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Score 7.6 out of 100
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Score 7.9 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

MicroStrategy Analytics

MSTR is great for any organization that is looking for a way to deliver complicated data in an uncomplicated way. From business teams to marketing and finance, several departments benefit from using MSTR to keep track of KPIs enabling teams to make optimizations along the way. MSTR provides great visual representations of data enabling team members to distill thousands of data points into easily digestible charts and graphs
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Datawatch Monarch
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.9
Pixel Perfect reports
Datawatch Monarch
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.5
Customizable dashboards
Datawatch Monarch
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.6
Report Formatting Templates
Datawatch Monarch
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.5

Ad-hoc Reporting

Datawatch Monarch
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.6
Drill-down analysis
Datawatch Monarch
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.2
Formatting capabilities
Datawatch Monarch
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.9
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Datawatch Monarch
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Datawatch Monarch
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.3

Report Output and Scheduling

Datawatch Monarch
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.3
Publish to Web
Datawatch Monarch
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.7
Publish to PDF
Datawatch Monarch
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.8
Report Versioning
Datawatch Monarch
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.4
Report Delivery Scheduling
Datawatch Monarch
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.6
Delivery to Remote Servers
Datawatch Monarch
MicroStrategy Analytics
5.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

Datawatch Monarch
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Datawatch Monarch
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.6
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Datawatch Monarch
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.0
Predictive Analytics
Datawatch Monarch
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.5

Access Control and Security

Datawatch Monarch
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.3
Multi-User Support (named login)
Datawatch Monarch
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.2
Role-Based Security Model
Datawatch Monarch
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Datawatch Monarch
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.2
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Datawatch Monarch
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.4

Mobile Capabilities

Datawatch Monarch
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.9
Responsive Design for Web Access
Datawatch Monarch
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.3
Dedicated iOS Application
Datawatch Monarch
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.0
Dedicated Android Application
Datawatch Monarch
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.5
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Datawatch Monarch
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.7

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Datawatch Monarch
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.5
REST API
Datawatch Monarch
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.0
Javascript API
Datawatch Monarch
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.3
iFrames
Datawatch Monarch
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.5
Java API
Datawatch Monarch
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Datawatch Monarch
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.7
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Datawatch Monarch
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.5

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

MicroStrategy Analytics

  • I think the dashboards are quite helpful to visualize on the spot data.
  • Creation of facts and attributes is simple - I have no programming experience and was still able to create and modify these items.
  • Scheduling reports to be run on a daily, weekly, or hourly basis is simple. It provides updated data on a timed basis with no need to go back into the program.
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

MicroStrategy Analytics

  • Visual Insight have multiple limitations. Few of them are listed here - i)Cannot change default graph colors ii) text/graph formatting are very very limited iii)Add metric to Color by / Thresholds is not possible iv)one of the worst limitation of the VI in older versions is that it is not possible to create filters that apply only to a specific visualization. For example if there are 4 graphs in one dashboard & if you have filters then those filters would be applicable for all of them
  • Some formatting options are not there either on Web or Developer especially while dealing with a document. We have to use both Web & Developer to solve issues.
  • While connecting with MDX cube reporting loses a lot of features.
Abanish Mishra | 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

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 9.9
Based on 27 answers
I would always choose to renew MicroStrategy as long as they lead the market in features, functionality and price. The support of MicroStrategy is timely and professional, I frequently get answers to my questions within 24 hours and normally have solutions within 48 hours. Training available for MicroStrategy completely covers everything required to be able to expertly use MicroStrategy and understand data warehousing.
Paul Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Datawatch Monarch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 7.0
Based on 3 answers
The standard grid reporting could look more like the styling and object used for the Import and Visual Insight products. In addition, object properties almost seem to be hidden when first using the product. It's as if they are asking the engineers to only use the presets we make available...and, these presets are 10+ years old. On the positive side, Microstrategy seems to be the only product, not named Cognos, which can scale to Big Data. The product is "hackable" via the SDK or tricking the Intelligence Server to do uncommon things. The Microstrategy development team also seems to be very involved with their OEM partners; especially when it comes to features and enhancements. A large majority of the improvements we suggested have made it into the product or on the roadmap for future enhancements. Only suckas fall for the shiny objects from most other vendors; Microstrategy is really the only choice for Enterprise BI.
Wm. Dexter Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Datawatch Monarch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I've never had an issue with MicroStrategy not being available due to MicroStrategy application malfunction. It is very robust and only failures I've seen were due to user error or the platform the machine running the service failed some how.
Paul Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Datawatch Monarch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Being able to customize the performance based on the business need is extremely powerful. Proper configuration and understanding of the usage pattern is key, if the technical ability of the architect is not at top level, then the product will not be configured correctly which will lead to poor performance.
Paul Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Datawatch Monarch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 10.0
Based on 3 answers
If the staff does not know they answer they either find it out at some point, or put in a feature request. I have never been left hanging or been given an answer that is unsatisfactory to the solution. Even if there was no current solution, I was still told the logical reason and why.
Paul Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Datawatch Monarch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 7.8
Based on 4 answers
I have attended many trainings offered by MicroStrategy; both distance and in-person training. I earned my CRD (Certified Report Developer) certification via the online training. I found the training to be well organized and concise. Overall I will definitely continue to increase my knowledge with MicroStrategy via the online training offering.
Shawn Stephens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Datawatch Monarch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 8.0
Based on 3 answers
Implementation is not easy, but also not difficult. With enough training on how to create a schema, and with the proper data warehouse schema the implementation can be very quick. If there are a lot of unknowns in the beginning phase of modeling, that can greatly extend the overall time taken for a fully implemented project.
Paul Campbell | 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

MicroStrategy Analytics

Tableau is probably MicroStrategy Analytic's biggest competitor I've noticed over time, and I'm not sure why. Tableau only covers visualizations independently for each business user, which then creates the issues of every employee creating their own version of the data, and then you have 20 versions of the truth. A enterprise data warehouse and MicroStrategy's Visual Insight is a better method.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Datawatch Monarch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 10.0
Based on 1 answer
This software is extremely scaleable, one can add more core servers which performs as a load balancing. The configurations available to manage usage patterns and daily activity are as high a caliber as any other enterprise level software. This product can be installed on both a windows and unix platform allow for integration on a budget.
Paul Campbell | 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

MicroStrategy Analytics

  • MicroStrategy was helpful for reducing the amount of time we needed to spend number crunching large data sets, and in doing so, allowed me as the primary users to spend more time gleaning insights from the data that in turn informed our leadership team to make strategic decisions.
  • By creating numerous canned reports available to all members of the team through email distribution or basic access to the platform, we were able to reduce the time I spent showing people how to pull the data in Microsoft Excel by nearly 40% .
  • We ended up needing to make many changes to the way our DMP was feeding data into MicroStrategy due to incorrect reporting that caused complications in accounting and finance.
Toreyan Clarke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

MicroStrategy Analytics

Pricing Details

Datawatch Monarch

General

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

Datawatch Monarch Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

MicroStrategy Analytics

General

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

MicroStrategy Analytics Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Desktop$6001
  1. per named user
SaaS Edition
Web$6001
Web$300,0002
Mobile$6003
Mobile$300,0004
  1. per named user
  2. per CPU core
  3. per named user
  4. per CPU core
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Datawatch Monarch
8.1
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

Datawatch Monarch
7.2
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.9

Usability

Datawatch Monarch
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0

Reliability and Availability

Datawatch Monarch
MicroStrategy Analytics
10.0

Performance

Datawatch Monarch
MicroStrategy Analytics
10.0

Support Rating

Datawatch Monarch
MicroStrategy Analytics
10.0

Online Training

Datawatch Monarch
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.8

Implementation Rating

Datawatch Monarch
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0

Scalability

Datawatch Monarch
MicroStrategy Analytics
10.0

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