Altair Monarch vs. Dimensional Insight

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Altair Monarch
Score 8.0 out of 10
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Altair Monarch (formerly Datawatch Monarch, acquired by Altair in December, 2018) works with both relational and multi-structured data including support for a wide range of formats including PDF, XML, HTML, text, spool and ASCII files. The product can access data from invoices, sales reports, balance sheets, customer lists, inventory, logs and more. According to the vendor, the system is easy to use, allowing users to quickly select any data source and automatically convert it into…N/A
Dimensional Insight
Score 10.0 out of 10
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Dimensional Insight provides integrated business intelligence and performance management solutions globally.N/A
Pricing
Altair MonarchDimensional Insight
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Altair MonarchDimensional Insight
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
Altair MonarchDimensional Insight
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Altair Monarch
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Ratings
Dimensional Insight
8.3
2 Ratings
2% above category average
Pixel Perfect reports00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Customizable dashboards00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Altair Monarch
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Ratings
Dimensional Insight
8.0
2 Ratings
1% below category average
Drill-down analysis00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Formatting capabilities00 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Altair Monarch
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Ratings
Dimensional Insight
10.0
2 Ratings
18% above category average
Publish to Web00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Publish to PDF00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Report Versioning00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Altair Monarch
-
Ratings
Dimensional Insight
9.0
1 Ratings
11% above category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Predictive Analytics00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Altair Monarch
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Ratings
Dimensional Insight
10.0
2 Ratings
16% above category average
Multi-User Support (named login)00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Altair Monarch
-
Ratings
Dimensional Insight
9.0
2 Ratings
12% above category average
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Altair MonarchDimensional Insight
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(6 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.2
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Altair MonarchDimensional Insight
Likelihood to Recommend
Altair Engineering, Inc.
The product is especially useful when you have real-time and/or time series data to analyze. If you have more mundane, simpler requirements, other products might do the job you need for less money (there are even some decent open source visualization tools you can find.) I know the product is very widely used in capital markets applications to monitor and analyze risk and price and volume changes; if you're working in that area, I don't think there's a better tool to use.
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Dimensional Insight
Well suited - as stated before - allows user to answer their own questions.
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Pros
Altair Engineering, Inc.
  • Creating a basic model to extract data from a report is very easy.
  • Advanced features like Calculated Fields and External Lookups allow you to augment the raw data.
  • You can create a "project" to automate the data extraction. Combined with Datapump (a separate DW app), you can fully automate the process once the raw report is generated.
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Dimensional Insight
  • The product is excellent!
  • Experienced DI Consultants with a broad knowledge in both, product and client data.
  • Customer service and technical support is always available; very professional and investigate reported issues until resolved.
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Cons
Altair Engineering, Inc.
  • Recently, we had some major sticker-shock when we wanted to upgrade Data Pump. It is an exceptional product, but when the price jumped from $6,000 to over $60,000, it was impossible to get the funds approved internally for the upgrade.
  • We also paid for yearly maintenance contracts which included Professional Services, but rarely found those services beneficial. However, we did receive all software upgrades for Datapump as part of the contract which we found to be very beneficial. However, with the new pricing, that is not longer the case.
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Dimensional Insight
  • Some screens are not adjustable for sizing.
  • Better capability to import from a spreadsheet.
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Likelihood to Renew
Altair Engineering, Inc.
Even though we do not utilize it on a daily basis, I do hope my current company renews it's license. If not, I intend to purchase myself.
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Dimensional Insight
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Usability
Altair Engineering, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Dimensional Insight
Navigation thru the Diver portal is simple; some users have trouble but it also depends on how the analysts build models and present the reports with quickviews selections and report layouts. I am aware of DI capability to access reports thru mobile devices but I have not experience it first hand.
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Support Rating
Altair Engineering, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Dimensional Insight
Support is always quick to answer and good to deal with.
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Implementation Rating
Altair Engineering, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Dimensional Insight
I don't have direct experience with the first time DI was implemented but on subsequent upgrades there have been positive experiences with support and seamless transitions to avoid users discomfort.
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Alternatives Considered
Altair Engineering, Inc.
Datawatch is very good value of money compared to QlikView; QlikView is really more of a BI tool and has a lot of functions that I didn't need. Datawatch is very strong in the real-time area where Tableau, Panorama, and Qlik don't do very well. If you need to set up a visual monitoring dashboard, Datawatch is the best product I've seen for that. if you want to do a lot of in depth statistical analysis of large databases, Tableau is probably a good option.
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Dimensional Insight
Dimensional Insight is a lot easier to design and use. User interface is much more intuitive.
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Return on Investment
Altair Engineering, Inc.
  • Data Pump reduces complexity of report solutions by offering a standardized approach for organizing and scheduling
  • 97% service level for past 5 years for all of our jobs going through Data Pump
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Dimensional Insight
  • Increased efficiency - very positive.
  • Sales Reporting is Interactive and Light Years ahead of previous solution.
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