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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

Vena Solutions

Any organization that has the same P&L for multiple business units would benefit greatly! Franchises, etc are a perfect fit.Any organization that has multiple shadow systems in Excel can all be brought together in Vena.Hotel management would be a great fit!Reits and other infrastructure companies would be a great fit!
Darrell Rooney | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Access Control and Security

Noetix
10.0
Vena Solutions
8.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
Noetix
10.0
Vena Solutions
9.1
Role-Based Security Model
Noetix
10.0
Vena Solutions
8.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Noetix
10.0
Vena Solutions
9.1
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Noetix
Vena Solutions
8.4

BI Standard Reporting

Noetix
Vena Solutions
8.1
Pixel Perfect reports
Noetix
Vena Solutions
8.3
Customizable dashboards
Noetix
Vena Solutions
7.8
Report Formatting Templates
Noetix
Vena Solutions
8.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Noetix
Vena Solutions
8.2
Drill-down analysis
Noetix
Vena Solutions
8.5
Formatting capabilities
Noetix
Vena Solutions
7.8
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Noetix
Vena Solutions
8.3
Report sharing and collaboration
Noetix
Vena Solutions
8.4

Report Output and Scheduling

Noetix
Vena Solutions
8.4
Publish to Web
Noetix
Vena Solutions
7.8
Publish to PDF
Noetix
Vena Solutions
7.8
Report Versioning
Noetix
Vena Solutions
8.8
Report Delivery Scheduling
Noetix
Vena Solutions
9.1

Data Discovery and Visualization

Noetix
Vena Solutions
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Noetix
Vena Solutions
7.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Noetix
Vena Solutions
7.8
Predictive Analytics
Noetix
Vena Solutions
8.4

Mobile Capabilities

Noetix
Vena Solutions
8.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
Noetix
Vena Solutions
8.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Noetix
Vena Solutions
7.8

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Noetix
Vena Solutions
8.1
Long-term financial planning
Noetix
Vena Solutions
8.2
Financial budgeting
Noetix
Vena Solutions
8.3
Forecasting
Noetix
Vena Solutions
8.1
Scenario modeling
Noetix
Vena Solutions
7.8
Management reporting
Noetix
Vena Solutions
8.1

Consolidation and Close

Noetix
Vena Solutions
8.1
Financial data consolidation
Noetix
Vena Solutions
8.0
Journal entries and reports
Noetix
Vena Solutions
7.0
Multi-currency management
Noetix
Vena Solutions
7.7
Intercompany Eliminations
Noetix
Vena Solutions
8.4
Minority Ownership
Noetix
Vena Solutions
7.6
Local and consolidated reporting
Noetix
Vena Solutions
9.1
Detailed Audit Trails
Noetix
Vena Solutions
8.6

Financial Reporting and Compliance

Noetix
Vena Solutions
8.6
Financial Statement Reporting
Noetix
Vena Solutions
8.3
Management Reporting
Noetix
Vena Solutions
8.7
Excel-based Reporting
Noetix
Vena Solutions
9.0
Automated board and financial reporting
Noetix
Vena Solutions
9.4
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Noetix
Vena Solutions
7.6

Analytics

Noetix
Vena Solutions
8.8
Personalized dashboards
Noetix
Vena Solutions
8.0
Color-coded scorecards
Noetix
Vena Solutions
8.6
KPIs
Noetix
Vena Solutions
9.5
Cost and profitability analysis
Noetix
Vena Solutions
9.6
Key Performance Indicator setting
Noetix
Vena Solutions
9.2
Benchmarking with external data
Noetix
Vena Solutions
8.0

Integration

Noetix
Vena Solutions
8.0
Flat file integration
Noetix
Vena Solutions
8.8
Excel data integration
Noetix
Vena Solutions
9.3
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Noetix
Vena Solutions
6.0

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

Vena Solutions

  • Vena provides all the customizable flexibility and advanced calculation that you can squeeze out of Excel because Excel is used as the front-end. You can tailor the reporting and budget templates to your exact needs and leverage your existing Excel skills.
  • Even though you work in Excel, the data is all controlled by a multi-dimensional cloud database. So your work is safe. Changes are auditable, and nobody has to rely on sharing Excel files between each other and tracking the latest version.
  • Vena's workflow system can be extremely simple if that's what you need. Or you can build some fairly complex process flows for any task.
Aaron Andersen | 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

Vena Solutions

  • The tool uses at least four different query and data manipulation languages, once you get your data to the tool. All of which are proprietary, limited flavors of other languages (such as SQL and MDX).
  • The use of a MongoDB back end has resulted in the ongoing use of floats for numeric data storage. This works fine if you are budgeting at a high level. However, if you are leveraging their transaction-level features, you will see divergence due to the inherent issues of floating point being unable to precisely represent decimal values.
  • There is very little community documentation around the tool, and the documentation provided by the vendor is sparse, poorly written, and often out of date or just plain wrong. This extends to their sample code as well
  • There is currently no direct way to feed data from your source system databases. The primary method is dumping data to flat files and either executing the uploads manually through the web UI or wrapping a java-based CLI with Powershell or windows batch for local execution. There is also a preview of a logic app if you have Azure as part of your infrastructure
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Noetix

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vena Solutions

Vena Solutions 8.1
Based on 9 answers
We have been extremely satisfied with the Vena Solutions product and have been able to become more efficient in our budgeting, forecasting and salary planning processes, as well as adding functionality and accuracy that was not possible in the past. Administrators no longer have to keep track manually of each department's budgeted net, but can use a report created in Vena to report this information, as well as see which departments have not yet submitted information. Customer service has always been very responsive as well
Lori Lambert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Noetix

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vena Solutions

Vena Solutions 7.3
Based on 16 answers
It is extremely easy to use the software right away because:- it is Excel-based, so there is little to no learning curve for creating templates and reports- the admin of the tool itself is very simple and intuitive (processes, workflows, etc)The downside to that flexibility is the increased risk of human error, which can be mitigated by additional control and check files.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Noetix

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vena Solutions

Vena Solutions 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Contact with Vena Solutions technical support is quick and experts in the field always respond. It is not necessary to go through a large form to explain the problems and then answer more questions to receive a direct answer, we simply send a message indicating the specific problem and they are immediately there to actively help us
Charlotte Byrne Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Noetix

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vena Solutions

Vena Solutions 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Vena Solutions pages load quickly and only a few times does it get a bit slow, only when there are many integrations and the reports are long. But in general it is always fast and honestly I am very satisfied with the speed in the generation of statistical reports and the pages
Jeremiah Adrian Howard Ross | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Noetix

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vena Solutions

Vena Solutions 8.7
Based on 90 answers
From initiate setup to going live, Vena's customer representatives and technicians have proven to be responsive and enthusiastic in getting our company up and running. They have been patient with our questions and frustrations and worked to troubleshoot issues that have come up.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Noetix

No answers on this topic

Vena Solutions

The training was all at once. There needed to be more modules that could be broken up over time to allow users to handle their day job and the training
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Noetix

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vena Solutions

Vena Solutions 4.5
Based on 1 answer
I would like to see more modules and case study work through of techniques to master to excel within the software package. The current online information is stale and not representative of current software version. It could be much more interactive and informative. Much of the online help articles are stale.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Noetix

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vena Solutions

Vena Solutions 6.4
Based on 4 answers
The Vena consultant had great knowledge of both the Vena solution and Excel and Excel functions. He was able to help suggest ways to build our templates that met our requirements using Excel functions we had not previously considered using. And we have been able to use the Excel information he provided in other ways outside of Vena. He was very patient and flexible as we learned the Vena tool and created templates
Lori Lambert | 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

Vena Solutions

The only tools that are similar are more in the BI realm and Vena provides a much more robust way of interacting with data that the visualization that a BI solution provides. Again, the self-service model of the tool allows for the tool to grow with the individuals of the company, which is an element other tools struggle with.
Avo Koulakian | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Noetix

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vena Solutions

Vena Solutions 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Vena solutios is a software that provides robust tools that help different departments in their statistics and we can visualize a lot of promising and visually attractive data. Vena Solutions' level of scalability is high and sustainable over time thanks to the fabulous technical support that is ready to help us at all times
Charlotte Byrne Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Noetix

No answers on this topic

Vena Solutions

  • From my observation, we did get a return on investment. We have FP&A tool first and foremost.
  • We are dealing with 1 financial system to get data as suppose to several sources from before.
  • For sure, Vena Solutions helped many finance teams domestically within our company with financial reporting.
jamie Luangaphay | 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

Vena Solutions

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$0*

* per user

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Noetix
10.0
Vena Solutions
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Noetix
Vena Solutions
8.1

Usability

Noetix
Vena Solutions
7.3

Reliability and Availability

Noetix
Vena Solutions
9.1

Performance

Noetix
Vena Solutions
9.1

Support Rating

Noetix
Vena Solutions
8.7

Online Training

Noetix
Vena Solutions
4.5

Implementation Rating

Noetix
Vena Solutions
6.4

Scalability

Noetix
Vena Solutions
9.1

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