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Dundas BI

53 Ratings

Dundas BI

53 Ratings
Score 8.2 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Dundas BI

Considering it's price point in the market, Dundas BI offers a lot of functionality. They are constantly adding features and bug fixes which is great, but also means there are always updates to take if you want everything to work as expected. The standard user interface is pretty easy to understand, but it takes a while for developers and power users to become independent of documentation.

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
7.4
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
8.0
Report Versioning
Dundas BI
7.8
Report Delivery Scheduling
Dundas BI
7.4

Data Discovery and Visualization

Dundas BI
8.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Dundas BI
9.1
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
8.6
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Dundas BI
7.7

Pros

  • Project organization from Development to Production, you get a production and development license but I think the best way to do it is with DEV and Prod project in the Production box. Use the development box for testing updates and really crazy things. With the Dev and Prod projects on the same box, you just publish from Dev to Prod and you are done. Users only have access to the Prod projects so no one can mess up what you are working on.
  • Security - If you have a hierarchy (subsidiaries, divisions, department, teams) and you want each group to see only their data, then Security hierarchies are for you!
  • Dependent filters! What's this you ask? Here is an example of how it can be used, in your company you have departments and who works for what department is in your database. You make a dashboard that has a department filter (only show these departments), a managers filter, and employee filter. Not every manager or employee is in multiple departments usually only one. With dependent filters you can say that the manager and employee filter are dependent on what is selected in the departments filter so when you go to filter them they only show the managers or employees that are part of that department, and you can even it do so employees are not only dependent on department but on manager as well. Then it gets even better as it can be done in reverse as well so when you select a manager then go to the department it only shows the departments he works for (there are better situations where this is more useful).
  • It is scriptable! From calculate columns, null replacements, button actions, load actions, hover over events there a way to do what you want.
  • They are constantly improving and listens to your suggestions.

Cons

  • Setting up security is easy but reviewing it later could be made easier.
  • Dashboard templates - tried to use them but I do not design mine to fit in a box.

Support

Dundas BI8.2
Based on 5 answers
The staff is knowledgeable, friendly, and responsive. I always get an answer to my issue, and in a timely manner. I've never had better technical 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 BI8.3
Based on 41 answers
Just normal sharing stuff, nothing special. The ability to publish from one project to another is great though.

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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