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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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Google Charts

I really like Google Charts to develop operative KPIs that are updated on a daily basis and you can use modern graphics to show trends and progress in resolution. In our case, you can track incident, problem and change resolution KPIs and progress, we also associate them to risks and show those relationships in the graphics
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

arcplan
7.6
Google Charts
8.5
Pixel Perfect reports
arcplan
6.4
Google Charts
8.5
Customizable dashboards
arcplan
8.0
Google Charts
8.5
Report Formatting Templates
arcplan
8.5
Google Charts
8.6

Ad-hoc Reporting

arcplan
7.4
Google Charts
8.6
Drill-down analysis
arcplan
5.8
Google Charts
8.3
Formatting capabilities
arcplan
6.3
Google Charts
8.5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
arcplan
9.0
Google Charts
8.2
Report sharing and collaboration
arcplan
8.5
Google Charts
9.4

Report Output and Scheduling

arcplan
8.9
Google Charts
9.2
Publish to Web
arcplan
7.8
Google Charts
9.4
Publish to PDF
arcplan
10.0
Google Charts
9.2
Report Versioning
arcplan
10.0
Google Charts
8.3
Report Delivery Scheduling
arcplan
7.8
Google Charts
9.3
Delivery to Remote Servers
arcplan
Google Charts
10.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

arcplan
7.1
Google Charts
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
arcplan
6.7
Google Charts
8.1
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
arcplan
6.7
Google Charts
8.1
Predictive Analytics
arcplan
7.7
Google Charts
8.0

Access Control and Security

arcplan
8.2
Google Charts
8.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
arcplan
9.0
Google Charts
9.0
Role-Based Security Model
arcplan
8.0
Google Charts
8.5
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
arcplan
7.5
Google Charts
8.7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
arcplan
Google Charts
8.3

Mobile Capabilities

arcplan
6.7
Google Charts
8.1
Responsive Design for Web Access
arcplan
8.5
Google Charts
9.0
Dedicated iOS Application
arcplan
5.0
Google Charts
6.8
Dedicated Android Application
arcplan
5.0
Google Charts
8.4
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
arcplan
8.3
Google Charts
8.1

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

arcplan
Google Charts
8.0
REST API
arcplan
Google Charts
8.5
Javascript API
arcplan
Google Charts
8.0
iFrames
arcplan
Google Charts
8.5
Java API
arcplan
Google Charts
8.3
Themeable User Interface (UI)
arcplan
Google Charts
8.3
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
arcplan
Google Charts
6.5

Pros

  • Endless functionality. With arcplan, you're not limited to a certain set of functions (like with most competitors), but you can think up and add functionality. This includes things like business process management modules, so that your BI really gets embedded into business processes.
  • One core, one skill-set needed, no coding. As an all-round arcplan developer, you can basically do everything. So, even when things get complex, there is no need for external scripts, macros, VBA code, etc. Even the most advanced corporate BI systems are built in arcplan with one skillset!
  • No end user training needed. With arcplan, it's easy to build applications that work purely intuitively. It's also possible to show/hide advanced options, depending on the type of users you define.
  • No data modelling required. Of course, if the business requires it, you can add semantic layers, but you are not forced to do it in all circumstances. I find this a huge advantage over other products, because most business data sources already are logically structured.
  • Multiple data sources can be connected and you're completely free in combining the data in these sources: create your own, or create modules to associate data 'on the fly', whatever you want. You want ETL? No problem. You want to avoid ETL? No problem either.
  • Write-back capabilities: this is critical if you want to really embed BI into your business processes. In BI, information should be actionable: arcplan allows the end user to really take that action.
  • Great developer interface, which makes it also possible for someone with limited technical skills (but high business acumen) to take part in developments.
  • Pricing and licensing. At first glance, arcplan seems not very cheap compared to competitors. However, the licensing model is logical, and there are no hidden costs. Compare that to 'free' products that become very costly as soon as you want to have an enterprise solution.
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  • Combine data
  • Different types of graphics to put data in
  • Easily interact with other Google products
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Cons

  • 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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  • The look and feel of the rendered charts should be updated, they are still using flat colors and they do not seem to follow the latest trends in web design.
  • It is hard to implement for non-technical users.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Google Charts7.3
Based on 8 answers
It's the best solution available right now, and we are pretty dependent on it
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Usability

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Google Charts7.0
Based on 1 answer
Google Charts is easy to use - there is no initial training needed and anyone can utilize. There are lots of room for improvements for troubleshooting and offering more assistance and options for usability.
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Reliability and Availability

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Google Charts10.0
Based on 1 answer
Google charts is always available and provides fast output.
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Performance

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Google Charts5.0
Based on 1 answer
Connectivity is occasionally very slow.
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Support

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Google Charts10.0
Based on 1 answer
Google Support is always available and makes sure my problem is addrssed and we have a solution implemented or in action before the end of our convrsation
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Online Training

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Google Charts5.0
Based on 1 answer
The online training was solely done through self training on google's guide to charts.
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Implementation

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Google Charts10.0
Based on 1 answer
Easy to implement
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Breadth of Deployment

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At this point, only our IT department (that develops the Dashboard) is developing with it. We have thousands of users though.
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Alternatives Considered

acplan beats Qlik on basically everything, including price. It's technically far superior, provides far better security and unlike Qlik does not require coding when things get complex.arcplan beats Tableau and Yellowfin on capabilities. Tableau and Yellowfin are very good at what they do, but capabilities are limited, unless you call the programmers.arcplan beats SAP BO by being one product, instead of a suite with 10 components using 10 different skill sets. And, as a result, it beats SAP BO hands down on implementation costs and efforts
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When we were originally looking for a solution (back in 2012), we were choosing between Highcharts, Raphael, and Google Charts.Raphael was out quickly because even though the front page shows demos of charts, it's really not a charting library. It's a generic drawing library. I've used it on other projects and it's great at what it does. It could even be a solid starting point for a custom charting library, but it wasn't right for us. We needed simple charts.We ended up choosing Google Charts because it was free to use. Highcharts has a nice visual style, but since we were building our product at the time, we simply made sure that our UI would flow well with Google Charts.
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Collaboration and Sharing

arcplan9.0
Based on 2 answers
Security: range of possibilities, like a full AD integrated application framework, or using database security, custom solutions. Ease of sharing data: The Enage module (separately sold) is very powerful, but even standard arcplan enterprise has functions for bookmarking, sharing, mailing etc. There is also a range of possibilities to export reports to PDF, PowerPoint, Excel, Word. There are plenty of options to secure unified formatting, without limiting flexibility. It's therefore also very easy to maintain central layouts. Finally, arcplan comes standard with a scheduler, in which you can automate almost anything, including distribution of reports.
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Google Charts9.7
Based on 14 answers
Incredibly simple to export, share, and share coding with staff members to get feedback and updated results.
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Data Integration

arcplan8.0
Based on 2 answers
There are native drivers for data sources and per data source, there may be nice, specific functions and features. Especially on ODBC and SAP, there are great possibilities. The only downside, compared to competitors, is that connectors need to be purchased separately.
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Google Charts8.3
Based on 14 answers
This part of the work of reporting is usually the most heavy one, but in the case of Google Charts I never had that issue and the tool even helped me to put the data in the proper order. The information is always available with just accessing a link. I like this tool.
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Scalability

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Google Charts8.0
Based on 1 answer
Google Charts is essential for quick, easy, reporting. There are opportunities for advanced features.
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Return on Investment

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  • Better service
  • Improving the efficiency of the products from the data analysis
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Pricing Details

arcplan

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

Google Charts

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