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WebFOCUS

26 Ratings

Amazon QuickSight

15 Ratings
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Score 6 out of 101

WebFOCUS

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Score 8.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon QuickSight

Amazon QuickSight is well suited in any organization that is making business decisions based on performance data whether it be Marketing, Sales, Call Center, etc. It is a great tool especially for mature organizations that have a lot of data to work with. Amazon QuickSight may be not as well suited for newer organizations that are just beginning to drive data/performance metrics. The data available becomes more and more valuable to more that you have.
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WebFOCUS

WebFOCUS is a good comprehensive tool for BI for companies. I feel that scenarios where you want the user to interact and be able to ingest data in different formats would be a good use of the tool. Performing data discovery is easier with InfoAssist, especially the most recent versions, and allows users to customize their views and provide comments.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Amazon QuickSight
7.4
WebFOCUS
8.8
Pixel Perfect reports
Amazon QuickSight
10.0
WebFOCUS
9.5
Customizable dashboards
Amazon QuickSight
6.3
WebFOCUS
9.6
Report Formatting Templates
Amazon QuickSight
5.8
WebFOCUS
7.5

Ad-hoc Reporting

Amazon QuickSight
6.5
WebFOCUS
8.5
Drill-down analysis
Amazon QuickSight
7.2
WebFOCUS
9.2
Formatting capabilities
Amazon QuickSight
6.2
WebFOCUS
8.8
Report sharing and collaboration
Amazon QuickSight
6.3
WebFOCUS
8.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Amazon QuickSight
WebFOCUS
7.8

Report Output and Scheduling

Amazon QuickSight
5.5
WebFOCUS
9.1
Report Versioning
Amazon QuickSight
8.0
WebFOCUS
8.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
Amazon QuickSight
3.0
WebFOCUS
8.8
Publish to Web
Amazon QuickSight
WebFOCUS
9.4
Publish to PDF
Amazon QuickSight
WebFOCUS
9.3
Delivery to Remote Servers
Amazon QuickSight
WebFOCUS
9.4

Data Discovery and Visualization

Amazon QuickSight
7.9
WebFOCUS
9.8
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Amazon QuickSight
5.8
WebFOCUS
9.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Amazon QuickSight
10.0
WebFOCUS
9.9
Predictive Analytics
Amazon QuickSight
WebFOCUS
9.6

Access Control and Security

Amazon QuickSight
6.4
WebFOCUS
9.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
Amazon QuickSight
8.1
WebFOCUS
9.6
Role-Based Security Model
Amazon QuickSight
6.7
WebFOCUS
8.9
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Amazon QuickSight
6.7
WebFOCUS
9.6
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Amazon QuickSight
4.0
WebFOCUS
9.6

Mobile Capabilities

Amazon QuickSight
9.7
WebFOCUS
6.2
Responsive Design for Web Access
Amazon QuickSight
10.0
WebFOCUS
9.5
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Amazon QuickSight
9.5
WebFOCUS
8.5
Dedicated iOS Application
Amazon QuickSight
WebFOCUS
3.3
Dedicated Android Application
Amazon QuickSight
WebFOCUS
3.3

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Amazon QuickSight
WebFOCUS
9.3
REST API
Amazon QuickSight
WebFOCUS
10.0
Javascript API
Amazon QuickSight
WebFOCUS
10.0
iFrames
Amazon QuickSight
WebFOCUS
8.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Amazon QuickSight
WebFOCUS
9.6
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Amazon QuickSight
WebFOCUS
9.0

Pros

  • Amazon QuickSight is a really easy program to learn how to use.
  • Amazon QuickSight allows our team to customize the data using the various data sets, which makes the available reports incredibly powerful to our organization.
  • Our organization has the ability continually adjust our reports and build new reports as business needs change.
  • Even though our organization has different reports built for different departments, each department can still access and understand reports from across the company.
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  • One thing that has always been good at WebFOCUS is how they interact with the customer on items. They take suggestions and implement them. In addition technical support is timely and very detailed.
  • I think they keep up with and lead in implementing new technologies in the BI space. One case of this are the ability for user to create their own easy dashboard using the green plus buttons. Also the ability to link d3 into and have the ability to implement new types of graphs is nice.
  • I have been to a spoke at one of their user conferences and they are worth going to. In addition to all of the great seminars the interaction you get with vendors and other users is key in the growth of your knowledge. I've learned so much for my time at these conferences.
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Cons

  • One of the primary challenges I've had with Amazon QuickSight so far is that some of the reports I want to build use data from different data sets. Instead of being able to put all of the information I want to see into one report.
  • Some of our Amazon QuickSight reports only update every 24 hours. It would be great to see that data in real-time.
  • I would remove the various time zones from Amazon QuickSight and only use the time zone we are in.
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  • The admin console can be a little confusing for new people, but it doesn't take long to figure out where everything lives and how it works.
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Likelihood to Renew

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WebFOCUS8.6
Based on 5 answers
It is a great product. It is providing the value for the license we are paying.
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Usability

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WebFOCUS10.0
Based on 2 answers
Best BI tool/product I have used. The others don't compare overall. Some can look fancier, but when you actually use them with large data and data from numerous systems/sources that is where most of the competition falls away. I also don't like downtime. I have basically none for a large user base with WebFocus. Even SAP Crystal Reports went down for 4 days once - 4 days because the admin password got locked out due to a glitch and we had zero reports for 4 days. WebFocus has never had more than a few minutes of downtime. It's like a tank that just keeps rolling. There is no other choice for reliable BI.
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Reliability and Availability

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WebFOCUS9.0
Based on 1 answer
Tracking availability formally for almost two years and we are at 99.8%
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Support

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WebFOCUS10.0
Based on 2 answers
They have extremely knowledgeable techs that I have worked with over the years. Some have actually become really good friends of mine. I see them often at local user groups and when we show them how we are using their tools to save millions of dollars throughout the company
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Online Training

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WebFOCUS6.0
Based on 1 answer
It's hit and miss, the last class was overcrowded and people were having trouble connecting which took up much of the time. Instructors vary
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Implementation

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WebFOCUS8.0
Based on 1 answer
Plan ahead on what data will be accessible and the type of security required on the database and if you will want to use security that is built into the software. It is worth consulting with the vendor on what your plan is and how they recommend you proceed in order to get results you are happy with.
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Breadth of Deployment

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Our organization has about 100 developers distributing reports to an audience of several thousand. In addition there are hundreds of report launch pages on the company's intranet that were created by the various departments that use the tool. The tools is leveraged by finance, engineering, marketing, labor relations, operations, and technical services.
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Alternatives Considered

All of the other reporting platforms my organization has used previously were within our CRM and not a standalone program. In that we were very limited in being able to slice and dice the data the way that we wanted to
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No comparison. Both have their strengths, but WebFocus comes out on top as the clear winner because it is so easy to use and understand for power users. Crystal Reports, like most BI tools, requires more extensive training and is not as easy or user friendly. It is more reliable as we rarely ever have any downtime. If we do it is due to a user running a bad, corrupt report repeatedly. This would cause issues with any BI tool. It is an easy fix - delete the aborted process before it brings down other reports and services and you are good. Very easy to maintain and debug.
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Collaboration and Sharing

Amazon QuickSight5.8
Based on 2 answers
There are many members across my organization that use the QuickSight reports throughout each business day. There are various reports built for various departments as well as reports that cross over to all departments. There have not been any issues across the various departments with viewing the reports and using unique filters to look at the reports differently. Our IT department is the only department within the organization that has the necessary permissions to create new reports and/or make changes to existing reports
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WebFOCUS8.8
Based on 12 answers
Most WebFOCUS activity happens directly within the information technology department of the university. However, individual departmental resource coordinators assist with day to day operations and reporting as needed. Collaboration, like most higher education institutions, is usually as a result of an executive mandate with daily operations happening mostly in silos.
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Data Integration

Amazon QuickSight7.5
Based on 2 answers
All of the data that feeds into Amazon QuickSight comes from our CRM, Clarity. We do not have data coming in from any other sources. Some of the data that comes in is in real-time and some of the data only updates every 24 hours. Overall, the API feed of data seems to be very seamless and there have not been any hiccups in the feed.
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WebFOCUS9.5
Based on 12 answers
We have several data sources across the university with integration to WebFOCUS. Most of the data populated in WebFOCUS comes directly from a data warehouse or replicated dataset rather than from production environments, thus there is a time delay. Data merging becomes possible with unique identifying keys and WebFOCUS makes it easy to report across these data sources.
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Return on Investment

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  • Identify the problem easily through our dashboards. Faster action can taken through that.
  • User satisfaction.
  • Providing good service to the customer.
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Pricing Details

Amazon QuickSight

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

WebFOCUS

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details