Altair Monarch vs. Google Charts

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Altair Monarch
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
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
Google Charts
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Google Charts provides a way to visualize data on your website - for free. From simple line charts to complex hierarchical tree maps, the chart gallery provides a large number of ready-to-use chart types. The most common way to use Google Charts is with simple JavaScript that you embed in your web page.N/A
Pricing
Altair MonarchGoogle Charts
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Altair MonarchGoogle Charts
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
Altair MonarchGoogle Charts
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Altair Monarch
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Ratings
Google Charts
8.7
50 Ratings
7% above category average
Pixel Perfect reports00 Ratings8.145 Ratings
Customizable dashboards00 Ratings9.448 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates00 Ratings8.844 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Altair Monarch
-
Ratings
Google Charts
9.3
51 Ratings
14% above category average
Drill-down analysis00 Ratings8.645 Ratings
Formatting capabilities00 Ratings9.451 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages00 Ratings9.437 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration00 Ratings9.646 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
Google Charts
9.0
51 Ratings
8% above category average
Publish to Web00 Ratings9.549 Ratings
Publish to PDF00 Ratings9.646 Ratings
Report Versioning00 Ratings8.643 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling00 Ratings8.637 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers00 Ratings8.830 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Altair Monarch
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Ratings
Google Charts
8.8
50 Ratings
9% above category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)00 Ratings8.949 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization00 Ratings8.847 Ratings
Predictive Analytics00 Ratings8.739 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
Google Charts
8.8
45 Ratings
3% above category average
Multi-User Support (named login)00 Ratings8.844 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model00 Ratings8.839 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)00 Ratings8.841 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)00 Ratings8.831 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Altair Monarch
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Ratings
Google Charts
9.0
48 Ratings
12% above category average
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings9.546 Ratings
Mobile Application00 Ratings9.529 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings8.744 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
Altair Monarch
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Ratings
Google Charts
8.8
40 Ratings
11% above category average
REST API00 Ratings8.932 Ratings
Javascript API00 Ratings8.839 Ratings
iFrames00 Ratings8.826 Ratings
Java API00 Ratings8.926 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)00 Ratings8.828 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)00 Ratings8.828 Ratings
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User Ratings
Altair MonarchGoogle Charts
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(6 ratings)
8.9
(61 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.2
(6 ratings)
7.3
(8 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(33 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(33 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Altair MonarchGoogle Charts
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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Google
We can easily recommend Google Charts to any company that needs a way to visually represent their data. Another great thing about Google Charts is that it is free to use and does not require any membership fees. Although it requires a skilled used to be able to use the charts, the results are great and can be beneficial to any company who is looking to make better decisions.
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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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Google
  • they're free with Google suite and they have backing in terms of powerful Google apps which can be plugged in to perform multiple actions like using Google sheets to import raw data into Google Charts
  • they're the most simple app to use when it comes to creating charts and visual dashboards
  • ease of customization
  • ease of using custom APIs from developers side to help make any types of charts and dashboards you want
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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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Google
  • I would like a couple more introductory videos or a live chat option for when you run into an issue. I think this is a Google-wide problem, not only linked to Google Charts.
  • I have run into some issues with the Dynamic Data but also admittedly could potentially dive in deeper and investigate.
  • It would be great if Google Charts made it possible to integrate Google Chat into the platform.
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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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Google
Google Charts is a good product. It's widely supported with deep documentation and a large community. But for me, it wasn't customizable enough. When we started with simple charts, it was great, but as we got deeper and more complex, our needs outgrew the library. If I was going forward, I would choose a more barebones library with more freedom and extensibility.
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Usability
Altair Engineering, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Google
Google Charts is about as easy to use as the rest of their applications. The UI is very well thought out, allowing you to add what you need, and customize it to your exact liking. The default theme is actually really nice, which helps as most of the time, customizing is not needed.
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Reliability and Availability
Altair Engineering, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Google
Google charts is always available and provides fast output.
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Performance
Altair Engineering, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Google
Connectivity is occasionally very slow.
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Support Rating
Altair Engineering, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Google
As a free tool with massively powerful, infinitely customisable charts that can be dynamically updated - Google Charts is my favourite data visualisation tool. However, my hatred of JavaScript does jade my view on it. This is the price of the tool though, and I'm glad it's available for me.
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Online Training
Altair Engineering, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Google
The online training was solely done through self training on google's guide to charts.
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Implementation Rating
Altair Engineering, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Google
Easy to implement
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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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Google
Google Charts stacks up better since it is free and does not have the constant pressure for cost overruns, add-ons, annual maintenance and implementation services. The speed of using Google Charts is quick, saving users potentially weeks in getting up and going. For the readers of websites with limited resources, the application shows up nicely is look and feel with charts. Great way of showing data visually.
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Scalability
Altair Engineering, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Google
Google Charts is essential for quick, easy, reporting. There are opportunities for advanced features.
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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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Google
  • teams were easily able to create charts and find out progress on our learning courses and thus take actionable insights to their managers, professors
  • students could also know their progress on various courses from one single view, same for instructors in terms of imparting education
  • sales team could learn which kind of courses sold more to focus more on those areas
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