Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued) vs. Qlik Sense

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
Score 7.9 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
Qlik Sense
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Qlik Sense® is a self-service BI platform for data discovery and visualization. It supports a full range of analytics use cases—data governance, pixel-perfect reporting, and collaboration. Its Associative Engine indexes and connects relationships between data points for creating actionable insights.
$20
per month per user (10 user minimum)
Pricing
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)Qlik Sense
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Standard
$20
per month per user (10 user minimum)
Premium
$2700
per month unlimited basic users & purchased full users
Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows
Contact Sales
Enterprise
Custom Quote
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)Qlik Sense
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)Qlik Sense
Considered Both Products
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)

No answer on this topic

Qlik Sense
Chose Qlik Sense
Pretty good in performance user-friendliness. When generating insights, Qlik Sense looks at the selections and analyzes the excluded values in the data model, which reduces manual work.
Also, it highlights data that may be of interest for further exploration. That data is …
Chose Qlik Sense
Power BI (Excel frontend) has slicker graphs than Qlik. Qlik is much better at drilldown and interactivly presenting a report. But when Powerpoint is used, the output of Excel is much, much more attractive than the standard boring graphs of Qlik.
Chose Qlik Sense
Against Power BI, I feel Qlik Sense is both easier to use and has much more powerful features. The script editor in Qlik Sense allows me with few lines of code to perform transformations that takes a lot of clicks in Power BI's Query Editor. The visualizations are also more …
Chose Qlik Sense
So, I also use and like Microsoft Power BI, but most of my non-technical staff prefers Qlik Sense when they need to run visualizations based on setup applications. It is just a bit more user friendly for those without a lot of technical skills.

Tableau is great too and is …
Chose Qlik Sense
Qlik Sense is more mature and has more capabilities that currently lack in power BI.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)Qlik Sense
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.0
11 Ratings
10% above category average
Qlik Sense
8.4
312 Ratings
3% above category average
Pixel Perfect reports9.010 Ratings8.3213 Ratings
Customizable dashboards8.011 Ratings8.9310 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates10.08 Ratings8.2225 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.5
11 Ratings
16% above category average
Qlik Sense
8.6
323 Ratings
6% above category average
Drill-down analysis9.011 Ratings8.9319 Ratings
Formatting capabilities9.011 Ratings8.2312 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages10.06 Ratings8.4152 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration10.011 Ratings9.0296 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.5
11 Ratings
13% above category average
Qlik Sense
8.8
275 Ratings
5% above category average
Publish to Web10.011 Ratings8.8207 Ratings
Publish to PDF10.010 Ratings8.8254 Ratings
Report Versioning9.06 Ratings8.7174 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling9.64 Ratings8.8180 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers8.73 Ratings8.8106 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
10.0
11 Ratings
22% above category average
Qlik Sense
8.6
311 Ratings
7% above category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)10.010 Ratings8.5304 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization10.011 Ratings8.8281 Ratings
Predictive Analytics10.08 Ratings8.6193 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.8
10 Ratings
14% above category average
Qlik Sense
9.0
294 Ratings
5% above category average
Multi-User Support (named login)10.010 Ratings9.2273 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model9.08 Ratings9.0270 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)10.09 Ratings8.8272 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)10.05 Ratings8.9216 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
9.5
10 Ratings
18% above category average
Qlik Sense
7.5
220 Ratings
6% below category average
Responsive Design for Web Access10.010 Ratings8.4214 Ratings
Mobile Application9.09 Ratings8.2132 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile10.09 Ratings8.3184 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
7.8
3 Ratings
1% below category average
Qlik Sense
8.6
143 Ratings
9% above category average
REST API9.02 Ratings8.8123 Ratings
Javascript API8.02 Ratings8.492 Ratings
iFrames8.01 Ratings8.592 Ratings
Java API8.01 Ratings8.669 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)7.02 Ratings8.695 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)7.02 Ratings8.482 Ratings
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User Ratings
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)Qlik Sense
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(15 ratings)
8.5
(327 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.2
(4 ratings)
8.4
(7 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(11 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
7.3
(8 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(5 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)Qlik Sense
Likelihood to Recommend
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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Qlik
Qlik Sense is a program whose purpose is to greatly improve all your operations and use of all data in an organic way. The mission will always be to increase the economic and commercial processes of the company in a short time. I recommended it for its high technology, which was Created for this area, the results are successful. We have noticed how it has increased relationships with our clients thanks to the credibility and security that we provide.
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Pros
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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Qlik
  • Flexibility in data recording, from the app, as well as in handling them. Allowing you to view reports quickly and effectively.
  • Easy to generate dynamic graphics according to our needs.
  • It is very easy to use, intuitive, so it does not generate costs in the learning process compared to the tool with collaborators
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Cons
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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Qlik
  • Scalability is RAM limited, all data is associative and in-memory so server's RAM is directly proportional to performance
  • Limitation on advanced analytics capabilities in the form of R integration to perform complex statistical and analytical calculations
  • Can have more intuitive interface
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Likelihood to Renew
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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Qlik
Qlik Sense is a constantly improving it's software and working with its' users to make it better. They are great at keeping their users informed of progress and care about delivering a quality product
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Usability
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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Qlik
Standard user interface and powerful analytic functions is GREAT. As technical person working in the background there are more things to do to make this a completely great tool. Some functions that should be standard requires consult scripting and hours. Now we are using it quite advanced and with many servers and in combination with QlikView. So overall I love the tool. But it could be better and user friendly and powerful in the background
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Support Rating
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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Qlik
Not only can you ask the support team for help, but you can also ask the community. Also with the community there is a vast amount of problems that have already been solved. The problem you are encountering has a likely chance of already being discussed and even solved in the community section saving you time from reaching out.
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In-Person Training
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Qlik
The instructor was very knowledgeable.
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Online Training
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Qlik
The online instructor was very knowledgeable.
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Implementation Rating
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Qlik
Hire Qlik consultants. It's better done by them or with their aid.
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Alternatives Considered
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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Qlik
The customization of the platform opens up plenty of other options depending on the use cases. The API layer is incredibly rich and makes integration of Qlik based visualization into web pages a simple and effective pattern. It's been very easy to use with a great community made up of professionals. Qlik Sense has introduces artificial Intelligence into my data visualization and reporting activity.
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Return on Investment
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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Qlik
  • Once an app is published and running good, we can quickly see the time we save to analyze data.
  • It's hard sometimes to realize the money we save by using this system.
  • People start understanding the power of data and asking more questions.
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ScreenShots

Qlik Sense Screenshots

Screenshot of Qlik Sense Cash Flow DashboardScreenshot of Qlik Sense Global Smart SearchScreenshot of Qlik Sense Smart Data Compression - Get immediate insight on large dataScreenshot of Extend, mix and mash-up with our APIsScreenshot of Add "External data" with Qlik DataMarket - Data as a ServiceScreenshot of Visualization Bundle