Cloverleaf vs Power BI

A tool is just a tool, but in the hands of a true craftsman, works of art can be made. So is the case with the Cloverleaf Analytics solution. There are many BI tools on the market, but they are only tools.

The Cloverleaf Analytics solution is different. Cloverleaf is based on state-of-the-art BI tooling, and with the guidance of the Cloverleaf Analytics insurance data architects and data analysts, we have created an elegant and comprehensive BI and Analytics solution for the P&C insurance industry.

A tool does nothing by itself, but the advanced tooling combined with a tailored industry standard data model, 150 insurance specific reports, dashboards, workbenches and modeling, a complete solution for insurance analysis provides so much more to jump start your information analysis.

Cloverleaf Analytics vs Microsoft Power BI

image of cloverleaf-vs-power-BI desktop computersCloverleaf’s core tooling provides more base functionality than other market tools such as Microsoft’s Power BI, Tableau, and Looker and adds so much more power. In fact, in a direct comparison of Cloverleaf’s tooling to that of Microsoft’s Power BI, Cloverleaf’s solution is superior.

Data Engine & Scalability

Cloverleaf

Multiple mix-and-match, “open” engines

Stronger support for unstructured

Strong list of connectors

Ingestion or direct querying, without limitations

Prebuilt insurance core software connectors

Best-in-class support for MS OLAP and Tabular

Power BI

Multiple, mix-and match engines

Weak support for unstructured and Big Data sources

Large list of connectors

Ingestion is preferred, limited direct querying

No prebuilt connectors, programming required

Good support for MS OLAP and Tabular

Visualizations & Analytics

Cloverleaf

Simple things are easy

Time to basics = fast

Point-and-click advanced insurance analytics, no coding required

Deep business logic tools and designers, including insurance KPIs

38 core visualizations, numerous advanced visuals

Simple and integrated custom visual options

Power BI

Simple things are easy

Time to basics = very fast

Advanced analytics limited to R or DAX scripts

Missing key business logic tools and designers, no insurance KPIs

18 core visualizations, limited advanced visuals

Complex and external custom visual options

Data Prep

Cloverleaf

Comprehensive data prep, including automation

End-user centric point-and-click ETL

Use machine learning (R, Python, SAS, Java) in data prep

‘Pulse’ remote data access to all supported SQL sources

Power BI

Basic data prep, no automation

No end-user ETL tools, requires IT-centric SSIS

Machine learning (limited to R) in discovery only

‘Gateway’ remote data access with limited SQL support

Publishing, Extensibility & Embedding

Cloverleaf

Extensive REST API framework

Modern, scalable embedding via DIV tags

End-user report publisher with pixel-perfect printing

Power BI

Weak REST API framework

Outdated, unscalable embedding via IFRAMES

No publishing or proper printing capabilities

Governance & Management

Cloverleaf

Multiple mix-and-match, “open” engines

Stronger support for unstructured

Strong list of connectors

Ingestion or direct querying, without limitations

Power BI

Multiple, mix-and match engines

Weak support for unstructured and Big Data sources

Large list of connectors

Ingestion is preferred, limited direct querying

Price

Bottom Line: Cloverleaf Analytics is the cost-effective solution