Clear Analytics vs. HCL DataConnect

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Clear Analytics
Score 8.8 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Clear Analytics is a business intelligence solution that enables non technical end users to perform analytics by leveraging existing knowledge of Excel coupled with a built in query builder. Some key features include: Dynamic Data Refresh, Data Share and In-Excel Collaboration.
$29
Per Seat per Month
HCL DataConnect
Score 6.2 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
HCL DataConnect (formerly Actian DataConnect) is a hybrid integration solution that enables users to integrate anything, anywhere, anytime. It can be deployed in on-premise, cloud, and/or hybrid environments and offers quick onboarding. With its emphasis data quality, data reuse, adaptability and self-service integration, DataConnect is designed to support rapid onboarding and deliver the fast time to value.N/A
Pricing
Clear AnalyticsHCL DataConnect
Editions & Modules
Personal
$29
Per Seat per Month
Team
$165
upto 10 Seat per Month
Department
$265
upto 25 Seat per month
Organization
$565
Upto 100 per seat per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Clear AnalyticsHCL DataConnect
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$800 Initial OnBoardingOptional
Additional DetailsCertain Enterprise level features can be made available to Small Business edition at additional cost. Such services include Scheduler and OLAP connectivity. Custom adapters can also be created to connect to SaaS services.
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Clear AnalyticsHCL DataConnect
Top Pros
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Features
Clear AnalyticsHCL DataConnect
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Clear Analytics
9.0
8 Ratings
10% above category average
HCL DataConnect
-
Ratings
Pixel Perfect reports9.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizable dashboards9.18 Ratings00 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates8.78 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Clear Analytics
8.9
8 Ratings
10% above category average
HCL DataConnect
-
Ratings
Drill-down analysis9.28 Ratings00 Ratings
Formatting capabilities8.78 Ratings00 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration8.98 Ratings00 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Clear Analytics
9.0
8 Ratings
8% above category average
HCL DataConnect
-
Ratings
Publish to Web9.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to PDF9.17 Ratings00 Ratings
Report Versioning8.98 Ratings00 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling8.87 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Clear Analytics
9.0
8 Ratings
11% above category average
HCL DataConnect
-
Ratings
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)8.98 Ratings00 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization9.18 Ratings00 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Clear Analytics
9.3
8 Ratings
9% above category average
HCL DataConnect
-
Ratings
Multi-User Support (named login)9.48 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model9.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)9.48 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Clear Analytics
8.6
6 Ratings
8% above category average
HCL DataConnect
-
Ratings
Mobile Application8.54 Ratings00 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile8.76 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Source Connection
Comparison of Data Source Connection features of Product A and Product B
Clear Analytics
-
Ratings
HCL DataConnect
9.5
2 Ratings
13% above category average
Connect to traditional data sources00 Ratings9.92 Ratings
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Data Transformations
Comparison of Data Transformations features of Product A and Product B
Clear Analytics
-
Ratings
HCL DataConnect
9.9
2 Ratings
19% above category average
Simple transformations00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Complex transformations00 Ratings9.92 Ratings
Data Modeling
Comparison of Data Modeling features of Product A and Product B
Clear Analytics
-
Ratings
HCL DataConnect
9.9
2 Ratings
21% above category average
Data model creation00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Metadata management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Business rules and workflow00 Ratings9.92 Ratings
Collaboration00 Ratings9.82 Ratings
Testing and debugging00 Ratings9.92 Ratings
Data Governance
Comparison of Data Governance features of Product A and Product B
Clear Analytics
-
Ratings
HCL DataConnect
9.5
1 Ratings
13% above category average
Integration with data quality tools00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Integration with MDM tools00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Clear AnalyticsHCL DataConnect
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(8 ratings)
8.9
(2 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.5
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Clear AnalyticsHCL DataConnect
Likelihood to Recommend
Clear Analytics
Clear Analytics has almost all the features which are mostly required by the organizations for their data analytics and transformation activities. Clear Analytics is built on the support of a parallel query engine which makes it handle large volume requests and also provides optimized results. However, every solution has some limitations, Clear Analytics lacks advanced features such as Predictive Analytics which is a very demanding feature in the market as most organizations are adopting AI/ML automation for their businesses. Also, it needs to add a lot of advanced visualizations so that the user has the choice of selection. Overall a good solution to be recommended.
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HCL Technologies
The choice to use Actian DataConnect really comes down to pricing and the type of integration project you are performing, specifically with the requirements, whether you want the integration to be on-premise or in the cloud, can you install agents on your servers etc. For integration tools it runs head to head with its competitors.
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Pros
Clear Analytics
  • Quick management of the data through Excel thanks to the tools Clear Analytics provides such as filtering different information for an easier view.
  • Ability to add new KPIs to measure different areas of our business.
  • Drag and drop tool which makes an easier usage of Excel.
  • Cost-effective. I find Clear Analytics to be affordable considering the number of features added and the unlimited sharing and editing it provides.
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HCL Technologies
  • Map multiple source and destination tables - what would be done in many steps in SSIS can be done in one or two "maps" in Data Integrator.
  • Platform independent, cloud based, no client software.
  • Conversion of data types, write flat files - this helps us with integrating systems.
  • Fairly straightforward to use if the user has ETL experience.
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Cons
Clear Analytics
  • For Charts and Graphs , getting the Power Point Deck would be helpful. As of now we use the data from Excel Reports
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HCL Technologies
  • Integration Manager needs better scheduling improvements. Like dependencies, and not running a process again if the prior run is still running.
  • New connector development does not seem a priority.
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Usability
Clear Analytics
I have really enjoyed working with Clear Analytics. This platform has contributed to increased production and reliable data control processes. It has flexible user interface that can be operated by any organization member. Reports are shared on simple and transparent way in the dashboard for easy access. Data analytics from all departments have created manageable working environment that have increased production.
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HCL Technologies
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Support Rating
Clear Analytics
I have had multiple scenarios where I had to reach out to the support team of Clear Analytics, be it access-related, general queries, during initial implementation, etc. My overall experience has always been good. I got the needed support every time without any delay. I can definitely recommend Clear Analytics simply on the basis of its excellent support team.
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HCL Technologies
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Alternatives Considered
Clear Analytics
There are other great tools that are out there but Clear Analytics is reasonable for our business and provides a lot of features that we specifically needed
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HCL Technologies
Data Integrator was initially a part of a package deal for us with our new Student Information System. It was chosen prior to my arrival at the institution. Since I discovered we have SQL Server licenses, we have decided to use SSIS instead since I have a background in the MSBI stack and SSIS appears to be more straightforward (process flow philosophy vs "map" philosophy.)
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Return on Investment
Clear Analytics
  • Super useful to get started immediately
  • Didn't have to rely on migrating data
  • Easy to add members
  • Easy to learn and build charts
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HCL Technologies
  • Our customer likes the consistent reliable integrations we have built so we [got] a definite return on investment.
  • Problems are fairly easy to handle and rework.
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ScreenShots

Clear Analytics Screenshots

Screenshot of Clear Analytics integrated Excel panel essentially transforms standalone Excel into an enterprise strength, fully auditable, collaborative and centralized business intelligence platform.Screenshot of Users have the ability to dynamically query systems and render that data in any way they like.  No more waiting on IT to create reports.Screenshot of Your firms existing knowledge of Excel enables the firm to be product from day 1. Use the skills already present in your organization and don't pay for outside reporting consultants to create reports for you.Screenshot of Leverage the integration capability of Microsoft's Power BI to extend the reach of your data to web and mobile devices.Screenshot of Leverage all of Excels capabilities, from it's slicers to miniature spark-line charts to create incredibly informative and responsive dashboards.

HCL DataConnect Screenshots

Screenshot of DataConnect is a hybrid integration solution used to design, deploy, and manage integrations on premise, in the cloud or in hybrid environments with no limits on data types or volumes.Screenshot of Actian DataConnect is a versatile hybrid integration platform that supports a wide range of use cases in every industry.Screenshot of DataConnect helps service delivery teams (e.g. SaaS ProServ team, Systems Integrator) rapidly  onboard and maintain application integrations across their customer base.Screenshot of DataConnect helps organizations onboard master data from their customers as part of the customer onboarding and maintenance process.Screenshot of DataConnect helps an enterprise or service provider exchange EDI data with their supply chain, customer network, or partner network.Screenshot of Actian DataConnect