Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued) vs. Quantrix

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
Quantrix
Score 7.4 out of 10
N/A
Quantrix is designed to allow users to address the limitations and risks inherent to spreadsheets when developing business-critical models. According to the vendor, this solution offers unmatched capability for forecasting, planning, budgeting, risk modeling and visual analytics, and also allows users to develop ‘what if’ scenarios and model the financial and operational impact of business decisions. Additionally, the vendor says sharing insight is made easier through the creation of interactive…N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsQuantrix Modeler is licensed on a per user subscription basis.
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
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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
Quantrix
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Ratings
Pixel Perfect reports9.010 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizable dashboards8.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates10.08 Ratings00 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
Quantrix
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Ratings
Drill-down analysis9.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Formatting capabilities9.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages10.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration10.011 Ratings00 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
Quantrix
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Ratings
Publish to Web10.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to PDF10.010 Ratings00 Ratings
Report Versioning9.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling9.64 Ratings00 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers8.73 Ratings00 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
Quantrix
-
Ratings
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)10.010 Ratings00 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization10.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Predictive Analytics10.08 Ratings00 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
Quantrix
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Ratings
Multi-User Support (named login)10.010 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model9.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)10.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)10.05 Ratings00 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
Quantrix
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Ratings
Responsive Design for Web Access10.010 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Application9.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile10.09 Ratings00 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
Quantrix
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Ratings
REST API9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Javascript API8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
iFrames8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Java API8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting
Comparison of Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting features of Product A and Product B
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
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Ratings
Quantrix
9.3
12 Ratings
12% above category average
Long-term financial planning00 Ratings9.711 Ratings
Financial budgeting00 Ratings9.012 Ratings
Forecasting00 Ratings10.012 Ratings
Scenario modeling00 Ratings9.012 Ratings
Management reporting00 Ratings9.012 Ratings
Consolidation and Close
Comparison of Consolidation and Close features of Product A and Product B
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)
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Ratings
Quantrix
8.0
7 Ratings
1% above category average
Financial data consolidation00 Ratings8.36 Ratings
Multi-currency management00 Ratings8.44 Ratings
Minority Ownership00 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Local and consolidated reporting00 Ratings8.77 Ratings
Detailed Audit Trails00 Ratings6.75 Ratings
Financial Reporting and Compliance
Comparison of Financial Reporting and Compliance features of Product A and Product B
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Ratings
Quantrix
9.0
12 Ratings
10% above category average
Financial Statement Reporting00 Ratings9.010 Ratings
Management Reporting00 Ratings9.012 Ratings
Automated board and financial reporting00 Ratings9.011 Ratings
Analytics and Reporting
Comparison of Analytics and Reporting features of Product A and Product B
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Ratings
Quantrix
8.5
12 Ratings
5% above category average
Personalized dashboards00 Ratings8.012 Ratings
Color-coded scorecards00 Ratings6.45 Ratings
KPIs00 Ratings10.010 Ratings
Cost and profitability analysis00 Ratings8.610 Ratings
Key Performance Indicator setting00 Ratings10.011 Ratings
Benchmarking with external data00 Ratings8.210 Ratings
Integration
Comparison of Integration features of Product A and Product B
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Ratings
Quantrix
9.0
12 Ratings
9% above category average
Flat file integration00 Ratings9.012 Ratings
Excel data integration00 Ratings9.012 Ratings
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources00 Ratings9.012 Ratings
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Score 7.4 out of 10
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Reveal
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Score 10.0 out of 10
Centage
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Score 9.6 out of 10
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Score 9.7 out of 10
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Score 8.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(15 ratings)
7.0
(12 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.2
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
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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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Quantrix
If you find yourself in the ocean of traditional spreadsheets, overwhelmed by broken links, errors, model audit problems, hardwiring, etc. here is a lifebuoy for you. If you want to have full flexibility in your budgeting and forecasting in contrast to ERPs with rigid structures and one-size-fits-all concept. If you are small or medium size company and do not want to invest in costly enterprise solutions. If you need a fast implementation https://youtu.be/5W_q5Xhw5fg
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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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Quantrix
  • Building complex financial planning model availing of a multidimensional data structure coupled with a powerful formula language, with the immediacy and intuitiveness typical of spreadsheets
  • Implement quickly model modifications (new products, new scenarios, new time periods) simply adding new "items" to "categories" (corresponding to dimensions in a multidimensional data model)
  • Scale up models to very large datasets with very fast computation times
  • Easily import data from text files, other Quantrix models and external databases via DataLink and DataNAV
  • Save snapshots of tables computed in Quantrix to external databases via DataPush
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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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Quantrix
  • Hard to be critical of the Quantrix team as I know they strive to produce the best product possible. I suppose the next thing on my wish list would be the application of the new Solver functionality to be available in the Qloud.
  • A big help for new users would be a good book on transitioning from Excel or other environment into Quantrix. I know first hand it can be difficult to transition when having to learn the program through a help guide, forums and tech support. I had a lot of trial and error in my journey to producing the desired models. On one hand it was a valuable method as it taught me a lot of what not to do, but I will admit it was not the most efficient way to do things.
  • Would also love to see local user groups being formed at some point in the future. Quantrix puts on a fantastic conference once a year in beautiful Maine, but it is a big journey for someone in Southern California (and limited to one or two days a year). I would like to see some local chapters formed in different areas of the country so local Quantrix users can get together more often and collaborate (maybe a quarterly or semi-annual meetup?). Our Quantrix community is still relatively small and may be a difficult task for some areas, but is also the very reason why this would be great idea.
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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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Quantrix
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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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Quantrix
For a newbie it can be difficult until you get the hang of the system. Quantrix is a very logical system, once you understand its underlying ideas.
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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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Quantrix
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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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Quantrix
Overall, I was not part of the ultimate decision to purchase Quantrix. I terms of user-friendliess and robust reporting capabilities I do think Tableau has Quantrix outclassed. That being said, Quantrix does provide more in-depth analyses for our relevant data and provides better modeling for our forecasts out of the box. The accuracy of the tools output is also much better
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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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Quantrix
  • Capacity forecasting used to take hours to calculate with a ton of manual modifications. Quantrix has automated that so a model can be updated at any time with a click of a button
  • The accuracy of the models is incredible. It took some tweaking to add in data scubbers, but now it runs almost flawlessly
  • The confidence the management teams have in the output of the model is amazing. Before, people would question the output, have you rebuild it, and then compare. Now the report comes out and the output has high confidence.
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