Active Query Builder vs. BrightGauge

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Active Query Builder
Score 9.3 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Active Query Builder is a component for business applications which helps users without any SQL experience to work with SQL queries and get data fast. Users can get a clear view of database schema and design SQL queries with natural point-and-click actions rather than tedious typing. Active Query Builder assists novice users learning SQL and allows experienced users to analyze and understand their queries better by parsing them and building the visual diagram. With…
$199
per developer
BrightGauge
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
BrightGauge is a BI tool from ConnectWise that puts essential information in one place, providing visibility for more informed decisions. The user can customize BrightGauge dashboards and sync other business tools in its BI dashboard software for ultimate visibility. Users can also display data with embeddable gauges on public sites.N/A
Pricing
Active Query BuilderBrightGauge
Editions & Modules
VCL Edition (Delphi, C++Builder)
$199.00
per developer
Core .NET Edition (non-visual)
$199.00
per developer
ActiveX Edition
$299.00
per developer
WinForms Edition
$399.00
per developer
WPF Edition
$399.00
per developer
ASP.NET Edition
$399.00
per developer
Java Edition
$450.00
per developer
.NET All-in-One Edition
$899.00
per developer
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Active Query BuilderBrightGauge
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Active Query BuilderBrightGauge
Top Pros
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Features
Active Query BuilderBrightGauge
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Active Query Builder
-
Ratings
BrightGauge
7.9
9 Ratings
3% below category average
Pixel Perfect reports00 Ratings6.85 Ratings
Customizable dashboards00 Ratings9.09 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates00 Ratings8.08 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Active Query Builder
-
Ratings
BrightGauge
8.2
9 Ratings
2% above category average
Drill-down analysis00 Ratings9.09 Ratings
Formatting capabilities00 Ratings7.09 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages00 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration00 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Active Query Builder
-
Ratings
BrightGauge
8.0
9 Ratings
4% below category average
Publish to Web00 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Publish to PDF00 Ratings8.09 Ratings
Report Versioning00 Ratings7.05 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling00 Ratings8.09 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers00 Ratings8.12 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Active Query Builder
-
Ratings
BrightGauge
8.6
8 Ratings
7% above category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)00 Ratings8.88 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Predictive Analytics00 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Active Query Builder
-
Ratings
BrightGauge
7.7
9 Ratings
10% below category average
Multi-User Support (named login)00 Ratings8.09 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model00 Ratings5.08 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)00 Ratings8.68 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Active Query Builder
-
Ratings
BrightGauge
8.9
3 Ratings
11% above category average
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings8.73 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
Active Query Builder
-
Ratings
BrightGauge
7.7
4 Ratings
2% below category average
REST API00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Javascript API00 Ratings9.62 Ratings
iFrames00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Java API00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)00 Ratings9.62 Ratings
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Active Query BuilderBrightGauge
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User Ratings
Active Query BuilderBrightGauge
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(5 ratings)
9.0
(9 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.8
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Active Query BuilderBrightGauge
Likelihood to Recommend
Active Database Software
This is a good framework to use if your project requires frequent database queries. The product is made for both complete amateurs and seasoned experts. Prompt, courteous, and expert assistance; any problems are addressed and fixed without delay. Relatively inexpensive Inadequate, if there are new people involved, delays due to a lack of documentation are likely, and issues with code completion may arise.
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ConnectWise
I think this tool is an absolute have to have for MSPs, especially those using ConnectWise PSA for a ticketing system. From internal KPIs to showing customer's the value of your Managed Service, you will need this tool. 9/10 because the need for longer data sets is growing for my team. Trend lines over time are a big push industry wide to show improvements in our customers over the time as our MSP customer. Presently my team has to use CW PSA's Report Writer and that tool is the least user friendly we've encountered. Looking forward to the evolution of BrightGauge for our business
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Pros
Active Database Software
  • Pull data from SQL even if you do not know SQL.
  • Provides clear database information.
  • Works with multiple databases at once.
  • Data access and security.
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ConnectWise
  • Robust and flexible kinds of dashboards and gauges
  • Great customer support that often leaves custom video recordings answering your question, showing you how to do what you're asking
  • Good ability to tie into critical data sources for our company's operations
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Cons
Active Database Software
  • Features are good but lacks documentation
  • It would be great it were adaptive to Embarcadero/Dev Express Skins that would be very cool
  • Modifying SQL code is difficult
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ConnectWise
  • Modifying data sets to bring in custom fields requires an experienced SQL engineer
  • Cost when bringing in lots of data sources can be prohibitive
  • Limited ability to format gauges and reports
  • Make MFA a requirement - this data is sensitive and giving the admin the ability to force MFA is a MUST!
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Usability
Active Database Software
No answers on this topic
ConnectWise
Usability is BrightGauge's strength. Granting the ability of virtually any user to be able to create a dashboard is incredibly valuable. If an organization very simple and straight forward reporting needs then BrightGauge is a perfect fit for them. Connecting to the dataset we used was very quick and easy and I imagine it would be the same for any major data source you would like to pull from.
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Support Rating
Active Database Software
No answers on this topic
ConnectWise
We did not need to use BrightGauge's support for the entire time that we used it. Best support is always the one that isn't needed because nothing breaks.
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Alternatives Considered
Active Database Software
I have used Flutter to begin and with flutter you need learn a language called Dart which is not needed with AQB, which is the main reason for us to pick Active Query Builder as a choice over Flutter. AQB supports all the merchant SQL databases with native syntax support, query optimizations and more
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ConnectWise
We looked very briefly at Solar Winds, but due to Connectwise the reporting was not very accurate and was conflicted.
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Return on Investment
Active Database Software
  • better business decisions allow us to maximize revenue for the company
  • awesome ROI
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ConnectWise
  • Faster compilation of Business Review material
  • For larger customers, the dashboarding has helped our customers to remain sticky and add services/revenue to our MSP. They want to add more fragments of their IT for the 1 pane rollup.
  • From a leadership perspective, BG has allowed me to make difficult staffing decisions with confidence. Detailed metric driven decisions on who is hitting KPIs/who isn't - as well as when data proved we were overstaffed and understaffed.
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