Chartio (discontinued) vs. Phocas Business Intelligence

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Chartio (discontinued)
Score 7.5 out of 10
N/A
Chartio is a visualization tool designed to enable anyone to explore, transform and visualize data on the fly through a drag-and-drop interface. Chartio was acquired by Atlassian in February 2021 so that it's capabilities could be integrated into the Atlassian product portfolio's capabilities. Chartio is no longer available to new customers, standalone. Existing customers must migrate to alternatives by March 2022, when the service will be retired.
$40
per user/per month
Phocas Business Intelligence
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Phocas helps users discover data and provides results in real time.  It is designed for non-technical users and delivers a simple yet powerful analytical capability that quickly turns data into a chart, graph or map.  It brings up data on local, regional or global sales, inventory, forecasts, prices, profit margins, budgets and more. Phocas, based in the United Kingdom, is a business intelligence firm with offices in…N/A
Pricing
Chartio (discontinued)Phocas Business Intelligence
Editions & Modules
Starter
$40
per user/per month
Professional
$60
per user/per month
Organization
Contact sales team
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPhocas has built its business model on exceeding customer expectations. We’ve operated on a subscription basis from the start and in the words of Phocas Group chairman and co-founder Paul Magee: ‘That puts the onus on us to perform’. And we like that. In fact, our whole company ecosystem is built around that ‘light bulb moment’ when customers achieve a breakthrough by seeing their business through fresh eyes.
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
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BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Chartio (discontinued)
6.0
18 Ratings
33% below category average
Phocas Business Intelligence
9.0
4 Ratings
10% above category average
Pixel Perfect reports3.614 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizable dashboards7.718 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates6.714 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Chartio (discontinued)
5.7
14 Ratings
32% below category average
Phocas Business Intelligence
9.6
4 Ratings
17% above category average
Drill-down analysis6.913 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Formatting capabilities6.112 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages3.15 Ratings00 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration6.513 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Chartio (discontinued)
3.4
17 Ratings
84% below category average
Phocas Business Intelligence
9.3
4 Ratings
11% above category average
Publish to Web2.79 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to PDF6.117 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Report Versioning2.05 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling2.712 Ratings9.94 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Chartio (discontinued)
7.5
15 Ratings
9% below category average
Phocas Business Intelligence
8.3
4 Ratings
3% above category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)7.215 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization7.212 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Predictive Analytics8.03 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Chartio (discontinued)
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Ratings
Phocas Business Intelligence
9.9
4 Ratings
15% above category average
Multi-User Support (named login)00 Ratings9.94 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model00 Ratings9.94 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)00 Ratings9.93 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Chartio (discontinued)
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Ratings
Phocas Business Intelligence
9.5
3 Ratings
18% above category average
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
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Chartio (discontinued)Phocas Business Intelligence
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IBM SPSS Modeler
IBM SPSS Modeler
Score 7.8 out of 10
SAP Crystal
SAP Crystal
Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Mathematica
Mathematica
Score 8.2 out of 10
Reveal
Reveal
Score 10.0 out of 10
Enterprises
IBM SPSS Modeler
IBM SPSS Modeler
Score 7.8 out of 10
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Jaspersoft Community Edition
Score 9.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(30 ratings)
8.1
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(24 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.6
(6 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
8.6
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
6.8
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
Atlassian
Chartio is a great tool for building presentable dashboards. It can export, you can add read-only access, and it has permissions levels by dashboard for users. There are other data analysis tools that help to analyze the data, but few allow for such a nice presentation
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Phocas
If you would like your data in one place with easy access, this is the software for you. You can have data from multiple systems and bring it into one view so that you have a quick and easily visible dashboard for the data you wish to see.
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Pros
Atlassian
  • Direct linkage to our databases. Abstracts away the visualization layer so we can focus on the data and the queries.
  • Host of graphs and tools that permits all types of data visualizations.
  • Haven't quite used this yet, but there is a new embedding feature that will be very helpful so that we can embed the charts into a company central dash.
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Phocas
  • Custom reports are simple to create.
  • The ability to manage users and their dashboards is solid.
  • Easy to navigate web interface makes the software accessible from anywhere.
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Cons
Atlassian
  • There is not a last full month date range option. You can still get the range that you need, but the dashboards will have to be manually updated to exclusively display one whole month.
  • When building a chart, the area which displays your tables and fields is finite. You can't adjust the size to make it easier to see. They do allow a mouse-over to see the entire name of your table/field, but I would prefer to adjust the width.
  • Once you modify a query in the Custom Query tab, there doesn't seem to be a way to go back to using the U.I.
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Phocas
  • Phocas needs to make it easier to connect to different types of databases.
  • The data in Phocas needs to be updated faster in some cases.
  • It needs to provide functions to create better charts and graphs.
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Likelihood to Renew
Atlassian
Great customer support: You will receive an answer by email usually within 20-30 minutes. Not only that but our CSMs for Chartio go out of their way to help, they have even created charts for some of the less experienced users that wanted an example to work from. We have had nothing but great experiences with this team.
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Phocas
No answers on this topic
Usability
Atlassian
I really like using Chartio. I use it on a daily basis for pulling data from different sources and combining data (the explore tab was a great idea for this use). I think I would give it 8/10 because there needs to be more documentation or maybe blog posts about things people are doing with it. I only have my own ideas about what to do /how to graph things. I know there are some articles, but it would be awesome to have a section on the neat dashboards people are building or how they show data in different ways. Another complaint is how much time it takes to load. I know our databases aren't set up precisely for Chartio and I have been creating data stores. But the data stores have so many more limitations that adds a whole new layer of frustration. Love the product, keep up the good work and the fast fixes.
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Phocas
It is a very user-friendly product and is easy to understand. You can get your data from just a quick click and the dashboard loads. You can take the data and drill down easy to find what you are looking for.
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Support Rating
Atlassian
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Phocas
Support is responsive. You log a call and they will respond quickly and resolve your issues. We have only had great experiences with the support team.
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Online Training
Atlassian
I use self learning materials. Pretty helpful. I find myself having to go back to the "drilldown" instructions though, and have a hard time finding hidden variables on a dashboard, so perhaps there is room for intuitive improvements (or maybe I'm just being lazy)
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Phocas
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Atlassian
Chartio so far has been the easiest BI tool to setup and has also been the most affordable. There are some other, great, BI tools out there but they were a bit to heavy handed for what we needed. Also - despite the high cost per user in Chartio, the other tools were still more expensive.
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Phocas
Phocas is easy to use for end users and can be used on desktops, laptops, and phones.
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Scalability
Atlassian
Chartio has worked well as our datawarehouse has rapidly expanded, and the usability/performance hasn't seemed to have suffered. What we haven't yet realized is additional savings from additional users. We have some dashboard needs for users who truly just view of a few charts, and the licensing structure hasn't yet been structured in a way that would support that type of approach...having 50 "core" licenses, and then potentially several hundred view only licenses for partners that would use the application infrequently.
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Phocas
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Atlassian
No answers on this topic
Phocas
  • It has given our business a view on data
  • We can access it from anywhere
  • You can have multiple dashboards for different information
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ScreenShots

Chartio (discontinued) Screenshots

Screenshot of Sample Executive DashboardScreenshot of Sample Zendesk DashboardScreenshot of Chartio's SQL Mode Chart CreatorScreenshot of SQL EditorScreenshot of Query BuilderScreenshot of Data Pipeline

Phocas Business Intelligence Screenshots

Screenshot of Phocas Dashboard on iPadScreenshot of Phocas Dashboard on Laptop