Salient Vs Microsoft BI (Aug 2020)

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / Aug 11, 2020

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Salient

ITQlick rating
(3.9/5)

starts at $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.

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.

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Salient: 3 Features

Data Import/Export
Basic Reports
Online Customer Support

Microsoft BI: 6 Features

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

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

Microsoft BI is more expensive to implement (TCO - Total Cost of Ownership) than Salient, Salient is rated higher (90/100) than Microsoft BI (88/100). Microsoft BI offers more features (6) to their users than Salient (3).

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 Salient Software, Inc compares with Microsoft?

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 1...

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.

Who's more expensive? Salient or Microsoft BI?

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 Salient and Microsoft BI.

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

Bottom line:Microsoft BI is more expensive than Salient.

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 Salient Vs. Microsoft BI based on some of the most important and required Business Intelligence features. Salient: Data Import/Export, Basic Reports, Online Customer Support. Microsoft BI: Automatic Scheduled Reporting, Customizable Features, Dashboarding, Graphic Benchmark, OLAP.

Target customer size

Salient's typical customers include: Small, medium and large size businesses, Microsoft BI is perfect for midsize and large enterprises but can be used by small companies too.

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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Salient
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
90/100
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
3.8/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$60 per license
Functionality
6
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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
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
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
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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.