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Score 7.6 out of 100
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Score 9 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

WebFOCUS

WebFOCUS is a good comprehensive tool for BI for companies. I feel that scenarios where you want the user to interact and be able to ingest data in different formats would be a good use of the tool. Performing data discovery is easier with InfoAssist, especially the most recent versions, and allows users to customize their views and provide comments.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Datawatch Monarch
WebFOCUS
8.8
Pixel Perfect reports
Datawatch Monarch
WebFOCUS
10.0
Customizable dashboards
Datawatch Monarch
WebFOCUS
9.4
Report Formatting Templates
Datawatch Monarch
WebFOCUS
7.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Datawatch Monarch
WebFOCUS
7.9
Drill-down analysis
Datawatch Monarch
WebFOCUS
8.8
Formatting capabilities
Datawatch Monarch
WebFOCUS
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Datawatch Monarch
WebFOCUS
7.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Datawatch Monarch
WebFOCUS
7.4

Report Output and Scheduling

Datawatch Monarch
WebFOCUS
8.9
Publish to Web
Datawatch Monarch
WebFOCUS
9.0
Publish to PDF
Datawatch Monarch
WebFOCUS
9.0
Report Versioning
Datawatch Monarch
WebFOCUS
8.6
Report Delivery Scheduling
Datawatch Monarch
WebFOCUS
8.6
Delivery to Remote Servers
Datawatch Monarch
WebFOCUS
9.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

Datawatch Monarch
WebFOCUS
9.8
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Datawatch Monarch
WebFOCUS
10.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Datawatch Monarch
WebFOCUS
10.0
Predictive Analytics
Datawatch Monarch
WebFOCUS
9.4

Access Control and Security

Datawatch Monarch
WebFOCUS
9.2
Multi-User Support (named login)
Datawatch Monarch
WebFOCUS
9.4
Role-Based Security Model
Datawatch Monarch
WebFOCUS
8.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Datawatch Monarch
WebFOCUS
9.4
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Datawatch Monarch
WebFOCUS
9.4

Mobile Capabilities

Datawatch Monarch
WebFOCUS
6.3
Responsive Design for Web Access
Datawatch Monarch
WebFOCUS
9.6
Dedicated iOS Application
Datawatch Monarch
WebFOCUS
3.3
Dedicated Android Application
Datawatch Monarch
WebFOCUS
3.3
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Datawatch Monarch
WebFOCUS
9.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Datawatch Monarch
WebFOCUS
9.4
REST API
Datawatch Monarch
WebFOCUS
10.0
Javascript API
Datawatch Monarch
WebFOCUS
10.0
iFrames
Datawatch Monarch
WebFOCUS
8.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Datawatch Monarch
WebFOCUS
10.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Datawatch Monarch
WebFOCUS
9.0

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

WebFOCUS

  • Webfocus reports all have the option to export to Excel. The excel spreadsheet is always very organized and clean, and the information is very easy to read.
  • Webfocus is able to maintain data from years prior. We can look up what we featured in catalogs and all the sales history attached with it.
  • Webfocus is able to provide support to a variety of departments. For example, our buying team uses it for planning in advance and our marketing team uses the tool to see how categories and products as the selling
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

WebFOCUS

  • The newest versions of WebFOCUS have an unnecessarily complicated security layout that makes configuration difficult to accomplish without bringing in the vendor for installs.
  • This software tries to cover too many bases allowing you to switch from writing code manually to creating reports using only GUI tools. This sometimes complicates screens and functionality where the two methods don't always work well together. -though its nice to have the choice.
  • The sales force is not as top notch as many software companies
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

WebFOCUS

WebFOCUS 8.6
Based on 5 answers
This software is deeply engrained with my organization and has become a tool that would not easily be replaced without spending more money and resources to get the same results. License cost is comparable to other report writing tools and the capabilities are greater than the competition without having to buy multiple apps to do the same thing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Datawatch Monarch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WebFOCUS

WebFOCUS 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Best BI tool/product I have used. The others don't compare overall. Some can look fancier, but when you actually use them with large data and data from numerous systems/sources that is where most of the competition falls away. I also don't like downtime. I have basically none for a large user base with WebFocus. Even SAP Crystal Reports went down for 4 days once - 4 days because the admin password got locked out due to a glitch and we had zero reports for 4 days. WebFocus has never had more than a few minutes of downtime. It's like a tank that just keeps rolling. There is no other choice for reliable BI.
David Maillie | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Datawatch Monarch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WebFOCUS

WebFOCUS 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Tracking availability formally for almost two years and we are at 99.8%
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Datawatch Monarch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WebFOCUS

WebFOCUS 10.0
Based on 2 answers
They have extremely knowledgeable techs that I have worked with over the years. Some have actually become really good friends of mine. I see them often at local user groups and when we show them how we are using their tools to save millions of dollars throughout the company
David Maillie | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Datawatch Monarch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WebFOCUS

WebFOCUS 6.0
Based on 1 answer
It's hit and miss, the last class was overcrowded and people were having trouble connecting which took up much of the time. Instructors vary
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Datawatch Monarch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WebFOCUS

WebFOCUS 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Plan ahead on what data will be accessible and the type of security required on the database and if you will want to use security that is built into the software. It is worth consulting with the vendor on what your plan is and how they recommend you proceed in order to get results you are happy with.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

WebFOCUS

WebFOCUS has a mature and tested product that speaks well to internal personnel who rely on legacy data systems for day-to-day operations and business processes. It is apparent some newer products provide flexibility in user access with limited previous knowledge or experience and a more modern user interface, but these products do not have the reliability and maturity of WebFOCUS.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

WebFOCUS

  • We are not yet a success story. Though we've been implementing WebFOCUS for over a year, we have very few products in our Production portal. Of course, this is not all the responsibility of Information Builders, but we were ill-advised by our 'training coordinator' in our training of staff and coming up to speed with the tools has been very slow.
  • Once skilled analysts and professional IT staff achieve a grasp of the products, they are able to very quickly create polished and well-received products.
  • The DW/BI project has helped us to establish standards and protocols of communication that will allow us to more quickly meet knowledge transfer requirements
Pamela Sprague | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

WebFOCUS

Pricing Details

Datawatch Monarch

General

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

WebFOCUS

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Datawatch Monarch
8.1
WebFOCUS
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Datawatch Monarch
7.2
WebFOCUS
8.6

Usability

Datawatch Monarch
WebFOCUS
10.0

Reliability and Availability

Datawatch Monarch
WebFOCUS
9.0

Support Rating

Datawatch Monarch
WebFOCUS
10.0

Online Training

Datawatch Monarch
WebFOCUS
6.0

Implementation Rating

Datawatch Monarch
WebFOCUS
8.0

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