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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

BrightGauge

Any data-driven business that requires metrics and performance benchmarks, that need to drill into data for analysis, should use Bright Gauge. If you don't require data that can be displayed in a meaningful way, and that's not important to your business, then this product is probably not for you; otherwise, it's great.
Ian Hansen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

Discoverer is well suited as a reporting tool where data integration doesn't play a major role. Discoverer suits very well situations where a user has to run a query every day. Discoverer reports can be scheduled and the user can just view the data instead of running the query manually. Also, Discoverer takes away the pain of managing the database credentials. Discoverer is not well suited to situations where the whole enterprise wants to view the same dashboard. Discoverer is more of a departmental BI tool. Discoverer doesn't offer many options to integrate data unless one has to create and handle integration using PL/SQL.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

BrightGauge
7.5
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.8
Pixel Perfect reports
BrightGauge
6.4
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.1
Customizable dashboards
BrightGauge
9.3
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Report Formatting Templates
BrightGauge
6.8
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.9

Ad-hoc Reporting

BrightGauge
7.3
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.6
Drill-down analysis
BrightGauge
8.7
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.0
Formatting capabilities
BrightGauge
6.1
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.7
Integration with R or other statistical packages
BrightGauge
7.9
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.9
Report sharing and collaboration
BrightGauge
6.6
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.6

Report Output and Scheduling

BrightGauge
8.0
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
Publish to Web
BrightGauge
8.1
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.1
Publish to PDF
BrightGauge
8.7
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.6
Report Versioning
BrightGauge
7.4
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
BrightGauge
7.9
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
BrightGauge
8.1
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

BrightGauge
8.5
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.6
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
BrightGauge
8.5
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.8
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
BrightGauge
8.9
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.5
Predictive Analytics
BrightGauge
8.0
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.6

Access Control and Security

BrightGauge
8.4
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
BrightGauge
9.1
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.6
Role-Based Security Model
BrightGauge
7.9
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
BrightGauge
7.5
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.2
Single Sign-On (SSO)
BrightGauge
9.0
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.8

Mobile Capabilities

BrightGauge
6.1
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.7
Responsive Design for Web Access
BrightGauge
6.0
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.8
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
BrightGauge
6.1
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.7
Dedicated iOS Application
BrightGauge
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.5
Dedicated Android Application
BrightGauge
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.9

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

BrightGauge
7.8
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.8
REST API
BrightGauge
9.9
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
Javascript API
BrightGauge
9.5
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.7
iFrames
BrightGauge
6.0
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
Java API
BrightGauge
6.0
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.5
Themeable User Interface (UI)
BrightGauge
6.0
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.1
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
BrightGauge
9.5
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4

Pros

BrightGauge

  • Near real-time data in dashboards is a game changer for decision making
  • Easy of setup of gauges, dashboards and reports makes the product versatile
  • Automated scheduled reporting increases visibility and reduces workload.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

  • SQL friendly which allows for fast adoption for those users who know how to write in SQL. This makes integration with other programs much easier.
  • Accessing data is very fast even with larger data sets.
  • The layout is clean and organized similar to a spreadsheet which allows for easier viewing and analyzing of the data.
Joseph R. Sweeney | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

BrightGauge

  • Support quality has decreased since BrightGauge was acquired by Continuum then ConnectWise.
  • It would be helpful to be able to change multiple similar gauges at one time, as opposed to individually.
  • Reporting system could be improved. At the moment, I am not comfortable scheduling reports to be sent to customers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

  • There is always room for more scalability and optimization of performance.
  • Oracle BI changes a lot from version to version. A smoother transition into a new version would be very helpful.
  • Oracle BI's reporting tool is a little hard to use at first. The UI/UX of the tool can use improvement.
Jatel Desai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

BrightGauge

BrightGauge 9.5
Based on 2 answers
Usability is BrightGauge's strength. Granting the ability of virtually any user to be able to create a dashboard is incredibly valuable. If an organization very simple and straight forward reporting needs then BrightGauge is a perfect fit for them. Connecting to the dataset we used was very quick and easy and I imagine it would be the same for any major data source you would like to pull from.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

BrightGauge

BrightGauge 10.0
Based on 2 answers
We did not need to use BrightGauge's support for the entire time that we used it. Best support is always the one that isn't needed because nothing breaks.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

BrightGauge

We looked very briefly at Solar Winds, but due to Connectwise the reporting was not very accurate and was conflicted.
Dale Bradford | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

Discoverer was already in place when I joined the company so I was not involved in the selection process. However, I have been involved in the review of Discoverer as compared to alternatives including Business Objects, OBIEE, and SSRS. On a cost benefit analysis Discoverer always came out on top. Changing to another tool never provided enough additional functionality to overcome the cost of conversion and ongoing maintenance.
Glen Norman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

BrightGauge

  • ROI can be difficult to measure specifically on a tool like this, but quicker, easier access to information is key.
  • Decrease workload and time in creation of reports has definitely created an ROI.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

  • We have used Discoverer to respond to state sales and use tax audits and saved the company more than the cost of the product. Discoverer has thus assisted in our objective of managing costs.
  • Discoverer is used to provide reports for EEOC reporting assisting our goal of complying with all government requirements.
Glen Norman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

BrightGauge

General

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

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BrightGauge
8.5
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.3

Usability

BrightGauge
9.5
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

Support Rating

BrightGauge
10.0
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

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