Altair Monarch vs. Izenda

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
Izenda
Score 10.0 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Izenda is a business intelligence software offering from Izenda.N/A
Pricing
Altair MonarchIzenda
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Altair MonarchIzenda
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsNo per user or core fees, unlimited use licensing for production and non-production instances.
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Features
Altair MonarchIzenda
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Altair Monarch
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Ratings
Izenda
9.3
2 Ratings
13% above category average
Pixel Perfect reports00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Customizable dashboards00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Altair Monarch
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Ratings
Izenda
9.3
2 Ratings
14% above category average
Drill-down analysis00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Formatting capabilities00 Ratings10.02 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
Izenda
8.8
2 Ratings
5% above category average
Publish to Web00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Publish to PDF00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Report Versioning00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling00 Ratings8.02 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
Izenda
9.0
2 Ratings
11% above category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Predictive Analytics00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Altair Monarch
-
Ratings
Izenda
9.0
2 Ratings
5% above category average
Multi-User Support (named login)00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Altair Monarch
-
Ratings
Izenda
10.0
2 Ratings
23% above category average
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
Altair MonarchIzenda
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(6 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.2
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Altair MonarchIzenda
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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Izenda
With Izenda, we can offer our trusted users dashboards, generated custom reports, and ad-hoc reporting, right within our own operation. Integrating the Izenda tool directly into our usage meant that we were suitable to use a small corridor of Izenda as core functionality while reserving the more advanced sections of Izenda for guests willing to pay redundancy for the licensing.
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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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Izenda
  • User and tenant management is excellent. It is very simple to implement and easy to manage.
  • The configurability and customizability are excellent. We have access to all aspects of the system and have rebranded and configured single sign on. The users really like it.
  • Reports and visualizations work. There's lots of flexibility and users enjoy creating reports themselves.
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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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Izenda
  • It would be superb if power users were ready to input a SQL statement to create a knowledge set.
  • The data source selection view while creating a replacement report.
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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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Izenda
No answers on this topic
Usability
Altair Engineering, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Izenda
With the help of Izenda, we are able to build a mature foundation that users can quickly customize to their needs. Once permissions are layered in, we can simply use the same report and only show fields a specific user has access to.
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Support Rating
Altair Engineering, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Izenda
Izenda always provides great support to their users.
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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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Izenda
We compared to other end user tools like Qlik, Tableau and Power BI. These tools are very refined but not positioned for OEM/Embedded use cases. The closest we came was logi and Birst and the price and business model of Izenda was much more appealing
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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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Izenda
  • One of the best user interfaces.
  • Even a non-tech person can use it.
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ScreenShots

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Izenda Screenshots

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