Information Builders WebFOCUS Review

It gives us the ability to run reports in disconnect/passive mode.

What is most valuable?

  • Great connectivity with databases
  • Great visualization
  • Great to promote personal BI through Infor Assist +
  • Ability to run your reports in disconnect/passive mode
  • Great location and mobile intelligence.

How has it helped my organization?

It's improved the decision making process and information management.

What needs improvement?

It's too complex to setup the security features.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for one year.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

We had no issues deploying it.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have had no issues with the stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's scaled well for our needs.

How are customer service and technical support?

It's great, and very personalized.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We are retiring SAP Business Object Webi and Xcelsius, they will be replaced by IBI Web Focus.

How was the initial setup?

Security set up is a little complex, other than that is OK. We are implementing in the cloud.

What about the implementation team?

The implementation is being done together with the vendor and our BI team. This is the best approach to learn and to avoid big dependency on the vendor.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

They offer a very competitive CPU based license.

What other advice do I have?

This is a great BI product and an excellent roadmap and vision.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarit_user431892 (User)

Hi, do you have any experiences concerning SAP BW as database and connection to IBI
Thanks in advance Thomas