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Aditya Singh
Consultant
Programmer Analyst at Tech Services Company
Sep 19 2016

What is most valuable?

The best feature I liked is the infographics which is great and it's best unique feature. It helps developers use existing infographics from the library or they can create their own and present to end users.

How has it helped my organization?

It's quite easy to create reports in Necto using the infographics feature. Collaboration helps to share ideas with others which helps to make decisions faster.

What needs improvement?

Good community support for users and tutorials for beginners.

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

We use several BI solutions and recently evaluated Panorama Necto.

What other advice do I have?

I would definitely recommend this product to others as it provided ease of use and good reports.
Vendor
Senior Executive at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Mar 21 2016

What is most valuable?

The major strengths of this product are social business intelligence, insights and intuitive self-service.It is extremly beneficial for self-service data discovery. The customer service is good with online videos interesting and easy to… more»

How has it helped my organization?

I am a new user to this tool but still can say it is easy to use also it has exceptional error handling capability which is a new feature as compared to other tools.

What needs improvement?

1) Improvement needed for big size BI application. 2) Language support other than English needed.

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

worth for money

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

no
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Consultant
Business Analyst at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Mar 16 2016

What is most valuable?

The eye-catching infographic features enhance the visual appeal. This tool is extremely beneficial for self-service data discovery. It is very easy to use with relatively good performance. Good remainder mechanism to bound people to act and respond on any highlighted issue on time and with… more»

How has it helped my organization?

I am new to this tool but can say one thing that this is a nice tool for those who love data.

What needs improvement?

1) It should support Mac, Linux and other blackberry devices as well. 2) Dashboard should be somewhat easy to use.

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

Value for money.
Vendor
Senior Software Engineer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 11 2016

What do you think of Panorama Necto?

Valuable Features

Effective data presentation, tracking performance interactively, dynamic update of changes, collaborative working environment and mobile BI app.

Improvements to My Organization

Mobile BI app in very helpful. Very effective data presentation and collaborative environment.

Room for Improvement

Compatibility with Mac OS and Blackberry platforms. Multi language support.

Use of Solution

Less than a year

Deployment Issues

Did not encounter any issues so far.

Stability Issues

No stability issues.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Good technical support.
Vendor
Sales manager at a construction company
Jan 06 2016

What is most valuable?

Our company migrated to Panorama Necto from another tool. This solution is very easy to use and offers a huge variety of features. It helps us reach our customers and our vendors, supports different graphics templates and implements… more»

How has it helped my organization?

With Necto we have significantly reduced TCO of our CRM and have improved our communications. Also we can provide data mining and sales analysis in different forms to different departments with a quick reflection of the changes.

What needs improvement?

Panorama doesn't have big community support and many issues we refer to the technicians. This isn`t great, especially with the lack of time. Also they do not support a Linux version and we have some problems with this.

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

Panorama has very comfortable price terms.

What other advice do I have?

I recommend Necto to companies that need an effective and inexpensive sales\data analysis solution.
Consultant
Sr. Analyst at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Dec 29 2015

What is most valuable?

* More meaningful charts like Pareto chart, boxplot, range, point. * Awesome performance compared to the other BI tools in the class. * Very intuitive and interactive analytics. * Admin part is very user friendly, and creating users and groups is a bit easy task. * More than visuals, data presentation is super while other tools have few limitations here. * When you pull in data, hierarchies are… more»

How has it helped my organization?

* Easy to use for ad hoc reports and more meaningful dashboards. * Compared to other tools pricing is less. * Forecasting technique helps much.

What needs improvement?

* Scheduling and publishing is a bit complex task. * Not much online training available and also very limited support on big data and analytics side. * Also there is not much forum support for the tool.
Consultant
Senior Analyst at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Dec 20 2015

What is most valuable?

I like its infographic feature and social ribbon the most. On one side, you can generate well-illustrated, data-intensive reports using its infographic feature, and on other side, you can get all stakeholders on board to address any concern/issue with specific report. By using the reminder mechanism, you can bind people to act and respond on any highlighted issue on time and with authority.

How has it helped my organization?

I have recently started working on this tool. Being a novice to the analytic field, I feel quite comfortable with this tool even during my beginner sessions. I'd say that this tool requires less training to start off with as compared to other similar tools available in market.

What needs improvement?

* No Outlook or Lotus support. * No support for languages other than English.
Vendor
Senior Software Engineer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 20 2015

What is most valuable?

While working on Business Intelligence and searching for newly available tool, I came across Panorama Necto. This is the first business tool I have seen with a scope for personalization and while providing a great visual infographic experience and which is user friendly. There is also the provision for collaborative working where users can share, discuss, and edit on a single platform. Some… more»

How has it helped my organization?

With this tool business users can effectively present data and track performance very interactively while changes are being updated dynamically.

What needs improvement?

* This is not compatible with Mac OS and Blackberry. * No multi-language support. * Limited reporting customization abilities.
Vendor
Business Intelligence Specialist at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees
Dec 20 2015

What is most valuable?

We are a small IT company that was looking for a BI tool in order to eliminate the usage of Excel as the reporting tool in our organization. For a company having business users and decision makers in different time zones and different offices, Necto provided a great solution. The Social collaboration built in Necto helped with interactions among business users while viewing a single work board. The work boards are collaborative, dynamic and suggestive. The recommendation engine is the most interesting piece as it suggests relevant work boards based on a user's usage. The work boards are a… more»

What needs improvement?

Necto should allow support of multiple languages as this has been the major issue we have came across as we have offices in various South American countries.
Consultant
Senior Associate at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Dec 20 2015

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature I found with this tool is that it advises current trends of workboards after analyzing your data. It gives us tons of defined workboards/ charts to play around with.

How has it helped my organization?

I am part of an IT team that maintains a full-fledged data warehouse and supports our business users, particularly business managers. Previously we used to provide them reports/charts/dashboards that they demanded. But with this tool, we… more»

What needs improvement?

* There is very limited documentation available for this tool. * No support for languages other than English.

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

Definitely a cost effective option as it comes at half that price of other leading products in the BI domain.

What other advice do I have?

I would strongly recommend this tool to those who possess data but do not know how to proceed with it, i.e. what type of charts/dashboards they should generate to visualize data more effectively. You just give your data to this tool, and… more»
Consultant
Database Analyst at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Dec 20 2015

What is most valuable?

It is an easy infographic design app that requires very little effort to produce interactive dashboards in ways that make sense to the enterprise. Panorama Necto is a collaborative business intelligence tool. The most valuable and relevant data is shared within the organization to improve decision-making across the board. The tool can automate the process of analyzing information and provides a… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Panorama Necto helped us to develop beautiful and high-quality info graphics reports for top management. This Business Intelligence tool helps us find the right information source to fuel critical insight.

What needs improvement?

There are limitations for big data analysis. The team is trying to find ways to collect and analyze how marketing activity affects consumer decisions. Also, the dashboards looks a little bit complicated at first look.
Vendor
QA Engineer at a marketing services firm with 51-200 employees
Dec 18 2015

What is most valuable?

1. Auto-generated dashboards feature 2. Easy to used and highly customized info-graphics options. 3. Tool is user-friendly. 4. Error notification feature is useful. 5. Handy collaborating feature to initiate discussions with relevant users.

How has it helped my organization?

I highly recommend this tool for any business that wishes for quicker and qualitative analysis of their data. I used Panorama Necto for a regional sales dashboard and I confirm that it is one of the best data discovery BI tools I have ever used. What I extremely appreciate is that the tool is easy to use -- with a simple click, you can import data from multiple sources and build visualizations… more»

What needs improvement?

1. Limited support for big data analytics. 2. No support for a Linux environment.
Vendor
BI Analyst with 10,001+ employees
Dec 18 2015

What is most valuable?

It is impressive how easy it is to use this tool. A good example is when you want to share your dashboard with someone, you just find the person and give the permission. This tool exceeded my expectations! I have never seen before a reporting/Business Intelligence tool with so many innovative resources, like interactions with other person, share reports, save notifications, send e-mails.... It has… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It's allowed us to collaborate on self-service BI data.

What needs improvement?

Improve the community support. Solving this, they also solve the problem with too many gadgets in the dashboard. They have too many options in the graphs and when I asked the support to help me with that, they did not respond. I did not find any forums to help me with the options. I also encountered some duplicated videos on the website after that.
Vendor
Software Test Engineer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 18 2015

What is most valuable?

Data discovery and transferring the data from Excel to dashboard with just 2 clicks are astonishing. Notification for KPIs is also very good. The self-service feature is cool in creating customized… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Displaying the data on dashboard from Excel is a hectic task which involves lots of operations to be performed. This is made simple by just 2 clicks. It analyzes the data, converts them, and puts them… more»

What needs improvement?

Online tutorials on this are not available. This should be done or documentation can be improved.

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

Panorama Necto is made available to the users at a very affordable price compared to that of other BI tools.

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

We switched because of its cool feature in moving the data from Excel to dashboard with ease.

What other advice do I have?

Very good tool for the ones who are looking for ease of use and rich data visualization.
Consultant
Associate Finance Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Dec 18 2015

What is most valuable?

* I like implementing it to send reports through email. * The data discovery feature is very good and appealing. It is very easy to use. The generation of dashboards from various sources is excellent.

How has it helped my organization?

We access data from various sources. Collecting them, modifying them, and loading them altogether seems to be challenge. Now, it's become quite simple in presenting data on the dashboard. Categories… more»

What needs improvement?

I feel scheduling is not that simple. Also, publishing takes considerable effort.

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

We can get this licensed product at a very reasonable price that no BI tool will be available for.

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

The previous tool we used doesn't support the kind of graphs that we require.

What other advice do I have?

If your data sources are many and ETL consumes a lot of your time, go for Panorama Necto. With its automation, your work becomes simple.
Consultant
Programmer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Dec 18 2015

What is most valuable?

The Exception Handling feature that identifies the errors and highlights them to the user is a unique feature that cannot be found in any of the BI tools other than Panorama Necto. The collaboration… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Performance would be an issue when dealing with databases. We never faced a performance-based issue once we started working with Panorama Necto. The reports made out of its rich infographics were… more»

What needs improvement?

It becomes a big deal if the data to be handled is very large. It would be very effective if the interfaces and dashboards support large volumes of data.

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

I feel it the best BI tool you could ever get for the price offered. Don't miss a chance. Just go and grab it.

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

4.5/5

What other advice do I have?

Considering all aspects of price or features or comfort working with it, it is the best. Take a chance and try it. It's worth it.
Consultant
Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Dec 18 2015

What is most valuable?

There are many features to be mentioned -- collaboration, high infographics, high memory performance, excellent geo analytics, supports various kinds of charts charts that are not available in other… more»

How has it helped my organization?

In our organization, we use a lot of charts so we have work on different tools for different kind of charts. Various kinds of charts that serve our purposes are made available by this tool.

What needs improvement?

I think the dashboard is not that catchy for the first time. Looks a bit clumsy. I think there could be some kinds of demo videos available.

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

The cost is very affordable for one to purchase.

What other advice do I have?

I recommend this for users who want to possess an excellent tool with lots of features and within budget. Highly recommended for start-up companies and small companies.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Our company evaluated various tools of this sort and finally decided to work with this.
Consultant
Software Test Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Dec 18 2015

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features for us include the infographics that can be created by the user for visualizing the data trends. Also, we like the ease of integration from multiple data sources. It's very flexible and almost meets any of your… more»

How has it helped my organization?

For data discovery, it actually minimized the dependency on IT.

What needs improvement?

I don't think it would support data analytics if the data set is really very big. If this is improved, it would reduce the user catch-up for other advanced tools in this field.

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

The licensed version is very cost effective. The cost is really very low when compared to its competitive products.

What other advice do I have?

Definitely, it is a very good tool to use or BI people. Try it once.
Consultant
IT Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 18 2015

What is most valuable?

Necto 15 as a BI tool is outstanding. It has many features which would make life easier for people in an organization that had to deal with large volumes of data. As a real user of Necto, the… more»

How has it helped my organization?

There are couple of occasions in the recent past where Necto 15 has really saved our day. There was one such occasion when we were unable to find the cause of a decline in sales for a particular item… more»

What needs improvement?

Like every other tool, Necto 15 also has some drawbacks. As a user, following are the features which I felt should have been there: * It should have support for operating systems other than Windows. *… more»

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

If you are looking for a low-price BI tool which would give you maximum value for money, go for Panorama Necto.

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

We have been using a couple of custom-made reports before switching to BI tools with Necto.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, but since we we had very limited budget and we were looking for a tool which would give us maximum benefit within an affordable price, none of the other tools that we evaluated met the criteria.
Vendor
Datawarehouse and BI Architect at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
Nov 06 2015

What is most valuable?

I used this tool for a regional sales dashboard and I confirm that it is one of the best data discovery BI tools I have ever used. What I extremely appreciate is that the tool is easy to use, and with a simple click you can import data from multiple sources to build visualizations. It's very intuitive and very good for interactive analytics. Also, Panorama Necto has excellent in-memory… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This BI tool helps to limit the dependency on IT for data discovery in the company. It's very much a self-service BI tool.

What needs improvement?

It is only able to be installed on Windows, and they should offer a Linux-based version as well. Also, the big data technology support is also very limited. I would also appreciate it if there would be a personal edition that I can install on Windows Home Edition for my client to assess the product. The free edition is the only one that allows the client to connect to a Necto server in the cloud… more»
Consultant
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 03 2015

What is most valuable?

- It lets users analyze corporate data and create personalized dashboards - Very intuitive, and interactive analytics - Highly visual and understandable infographic format - Many applications works together in a self-service mode - You can add more user in a group for a discussions like a social media. - The interactive infographics dynamically reflect business changes - A very good tool for a… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Using its Geo Analytics feature, it is easy to find sales/revenue in a particular location, you can locate users on an interactive maps. It location-based infographics is useful and it shows automated relevant insights of all locations. It support all devices (desktop, laptop, tablet, mobile phone). Event on mobile devices it allows you to use the dashboard in the same look and fee, which is great… more»

What needs improvement?

- No Multi language reports - No information related to certification - Panorama Necto has less community support. - The dashboard looks very complicated at first look - No SQL query support - Limited support for big data analytics - No support for Linux or commodity hardware
Consultant
Sr Software Developer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Aug 25 2015

What do you think of Panorama Necto?

Valuable Features:

It's easy to use and doesn't require a lot of effort. It provides great infographics. It operates in a self-service environment. It's scalable. It is fast and easy to deploy.

Room for Improvement:

Multi-language support Availability across other platforms

Deployment Issues:

It's fast and easy to deploy.

Scalability Issues:

It's highly scalable.
Consultant
BI Team Lead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Aug 18 2015

What is most valuable?

Amazing business intelligence tool with rich info graphics, it is one of the excellent self service BI tools with impeccable collaboration features. We are currently using this tool for cross-country sales reporting and, we must admit, this is an amazing tool for self-service data discovery. Matchless click to collaborate features, initiate discussion on data points and context, connect relevant… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It provides self service BI platform for data discovery, automation, collaborative business intelligence, Panorama helped us to replace costly BI tools and bring down the licensing cost and made tool available to more users.

What needs improvement?

Limited support for big data analytics, limited awareness and distant learning like online courses. Worst part is no personal edition for installation on Windows home edition, and I hope they will be coming up soon with a personal version.
Consultant
IT Analyst at a tech services company
Aug 18 2015

What is most valuable?

* Ease of use and training * Eye catching info graphics, image bank, numerous chart options and functionality for slicing and dicing * Excellent social and collaboration capabilities * Excellent in memory performance, returns results with a few clicks * Extensive geo analytics tool * Easy to deploy

How has it helped my organization?

It is an intuitive and jazzy infographics tool which is easy to use, trained, and deploy. Also, it is very cost effective and generates high ROI for small and mid-sized companies.

What needs improvement?

* More user forums and support groups * Improvement in integration with Big Data * No support for Linux or commodity hardware
Consultant
Senior Sofware Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Aug 16 2015

What is most valuable?

It has smart computing abilities to deliver some of the complex analytical requirements such as what-if analysis, pinpointing the actual issues and side-by-side comparison of business factors. Provides a centrally-hosted collaborative platform to share your work to a wider audience but only of your choice. The role based access is really amazing

How has it helped my organization?

I used Necto to publish some of the testing result reporting and it was great in terms of creating dashboards and sharing.

What needs improvement?

It should have quick connection and efficient data management for big data platforms such as Hadoop.
Consultant
Software Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Aug 11 2015

What is most valuable?

We like the collaborative and supportive business intelligence feature most in this product. Because of the collaborative environment, business users from different departments can communicate & share feedback with each other in a fraction of time. Supportive business intelligence also helps new users to drive through the product and make themselves familiar with it.

How has it helped my organization?

Before implementing Panorama Necto, there was a lot of manual work to do which requires lots of man powers and resources. Due to Panorama Necto, everything becomes centralized now, so anyone can easily access their reports from a central repository. It helps us to improve productivity and reduce cost.

What needs improvement?

* Provide more data connection (mainly BIG data connection) * Provide Linux support. * Upload more learning tutorials on site or youtube.
Vendor
BI Developer at a tech vendor with 5,001-10,000 employees
Aug 09 2015

What is most valuable?

This is the next generation BI tool, which will be very helpful to small and medium businesses to kick start data exploration and visualization on their diverse databases, with lesser intervention of IT. Yes, this tool is more of end-user centric, gives way more power to end users to perform the data analysis. Eye-catching infographics, image banks, numerous chart options and functionality for… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We were able to build a collaborative business intelligence solution, we replaced clients existing process of predictive analysis and forecasting, and provided solutions based on Necto with a lot ease. The happiest group was surprisingly the business users who readily adapted this new technology after a couple of training sessions. They never had so much of freedom for data analysis.

What needs improvement?

The thing which I was expecting and is not available as of now was a personal edition for installation on Windows home edition that can come handy when practicing and training other users; I hope they plan to provide that to us soon. Second thing is the limited support for big data analytics, this again is not very critical at the moment but it is a good to have functionality, and soon once the… more»
Consultant
Data Visualization and BI Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Aug 03 2015

What is most valuable?

* Connects to any data (most backend packages as per industry standards). * Understands the nature of data and the metadata really well. Treats the data on the fly and creates smart visualizations. * Creates basic data arrangements easily without waiting for the users to instruct. For an example, given a date field it creates a calendar hierarchy by default. * Comes with lots of option to modify… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Necto has everything that a smart BI tool needs and below are some of its features which stands apart from legacy reporting tools. It builds a trust with clients through its data security features and served really well in convincing some of our partners to start a decision process to venture into this.

What needs improvement?

I did not find any areas of improvement based on what analysis I have done. It would be great to see how it evolves with improvements in the future though.
Consultant
Senior Software Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Jul 29 2015

What is most valuable?

We have been using this tool for self-service data discovery. The tool is quite easy to use and we got on-premise training from Panorama. I like their customer service and the tech support guys are… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Mostly empowered business users with data handling capabilities and helped to lower capex cost.

What needs improvement?

I think publishing and scheduling can be a bit simplified. No personal edition for installation on Windows home edition.

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

Yes, they can try this.

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

Yes, we were using a leading BI tool, but Necto came for less than half of the cost with more features.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did couple of options like Sisense, Pyramid, etc.
Consultant
System Analyst at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Jul 29 2015

What do you think of Panorama Necto?

What is most valuable?

Infographics are totally cool. Visualization of data in a more attractive way to users.

How has it helped my organization?

Fast and easy deployment Easy to build dashboards We are building or visualizing data for basic accounts specific to certain regions or countries.  We use the filtering function to restrict inactive data and to create partner account hierarchies.

What needs improvement?

Support and functionality for Mac OS X.

For how long have I used the solution?

We're in a POC period and testing its functionality against Lumira.

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

Lumira and BI 4.1, to test the scalability and features provided by this tool.
Consultant
BI Developer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jul 21 2015

What is most valuable?

Collaboration and infographics are the most valuable features of this product.

How has it helped my organization?

We built up a data warehouse from our organizational data. For analysis purposes, we created different OLAP cubes, like an employee cube for our HR department. Previously, we were using Excel to… more»

What needs improvement?

- Support for other languages should be provided. - Should provide BIG data connection. - Should work in Linux environment.

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

We are still evaluating the product.

What other advice do I have?

No, we are good.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No
Consultant
Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Jul 18 2015

What is most valuable?

Interactive and eye-catchy graphs and widgets. Real time conditional notifications on related KPI's to the users. 95% Covering the requirement of Self Service BI & Ad hoc Reporting Better… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Infographics and analytics

What needs improvement?

Web based reporting Infographics Email in case of issues

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

Cheap, might need some more improvement in Big data

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

Costing

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Qliksense, Tableau
Vendor
QA Lead & Test Analyst Disney Consumer Products for Satwic Inc with 51-200 employees
Jul 14 2015

What is most valuable?

I found following features most valuable: * Built-in social BI capabilities: context sensitive discussions and annotations linked to relevant data * Contextual &amp… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Based on self-service data discovery and visualization capability of Panorama Necto 14, users from our North American enterprise was able to use interactive infographics… more»

What needs improvement?

Panorama Necto 14 community support should be improved.

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

Panorama got its start in 1993, establishing a close relationship with Microsoft through its sale of its OLAP technology, a relationship the two companies maintain today.

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

What other advice do I have?

Panorama Necto on the other hand is built to support social collaboration so that its analytics features can be shared to improve decision making by incorporating various… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, we evaluated Tableau.
Consultant
Software Consultant at a tech services company
Jul 14 2015

What is most valuable?

- Collaboration features which allows users to communicate and share with each other. - In-cell info graphics

How has it helped my organization?

Previously, we were using Excel for analysis and reporting and we evaluated a few BI tools to migrate our reporting platform to the web. Fortunately, we came across this BI tool and evaluated the… more»

What needs improvement?

Although it perfectly matches our requirements, it would be great to if a future version allows the user to connect to BIG data sources like R.

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

We have evaluated the trial version only.

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

We use several BI solutions and recently evaluated Panorama Necto.

What other advice do I have?

I would definitely recommend this product to others as it provides ease-of-use and good reports.
Consultant
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Jul 13 2015

What is most valuable?

- It lets users analyze corporate data and create personalized dashboards. - Very intuitive and interactive analytics. - Highly visual and understandable infographic… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It's quite easy to create reports in Necto using the infographics feature. Collaboration helps to share ideas with others, which helps to make decisions faster.

What needs improvement?

Good community support for users and tutorials for beginners.

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

Right pricing of the product listed. Reasonable & economical as compared to others available in market.

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

We switched becayse of the great capabilities of this tool.

What other advice do I have?

I would definitely recommend this product to others as it provided ease of use and good reports.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We use several BI solutions and recently evaluated Panorama Necto.
Vendor
Product Owner / Business Analyst at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Jun 24 2015

What is most valuable?

Panorama Necto provides governed and guided data discovery platform. The auto-generated dashboards feature is a very good starting point for data discovery. Simple and vibrant infographic can be customized to a cell level. It has handy collaborating feature to initiate discussions with relevant… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Not yet as we are trying to evaluate multiple options, but Necto has potential.

What needs improvement?

Need improve on handling big data. User interface also needs to more professional .

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

I have used Tableau and evaluated other options too.
Consultant
Founder at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jun 23 2015

What do you think of Panorama Necto?

What is most valuable?

OLAP analysis with Microsoft SQL Server is a valuable feature for me.

How has it helped my organization?

It connects to any data source. OLAP Cubes can be managed automatically. Analyzes and reports against business data to gain insight into your business performance. Proactively identifies business trends and challenges, and determines KPIs to compare actual performance against determined goals.

What needs improvement?

Linux-Unix support

For how long have I used the solution?

6-12 Months

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Not the feature this product offers.

How are customer service and technical support?

Consultant
Analyst at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Apr 30 2015

What is most valuable?

Necto has multiple features similar to other BI tools but parameters keeping it as emerging leader are: 1.) Collaborative Analysis: groups of people can decide things on the go, it's awesome. 2.) Vibrant Infographics: even single cell attributes can be set for infographics. It provides more… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Currently we're in the evaluation phase, but it will provide more power to business end users to create reports on their own.

What needs improvement?

- Large data-set analysis performance - Technical documentation

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We are still in the evaluation phase and also looking for other dashboard reporting tools for business end users with strong graphic functionality.
Vendor
Advance oracle DBA at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Apr 30 2015

What is most valuable?

It is an awesome tool. It has really cool features such as being able to find relevant people when commenting on a data element. This helps in searching for the right people to solve any problems with your work, add any relevant people onto… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It is a more end-user centric tool, and there is more capacity for self-service. This has provided us with reductions in both cost, and amount of maintenance needed.

What needs improvement?

Blogs or videos related to the use of the tool would be more helpful in understanding how to use it. Also, I would like to get certification for this tool but I cannot find any info anywhere.

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

We were using an old generation BI report tool and we wanted to switch to a new generation BI tool.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have evaluated others as well.
Consultant
Founder and Technology Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Apr 29 2015

What do you think of Panorama Necto?

Valuable Features:

(1) A fully web based BI tool (2) 95% covers the requirements of Self Service BI & Ad hoc Reporting (3) Better Visualization Components (4) Easy UI (5) Easy Data Acquisition

Improvements to My Organization:

We have large amounts of raw data in different formats. Panorama Necto's easy UI helps us to work with the data. There are many options to visualize our raw data in different graphical formats.

Room for Improvement:

(1) Missing Support Services (2) Multiple Language Support (3) Needs to have more tutorials and training sessions
Consultant
Data Scientist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Apr 28 2015

What is most valuable?

I am in the process of suggesting a new BI tool to our management team and I am looking at the different BI tools available. Certainly Necto is good when it comes to: * Infographics * Multiple database connections * Security It has nice… more»

What needs improvement?

I am disappointed at following points * Lack of BigData talks * Predictive analytics looks a bit immature Nowadays everybody is moving towards BigData and in this scenario, if any tool falls short in this area then it is a red signal for… more»

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

Necto has not been implemented so far. We ran a POC to check the features and capabilities and hence there is no cost involved.

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

I am into the process of suggesting a new BI tool to our management team wherein I am looking at the different BI tools available on the market. We have not used any BI tool so far and we may explore OBIEE next.

What other advice do I have?

I would like to make one comment to the user community - if you are looking for powerful tool which can support large scale databases and BigData Analytics, Necto is NOT an option. Please refrain from using it.
Vendor
DW BI Consultant at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 27 2015

What is most valuable?

* Good social and collaboration capabilities. * Fair amount of documentation available considering a relatively new tool * A very good self service BI tool * Allows connecting multiple data sources

How has it helped my organization?

* Has improved the performance of the data analyst team * Allows us to create dashboards quickly without much dependency on technical people

What needs improvement?

* The performance with large data volumes need to be improved * Allow us to integrate xls data files on an existing dashboard

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, we are evaluating this tool against other BI tools available in the market like Qlik and BO.
Consultant
ASE at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Apr 17 2015

What is most valuable?

* Some of the features it provides, are highly useful for the kind of requirements we have * Highly interactive and eye catchy infographics * Powerful exception handling capabilities * It has got excellent collaboration capabilities * It can work with multiple data systems

How has it helped my organization?

Currently being challenged by a very high priced Reporting tool with very limited flexibility, hence looking for a relatively less costly and end user centric tool with good info graphics and we think Necto could be a worthy option.

What needs improvement?

* Initially when one starts with the tool there are so many options on the console (it is a bit cluttered), one is a bit confused * If it gave the same performance with a huge warehouse it would be a big hit * I have seen many tools performance degrade when different widgets and infographics are… more»

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

We are currently being challenged by a very high priced reporting tool with very limited flexibility. Hence, we are looking for a relatively less costly, and more end-user centric tool with good infographics, and we think Necto could be a worthy option.
Consultant
Freelancer - DW & BI (OBIEE & Informatica) at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Apr 17 2015

What is most valuable?

* Users can start context-based discussions, and include context and annotations, which are saved as part of the work board to add more depth and foster knowledge sharing * Subscribing to users - subscribing to one of our colleagues lets us follow all the changes made to his or her work board, and… more»

What needs improvement?

* Major improvement is needed in the way Panorama offers in-person training and online chat support * Also, they should find the way to analyse big data

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

No previous solution was used.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also looked at OBIEE.
Consultant
Assistant Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Apr 14 2015

What is most valuable?

I have been evaluating tools within our organization to be suggested to different clients which are less technical and more business user oriented for fast first hand analytics and I came across Necto. I was thrilled with the capabilities of astonishingly ready to build and simplified, modern and in-cell infographics that can be used by just right clicking on the attributes. Another feature that I… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Quick reporting without need of technical expertise Quick connection to multiple data sources and data integration Quick answers Quick collaboration

What needs improvement?

Performance in case of huge datasets needs to be further analyzed. A good application for basic analysts but more advanced features need to be released by the vendor for power users in coming versions. Cost of implementing multiple analytical tools for different sect of users should be considered. Technical documentation needs to evolve with time.
Consultant
IT Analyst at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Apr 12 2015

What do you think of Panorama Necto?

What is most valuable?

The infographics are customizable and the tool is end-user centric. It has a commendable recommendation engine.

How has it helped my organization?

Will allow us to migrate towards end-user centric tools from our current developer-centric tools.

What needs improvement?

Administration is an area where it needs improvement as a huge set of scripts are required.

For how long have I used the solution?

2 weeks

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is slow.

How are customer service and technical support?

It's fine.

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

We are currently assessing BI tools available in the market for a customer of ours. We want to…
Consultant
UI Designer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Apr 12 2015

What is most valuable?

The collaboration capability of Necto BI is amazing. The infographics are very attractive. It's a smart self service BI application.

How has it helped my organization?

Very powerful tool which supports almost all data sources automatically. The ability to automatically build workboards is highly personalizable with just a few clicks. It can present any business data based on hierarchy in a very smart way (no matter how small or large your organization is). Their… more»

What needs improvement?

There is need for improvement with report sharing and documentation.

What other advice do I have?

It needs some enrichment in the knowledge base community. When using other BI applications you can find answers on forums without submitting a support ticket to the customer support team.
Consultant
Senior BI Analyst at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Apr 10 2015

What is most valuable?

Panorama is a fully web based self service BI Solution with Powerful infographics. Various chart components are available for the dashboards. The look and feel is extremely catchy. I like the flip… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The self service capability of Necto has encouraged users to build their own dashboards which ensures cost reduction and maintenance.

What needs improvement?

Support for multiple languages is still under review and yet to be implemented.

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

In the past I've worked on legacy tools which are more complex to maintain and build reports. Also they would require client installation. However Necto is a web based self service BI solution with… more»

What other advice do I have?

Necto has taken this new and interesting step toward improving self-service BI and I would strongly recommend users and different organizations give it a try.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, we evaluated other options but I have chosen this tool considering the features available for reporting as well as the reasonable price.
Consultant
Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Apr 07 2015

What do you think of Panorama Necto?

What is most valuable?

Excellent infographics Very interactive Seamless collaboration Impressive performance

How has it helped my organization?

Operational reports on automotive parts inventory, supply and quality metrics.

What needs improvement?

The user console is bit complicated when beginning to work with it.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than 6 months

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service: Very supportive Technical Support: Very good

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

No previous solutions were used.

What about the implementation team?

In house
Consultant
Team Lead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Apr 03 2015

What is most valuable?

* The users can take a deep dive into their business processes with the rich infographics suite. Necto has more than 2,000 infographics in its library. * The exception handling capabilities of Necto is powerful one which includes bubble up exception, automated insights, root cause analysis and they… more»

What needs improvement?

* Support for bi directional language is not powerful. (Arabic, Hebrew) * BIGDATA is questionable

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

I used OBIEE previously. The reason for switching to Necto is its easy to use with 3rd party integration and has a rich Infographics service. Also, Necto is very strong in collaborative reporting.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Tableau JasperSoft
Consultant
Senior Business Intelligence/Reporting Developer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Apr 03 2015

What is most valuable?

Necto is the first BI tool with infographics which is a great and unique feature. For me, they are a new, better version of well-known KPIs. Users can create their own infographics or choose the… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has helped improve the communication between the developers and business users. It's easy to leave notes related to charts and figures and to ask questions.

What needs improvement?

Needs more ETL and data transformation support. Needs more support for predictive and forecast analysis. Support more languages.

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

We are still evaluating several of the solutions present on the market and looking for the best front-end tools for our business users and Necto has caught our attention because of some great… more»

What other advice do I have?

I advise everyone to give this tool a chance an evaluate it. Some of the features offered are unique, my favorites are infographics and the support for collaboration between the users.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We are still evaluating. Some of the options are Tableau, QlikView, PowerBI...
Vendor
Lead Technical with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 27 2015

What is most valuable?

We are pleasantly surprised with the collaboration and visualization features of Panorama Necto. Relatively a less know tool, but I think it is very promising and there is lot potential and values in this product. The product is very easy to use, very ideal for rolling out a self-service data… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Not yet, but its social and visualization capabilities will certainly exciting.

What needs improvement?

Training, tutorial and awareness.

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

Not yet, but we are seeing lot of value.

What is Panorama Necto?

Panorama Necto is advancing Business Intelligence 3.0 to the next level, bringing together the very best of Enterprise BI with Visual Data Discovery, providing enterprises with new ways to collaborate and create unique contextual connections.
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