Altair Monarch vs. iCharts

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
iCharts
Score 8.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
iCharts is a Business Intelligence and Analytics solution for NetSuite. With this solution, users can transform their NetSuite data into interactive, real-time analytics without leaving their NetSuite dashboard. iCharts includes drag-and-drop chart creation and best-practice templates. The vendor’s value proposition is that iCharts accelerates an organization’s analytics strategy by empowering their team with the critical data-driven tools they need.
$10,000
per installation
Pricing
Altair MonarchiCharts
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Professional
$10,000
per installation
Business
15,000
per installation
Elite
$25,000
per installation
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Altair MonarchiCharts
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptional$3,000 per installation
Additional DetailsBased on number of NetSuite licenses
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Altair MonarchiCharts
Top Pros
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Features
Altair MonarchiCharts
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Altair Monarch
-
Ratings
iCharts
9.0
2 Ratings
10% above category average
Customizable dashboards00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Altair Monarch
-
Ratings
iCharts
9.0
2 Ratings
11% above category average
Drill-down analysis00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Altair Monarch
-
Ratings
iCharts
10.0
1 Ratings
18% above category average
Publish to Web00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Altair Monarch
-
Ratings
iCharts
8.0
1 Ratings
0% below category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Altair Monarch
-
Ratings
iCharts
8.7
2 Ratings
2% above category average
Multi-User Support (named login)00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Altair Monarch
-
Ratings
iCharts
10.0
2 Ratings
23% above category average
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
Altair MonarchiCharts
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(6 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.2
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Altair MonarchiCharts
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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iCharts, Inc.
The iCharts has suited our organization work as it has helped us a lot in our internal and external works. As we use iCharts for the internal team in representing the working reports and data of the business in an accurate manner. It helps in representing the presentation to the client to showcase our work and present him the data and work flow through the iCharts. As I don't found anything missing in this software.
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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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iCharts, Inc.
  • Their new platform is easy to navigate
  • We had a dedicated support person to help set up searches and train in the use of iCharts
  • Separate Dashboards for each group
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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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iCharts, Inc.
  • The new platform has limitations on colors and sizing
  • iCharts seem to have closed its doors without notification and now we have a product with no support
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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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iCharts, Inc.
No answers on this topic
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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iCharts, Inc.
I haven't experience any other alternative product of this.
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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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iCharts, Inc.
No answers on this topic
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