Altair Monarch vs. Visual KPI

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
Visual KPI
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Visual KPI is a business intelligence software offering from Transpara.N/A
Pricing
Altair MonarchVisual KPI
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Altair MonarchVisual KPI
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 MonarchVisual KPI
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Altair Monarch
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Ratings
Visual KPI
8.2
2 Ratings
1% above category average
Pixel Perfect reports00 Ratings7.32 Ratings
Customizable dashboards00 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates00 Ratings8.22 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Altair Monarch
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Ratings
Visual KPI
8.4
2 Ratings
4% above category average
Drill-down analysis00 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Formatting capabilities00 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages00 Ratings8.22 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration00 Ratings7.32 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
Visual KPI
8.2
2 Ratings
2% below category average
Publish to Web00 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Publish to PDF00 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Report Versioning00 Ratings8.22 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling00 Ratings8.22 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers00 Ratings6.42 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
Visual KPI
7.6
2 Ratings
6% below category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)00 Ratings8.22 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization00 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Predictive Analytics00 Ratings5.52 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
Visual KPI
7.3
2 Ratings
16% below category average
Multi-User Support (named login)00 Ratings7.32 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model00 Ratings7.32 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)00 Ratings7.32 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)00 Ratings7.32 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Altair Monarch
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Ratings
Visual KPI
7.8
2 Ratings
2% below category average
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings7.32 Ratings
Mobile Application00 Ratings8.22 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings8.01 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
Visual KPI
8.0
1 Ratings
1% above category average
Themeable User Interface (UI)00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Altair MonarchVisual KPI
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(6 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.2
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Altair MonarchVisual KPI
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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Transpara
[Visual KPI is well suited for:] 1. Maintenance or field worker in oil & gas/chemical/ process industry mostly; machines status on the map & functionality for tracing exact location of the machines. 2. Key personnel of the site is always in move within the site/plant; useful for monitoring key performance indicators of the plant 3. KPIs to be built based on multiple data sources as well as integration with ERP tool
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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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Transpara
  • The latest user interface makes it easier to use.
  • The search function helps find projects quickly.
  • It covers a lot of areas of your business so there is intrinsic value to how robust it is.
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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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Transpara
  • Intelligent prediction & AI
  • Deep integration is limited to OSISoft's PI AF; bit time consuming for large integration for other historians > mapping hierarchy
  • Template to create Apps like OEE, Cycle time etc for rapid deployment
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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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Transpara
No answers on this topic
Usability
Altair Engineering, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Transpara
1. At large it was successful implementation. - [Users] are empowered to find out performance measures easily - issues like machine downtime, trend analysis, location specific downtime information, roll out functionalities, up time of the machines or area, alert based on run hour of the machines/ pumps, manual data entry to capture reason code for any downtime
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Support Rating
Altair Engineering, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Transpara
1. Online documentation 2. How to do videos 3. Very supportive customer support 4. Excellent & user centric sales team
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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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Transpara
Most of these products serve as the master source for managing data, but they all seem to have their own focus for what kind of data and metrics they monitor, visualize and analyze. I think Visual KPI holds its own against the competition because it serves so many purposes for so many departments at your organization.
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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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Transpara
  • Duration to realize the benefit is less
  • OpEx requirement is steady since system is very robust
  • Minimum to no training required for users; VisualKPI is very intuitive
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