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Score 6 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Noetix

If you desire to 'empower' employees to create or edit their own reports, Noetix is a great tool, though I am not particularly an 'empowerment' person. In my experience most people have enough work of their own, so to tell them they now have to create their own reports can cause problems. If someone is available, like I am, to create the reports based on user requirements, then the report can be shared with the user and they can make changes as needed. I have several users who use the same report over and over for slightly different applications, and they are happy to make the small alterations, but creating whole new reports can seem like a daunting task. I tell my users I don't want them to become frustrated. If they want to try on their own, fine, but don't waste more than half an hour, and if you start to get frustrated, stop and IM me. Ninety-nine times out of 100 I already have a report that will give them exactly what they need. I've done extensive training, and find it's quite easy for users to pick up
Darlene Mack | 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

Access Control and Security

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

BI Standard Reporting

Noetix
Magellan BI & Reporting
5.0
Pixel Perfect reports
Noetix
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Customizable dashboards
Noetix
Magellan BI & Reporting
2.0
Report Formatting Templates
Noetix
Magellan BI & Reporting
6.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Noetix
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.7
Drill-down analysis
Noetix
Magellan BI & Reporting
6.0
Formatting capabilities
Noetix
Magellan BI & Reporting
9.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Noetix
Magellan BI & Reporting
8.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Noetix
Magellan BI & Reporting
8.0
Publish to Web
Noetix
Magellan BI & Reporting
10.0
Publish to PDF
Noetix
Magellan BI & Reporting
10.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Noetix
Magellan BI & Reporting
6.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
Noetix
Magellan BI & Reporting
6.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

Noetix
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Noetix
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Noetix
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

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

Pros

Noetix

  • Noetix makes reporting easy. Users can combine vtables (the Noetix term for its views), add or delete columns, add filters or parameters, sort, add totals to columns, all from an easy to use interface. It comes with a very large number of already written reports for all areas of Oracle reporting, but it also allows for custom vtables to be written, for Oracle or any database, to expand the number of available reports.
  • Noetix has an Excel add-in that is marvelous. It eliminates the need to run a report in the web application and export to Excel. The add-in can run very large reports, up to a million lines. Once a report is run in Excel, it can be saved, and then refreshed whenever needed. It's a really good tool.
  • Noetix is flexible. Joins can be added to existing Noetix vtables and also to custom vtables, to give users a large amount of data configurations to choose from. It also allows users to create calculated fields to any report.
  • Noetix is easy to administer. Users can be added or removed and grouped by the level of permission. Although, in our case, it validates against Oracle, the level of security is dictated by Noetix.
Darlene Mack | 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

Noetix

  • I like the fact that the output is standard, but I would like to be able to move columns around on the output screen, rather than having to go back to the editing screen, move the columns, then rerun the report.
  • Drag and drop of columns would be nice on the edit screen. Currently if you add a column to a report, it automatically goes to the bottom. Relocation of the column has to be done a line at a time. I would prefer to be able to grab the field I want from those available, and drop it into the report where I want it.
  • When adding a filter (or parameter), the available fields automatically come up in alphabetical order, but on the columns screen, they don't. They come up in the order they actually are in the query. That means, when creating custom vtables, to have the fields in alphabetical order, one must put them that way. It would be nice if Noetix put the fields in alphabetical order for the user.
Darlene Mack | 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

Alternatives Considered

Noetix

I believe Noetix is much easier to use than either Crystal Reports or InfoMaker. When I worked with InfoMaker I used to say it took 5 minutes to get the data and 5 hours (and sometimes days) to make it look good. The same can be true for Crystal Reports. Noetix has a standard format, and most people export to Excel anyway. Who prints reports? So formatting is not all that important.
Darlene Mack | 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

Noetix

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

Noetix
10.0
Magellan BI & Reporting
5.0

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