations - Business users , Analysts and consumers
  • Large clustering installation with high volume of transaction under Linux platform with high number of concurrent users
  • Low budget customer engagements
Samir Kumar Sahoo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Yellowfin
7.8
Pixel Perfect reports
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Yellowfin
Customizable dashboards
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Yellowfin
7.9
Report Formatting Templates
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Yellowfin
7.7

Ad-hoc Reporting

Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Yellowfin
8.1
Drill-down analysis
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Yellowfin
8.3
Formatting capabilities
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Yellowfin
7.6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Yellowfin
8.3
Report sharing and collaboration
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Yellowfin
8.3

Report Output and Scheduling

Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Yellowfin
8.1
Publish to Web
Microsoft Power BI
8.9
Yellowfin
8.2
Publish to PDF
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Yellowfin
8.0
Report Versioning
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Yellowfin
7.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Yellowfin
8.3
Delivery to Remote Servers
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Yellowfin

Data Discovery and Visualization

Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Yellowfin
7.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Yellowfin
7.3
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Yellowfin
7.8
Predictive Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Yellowfin
6.5

Access Control and Security

Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Yellowfin
7.9
Multi-User Support (named login)
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Yellowfin
8.0
Role-Based Security Model
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Yellowfin
7.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Yellowfin
7.8
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Yellowfin

Mobile Capabilities

Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Yellowfin
8.5
Responsive Design for Web Access
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Yellowfin
9.1
Dedicated iOS Application
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Yellowfin
8.5
Dedicated Android Application
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Yellowfin
8.2
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Yellowfin
8.5

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Yellowfin
REST API
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Yellowfin
Javascript API
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Yellowfin
iFrames
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Yellowfin
Java API
Microsoft Power BI
7.7
Yellowfin
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Yellowfin
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Yellowfin

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

Yellowfin

  • Presentation of information for executive reporting.
  • Collaboration and action task assignment on pinpointed issues highlighted in reports and dashboards.
  • End client easy self - service reporting.
Nicky Downing | 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

Yellowfin

  • Initially the Yellowfin business model was difficult to align to the VSV model but through some simple negotiations a workable model was reach which made in commercial application viable
  • Some additional licensing models could also be of value as we do not use the product in a pure business intelligence only application.
Johan Pietersen | 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

Yellowfin

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

Yellowfin

Yellowfin 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Web-based centralised architecture with best user interfaces.
Samir Kumar Sahoo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Yellowfin

Yellowfin 9.1
Based on 1 answer
99.9% availability
Samir Kumar Sahoo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support

Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Yellowfin

Yellowfin 8.2
Based on 1 answer
  • Availability of 24x7x365 support team to cover all regions
  • Technical team well trained
  • Knowledge of product
  • Proper product documentation and support guidelines
  • Defined SLA
Samir Kumar Sahoo | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Yellowfin

Yellowfin 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Yellowfin provides 3 levels of training to support consumers, business analytics, developers and Administrations :
  1. Yellowfin BI Training - Level 1 (Exploration)
  2. Yellowfin BI Training - Level 2 (Advanced)
  3. Yellowfin BI Training - Level 3(Expert)
Samir Kumar Sahoo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Yellowfin

Yellowfin 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Web-based training for large audiences for Level 1 and Level 2 I would suggest
Samir Kumar Sahoo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation

Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Yellowfin

Yellowfin 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Design the data model and views for each dashboard is very important and it is the success factor Configuration of cluster for large implementation
Samir Kumar Sahoo | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Yellowfin

We ran a full procurement project to select Yellowfin and started with a long list of over 20 BI products. Key reasons for choice were ease of use, visual looks, product integrations and cost (both licence purchase and development of content).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Yellowfin

Yellowfin 8.2
Based on 1 answer
- Tested 500 con-current users in Linux platform with 4 cores systems - Tested with cloud based VM - Tested with 1000 reads per minutes
Samir Kumar Sahoo | 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

Yellowfin

No answers on this topic

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Pricing Details

Microsoft Power BI

General

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

Yellowfin

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Yellowfin
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft Power BI
10.0
Yellowfin

Usability

Microsoft Power BI
9.0
Yellowfin
8.2

Reliability and Availability

Microsoft Power BI
Yellowfin
9.1

Performance

Microsoft Power BI
Yellowfin
8.2

Support

Microsoft Power BI
Yellowfin
8.2

In-Person Training

Microsoft Power BI
Yellowfin
9.1

Online Training

Microsoft Power BI
Yellowfin
8.2

Implementation

Microsoft Power BI
Yellowfin
9.1

Scalability

Microsoft Power BI
Yellowfin
8.2

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