Reclaim Hours Of Reporting With The Easiest Power BI Alternative

No more grappling with complex setups and manual processes. With Databox, creating impactful reports becomes a matter of minutes. Experience the convenience of an intuitive interface and harness a range of ready-to-use metrics to streamline your insights. Save your team hours of work and drive better outcomes with the ultimate Power BI alternative.

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3 Reasons to Choose Databox as Your Power BI Alternative

Intuitive and Easy to Set Up

Databox takes the hassle out of data analysis. Our platform boasts a user-friendly interface that simplifies the process of building dashboards and collaborating on key metrics. With pre-built templates and a drag-and-drop interface, you’ll be up and running in no time – even if you’re not tech-savvy.

Comprehensive Metric Library

Skip the groundwork. With Databox, you get access to an extensive library of predefined metrics so you can instantly visualize your performance. But that’s not all – search for any metric and get detailed resources, best practices, benchmarks, and actionable strategies to help you improve your results.

Integrations in Databox

Seamless Integrations with Popular Tools

Streamline your workflow with Databox’s native integrations. Connect to 120+ platforms across departments like sales, marketing, finance, and more – with just one click. If the integration you need is not available, no worries! With custom integrations like Google Sheets, SQL databases, and the Rest API, you can sync any data to your account.

Databox vs Power BI at a Glance

Power BI offers two distinct products – Desktop and Services (SaaS offering). In our comparison, we’ll explore the top 6 features to see how Databox stacks up against Power BI Services for internal reporting.


Easy to create, customize, and share dashboards

Creating dashboards in Databox is easy. You can choose to use any of our 140+ dashboard templates or build a custom dashboard from scratch. With a drag-and-drop interface, you can easily add, resize, and remove metrics to create personalized dashboards in minutes. Whether you want to share your dashboards internally with team members or externally with clients, Databox offers a variety of sharing options for you to pick from. Our sharing features include shareable links, stream to the TV, automated sends, and dashboard embeds.

Difficult to access and create dashboards

Dashboards are only available in Power BI Services. Users can create dashboards by pinning the visualizations from a Report to a new dashboard. This means users need first to prepare the data and individual visualizations. While the dashboard editor is straightforward, customization requires some technical skills. Power BI does not offer pre-designed dashboard templates, which means users need to build dashboards from scratch.


4,000+ pre-defined Metrics and user-friendly Metric Tools

Databox offers over 4,000 pre-defined metrics that you can instantly leverage in your Reports and Dashboards. With Databox’s Metric Tools, you can go a step further and create new custom and calculated metrics to track the KPIs that matter most to your business. The best part is, no coding is required to get the insights you need.

No pre-defined metrics available and a complex metric builder

Power BI does not offer predefined metrics. Users have to build the metrics they need from the connected data sources. While users have the ability to create custom and calculated metrics, it requires advanced technical skills and a good understanding of Excel functions.


120+ integrations, Google Sheets, SQL databases, and more options to cover your data needs!

Easily connect your data to Databox using any of the 70+ one-click integrations. Go beyond what’s natively available with 1-click custom API integrations or integrate almost any platform to Databox using a SQL database, Google Sheets, and third party integrations. Or push data to Databox using the Rest API.

No built-in connectors with popular marketing tool

Power BI data sources are categorized into databases, Power Platform, Azure, Online services, and more. While it offers a wide range of data sources, it does not provide built-in connectors with popular marketing tools like Facebook, Google Ads, HubSpot, and more. To connect these tools, users rely on third-party connectors.

Goals and notifications

Goals, Alerts, Scorecards, Metrics Digest, Slack Notifications, and more

Proactively monitor your performance with Databox’s built-in notification system. Set targets and track progress with Goals, stay updated on top metrics with Scorecards, receive tailored notifications with Alerts, and gain detailed metric updates with the Metric Digest. The best part? Your notifications will be delivered where it matters most to you – Slack, email, push notification, and more.

Basic goal tracking, Alerts, and Scorecards

While Goals can be set up in Power BI, users are unable to visualize them on a chart. Scorecards and Alerts can be set up to monitor both metrics and goals.


Create presentation-style reports and automate your processes with ease

Creating monthly or weekly reports is easy. You can choose to either use a Report template or create one from scratch using the different slide types (text, image, Data Stories, side-by-side, and dashboard). Using Report Automation, you can then schedule your Reports to automatically export your data daily, weekly, monthly, or quarterly – without sacrificing quality!

Interactive reports but demands a significant time investment

In Power BI reports are very interactive. Users can interact with the data using filters and elements within the visualization. But, building reports can be time-consuming. Each visualization needs to be built from scratch. While Reports can be customized to fit a user’s needs, these advanced features might be challenging to use for non-technical users.

AI Features

Predict the future with Metric forecasts and more

Predict future performance and create more realistic goals and strategies with Forecasts. But that’s not all! We’re constantly innovating and releasing more advanced features like Generative AI, Anomaly Detection, Advanced Benchmarks, and Metric Correlations.

No AI features available

Forecasts are only available in Power BI Desktop.

There are no AI features in Power BI Services.

Don’t Just Take Our Word for it

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    Power BI: 8.2

  • Ease of setup

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    Power BI: 8.5

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    Power BI: 8.2

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    Power BI: 8.8

  • Quality of support

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    Power BI: 8.3

What Makes Databox so Great?

Okay, we’ll be honest – we might be a bit biased. But, it’s our customers’ voices that truly matter. Check out what they have to say about why Databox is their go-to choice!

4.8 out of 5 stars

“There are so many things I love about Databox. First, it’s very intuitive. You don’t need to be a data expert. You can integrate data seamlessly from different resources. I have tried Power BI, Tableau, Google Data Studio. And I prefer Databox.”

“The guys at Databox go above and beyond to make their product work for you. Also, a very adaptable solution allows you to report on almost anything you want as it has so many data sources. They also keep adding new functionalities with Reports and Benchmarks recently added. These features will undoubtedly go on to be very, very useful.”

Make the Right Choice

Databox and Power BI are both great business intelligence platforms, but the final decision should be influenced by the specific needs and preferences of your internal teams.

Databox will be the perfect tool for you if…

  • You are looking for an analytics solution that combines simplicity with robust capabilities.
  • You need a solution that seamlessly integrates with popular marketing platforms.
  • You want to standardize and automate your reporting process.
  • You value having access to live chat support when you have any questions or need help.
  • You want to streamline your reporting process by automating your reports and dashboards.

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