Noetix vs. Prism, by Prism Skylabs (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Noetix
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
Noetix is a business intelligence software offering from Noetix.N/A
Prism, by Prism Skylabs (discontinued)
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Prism was a business intelligence software offering from Prism Skylabs. It is a discontinued product.N/A
Pricing
NoetixPrism, by Prism Skylabs (discontinued)
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NoetixPrism, by Prism Skylabs (discontinued)
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
NoetixPrism, by Prism Skylabs (discontinued)
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
NoetixPrism, by Prism Skylabs (discontinued)
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Noetix
10.0
1 Ratings
16% above category average
Prism, by Prism Skylabs (discontinued)
-
Ratings
Multi-User Support (named login)10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Noetix
-
Ratings
Prism, by Prism Skylabs (discontinued)
8.0
1 Ratings
2% below category average
Customizable dashboards00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Noetix
-
Ratings
Prism, by Prism Skylabs (discontinued)
5.7
1 Ratings
34% below category average
Drill-down analysis00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Formatting capabilities00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Noetix
-
Ratings
Prism, by Prism Skylabs (discontinued)
8.0
1 Ratings
4% below category average
Publish to PDF00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Report Versioning00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Noetix
-
Ratings
Prism, by Prism Skylabs (discontinued)
7.3
1 Ratings
10% below category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Predictive Analytics00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Best Alternatives
NoetixPrism, by Prism Skylabs (discontinued)
Small Businesses
SAP Crystal
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Score 8.9 out of 10
SAP Crystal
SAP Crystal
Score 8.9 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Reveal
Reveal
Score 9.9 out of 10
Reveal
Reveal
Score 9.9 out of 10
Enterprises
Jaspersoft Community Edition
Jaspersoft Community Edition
Score 9.7 out of 10
Jaspersoft Community Edition
Jaspersoft Community Edition
Score 9.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
NoetixPrism, by Prism Skylabs (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
NoetixPrism, by Prism Skylabs (discontinued)
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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Discontinued Products
I really like to use Prism, compared to other software, for data analysis. It allows a quick "plug and play" of the data and is very tolerant of many data formats. I typically resort to other software only when I need a more specific statistical analysis, or if I need a graphically cleaner visualization.
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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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  • Data manipulations
  • Data visualization
  • Ease of use
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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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Discontinued Products
  • Need a stronger interface with R
  • Advanced analysis is difficult to use
  • Graphically clumsy
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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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Discontinued Products
Excel would be the next best thing to use. It is free for the academic lab to use though the quality of the figure is lacking and not standardized. Excel also lacks easy to use built-in formulas for data manipulation and can be tedious to replicate the same data Prism can do with a single click.
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Return on Investment
Magnitude Software, Inc.
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Discontinued Products
  • Excellent figures for publications
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