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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon QuickSight

Amazon QuickSight is good when you want to interrogate data quickly and the data is in the AWS eco-system. QuickSight is not a great option if you want pixel-perfect visualizations with a lot of functionality. Overall, it's a solid solution but needs to mature a lot if it wants to become an enterprise solution.
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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
5.8
WebFOCUS
8.8
Pixel Perfect reports
Amazon QuickSight
4.5
WebFOCUS
9.9
Customizable dashboards
Amazon QuickSight
6.7
WebFOCUS
9.5
Report Formatting Templates
Amazon QuickSight
6.1
WebFOCUS
7.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Amazon QuickSight
5.3
WebFOCUS
8.0
Drill-down analysis
Amazon QuickSight
5.8
WebFOCUS
8.9
Formatting capabilities
Amazon QuickSight
5.8
WebFOCUS
8.5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Amazon QuickSight
3.0
WebFOCUS
7.1
Report sharing and collaboration
Amazon QuickSight
6.7
WebFOCUS
7.5

Report Output and Scheduling

Amazon QuickSight
3.8
WebFOCUS
8.9
Publish to Web
Amazon QuickSight
4.0
WebFOCUS
9.1
Publish to PDF
Amazon QuickSight
4.0
WebFOCUS
9.0
Report Versioning
Amazon QuickSight
5.9
WebFOCUS
8.6
Report Delivery Scheduling
Amazon QuickSight
3.0
WebFOCUS
8.6
Delivery to Remote Servers
Amazon QuickSight
2.0
WebFOCUS
9.1

Data Discovery and Visualization

Amazon QuickSight
5.5
WebFOCUS
9.8
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Amazon QuickSight
6.6
WebFOCUS
10.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Amazon QuickSight
7.9
WebFOCUS
10.0
Predictive Analytics
Amazon QuickSight
2.0
WebFOCUS
9.5

Access Control and Security

Amazon QuickSight
6.9
WebFOCUS
9.2
Multi-User Support (named login)
Amazon QuickSight
6.9
WebFOCUS
9.5
Role-Based Security Model
Amazon QuickSight
6.7
WebFOCUS
8.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Amazon QuickSight
6.2
WebFOCUS
9.5
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Amazon QuickSight
7.7
WebFOCUS
9.5

Mobile Capabilities

Amazon QuickSight
4.0
WebFOCUS
6.3
Responsive Design for Web Access
Amazon QuickSight
4.5
WebFOCUS
9.6
Dedicated iOS Application
Amazon QuickSight
2.0
WebFOCUS
3.3
Dedicated Android Application
Amazon QuickSight
2.0
WebFOCUS
3.3
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Amazon QuickSight
7.5
WebFOCUS
8.9

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Amazon QuickSight
3.0
WebFOCUS
9.4
REST API
Amazon QuickSight
3.0
WebFOCUS
10.0
Javascript API
Amazon QuickSight
2.0
WebFOCUS
10.0
iFrames
Amazon QuickSight
2.0
WebFOCUS
8.0
Java API
Amazon QuickSight
3.0
WebFOCUS
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Amazon QuickSight
5.0
WebFOCUS
9.9
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Amazon QuickSight
3.0
WebFOCUS
9.0

Pros

Amazon QuickSight

  • 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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WebFOCUS

  • Webfocus reports all have the option to export to Excel. The excel spreadsheet is always very organized and clean, and the information is very easy to read.
  • Webfocus is able to maintain data from years prior. We can look up what we featured in catalogs and all the sales history attached with it.
  • Webfocus is able to provide support to a variety of departments. For example, our buying team uses it for planning in advance and our marketing team uses the tool to see how categories and products as the selling
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Cons

Amazon QuickSight

  • You can not use it as a primary reporting tool as many of the features are missing.
  • For complex reports for business, users need to get help from an IT person.
  • Business users time will waste in developing reports, it should have a version where we can promote the report from one environment to other.
  • Sharing report with the user who is not added in IAM is complex.
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WebFOCUS

  • The newest versions of WebFOCUS have an unnecessarily complicated security layout that makes configuration difficult to accomplish without bringing in the vendor for installs.
  • This software tries to cover too many bases allowing you to switch from writing code manually to creating reports using only GUI tools. This sometimes complicates screens and functionality where the two methods don't always work well together. -though its nice to have the choice.
  • The sales force is not as top notch as many software companies
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Likelihood to Renew

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WebFOCUS

WebFOCUS 8.6
Based on 5 answers
This software is deeply engrained with my organization and has become a tool that would not easily be replaced without spending more money and resources to get the same results. License cost is comparable to other report writing tools and the capabilities are greater than the competition without having to buy multiple apps to do the same thing.
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Usability

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WebFOCUS

WebFOCUS 10.0
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

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WebFOCUS

WebFOCUS 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Tracking availability formally for almost two years and we are at 99.8%
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Support

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WebFOCUS

WebFOCUS 10.0
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

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WebFOCUS

WebFOCUS 6.0
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

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WebFOCUS

WebFOCUS 8.0
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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Alternatives Considered

Amazon QuickSight

QuickSight is best suited to augment your other BI solutions, not as a primary tool. It still very immature when you compare it to products like Tableau, Qlik, Microsoft Power BI and others. However, it is very easy to get connected to data sources and a good way to interrogate data if the data is in the AWS system or database
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WebFOCUS

WebFOCUS has a mature and tested product that speaks well to internal personnel who rely on legacy data systems for day-to-day operations and business processes. It is apparent some newer products provide flexibility in user access with limited previous knowledge or experience and a more modern user interface, but these products do not have the reliability and maturity of WebFOCUS.
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Return on Investment

Amazon QuickSight

No answers on this topic

WebFOCUS

  • We are not yet a success story. Though we've been implementing WebFOCUS for over a year, we have very few products in our Production portal. Of course, this is not all the responsibility of Information Builders, but we were ill-advised by our 'training coordinator' in our training of staff and coming up to speed with the tools has been very slow.
  • Once skilled analysts and professional IT staff achieve a grasp of the products, they are able to very quickly create polished and well-received products.
  • The DW/BI project has helped us to establish standards and protocols of communication that will allow us to more quickly meet knowledge transfer requirements
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Pricing Details

Amazon QuickSight

General

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

WebFOCUS

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon QuickSight
6.7
WebFOCUS
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon QuickSight
WebFOCUS
8.6

Usability

Amazon QuickSight
WebFOCUS
10.0

Reliability and Availability

Amazon QuickSight
WebFOCUS
9.0

Support

Amazon QuickSight
WebFOCUS
10.0

Online Training

Amazon QuickSight
WebFOCUS
6.0

Implementation

Amazon QuickSight
WebFOCUS
8.0

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