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Likelihood to Recommend

Noetix

If you desire to 'empower' employees to create or edit their own reports, Noetix is a great tool, though I am not particularly an 'empowerment' person. In my experience most people have enough work of their own, so to tell them they now have to create their own reports can cause problems. If someone is available, like I am, to create the reports based on user requirements, then the report can be shared with the user and they can make changes as needed. I have several users who use the same report over and over for slightly different applications, and they are happy to make the small alterations, but creating whole new reports can seem like a daunting task. I tell my users I don't want them to become frustrated. If they want to try on their own, fine, but don't waste more than half an hour, and if you start to get frustrated, stop and IM me. Ninety-nine times out of 100 I already have a report that will give them exactly what they need. I've done extensive training, and find it's quite easy for users to pick up
Darlene Mack | TrustRadius Reviewer

Power BI For Office 365

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

Access Control and Security

Noetix
10.0
Power BI For Office 365
9.5
Multi-User Support (named login)
Noetix
10.0
Power BI For Office 365
9.8
Role-Based Security Model
Noetix
10.0
Power BI For Office 365
9.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Noetix
10.0
Power BI For Office 365
8.5
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Noetix
Power BI For Office 365
9.8

BI Standard Reporting

Noetix
Power BI For Office 365
8.9
Pixel Perfect reports
Noetix
Power BI For Office 365
8.5
Customizable dashboards
Noetix
Power BI For Office 365
9.3
Report Formatting Templates
Noetix
Power BI For Office 365
9.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Noetix
Power BI For Office 365
9.0
Drill-down analysis
Noetix
Power BI For Office 365
8.3
Formatting capabilities
Noetix
Power BI For Office 365
8.3
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Noetix
Power BI For Office 365
10.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Noetix
Power BI For Office 365
9.4

Report Output and Scheduling

Noetix
Power BI For Office 365
8.8
Publish to Web
Noetix
Power BI For Office 365
9.0
Publish to PDF
Noetix
Power BI For Office 365
9.0
Report Versioning
Noetix
Power BI For Office 365
9.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Noetix
Power BI For Office 365
9.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
Noetix
Power BI For Office 365
8.2

Data Discovery and Visualization

Noetix
Power BI For Office 365
9.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Noetix
Power BI For Office 365
9.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Noetix
Power BI For Office 365
9.0
Predictive Analytics
Noetix
Power BI For Office 365
8.6

Mobile Capabilities

Noetix
Power BI For Office 365
8.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
Noetix
Power BI For Office 365
8.5
Dedicated iOS Application
Noetix
Power BI For Office 365
8.0
Dedicated Android Application
Noetix
Power BI For Office 365
8.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Noetix
Power BI For Office 365
7.4

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Noetix
Power BI For Office 365
8.3
REST API
Noetix
Power BI For Office 365
6.0
Javascript API
Noetix
Power BI For Office 365
9.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Noetix
Power BI For Office 365
9.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Noetix
Power BI For Office 365
9.0

Pros

Noetix

  • Noetix makes reporting easy. Users can combine vtables (the Noetix term for its views), add or delete columns, add filters or parameters, sort, add totals to columns, all from an easy to use interface. It comes with a very large number of already written reports for all areas of Oracle reporting, but it also allows for custom vtables to be written, for Oracle or any database, to expand the number of available reports.
  • Noetix has an Excel add-in that is marvelous. It eliminates the need to run a report in the web application and export to Excel. The add-in can run very large reports, up to a million lines. Once a report is run in Excel, it can be saved, and then refreshed whenever needed. It's a really good tool.
  • Noetix is flexible. Joins can be added to existing Noetix vtables and also to custom vtables, to give users a large amount of data configurations to choose from. It also allows users to create calculated fields to any report.
  • Noetix is easy to administer. Users can be added or removed and grouped by the level of permission. Although, in our case, it validates against Oracle, the level of security is dictated by Noetix.
Darlene Mack | TrustRadius Reviewer

Power BI For Office 365

  • 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

Noetix

  • I like the fact that the output is standard, but I would like to be able to move columns around on the output screen, rather than having to go back to the editing screen, move the columns, then rerun the report.
  • Drag and drop of columns would be nice on the edit screen. Currently if you add a column to a report, it automatically goes to the bottom. Relocation of the column has to be done a line at a time. I would prefer to be able to grab the field I want from those available, and drop it into the report where I want it.
  • When adding a filter (or parameter), the available fields automatically come up in alphabetical order, but on the columns screen, they don't. They come up in the order they actually are in the query. That means, when creating custom vtables, to have the fields in alphabetical order, one must put them that way. It would be nice if Noetix put the fields in alphabetical order for the user.
Darlene Mack | TrustRadius Reviewer

Power BI For Office 365

  • 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

Noetix

No score
No answers yet
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Power BI For Office 365

Power BI For Office 365 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

Alternatives Considered

Noetix

I believe Noetix is much easier to use than either Crystal Reports or InfoMaker. When I worked with InfoMaker I used to say it took 5 minutes to get the data and 5 hours (and sometimes days) to make it look good. The same can be true for Crystal Reports. Noetix has a standard format, and most people export to Excel anyway. Who prints reports? So formatting is not all that important.
Darlene Mack | TrustRadius Reviewer

Power BI For Office 365

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

Noetix

No answers on this topic

Power BI For Office 365

  • 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

Noetix

General

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

Power BI For Office 365

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Noetix
10.0
Power BI For Office 365
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Noetix
Power BI For Office 365
9.2

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