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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 6.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Ayasdi Core

Well suited: 1. If data set is not yet well organized.2. Hypothesis is not yet established.3. Need to visually explore to find patterns of data (often when analysts have no good understanding of data)4. When [you need] to analyze events with a timeframe (specifically a sequence of events as a transaction)Less appropriate1. If a data set is very large, such as Hadoop data, it becomes hard to manage data pipeline and process to feed the data into Ayasdi. To be feed into Ayasdi, data should be aggregated or organized to some level.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Excel4apps

It suited for data loads that can be handled via spreadsheets without much validation on the data base side of the application environment. I would not use this to load gigabytes of data but for operational use where key strokes can be reduced and errors minimized, it is fine. This replaces the need to key stroke in Oracle Forms.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Ayasdi Core
7.3
Excel4apps
8.0
Pixel Perfect reports
Ayasdi Core
9.0
Excel4apps
Customizable dashboards
Ayasdi Core
7.0
Excel4apps
Report Formatting Templates
Ayasdi Core
6.0
Excel4apps
8.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Ayasdi Core
7.0
Excel4apps
8.3
Drill-down analysis
Ayasdi Core
7.0
Excel4apps
8.0
Formatting capabilities
Ayasdi Core
6.0
Excel4apps
9.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Ayasdi Core
8.0
Excel4apps
Report sharing and collaboration
Ayasdi Core
7.0
Excel4apps
8.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Ayasdi Core
7.6
Excel4apps
6.7
Publish to Web
Ayasdi Core
9.0
Excel4apps
7.0
Publish to PDF
Ayasdi Core
8.0
Excel4apps
Report Versioning
Ayasdi Core
7.0
Excel4apps
6.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Ayasdi Core
7.0
Excel4apps
7.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
Ayasdi Core
7.0
Excel4apps

Data Discovery and Visualization

Ayasdi Core
7.3
Excel4apps
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Ayasdi Core
10.0
Excel4apps
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Ayasdi Core
7.0
Excel4apps
Predictive Analytics
Ayasdi Core
5.0
Excel4apps

Access Control and Security

Ayasdi Core
7.5
Excel4apps
9.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
Ayasdi Core
8.0
Excel4apps
10.0
Role-Based Security Model
Ayasdi Core
7.0
Excel4apps
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Ayasdi Core
7.0
Excel4apps
8.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Ayasdi Core
8.0
Excel4apps

Pros

Ayasdi Core

  • Ayasdi Core provides an easy way to get some insight on data. Typically analytics may require having a model or hypothesis before starting to look into the data, but Ayasdi lets you just feed the data first then start seeing what the data looks like.
  • Ayasdi Core's topological network visualization is quite unique. It allows you to explore patterns and potential relations between multiple data elements. A user can also dynamically navigate data with different aspects on the web.
  • The Web version of Ayasdi is easy to use, stable, and fast. It hasn't crashed even when we feed it a lot of data sets, although it took time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Excel4apps

  • Easy to install and maintain. After the initial installation, there is little involvement by the technical administrators.
  • Cloning production to a test environment does not require any additional setups unlike Oracle EBS which does.
  • Loading data and reporting on this data is handled via EXCEL spreadsheets which is the "language" of our financial users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Ayasdi Core

  • Use of Python SDK is required to feed data into Ayasdi, but it lacks training materials or sample codes for a novice to get started.
  • Although Web UI of Ayasdi is looking good, often it freezes when the user runs an analysis. It doesn't crash but the web page needs to be refreshed to see the progress of analysis.
  • Algorithms provided by Ayasdi, such as metrics types, lens types need to be explained (what they are and what their strengths and weaknesses are). We had to Google or do research on our own to understand what they are.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Excel4apps

  • Really cannot think of anything I would have them do differently. It does not require any intervention by the data base or system administrators after initial installation which is quite easy and bug free.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Ayasdi Core

We had a working group that has been using R studio for the general purpose of statistical analysis in our organization. Although it is a great tool that provides enriched function sets, it is time-consuming for our clinical analysts to learn the tool to see the first result. R is somewhat of a developer-oriented/friendly tool. Ayasdi is friendly to a domain analyst or end users. Plus, support and consulting from Ayasdi were excellent so that we could get knowledge from them immediately whenever we needed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Excel4apps

No answers on this topic

Pricing Details

Ayasdi Core

General

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

Excel4apps

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Ayasdi Core
7.0
Excel4apps
10.0

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