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Dundas BI

53 Ratings

Dundas BI

53 Ratings
Score 8.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Dundas BI

I do think that Dundas BI is well suited for many applications and companies that are looking for a robust BI tool. Dundas BI has much in the way of customizing the user interface as well as the reporting both internally and externally. It needs to be more robust in the way it connects with other products out there, though, and since we were using a lot of external vendor's software we needed to switch to a more versatile BI tool.

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Dundas BI
8.5
Pixel Perfect reports
Dundas BI
8.8
Customizable dashboards
Dundas BI
8.7
Report Formatting Templates
Dundas BI
8.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Dundas BI
8.0
Drill-down analysis
Dundas BI
8.5
Formatting capabilities
Dundas BI
7.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Dundas BI
7.3
Report sharing and collaboration
Dundas BI
8.8

Report Output and Scheduling

Dundas BI
8.0
Publish to Web
Dundas BI
8.6
Publish to PDF
Dundas BI
8.1
Report Versioning
Dundas BI
7.8
Report Delivery Scheduling
Dundas BI
7.5

Data Discovery and Visualization

Dundas BI
8.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Dundas BI
9.2
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Dundas BI
8.3
Predictive Analytics
Dundas BI
7.2

Access Control and Security

Dundas BI
9.3
Multi-User Support (named login)
Dundas BI
9.3
Role-Based Security Model
Dundas BI
9.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Dundas BI
9.3

Mobile Capabilities

Dundas BI
8.2
Responsive Design for Web Access
Dundas BI
8.7
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Dundas BI
7.8

Pros

  • Integration - Dundas BI has an extensive API that allows for almost limitless flexibility. The available APIs include .NET, JavaScript, and REST APIs. By leveraging the API functionality and standard web development tools like jQuery and CSS the application is extremely easy to customize. Need to include a bootstrap menu or component within your dashboard? Add the bootstrap CSS and insert the necessary HTML in the page. The HTML5-based nature of the application makes it super easy to work with.
  • Load balancing - Load balancing is included right out of the box with Dundas BI. Installing a secondary instance and connecting it to your existing Dundas BI database is a simple 10 minute task. Dundas has done a great job here with making installing and managing multiple instances very straightforward.
  • Mobile - Dundas BI has outstanding mobile support out of the box. Again, the HTML5 based nature of the tool makes easy work of creating resizable dashboards/components that work on a wide variety of devices and screen resolutions. Obviously, touch-based events are also supported.
  • Data Connectivity - Dundas BI includes a wide variety of data connectors out of the box. However, you're also free to create your own data provider using the Dundas BI API if needed.
  • Platform - Dundas BI represents a comprehensive BI platform in a single package. It is not just a visualization tool. While we are leveraging SSAS as our primary data source, Dundas has included a built in OLAP engine within the product for companies who wish to implement everything within the platform. The inclusion of R server integration is a nice added bonus.

Cons

  • Product Maturity - Dundas BI is still a relatively new product on the market--recently releasing their second major version. There is the occasional unexpected behavior or feature that seems to be missing/incomplete. Dundas support is very responsive with these items and tends to release several minor updates between major releases to remedy these issues.
  • Documentation - Again, this is a maturity discussion. Dundas is doing a great job adding new content to their support site. However, they still have some progress to make in this area.
  • User Community - Dundas does not have an interactive user community that I am aware of. A product of this scale almost demands a forum or similar platform to allow users to collaborate, share code 'snippets' and generally show off what can be done with the product.

Support

Dundas BI8.2
Based on 5 answers
They are prepared to listen and even do remote sessions are times that may not suit them - they do follow up and try provide solutions to things that are complex and could be consider "beyond support".

Alternatives Considered

Dundas BI provided all of the connectivity, flexibility, and visualizations we needed - all at the right price. We compared total cost of ownership over 5-years, and Dundas was the clear winner. In our experience, they also had the strongest sales support staff. After using Dundas products for over two years now, I have to say their post-sales support is second to none

Collaboration and Sharing

Dundas BI8.4
Based on 41 answers
Dundas allows us to give users access to exactly the data they need, and no more, with a single sign-on

Data Integration

Dundas BI8.5
Based on 42 answers
Provided data connectivity to all the enterprise databases.

Pricing Details

Dundas BI

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