Kalido Business Information Modeler vs. MS SharePoint / SQL

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Kalido Business Information Modeler
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
The Kalido Business Information Modeler is a business intelligence tool, from Magnitude Software (formerly Kalido, rebranded after that company's merger with Noetix).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
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Kalido Business Information ModelerMS SharePoint / SQL
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Kalido Business Information ModelerMS SharePoint / SQL
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Kalido Business Information ModelerMS SharePoint / SQL
Top Pros
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Features
Kalido Business Information ModelerMS SharePoint / SQL
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Kalido Business Information Modeler
8.0
1 Ratings
1% below category average
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
52 Ratings
12% above category average
Drill-down analysis8.01 Ratings8.942 Ratings
Formatting capabilities00 Ratings9.752 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages00 Ratings8.030 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration00 Ratings9.850 Ratings
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Kalido Business Information Modeler
-
Ratings
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.9
55 Ratings
9% above category average
Pixel Perfect reports00 Ratings8.936 Ratings
Customizable dashboards00 Ratings8.853 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates00 Ratings9.145 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Kalido Business Information Modeler
-
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MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
56 Ratings
9% above category average
Publish to Web00 Ratings8.952 Ratings
Publish to PDF00 Ratings8.048 Ratings
Report Versioning00 Ratings8.845 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling00 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
Kalido Business Information Modeler
-
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MS SharePoint / SQL
9.2
34 Ratings
14% above category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)00 Ratings9.033 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization00 Ratings10.032 Ratings
Predictive Analytics00 Ratings10.029 Ratings
Pattern Recognition and Data Mining00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Access Control and Security
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Kalido Business Information Modeler
-
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MS SharePoint / SQL
9.3
67 Ratings
9% above category average
Multi-User Support (named login)00 Ratings10.059 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model00 Ratings9.062 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)00 Ratings9.766 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
Kalido Business Information Modeler
-
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MS SharePoint / SQL
9.2
57 Ratings
14% above category average
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings9.854 Ratings
Mobile Application00 Ratings9.133 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings8.038 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
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Kalido Business Information Modeler
-
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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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User Ratings
Kalido Business Information ModelerMS SharePoint / SQL
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(1 ratings)
8.9
(74 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(7 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(7 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(7 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Kalido Business Information ModelerMS SharePoint / SQL
Likelihood to Recommend
Magnitude Software, Inc.
Suitability depends on your business model.
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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
Magnitude Software, Inc.
  • Kalido has developed a data security and privacy manual for its personnel that is easy to understand and that provides direct guidance with respect to security requirements, including requirements related to support services to Kalido customers.
  • Flexible master data modeling
  • Kalido clearly establishes in its policy documents that Customer Database Information (CDI) is confidential information that must beprotected, and sets forth specific requirements for handling of CDI including encryption during electronic transmission and storage, as well as other controls.
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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
Magnitude Software, Inc.
  • Multiple rows, linked by pointers that makes data difficult to read. Could be structured in columns in a table.
  • Kalido indicated in its survey response that it does not formally employ a standard configuration for its workstation builds, and/or it does not periodically review systems for deviations from the standard configuration. The Kalido DSP Manual indicates that Kalido does use a system security agent to maintain patches and anti-malware defense.
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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
Magnitude Software, Inc.
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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
Magnitude Software, Inc.
No answers on this topic
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
Magnitude Software, Inc.
No answers on this topic
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
Magnitude Software, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
Not implemented in best practice way, there are many customizations
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Alternatives Considered
Magnitude Software, Inc.
No answers on this topic
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
Magnitude Software, Inc.
No answers on this topic
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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