Entrinsik Informer vs. Redash

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Entrinsik Informer
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Entrinsik Informer is a web-based reporting and business intelligence application popular in the higher education vertical market. It helps organizations transform real-time data into actionable information by delivering ad-hoc reporting, data analysis, and interactive dashboards.N/A
Redash
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
Redash is a data visualization tool designed to allow users to connect and query any data sources, build dashboards to visualize data and share them with a company. Databricks acquired Redash in June 2020.N/A
Pricing
Entrinsik InformerRedash
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Entrinsik InformerRedash
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Features
Entrinsik InformerRedash
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Entrinsik Informer
7.5
8 Ratings
8% below category average
Redash
6.7
4 Ratings
22% below category average
Pixel Perfect reports5.51 Ratings7.14 Ratings
Customizable dashboards9.17 Ratings7.34 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates8.07 Ratings5.64 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Entrinsik Informer
8.6
11 Ratings
6% above category average
Redash
5.9
4 Ratings
29% below category average
Drill-down analysis9.19 Ratings5.64 Ratings
Formatting capabilities8.110 Ratings7.34 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages8.21 Ratings2.83 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration9.110 Ratings7.94 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Entrinsik Informer
9.1
11 Ratings
9% above category average
Redash
5.4
4 Ratings
43% below category average
Publish to Web9.14 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Publish to PDF9.19 Ratings7.14 Ratings
Report Versioning9.13 Ratings5.53 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling9.17 Ratings2.73 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers9.11 Ratings3.93 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Entrinsik Informer
7.3
1 Ratings
10% below category average
Redash
6.4
4 Ratings
24% below category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)7.31 Ratings6.94 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization7.31 Ratings7.52 Ratings
Predictive Analytics00 Ratings4.23 Ratings
Pattern Recognition and Data Mining00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Entrinsik Informer
9.1
11 Ratings
6% above category average
Redash
-
Ratings
Multi-User Support (named login)9.111 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model9.19 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)9.18 Ratings00 Ratings
Report-Level Access Control9.11 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Entrinsik Informer
9.1
1 Ratings
14% above category average
Redash
-
Ratings
Responsive Design for Web Access9.11 Ratings00 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile9.11 Ratings00 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
Entrinsik Informer
8.2
1 Ratings
4% above category average
Redash
-
Ratings
REST API8.21 Ratings00 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Entrinsik InformerRedash
Small Businesses
SAP Crystal
SAP Crystal
Score 9.0 out of 10
IBM SPSS Modeler
IBM SPSS Modeler
Score 7.8 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Reveal
Reveal
Score 10.0 out of 10
Mathematica
Mathematica
Score 8.2 out of 10
Enterprises
Jaspersoft Community Edition
Jaspersoft Community Edition
Score 9.7 out of 10
IBM SPSS Modeler
IBM SPSS Modeler
Score 7.8 out of 10
All AlternativesView all alternativesView all alternatives
User Ratings
Entrinsik InformerRedash
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(77 ratings)
8.3
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.7
(67 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(14 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.3
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(11 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
7.3
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.0
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
7.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Entrinsik InformerRedash
Likelihood to Recommend
Entrinsik
It makes creating queries very easy for end users so not only research or technicians can do it. The availability for creating Live reports that are accessible via Excel on the network has given many of our users the ability to get the information they need in a format they can use without needing someone to translate the raw data
Read full review
Databricks
Redash is well suited to situations where metrics are tracked on daily, weekly and monthly basis. Alerts can be set to emails which helps stakeholders to monitor performance on a frequent basis. It is less appropriate for cases where only dashboards are needed. Redash comes into picture where individuals can query and check data at the same time.
Read full review
Pros
Entrinsik
  • Simple user-interface: Informer is relatively easy to learn and end users can begin running reports and creating new reports quickly.
  • Email "burst" functionality: This feature allows emails to be sent out based on data in the report. So for example, a report could be scheduled that would email all student employment managers listing out the specific employees that report to them that haven't submitted their time sheets. Each manager would only see the rows that correspond to their email address.
  • Analytics and grouping: Users can quickly drag columns to group and sub-total, and can use the analytics tab to get deeper insights into the data.
Read full review
Databricks
  • Great Query Editor with Autocomplete feature
  • Very easy to setup and quickly connect to variety of data sources
  • Quick Dashboards with Simple UI which can be easily shareable
Read full review
Cons
Entrinsik
  • There are a lot of reports that we have in Informer that say they have never been run, even though I know they have been run. So that makes it really difficult to determine which reports can be deleted to keep a tidy report list.
  • The only other complaint I have about Informer is that there doesn't seem to be a properly detailed error code/message when the student information system can't be accessed. For example, I am currently trying to move Informer to its own standalone server and I get an error message saying that our license isn't valid. Informer Support sent a new license, which prompted the same message, and the only explanation they have given me is that Informer can't reach the student information system. I would think that if that were the case, the error message would say that instead of an invalid license.
Read full review
Databricks
  • You need to have a good command over SQL to use Redash but if there could be some way where people can just pull data and do slice dice.
  • It would be nice to have an excel kind of filters when all data is fetched.
  • Some things like easy to customise the column names.
Read full review
Likelihood to Renew
Entrinsik
Informer has been handily meeting most of our reporting needs, and we've created a library of hundreds of reports that are used every day. They have a terrific support service to help when you have questions, and I've found them to be great at listening to what customers would like and adding new features. They are a small company that really listens and really cares, and I've been very pleased over the past few years getting to know them.
Read full review
Databricks
No answers on this topic
Usability
Entrinsik
From the perspective of the new user and a seasoned user I would say eight would represent both parties. It presents a 'familiar' interface and easy to navigate display. Tagging is quite nice and allows for organization of reports based on those tags. These have to be monitored like anything else to keep them consistent but provides a better than average means of organizing reports.
Read full review
Databricks
No answers on this topic
Reliability and Availability
Entrinsik
We have 10 concurrent licenses and we average between 6-8 at any given time during the day; and we host the application.
Read full review
Databricks
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Entrinsik
I would have given 10 but no one and no system is perfect. The only issue with support is not the staff nor the response but the support Wiki and support pages in general run very slow at times. I believe this has been addressed by the company but the technical speed of the pages have been an issue.
Read full review
Databricks
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Entrinsik
We bought the product on a Thursday morning, and we were writing reports on Friday afternoon. We did take about a month to manage the Mapping, Linking and Security to allow us to open it up across campus. We are now mapping from as many third-party vendors as we can to enable the creation of more ad-hoc reporting.
Read full review
Databricks
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Entrinsik
I have experience with Advizor AnalystX, and it was just awful. It is advertised as an interactive reporting tool, in which you can use your mouse to select and segment constituents by where they live (by clicking on a map), how much they've given to your institution, when they last gave, etc. In practice, their map feature was unusable; it's a static map image (imagine a paper map hung on your wall), rather than draggable and zoomable Google Maps, and it required hours of work to configure one map region. As far as computing constituents' giving statistics, it required way too much back-end work to build simple giving totals.
Read full review
Databricks
I was not a part of the decision-making team who decided to go with Redash.
Read full review
Return on Investment
Entrinsik
  • We have definitely improved customer service due to better reporting using Informer. All departments are better empowered to help our students in a more timely and accurate manner.
  • Using Informer has given us the ability to eliminate functionality within our ERP system and offload reporting to a data store instead of the transactional system. This has resulted in successfully upgrading our core systems and improved response times.
Read full review
Databricks
  • Cost effective
  • One tool for multiple purpose
  • Easy access provision
Read full review
ScreenShots

Entrinsik Informer Screenshots

Screenshot of Screenshot of Screenshot of