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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 7.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

MS SharePoint / SQL

We have used it successfully as mentioned on two large programs, but again it is an enterprise tool so I am only speaking from the standpoint of my team. Hundreds of teams across our enterprise use this every day. We keep our decision tracker out there as well as important program documents required by our SDLC process like requirements, etc. We also publish test results for the team to see. We use SharePoint to share test data across the organization as we can not just email files back and forth. We can rely on the security settings of SharePoint to allow access to only those team members that need to see the test data. And even though our test data is masked, we still control access to it. I would recommend that any team can benefit from using SharePoint and it gives a good place to store program/project files. It becomes the source of the truth and you just keep putting the most current versions and save them to SharePoint.
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)

If you're already using Office 365, Power BI for O365 is an easy choice. Start playing around with the free version and then easily add individual Pro licenses with little risk. However, if you anticipate using this with many users, it can get expensive quickly.
Jeremiah Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.0
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
8.9
Pixel Perfect reports
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.9
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
8.5
Customizable dashboards
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.3
Report Formatting Templates
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.7
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.0
Drill-down analysis
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.8
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
8.3
Formatting capabilities
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
8.3
Integration with R or other statistical packages
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
10.0
Report sharing and collaboration
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.4

Report Output and Scheduling

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
8.9
Publish to Web
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.0
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.0
Publish to PDF
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.0
Report Versioning
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
8.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.4
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.6
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.7
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.0
Predictive Analytics
MS SharePoint / SQL
6.9
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
8.6

Access Control and Security

MS SharePoint / SQL
9.0
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.5
Multi-User Support (named login)
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.8
Role-Based Security Model
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.9
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
8.5
Single Sign-On (SSO)
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.8

Mobile Capabilities

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
8.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
8.5
Dedicated iOS Application
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
8.0
Dedicated Android Application
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
8.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
7.4

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
8.3
REST API
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.9
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
6.0
Javascript API
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.0
iFrames
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
Java API
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.1
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
Themeable User Interface (UI)
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.1
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.0

Pros

MS SharePoint / SQL

  • Flexible - able to make any changes we would like vs traditional service desk system.
  • ROI - We were already using SharePoint for internal intranet, so we are simply getting more use out of licensing we had already committed to.
  • Easy to use for end users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)

  • Easy to make visual dashboards from SQL queries. Previously we had to use a third party application that had to run on a web server that was so complex to setup and run. PowerBI removes all that.
  • Ability to control who/which group has access to each dashboard or report. Ties in well with the rest of the Office 365 ecosystem.
  • Has many connectors to allow pulling data from various systems, both onsite (via gateway) or external (via APIs), and join the data to create a report/dashboard.
  • Ability to show data but also export the data, if permitted.
  • Easy to show PowerBI dashboards on SharePoint or on other websites via embedded code.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

MS SharePoint / SQL

  • It is hard to setup and nightmare
  • It requires a of infrastructure, thus it could be costly because of requirement and licensing required for everything to run smoothly
  • If it is not setup and organized properly from the beginning it could be maintenance nightmare
  • It is hard to have "test" environment to do patches or similar
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)

  • Licensing: Currently, Microsoft has a fixed pricing model for Office 365 users, regardless of role/function of the user. Most organizations have a small number of "power users" that create usable content and many more "consumers" that simply view/run reports created by power users. Microsoft does not differentiate between these users, and thus the pricing limits organizations from large deployments of the software.
  • Version incompatibility: Excel 2010 and 2013 workbooks are compatible with each other. However, workbooks created in 2010 that include PowerPivot databases must be upgraded to 2013 format to run in 2013. Subsequently, you cannot open these upgraded PowerPivot workbooks in 2010. This requires ALL users to be on the same version.
  • Visualization: Excel charting with PowerPivot workbooks is adequate for many users. Power View also contains a number of GREAT visualizations, including animated bubble charts and a very flexible dashboard/report design canvas. However, compared to some of the other self-service BI solutions, it is still limited in its visualization capabilities.
Ken Raetz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

MS SharePoint / SQL

MS SharePoint / SQL 8.8
Based on 7 answers
This was a long-term buy-in from a corporate perspective, to remain in the SharePoint space. Migration is certainly possible, which is good for planning and having options further out. At this point, the only planned migration is to eventually move the architecture up to SharePoint/SQL 2013. At that point, we will be able to leverage some greater efficiencies, some enhanced content design and management features, and some more current social features. It is well worth a full consideration in any shop looking at a new implementation of or migration to SharePoint (although you will probably be considering 2013 versions or beyond in those discussions), but the platform should be a strong competitor to any alternatives. Realizing the capability of a fully-branded and customized website was not part of the original choice for the architecture at Lincoln, but seeing it implemented and functioning now with this capacity far beyond original expectations has certainly cemented plans to continue using it.
Tim Ritter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)

Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued) 9.2
Based on 4 answers
I will continue to recommend this suite to folks looking for a reporting and analytics solution, as I find in MOST cases, it's great at meeting almost every requirement I've been given by a multitude of clients across a range of industries. I've built Capacity Planning solutions that allowed end user input which was then submitted to SharePoint, Executive Dashboards, custom applications, simple analytical tools for teams to easily slice and dice data, and super simple reports as well as some very complicated ones. If you haven't seen the demos online, do a search, and see for yourself - this is a great BI suite! (I do not work for Microsoft, although I do consult out there from time to time. I do occasionally make a recommendation for a different BI reporting tool, but in general, find Excel can accomplish quite a bit for less money and in less time.)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

MS SharePoint / SQL

MS SharePoint / SQL 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Over all very similar to other microsoft products
John Dopson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

MS SharePoint / SQL

MS SharePoint / SQL 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Microsoft have good local teams
Vadim Malkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

MS SharePoint / SQL

MS SharePoint / SQL 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Not implemented in best practice way, there are many customizations
Vadim Malkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

MS SharePoint / SQL

I have used both Google Drive and Zoho Docs which seem similar to MS SharePoint. The main differences I noticed as a user is that the user interfaces in both Google Drive and Zoho Docs were much more intuitive and they were much easier to navigate than MS SharePoint. There are a lot more things that you can do with MS SharePoint, but for a smaller company, it may not be worth the investment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)

Oracle was nice, super expensive to implement if it's not in use already. JobDiva is choppy and heavy on the system while does not give great reports. Salesforce is good; remote access is good however their support is terrible
Daniel J. Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

MS SharePoint / SQL

  • I've installed SharePoint in many different industries and each industry has seen greater collaboration among their teams both locally and nationally. The ability to collaborate more efficiently has reduced the need to have employees centrally located.
  • Companies which have used SharePoint in a end user training portal have had great ROI, since they can create the content once and share with all their users who subscribe to their training service. The web content management aspect of SharePoint is a very helpful feature.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)

  • As a Microsoft Partner implementing Business Intelligence solutions, Power BI has removed the barrier for our clients to begin the "BI journey". So often, projects get hung up in that early phase of procuring and installing/configuring expensive hardware and software. Just simply getting started and designing a beginning solution has allowed our clients to see results in 1-2 weeks using their data that might have taken months to achieve otherwise.
  • One significant ROI example is process improvement. In many cases, individuals or teams are spending days each month gathering data from multiple sources for reporting to their constituents. We are reducing these times to minutes by automating many of the data collection and integration processes that were previously manual.
Ken Raetz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

MS SharePoint / SQL

General

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

Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.8
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.2

Usability

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.0
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)

Support Rating

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.0
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)

Implementation Rating

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.0
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)

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