Microsoft BI Vs Salient (Aug 2020)

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / Aug 11, 2020

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Looking for the right Business Intelligence solution for your business? buyers like you are primarily concerned about the real total implementation cost (TCO), full list of features, vendor reliability, user reviews, pros and cons. in this article we compare between the 2 software products:

Vendor comparison

Microsoft: Microsoft Corporation is an American corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a wide range of products and services related to computing. The company was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975. Microsoft is the world's largest software maker measured by revenues.

Salient Software, Inc: Salient provides IT solutions that empower businesses to measure and manage their performance. With our software, you can collect, organize and analyze data to drive performance improvements by better aligning goals with metrics, increasing your operational efficiency and becoming more comfortable with the integrity of your numbers. Founded in 1997, Salient Software, Inc. is a Houston 100 firm dedicated to creating Business Intelligence and Performance Management Solutions. We specialize in the Oil and Gas Midstream, Retail and Home Building industries.

Pricing/cost comparison

The real cost of Business Intelligence software includes the software license, subscription fees, software training cost, customization cost, required hardware, and the cost of maintenance & support and other related services. It's critical that you account for all of these costs to gain an understanding of the system's "total cost of ownership". We prepared a total cost calculator for Microsoft BI TCO and Salient total cost to help with the total cost of ownership calculation.

Microsoft BI price Starting from $20 per user/month , on a scale between 1 to 10 Microsoft BI is rated 4, which is lower than the average cost of Business Intelligence software. Salient price Starting from $60 per license , when comparing Salient to their competitors, the software is rated 2 - much lower than the average Business Intelligence software cost.

Bottom line: Microsoft BI is more expensive than Salient.

Features and functionality

As with any business software solutions, it’s important to consider the features & functionality. The tool should support the processes, workflows, reports and needs that matter to your team. To help you evaluate this, we've compared Microsoft BI Vs. Salient based on some of the most important and required Business Intelligence features.
Microsoft BI: Automatic Scheduled Reporting, Customizable Features, Dashboarding, Graphic Benchmark, OLAP, Custom User Interface, ..
Salient list of features include the following: Data Import/Export, Basic Reports, Online Customer Support, .

Target customer size

Microsoft BI is perfect for midsize and large enterprises but can be used by small companies too. and Salient's target customer size include: Small business, Medium business, Large business.

Microsoft BI

ITQlick rating
(3.7/5)

Starting from $20 per user/month

Microsoft BI is a business intelligence solution that can help users to analyze data in an efficient way. The software is based on SQL server platform and can provide relevant reports without requiring any expe...

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Categories: BI & Analytics, Data Warehousing, Document Management.

Salient

ITQlick rating
(3.9/5)

Starting from $60 per license

Salient Software is a cloud-based performance management and business analytics software designed for midstream organizations. It features midstream KPIs, BI Accelerators and MLP reporting packages and more.

Categories: Business Intelligence, Business performance management, Dashboards & KPIs.

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Microsoft BI Specifications

Name: Microsoft BI
Score: 176/100
Company: Microsoft
Address Microsoft Corporation, 157th Avenue Northeast, Redmond, WA
Pricing: Starting from $20 per user/month
Website:Visit Microsoft BI website
Platforms: Desktop, Cloud

Salient Specifications

Name: Salient
Score: 180/100
Company: Salient Software, Inc
Address Houston, TX
Pricing: Starting from $60 per license
Website:Visit Salient website
Platforms: Desktop, Cloud

Compare features

Microsoft BI: 6 Features

Automatic Scheduled Reporting
Customizable Features
Dashboarding
Graphic Benchmark
OLAP
Custom User Interface

Salient: 3 Features

Data Import/Export
Basic Reports
Online Customer Support
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100, the calculation is based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing score pricing Score is a 1 to 10 (10 is high cost), based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
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Microsoft
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick Score
88/100
Pricing score Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
5.2/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$20 per user/month
Functionality score
9
Software review
Salient
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick Score
90/100
Pricing score Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
3.8/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$60 per license
Functionality score
6
Software review
QlikView
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick Score
95/100
Pricing score Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
3/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$15 per user/month
Functionality score
15
Software review
SuiteAnalytics
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick Score
94/100
Pricing score Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
3/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$499 per month
Functionality score
10
Software review
Sisense
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick Score
94/100
Pricing score Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
4/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
Pricing not available
Functionality score
35
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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.