Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued) vs. Watershed LRS

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
Watershed LRS
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Watershed LRS is a learning management software solution built to help employers identify skills and competencies.
$400
per month
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Essentials
$400+
per month
Analyst
$800+
per month
CLO
$3,900+
per month
Enterprise
TBD
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)Watershed LRS
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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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
Watershed LRS
9.3
1 Ratings
13% above category average
Pixel Perfect reports9.010 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Customizable dashboards8.011 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates10.08 Ratings10.01 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
Watershed LRS
9.3
1 Ratings
14% above category average
Drill-down analysis9.011 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Formatting capabilities9.011 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages10.06 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration10.011 Ratings9.01 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
Watershed LRS
8.8
1 Ratings
5% above category average
Publish to Web10.011 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Publish to PDF10.010 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Report Versioning9.06 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling9.64 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers8.73 Ratings9.01 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
Watershed LRS
9.3
1 Ratings
15% above category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)10.010 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization10.011 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Predictive Analytics10.08 Ratings10.01 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
Watershed LRS
8.3
1 Ratings
3% below category average
Multi-User Support (named login)10.010 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model9.08 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)10.09 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)10.05 Ratings10.01 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
Watershed LRS
9.0
1 Ratings
12% above category average
Responsive Design for Web Access10.010 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Mobile Application9.09 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile10.09 Ratings9.01 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
Watershed LRS
9.0
1 Ratings
13% above category average
REST API9.02 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Javascript API8.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
iFrames8.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Java API8.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)7.02 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)7.02 Ratings8.01 Ratings
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Score 9.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)Watershed LRS
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(15 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.2
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Power BI For Office 365 (discontinued)Watershed LRS
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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Watershed Systems, Inc
Watershed is a great platform that helps you to understand the overall impact of learning programs on your business and where the improvements are needed.
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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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Watershed Systems, Inc
  • Amazing Data Quality Control.
  • Master Data Management is very helpful.
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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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Watershed Systems, Inc
  • Scheduling performance can be improved.
  • Price is little bit high.
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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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Watershed Systems, Inc
No answers on this topic
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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Watershed Systems, Inc
It has all the features that we were trying to get from any other software for our business problems.
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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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Watershed Systems, Inc
Every time we got the proper support from Watershed.
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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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Watershed Systems, Inc
No answers on this topic
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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Watershed Systems, Inc
  • Nice Reporting & Statistics.
  • KPI Monitoring and Visual analytics.
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ScreenShots

Watershed LRS Screenshots

Screenshot of Identify & Eliminate Scrap Learning: Stop wasting time and money on learning that isn’t used or applied on the job.Screenshot of Demonstrate Improvements: Show knowledge acquisition and performance improvements to ensure training effectiveness.Screenshot of Compare Groups & Cohorts: Break out results across your organizational hierarchy to identify patterns in learning performance.Screenshot of Correlate Training with Performance Outcomes: Find out if increased and/or improved training is indeed correlated with higher performance.Screenshot of Find Common Search Terms & Popular Topics: Find the topics people want to learn about to ensure you’re providing the most relevant and comprehensive resources.