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Score 9.9 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Entrinsik Informer

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
Michael Harlow | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Einstein Analytics

I like being able to customize for what I need, sometimes it is dizzying as there are so many possibilities to chart and visualize data, can get overwhelmed. eg, reporting for the sake of reporting, just because you can...But for large sets of data, complex, where you wish to identify trends and opportunities, there is much to mine here.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Entrinsik Informer
7.1
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.7
Pixel Perfect reports
Entrinsik Informer
5.5
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.4
Customizable dashboards
Entrinsik Informer
8.0
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.9
Report Formatting Templates
Entrinsik Informer
8.0
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.7

Ad-hoc Reporting

Entrinsik Informer
7.5
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.5
Drill-down analysis
Entrinsik Informer
7.0
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.7
Formatting capabilities
Entrinsik Informer
7.0
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Entrinsik Informer
8.2
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
6.9
Report sharing and collaboration
Entrinsik Informer
8.0
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.8

Report Output and Scheduling

Entrinsik Informer
8.7
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.4
Publish to Web
Entrinsik Informer
9.0
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.4
Publish to PDF
Entrinsik Informer
9.0
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.7
Report Versioning
Entrinsik Informer
8.0
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.4
Report Delivery Scheduling
Entrinsik Informer
9.0
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.5
Delivery to Remote Servers
Entrinsik Informer
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.2

Access Control and Security

Entrinsik Informer
8.4
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
8.1
Multi-User Support (named login)
Entrinsik Informer
9.0
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
8.1
Role-Based Security Model
Entrinsik Informer
8.0
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Entrinsik Informer
8.0
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
8.3
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Entrinsik Informer
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
8.5

Data Discovery and Visualization

Entrinsik Informer
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
8.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Entrinsik Informer
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
8.8
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Entrinsik Informer
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
8.2
Predictive Analytics
Entrinsik Informer
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.6

Mobile Capabilities

Entrinsik Informer
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
8.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
Entrinsik Informer
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
8.4
Dedicated iOS Application
Entrinsik Informer
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.7
Dedicated Android Application
Entrinsik Informer
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.5
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Entrinsik Informer
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
8.3

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Entrinsik Informer
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
6.8
REST API
Entrinsik Informer
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
6.7
Javascript API
Entrinsik Informer
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
6.7
iFrames
Entrinsik Informer
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
6.8
Java API
Entrinsik Informer
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
6.9
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Entrinsik Informer
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
6.5
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Entrinsik Informer
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.2

Pros

Entrinsik Informer

  • Informer is pretty user-friendly. When teaching other employees how to use Informer, I typically don't have to repeat any steps or further explain how to do certain tasks because of how user-friendly it is.
  • Reports in Informer are kept in a list that can be filtered by user, specific tags, or even by how recent the report was made or run. This makes it very quick and easy to find and run a specific report.
  • Informer has many options for downloading the report output, including text (txt), comma separated values (csv), and even PDF.
Brian Pollitt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Einstein Analytics

  • It has dashboards that, out of the box, can be useful for people who do not want to put in much effort in creating custom dashboards. It also has the ability to customize dashboards so you can add more info and functionality to your dashboards if the need arises.
  • The developers are continually investing in the platform and providing improvements, and listen to customer feedback and feature requests. They regularly update the app and provide more functionality which has been beneficial to our institution.
  • Native integration and natural connection if your organization is already using Salesforce. Super easy to set up and works well with Salesforce. Very smooth and natural when connecting it to your Salesforce instance.
  • Excellent visual experience for presenting data. Users find it so much easier to navigate and view data in a visual way, which allows them to drive their performance in the right directions.
  • Has the ability to pull data not only from Salesforce but from other external systems and databases, making it an all-around BI tool. Mixing data from Salesforce and other third-party systems puts all your data in one place which can easily be ingested by decision-makers and executives.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Entrinsik Informer

  • Filtering could be greatly improved. You cannot filter on columns linked from a secondary datasource, the calculated fields written in JavaScript, and computed columns from Colleague can also be tricky to filter on.
  • Loading of the report lists can be slow and glitchy (though I have been told this will be fixed soon)
  • When reporting on SQL databases, you cannot link a table with an outer join unless you write the entire report yourself in SQL code - a severe limitation that I hope will be fixed soon.
  • Defaults for report prompts would be great
  • When adding mappings and properties, it would be great if you could retrieve a sample of data from the DB to quickly see what the data looks like - helpful for knowing what you want to add.
  • Linking on composite keys in Unidata still seems to be impossible. And the ability to link to a non @ID field in Unidata would be great.
Matthew Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Einstein Analytics

  • When we started with SAC we did not realize for it to be effective it would require a FTE to be the administrator.
  • You need an energetic, self-starting person to be the administrator to get the most value out of your investment.
  • You need ELT buy-in to make all parties accountable for their assigned duties.
Richard Peterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Entrinsik Informer

Entrinsik Informer 8.7
Based on 67 answers
We have now migrated away from Unidata and moved onto SQL Server. We originally thought we might leave Informer and hunt for another tool. After using Informer with SQL and being able to paste native queries into the report template changed our minds a little. That coupled with its familiarity to our current users and the robust report scheduling capabilities have made us feel that Informer is still the product for us for years to come.
David Prose | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Einstein Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Entrinsik Informer

Entrinsik Informer 8.0
Based on 12 answers
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.
Donald Beck | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Einstein Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Entrinsik Informer

Entrinsik Informer 9.1
Based on 3 answers
We have 10 concurrent licenses and we average between 6-8 at any given time during the day; and we host the application.
John Bowker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Einstein Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Entrinsik Informer

Entrinsik Informer 8.5
Based on 10 answers
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.
Donald Beck | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Einstein Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Entrinsik Informer

Entrinsik Informer 9.0
Based on 5 answers
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.
John Bowker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Einstein Analytics

Salesforce Einstein Analytics 6.0
Based on 1 answer
An implementation partner would certainly result in greater output in a more efficient amount of time. However, I have found implementation partners to be extremely expensive for the output received (at least working for a non-profit company they are frequently unaffordable). Internal implementation does help with usable output though since internal knowledge would better know the data architecture and business processes
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Entrinsik Informer

Informer is more cost effective and easier to teach end users to write their own reports, but it still provides just as much functionality as the other products I've used. Informer is easy to manage and administer with a small number of IT employees per number of end users.
Amanda Curran | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Einstein Analytics

Tableau is the absolute top of the class when it comes to business intelligence, but it doesn't make sense for every business case. In our case, we needed a simple data visualization platform for our CRM platform and sales pipeline. Salesforce Analytics, while nowhere near as robust, did the job we needed it to do perfectly in a significantly more cost-effective manner.
Jeffrey Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Entrinsik Informer

  • Informer has helped us pull more timely and more accurate data, with the flexibility of multiple formats (Excel, PDF, .CSV, etc).
  • Informer audit reports created for the HR/Payroll office has decreased monthly payroll processing time by at least a full business day. Informer reports have assisted institutional research and student service reporting needs, decreasing the number of days needed to generate for cyclical mandated reports by several business days. We have increased employee efficiencies in departments across campus because of Entrinsik's Informer.
  • Informer has had a very positive impact and return on investment, helping the campus fulfill our business objectives and college goals.
Don Penrose | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Einstein Analytics

No answers on this topic

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Salesforce Einstein Analytics

Pricing Details

Entrinsik Informer

General

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

Salesforce Einstein Analytics

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Entrinsik Informer
8.0
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

Entrinsik Informer
8.7
Salesforce Einstein Analytics

Usability

Entrinsik Informer
8.0
Salesforce Einstein Analytics

Reliability and Availability

Entrinsik Informer
9.1
Salesforce Einstein Analytics

Performance

Entrinsik Informer
8.3
Salesforce Einstein Analytics

Support Rating

Entrinsik Informer
8.5
Salesforce Einstein Analytics

Online Training

Entrinsik Informer
7.3
Salesforce Einstein Analytics

Implementation Rating

Entrinsik Informer
9.0
Salesforce Einstein Analytics
6.0

Scalability

Entrinsik Informer
7.1
Salesforce Einstein Analytics

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