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Tableau
Lunik Kanungo
Real User
Assistant Vice President - BICC - Development at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 03 2018

What is most valuable?

It's the ease of use, the quick deployment from developing it and then moving it on to our servers. It's much faster than our Cognos deployment.... more»

How has it helped my organization?

In the long run, things should be faster to deployment, to production, than they used to be before. It's the speed of getting results, based on... more»

What needs improvement?

I think they have just come out with a tool called Prep, which we just heard about today. It was something that was missing, a little data... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

The switch was driven by the end-user level. We discovered that people were actually getting the self-service tool without us really being aware... more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice would be that you should consider Tableau. Certainly, for visualization-type projects, it would definitely be one of the products to... more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Director Of Business Intelligence at Enlivant
Jan 11 2017

What is most valuable?

This is an enterprise analytics platform that allows you to do both analytical and real-time reporting. It has a large fleet of products within... more»

How has it helped my organization?

This solution is a self-service BI. It makes it much faster for the business. The tool helps the organization by not having to maintain the... more»

What needs improvement?

The tool has everything I need right now, including mobile, geo-spatial, and data visualization. I would like to see better licensing in terms... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

When I started at this organization, we had a Microsoft BI stack and a SAP BI stack in place. Both of them used the dashboard capabilities and... more»

What other advice do I have?

If your requirements are for an enterprise reporting platform, Oracle would be able to satisfy your needs. From an analytical standpoint as... more»
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MicroStrategy
Jane Gabriel
Real User
Retail Solutions Manager at a software R&D company with 501-1,000 employees
Mar 26 2017

What is most valuable?

* Ad-hoc capability is critical to our customers * They depend on the ability to take a standard set of data and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Our customers and their users have used our product to: * Find theft * Reduce product waste * Increase profits * Make... more»

What needs improvement?

There are a number of different applications bundled together and delivered under an umbrella product. It needs to be... more»

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

I don’t typically advise others regarding the pricing. We tend to serve lower user count customers so they are not... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

I am not aware of any previous solutions.

What other advice do I have?

* Take advantage of their training which they often offer to prospects. It will allow you to use the solution to your... more»
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Information Builders
Anonymous User
Real User
User
Nov 09 2018

What is most valuable?

The features that I have found the most helpful is the WebFOCUS portal and InfoAssist. The portal allows users to... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Information Builders allows decision makers to harness the power of data to make strategic decisions that will advance... more»

What needs improvement?

The service levels are remarkable. The products are great as well. Information Builders should create a way to create... more»

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

The cost is reasonable, the initial setup can be complicated, so FastTrack is suggested.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We have used Cognos which can be complicated for casual users.

What other advice do I have?

Anonymous User
Real User
Consultant (Analytics + Information management) at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Mar 08 2017

What is most valuable?

* The advanced settings in the dialog box for visualization options are comprehensive and easy to use. * The filters... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has improved internal audits in customers that implemented the enterprise server by increasing the size and scope of... more»

What needs improvement?

Some visualizations that were customized did not display well when published to the web server. I suspect it had more... more»

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

We can't offer any advice on this issue.

Which solutions did we use previously?

Other customers implemented IBM Cognos, SAP Business Objects, or Tableau.

What other advice do I have?

Consider how this fits within enterprise data governance. There are no real savings on time spent preparing data for... more»

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