Pega Platform vs. Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Pega Platform
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Pega Platform is a combined business process management and robotic process automation (RPA) platform with advanced workforce analytics from Pegasystems.
$35
per month per user* (or $0.45 per case**)
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Power BI for Office 365 allowed users to model and analyze data, and query large datasets with complex natural language queries. It has been discontinued in favor of other editions of Power BI going forward.N/A
Pricing
Pega PlatformPower BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
Editions & Modules
Low-code Factory Edition
$35
per month per user* (or $0.45 per case**)
Standard Edition
$90
per month per user* (or $0.80 per case**)
Enterprise Edition
Custom Quote
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Pega PlatformPower BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details*500 named user minimum. Additional users available in blocks of 100. Billed annually. Based on a 3-year term. **350,000 cases / year minimum. Additional cases available in blocks of 150,000.
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Top Pros
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Features
Pega PlatformPower BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Pega Platform
8.7
62 Ratings
7% above category average
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
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Ratings
Dashboards9.061 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports8.561 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports8.560 Ratings00 Ratings
Process Engine
Comparison of Process Engine features of Product A and Product B
Pega Platform
8.7
64 Ratings
4% above category average
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
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Ratings
Process designer9.363 Ratings00 Ratings
Process simulation9.555 Ratings00 Ratings
Business rules engine9.563 Ratings00 Ratings
SOA support7.049 Ratings00 Ratings
Process player9.347 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for modeling languages5.46 Ratings00 Ratings
Form builder9.558 Ratings00 Ratings
Model execution9.854 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration
Comparison of Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
Pega Platform
8.0
49 Ratings
2% above category average
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
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Ratings
Social collaboration tools8.049 Ratings00 Ratings
Content Management Capabilties
Comparison of Content Management Capabilties features of Product A and Product B
Pega Platform
4.4
9 Ratings
58% below category average
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
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Ratings
Content management4.49 Ratings00 Ratings
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Pega Platform
-
Ratings
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.0
11 Ratings
11% above category average
Pixel Perfect reports00 Ratings9.010 Ratings
Customizable dashboards00 Ratings8.011 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates00 Ratings10.08 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Pega Platform
-
Ratings
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.5
11 Ratings
17% above category average
Drill-down analysis00 Ratings9.011 Ratings
Formatting capabilities00 Ratings9.011 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages00 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration00 Ratings10.011 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Pega Platform
-
Ratings
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.5
11 Ratings
14% above category average
Publish to Web00 Ratings10.011 Ratings
Publish to PDF00 Ratings10.010 Ratings
Report Versioning00 Ratings9.06 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling00 Ratings9.64 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers00 Ratings8.73 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Pega Platform
-
Ratings
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
10.0
11 Ratings
21% above category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)00 Ratings10.010 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization00 Ratings10.011 Ratings
Predictive Analytics00 Ratings10.08 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Pega Platform
-
Ratings
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.8
10 Ratings
14% above category average
Multi-User Support (named login)00 Ratings10.010 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model00 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)00 Ratings10.09 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)00 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Pega Platform
-
Ratings
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.5
10 Ratings
19% above category average
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings10.010 Ratings
Mobile Application00 Ratings9.09 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings10.09 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
Pega Platform
-
Ratings
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
7.8
3 Ratings
1% below category average
REST API00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Javascript API00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
iFrames00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Java API00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
Pega PlatformPower BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(72 ratings)
8.0
(15 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(7 ratings)
9.2
(4 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(13 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
Pegasystems
Pega Platform has introduced the low code feature, using app studio seasonal and professional developer can develop application easily and quickly. The initial application can be build by Business analyst and product owner who has less knowledge of Pega Platform, further application can be enhanced/extended by professional developer. We can develop end to end application and promote to higher environment. Easily we can perform parallel development using branch.
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Microsoft
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.
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Pros
Pegasystems
  • Quick development time. Much of the Pega "rules" are easy to configure and implement.
  • Visually friendly and modern. Much of the UI/UX elements in the system are continuously supported and updated, giving a nice feel to the apps.
  • Many of the configurations and rules Pega gives to the developers can also be delegated to business users. The organization and structure of the client's business can easily be adapted in the Pega platform.
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Microsoft
  • 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.
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Cons
Pegasystems
  • Need more learning materials. For Beginners who have previous programming experience with another language takes more time to learn.
  • If the developer is met with an issue in pega platform , they have to rely on Pega supporting team to fix it.
  • Customization is available but is not encouraged. Pega does not support faults that occur in customized solutions.
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Microsoft
  • 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.
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Likelihood to Renew
Pegasystems
Pegasystems has continued to demonstrate a strong partnership with our organization and investment in their product that aligns with our overall vision and need. Pegasystems has engaged us at every level, with the assistance of minor defects to the overall roadmap planning and alignment of our goals
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Microsoft
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.)
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Usability
Pegasystems
Pega Platform is enhancing its product and launching new features day by day which help to achieve customers needs. If I talk about the earlier version of Pega Platform (i.e. pega v5 and 6.3) there were many numbers of limitations in Pega Platform and if we need to do some customization then needed to write custom java and jave scripts to achieve the functionally. Now I can say Pega Platform is running with market trends and demand. Pega Platform is giving all the options which support the current technologies like decisioning capabilities, real time processing, mashup, process fabrics etc..
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Microsoft
We are satisfied with the functionality and capabilities of Power BI. Product is cost effective and full-fill the reporting requirements of the organization. You can perform most of the report level complex analysis with the help of DAX which makes Power BI very powerful analytic tool. Power BI for Office 365 has gone away and Power BI is the next evolution of it. Power BI comes with your Office 365 E5 subscription or you can purchase licensing for it separately.
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Support Rating
Pegasystems
It’s very slow sometimes, but that may be our servers. Also the Knowledge Library needs some work - again, not sure if it’s our setup or what- but I’m unable to search the body of an article for content, so I have to be very intentional with tagging, but it’s not ideal.
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Microsoft
as of now there is strong community for Power BI, you can get solution for most of your problems from there. Also you can send your error to Microsoft as well. After every 15 days they release updates to overcome all the issues of defects.
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Online Training
Pegasystems
The online training is an excellent one, but still it is missing hands on development.
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Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Pegasystems
Implementation is totally depend up on the requirement
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Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Pegasystems
We did evaluate multiple products offerings with Pega Platform capabilities and observed that Pega PRPC rules engine and case management capabilities are better over so many BPM Tools. We also conducted a detailed study with developers to identify the best products out of Suite of BPM products. It's observed that Rules engines integration is very streamlined with forms in Pega whereas other tools multiple have powerful data model capabilities but lacks the ease of creating business rules.
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Microsoft
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
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Return on Investment
Pegasystems
  • For one of the applications we worked on, we were able to reduce the processing time on a case from 2 days to 20 minutes by utilizing Pega
  • We were able to resolve the issue of the routing of cases to users based on a specific algorithm by use of Pega
  • Pega case management feature was extensively used in one of the application to establish a parent-child relationship which was very helpful for all the business users
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Microsoft
  • 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.
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