Azure Analysis Services vs. Longview Analytics (arcplan)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Azure Analysis Services
Score 8.4 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
Longview Analytics (arcplan)
Score 6.3 out of 10
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Longview Analyticsis a reporting tool that doesn’t require additional tools or experts to create custom dashboards to enable teams to monitor company-wide activities and implement performance-enhancing changes. It is designed to empower users to improve resource management and strategic impact through data-driven insights and increased automation.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
Azure Analysis ServicesLongview Analytics (arcplan)
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
Longview Analytics (arcplan)
7.6
2 Ratings
7% below category average
Pixel Perfect reports8.99 Ratings6.42 Ratings
Customizable dashboards8.78 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates8.59 Ratings8.52 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
Longview Analytics (arcplan)
7.4
2 Ratings
9% below category average
Drill-down analysis9.07 Ratings5.82 Ratings
Formatting capabilities8.98 Ratings6.32 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages8.98 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration9.09 Ratings8.52 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
Longview Analytics (arcplan)
8.9
2 Ratings
7% above category average
Publish to Web9.19 Ratings7.82 Ratings
Publish to PDF8.98 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Report Versioning9.48 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling9.09 Ratings7.82 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers8.78 Ratings00 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
Longview Analytics (arcplan)
7.1
2 Ratings
12% below category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)9.37 Ratings6.72 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization9.18 Ratings6.72 Ratings
Predictive Analytics8.77 Ratings7.72 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
Longview Analytics (arcplan)
8.2
2 Ratings
4% below category average
Multi-User Support (named login)9.38 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model9.39 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)9.29 Ratings7.52 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)9.58 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Azure Analysis Services
8.8
8 Ratings
10% above category average
Longview Analytics (arcplan)
6.7
2 Ratings
17% below category average
Responsive Design for Web Access8.58 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Mobile Application9.54 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile8.56 Ratings8.32 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
Longview Analytics (arcplan)
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Ratings
REST API8.97 Ratings00 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 ServicesLongview Analytics (arcplan)
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(10 ratings)
7.8
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Azure Analysis ServicesLongview Analytics (arcplan)
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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Insightsoftware, Inc
It is very suitable for complete corporate BI solutions. If you see BI as embedding information into your organization and business processes, and thus as more than just a few scattered dashboards and reports, arcplan is your platform. It's less suitable for ad-hoc reporting and data discovery. It can do it (everything is possible), but there is strong competition in this area.
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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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Insightsoftware, Inc
  • Excellent dashboard.
  • Well advanced BI metrics.
  • Better interfacing to other DW.
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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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Insightsoftware, Inc
  • Positioning and marketing. Most BI vendors use a non-technical sales strategy and focus on shiny, sexy dashboards to sell the story. In order to position arcplan fairly and correctly, the technical and business advantages need to be part of a sales story. So, it is not really an easy product to sell to customers, if it has to compete with now-to-wow-five-minute products.
  • Learning/training for developers. It's easy to learn the basics of arcplan, because the interface is logical. But nothing prevents a beginning developer from creating a monstrous application, because there is no prescribed architecture. It really takes some experience to become a good arcplan architect. It's a disadvantage resulting from one of arcplan's biggest advantages.
  • Data connectors: arcplan standard comes with a connector of your choice. Additional connectors need to be purchased separately. Many other products come with a full range of connectors.
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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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Insightsoftware, Inc
Personally, I prefer QlikView not because it's more stable but simply just for the looks of the dashboard. One of my clients in Sydney recently moved from arcplan to QlikView. The reason was mainly looks and that QlikView has more training materials for the support users to train with. So in all, it does not really stack well against QlikView.
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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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Insightsoftware, Inc
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