Altair Monarch vs. Phrazor

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
Phrazor
Score 7.0 out of 10
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Phrazor summarises data into a few bullet points, highlighting key insights required for decision making. It aims to help enterprises make their reports and insights easier to comprehend by writing a narrative along with each report. With Phrazor, users don't have to spend time analyzing numbers. Phrazor writes language to explain the key insights in words. Key Features: CREATE EASY-TO-UNDERSTAND REPORTS with language-based narratives. EXPLORE HIDDEN…N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Features
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BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Altair Monarch
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Ratings
Phrazor
8.5
1 Ratings
4% above category average
Customizable dashboards00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Altair Monarch
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Phrazor
7.0
1 Ratings
14% below category average
Drill-down analysis00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Formatting capabilities00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration00 Ratings7.01 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
Phrazor
9.0
1 Ratings
8% above category average
Publish to PDF00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Altair Monarch
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Phrazor
5.5
1 Ratings
37% below category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Predictive Analytics00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Altair Monarch
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Phrazor
8.0
1 Ratings
6% below category average
Multi-User Support (named login)00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Altair MonarchPhrazor
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(6 ratings)
7.0
(1 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 MonarchPhrazor
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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vPhrase Analytic Solutions Pvt Ltd
Phrazor is well suited for use in larger companies, especially those that operate globally and need to get region-specific or country-specific data and reports. I found Phrazor to be less appropriate for use in smaller companies (especially non-profit organizations) that may not benefit from extensive reporting. Non-profit organizations don't necessarily have projected sales growth and inventory costs.
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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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vPhrase Analytic Solutions Pvt Ltd
  • Custom reporting.
  • Report templates.
  • Unique data not found elsewhere.
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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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vPhrase Analytic Solutions Pvt Ltd
  • More training videos for beginners.
  • Customizable report printing layouts.
  • Additional reporting measures.
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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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vPhrase Analytic Solutions Pvt Ltd
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Usability
Altair Engineering, Inc.
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vPhrase Analytic Solutions Pvt Ltd
Our company experienced some difficulty during implementation trying to get data imported and uploaded. We reached out to support and received much-needed assistance, and we were able to move forward with data importation. Several of our users, including myself, experienced some difficulty in understanding the system, so it took some time to use it fully. For a first-time user, there were almost too many filters and options to choose from.
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Support Rating
Altair Engineering, Inc.
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vPhrase Analytic Solutions Pvt Ltd
Great! Anytime I needed assistance and reached out to support, I received amazing help, and everyone was always very nice. The reason I did not rate support a ten is that often the hold time was quite long. When you are in a time crunch and need data immediately, it is frustrating not to get immediate support.
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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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vPhrase Analytic Solutions Pvt Ltd
I enjoyed using Phrazor better; however, as a new user, I was a bit frustrated getting started. Microsoft Power BI had more videos available online than I found. Phrazor had more adaptability and customization for our company, which overall made it a better fit over competitive products. My coworkers and I demoed Sisense, and we chose not to purchase it due to it not being a good fit.
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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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vPhrase Analytic Solutions Pvt Ltd
  • Great tool for creating annual budgets.
  • Reports and graphs that can be included in annual report - saved on marketing costs.
  • Able to import from excel which is a cost-saving tool for our company.
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