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IBM Planning Analytics with Watson

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Likelihood to Recommend

Datadog

Datadog is a no-brainer for any environment that relies on multiple servers. Even for one server, it's so much better to use for monitoring and alert capability than anything else I remember looking at before we started using Datadog. Teams can even use it to track their progress of investigating an alert so multiple people aren't unknowingly looking into the same exact issue unnecessarily.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Planning Analytics with Watson

Using the IBM Planning Analytics platform in addition to saving time and money, will make your business smarter and show you the future of the trading market. Before you lose money, it warns you to stop producing in a specific geographical area or increase production elsewhere. All this is the middle of the artificial intelligence used in this platform. does not require any background information on programming and the science of data processing and analysis, and all reports are transparent and logical and save the life and costs of the organization.
Ali Kazempour | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
6.9
Pixel Perfect reports
Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
6.8
Customizable dashboards
Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
7.1
Report Formatting Templates
Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
6.8

Ad-hoc Reporting

Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
7.4
Drill-down analysis
Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
7.8
Formatting capabilities
Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
7.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
7.2
Report sharing and collaboration
Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
7.3

Report Output and Scheduling

Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
7.5
Publish to Web
Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
7.6
Publish to PDF
Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
7.4
Report Versioning
Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
7.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
7.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
7.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
7.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
7.0
Predictive Analytics
Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
7.1

Access Control and Security

Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
8.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
8.1
Role-Based Security Model
Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
7.9
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
7.9
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
8.2

Mobile Capabilities

Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
7.1
Responsive Design for Web Access
Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
6.9
Dedicated iOS Application
Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
7.2
Dedicated Android Application
Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
7.2
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
7.2

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
8.0
Long-term financial planning
Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
8.2
Financial budgeting
Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
8.2
Forecasting
Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
8.1
Scenario modeling
Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
7.8
Management reporting
Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
7.7

Consolidation and Close

Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
7.4
Financial data consolidation
Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
7.4
Journal entries and reports
Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
6.9
Multi-currency management
Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
7.8
Intercompany Eliminations
Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
7.3
Minority Ownership
Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
7.1
Local and consolidated reporting
Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
7.5
Detailed Audit Trails
Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
7.7

Financial Reporting and Compliance

Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
7.7
Financial Statement Reporting
Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
7.9
Management Reporting
Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
7.9
Excel-based Reporting
Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
8.2
Automated board and financial reporting
Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
7.4
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
7.2

Analytics

Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
7.5
Personalized dashboards
Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
7.7
Color-coded scorecards
Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
7.3
KPIs
Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
7.3
Cost and profitability analysis
Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
7.8
Key Performance Indicator setting
Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
7.5
Benchmarking with external data
Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
7.5

Integration

Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
7.9
Flat file integration
Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
8.0
Excel data integration
Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
8.1
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
7.6

Pros

Datadog

  • APIs, the ability to interact with the data we pull into data dog is key. We port the information over to Servicenow, so the ability to pull everything into DataDog, then Servicenow, is a key component of our success here at Wayfair.
  • Simple Interface - clean, useful, effective. Allows users to use DataDog for one reason, get work done.
  • Lightweight agent on hosts
Anthony Zappala | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Planning Analytics with Watson

  • Cognos TM1 is great for planning, both workforce and financial, as it allows for complex hierarchies to be built and maintained via automated routines and simple scripts.
  • Cognos TM1 ability to directly connect to an external system and extract data allows you to roll your own ETL processes and keep the bottleneck (that is IT) out of your financial consolidation project.
  • Cognos TM1 has the ability to be both cloud based and fully on-premise which is of great for institutions that are cloud adverse and want an alternative Adaptive Analytics.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Datadog

  • User interface could be improved in some areas, looking for host information and the agent install link takes a bit of time.
  • Configuration of the agent is generally done via a config file which is a pro and a con. It would be nice to have some UI to configure various agent options.
  • Billing isn't entirely straightforward, they could use more reports to figure out the source of your monthly costs.
Kevin Van Heusen | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Planning Analytics with Watson

  • The ETL tool (Turbo Integrator) is very powerful, but a bit clunky: It has no debugging tool provided and doesn't even offer a simple Find function. As a result, many developers use Notepad++ with a Language template to assist in development.
  • Cube rules are an extremely powerful tool that is hard to match in the industry. The problem here is similar to TI, there is no debugging tool available, though the Rules Editor at least provides a Find/Replace function.
  • The relatively new Performance Modeler (PM) has some nice features and can be a nice tool as a replacement for Turbo Integrator (TI) and Rules. The problem is that once you develop with PM, you cannot go back to TI or the Rules Editor and you cannot "tweek" the PM code to improve performance or allow for exceptions or special circumstances that the PM interface does not handle.
Christopher Redmond | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Datadog

No score
No answers yet
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IBM Planning Analytics with Watson

IBM Planning Analytics with Watson 8.3
Based on 4 answers
Since IBM Cognos Express is suitable only for medium data warehouse environment, we are not sure if this tool solves the long term need as the business keeps growing rapidly. So its a 50/50 ratio to renew Express license. But having said that, the components of IBM Cognos Express are also available in other Cognos BI suites like Cognos 10.x version. So we will probably upgrade our environment to IBM Cognos 10.x which comes with more new features.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Datadog

Datadog 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The user interface is quite intuitive with the exception of the network map. As a deployer of software, it is trivial to setup.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Planning Analytics with Watson

IBM Planning Analytics with Watson 7.4
Based on 13 answers
Its overall usability is one of the key reasons why we decided to move away from Cognos BI. It is less complicated to use and end-user can more effectively and efficiently use the tool with training and little interaction with IT.
Christopher Thomas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Datadog

Datadog 8.4
Based on 12 answers
Our experience working with their support found them to be helpful and quick to respond. Also, as many of their integrations are open source, improvements we desired could be tracked and even driven by us. Their documentation is excellent and makes integrating their tooling simple and makes standing up monitoring for new application a quick and painless process.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Planning Analytics with Watson

IBM Planning Analytics with Watson 7.8
Based on 57 answers
Could be better at listening and/or having more interaction to understand the problems reported. We have a bit too much back and forth getting points across to support and achieving their understanding of the problem when an actual conversation would illuminate the issue quicker and more fully.
Charles Cardin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Datadog

New Relic APM is a great application performance monitoring tool, but the agent was producing an increased load on our system compared to Datadog. Datadog also gives the flexibility of going outside of the boundaries of the application and looking at system performance as well, which can have a large impact on application performance.
Stephen Groat | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Planning Analytics with Watson

Other tools include Essbase, Outlooksoft, and BPC. When comparing the length of the implementation and the speed of the engine, IBM is the fastest on the market. I have not yet found a calculation or planning approach that cannot be done with IBM PA. In one situation, an allocation that took 24+ hours in another tool was created in Planning Analytics and only took 45 minutes to run.
lee lazarow | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Datadog

  • One of our critical production databases went down a couple of weeks back. Just because we had the Datadog monitoring enabled for that database, Datadog sent the alerts to PagerDuty and we were instantly notified via pager and email alert. We could act right away and bring up the database within a few mins.
  • Ability to create custom screenboards have allowed us to track the critical and warning alerts in front of our eyes all the time
Rajeshh Raghavan | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Planning Analytics with Watson

  • Increased employee efficiency. Employees have more time to analyze the results because little time is spent gathering or compiling data
  • More accurate forecasts and predictions based on the data due to it's efficiency
  • Better planning for future years based on accurate historical data
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Datadog

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Datadog Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Infrastructure$15.001
Log Management$1.272
APM$31.003
  1. Per Host Per Month
  2. Per Million Log Events
  3. Per Host Per Month
SaaS Edition
Free$01
Standard$15/host2
EnterpriseCustom3
  1. Up to 5 hosts
  2. Up to 500 hosts
  3. 500+ hosts
Additional Pricing Details

IBM Planning Analytics with Watson

General

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

IBM Planning Analytics with Watson Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Datadog
9.1
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
8.3

Usability

Datadog
10.0
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
7.4

Support Rating

Datadog
8.4
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
7.8

Scalability

Datadog
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson
9.1

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