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Score 7.4 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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

Periscope Data

If you are a technology company that is reliant of accessible data then this is the platform for you. We work with over 10,000 clients with an average of a couple hundred data point per client on any given day. If your volume of reporting and metrics is not at that level yet, it may not be as useful (or, rather, may overload you with information that distracts from your specifics). The use of charts and vanity metrics, however, is incredibly useful for everyone from sales to marketing and everything in between. It helps make data actionable
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Magellan BI & Reporting
5.0
Periscope Data
9.1
Pixel Perfect reports
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Periscope Data
8.8
Customizable dashboards
Magellan BI & Reporting
2.0
Periscope Data
9.6
Report Formatting Templates
Magellan BI & Reporting
6.0
Periscope Data
8.9

Ad-hoc Reporting

Magellan BI & Reporting
7.7
Periscope Data
8.9
Drill-down analysis
Magellan BI & Reporting
6.0
Periscope Data
8.3
Formatting capabilities
Magellan BI & Reporting
9.0
Periscope Data
8.6
Report sharing and collaboration
Magellan BI & Reporting
8.0
Periscope Data
9.6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Magellan BI & Reporting
Periscope Data
9.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Magellan BI & Reporting
8.0
Periscope Data
8.6
Publish to Web
Magellan BI & Reporting
10.0
Periscope Data
8.5
Publish to PDF
Magellan BI & Reporting
10.0
Periscope Data
8.8
Report Delivery Scheduling
Magellan BI & Reporting
6.0
Periscope Data
9.1
Delivery to Remote Servers
Magellan BI & Reporting
6.0
Periscope Data
8.2
Report Versioning
Magellan BI & Reporting
Periscope Data
8.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Periscope Data
9.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Periscope Data
9.3
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Periscope Data
9.6
Predictive Analytics
Magellan BI & Reporting
Periscope Data
8.1

Access Control and Security

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

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

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

Pros

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

Periscope Data

  • Rapid deployment of polished T-SQL-based data visualization charts and dashboards. Periscope supports a variety of database technologies, and allows users to write custom queries to display data.
  • Included caching to reduce server load.
  • Outstanding customer service/support, with expert advice as needed.
  • Constant updates and new features.
  • Built-in SQL formatters take the pain out of manipulating date/time objects.
Brian Kichler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Periscope Data

  • Some of the dashboards can be slow to load; especially when they have lots of features and widgets.
  • The software could be made a little easier for people that don't have a data or programming background.
  • It is pricey so not a great option for small companies or research/home projects.
Adam Montgomery | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Magellan BI & Reporting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Periscope Data

Periscope Data 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It could be used easily by business users once they understand basic SQL and the dataset; they could perform customized query according to their needs, without having to ask analysts repeatedly to provide them. The support team is quite responsive, and they could also help directly to make your erroneous dashboard run smoothly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

Periscope Data

Periscope is by far the best we looked at - I was evaluating as a user, not the primary decision maker, and user interface and ease of use was the primary factor in my decision. It is very easy to navigate and manipulate, and has an overall very polished view
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Magellan BI & Reporting

No answers on this topic

Periscope Data

  • Positive Impact: Before Periscope Data was available to my department, I had to search through the Que in Smile Check for the cases that were low hanging fruit. Now Periscope pulls that data and that data only from those Ques and I am able to use the filters for better accuracy.
Marisa Henegar | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Magellan BI & Reporting

General

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

Periscope Data

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Magellan BI & Reporting
5.0
Periscope Data
8.4

Usability

Magellan BI & Reporting
Periscope Data
9.0

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