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arcplan

6 Ratings

Jedox

14 Ratings

arcplan

6 Ratings
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Score 9.6 out of 101

Jedox

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Score 8.5 out of 101

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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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Jedox

We've found Jedox's strength for us has been in our general ledger reporting and budgeting. We are starting to explore more areas where we can leverage the power of Jedox. Without a dedicated development team inhouse we have struggled to set up new reporting cubes, where some competing products are easier to do this with. Jedox is great for data that isn't needing to be "real time" in our experience. We haven't yet leveraged the prospective capabilities of Jedox. Most importantly maximising the use of the models that we have has been the standout as we haven't had to materially upskill the team to leverage the reporting capabilities of Jedox given the familiar spreadsheet interface.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

arcplan
7.6
Jedox
9.1
Pixel Perfect reports
arcplan
6.4
Jedox
9.1
Customizable dashboards
arcplan
8.0
Jedox
9.1
Report Formatting Templates
arcplan
8.5
Jedox
9.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

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

Report Output and Scheduling

arcplan
8.9
Jedox
7.9
Publish to Web
arcplan
7.8
Jedox
8.5
Publish to PDF
arcplan
10.0
Jedox
7.9
Report Versioning
arcplan
10.0
Jedox
7.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
arcplan
7.8
Jedox
8.2

Data Discovery and Visualization

arcplan
7.1
Jedox
5.6
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
arcplan
6.7
Jedox
5.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
arcplan
6.7
Jedox
5.5
Predictive Analytics
arcplan
7.7
Jedox
5.6

Access Control and Security

arcplan
8.2
Jedox
8.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
arcplan
9.0
Jedox
8.8
Role-Based Security Model
arcplan
8.0
Jedox
8.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
arcplan
7.5
Jedox
8.8

Mobile Capabilities

arcplan
6.7
Jedox
7.4
Responsive Design for Web Access
arcplan
8.5
Jedox
8.5
Dedicated iOS Application
arcplan
5.0
Jedox
7.0
Dedicated Android Application
arcplan
5.0
Jedox
7.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
arcplan
8.3
Jedox
7.0

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

arcplan
Jedox
7.4
Long-term financial planning
arcplan
Jedox
7.6
Financial budgeting
arcplan
Jedox
7.6
Forecasting
arcplan
Jedox
7.0
Scenario modeling
arcplan
Jedox
7.0
Management reporting
arcplan
Jedox
7.6

Consolidation and Close

arcplan
Jedox
4.4
Financial data consolidation
arcplan
Jedox
7.2
Journal entries and reports
arcplan
Jedox
2.7
Multi-currency management
arcplan
Jedox
4.5
Intercompany Eliminations
arcplan
Jedox
6.2
Local and consolidated reporting
arcplan
Jedox
2.7
Detailed Audit Trails
arcplan
Jedox
2.7

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

arcplan
Jedox
7.5
Financial Statement Reporting
arcplan
Jedox
7.6
Management Reporting
arcplan
Jedox
7.6
Excel-based Reporting
arcplan
Jedox
7.6
Automated board and financial reporting
arcplan
Jedox
7.0

Analytics

arcplan
Jedox
5.5
Personalized dashboards
arcplan
Jedox
5.7
Color-coded scorecards
arcplan
Jedox
6.1
KPIs
arcplan
Jedox
5.7
Cost and profitability analysis
arcplan
Jedox
6.1
Key Performance Indicator setting
arcplan
Jedox
6.1
Benchmarking with external data
arcplan
Jedox
3.6

Integration

arcplan
Jedox
7.1
Flat file integration
arcplan
Jedox
7.0
Excel data integration
arcplan
Jedox
7.0
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
arcplan
Jedox
7.2

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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  • Self Service BI. With its familiar front end - both the Excel add-in and its web based spreadsheet portal - it is easy for new users to be up and running very quickly, writing reports and answering questions of their data.
  • Budgeting and Planning. At the core to Jedox is its In-Memory OLAP database that can be written to. The Excel like front end is then able to write back to this central database to take advantage of the ease of use of a spreadsheet system, but combine the power of a central database application.
  • Modelling. Jedox has very powerful but easy to use tools to model any business requirement, from simple KPI calculations, through inter- and intra- business unit cost allocations to complex Activity Based Costing and Budgeting.
  • Data Integration. Jedox has a a powerful and easy to use ETL for both reading from and writing to databases, ERP's, Salesforce and Qlikview applications, for example.
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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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  • Jedox has made an important step toward corporate disclosure management functionality but this could be improved/ extended.
  • In terms of visualization Jedox is up there with most well-known BI vendors. However, Jedox lacks the visualization data discovery features that some of these tools offer. Having said that, an analyst will not regard it as a showstopper.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Jedox6.4
Based on 2 answers
For a period of 5 years all our customers using Jedox have renewed their licenses.
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Usability

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Jedox9.1
Based on 1 answer
To me Jedox deserves 10/10 because it is a consistent one-in-all platform with a modern look and feel. It is intuitive to use and allows you to make intuitive applications integrating traditional business intelligence with performance management functionality. It certainly has a short
learning curve, especially for those that are familiar with MS Excel. An example: I've lost count but Jedox it is available in more than 25 languages. Another: Jedox does not require programming skills... it is developed to be used by the business.
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Reliability and Availability

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Jedox9.1
Based on 1 answer
Jedox has
very few bugs. Reports are available through an Excel add-in, the web and/or
mobile device (IOS/Android). In my opinion, availability also means high
performance, not having to wait for the system to give you the required reports,
analysis, dashboards instantly.
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Performance

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Jedox9.1
Based on 1 answer
Jedox is the fastest OLAP tool on the market. It can use GPU cards to increase performance even more
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Support

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Jedox8.5
Based on 2 answers
The Jedox support team are highly knowledgeable about both the product and how it is used in real life. They also are typically proactive in resolving issues.
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Implementation

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Jedox9.1
Based on 1 answer
Jedox goed beyond traditional BI. That means that it is more important to pick an implementation partner that understands your business. A partner that can anticipate your next requirements. Using the performance management functionality of Jedox, integrating BI with forecasting, workflow, planning takes the solution closer to key (decision) making processes. People do not only use Jedox for insight, reporting, dashboards and analytics but to share expectations and comments to better drive the business. This kind of rich functionality requires a very good functional design before you implement it. That is, if you want to benefit fully what it has to offer. Technically implementing Jedox is relatively easy. In fact, according thousands of business users that participate in the yearly Business Application Research Centre (BARC) Survey, it is the best do-it-yourself BI/performance management system on the market
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Breadth of Deployment

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Jedox can and is applied for a whole range of applications throughout the company or organization. Typically the number of users rises as the applications grow in size/ functionality and number
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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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Jedox Base which has been removed from the market used to be a free option in the in-memory database space capable of write back/modelling. Now the company wants to move in the "Enterprise" space but the product doesn't have the required scalability and is still running on outdated open source server technologies.
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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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Jedox7.6
Based on 6 answers
Proprietary web based portal to access Jedox web and Excel reports.
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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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Jedox7.4
Based on 6 answers
ETL functionality with integration to relational database systems, such as Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, and PostgreSQL and links them through a JDBC interface. Users may also extract further data from flat files or XML files, web services, and LDAP systems. Jedox ETL may be integrated with other software applications using a SOAP-based web service interface. Apart from the data import in Jedox, the ETL module also supports drill-through from the OLAP database to data records in the source systems. All in all though, ETL is much more end user oriented in newer solutions like Power Query and Acterys Connectors
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Scalability

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Jedox9.1
Based on 1 answer
Scalability is often another word for speed. Given enough data, enough users or enough calculations, the tool becomes slower and slower. You will find that Jedox has a very high performance that can even be increased by the use of grafical cards. Other thaen that it does not only offer BI (looking back based on historical ERP data) but also allows you to look forward through integrated budgetting, planning, forecasting, workflow and collaboration. Not easy to find a tool that can support so much business functionality. So, also pretty scalable in that respect.
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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

Jedox

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