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Score 7 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Ayasdi Core ranks higher in 4 feature sets: BI Standard Reporting, Report Output and Scheduling, Data Discovery and Visualization, Access Control and Security
  • Excel4apps ranks higher in 1 feature set: Ad-hoc Reporting

BI Standard Reporting

7.3

Ayasdi Core

73%
6.2

Excel4apps

62%
Ayasdi Core ranks higher in 2/3 features

Pixel Perfect reports

9.0
90%
1 Rating
5.6
56%
3 Ratings

Customizable dashboards

7.0
70%
1 Rating
5.4
54%
3 Ratings

Report Formatting Templates

6.0
60%
1 Rating
7.6
76%
4 Ratings

Ad-hoc Reporting

7.0

Ayasdi Core

70%
7.7

Excel4apps

77%
Excel4apps ranks higher in 3/4 features

Drill-down analysis

7.0
70%
1 Rating
7.1
71%
4 Ratings

Formatting capabilities

6.0
60%
1 Rating
9.3
93%
4 Ratings

Integration with R or other statistical packages

8.0
80%
1 Rating
6.5
65%
2 Ratings

Report sharing and collaboration

7.0
70%
1 Rating
7.9
79%
4 Ratings

Report Output and Scheduling

7.6

Ayasdi Core

76%
6.6

Excel4apps

66%
Ayasdi Core ranks higher in 4/5 features

Publish to Web

9.0
90%
1 Rating
7.4
74%
3 Ratings

Publish to PDF

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.5
85%
2 Ratings

Report Versioning

7.0
70%
1 Rating
5.5
55%
3 Ratings

Report Delivery Scheduling

7.0
70%
1 Rating
6.5
65%
3 Ratings

Delivery to Remote Servers

7.0
70%
1 Rating
5.0
50%
2 Ratings

Data Discovery and Visualization

7.3

Ayasdi Core

73%
6.7

Excel4apps

67%
Ayasdi Core ranks higher in 2/3 features

Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

7.0
70%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Predictive Analytics

5.0
50%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
2 Ratings

Access Control and Security

7.5

Ayasdi Core

75%
7.2

Excel4apps

72%
Ayasdi Core ranks higher in 2/4 features

Multi-User Support (named login)

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Role-Based Security Model

7.0
70%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

7.0
70%
1 Rating
5.3
53%
3 Ratings

Single Sign-On (SSO)

8.0
80%
1 Rating
5.3
53%
2 Ratings

Mobile Capabilities

Ayasdi Core

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.8

Excel4apps

78%
Excel4apps ranks higher in 3/3 features

Responsive Design for Web Access

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Mobile Application

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Ayasdi Core

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
3.0

Excel4apps

30%
Excel4apps ranks higher in 6/6 features

REST API

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Javascript API

N/A
0 Ratings
4.2
42%
2 Ratings

iFrames

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Java API

N/A
0 Ratings
4.7
47%
2 Ratings

Themeable User Interface (UI)

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Customizable Platform (Open Source)

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Excel4apps is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.0

Ayasdi Core

70%
1 Rating
8.7

Excel4apps

87%
4 Ratings

Usability

Ayasdi Core

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3

Excel4apps

83%
3 Ratings

Support Rating

Ayasdi Core

N/A
0 Ratings
6.1

Excel4apps

61%
3 Ratings

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

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.
Randi Yeaman | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Ayasdi Core

General

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

Starting Price

Excel4apps

General

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

Starting Price

Usability

Ayasdi Core

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Excel4apps

Excel4apps 8.3
Based on 3 answers
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.
Maha Alam | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Ayasdi Core

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Excel4apps

Excel4apps 6.1
Based on 3 answers
I have not needed support yet
Randi Yeaman | 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

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Ayasdi Core

No answers on this topic

Excel4apps

  • Increase team transparency
  • Increased reporting
Maha Alam | TrustRadius Reviewer

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