Ayasdi Core vs. Excel4apps

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Ayasdi Core
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Ayasdi Core is a business intelligence software offering from Ayasdi.N/A
Excel4apps
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Excel4apps is a business intelligence software offering from Excel4apps.N/A
Pricing
Ayasdi CoreExcel4apps
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Ayasdi CoreExcel4apps
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Ayasdi CoreExcel4apps
Top Pros
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Features
Ayasdi CoreExcel4apps
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Ayasdi Core
7.3
1 Ratings
12% below category average
Excel4apps
6.3
4 Ratings
26% below category average
Pixel Perfect reports9.01 Ratings5.43 Ratings
Customizable dashboards7.01 Ratings6.13 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates6.01 Ratings7.44 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Ayasdi Core
7.0
1 Ratings
15% below category average
Excel4apps
7.6
4 Ratings
6% below category average
Drill-down analysis7.01 Ratings7.54 Ratings
Formatting capabilities6.01 Ratings9.24 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages8.01 Ratings6.52 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration7.01 Ratings7.14 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Ayasdi Core
7.6
1 Ratings
9% below category average
Excel4apps
6.4
3 Ratings
27% below category average
Publish to Web9.01 Ratings6.73 Ratings
Publish to PDF8.01 Ratings8.22 Ratings
Report Versioning7.01 Ratings5.83 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling7.01 Ratings6.23 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers7.01 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Ayasdi Core
7.3
1 Ratings
10% below category average
Excel4apps
6.7
2 Ratings
19% below category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)10.01 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization7.01 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Predictive Analytics5.01 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Ayasdi Core
7.5
1 Ratings
14% below category average
Excel4apps
8.1
3 Ratings
6% below category average
Multi-User Support (named login)8.01 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model7.01 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)7.01 Ratings7.23 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)8.01 Ratings7.22 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Ayasdi Core
-
Ratings
Excel4apps
7.8
1 Ratings
2% below category average
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Mobile Application00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
Ayasdi Core
-
Ratings
Excel4apps
3.4
2 Ratings
80% below category average
REST API00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Javascript API00 Ratings5.72 Ratings
iFrames00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Java API00 Ratings5.92 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
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Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.9 out of 10
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Score 9.9 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 9.7 out of 10
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Score 9.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
Ayasdi CoreExcel4apps
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(4 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.9
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Ayasdi CoreExcel4apps
Likelihood to Recommend
Ayasdi
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 appropriate 1. 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.
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Excel4apps
We have to calculate most all Lab / Pilot / Proposals sizing and results. The automated calculations in [Excel4apps] is awesome, as once you are familiar with them, it is easy to quickly implement them when needed.
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Pros
Ayasdi
  • 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.
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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.
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Cons
Ayasdi
  • 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.
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Excel4apps
  • It is possible but difficult to retrieve data or set criteria from different module into a single report or retrieve. If it is more user friendly instead of having to create a complex formula to retrieve the data, this function will be utilized more often.
  • It will be nice to have visual (graphs, etc.) report template available
  • It is helpful if we can retrieve data for a range of date, instead of just YTD, PTD etc. and multi-year data all at once for comparison too.
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Usability
Ayasdi
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Excel4apps
I am not a power user of Excel. So I find Exel4apps a friendlier version of the things that I could do on Excel and making it easier with a magic wand.
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Support Rating
Ayasdi
No answers on this topic
Excel4apps
I have not needed support yet
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Alternatives Considered
Ayasdi
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.
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Excel4apps
Excel4apps is more user friendly and can retrieve data much easier and in a nicer format than Jaspersoft. Qlik Sense is useful and have more visual reporting and dashboard. However, it is usually used for higher level of analyses and review. Yardi is used for specific purpose, which is different than Excel4apps. Excel4apps can pull all the financial data from Oracle, including billing and collections.
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Return on Investment
Ayasdi
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Excel4apps
  • Increase team transparency
  • Increased reporting
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