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What BI tool do you use? How much do you pay for it?

Pricing for popular BI tools like Tableau and Power BI can get very confusing. Would be great to understand your usage and how you charge your end user to account if you provide analytics using one of these tools?

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tallewe46's avatar
3 months ago

metabase on render.com for $15/month - https://render.com/docs/deploy-metabase

8 points
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@anuraggoel (replying to @tallewe46 )
3 months ago

Render founder here. Glad to see this this template is helpful, and we'll add a single click Deploy To Render button to our docs soon.

3 points
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@mike_seekwell (replying to @tallewe46 )
3 months ago

as an alternative to a separate BI platform to manage and your team to learn, we built SeekWell (http://seekwell.io/). It lets you add SQL to the apps your team already hangs out in (e.g. Google Sheets, Slack, email, etc.). As an example, you can query a SQL database (e.g. Postgres, MySQL, Snowflake, etc.) and send the results to a dashboard in Sheets every hour and a summary message to Slack.

2 points
dani_yarrr's avatar
3 months ago

Metabase. $0 for software, a tiny instance to run it on

6 points
Suraj757's avatar
3 months ago

We use Looker and Amplitude. Probably paying $4-5k per month for each.

5 points
dbtocapiche's avatar
3 months ago

Currently Databox. We pay $219/mo for it.

5 points
andrewsh777's avatar
3 months ago

Microsoft Power BI. It is a very powerful tool and has the ability to pull in data sources from commonly used SaaS providers like ServiceNow and SalesForce. In regards to how much it costs, we have it wrapped into our Enterprise Agreement which makes the cost difficult to break apart.

5 points
raguk2sathguru's avatar
3 months ago

It is good to have an embedded one. Most BI lack to provide "immediate connection" to data. Meaning that you can't see data when you see the analytics, in case you want to see data for some reason. Always good to look at embedded analytics so that you have the chance to see data as well, without needing to go out of BI

4 points
benbartling22's avatar
3 months ago

I’ve used Amplitude for a few companies now, and it’s always delivered value. The free tier is really powerful. I believe jumping to the paid tier starts somewhere around $1-2k.

4 points
clickio's avatar
3 months ago

We're using PowerBI on shared instances(that is: non-dedicated), and its part of a 34,40 EUR monthly Office 365 E5 subscription.

3 points
benjaminryej's avatar
3 months ago

Amplitude. Still using free tier. It's great - I've used sql/python/tableau in the past and prefer how easy amplitude is to use.

3 points
vctrd's avatar
3 months ago

Power BI works great, with a lot of integration for $10 a month

But I mostly use google data studio more limited but free

1 point
thedatadavis's avatar
3 months ago

After evaluating some of the modern cloud platforms (think: Chartio, Mode), some newer lightweight platforms (Redash, Cluvio), and a couple of the enterprise-grade solutions liked Looker, I actually decided on Holistics as it fit right in the Goldilocks zone for us in terms of price and functionality.

We’re paying <$400 per month for a combination of 10 analyst (can write SQL), explorer (can build using their report GUI), and viewer accounts.

1 point
ezramechaber's avatar
3 months ago

Our stack is pretty well built-out at this point—

Segment tracks everything that happens on our site and sends it to a data warehouse. We poke into that data using Metabase and now Periscope/Sisense. Metabase's editor is a little frustrating on the SQL side, but they get so much right for free, it's really amazing.

When we want to look at specific kinds of behaviors or actions, Amplitude as others have said. It doesn't do sums or totals or projections quite like a full-service BI tool but we absolutely love it.

0 points
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