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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)

If you have multiple sources of data that you need to compile into one to cross report, this is a good tool to do that. The connections of those data sources definitely need an expert, so keep that in mind. Also keep in mind, that if you are starting from square 0 on database queries and reporting, there will be a learning curve. I think once you have the base knowledge though, RJ Metrics is relatively intuitive, has a nice UI, and most importantly, allows us to build the reports that we need with confidence that the information included in the reports is up to date and correct.
Kristen Edgerton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Periscope Data

If you are a technology company that is reliant of accessible data then this is the platform for you. We work with over 10,000 clients with an average of a couple hundred data point per client on any given day. If your volume of reporting and metrics is not at that level yet, it may not be as useful (or, rather, may overload you with information that distracts from your specifics). The use of charts and vanity metrics, however, is incredibly useful for everyone from sales to marketing and everything in between. It helps make data actionable
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
9.7
Periscope Data
9.1
Pixel Perfect reports
Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
9.0
Periscope Data
8.8
Customizable dashboards
Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
10.0
Periscope Data
9.6
Report Formatting Templates
Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
10.0
Periscope Data
8.9

Ad-hoc Reporting

Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
8.3
Periscope Data
8.9
Drill-down analysis
Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
7.0
Periscope Data
8.2
Formatting capabilities
Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
8.0
Periscope Data
8.6
Report sharing and collaboration
Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
10.0
Periscope Data
9.6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
Periscope Data
9.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
8.0
Periscope Data
9.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
8.0
Periscope Data
9.3
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
Periscope Data
9.6
Predictive Analytics
Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
Periscope Data
8.1

Access Control and Security

Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
10.0
Periscope Data
Multi-User Support (named login)
Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
10.0
Periscope Data
Role-Based Security Model
Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
10.0
Periscope Data
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
10.0
Periscope Data

Report Output and Scheduling

Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
Periscope Data
8.6
Publish to Web
Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
Periscope Data
8.5
Publish to PDF
Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
Periscope Data
8.8
Report Versioning
Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
Periscope Data
8.3
Report Delivery Scheduling
Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
Periscope Data
9.1
Delivery to Remote Servers
Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
Periscope Data
8.2

Pros

Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)

  • It is relatively easy to manipulate the time period in which you want to see your report. This is important for our business because we are constantly analyzing sales month over month, quarter over quarter, and year over year. RJ makes it easy to toggle between these time ranges on the same report.
  • The visualizers available for reports are what you would expect out of a product like this. You have the ability to view your results in tables and a multitude of charts.
  • The ability to customize dashboards and rearrange reports quickly is great and intuitive!
Kristen Edgerton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Periscope Data

  • Rapid deployment of polished T-SQL-based data visualization charts and dashboards. Periscope supports a variety of database technologies, and allows users to write custom queries to display data.
  • Included caching to reduce server load.
  • Outstanding customer service/support, with expert advice as needed.
  • Constant updates and new features.
  • Built-in SQL formatters take the pain out of manipulating date/time objects.
Brian Kichler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)

  • I don't have any database or SQL training, so it took me a little longer than desired to get started up and comfortable with RJ. I wasn't present when we on-boarded with RJ though, which could have been part of the problem, but you definitely need a very basic level of query language and formula writing knowledge to hit the ground running and use this tool to its full capability.
  • RJ gives you the ability to set email updates on whichever reports you choose. I wish that these reports were a little more customizable to give only the pertinent information from a large report to the parties who need it. IE, customize the view for marketing vs. design but all based on the same report.
  • It would be helpful to get an email from RJ with tips and tricks (short videos or blogs) to be able to continue to learn more about this tool.
Kristen Edgerton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Periscope Data

  • Some of the dashboards can be slow to load; especially when they have lots of features and widgets.
  • The software could be made a little easier for people that don't have a data or programming background.
  • It is pricey so not a great option for small companies or research/home projects.
Adam Montgomery | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Periscope Data

Periscope Data 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It could be used easily by business users once they understand basic SQL and the dataset; they could perform customized query according to their needs, without having to ask analysts repeatedly to provide them. The support team is quite responsive, and they could also help directly to make your erroneous dashboard run smoothly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)

No answers on this topic

Periscope Data

Periscope is by far the best we looked at - I was evaluating as a user, not the primary decision maker, and user interface and ease of use was the primary factor in my decision. It is very easy to navigate and manipulate, and has an overall very polished view
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)

No answers on this topic

Periscope Data

  • Positive Impact: Before Periscope Data was available to my department, I had to search through the Que in Smile Check for the cases that were low hanging fruit. Now Periscope pulls that data and that data only from those Ques and I am able to use the filters for better accuracy.
Marisa Henegar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)

General

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

Periscope Data

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
8.0
Periscope Data
8.3

Usability

Magento BI (formerly RJMetrics)
Periscope Data
9.0

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