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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

If you are creating a dashboard, and you need to develop it very quickly, then Google Charts is perfect. It integrates like magic with Google Sites and Google Apps Script. If you want to create a desktop application, it is not advised to use Google Charts. As you always have to have an Internet connection.
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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
8.7
Customizable dashboards
arcplan
8.0
Google Charts
8.5
Report Formatting Templates
arcplan
8.5
Google Charts
8.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

arcplan
7.4
Google Charts
8.1
Drill-down analysis
arcplan
5.8
Google Charts
8.0
Formatting capabilities
arcplan
6.3
Google Charts
7.6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
arcplan
9.0
Google Charts
7.6
Report sharing and collaboration
arcplan
8.5
Google Charts
9.1

Report Output and Scheduling

arcplan
8.9
Google Charts
8.9
Publish to Web
arcplan
7.8
Google Charts
9.7
Publish to PDF
arcplan
10.0
Google Charts
9.4
Report Versioning
arcplan
10.0
Google Charts
8.2
Report Delivery Scheduling
arcplan
7.8
Google Charts
9.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
arcplan
Google Charts
8.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

arcplan
7.1
Google Charts
8.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
arcplan
6.7
Google Charts
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
arcplan
6.7
Google Charts
8.6
Predictive Analytics
arcplan
7.7
Google Charts
7.8

Access Control and Security

arcplan
8.2
Google Charts
8.2
Multi-User Support (named login)
arcplan
9.0
Google Charts
8.5
Role-Based Security Model
arcplan
8.0
Google Charts
8.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
arcplan
7.5
Google Charts
8.3
Single Sign-On (SSO)
arcplan
Google Charts
8.1

Mobile Capabilities

arcplan
6.7
Google Charts
8.4
Responsive Design for Web Access
arcplan
8.5
Google Charts
8.9
Dedicated iOS Application
arcplan
5.0
Google Charts
7.8
Dedicated Android Application
arcplan
5.0
Google Charts
8.9
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
arcplan
8.3
Google Charts
8.1

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

arcplan
Google Charts
8.1
REST API
arcplan
Google Charts
8.3
Javascript API
arcplan
Google Charts
8.0
iFrames
arcplan
Google Charts
8.7
Java API
arcplan
Google Charts
8.2
Themeable User Interface (UI)
arcplan
Google Charts
8.2
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
arcplan
Google Charts
7.0

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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  • Very easy to learn and interactive.
  • Works well on all modern browsers.
  • It's free and includes maps.
  • Can read from Excel, Google Spreadsheets, SQL databases, CSV files and auto update.
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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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  • Doesn't yet give as much customization ability as some other packages.
  • Doesn't give you sophisticated statistical processing.
  • Requires a network connection
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Likelihood to Renew

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Google Charts7.3
Based on 8 answers
Because it is reliable, easy to start, and easy to maintain. It can support all the work I want to do.
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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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
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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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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We wanted to focus more on the data part instead of dealing every detail of visualization choices, so we chased Google Charts. When you generate a chart, it will automatically make some default decisions, which is a good start.
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Scalability

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No answers on this topic
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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  • It was a class project, we got really good scores.
  • Also, our collaborator from the city was very excited, and is working with us to deploy the visualizations we developed.
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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