Azure Analysis Services vs. Entrinsik Informer

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Azure Analysis Services
Score 8.5 out of 10
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Azure Analysis Services delivers enterprise-grade BI semantic modeling capabilities with the scale, flexibility, and management benefits of the cloud. Azure Analysis Services helps transform complex data into actionable insights. Azure Analysis Services is built on the analytics engine in Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services.N/A
Entrinsik Informer
Score 9.3 out of 10
N/A
Entrinsik Informer is a web-based reporting and business intelligence application popular in the higher education vertical market. It helps organizations transform real-time data into actionable information by delivering ad-hoc reporting, data analysis, and interactive dashboards.N/A
Pricing
Azure Analysis ServicesEntrinsik Informer
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Azure Analysis ServicesEntrinsik Informer
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Azure Analysis ServicesEntrinsik Informer
Top Pros

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Features
Azure Analysis ServicesEntrinsik Informer
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Azure Analysis Services
8.7
9 Ratings
7% above category average
Entrinsik Informer
7.6
8 Ratings
7% below category average
Pixel Perfect reports8.99 Ratings5.51 Ratings
Customizable dashboards8.78 Ratings9.07 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates8.59 Ratings8.27 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Azure Analysis Services
8.9
9 Ratings
10% above category average
Entrinsik Informer
8.6
11 Ratings
6% above category average
Drill-down analysis9.07 Ratings9.09 Ratings
Formatting capabilities8.98 Ratings8.110 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages8.98 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration9.09 Ratings9.010 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Azure Analysis Services
9.0
9 Ratings
8% above category average
Entrinsik Informer
9.1
11 Ratings
9% above category average
Publish to Web9.19 Ratings9.14 Ratings
Publish to PDF8.98 Ratings9.09 Ratings
Report Versioning9.48 Ratings9.13 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling9.09 Ratings9.07 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers8.78 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Azure Analysis Services
9.1
8 Ratings
12% above category average
Entrinsik Informer
7.3
1 Ratings
10% below category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)9.37 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization9.18 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Predictive Analytics8.77 Ratings00 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Azure Analysis Services
9.3
9 Ratings
9% above category average
Entrinsik Informer
9.1
11 Ratings
7% above category average
Multi-User Support (named login)9.38 Ratings9.011 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model9.39 Ratings9.19 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)9.29 Ratings9.18 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)9.58 Ratings00 Ratings
Report-Level Access Control00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Azure Analysis Services
8.8
8 Ratings
11% above category average
Entrinsik Informer
9.1
1 Ratings
14% above category average
Responsive Design for Web Access8.58 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Mobile Application9.54 Ratings00 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile8.56 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
Azure Analysis Services
8.9
8 Ratings
12% above category average
Entrinsik Informer
8.2
1 Ratings
4% above category average
REST API8.97 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Javascript API8.77 Ratings00 Ratings
iFrames9.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Java API8.98 Ratings00 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)8.65 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)9.24 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Azure Analysis ServicesEntrinsik Informer
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(10 ratings)
10.0
(77 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.7
(67 ratings)
Usability
-
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9.1
(14 ratings)
Availability
-
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9.1
(3 ratings)
Performance
-
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8.3
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(11 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
7.1
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Azure Analysis ServicesEntrinsik Informer
Likelihood to Recommend
Microsoft
We would have many technical issues and glitches with previous similar providers but found that Azure Analysis Services can simply handle our workload and memory better. I remember we lost an account due to cloud issues not fully saving or corrupting some files. Granted, this is rare with any cloud but haven't had that issue with the same load of memory with Azure Analysis Services.
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Entrinsik
It makes creating queries very easy for end users so not only research or technicians can do it. The availability for creating Live reports that are accessible via Excel on the network has given many of our users the ability to get the information they need in a format they can use without needing someone to translate the raw data
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Pros
Microsoft
  • Providing role based access or we can say privilege based on the role to the user if it is integrated with Azure active directory and hence securing the access to sensitive data.
  • We use to run different type of analytics services to get the better result which is hectic if done manually or with human efforts.
  • We also use to collect bulk of data with the help of this tool and run customized test cases for better efficiency of result and better decision making. The result are very crucial and helps in taking big decision.
  • It supports different or we can say heterogeneous database vendors like the Oracle, SQL, and hence make the task easy.
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Entrinsik
  • Simple user-interface: Informer is relatively easy to learn and end users can begin running reports and creating new reports quickly.
  • Email "burst" functionality: This feature allows emails to be sent out based on data in the report. So for example, a report could be scheduled that would email all student employment managers listing out the specific employees that report to them that haven't submitted their time sheets. Each manager would only see the rows that correspond to their email address.
  • Analytics and grouping: Users can quickly drag columns to group and sub-total, and can use the analytics tab to get deeper insights into the data.
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Cons
Microsoft
  • There is very least content available on Microsoft docs and the Internet to get through with AAS.
  • i faced lots of connection issues while implementation.
  • The need for serious platform experience or expertise.
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Entrinsik
  • There are a lot of reports that we have in Informer that say they have never been run, even though I know they have been run. So that makes it really difficult to determine which reports can be deleted to keep a tidy report list.
  • The only other complaint I have about Informer is that there doesn't seem to be a properly detailed error code/message when the student information system can't be accessed. For example, I am currently trying to move Informer to its own standalone server and I get an error message saying that our license isn't valid. Informer Support sent a new license, which prompted the same message, and the only explanation they have given me is that Informer can't reach the student information system. I would think that if that were the case, the error message would say that instead of an invalid license.
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Likelihood to Renew
Microsoft
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Entrinsik
Informer has been handily meeting most of our reporting needs, and we've created a library of hundreds of reports that are used every day. They have a terrific support service to help when you have questions, and I've found them to be great at listening to what customers would like and adding new features. They are a small company that really listens and really cares, and I've been very pleased over the past few years getting to know them.
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Usability
Microsoft
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Entrinsik
From the perspective of the new user and a seasoned user I would say eight would represent both parties. It presents a 'familiar' interface and easy to navigate display. Tagging is quite nice and allows for organization of reports based on those tags. These have to be monitored like anything else to keep them consistent but provides a better than average means of organizing reports.
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Reliability and Availability
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Entrinsik
We have 10 concurrent licenses and we average between 6-8 at any given time during the day; and we host the application.
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Support Rating
Microsoft
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Entrinsik
I would have given 10 but no one and no system is perfect. The only issue with support is not the staff nor the response but the support Wiki and support pages in general run very slow at times. I believe this has been addressed by the company but the technical speed of the pages have been an issue.
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Implementation Rating
Microsoft
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Entrinsik
We bought the product on a Thursday morning, and we were writing reports on Friday afternoon. We did take about a month to manage the Mapping, Linking and Security to allow us to open it up across campus. We are now mapping from as many third-party vendors as we can to enable the creation of more ad-hoc reporting.
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Alternatives Considered
Microsoft
The platform has vast number of features and modules. The UI is sleek and once you get to use to it, you will be able to do a lot of stuff. Also support for data sources is more in Azure Analysis Services.
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Entrinsik
I have experience with Advizor AnalystX, and it was just awful. It is advertised as an interactive reporting tool, in which you can use your mouse to select and segment constituents by where they live (by clicking on a map), how much they've given to your institution, when they last gave, etc. In practice, their map feature was unusable; it's a static map image (imagine a paper map hung on your wall), rather than draggable and zoomable Google Maps, and it required hours of work to configure one map region. As far as computing constituents' giving statistics, it required way too much back-end work to build simple giving totals.
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Return on Investment
Microsoft
  • Azure Analysis Service scale resources to match our business needs.
  • Helps us to govern, deploy, test and deliver our BI solution with confidence.
  • Stores our business data and clients data in a safe place where it's easy to access and visible to all our teams.
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Entrinsik
  • We have definitely improved customer service due to better reporting using Informer. All departments are better empowered to help our students in a more timely and accurate manner.
  • Using Informer has given us the ability to eliminate functionality within our ERP system and offload reporting to a data store instead of the transactional system. This has resulted in successfully upgrading our core systems and improved response times.
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