Izenda vs. MS SharePoint / SQL

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Izenda
Score 10.0 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Izenda is a business intelligence software offering from Izenda.N/A
MS SharePoint / SQL
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
MS SharePoint / SQL refers to Microsoft Sharepoint, a web-based collaborative platform, being used in tandem with Microsoft SQL Server to provide business intelligence analytics and reporting. They can provide BI content such as data connections, reports, scorecards, dashboards, and more.N/A
Pricing
IzendaMS SharePoint / SQL
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
IzendaMS SharePoint / SQL
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsNo per user or core fees, unlimited use licensing for production and non-production instances.
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Community Pulse
IzendaMS SharePoint / SQL
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
IzendaMS SharePoint / SQL
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Izenda
9.3
2 Ratings
13% above category average
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.9
55 Ratings
9% above category average
Pixel Perfect reports9.02 Ratings8.936 Ratings
Customizable dashboards10.02 Ratings8.853 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates9.02 Ratings9.145 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Izenda
9.3
2 Ratings
14% above category average
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
52 Ratings
12% above category average
Drill-down analysis9.02 Ratings8.942 Ratings
Formatting capabilities10.02 Ratings9.752 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration9.02 Ratings9.850 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages00 Ratings8.030 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Izenda
8.8
2 Ratings
5% above category average
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
56 Ratings
9% above category average
Publish to Web9.02 Ratings8.952 Ratings
Publish to PDF9.02 Ratings8.048 Ratings
Report Versioning9.02 Ratings8.845 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling8.02 Ratings9.740 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers00 Ratings10.032 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Izenda
9.0
2 Ratings
11% above category average
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.2
34 Ratings
14% above category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)10.02 Ratings9.033 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization8.02 Ratings10.032 Ratings
Predictive Analytics9.02 Ratings10.029 Ratings
Pattern Recognition and Data Mining00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Izenda
9.0
2 Ratings
5% above category average
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.3
67 Ratings
9% above category average
Multi-User Support (named login)8.02 Ratings10.059 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model9.02 Ratings9.062 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)10.02 Ratings9.666 Ratings
Report-Level Access Control00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)00 Ratings9.053 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Izenda
10.0
2 Ratings
23% above category average
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.2
57 Ratings
15% above category average
Responsive Design for Web Access10.02 Ratings9.854 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile10.02 Ratings8.038 Ratings
Mobile Application00 Ratings9.133 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
Izenda
-
Ratings
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.3
37 Ratings
16% above category average
REST API00 Ratings9.028 Ratings
Javascript API00 Ratings9.926 Ratings
iFrames00 Ratings9.027 Ratings
Java API00 Ratings9.025 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)00 Ratings9.032 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)00 Ratings9.923 Ratings
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Medium-sized Companies
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User Ratings
IzendaMS SharePoint / SQL
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(2 ratings)
8.9
(74 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(7 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(7 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.8
(7 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
IzendaMS SharePoint / SQL
Likelihood to Recommend
Izenda
With Izenda, we can offer our trusted users dashboards, generated custom reports, and ad-hoc reporting, right within our own operation. Integrating the Izenda tool directly into our usage meant that we were suitable to use a small corridor of Izenda as core functionality while reserving the more advanced sections of Izenda for guests willing to pay redundancy for the licensing.
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Microsoft
A simple and important scenario well suited is that you can configure alerts to notify you when the production server fails. another best feature is the report server is the central component of reporting services. For me something less appropriate is that the admin must ensure optimal performance for farm operations, they recommend that you install SQL Server on a dedicated server that does not run other farm roles and does not host databases for other applications.
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Pros
Izenda
  • User and tenant management is excellent. It is very simple to implement and easy to manage.
  • The configurability and customizability are excellent. We have access to all aspects of the system and have rebranded and configured single sign on. The users really like it.
  • Reports and visualizations work. There's lots of flexibility and users enjoy creating reports themselves.
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Microsoft
  • 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.
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Cons
Izenda
  • It would be superb if power users were ready to input a SQL statement to create a knowledge set.
  • The data source selection view while creating a replacement report.
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Microsoft
  • 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
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Likelihood to Renew
Izenda
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
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.
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Usability
Izenda
With the help of Izenda, we are able to build a mature foundation that users can quickly customize to their needs. Once permissions are layered in, we can simply use the same report and only show fields a specific user has access to.
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Microsoft
SharePoint is very complex. This makes usability somewhat difficult from an IT perspective. An IT generalist will be able to pick it up and run with basic tasks. More customized functions would require significant specialized training and therefore limit what a standard user would be able to achieve. From an end user perspective, it's pretty straightforward to use.
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Support Rating
Izenda
Izenda always provides great support to their users.
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Microsoft
It's been fantastic in terms of Premier Support so far. If there is an issue and if you report if the product has an issue, they will act upon it immediately. In some cases, if you design/develop something using the platform, Microsoft appreciates it and... publishes it on their public website. But you have to wait for some time if it is a non-Premier Support issue as you may experience delays.
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Implementation Rating
Izenda
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
Not implemented in best practice way, there are many customizations
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Alternatives Considered
Izenda
We compared to other end user tools like Qlik, Tableau and Power BI. These tools are very refined but not positioned for OEM/Embedded use cases. The closest we came was logi and Birst and the price and business model of Izenda was much more appealing
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Microsoft
At the time of the two large projects, SharePoint was the enterprise solution so we were required to use that. We have since lobbied the enterprise teams to review and consider Atlassian Confluence and were successful. Confluence is cheaper than Sharepoint which is why we wanted to bring that in. The enterprise has now made Confluence an enterprise solution as an alternative to SharePoint. After using both I think SharePoint has many more add-ins than Confluence. It has much more customization ability than Confluence. SharePoint is not good for mobile readiness. Confluence is so there is a difference that might lead you to Confluence over SharePoint. I would also say that SharePoint is very document-centric and that Confluence has better KM than SharePoint does. even with the use of SQL Server. We were told that we could not use Google Drive even though it had features we liked.
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Return on Investment
Izenda
  • One of the best user interfaces.
  • Even a non-tech person can use it.
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Microsoft
  • 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.
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ScreenShots

Izenda Screenshots

Screenshot of Example of white label integration that inherits an application's look and feel.Screenshot of Report Designer with data field query capabilities.Screenshot of Visualizations on a dashboard.Screenshot of Another example of a modern dashboard.