Microsoft BI Vs Sisense (Aug 2020)

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / Aug 11, 2020

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Bottom Line: Which is Better - Microsoft BI or Sisense?

Microsoft BI is more expensive to implement (TCO) than Sisense, Sisense is rated higher (94/100) than Microsoft BI (88/100). Sisense offers more features (18) to their users than Microsoft BI (6). There is a clear winner in this case and it is Sisense!

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:

How Microsoft compares with Sisense?

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.

Sisense: Sisense is an innovative business intelligence (BI) software company that is leading the way into a new era of business intelligence, reporting, dashboarding and business analytics.

Who's more expensive? Microsoft BI or Sisense?

The real total cost of ownership (TCO) of Business Intelligence software includes the software license, subscription fees, software training, customizations, hardware (if needed), maintenance & support and other related services. When calculating the TCO it's important to add all of these "hidden cost" as well. We prepared a TCO calculator for Microsoft BI and Sisense.

Microsoft BI price starts at $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. Sisense accurate pricing info is available upon request (they don't share it publicly), however , on a scale between 1 to 10 Microsoft BI is rated 4, which is lower than the average cost of Business Intelligence software.

Bottom line: Microsoft BI cost is around the same cost of Sisense.

Which software includes more/better features?

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. Sisense 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. Sisense: Contingency Billing, Customer Management, Payment Management, Ad-Hoc Analysis, Ad-Hoc Reporting.

Target customer size

Microsoft BI is perfect for midsize and large enterprises but can be used by small companies too. Sisense is ideal for medium and large organizations.

Microsoft BI

ITQlick rating
(3.7/5)

starts at $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...

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

Sisense

ITQlick rating
(4.6/5)

Sisense is a business analytics software used for business intelligence. Main functions include information collection, analysis, organization and producing reports. The users of this software have the benefit ...

Categories: Billing & Invoicing, Project Billing, BI & Analytics, Data Analysis Tools, Business Intelligence.

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Microsoft BI: 6 Features

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

Sisense: 18 Features

Contingency Billing
Customer Management
Payment Management
Ad-Hoc Analysis
Ad-Hoc Reporting
Automatic Scheduled Reporting
Customizable Dashboard
Customizable Features
Dashboarding
Forecasting & Budgeting
Graphic Benchmark
Issue Indicators
Multy Languages
OLAP
Performance Measurements
Predictive-Analysis
Profit Analysis
Trend Indicators
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
Score
88/100
Pricing 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
9
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Sisense
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
94/100
Pricing 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
35
QlikView
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
95/100
Pricing 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)
$30 per user/month
Functionality
15
SuiteAnalytics
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
94/100
Pricing 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
10
Birst
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
92/100
Pricing 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
5.6/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
Pricing not available
Functionality
43
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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.