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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

Phocas Business Intelligence

The D3 community is a tight knit set of businesses that share business solutions, and this tool should be high on the list for anyone operating in our industry. If you do not want to host the software resources on your servers, Phocas has a cloud-integrated solution as well.
Kenny McGarrity | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Access Control and Security

Noetix
10.0
Phocas Business Intelligence
7.3
Multi-User Support (named login)
Noetix
10.0
Phocas Business Intelligence
7.5
Role-Based Security Model
Noetix
10.0
Phocas Business Intelligence
7.5
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Noetix
10.0
Phocas Business Intelligence
7.0

BI Standard Reporting

Noetix
Phocas Business Intelligence
9.4
Customizable dashboards
Noetix
Phocas Business Intelligence
9.4
Report Formatting Templates
Noetix
Phocas Business Intelligence
9.4

Ad-hoc Reporting

Noetix
Phocas Business Intelligence
8.7
Drill-down analysis
Noetix
Phocas Business Intelligence
9.8
Formatting capabilities
Noetix
Phocas Business Intelligence
7.6
Report sharing and collaboration
Noetix
Phocas Business Intelligence
8.6

Report Output and Scheduling

Noetix
Phocas Business Intelligence
7.2
Publish to PDF
Noetix
Phocas Business Intelligence
9.2
Report Versioning
Noetix
Phocas Business Intelligence
5.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
Noetix
Phocas Business Intelligence
7.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

Noetix
Phocas Business Intelligence
6.4
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Noetix
Phocas Business Intelligence
7.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Noetix
Phocas Business Intelligence
4.5
Predictive Analytics
Noetix
Phocas Business Intelligence
7.2

Mobile Capabilities

Noetix
Phocas Business Intelligence
7.7
Responsive Design for Web Access
Noetix
Phocas Business Intelligence
8.2
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Noetix
Phocas Business Intelligence
7.3

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

Phocas Business Intelligence

  • Phocas is great at drilling down data, getting specific information, and presenting it in a report.
  • Phocas can be used to view up to the minute data gathered from the database.
  • It allows the user to create and view different type of dashboards very easily.
Anonymous | 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

Phocas Business Intelligence

  • Ability to build reports
  • Could be more user friendly
Olivia Gonsalves | 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

Phocas Business Intelligence

Phocas is easy to use for end users and can be used on desktops, laptops, and phones.
Anonymous | 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

Phocas Business Intelligence

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Noetix
10.0
Phocas Business Intelligence
8.3

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