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Dundas BI vs. Microsoft BI
March 2020
Find out what your peers are saying about Dundas BI vs. Microsoft BI and other solutions. Updated: March 2020.
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"We have now the ability to create interactive and complex reports without the need for software developers and code."

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"Power BI is more powerful than other tools because it is new for us. Each new version has more capabilities, and we're expecting AI and ML features in the next version.""The reports are easy to create.""ou can pull reports, visualize them in real-time, and connect them to a variety of other data sources.""The most valuable features of Microsoft BI are the variety of possibilities to connect to various data sources. The visualizations are easily done, have useful rollover functions, and there are continuous updates being made to the system. You can benefit from the various improvements.""The capability to add custom visuals and create Power BI apps. You can package datasets, synchronization details, and dashboards into a single app.""It's pretty easy to set up the product.""We have a lot of servers and applications from which we want reports, and it allows us to create reports from an SQL source or some other source.""It gives us, the ability to do a lot of analysis quickly, similar to ad hoc analysis."

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"I cannot select a visualization and see what filters are connected to it."

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"The integration in Microsoft BI could improve for other solutions, such as Oracle DB and PostgresSQL. Additionally, the reporting from the databases to Microsoft BI should be in real-time and the overall performance could be better.""The only concern I have faced with Microsoft BI is the time it takes to find out an issue and rectify it.""The initial installation is difficult.""It's not really complicated, but I didn't find the things I was looking for. The ones I used to work with within Dash are more open, and there are more choices. But with Power BI, there are only limited types of plots that I can use. For example, when I wanted to put the plots in Power BI, there was no extendable space. You have a limited page where you can place a maximum of three plots in that, and you can't do more than that on a single page. You have to create a new page, a different page for that. That made it a bit annoying, and the filtering part is limited, with basic functions. If you want to make custom filtering or custom functions, you can't do that.""Its price could be better. Its licensing cost is very high.""Integration with products that are not Microsoft could be more improved.""The default parameters of the prompt could be improved by including a dynamic option.""I would like for there to be some type of user manual that shows steps on how to navigate the solution."

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  • "It is somewhere in the middle in terms of price. Licensing is quite clear."
  • "Its cost seems to be unreasonable if you have many users, but for a lesser number of users, it is reasonable. It is $10 per month. Clients easily accept this option, so they must think it is reasonable. It is quite cheap as compared to other tools, such as Tableau. One of the best things about this solution is that it has a trial version."
  • "Once the trial period for the BI service is over, the cost is approximately $10 USD per user, per month, so it's quite reasonable."
  • "The pricing is very reasonable compared to any other tool."
  • "Microsoft BI is not very cheap. A premium license costs roughly 5,000 euros a month."
  • "This product offers good value for the money."
  • "Microsoft BI is free for the personal edition, but there is also a paid-for professional version."
  • "Setup is easy, and the cost is economical. You do sometimes need to pay additional costs for third party products which "plug-in" to Microsoft BI."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The licensing model is fair and quite flexible. The same is true with the setup. You can run it on-premise or in the cloud and on Windows and Linux. We switched from Windows to Linux and were happy… more »
    Top Answer:Dundas BI really has all the features that we need to get the job done. Where it doesn't, we can still use the APIs they offer to get there. There are some minor things that would make the tool easier… more »
    Top Answer:We host Dundas BI on Linux in AWS and connect it to our SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Snowflake, and SingleStore databases. We use it embedded into our own platform. Our platform allows us to embed Dundas… more »
    Top Answer:There are many...It would rather depend what System BI architecture or Enterprise legacy you have at your end...I would recommend as follows:  1) If you have legacies of SAP, Oracle  - look for SAP… more »
    Top Answer:Power BI is an advanced visualization tool oriented to big data with a very complete set of widgets to visualize information, control users accessing information, the configuration of governance… more »
    Top Answer:Oracle OBIEE is great in allowing design and creativity per the individual needs of the organization. Dashboards are fully customizable and very user-friendly. This solution is very stable. Oracle… more »
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    Also Known As
    SSRS, SSAS, MSBI, MS Reporting Services, Power BI, Microsoft BI Tools, Microsoft Big Data, Power BI Pro, MS BI
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    Dundas BI is a powerful, flexible, end-to-end business intelligence platform that simplifies the entire analytics process and empowers its users to analyze and visualize data. The solution enables organizations to create and view interactive dashboards, reports, scorecards, and more. Dundas BI can be integrated into an existing website as part of a custom BI solution or it can be deployed as the central data portal for your organization. The solution is suitable for mid-to-large sized companies.

    Dundas BI Features

    Dundas BI has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Mobile responsive dashboards
    • Smart data display
    • Calendar support for retail and manufacturing
    • Data connectivity
    • Show/hide interaction
    • Batching data builds
    • Enhanced development workflow
    • Navigation support
    • Data regulation support
    • Optimized application performance
    • Instant application portability with docker
    • Easy SaaS support with Kubernetes
    • Natural language user input
    • Enhanced application security
    • Scheduled reports with multiple export options
    • Fully open APIs

    Dundas BI Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing Dundas BI. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Limitless customization: You can fully customize the Dundas BI platform, including its dashboards, data visualizations, interactions, scorecards, labels, etc. to meet your organization’s unique design requirements.
    • Effectively visualize and analyze data: The solution provides interactive data views that help you create pixel-perfect dashboards and reports that have interactive data visualizations so you can elevate your users’ abilities to effectively communicate data insights and drive faster decision-making.
    • Greater efficiency: Dundas BI can consolidate and store data from any source, providing seamless data delivery and a consistent user experience, which leads to greater efficiency. By having all your business intelligence, reporting, and data analytics needs in one single platform, you also save your organization a lot of time and effort.
    • Tailored data discovery process: Dundas BI adapts to all user types, allowing everyone to personalize it to suit their own needs and requirements, which helps users, data analysts, and developers to analyze their data quickly. The solution’s data discovery process also allows you to run ad-hoc queries, perform visual data analytics, and quickly create relevant and actionable content.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the Dundas BI solution.

    A Business Intelligence Consultant at Siemens Industry says, “The flexibility of the dashboard designer is great. You can control every single pixel and no matter what the user asks for we can deliver. It has a lot of out-of-the-box options that you can use to customize your dashboard. There is also the option to use their JavaScript API, however, in 99% of the cases, the built-in options are more than enough. I also love the control you have on what queries Dundas BI is generating against our databases. This allows us to create really fast dashboards even when running against millions of records.”

    James D., System Architect at Yulista, LLC mentions that the most valuable aspect of the solution is its “ability to warehouse query results. This is good because you do not have to have a data warehouse, you let Dundas warehouse the results of a query that runs long during off hours.”

    Another reviewer shares, “The built-in ETL functionality has allowed us to combine data sources without the need for a full SSIS package. This saves time and allows for a quicker time to market.”

    Microsoft BI is a business intelligence solution that turns data into insightful and useful business information that is relevant to all levels of the business.

    Microsoft BI combines familiar Microsoft tools - Office, SharePoint, and SQL server, with extra features for end-users, such as Power View and Power Pivot. This powerful product gives businesses a competitive advantage by allowing end-users to better analyze their data, collaborate and better present their data.

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    Sample Customers
    Coca Cola, Siemens, Verizon, Microsoft, Pitney Bowes, Scotiabank, Pepperidge Farm, Shutterstock, Norwegian Government, Boeing, Guess Inc., BP, Bayer
    Konica Minolta, Klout, Mahindra Satyam, The Weather Channel, Argus, Credit Suisse, NCR, and Sysmex.
    Top Industries
    Energy/Utilities Company14%
    Healthcare Company14%
    Aerospace/Defense Firm14%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Construction Company6%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Company Size
    Small Business41%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise47%
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise65%
    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise45%
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise68%
    Buyer's Guide
    Dundas BI vs. Microsoft BI
    March 2020
    Find out what your peers are saying about Dundas BI vs. Microsoft BI and other solutions. Updated: March 2020.
    620,068 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Dundas BI is ranked 7th in Data Visualization with 3 reviews while Microsoft BI is ranked 1st in BI (Business Intelligence) Tools with 187 reviews. Dundas BI is rated 10.0, while Microsoft BI is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Dundas BI writes "Flexible licensing, great reporting, and helpful support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft BI writes "A complete ecosystem with an builtin ETL tool, good integrations with python and R, and support of DAX and Power Query (M languages)". Dundas BI is most compared with Tableau, SAS Visual Analytics and Amazon QuickSight, whereas Microsoft BI is most compared with Tableau, Amazon QuickSight, MicroStrategy, SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform and Oracle OBIEE. See our Dundas BI vs. Microsoft BI report.

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