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Score 6.8 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

Keen

To run more visual, analytical models, it is great. Leave the statistics to your other programs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Datawatch Monarch
Keen
6.2
Pixel Perfect reports
Datawatch Monarch
Keen
6.0
Customizable dashboards
Datawatch Monarch
Keen
7.4
Report Formatting Templates
Datawatch Monarch
Keen
5.4

Ad-hoc Reporting

Datawatch Monarch
Keen
6.1
Formatting capabilities
Datawatch Monarch
Keen
7.5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Datawatch Monarch
Keen
4.1
Report sharing and collaboration
Datawatch Monarch
Keen
6.5

Report Output and Scheduling

Datawatch Monarch
Keen
7.7
Publish to Web
Datawatch Monarch
Keen
8.1
Publish to PDF
Datawatch Monarch
Keen
10.0
Report Versioning
Datawatch Monarch
Keen
8.1
Report Delivery Scheduling
Datawatch Monarch
Keen
7.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
Datawatch Monarch
Keen
5.1

Data Discovery and Visualization

Datawatch Monarch
Keen
6.9
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Datawatch Monarch
Keen
8.7
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Datawatch Monarch
Keen
8.1
Predictive Analytics
Datawatch Monarch
Keen
4.1

Access Control and Security

Datawatch Monarch
Keen
4.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
Datawatch Monarch
Keen
4.1
Role-Based Security Model
Datawatch Monarch
Keen
5.5
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Datawatch Monarch
Keen
4.4

Mobile Capabilities

Datawatch Monarch
Keen
6.7
Responsive Design for Web Access
Datawatch Monarch
Keen
6.7
Dedicated iOS Application
Datawatch Monarch
Keen
7.4
Dedicated Android Application
Datawatch Monarch
Keen
6.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Datawatch Monarch
Keen
6.7

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Datawatch Monarch
Keen
6.8
REST API
Datawatch Monarch
Keen
4.7
Javascript API
Datawatch Monarch
Keen
9.0
iFrames
Datawatch Monarch
Keen
6.1
Java API
Datawatch Monarch
Keen
8.1
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Datawatch Monarch
Keen
6.6
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Datawatch Monarch
Keen
6.6

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

Keen

  • It has been great for configuring and representing data trends for our own company as well as our clients.
  • It is very helpful for viewing and understanding trends within our own datasets without being too overwhelming
  • The user interface is very streamlined and doesn't take too long to learn so there isn't a lot of time wasted.
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

Keen

  • Cost is a little much for something we could do in house, given, it would take us much longer
  • Would be better to be more compatible with other analytical software
  • Could improve on code editing capabilities
Shelby Bowden | 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

Keen

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Keen

They have minor similarities, so they are not easily comparable. Keen is one of a kind and does not have a great alternative. It just needs a little work and developers will be addicted to it.
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

Keen

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

Keen

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
Keen
6.7

Likelihood to Renew

Datawatch Monarch
7.2
Keen

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