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December 24, 2020
Ole Christian Valstad | TrustRadius Reviewer
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We offer Dundas BI to our existing customer portfolio as an add on to our insurance software.
Dundas BI offers a very flexible and complete BI platform that allows us to quickly solve and implement all of our customers data analytics need.

We use Dundas BI to offer our clients insight into their own data, with everything from official reporting to in-house analytics.
  • Flexibility.
  • Data preparation.
  • Support.
  • Data visualization.
  • Automated insights.
Well suited for:
- Organizations that want a complete BI platform
- Organizations who want to embed BI
- Organizations who focus their BI effort on building dashboards
Support is outstanding!
They always answer quickly and are always able to offer guidance and answers that goes beyond traditional support.
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March 21, 2021
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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We made the decision to move from Tableau to Dundas [BI] based on a small requirement they could meet that Tableau couldn't (automatic email of excel reports). Once getting into the trail and demos, we found so many more features that we loved. I was certain the price would be astronomical, and braced myself for how we'd explain why we needed it to our executives. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the price was not only roughly a quarter of Tableau, but the contract allows for more flexibility in how we use our licenses. We had planned on 12 months to transition from Tableau to Dundas, and are moving as quickly as possible now - the features available are that important to us.
  • Exports of data
  • Data visualization options
  • Ability to have AD and local user accounts
  • Undo button (please!)
  • Undo button (I know I already said it once but I really need it)
  • Undo button (Seriously need this feature)
If you have data from multiple sources, you need [Dundas BI]. If you want to display data beautifully, you need it. If you need to send reports automatically in different formats, you need it.
We have bi-weekly calls with our Success Manager, as well as access to support as needed. Any question that I have had, multiple people have been willing and able to jump on a call to talk me through it, or send an email with the solution.
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March 15, 2021
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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We are using Dundas BI for Data Analysis and Reporting purposes by our Data Analysis department. It allows us to generate reports, graphs, dashboards, etc for our members. Our prime requirement is to provide real-time data access to our large base of members which Dundas BI fulfills in a very cost-effective manner.
  • Their biggest strength is their customer support. I have not seen any other product company being so supportive and helpful for any issues being faced by the customers.
  • Dundas BI has a very intuitive and easy to learn UI. This enables a quick pickup.
  • They are very quick on updates and keep on adding newer features with frequent version upgrades.
  • Some of the features relating to the Look and Feel section are not so easy to grasp and in some places, they are kind of redundant. Need some work there.
  • Also, they ought to add a few more types of filters for working on data like a sliding calendar range filter
For all the scenarios I have so far worked on or I am currently working on, Dundas BI has proved to be more than adequate and apt to handle all of those. It is a very easy-to-use tool with quick shortcuts enabling you to prepare ad-hoc reports or dashboards in a matter of minutes.
Their customer support is second to none. They are always available on call/chat. I have received answers and/or solutions and fixes for every issue I have encountered with Dundas BI. And that too in quick time with patient and nicely explained detail. For that, they deserve nothing less than 10 stars!
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December 18, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We use Dundas BI to develop insightful dashboard and embed them into our application, for our users to make timely decisions in the immigration life cycle of the large amount of cases they handle.
  • Seamless Integration
  • Large number of customization options
  • Intuitive Dashboard components
  • Goes for a toss when large data set to be processed
  • Weird and random bugs are encountered sometimes
  • The datacube, metric set and dashboard creation process can be improved
Dundas BI is an excellent solution which embeds into any application seamlessly. It handles small to medium data sets with breeze and smooth representations. For any users looking for beautiful dashboards, unlimited filter options and easy to setup, Dundas BI is a perfect match.
For Large data sets, though the solution goes for a toss sometimes, it can be handled well with default filters.
Support comes of great responses, but at times their support is slow to respond to your first issue raised.
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November 25, 2020
Luis Silva | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We use Dundas BI to monitor and act based on the state of a set of defined KPI's. It's used across various departments: finance, public works, provision services, organization workflow. As an example, some workflow tasks have a due time, so we track the ratio of the overdue tasks and act upon it, adjusting man power if needed or change the task execution time in order to optimize this ratio. We also use ad-hoc analysis to get a better understanding of the quality of the data being produced by our ERP's.
  • Creating data analysis on the fly is very easy! You only need to create a data connector and from there you can start analysing your data just by draging and droping atributes from tables to the canvas!
  • For executives with little time for viewing dashboards, you can create scheduled or data driven notification that can send the dashboard by email!
  • At any time you can revisualize your data with different visualization, e.g., a bar chart can change to a line chart with just two clicks!
  • DBI version 4 has introduced some awesome features: data correction, what-if-analysis, some new types of data visualizations like sankey chart, correlation matrix, support for svg files.
  • I felt the need to create a calculated metric based on metrics from different metric sets
In my experience and regarding the projects that I worked with Dundas BI it suites perfectly well. Connecting to Oracle and SQL Server databases and making data analysis with dashboards, scorecards and reports is very efficient and performant! Even when the size of the data being analysed is quite big, you can benefit from the cache feature that it offers!
Dundas BI is constantly evolving, adding new features to the set every year. The support responding time is more than acceptable. The tool knowledge and creativity of the support team helped me a lot!
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November 14, 2020
David Glickman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We are using Dundas BI to provide interactive online dashboards for our clients who are market research agencies who want to visualise their survey results.
  • Wide array of built in functionality
  • Extensibility with scripting to make anything possible
  • Easy to create basic requirements with automatic settings
  • Speed of large reports is sometimes an issue
  • Pricing is not flexible enough
Easy to pick up and powerful enough to allow anything required.
Support staff are extremely responsive, knowledgeable and helpful
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May 28, 2018
George Robbins | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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I assisted with selection of a Business Intelligence tool for a healthcare client. We selected Dundas BI as the first foray into in-house analytics beyond ad hoc SQL queries. It is gradually being rolled out to additional users as both power users and standard users, though currently it is mostly used by developers and the DBA.
  • Easy to create aestheically pleasing visualizations
  • Easy naviagation for people used to MS look and feel
  • ETL layer allows for advanced development
  • Response is always speedy from customer service, though frequently is not as thorough as expected
  • Slower performance of wide tables for reports
  • Migration between environments is very manual
Considering it's price point in the market, Dundas BI offers a lot of functionality. They are constantly adding features and bug fixes which is great, but also means there are always updates to take if you want everything to work as expected. The standard user interface is pretty easy to understand, but it takes a while for developers and power users to become independent of documentation.
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May 09, 2018
James Davis | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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When I got to this company they had Dundas BI but it was not being fully utilized. I was brought in to solve that issue. The company has lots of useful data that just was not being utilized in a good manner.
We, of course, have some executive financial and Human Resource dashboards. Since I have come along I have added a Board of Directors Quarterly reporting dashboard, an HR Turnover, Labor Utilization set of dashboards that have been broadening out to answer even more reporting needs, one that tracks the status of delivery orders, and an overall main project overview.
I also created inventory abbreviations lookup table.
Our company is getting more exposed to what Dundas can do as I add more dashboards, they are now asking "can Dundas do this for us instead of trying to assemble the data themselves."
  • Project organization from Development to Production, you get a production and development license but I think the best way to do it is with DEV and Prod project in the Production box. Use the development box for testing updates and really crazy things. With the Dev and Prod projects on the same box, you just publish from Dev to Prod and you are done. Users only have access to the Prod projects so no one can mess up what you are working on.
  • Security - If you have a hierarchy (subsidiaries, divisions, department, teams) and you want each group to see only their data, then Security hierarchies are for you!
  • Dependent filters! What's this you ask? Here is an example of how it can be used, in your company you have departments and who works for what department is in your database. You make a dashboard that has a department filter (only show these departments), a managers filter, and employee filter. Not every manager or employee is in multiple departments usually only one. With dependent filters you can say that the manager and employee filter are dependent on what is selected in the departments filter so when you go to filter them they only show the managers or employees that are part of that department, and you can even it do so employees are not only dependent on department but on manager as well. Then it gets even better as it can be done in reverse as well so when you select a manager then go to the department it only shows the departments he works for (there are better situations where this is more useful).
  • It is scriptable! From calculate columns, null replacements, button actions, load actions, hover over events there a way to do what you want.
  • They are constantly improving and listens to your suggestions.
  • Setting up security is easy but reviewing it later could be made easier.
  • Dashboard templates - tried to use them but I do not design mine to fit in a box.
I have as yet come across something that it is not well suited for. I also did not find it that hard to learn how to use. They have two good way to get help if you get stuck on something a user forum and support staff that will help you get done what you are trying to do.
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April 12, 2018
Joseph R. Sweeney | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We employed several BI tools when my previous department in Financial Analysis decided to revamp our data processing capabilities. We needed a system that would integrate well with the other programs that we were using as well as other vendors' systems. The reporting feature was vital as we needed our customers to generate reports on the fly as well as access their own data.
  • Programming flexibility allows you to fully customize the interface as well as generate completely customizable reports
  • Very user-friendly as the GUI is quite modern and self-explanatory
  • API is robust and the amount of pre-programmed graphs and charts are useful for getting up and running quickly
  • No predictive analysis features and so a lot of trending data must be done in a roundabout fashion.
  • Almost too many features. It can be overwhelming if you don't have programming or coding capabilities.
I do think that Dundas BI is well suited for many applications and companies that are looking for a robust BI tool. Dundas BI has much in the way of customizing the user interface as well as the reporting both internally and externally. It needs to be more robust in the way it connects with other products out there, though, and since we were using a lot of external vendor's software we needed to switch to a more versatile BI tool.
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May 10, 2018
Alexandru Giurgiu | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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It is used to create BI reports for our customer. We custom create the templates for all our customers as the software allows for multi-tenancy. This means when anyone logs in it will be tailored to their needs. This also means we can connect to multiple databases and further tailor to our customers' needs.
  • Easy to publish from a working in progress /demo to the live version
  • Easy to pick up and do someting
  • Working with cubes makes manipulating data quite easy
  • Report pagination to be improved... It's just very clunky and hard to figure out
  • It needs to make hierarchies more straightforward. they don't work as expected and a separate cube just to set up the structure of the hierarchy
  • Make multiple connections possible with multitenancy
If you have the need for multi-tenancy and the need to make very flexible reports then this is good. if you are only using it for personal BI reporting, then it is a bit overkill. I also have to mention that although it is easy to pick up, it has quite a steep learning curve to master
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December 07, 2017
Saurav Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We are a product based company, we have embedded this product into our cloud-based Customer Experience Management (CEM) solution product. It provides the BI/reporting functionality which we deliver as part of our product set.
  • Dundas BI is a Powerful BI tool with many features to quickly build up reports, Dashboard etc.
  • Many data connectivity options for advanced DBs and big data
  • Great Customer Service- support team was great and was able to help us in solving critical issues.
  • Should provide installation support on Linux
  • Should provide detailed documentation regarding JavaScript API
Best suited for enterprise-level business Dashboards, data analytics. The tool is easy-to-learn and easy to work with. Needs to improve report designer to build report, Scorecards.
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December 06, 2017
Shivam Shukla | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We use Dundas BI to create and develop high performing reports which we deliver to end users. Yes, It is being used by our R & D team.

It is used as a tool to analyze, monitor and solve the quality related issues of teleservice providers.
  • Easy to develop and manage reports.
  • Look and Feel is better than other BI tools in the market.
  • It is easy to integrate the scripting languages like JavaScript, Python, PHP etc., in the reports to perform various dynamic tasks which are otherwise difficult to implement in the BI tool.
  • Re-Visualizing the data in the form of the table|Bar Chart|Stacked Chart|Map etc., is very easy and switching it back is just one click.
  • Auto-save functionality of the reports is an add-ON with the enhanced security features.
  • Present version is the Windows platform dependent, It should have the Unix version also since Unix is a widely used OS across industries.
  • It should have a feature to schedule the export of the 'Project'. As of now, we have to manually export the reports/projects.
  • Integrating too many JS makes it little unresponsive and doesn't show the correct data, We have to clear the cookies/cache to bring it back in functional mode. The robustness should be improved further.
It can be used across small to large businesses. Its performance, round trip time to execute and render the result is better.
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December 05, 2017
Shachar Hallas | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Our Dundas BI (DBI) platform is not for in-house use. It is the product we sell to end users in our customers' companies. We present them their network KPI and the quality of experience of their subscribers.
  • Very flexible with many open APIs like JavaScript, ReST, Python platforms and more
  • Great and vary visualizations
  • Web based HTML 5 support
  • Many data connectivity options for advanced DBs and big data
  • Server to run on Linux is a must in telecom industry
DBI has many great visualizations that can fit to any case you aimed to. I can't say that there are scenarios where it is less appropriate.
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June 02, 2017
Marc Ham | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Dundas BI is used for reports but also supplied as a SaaS solution for our customers who don't have the IT skills or time to implement this themselves. For us Dundas keeps us informed about outstanding helpdesk tickets and supplies us with the main management information. Our SaaS clients mainly use it for management and operational information.
  • Dundas has a large library of visual components for creating great looking dashboards.
  • Dundas is a platform that lets you easily lets you change existing dashboards.
  • Dundas has a lot of default connectors to different resources that let you access remote data very fast.
  • Performance is always a factor for improvement, dashboards can never be fast enough for our clients.
Dundas is perfect for creating visual dashboards to distribute throughout the organisation either by link/website or by standardized PDF reports or Excel reports sent by email. It's also very easy to manage user rights and authentication levels in the reports.

Dundas is less suitable for creating dashboards for people who want to do a lot of ad-hoc querying of large data sets of information.
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May 30, 2017
Joe Gelata | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We are using Dundas BI across our entire organization. It is owned and managed by our central Business Operations team but leveraged by groups such as Development, Product Management, Marketing, Sales, Customer Experience, Finance, and HR. Dundas allows us to aggregate datasets from across all of these teams so we can build real-time and ad-hoc dashboards that visualize our entire customer journey - regardless of where the data originates from. This gives us visibility into insights such as how a prospect's engagement with marketing content may influence later sales conversion or how engagement inside our application may influence a customer's risk of churning.
  • Data transformation and warehousing. These are key to ensure data is available from all sources across our organization in a usable format so we can quickly get to the business insights we need.
  • Flexible visualization. Dundas offers a deeper visualization engine than any other tool we reviewed. This allows us to present any type of data + non-data driven content in real-time dashboards.
  • Flexible Pricing Model. Dundas has many different pricing options so we were able to choose one that made the most sense for us and fit into our budget.
  • Complex interface for building dashboards. The cost of flexible visualization is a lot of steps to build a dashboard. There's a steep learning curve for new users but once the creation process is learned, it becomes very smooth.
Dundas BI is a great platform for those that are invested in a long-term BI solution. It's very powerful and flexible at a reasonable price. It's also a great fit for organizations with multiple data sources. Anyone looking for a small tool for quick analysis will see limited benefit from a platform like Dundas.
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May 26, 2017
Mark Josephson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Dundas BI is being implemented in our organization as a visualization tool to display data to internal and external customers via our custom web portal. We are using it to slowly replace static reports wherever possible and training more users to create their own tools in Dundas BI. Right now it is being used by a few users in every department and a few customers in each of our markets, but the goal is to roll it out to all customers and eventually have all internal users interacting with it on a daily basis.
  • It is extremely customizable through the use of HTML, JavaScript, and CSS if required.
  • Very easy to start using for non-power users. With a friendly interface.
  • Data Cubes make further data cleanup/crunching/merging easy for non-DBAs.
  • Some default formatting is tedious to remove if it does not fit into your overall aesthetic.
  • Data Cubes are very powerful, but require a little but of knowledge of data structures.
  • Not ideal for real-time data display.
Dundas BI excels at aggregating granular data across different time hierarchies (Hour > Day > Month > Etc.) and custom data element (Person A > Group X > Division Z > Company ACME) hierarchies. The only place we have found that Dundas BI struggles is with data that is frequently updating in real time (i.e. telemetry that updates ever 1-2 seconds). But for displaying historical and even semi-real time (updated every 30 seconds) it is a great tool with low barriers to entry from a financial perspective and a learning curve perspective.
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August 22, 2016
Jeremy Burke | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Dundas Bi is being used by our efficiency department to enhance the way we look at our raw data. Being able to interact with live raw data and see where we need to make improvements is fantastic. It is only being used within our department as of right now but I can suspect that it will continue to spread across the company.
  • The customizations that Dundas bi allows are phenomenal. Being able to display raw data in so many different ways gives them an advantage over everyone else.
  • Constantly improve their system based on the feedback of the users
  • Their support team is amazing! I have always received a well laid out response in under 24 hours and have even had a few online meetings with the support team to help clarify some things. They are great!
  • Some of the terminology and features can be foreign to some users including myself but since I began using the program 4 months ago, they have already been in the process of making things more user friendly.
Dundas has been able to almost perfect the BI system with their diverse functionalities. There is so much you can do with Dundas and I'm sure there is so much more ahead in the future.
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August 16, 2016
Andy Carita | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Dundas BI is currently being used by almost all of our admin staff (managers, leadership, IT, HR, recruiting, etc). We implemented a dashboard tool to get away from Excel reporting and expose the data to everyone who needs to see it to help with data integrity and improve productivity. By creating interactive dashboards, we have been able to save our users time by providing the data they need in a fast and easy to use interface. We have also increased our time to market for creating dashboards the business needs.
  • Data Connectors: Dundas BI can connect natively to SQL (relational and OLAP/Tabular), SharePoint, Excel, and a slew of others. The system is flexible enough to allow a user to create their own data connector not available out of the box
  • Visualizations and Interactions: The standard visualizations do a great job of helping us tell a story with our data. Bar chart, pie charts, watefalls, pareto charts, etc., are all simple to set up with the ease of drag and drop. Likewise, the wizards for creating interactions on charts is great.
  • More advanced customizations and interactions can be accomplished via script.
  • HTML5: Dundas BI is based on HTML5, so it will work in any browser.
  • SharePoint/webapp integration: With the use of a web part, dashboards can be embedded within a SharePoint page. We can also take a dashboard we create and embed it in a custom web application.
  • The interface, while very nice, can be confusing to a new user. It takes a little getting used to, although I'm not sure I have any suggestions on making it better.
Dundas BI does great when you need to visualize lots of data. The ability to add filters, charts, tables makes displaying data easy. By using layers, you can create as many pages as you need, with the interactions to flip between those layers without writing any code.

I think where we may not need to use Dundas BI is when someone requests a data dump or Excel style report or just a table filled with data without the need for visuals. While Dundas BI can handle this with no issues, sometimes it's easier to send an Excel sheet as a one off data dump and turn it into a dashboard if that data is needed more often.
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August 09, 2016
Mohammad Khalili | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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I am a profoessional services Manager at Infocloud. I am acting as product manager for Dundas BI where I am responsible for all pre-sales activities related to Dundas BI. Due to the flexibility and ease of use of the tool from one side and the great support that we gain from Dundas company, we succeed to sell the product to many industries in Middle east. Currently we are planning to get inside the North America market.
  • Flexibility, I always tell my customers that you don't need to harm your brain in thinking how to do it in Dundas BI, you just need to think what to do. the tool is so flexible with open API and depending on common programming languages like .Net, JS and HTML5. you can do what ever you want.
  • Single Experience, you don't need to have multiple interfaces for multiple devices like desktop or mobile, whatever you see in the desktop you will see the same in the mobile. sometime it is great to connect to Dundas through the mobile and complete the design of your dashboards.
  • Friendly Tool: unlike other tools, Dundas was designed in attractive way that brain can accept it from first view, with little training or by watching the videos on Dundas website, you can start designing your work.
  • Responsive design: latest version of Dundas BI (V3) allows you to design one dashboard that it applicable on all devices.
  • Easy to install, and easier to upgrade to latest versions. one install file from Dundas website is enough to install the tool with minimum requirement.
  • Supporting large subsets of data like million of records, even the in-Memory analysis is there, but I believe that the tool is running slowly once you run dashboard with millions of records.
  • Out of the box support for social media data sources like facebook, Twitter even they are available on other websites.
  • Enahance the support for big data connections.
Dundas BI is suitable in cases where you are looking for the best dashboard designs and look and feel. You can build Dundas BI as an internal website that is the same as the other process assets inside the organization like Sharepoint or the organization's website colors and designs.

Dundas BI is less appropriate if you want to use the tool as pure data analysis tool specially for non IT people.
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March 11, 2016
Ric Ravier | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We use Dundas BI to help our customers visualize their pertinent data and become more able to dynamically adjust their business in real time to be more profitable and efficient. Everyone has terabytes of data stored up on their servers and in their cloud based data grids, but it is hard to find the data that is actually meaningful when you need it. With Dundas BI we bring that data out into a single dashboard that provides our customers with the data they need to be successful. Why crunch numbers when you can look at pretty colors and gauges and know exactly what is happening?
  • Dundas BI is very easy to install. They have clearly put a lot of work into packaging their software and also ensuring it is smart enough to go out and get the things it needs if they don't already exist. It is really easy to install.
  • Dundas BI, by using HTML5, makes it very easy to visualize the data. Every modern browser now supports HTML5 without requiring Silverlight, Java, or some other clunky technology that has recently been banned by Homeland Security.
  • Dundas BI makes it very easy to create data connections and start to build the dashboards that bring value to your organization. Everything is done in an easy to use and figure out interface. You can also drag and drop data right into the panes as usable data. Very slick.
  • Not too many cons for how we use the application. It really is easy and powerful. Very powerful.
  • Licensing is one thing that could be looked into. It is simple, but a little confusing. For example, if I get a license today, but a new release comes out tomorrow, it seems that the license doesn't work with the new release. Maybe that is by design, but it would be nice to clearly understand.
Dundas BI is a tool that every business should have. Having the ability to quickly and easily visualize data is something that was mostly a dream a few years ago. Today Dundas BI has made it a reality. As long as you know the data you need, you can quickly bring it from boring numbers to pretty colors, charts, and gauges that even top level executives can understand.
I work with many vendors and software companies. I am always delighted to call Dundas, get a live person (that I can understand), and typically get resolution on the first call. The few times that support isn't able to resolve my issue on their own, they have always put me in touch with the correct account representative or corporate resource to help me work through the issue holding me up. I truly enjoy working with this company.
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March 10, 2016
LeAnn Nowicki | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Dundas BI is the dashboard development tool of choice for our organization. It's easy to pull data from multiple sources into a single dashboard. The visualizations are both powerful and beautiful, allowing designers to quickly and easily communicate complex information in a way that is easy for users to understand at a glance.
  • Data access - Dundas BI has built in data connectors for every type of data we have needed, from Excel to SQL Server, to Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Google Analytics. Connecting to data is a breeze.
  • Sharing objects and resources between projects is easy and saves a lot of time.
  • Visualizations are very flexible and customizable.
  • Scripting is easy with the JavaScript API.
  • Dundas BI provides the ability to use dynamic measures and hierarchies, but the period over period calculations (PoP) are not supported with dynamic elements when the dynamic element is a time hierarchy. For example, if the requirement is to allow users to select Fiscal Year vs. Calendar Year, we are not able to then use PoP calculations.
We are basically a Microsoft SQL shop, and Dundas BI has been an excellent fit for our environment. Also, anyone just starting out with mapping will find it easy to use the map visualizations, right out of the box. It is easy to add multiple data series to a single map and produce sophisticated results. This has been a tremendous value add for our users.
The staff is knowledgeable, friendly, and responsive. I always get an answer to my issue, and in a timely manner. I've never had better technical support.
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March 15, 2016
Gavin Steinberg | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We use DBI as part of the solutions (OEM) we sell to risk and audit [companies} We also sell DBI for use as a standalone dashboard solution. [Our] current focus is on [using it in] an application area so it would go across departments but limited to few users. We do have customers that have rolled out DBI to over 500 users.
  • Linking to various data sources
  • Charts and chart types
  • Easy to build a table
  • Style and feel of product.
  • Deployment model for user and also technology is easy to understand and deploy. I have worked with dashboard solutions since 1994 (10 different technologies) and Dundas BI has been the easiest to install and roll out - easy to understand and use. Obviously building a dashboard can still be complex, but it the ease to roll out that is awesome.
  • Even more grid like functionality to rival Excel (standard user compare to)
  • More Excel like simplicity in using a grid.
  • Better guessing at what type of chart to default and some more default styles
Dundas BI (DBI) is well suited for quick ad hoc analysis - but that depends on the nature of the ad hoc analysis - not as simple as a pivot table but could see using DBI more for guided analysis and dashboards where users want the ability to filter and slice data but with views that are predefined.
They are prepared to listen and even do remote sessions are times that may not suit them - they do follow up and try provide solutions to things that are complex and could be consider "beyond support".
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March 12, 2016
Dan Hooper | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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The broad gap between ERP systems and line of business BI is often filled by expensive and complex third party or custom solutions. Access to key business data and analytics is in the hands of solution specialists rather than those in operations who need it most. Dundas BI bridges this gap well with a cost effective platform for data access, business intelligence and self-service.
  • Ability to quickly gin up what ifs and examples to help management visualize how best to see their data.
  • Comprehensive platform from data sourcing to visualization.
  • Fully browser based and mobile ready.
  • Flexible pricing model uniquely using concept of concurrent users and elasticity.
  • Three dimensional visualization would be nice to add, not a have to have, but would be nice to have.
Probably the best solution we have found for a comprehensive enterprise BI solution which has a chance for a positive ROI.
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March 11, 2016
Garry McAninch | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Review Source
We are a custom healthcare data integration and analytics provider that is utilizing Dundas BI as a unified data visualization tool to help organizations make more informed decisions about their operations. We've continued the tradition of using Dundas BI applications since its inception as a tool in Microsoft's SQL Server Reporting Services. Dundas BI provides the flexibility to be utilized as an enterprise, individual department or focused information-consumer purpose depending on the needs of the organization.
  • Continued growth and maturity of its products over the years.
  • Has proven to be a relatively simple application to implement with little customization necessary.
  • Dundas BI has an extensive and proven data source collection making integration of multiple disparate data systems virtually seamless.
  • Allows for fast data modeling and visualization deployment.
  • Although not a hard application to understand, Dundas BI can appear intimidating and non-intuitive to new developers until, through proper training, the lexicon and development stages are understood.
  • Their examples libraries are fairly extensive and growing, however having more online samples and multimedia examples are always welcome.
Dundas BI is a multi-functional tool and is well positioned to be used in virtually any scenario. It can be thought of as a painters' blank canvas. Each user has the flexibility to paint their own painting to get their story across.
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March 11, 2016
John Florio | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We use Dundas BI in conjunction with our own software and solutions. As a software and solutions provider, Dundas BI was an easy decision to be a reseller. First off, the open API allows for quick integration into our customers' ERP systems. It is also a great product to embed in other web parts and third party applications. The product solves numerous business problems for our customer base with its self-service BI platform.
  • Dundas BI has an open API allowing for quick connectivity into proprietary databases.
  • The graphics are second to none.
  • The ETL package is perfect for data users who need to move and transform information.
  • The product should be offered as a desktop offering so smaller firms can take advantage of its power.
Dundas BI is less appropriate for those firms primarily interested in reporting and the smaller firm that wants one user to publish dashboards.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Pixel Perfect reports (43)
Customizable dashboards (51)
Report Formatting Templates (39)
Drill-down analysis (51)
Formatting capabilities (50)
Integration with R or other statistical packages (33)
Report sharing and collaboration (45)
Publish to Web (42)
Publish to PDF (45)
Report Versioning (38)
Report Delivery Scheduling (37)
Delivery to Remote Servers (3)
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (48)
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization (41)
Predictive Analytics (32)
Multi-User Support (named login) (48)
Role-Based Security Model (45)
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete) (46)
Single Sign-On (SSO) (5)
Responsive Design for Web Access (44)
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile (40)
Javascript API (6)
iFrames (5)
Themeable User Interface (UI) (6)
Customizable Platform (Open Source) (2)

What is Dundas BI?

Dundas BI is a provider of Business Intelligence (BI) and Data Visualization solutions that includes customizable dashboards, reporting and visual data analytics. Tailored to suit specific use cases, Dundas BI's platform combines interactive data visualizations, open APIs, and full-fledged BI capabilities for data analysis – all in one integrated platform. Dundas provides organizations with customizable and scalable BI, dashboard, and reporting software, through a fully embeddable BI platform, enabling users access to all their data for better decisions and faster insights.

Dundas BI Features

BI Platform Features

Has featureAdministration via Windows App
Has featureAdministration via MacOS App
Has featureAdministration via Web Interface
Has featureLive Connection to External Data
Has featureSnapshot of External Data
Has featureIn-memory data model
Has featureOLAP (Pre-processed cube representation)
Has featureROLAP (SQL-layer querying)
Has featureMulti-Data Source Reporting (Blending)
Has featureData warehouse / dictionary layer
Has featureETL Capability
Has featureETL Scheduler

Supported Data Sources Features

Has featureMS Excel Workbooks
Has featureText Files (CSV, etc)
Has featureOracle
Has featureMS SQL Server
Has featureIBM DB2
Has featurePostgres
Has featureMySQL
Has featureODBC
Has featureCloudera Hadoop
Has featureHortonworks Hadoop
Has featureEMC Greenplum
Has featureIBM Netezza
Has featureHP Vertica
Has featureParAccel
Has featureSAP Hana
Has featureTeradata
Has featureSage 500
Has featureSalesforce
Has featureSAP
Has featureGoogle Analytics

BI Standard Reporting Features

Has featurePixel Perfect reports
Has featureCustomizable dashboards
Has featureReport Formatting Templates

Ad-hoc Reporting Features

Has featureDrill-down analysis
Has featureFormatting capabilities
Has featurePredictive modeling
Has featureIntegration with R or other statistical packages
Has featureReport sharing and collaboration

Report Output and Scheduling Features

Has featurePublish to Web
Has featurePublish to PDF
Has featureOutput Raw Supporting Data
Has featureReport Versioning
Has featureReport Delivery Scheduling
Has featureDelivery to Remote Servers

Data Discovery and Visualization Features

Has featurePre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Has featureLocation Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Has featurePredictive Analytics
Has featureSupport for Machine Learning models
Has featurePattern Recognition and Data Mining
Has featureIntegration with R or other statistical packages

Access Control and Security Features

Has featureMulti-User Support (named login)
Has featureRole-Based Security Model
Has featureMultiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Has featureReport-Level Access Control
Has featureTable-Level Access Control (BI-layer)
Has featureField-Level Access Control (BI-layer)
Has featureSingle Sign-On (SSO)

Mobile Capabilities Features

Has featureResponsive Design for Web Access
Has featureDashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding Features

Has featureREST API
Has featureJavascript API
Has featureiFrames
Has featureThemeable User Interface (UI)
Has featureCustomizable Platform (Open Source)
Additional Features
Has featureCustomizable Data Visualizations, Dashboards and Reporting
Has featureVisual Interactive Data Analytics
Has featureBrowser-based, single, unified experience across all data sources and all devices
Has featureEmbeddable BI with seamless integration
Has featureOne Flexible Platform

Dundas BI Screenshots

Dundas BI Videos (5)

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Dundas BI Downloadables

Dundas BI Integrations

MS SharePoint, Salesforce.com, Google Analytics, Microsoft Azure, Amazon, R/Python, SQL Server, OLAP, HTML/JavaScript

Dundas BI Competitors

Dundas BI Pricing

  • Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
  • Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
  • Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
  • Entry-level set up fee?No

Dundas BI Support Options

 Free VersionPaid Version
Social Media
Video Tutorials / Webinar

Dundas BI Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, Mac, Any HTML5 browser on the client side. Server side is running on Windows
Mobile Application:Mobile Web
Supported Countries:U.S.A, Canada, U.K., Australia, Western Europe, Global
Supported Languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian, any Latin, RTL (Arabic/Hebrew)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Dundas BI?

Dundas BI is a business intelligence and data visualization software that includes customizable dashboards, reporting, and visual data analytics. Dundas BI can be integrated into users’ existing business applications and its visualization and reporting tools can be customized to their needs.

What is Dundas BI's best feature?

Reviewers rate Customizable dashboards and Multi-User Support (named login) highest, with a score of 8.8.

Who uses Dundas BI?

The most common users of Dundas BI are from Mid-size Companies and the Information Technology & Services industry.