Databox vs. XLCubed

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Databox
Score 9.5 out of 10
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Databox, headquartered in Cambridge, offers Databox Designer, an application allowing enterprise level users to track and share KPIs from key applications, touting a no code setup and an API and query tools for integration with custom data sources and data searches.N/A
XLCubed
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
XLCubed optimises Excel for data-connected reporting and analytics, and provides a governed web and mobile sharing model. It connects Excel directly to corporate data and adds a wide range of reporting, visualisation and analytical capabilities. Designed so that users can leverage their existing skills to become more productive. XLCubed's total control over layout and formatting, user calculations and finance-focused IBCS-certified charting make it an ideal tool for…N/A
Pricing
DataboxXLCubed
Editions & Modules
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Pricing Offerings
DataboxXLCubed
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
DataboxXLCubed
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Databox
9.3
8 Ratings
11% above category average
XLCubed
8.4
5 Ratings
3% above category average
Pixel Perfect reports10.05 Ratings8.45 Ratings
Customizable dashboards8.98 Ratings8.65 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates8.98 Ratings8.15 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Databox
8.6
8 Ratings
7% above category average
XLCubed
8.8
5 Ratings
8% above category average
Drill-down analysis8.06 Ratings9.15 Ratings
Formatting capabilities8.98 Ratings8.65 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages7.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration9.48 Ratings8.65 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Databox
8.3
8 Ratings
1% below category average
XLCubed
8.2
5 Ratings
2% below category average
Publish to Web8.96 Ratings9.15 Ratings
Publish to PDF8.97 Ratings8.74 Ratings
Report Versioning7.74 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling8.98 Ratings8.24 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers7.13 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Databox
7.7
7 Ratings
6% below category average
XLCubed
7.0
5 Ratings
15% below category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)8.36 Ratings7.85 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization7.04 Ratings6.25 Ratings
Predictive Analytics7.95 Ratings00 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Databox
-
Ratings
XLCubed
8.9
5 Ratings
4% above category average
Multi-User Support (named login)00 Ratings8.85 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model00 Ratings8.95 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)00 Ratings8.95 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)00 Ratings8.95 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Databox
-
Ratings
XLCubed
8.0
5 Ratings
0% above category average
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings8.45 Ratings
Mobile Application00 Ratings7.53 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings7.94 Ratings
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User Ratings
DataboxXLCubed
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(8 ratings)
8.9
(5 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.8
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
9.8
(3 ratings)
9.1
(5 ratings)
User Testimonials
DataboxXLCubed
Likelihood to Recommend
Databox
I believe Databox can be an asset for any company. We are a small company, but I can see the value for large companies too. Databox is a great fit for departments or organizations that need to put their data into a readable form without needing a ton of reports. Databox allows you to save time and put together a nice report without having to do too much extra work. Once it is set up, it basically runs on its own at the frequency you set. I personally receive a daily report and have it sent to the respective people on the day of our meeting so we can quickly review it.
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Fluence Technologies
I have found XLCubed to be well suited to most organisation sizes. While we implement against Microsoft Dynamics we have also successfully used XLCubed against all types of data. This includes hospitals, manufactures, distributors and financial services providers. Is not well suited to "live" reports.
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Pros
Databox
  • Create dashboards from a variety of data sources.
  • Set & track goals based on the data and metrics provided.
  • Send alerts and scorecard updates to Slack and email automatically.
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Fluence Technologies
  • XLCubed's design grid is very intuitive, allowing our users to begin building their queries right away.
  • XLCubed's recent v10 release includes very effective and attractive small multiple charts. And, since these are connected directly to live data, no time is wasted in copying and pasting data into Excel.
  • XLCubed's web platform allows us to publish data to our third parties in an effective and rapid manner.
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Cons
Databox
  • Some types of data can only be reported on for 1-2 months back. Unless I'm misunderstanding the function of the software this seems really weird. I can't figure out how to report on Activities more than 2 months ago
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Fluence Technologies
  • Interactivity
  • Web Logging and Auditing
  • Promoting special features "how to"
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Usability
Databox
Databox is an intuitive, well-designed platform that can be used by non-technical marketers. It is easy to learn, and while set up takes time, usability is high and the team has enjoyed creating custom dashboards and clients have also given us great feedback regarding its usability and value. While other BI tools are much more complex to navigate, Databox is a breeze.
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Fluence Technologies
I am happy with the usability. There is always some room for improvement
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Support Rating
Databox
I have really enjoyed using Databox and have seen the value of it in many ways. They also continue to improve the functions of it and grow their integrations and templates. I look forward to continuing to use Databox in the future, potentially even finding ways to incorporate it into other departments to help them with reporting as well.
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Fluence Technologies
The support team is always available and I get my mails answered usually within one hour. That is amazing.
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Alternatives Considered
Databox
Databox is unique in its ability to report from multiple data sources. Google Analytics is the standard when it comes to web metrics, but it's just one of the tools that integrates with Databox. Tableau is fantastic for data visualizations and reporting, but it's much more expensive than Databox, so it's not ideal for everyone. Tableau is also superior with customization
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Fluence Technologies
XLCubed is easy to setup and use. With Cognos you need a university degree to setup the product.
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Return on Investment
Databox
  • It has helped us to show our value to clients
  • Easily digestible dashboards make it easy to understand what you're looking at
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Fluence Technologies
  • The ability for users to build and own their reports has helped to push the concept of a single source of truth, replacing information housed in multiple Excel workbooks. Now users can query the cubes thru XLCubed for that source of truth, reducing the risk of a user working from outdated Excel workbooks.
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ScreenShots

XLCubed Screenshots

Screenshot of Global Sales dashboard in data connected ExcelScreenshot of IBCS charts built with XLCubedScreenshot of Template Table dashboard. Template tables allow you to easily add predefined tables that have useful metrics and formatting built into them. These can be used directly or further customised for your specific needs.Screenshot of Chart variance template table. The table has pre built charts and formatting that updates with your data.Screenshot of Web dashboard. A excel report published to web for easy sharing