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Top Rated
138 Ratings
Top Rated
138 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 100
8 Ratings
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Score 7.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Looker

If you're a company who's been in business for a few years, and can afford a Looker license, then I wouldn't really look anywhere else. We've looked at a TON of data analytics/BI tools over the years and Looker is, by far, the best we've seen. However, that comes with a cost. If you're a new startup, Looker probably isn't appropriate for you because of the cost.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magellan BI & Reporting

iHub is a decent enough environment that it serves our needs. We can have unlimited users and it can tie into AD although we do not use that feature currently. It is a decent place to store all of the reports in one location, even though for us it is not visually appealing to the end users.iHub is not a place where you want to create robust/interactive dashboards for end users to drill through and follow a "story".
Josh Schmitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Looker
7.2
Magellan BI & Reporting
5.0
Pixel Perfect reports
Looker
6.9
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Customizable dashboards
Looker
7.9
Magellan BI & Reporting
2.0
Report Formatting Templates
Looker
7.0
Magellan BI & Reporting
6.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Looker
7.5
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.7
Drill-down analysis
Looker
8.2
Magellan BI & Reporting
6.0
Formatting capabilities
Looker
7.3
Magellan BI & Reporting
9.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Looker
5.9
Magellan BI & Reporting
Report sharing and collaboration
Looker
8.6
Magellan BI & Reporting
8.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Looker
8.1
Magellan BI & Reporting
8.0
Publish to Web
Looker
8.2
Magellan BI & Reporting
10.0
Publish to PDF
Looker
7.8
Magellan BI & Reporting
10.0
Report Versioning
Looker
7.6
Magellan BI & Reporting
Report Delivery Scheduling
Looker
8.8
Magellan BI & Reporting
6.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
Looker
Magellan BI & Reporting
6.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

Looker
6.7
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Looker
7.5
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Looker
7.9
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Predictive Analytics
Looker
4.6
Magellan BI & Reporting

Access Control and Security

Looker
8.5
Magellan BI & Reporting
8.7
Multi-User Support (named login)
Looker
8.8
Magellan BI & Reporting
10.0
Role-Based Security Model
Looker
8.4
Magellan BI & Reporting
6.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Looker
8.4
Magellan BI & Reporting
10.0

Mobile Capabilities

Looker
6.0
Magellan BI & Reporting
Responsive Design for Web Access
Looker
7.5
Magellan BI & Reporting
Dedicated iOS Application
Looker
5.0
Magellan BI & Reporting
Dedicated Android Application
Looker
5.0
Magellan BI & Reporting
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Looker
6.7
Magellan BI & Reporting

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Looker
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
REST API
Looker
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Javascript API
Looker
Magellan BI & Reporting
9.0
Java API
Looker
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Looker
Magellan BI & Reporting
5.0

Pros

Looker

  • Incredibly advanced analytics tool that is even more capable if you learn how to use LookML which is Looker's custom programming language.
  • Quick access to the raw data that is being visualized allows you to spot check for data integrity.
  • My usage with Looker is limited because of our integration but, having seen their updates over time, the integrations with Slack, Salesforce, and other tools appear to greatly improve organizations' workflows.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magellan BI & Reporting

  • It is fairly easy to set the sharing rules for a report/dashboard.
  • They have a decent amount of time frame options for setting a schedule to generate a report.
  • The support is mostly helpful and timely if you have an issue.
Josh Schmitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Looker

  • Mobile viewing is HTML based, not always highly viewable.
  • Basic operations can be difficult to achieve. There is a function called table calculations which allows this.
  • Running on a single server, the entire instance can slow down if even one user schedules a large dashboard.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magellan BI & Reporting

  • Setting up a "dashboard" is extremely lacking in functionality. The different chart widgets you place on the page do not interact with each other. When you select an item from one do not expect it to highlight or filter another.
  • The speed and stability are not great, but maybe that is just our environment not being up to snuff...even though we are above the "recommended" settings.
  • The main GUI for a user is TERRIBLE. You log into a File Tree format where you have to navigate folders to reach the correct dashboard. There are ways around this, but it would either require an expensive payment to the Professional Services team to revamp to UI or another option they gave us was to create the "Default Dashboard" and provide that link to users and in that Dashboard, you use a new tab to include the navigation back to the main screen so that at least on the initial load the user is taken to a friendly looking dashboard instead of a file tree.
Josh Schmitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Looker

Looker 9.0
Based on 4 answers
We've been very happy with Looker so far, and all teams in the organization are starting to see its value, and use it on a frequent basis. It has quickly become our accessible "source of truth" for all data/metrics.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magellan BI & Reporting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Looker

Looker 10.0
Based on 4 answers
Looker support specialists are heroes. They are knowledgeable, smart, and always vouch for your success. The availability is super quick, and even if there is no current solution for my problem, they will address it and voice it as feedback for a product.
Jasmeet S Babra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magellan BI & Reporting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Looker

Looker stacks up very well against the other tools we have evaluated and used. All the tools have their own pros and cons. Looker had a better edge in terms of visualizations when we chose to use it. After several updates, other tools began to have newer features. Looker still stands competitive.
Purav Vaidya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magellan BI & Reporting

Our instance of iHub does not stack up against the other larger BI tools out today. It is a good place to store reports in a central location that allows users to run very specific reports on demand, but it is not a place I would want to store all of my "dashboards". As far as holding individual reports that are specific to an individual need, it is a great tool. If you want to create a report that will be used as a Template for a Form or a Label, iHub is a good choice to store and schedule the report or call it via API to generate it and return it to your calling app.
Josh Schmitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Looker

General

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

Magellan BI & Reporting

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Looker
8.2
Magellan BI & Reporting
5.0

Likelihood to Renew

Looker
9.0
Magellan BI & Reporting

Support Rating

Looker
10.0
Magellan BI & Reporting

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