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Score 7.6 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Datawatch Monarch

The product is especially useful when you have real-time and/or time series data to analyze. If you have more mundane, simpler requirements, other products might do the job you need for less money (there are even some decent open source visualization tools you can find.) I know the product is very widely used in capital markets applications to monitor and analyze risk and price and volume changes; if you're working in that area, I don't think there's a better tool to use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Excel4apps

It suited for data loads that can be handled via spreadsheets without much validation on the data base side of the application environment. I would not use this to load gigabytes of data but for operational use where key strokes can be reduced and errors minimized, it is fine. This replaces the need to key stroke in Oracle Forms.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Datawatch Monarch
Excel4apps
8.0
Report Formatting Templates
Datawatch Monarch
Excel4apps
8.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Datawatch Monarch
Excel4apps
8.3
Drill-down analysis
Datawatch Monarch
Excel4apps
8.0
Formatting capabilities
Datawatch Monarch
Excel4apps
9.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Datawatch Monarch
Excel4apps
8.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Datawatch Monarch
Excel4apps
6.7
Publish to Web
Datawatch Monarch
Excel4apps
7.0
Report Versioning
Datawatch Monarch
Excel4apps
6.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Datawatch Monarch
Excel4apps
7.0

Access Control and Security

Datawatch Monarch
Excel4apps
9.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
Datawatch Monarch
Excel4apps
10.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Datawatch Monarch
Excel4apps
8.0

Pros

Datawatch Monarch

  • Creating a basic model to extract data from a report is very easy.
  • Advanced features like Calculated Fields and External Lookups allow you to augment the raw data.
  • You can create a "project" to automate the data extraction. Combined with Datapump (a separate DW app), you can fully automate the process once the raw report is generated.
Frank Pappalardo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Excel4apps

  • Easy to install and maintain. After the initial installation, there is little involvement by the technical administrators.
  • Cloning production to a test environment does not require any additional setups unlike Oracle EBS which does.
  • Loading data and reporting on this data is handled via EXCEL spreadsheets which is the "language" of our financial users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Datawatch Monarch

  • Recently, we had some major sticker-shock when we wanted to upgrade Data Pump. It is an exceptional product, but when the price jumped from $6,000 to over $60,000, it was impossible to get the funds approved internally for the upgrade.
  • We also paid for yearly maintenance contracts which included Professional Services, but rarely found those services beneficial. However, we did receive all software upgrades for Datapump as part of the contract which we found to be very beneficial. However, with the new pricing, that is not longer the case.
Kim Shada | TrustRadius Reviewer

Excel4apps

  • Really cannot think of anything I would have them do differently. It does not require any intervention by the data base or system administrators after initial installation which is quite easy and bug free.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Datawatch Monarch

Datawatch Monarch 7.2
Based on 6 answers
Even though we do not utilize it on a daily basis, I do hope my current company renews it's license. If not, I intend to purchase myself.
Lisa Glassman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Excel4apps

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

Datawatch Monarch

Datawatch is very good value of money compared to QlikView; QlikView is really more of a BI tool and has a lot of functions that I didn't need. Datawatch is very strong in the real-time area where Tableau, Panorama, and Qlik don't do very well. If you need to set up a visual monitoring dashboard, Datawatch is the best product I've seen for that. if you want to do a lot of in depth statistical analysis of large databases, Tableau is probably a good option.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Excel4apps

No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Datawatch Monarch

  • Data Pump reduces complexity of report solutions by offering a standardized approach for organizing and scheduling
  • 97% service level for past 5 years for all of our jobs going through Data Pump
Kim Shada | TrustRadius Reviewer

Excel4apps

No answers on this topic

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Pricing Details

Datawatch Monarch

General

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

Excel4apps

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Datawatch Monarch
8.1
Excel4apps
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

Datawatch Monarch
7.2
Excel4apps

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