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Likelihood to Recommend

arcplan

It is very suitable for complete corporate BI solutions. If you see BI as embedding information into your organization and business processes, and thus as more than just a few scattered dashboards and reports, arcplan is your platform. It's less suitable for ad-hoc reporting and data discovery. It can do it (everything is possible), but there is strong competition in this area.
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ClicData

We used ClicData dashboards in a somewhat unorthodox way: we used "Indicators", or icons within tables to represent data, and the results looked great. The ability to integrate 3rd party HTML into dashboards was valuable (although Clic Data correctly warns that response time may suffer).The ability to start small and release dashboards incrementally suited our needs very well. We also valued the responsive account team getting us quickly pointed in the right direction.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

arcplan
7.6
ClicData
6.3
Pixel Perfect reports
arcplan
6.4
ClicData
Customizable dashboards
arcplan
8.0
ClicData
6.3
Report Formatting Templates
arcplan
8.5
ClicData

Ad-hoc Reporting

arcplan
7.4
ClicData
4.3
Drill-down analysis
arcplan
5.8
ClicData
6.3
Formatting capabilities
arcplan
6.3
ClicData
5.6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
arcplan
9.0
ClicData
Report sharing and collaboration
arcplan
8.5
ClicData
1.0

Report Output and Scheduling

arcplan
8.9
ClicData
6.7
Publish to Web
arcplan
7.8
ClicData
7.0
Publish to PDF
arcplan
10.0
ClicData
6.0
Report Versioning
arcplan
10.0
ClicData
7.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
arcplan
7.8
ClicData

Data Discovery and Visualization

arcplan
7.1
ClicData
6.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
arcplan
6.7
ClicData
5.2
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
arcplan
6.7
ClicData
7.0
Predictive Analytics
arcplan
7.7
ClicData

Access Control and Security

arcplan
8.2
ClicData
8.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
arcplan
9.0
ClicData
7.0
Role-Based Security Model
arcplan
8.0
ClicData
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
arcplan
7.5
ClicData
9.0

Mobile Capabilities

arcplan
6.7
ClicData
1.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
arcplan
8.5
ClicData
1.0
Dedicated iOS Application
arcplan
5.0
ClicData
1.0
Dedicated Android Application
arcplan
5.0
ClicData
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
arcplan
8.3
ClicData
1.0

Pros

arcplan

  • Excellent dashboard.
  • Well advanced BI metrics.
  • Better interfacing to other DW.
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ClicData

  • Ease of use when developing new dashboards.
  • Easy to customize.
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Cons

arcplan

  • Positioning and marketing. Most BI vendors use a non-technical sales strategy and focus on shiny, sexy dashboards to sell the story. In order to position arcplan fairly and correctly, the technical and business advantages need to be part of a sales story. So, it is not really an easy product to sell to customers, if it has to compete with now-to-wow-five-minute products.
  • Learning/training for developers. It's easy to learn the basics of arcplan, because the interface is logical. But nothing prevents a beginning developer from creating a monstrous application, because there is no prescribed architecture. It really takes some experience to become a good arcplan architect. It's a disadvantage resulting from one of arcplan's biggest advantages.
  • Data connectors: arcplan standard comes with a connector of your choice. Additional connectors need to be purchased separately. Many other products come with a full range of connectors.
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ClicData

  • I wish there were even more widgets for the dashboards such as calendar layouts.
  • It would also be nice to be able to query the back-end data using SQL Studio.
  • It would be nice to change data connections from the dashboard to dashboard even though they have the same fields and schema.
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Alternatives Considered

arcplan

Personally, I prefer QlikView not because it's more stable but simply just for the looks of the dashboard. One of my clients in Sydney recently moved from arcplan to QlikView. The reason was mainly looks and that QlikView has more training materials for the support users to train with. So in all, it does not really stack well against QlikView.
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ClicData

We chose ClicData over some other options because it was cost-effective and relatively easy to implement. It didn't require a server to set-up or manage which was nice.
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Pricing Details

arcplan

General

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

ClicData

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$20*

* data volume, type of data source and level of automation

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