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Score 7.6 out of 100
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Score 6.9 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

SAS Business Intelligence

SAS BI is a great BI tool as it incorporates the advantage of SAS which is proven to be robust over the years. SAS BI is more suitable for a relatively larger organization which is looking for self-service BI tools where most of the users are not technically proficient. Also, since license fee is an on a higher end, smaller organizations will find it hard to afford SAS.
Tapan Jain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Datawatch Monarch
SAS Business Intelligence
6.8
Pixel Perfect reports
Datawatch Monarch
SAS Business Intelligence
7.1
Customizable dashboards
Datawatch Monarch
SAS Business Intelligence
7.1
Report Formatting Templates
Datawatch Monarch
SAS Business Intelligence
6.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Datawatch Monarch
SAS Business Intelligence
7.1
Drill-down analysis
Datawatch Monarch
SAS Business Intelligence
5.4
Formatting capabilities
Datawatch Monarch
SAS Business Intelligence
7.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Datawatch Monarch
SAS Business Intelligence
6.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Datawatch Monarch
SAS Business Intelligence
9.7

Report Output and Scheduling

Datawatch Monarch
SAS Business Intelligence
9.4
Publish to Web
Datawatch Monarch
SAS Business Intelligence
8.0
Publish to PDF
Datawatch Monarch
SAS Business Intelligence
9.9
Report Versioning
Datawatch Monarch
SAS Business Intelligence
9.8
Report Delivery Scheduling
Datawatch Monarch
SAS Business Intelligence
9.8
Delivery to Remote Servers
Datawatch Monarch
SAS Business Intelligence
9.8

Data Discovery and Visualization

Datawatch Monarch
SAS Business Intelligence
8.6
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Datawatch Monarch
SAS Business Intelligence
7.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Datawatch Monarch
SAS Business Intelligence
8.9
Predictive Analytics
Datawatch Monarch
SAS Business Intelligence
9.9

Access Control and Security

Datawatch Monarch
SAS Business Intelligence
9.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
Datawatch Monarch
SAS Business Intelligence
9.8
Role-Based Security Model
Datawatch Monarch
SAS Business Intelligence
9.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Datawatch Monarch
SAS Business Intelligence
9.8
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Datawatch Monarch
SAS Business Intelligence
9.9

Mobile Capabilities

Datawatch Monarch
SAS Business Intelligence
5.9
Responsive Design for Web Access
Datawatch Monarch
SAS Business Intelligence
7.1
Dedicated iOS Application
Datawatch Monarch
SAS Business Intelligence
5.2
Dedicated Android Application
Datawatch Monarch
SAS Business Intelligence
5.2
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Datawatch Monarch
SAS Business Intelligence
6.1

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Datawatch Monarch
SAS Business Intelligence
7.3
REST API
Datawatch Monarch
SAS Business Intelligence
8.0
Javascript API
Datawatch Monarch
SAS Business Intelligence
6.2
iFrames
Datawatch Monarch
SAS Business Intelligence
6.0
Java API
Datawatch Monarch
SAS Business Intelligence
7.9
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Datawatch Monarch
SAS Business Intelligence
10.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Datawatch Monarch
SAS Business Intelligence
6.0

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

SAS Business Intelligence

  • Collect and combine data from multiple sources. For example, data from the college database, the National Student Clearinghouse and our student services tracking software can combine to feed one report.
  • Condense millions of rows of data into a single, easy to use report. For example, we can produce a cube that is collapsed at a high level, and users can drill down to their area of interest in seconds.
  • Create interactive reports. It was important that our reports contained the ability for users to play with the data. They had to be able to filter large datasets, drag and drop comparison groups into graphs, and drill down to student-level data. SAS BI provided all of this and more.
Nicole Jagusztyn | 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

SAS Business Intelligence

  • SAS Business Intelligence is generally slower than other business intelligence platforms. This surprised me because I've been a SAS user for 15 years and have found base SAS to be the most responsive and fastest processing tools around. Not sure why the SAS Business Intelligence is behind the other tools for processing speed.
  • Although SAS Business Intelligence offers many default graphics, rearranging things is not as easy as other business intelligence tools.
  • SAS Business Intelligence needs to work on improving the drill-down capability of the business intelligence charts. The software is behind other business intelligence tools that have been in the market for much longer.
Thomas Young | 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

SAS Business Intelligence

SAS Business Intelligence 9.3
Based on 3 answers
There is no other product that can match SAS. There are some products that can compare to ETL but lack the analytics that SAS has. Others can perform a limited set of analytical procedures but lack the data processing that comes with SAS. Using thin client allows users to access data whenever they have an internet connection.
Erik Larsen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Datawatch Monarch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAS Business Intelligence

SAS Business Intelligence 10.0
Based on 1 answer
When you call tech support, you are immediately routed to a person who can answer your question. Often they can answer on the spot. However, if they cannot, you are given a track number and then followed up with. There have been times when I have had multiple track numbers open and they will actually TRACK YOU DOWN to ensure that your problem has been resolved. Issues do not fall into black holes with SAS. They are also willing to do a WebEx with you to diagnose the problem by seeing your environment, which is always helpful.
Nicole Jagusztyn | 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

SAS Business Intelligence

I have used Crystal Reports, Jaspersoft and SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS). I would recommended Business Intelligence over SSRS and Crystal Reports. SSRS is very SQL-centric and Crystal Reports is more of an end-user tool. I would recommend Jaspersoft over Business Intelligence for developing a seamless web-based reporting interface but I highly recommend Business Intelligence for end-user ad-hoc reporting.
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

SAS Business Intelligence

  • Having a stable reporting environment. That is, everyone is using the same starting data, thus alleviating differences for timing, etc.
  • Allows for a simple reporting environment for executives which do not have the technical knowledge to gather the data
Erik Larsen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

SAS Business Intelligence

Pricing Details

Datawatch Monarch

General

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

SAS Business Intelligence

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
SAS Business Intelligence
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

Datawatch Monarch
7.2
SAS Business Intelligence
9.3

Support Rating

Datawatch Monarch
SAS Business Intelligence
10.0

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