Lightning Tools Data Viewer vs. Orbit Reporting and Analytics

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Lightning Tools Data Viewer
Score 9.1 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
The Data Viewer provides data visualization in the form of reports or charts that can be created and customized to suit a business's needs. Silos of data exist in most organizations and yet contain valuable insights into how well the organization is performing and where action is needed. Those silos often include Microsoft Excel workbooks, Microsoft SQL Azure databases, On-Premises data sources accessible through OData or Business Connectivity Services and even SharePoint Lists. These data…
$1,250
per year per installation
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
Score 6.0 out of 10
N/A
Orbit Reporting + Analytics is a self-service reporting and BI solution for all ERP, Custom and Cloud applications from the company of the same name in Alpharetta. Orbit integrates with ERP and key business applications, providing access to real-time data from all data sources -- empowering business users to build interactive reports, charts, and dashboards.N/A
Pricing
Lightning Tools Data ViewerOrbit Reporting and Analytics
Editions & Modules
Data Viewer OnPrem
$1,000
per year Per installation, 1 x WFE
Data Viewer Online
$1,250
per year per installation
Data Viewer OnPrem Enterprise Edition
POA
per year Per installation, 4+ WFE
Data Viewer Online Enterprise Edition
POA
per year per installation
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Lightning Tools Data ViewerOrbit Reporting and Analytics
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPrices stated are minimum per installation for "stock" products. Enterprise editions can be amended to suit business needs if deemed necessary, additional costs incurred and TBD. All packages include free technical support. Free upgrades available to latest versions of tool as they are released. (online version)
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Community Pulse
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Features
Lightning Tools Data ViewerOrbit Reporting and Analytics
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Lightning Tools Data Viewer
9.1
1 Ratings
8% above category average
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
5.7
2 Ratings
35% below category average
Customizable dashboards9.11 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates9.11 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Pixel Perfect reports00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Lightning Tools Data Viewer
8.2
1 Ratings
2% above category average
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
6.5
2 Ratings
21% below category average
Drill-down analysis6.41 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Formatting capabilities9.11 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration9.11 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Lightning Tools Data Viewer
3.6
1 Ratings
78% below category average
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
6.7
2 Ratings
18% below category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)3.61 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Predictive Analytics00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Lightning Tools Data Viewer
-
Ratings
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
6.0
2 Ratings
33% below category average
Publish to Web00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Publish to PDF00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Report Versioning00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Lightning Tools Data Viewer
-
Ratings
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
5.8
2 Ratings
38% below category average
Multi-User Support (named login)00 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)00 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Lightning Tools Data Viewer
-
Ratings
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
7.0
2 Ratings
13% below category average
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Mobile Application00 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
Lightning Tools Data Viewer
-
Ratings
Orbit Reporting and Analytics
6.0
2 Ratings
27% below category average
REST API00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Javascript API00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
iFrames00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Java API00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
Lightning Tools Data ViewerOrbit Reporting and Analytics
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(1 ratings)
6.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
3.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Lightning Tools Data ViewerOrbit Reporting and Analytics
Likelihood to Recommend
Lightning Tools
Lightning Tools Data Viewer is well suited for re-surfacing data and customizing its look and feel.
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Orbit Reporting + Analytics
It is very good for analytics and performs precisely well under the feature of data reporting. The gigantic amount of data that can be fed into the system and can be read and understood well, and also analytics can be performed well under the tools that the platform presents. Overall it is a decent product.
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Pros
Lightning Tools
  • Shows Lists created on different sites to be seen and controlled on another site in a Tenant
  • Allows selection of layouts and coloring way beyond what other programs do.
  • Easy to learn and very functional.
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Orbit Reporting + Analytics
  • User-Friendly
  • Results-Driven
  • Aesthetically Pleasing
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Cons
Lightning Tools
  • Data Viewer has a graph feature that is old school flat design. We loved the In House real 3D graph Lightning Tools program.
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Orbit Reporting + Analytics
  • Sometimes it becomes difficult as to how to go about a particular function
  • Lagging
  • Unclear User Interface
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Usability
Lightning Tools
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Orbit Reporting + Analytics
ORBIT is so incredibly user-friendly. It makes things so much easier and it makes them go so much quicker.
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Support Rating
Lightning Tools
No answers on this topic
Orbit Reporting + Analytics
I never had a chance to work with the support team for Orbit Reporting and Analytics, hence cannot really comment here.
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Alternatives Considered
Lightning Tools
Lightning Tools Data Viewer is much easier and more powerful than Infowise similar viewer in their lineup. In this case, we use Data Viewer over the one offered by Infowise.
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Orbit Reporting + Analytics
It provides a wide range of functionalities that are absent in the other platform. There are a large number of customizable services offered. It is very user-friendly and output-driven which makes it easier to interpret. It also supports ad-hoc reporting and data stories in an easier manner and format which makes it easier to use for users who are just beginners.
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Return on Investment
Lightning Tools
  • It allows us to do things that would take a great deal more time to duplicate in SharePoint
  • It cuts down on ugly looking built in SP list layouts
  • Users find it easy to access, thus this product is more productive
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Orbit Reporting + Analytics
  • Good reporting
  • Better Analytics
  • Enhanced decision making abilities
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ScreenShots

Lightning Tools Data Viewer Screenshots

Screenshot of DISPLAYING EXTERNAL DATA WITHIN SHAREPOINT OR MICROSOFT TEAMS
The Data Viewer Client Side Web Part can be configured by Business Users within a few minutes to display Line of Business Data from Data Sources such as Excel,  SQL Azure, Business Connectivity Services, OData and SharePoint Lists.  Connections to an organizations data such as Customer Relationship Management Systems, Accounting Systems, or Custom Databases can be connected, giving business users a live up-to-date view of business information within the context of their SharePoint Team Sites or Microsoft Teams Tabs.Screenshot of HIGHLIGHTING KEY BUSINESS DATA (NO CODE)
Conditional formatting can be used to highlight key business data. Overdue Tasks, Low Stock, Currency Exchange Rates, Sales Revenue are examples of data to highlight visually allowing for a quick reaction time. Key Financial Indicators and Key Performance Indicators can be configured with a simple dialog and no need to write any code. Choose colours, icons or data bars to highlight key data.Screenshot of SELECTING AND STYLING ICONS
Icons can be chosen as part of the conditional formatting to make data stand out. The Office 365 Fabric icons can be selected and styled and applied to cell values. Pepper pots, Smileys, Envelopes and more icons are available. There are hundreds of options to choose from to highlight data that needs to be acted upon.Screenshot of DATA VIEWER CAN BE A GRID OF DATA OR A CHART IN SHAREPOINT OR MICROSOFT TEAMS
The Data Viewer can be used within Microsoft SharePoint Modern Sites or Microsoft Teams Tabs as a Grid of Data with styling or as a Chart which can be configured. The Charting Feature allows for Pie, Donut, Column, Line, Area, and Scatter Charts which can all be configured and displayed in 2D or 3D.Screenshot of TREEMAPS
summary information can be displayed within a TreeMap next to the detail. Users will be able to see trends, and how the business is performing  using the TreeMap view of data.Screenshot of CHARTS AND GAUGES
The Data Viewer is used to represent data in multiple ways using Gauges, TreeMaps, Multiple Series Charts, and Pie Charts.