Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued) vs. Screenful

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
Screenful
Score 8.8 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Screenful is a business intelligence solution that is targeted towards agile teams. The solution focuses on large visible screens and the content is designed to meet a specific use case.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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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 Details
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Top Pros
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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
Screenful
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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
Screenful
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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
Screenful
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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
Screenful
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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
Screenful
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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
Screenful
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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
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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
Best Alternatives
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Small Businesses
SAP Crystal
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Score 9.0 out of 10
GitLab
GitLab
Score 8.8 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Reveal
Reveal
Score 10.0 out of 10
Planview AgilePlace
Planview AgilePlace
Score 9.2 out of 10
Enterprises
Jaspersoft Community Edition
Jaspersoft Community Edition
Score 9.7 out of 10
Planview AgilePlace
Planview AgilePlace
Score 9.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(15 ratings)
8.5
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.2
(4 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
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(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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Screenful Oy
I feel for collaborative teams who like to work together, Screenful can be a really effective platform. For example, I clearly see the benefit for sales, account management, and marketing teams to collaborate using this dashboard. When I used it, it really made our work easy. On the flip side, I feel teams who rather work in silos, this tool is not a good return on investment.
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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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Screenful Oy
  • Burndown charts.
  • Milestone completion.
  • Team task allocation and man hours spent.
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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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Screenful Oy
  • I feel there is room for improvement when it comes to supporting guides, knowledge centers.
  • Also, customer support options might a good resource to have.
  • I have always liked tools that show what similar teams are doing to use the tool. Like a case study. I did not find that here.
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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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Screenful Oy
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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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Screenful Oy
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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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Screenful Oy
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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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Screenful Oy
Screenful has a clear advantage over Tableau because it is much easier to integrate with Jira and GitHub. Screenful gives powerful ready-made project planning visualisations that would be difficult to build from Tableau. Screenful is also much better than Geckoboard in terms of integration with Jira and GitHub as well as better project planning visualisations.
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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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Screenful Oy
  • In terms of ROI and value there has been a positive impact for sure.
  • In terms of product updates and new integrations, I feel there is room for improvement.
  • It gets the basic features and APIs right which I love.
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ScreenShots

Screenful Screenshots

Screenshot of Release forecast screen, among several other dashboards