Best BI tool/product I have used. The others don't compare overall. Some can look fancier, but when you actually use them with large data and data from numerous systems/sources that is where most of the competition falls away. I also don't like downtime. I have basically none for a large user base with WebFocus. Even SAP Crystal Reports went down for 4 days once - 4 days because the admin password got locked out due to a glitch and we had zero reports for 4 days. WebFocus has never had more than a few minutes of downtime. It's like a tank that just keeps rolling. There is no other choice for reliable BI.
It's a complicated tool, but it's able to perform more reporting functions and do a better job at it than any other tool on the martket that I've seen. I technically savy person who has never used it before can be getting some reports out in the first day and the tool with grow with you as you need to do more complicated tasks.
WebFOCUS brings data to decisions across the organization with tools designed to drive insights and supercharge collaboration at scale. Boasting an intuitive, immersive experienc, the vendor states WebFOCUS invites new users to begin creating dashboards and reports in minutes. The platform empowers data scientists, developers, and administrators to manipulate and transform data within its data prep and governance foundation. The technology connects tools to enterprise data sources and virtually any database, file format, or web service in real time.
WebFOCUS Designers authoring aims to increase the speed and ease of asset authoring and assembly with fully responsive templates, reports, charts, maps, and controls so that with it, organizations can make sound strategic decisions by employing real-time, customized, and self-service analytics.
WebFOCUS augmented analytics incorporates machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) into analytics and business intelligence applications, from automating data prep through insight discovery. ibi’s Automated Insights does the work for users, explaining signals and trends in data via automated narratives, without manual effort or coding. Its AI engine gives business users the power to run advanced analyses to get to the heart of the data story quickly and spend more time driving business outcomes.