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Likelihood to Recommend

Birst

Birst is well suited for an organization looking for a cloud-hosted analytics solution that is contained within one package. It is able to connect to a very wide variety of different data sources, and has options for either light or involved ETL procedures, depending on the users experience with preparing data. As with any BI project, it would not be suitable for an organization where there is no dedicated team to maintain and manage the project.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jedox

Best suited for financial consolidation and / or as a highly customized and compact EPM / BI solution (up to 100 CCU) with individual workflows, planning and reporting functionalities, with moderate number of users (no restrictions for any industry, all industries are covered well). It also has advanced reporting & data analysis requirements and provides an integration and reporting layer of imported data from different external systems (via ETL). It can help with migrating your legacy Excel-based business models to the Web. It is not well suited for Enterprise BI applications with expecting >500 CCU (users at the same time working with the system) - this may cause serious performance issues, as all data is kept in RAM. Jedox is also less suited for applications with heavy document management requirements (document management is not an out of the box functionality in Jedox and rather requires custom development through custom widgets etc.).
Karolis Aušra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Birst
7.6
Jedox
9.1
Pixel Perfect reports
Birst
7.8
Jedox
9.1
Customizable dashboards
Birst
7.9
Jedox
9.1
Report Formatting Templates
Birst
7.1
Jedox
9.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Birst
7.0
Jedox
8.3
Drill-down analysis
Birst
6.7
Jedox
8.2
Formatting capabilities
Birst
7.6
Jedox
8.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Birst
6.1
Jedox
8.5
Report sharing and collaboration
Birst
7.5
Jedox
8.5

Report Output and Scheduling

Birst
8.1
Jedox
7.9
Publish to Web
Birst
8.7
Jedox
8.5
Publish to PDF
Birst
8.0
Jedox
7.9
Report Versioning
Birst
7.4
Jedox
7.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Birst
8.3
Jedox
8.2

Data Discovery and Visualization

Birst
7.0
Jedox
5.6
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Birst
7.4
Jedox
5.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Birst
7.7
Jedox
5.5
Predictive Analytics
Birst
5.8
Jedox
5.6

Access Control and Security

Birst
8.1
Jedox
8.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
Birst
8.8
Jedox
8.8
Role-Based Security Model
Birst
8.0
Jedox
8.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Birst
7.4
Jedox
8.8

Mobile Capabilities

Birst
7.9
Jedox
7.4
Responsive Design for Web Access
Birst
8.4
Jedox
8.5
Dedicated iOS Application
Birst
8.3
Jedox
7.0
Dedicated Android Application
Birst
7.2
Jedox
7.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Birst
7.6
Jedox
7.0

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Birst
Jedox
10.0
Long-term financial planning
Birst
Jedox
10.0
Financial budgeting
Birst
Jedox
10.0
Forecasting
Birst
Jedox
10.0
Scenario modeling
Birst
Jedox
10.0
Management reporting
Birst
Jedox
10.0

Consolidation and Close

Birst
Jedox
9.5
Financial data consolidation
Birst
Jedox
10.0
Journal entries and reports
Birst
Jedox
7.0
Multi-currency management
Birst
Jedox
10.0
Intercompany Eliminations
Birst
Jedox
10.0
Local and consolidated reporting
Birst
Jedox
10.0
Detailed Audit Trails
Birst
Jedox
10.0

Financial Reporting and Compliance

Birst
Jedox
10.0
Financial Statement Reporting
Birst
Jedox
10.0
Management Reporting
Birst
Jedox
10.0
Excel-based Reporting
Birst
Jedox
10.0
Automated board and financial reporting
Birst
Jedox
10.0

Analytics

Birst
Jedox
8.5
Personalized dashboards
Birst
Jedox
2.1
Color-coded scorecards
Birst
Jedox
10.0
KPIs
Birst
Jedox
9.0
Cost and profitability analysis
Birst
Jedox
10.0
Key Performance Indicator setting
Birst
Jedox
10.0
Benchmarking with external data
Birst
Jedox
10.0

Integration

Birst
Jedox
9.3
Flat file integration
Birst
Jedox
10.0
Excel data integration
Birst
Jedox
10.0
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Birst
Jedox
8.0

Pros

Birst

  • Birst is an platform that provides connectors to some of the applications we use, but also allows us to bring in data from disparate systems to perform ETL and integrate all of the data for analyses. It makes no assumptions about your data, which is good for us, as we have a lot of customizations to many of our systems.
  • Birst is making inroads towards a more modern UI.
Sean Keesler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jedox

  • Using the Excel add-in means that our team was almost instantly productive, being able to use a familiar interface to present and manipulate data.
  • Allows us to quickly do analysis and comparison of current and historic data.
  • Really good to produce meaningful management reporting that can be adapted responsively to business requirements.
  • Implementing Jedox in our budget cycle dramatically reduced the time and complexity of the process, while making it more transparent.
Tobias Crush | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Birst

  • Birst prices are fairly expensive. License plus cost of users can add up pretty quickly
  • Depending on the size of data, rendering of reports can take a little bit. Need faster processing of data
  • Takes a little time to understand how to build reports, not the most intuitive UI
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jedox

  • Diversity. Jedox can be applied to many different use cases from small to large deployments and from budgeting to enterprise class BI solutions. But rarely is one tool able to fulfill all of these requirements in one organisation. This value proposition can be complicated for prospective users.
  • Awareness. Jedox punches above its weight in capability and scalability, but not enough people have heard about it and therefore procurement processes can be drawn out as a result.
Steve Adams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Birst

Birst 9.0
Based on 36 answers
We have been able to overcome any of the drawbacks we've found with Birst easily and it has fulfilled almost all of our analytic needs to date. Having seen their roadmap it would be highly unlikely we would move away from this platform any time soon. You simply can't beat the functionality that Birst provides for the price and the things I see coming out of the company solidify that our decision to choose Birst was the best possible choice. We have never regretted the decision.
Brian Flood | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jedox

Jedox 9.0
Based on 3 answers
For a period of 5 years all our customers using Jedox have renewed their licenses.
Steven Koelemeijer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Birst

Birst 6.1
Based on 11 answers
I would like to see additional usability put into the ETL scripting. Recently, Birst added a nice function reference inline to formula creation which has kept me from having to return to documentation so much. The same in ETL would be very beneficial. The interface problems related to the Flex framework are being addressed in a rewrite to HTML 5, but for now they are still a hindrance to a higher usability rating.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jedox

Jedox 9.0
Based on 2 answers
To me Jedox deserves 10/10 because it is a consistent one-in-all platform with a modern look and feel. It is intuitive to use and allows you to make intuitive applications integrating traditional business intelligence with performance management functionality. It certainly has a short
learning curve, especially for those that are familiar with MS Excel. An example: I've lost count but Jedox it is available in more than 25 languages. Another: Jedox does not require programming skills... it is developed to be used by the business.
Steven Koelemeijer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Birst

Birst 4.1
Based on 12 answers
We frequently experience -103 errors due to us using the Live Connect functionality, which does not seem to handle even minor interruptions in connectivity, and treats all future connection attempts or data requests as errors, even if the issue does not exist any longer
Tim Welch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jedox

Jedox 8.0
Based on 4 answers
Jedox has
very few bugs. Reports are available through an Excel add-in, the web and/or
mobile device (IOS/Android). In my opinion, availability also means high
performance, not having to wait for the system to give you the required reports,
analysis, dashboards instantly.
Steven Koelemeijer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Birst

Birst 7.5
Based on 12 answers
Everything runs very fast and smoothly. The only process that I wish was faster would be processing the data after uploading new data or making changes to the existing data model. It can take 15-20 minutes (roughly) to upload and process new data once you start getting into 10's of millions of rows. Given my experience with how long it takes me to pull the same data using SQL Server Management Studio, I don't think Birst is unreasonably slow - but for me to give a higher rating, I would want it to be unreasonably fast
Brett Mooberry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jedox

Jedox 7.0
Based on 4 answers
Jedox is the fastest OLAP tool on the market. It can use GPU cards to increase performance even more
Steven Koelemeijer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Birst

Birst 5.3
Based on 36 answers
When we have an issue that is stopping our business from proceeding, I want answers sooner than later. While Birst does have a published response time for each case level, we always wish it could be quicker. What response improvement could there be with a larger support team?In response to first question: Blackhole of issues - Birst needs to improve upon closing issues that resolution was dependent upon code fixes or enhancements, perhaps someone to add a comment on all case tickets at least every 60 days.Escalation - I always have the ability to electronically or via phone escalate a ticket. I also have my Customer Success Manager through whom I can escalate topics.
Deborah Stillwell Judy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jedox

Jedox 9.0
Based on 5 answers
Jedox support in general is a professional and fast responding team. An easy-to-use ticketing system is in place. Bug-related questions are solved fast (responses come usually in a few hours after the question), but some questions / tickets, that are not Jedox-related bugs (for example some advanced questions about Jedox functionality), may be forwarded to Application Management team for further processing and then it may take several days or even weeks to get a response here -> there is room for improvement here.
Karolis Aušra | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Birst

Birst 9.1
Based on 4 answers
I have attended two different training sessions. The first one was my initial training on the system. It was well paced, clear and concise. If there were questions that were not able to be answered by the instructor, he took down the question and actually followed up and provided us a response quickly.The second session was specific to the dashboard and report design components. This training was very good though there were some attendants who had little or no experience and their questions slowed the class.
Timothy Humphreys | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jedox

No score
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Online Training

Birst

Birst 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Although I found the online resources helpful, a lack of appropriate examples for certain tasks key to report creation and advanced modeling make the online training/documentation less than perfect. For an inexperienced BI professional, the online training would not enable a streamlined launch of the product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jedox

Jedox 8.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Implementation Rating

Birst

Birst 5.3
Based on 12 answers
Have clean data! Birst flexibility allows - Start small, then introduce functionality and complexity along the way. If you try to present all the functionality [bells and whistles] and wow them, but bad data is uncovered, the end user blames the new application and turns away.
Deborah Stillwell Judy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jedox

Jedox 9.0
Based on 5 answers
The implementation of SSO, SAML Authentication, HTTPS, Server splitting (Frontend / Backend servers) could be more standardized and made more user friendly to set up (e.g. via setup guide). Otherwise the implementation of Jedox is quick and simple when compared to other similar technologies.
Karolis Aušra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Birst

During the vetting process, we looked at 14 different products (one of them internal) to see if they would fit our needs and whittled it down to this one over a three month period. We did not contact sales for all of them (sales sites were enough to rule out some), but did have a lot of demos with a significant portion of them and reviewed several of the major industry studies as well. We had representatives of both user interests/design and the technical backend on the evaluation process.
The major features we were looking for a product that we could embed inside our own SaaS application, connect to a sharded Postgres database, had multitenancy and allowed for customer generated reports/ self-reporting. Some of the minor "nice to have" features we were looking at was scheduled reports, especially if we could plug it into our own scheduling system (for CAN-SPAM compliance), internationalization, and support.
In the evaluation, Birst hit all of the must-haves and enough of the nice to haves that they made it down to our final two and the trial was the clincher to make it our final choice.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jedox

Jedox Base which has been removed from the market used to be a free option in the in-memory database space capable of write back/modelling. Now the company wants to move in the "Enterprise" space but the product doesn't have the required scalability and is still running on outdated open source server technologies.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Birst

Birst 6.0
Based on 2 answers
we can see that loading a lot of data can cause a noticable slow down in performance. Birst support indicated that they don't really consider anything less than 30 seconds to be an issue, but that is not the case for our customers, so we have had to change some of implementation to address this
Tim Welch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jedox

Jedox 4.0
Based on 2 answers
Scalability is one of the disadvantages of Jedox. Applications with >100 CCU (of course this number is very rough, as it also depends on the complexity of the application) scale poorly in comparison to other EPM vendors. With Jedox it is difficult to scale big applications as there are no standardized / easy-to-implement ways to do it. As a matter of fact, even a classic two-tier architecture (separate olap and web servers) is pretty complicated to implement with Jedox (when we keep in mind, that we are in the 21st century and you would expect to set it up in a few clicks during the Jedox installation, but you actually have to go through a bunch of Jedox config files on each server and edit the IP's and other parameters by hand in several redundant places / files to set it up properly and working; here I dont even start to speak about setting-up load balancing, adding more servers etc. ).
Karolis Aušra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Birst

  • Being a manufacturing company we tend to lag behind technologically. But having all the data for different ERP systems in one place has been an eye opener for the executives. It has lessened the need to convert some legacy ERP systems.
  • Having such a simple reporting tool is a great asset to some of our sites that have traditionally had trouble gathering data from AS400 systems.
Andy Olson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Jedox

  • Quicker decision making
  • Quick implementation of individual business cases
  • Relatively high ROI (when compared to other technologies)
  • Empowers Planning and Business Intelligence (Reporting) in one tool
Karolis Aušra | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Birst

General

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

Birst Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic License$30,0001
  1. Per 20 Users Per Year
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Jedox

General

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

Jedox Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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