Noetix vs. Phocas Business Intelligence

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Noetix
Score 7.0 out of 10
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Noetix is a business intelligence software offering from Noetix.N/A
Phocas Business Intelligence
Score 8.2 out of 10
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Phocas helps users discover data and provides results in real time.  It is designed for non-technical users and delivers a simple yet powerful analytical capability that quickly turns data into a chart, graph or map.  It brings up data on local, regional or global sales, inventory, forecasts, prices, profit margins, budgets and more. Phocas, based in the United Kingdom, is a business intelligence firm with offices in…N/A
Pricing
NoetixPhocas Business Intelligence
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NoetixPhocas Business Intelligence
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPhocas has built its business model on exceeding customer expectations. We’ve operated on a subscription basis from the start and in the words of Phocas Group chairman and co-founder Paul Magee: ‘That puts the onus on us to perform’. And we like that. In fact, our whole company ecosystem is built around that ‘light bulb moment’ when customers achieve a breakthrough by seeing their business through fresh eyes.
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NoetixPhocas Business Intelligence
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Features
NoetixPhocas Business Intelligence
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Noetix
10.0
1 Ratings
15% above category average
Phocas Business Intelligence
9.9
4 Ratings
14% above category average
Multi-User Support (named login)10.01 Ratings9.94 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model10.01 Ratings9.94 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)10.01 Ratings9.93 Ratings
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Noetix
-
Ratings
Phocas Business Intelligence
9.0
4 Ratings
9% above category average
Customizable dashboards00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Noetix
-
Ratings
Phocas Business Intelligence
9.6
4 Ratings
17% above category average
Drill-down analysis00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Formatting capabilities00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Noetix
-
Ratings
Phocas Business Intelligence
9.3
4 Ratings
11% above category average
Publish to PDF00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Report Versioning00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling00 Ratings9.94 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Noetix
-
Ratings
Phocas Business Intelligence
8.3
4 Ratings
3% above category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)00 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Predictive Analytics00 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Noetix
-
Ratings
Phocas Business Intelligence
9.5
3 Ratings
17% above category average
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
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User Ratings
NoetixPhocas Business Intelligence
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.1
(4 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
NoetixPhocas Business Intelligence
Likelihood to Recommend
Magnitude Software, Inc.
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
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Phocas
If you would like your data in one place with easy access, this is the software for you. You can have data from multiple systems and bring it into one view so that you have a quick and easily visible dashboard for the data you wish to see.
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Pros
Magnitude Software, Inc.
  • 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.
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Phocas
  • Custom reports are simple to create.
  • The ability to manage users and their dashboards is solid.
  • Easy to navigate web interface makes the software accessible from anywhere.
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Cons
Magnitude Software, Inc.
  • 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.
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Phocas
  • Phocas needs to make it easier to connect to different types of databases.
  • The data in Phocas needs to be updated faster in some cases.
  • It needs to provide functions to create better charts and graphs.
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Usability
Magnitude Software, Inc.
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Phocas
It is a very user-friendly product and is easy to understand. You can get your data from just a quick click and the dashboard loads. You can take the data and drill down easy to find what you are looking for.
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Support Rating
Magnitude Software, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Phocas
Support is responsive. You log a call and they will respond quickly and resolve your issues. We have only had great experiences with the support team.
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Alternatives Considered
Magnitude Software, Inc.
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.
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Phocas
Phocas is easy to use for end users and can be used on desktops, laptops, and phones.
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Return on Investment
Magnitude Software, Inc.
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Phocas
  • It has given our business a view on data
  • We can access it from anywhere
  • You can have multiple dashboards for different information
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