• hauiA
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    LibreOffice Calc is pretty good. Your company can invest in a fork and it should do what you need.

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      Power BI is a different kind of beast though. Soon only available as part of Microsoft Fabric, a SaaS analysis platform. Sure, the technically inclined can use Python/R/Julia with MongoDB, a set of SQL DBs, some CI and Plotly/Dash, but that effectively requires to have some Software- and Data Engineers on staff and some dedicated machines/VMs. Power BI / Fabric is much cheaper for small to medium sized companies outside of IT.

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        Thats interesting! Thanks for elaborating.

        I have never heard of it so I cant say if there is an alternative but I‘m pretty sure being vendor locked like this is MUCH more expensive than using a more complicated bit open solution in the long term.

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          Open source enterprise solutions are pretty much non-existent, thus it’s never cheaper to go open source.

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            Feel free to show a usecase where that is the case. the actual cost and opportunity cost of a vendor lock in is quite severe.

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              I mean Power BI is an example in this thread. Or any software that requires an ISO certification. Or any industrial application like CAD. Basically any piece of software which cannot be used for a hobby doesn’t have an open source alternative. And even some hobbies don’t really have alternatives. I mean I would love to replace Fusion 360 with something open source, but FreeCAD is a joke.