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Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Business Intelligence Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 27 2018

What is most valuable?

I think the ease of use in the user interface is the best part of it. The ability to customize some of my streams with R and Python has been very useful to me, I've automated a few things with that. We don't use SPSS Modeler for governance or... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The benefits are that this product makes us a more efficient sales staff. We're reducing the inefficiencies in the buying patterns of our customers, by calling them when we know they're ready to order, instead of waiting for them to call us.... more»

What needs improvement?

Like I said, I'm really excited about the enhanced visualization that I know is coming down the pipeline. That, to me, has always been the biggest flaw in using this. It's very difficult to get good visualization. I think mapping for... more»
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
IT Specialist at a government with 51-200 employees
Mar 22 2018

What is most valuable?

All the statistical models that you are able to access. We have integration where you can write third-party apps. This sort of feature opens it up to being able to do anything you want. It gives you a GUI interface, which is a lot more... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has provided us a lot of small wins that we could bring to our leadership and it has given them confidence with what we were doing in regards to analytics. We have used this to help us pursue bigger, better products, such as IBM PureData.... more»

What needs improvement?

The platform that you can deploy it on needs improvement because I think it is Windows only. I do not think it can run off a Red Hat, like the server products. I am pretty sure it is Windows and AIX only. Every company is looking at solutions... more»
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Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Devops Engineer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 27 2018

What is most valuable?

On the selfish side, possibly advancing my career. But, really, I would say the big thing is being able to utilize some data streams that we haven't tapped into, or maybe not successfully, and being able to produce something that's... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It hasn't yet, it's still under PoC. What I can say is that, of all the directors and senior managers, senior directors, and SVPs that have seen the MVP, they've been quite surprised and very positive about what it's been able to produce.

What needs improvement?

I haven't played with it in depth enough really to answer this so much. The scheduling is always tricky when you're trying to get a big group together. People are people, so unless you can improve the people, we're talking process, so...
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Director of Engineering at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 20 2018

What is most valuable?

* The ability to quickly prototype. * The integration into all the existing environments. * The ability to not have to manage a lot of code.

How has it helped my organization?

We are creating models and putting them into production much faster than we would if we had gone with a strictly, code-based solution, like R or Python. In the time it takes to write the code to build one model, I am building three models... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like better integration into the Weather Company solution. I have raised a couple of concerns about this integration and having more time series capabilities.
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Knime
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Real User
Partner, Turkey and The Netherlands at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
Dec 23 2017

What is most valuable?

* Easy ETL operations * Rich algorithm set * Integrated with other languages like R, Python, and Java. * Works together with other technologies like DeepLearning4j, H2O.ai, D3.js, and Weka. * Ease of use and being a performant solution. *... more»

How has it helped my organization?

My organization's field of activity is to develop business applications for niche areas. Almost three years ago, we decided to extend our solutions with advanced analytics. KNIME let us start easy and fast into the Advanced Analytics area. We... more»

What needs improvement?

I mentioned about the distributed architecture in my previous answer, but they did with version 3.5. This time maybe I could add the integration with graph databases like Neo4j.
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
President at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Mar 27 2018

What is most valuable?

The ability to easily pull together lots of different pieces of information and drill down in a smarter way than has been possible with other analytics tools. Watson is all based on a set of AI and deep learning, machine-learning... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We're still in the exploratory stages. We're a business partner for IBM's customers, so we're wrapping our hands around it to be able to explain it and show the value to customers. We haven't been able to really take this to market much with... more»

What needs improvement?

Much of IBM operates this way, where they have sets of tools that are in the middleware space, and it becomes the customer's responsibility or the business partner's responsibility to develop full solutions that take advantage of that... more»
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 28 2018

What is most valuable?

Valuable features are the aggregation mode, that's one of the tool sets. And then, training the models, it can also be utilized for that.

How has it helped my organization?

Implementing the solution really helped with manual labor, it takes care of a lot of FT work. For example, you could have 30 or 40 physical inspectors doing fraud detection, versus using this to get there, to take care of it.

What needs improvement?

I would say, give some kind of a community edition, a free edition. A lot of companies do, even Amazon gives you some kind of trial and error opportunities. If they could provide something like that, it would be good.
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Dealer Analytics Product & Services Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 26 2018

What is most valuable?

I don't use it for governance and security issues or for visual modeling. For data visualization we use ThoughtSpot, Tableau, Power BI. In terms of the graphic capability, those are existing platforms that have a larger user base, so it's unlikely that we'll use Modeler exclusively for data visualization.

What needs improvement?

I really can't think of anything off the top of my head because I feel like I'm under utilizing it as it is, because we're doing specific things. Two or three years ago, I would've said R and Python integration, but they've done that.
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Real User
Quantitative Researcher at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Sep 29 2017

What is most valuable?

Extremely easy to use, it offers a generous selection of proprietary machine learning algorithms with advanced tuning capabilities and integration with Python.

How has it helped my organization?

Customer related tasks, such as: lifetime value, acquisition, retention, cross-sell and up-sell, segmentation. Fraud detection, recommender systems, sentiment analysis, and many more.

What needs improvement?

It would be beneficial if the tool would include more well-known machine learning algorithms. However, IBM already started to include several of these algorithms by implementing Python code. Plus, each user is capable of implementing his/her... more»
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Vp, Data And Analytics at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 27 2018

What is most valuable?

We are big-time into data analytics. AI is another area which we want to start looking at. Digital banking is important. We are looking more into digital banking and we are trying to put some features in there. I think the trend is more on... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Our go-live process has changed compared to the previously programmatic code based process. It’s not just the time to go-live but it’s also the process itself; the improvement in terms of performance, and maintenance is also important. I... more»

What needs improvement?

New features are always welcome, but I’m not the core person. A separate team can comment on this, but not me.
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Real User
Head of Commercialization at Woodside Energy
Mar 27 2018

What is most valuable?

I'm a user more than I am a developer, but for us it's the ability to ingest and then retrieve information from a range of separate sources; the ability to dissect questions in context and actually answer them. Then separately, the ability... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Previously we'd have a set of health and safety analysts who would be the key focal points for doing work to understand health and safety risks; so a very small number of people. But, of course, health and safety is a challenge for everybody,... more»

What needs improvement?

WEX is more a platform, I believe, than it is the application. I could talk about what I'm looking for in the application. We've done visualizations and we can do basic analysis with the system as it stands. Where we're looking to take it is... more»
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Analyst at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
Mar 20 2018

What is most valuable?

It handles large data better than the previous system that we were using, which was basically Excel and Access. We serve upwards of 300,000 parts over a 150 regions and we need to crunch a lot of numbers.

How has it helped my organization?

This is a new installation for us. We have not implemented it fully. It is going live now. Therefore, the impacts have yet to be determined. We are anticipating a more streamlined process.

What needs improvement?

The speed of the system could be improved, but I think that will be fixed once we get our data in line. I do not what additional features that I would like to see in the next release as I am still learning the features in this release!
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Real User
Founding Partner at Altdata Analytics
Jan 16 2018

What is most valuable?

* Automated data preparation, cleansing, and imputation of missing data. * Some basic form of feature engineering for classification models, automated binning, etc. This really quickens the model development process. * Automated modelling,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

* Pretty much the automated modeling process helps us to get going so quickly. * A lot of jobs that are stuck in Excel due to the huge numbers of rows are tackled pretty quickly.

What needs improvement?

* Formula writing is not straightforward for an Excel user. Totally new set of functions, and it takes time to learn and teach. * Automating procedures: Writing macros is not easy and difficult to learn. * It is not integrated with Qlik,... more»
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Real User
Modeling Analyst, Advanced Analytics - Decision Management at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
Oct 03 2017

What is most valuable?

Well, actually, in terms of the technique that we use, and also the implementation, I prefer to use SPSS Clementine right now. It can cover a big amount of data, instead of just basic SPSS where you have limitations, how many observations you... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Similar to other tools, we can identify the pattern of the customers and we can differentiate between which customers we should target, which customer we should not target, and do some basic analysis. I think that's the thing that helps our... more»

What needs improvement?

Perhaps in terms of visualization. It's not really easy to do some data visualization, just simple, descriptive analysis in SPSS. I think that could be an area for improvement. Also, right now we're handling more and more data. Maybe, in the... more»
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Knime
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Real User
Solution Integrator at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 19 2018

What is most valuable?

Most important, it is open-source. Next is the ETL which helps me to collect, reformat, and load the data from multiple sources into one destination, a storage database.

How has it helped my organization?

It very much helps me to do my job while supporting my organization's delivery of service to our client.

What needs improvement?

I would like it to have data visualitation capabilities. Today I'm still creating my own data visualtions tools to present my reports. In my environment, I need to access a lot of servers with different characteristics and access methods.... more»
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Chief Data Scientist & Principal Consultant, StatLabs® at Facts n Data™ at a consultancy
Aug 23 2017

What is most valuable?

It enables statistical modeling of data using Base SAS (another product from the same vendor) as the backbone. One can create visual models to see the steps involved in modelling of data.

How has it helped my organization?

Using Base SAS, one can do statistical analysis of data. However, Base SAS is completely code driven (doesn't have any GUI). This is a big limitation as statisticians, often, are not so good at programming. SAS Enterprise Miner extends GUI... more»

What needs improvement?

The product is still not as intuitive as one would like it to be. For example, a competing product, IBM SPSS Modeler is nearly completely GUI driven, while SAS Enterprise Miner lacks some features. Plus it is prohibitively expensive and is... more»
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Clinical Assistant Professor
Nov 16 2017

What is most valuable?

What I like is that when you are trying to use a particular algorithm, it actually has the algorithm name. For example, there is actually a node for a C5 decision tree, whereas with other software you get a generic decision tree and you don't... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It is just a lot faster. So you do not have to write a bunch of code, you can throw that stuff on there pretty quickly and do prototyping quickly.

What needs improvement?

I am really happy with it right now, which is why I still use it. I think it is just fine the way that it is, but again, I'm not really using it to deploy real solutions. It is just for prototyping and academic kind of stuff.
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Real User
Program Manager - Enterprise Command Center at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Jan 08 2018

What is most valuable?

Log Analytics (LA) allows a user to see patterns of behavior and isolate issues quickly, without the need to manually access individual systems and parse logs manually. Similar to other Log Analysis engines, Tivoli's LA tool also allows for... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The IBM monitoring software products (Tivoli) are not easy to instrument and require many separate pieces of the total framework to be operationally functional and useable. That said, adding LA on top of a well deployed & working Tivoli... more»

What needs improvement?

The visual presentation layer of LA is less than cutting edge, but we are lucky to have early access to a Kibana add-on that will give us some more attractive and flexible views. The indexing engine (proprietary build of LogStash) is well...... more»
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Knime
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Real User
Business Analyst at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Mar 19 2018

What is most valuable?

I know I don't use it to its full capacity, but I love the Rule Engine feature. It has allowed me to create lookup tables on the fly and break down text fields into quantifiable data.

How has it helped my organization?

I had been doing this via a mix of Excel macros and some things by hand. Even with the macros, it would take me 30-plus minutes every week, and even that was just for the raw data to get to pivot tables. If I wanted additional calculations... more»

What needs improvement?

I'd like something that would make it easier to connect/parse websites, although I will fully admit that I'm not as proficient in KNIME as I would like to be, so it could be I'm just missing something.
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 27 2018

What do you think of IBM Watson Explorer?

Primary Use Case I'm working on development of an application with a bank, Banco Bradesco, and they use it to integrate with Watson. It's a new technology for the bank and they continue learning technical and other skills for this technology, to apply this app in the future, to integrate with other technologies in the bank as well. • Improvements to My Organization The new feature of the application is voice commands, and last week the bank began marketing to educate, to talk to people about voice commands in the app; that it is a new feature in the bank's apps. • Valuable Features Today, integration of voice commands is the focus of development. • Room for Improvement In the next three months, Bradesco will start to working with the AIX operating system. Today it is...
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