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Likelihood to Recommend

Dimensional Insight

In my experience, Dimensional Insight products are excellent. They are well suited to integrate data from multiple sources and allow for dissecting information based on dimensions defined. Once you understand the logic and the powerful functions available it is easy to use, specially if you get used to using integrated visual tools. The tunnels allow for selection of a subset of data from Diver portal and the dials are great to build markers and send files in different formats to users via email.
Odalys Corominas | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint / SQL

We have used it successfully as mentioned on two large programs, but again it is an enterprise tool so I am only speaking from the standpoint of my team. Hundreds of teams across our enterprise use this every day. We keep our decision tracker out there as well as important program documents required by our SDLC process like requirements, etc. We also publish test results for the team to see. We use SharePoint to share test data across the organization as we can not just email files back and forth. We can rely on the security settings of SharePoint to allow access to only those team members that need to see the test data. And even though our test data is masked, we still control access to it. I would recommend that any team can benefit from using SharePoint and it gives a good place to store program/project files. It becomes the source of the truth and you just keep putting the most current versions and save them to SharePoint.
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Dimensional Insight
8.0
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.0
Pixel Perfect reports
Dimensional Insight
8.0
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.9
Customizable dashboards
Dimensional Insight
8.0
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
Report Formatting Templates
Dimensional Insight
8.0
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.7

Ad-hoc Reporting

Dimensional Insight
8.8
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Drill-down analysis
Dimensional Insight
10.0
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.8
Formatting capabilities
Dimensional Insight
8.0
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Dimensional Insight
8.0
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Report sharing and collaboration
Dimensional Insight
9.0
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6

Report Output and Scheduling

Dimensional Insight
9.7
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
Publish to Web
Dimensional Insight
10.0
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.0
Publish to PDF
Dimensional Insight
10.0
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
Report Delivery Scheduling
Dimensional Insight
9.0
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Report Versioning
Dimensional Insight
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
Delivery to Remote Servers
Dimensional Insight
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2

Data Discovery and Visualization

Dimensional Insight
9.0
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.4
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Dimensional Insight
9.0
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.6
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Dimensional Insight
9.0
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.7
Predictive Analytics
Dimensional Insight
9.0
MS SharePoint / SQL
6.9

Access Control and Security

Dimensional Insight
10.0
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
Dimensional Insight
10.0
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
Role-Based Security Model
Dimensional Insight
10.0
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.9
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Dimensional Insight
10.0
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Dimensional Insight
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1

Mobile Capabilities

Dimensional Insight
8.0
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
Responsive Design for Web Access
Dimensional Insight
8.0
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Dedicated iOS Application
Dimensional Insight
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
Dedicated Android Application
Dimensional Insight
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Dimensional Insight
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Dimensional Insight
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
REST API
Dimensional Insight
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.9
Javascript API
Dimensional Insight
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
iFrames
Dimensional Insight
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
Java API
Dimensional Insight
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.1
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Dimensional Insight
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Dimensional Insight
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.1

Pros

Dimensional Insight

  • The product is excellent!
  • Experienced DI Consultants with a broad knowledge in both, product and client data.
  • Customer service and technical support is always available; very professional and investigate reported issues until resolved.
Odalys Corominas | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint / SQL

  • Flexible - able to make any changes we would like vs traditional service desk system.
  • ROI - We were already using SharePoint for internal intranet, so we are simply getting more use out of licensing we had already committed to.
  • Easy to use for end users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Dimensional Insight

  • Technical documentation: make it easier to find examples or functions definitions.
  • Allow more flexibility in report design, maybe allow to combine columns.
  • I know with Diver 7.0 some of the missing functionality is resolved so I won't be suggesting any other improvement until we upgrade.
Odalys Corominas | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint / SQL

  • It is hard to setup and nightmare
  • It requires a of infrastructure, thus it could be costly because of requirement and licensing required for everything to run smoothly
  • If it is not setup and organized properly from the beginning it could be maintenance nightmare
  • It is hard to have "test" environment to do patches or similar
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Dimensional Insight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MS SharePoint / SQL

MS SharePoint / SQL 8.8
Based on 7 answers
This was a long-term buy-in from a corporate perspective, to remain in the SharePoint space. Migration is certainly possible, which is good for planning and having options further out. At this point, the only planned migration is to eventually move the architecture up to SharePoint/SQL 2013. At that point, we will be able to leverage some greater efficiencies, some enhanced content design and management features, and some more current social features. It is well worth a full consideration in any shop looking at a new implementation of or migration to SharePoint (although you will probably be considering 2013 versions or beyond in those discussions), but the platform should be a strong competitor to any alternatives. Realizing the capability of a fully-branded and customized website was not part of the original choice for the architecture at Lincoln, but seeing it implemented and functioning now with this capacity far beyond original expectations has certainly cemented plans to continue using it.
Tim Ritter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Dimensional Insight

Dimensional Insight 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Navigation thru the Diver portal is simple; some users have trouble but it also depends on how the analysts build models and present the reports with quickviews selections and report layouts. I am aware of DI capability to access reports thru mobile devices but I have not experience it first hand.
Odalys Corominas | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint / SQL

MS SharePoint / SQL 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Over all very similar to other microsoft products
John Dopson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Dimensional Insight

Dimensional Insight 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Overall support is very good. In cases where is a delay I have been notified of the status of it and what DI expert team is investigating. I might not get a fix right away depending on pending releases and when my company decides to plan for the upgrade but response time is good.
Odalys Corominas | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint / SQL

MS SharePoint / SQL 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Microsoft have good local teams
Vadim Malkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Dimensional Insight

Dimensional Insight 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I don't have direct experience with the first time DI was implemented but on subsequent upgrades there have been positive experiences with support and seamless transitions to avoid users discomfort.
Odalys Corominas | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint / SQL

MS SharePoint / SQL 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Not implemented in best practice way, there are many customizations
Vadim Malkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Dimensional Insight

No answers on this topic

MS SharePoint / SQL

I have used both Google Drive and Zoho Docs which seem similar to MS SharePoint. The main differences I noticed as a user is that the user interfaces in both Google Drive and Zoho Docs were much more intuitive and they were much easier to navigate than MS SharePoint. There are a lot more things that you can do with MS SharePoint, but for a smaller company, it may not be worth the investment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Dimensional Insight

No answers on this topic

MS SharePoint / SQL

  • I've installed SharePoint in many different industries and each industry has seen greater collaboration among their teams both locally and nationally. The ability to collaborate more efficiently has reduced the need to have employees centrally located.
  • Companies which have used SharePoint in a end user training portal have had great ROI, since they can create the content once and share with all their users who subscribe to their training service. The web content management aspect of SharePoint is a very helpful feature.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Dimensional Insight

General

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

MS SharePoint / SQL

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Dimensional Insight
10.0
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Dimensional Insight
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.8

Usability

Dimensional Insight
9.0
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.0

Support Rating

Dimensional Insight
9.0
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.0

Implementation Rating

Dimensional Insight
9.0
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.0

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