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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 7.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

MS SharePoint / SQL

We have used it successfully as mentioned on two large programs, but again it is an enterprise tool so I am only speaking from the standpoint of my team. Hundreds of teams across our enterprise use this every day. We keep our decision tracker out there as well as important program documents required by our SDLC process like requirements, etc. We also publish test results for the team to see. We use SharePoint to share test data across the organization as we can not just email files back and forth. We can rely on the security settings of SharePoint to allow access to only those team members that need to see the test data. And even though our test data is masked, we still control access to it. I would recommend that any team can benefit from using SharePoint and it gives a good place to store program/project files. It becomes the source of the truth and you just keep putting the most current versions and save them to SharePoint.
Gene Baker | 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

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.0
Magellan BI & Reporting
5.0
Pixel Perfect reports
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.9
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Customizable dashboards
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
Magellan BI & Reporting
2.0
Report Formatting Templates
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.7
Magellan BI & Reporting
6.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.7
Drill-down analysis
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.8
Magellan BI & Reporting
6.0
Formatting capabilities
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
Magellan BI & Reporting
9.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Magellan BI & Reporting
Report sharing and collaboration
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
Magellan BI & Reporting
8.0

Report Output and Scheduling

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
Magellan BI & Reporting
8.0
Publish to Web
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.0
Magellan BI & Reporting
10.0
Publish to PDF
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
Magellan BI & Reporting
10.0
Report Versioning
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
Magellan BI & Reporting
Report Delivery Scheduling
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Magellan BI & Reporting
6.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Magellan BI & Reporting
6.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.4
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.6
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.7
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Predictive Analytics
MS SharePoint / SQL
6.9
Magellan BI & Reporting

Access Control and Security

MS SharePoint / SQL
9.0
Magellan BI & Reporting
8.7
Multi-User Support (named login)
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
Magellan BI & Reporting
10.0
Role-Based Security Model
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.9
Magellan BI & Reporting
6.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
Magellan BI & Reporting
10.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
Magellan BI & Reporting

Mobile Capabilities

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
Magellan BI & Reporting
Responsive Design for Web Access
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Magellan BI & Reporting
Dedicated iOS Application
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
Magellan BI & Reporting
Dedicated Android Application
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
Magellan BI & Reporting
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Magellan BI & Reporting

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
REST API
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.9
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Javascript API
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
Magellan BI & Reporting
9.0
iFrames
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
Magellan BI & Reporting
Java API
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.1
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
Magellan BI & Reporting
5.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.1
Magellan BI & Reporting

Pros

MS SharePoint / SQL

  • 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.
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

MS SharePoint / SQL

  • 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
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

MS SharePoint / SQL

MS SharePoint / SQL 8.8
Based on 7 answers
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.
Tim Ritter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magellan BI & Reporting

No score
No answers yet
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Usability

MS SharePoint / SQL

MS SharePoint / SQL 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Over all very similar to other microsoft products
John Dopson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magellan BI & Reporting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

MS SharePoint / SQL

MS SharePoint / SQL 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Microsoft have good local teams
Vadim Malkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magellan BI & Reporting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

MS SharePoint / SQL

MS SharePoint / SQL 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Not implemented in best practice way, there are many customizations
Vadim Malkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magellan BI & Reporting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

MS SharePoint / SQL

I have used both Google Drive and Zoho Docs which seem similar to MS SharePoint. The main differences I noticed as a user is that the user interfaces in both Google Drive and Zoho Docs were much more intuitive and they were much easier to navigate than MS SharePoint. There are a lot more things that you can do with MS SharePoint, but for a smaller company, it may not be worth the investment.
Anonymous | 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

Return on Investment

MS SharePoint / SQL

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magellan BI & Reporting

No answers on this topic

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Pricing Details

MS SharePoint / SQL

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
Magellan BI & Reporting
5.0

Likelihood to Renew

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.8
Magellan BI & Reporting

Usability

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.0
Magellan BI & Reporting

Support Rating

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.0
Magellan BI & Reporting

Implementation Rating

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.0
Magellan BI & Reporting

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