Jedox Reviews

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Karolis Aušra profile photo
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Integration with Excel (Import from Excel, Export to Excel, Excel Add-in etc.)
  • Rapid Time-To-Market because of flexible and effective excel-like development environment (surpassing other vendors by far) -> one can develop a fully functioning application in weeks if a good concept is ready.
  • You can install and run Jedox on your server in literally less than 1 hour (hands down, no competition!)
  • Powerful ETL (extract, transform, load data) incl. UI for developer
  • Auditing out-of-the-box (see who changed what & when)
  • Supervision Server (create own custom silent processes behind the scenes)
  • Use PHP to develop own custom functions, if required (comparable to VBA in excel)
  • Embed any custom HTML & javascript widgets
  • Write your own custom ETL routines with groovy or javascript
  • Automated routines (e.g. "Backup database daily" or "Send a PDF of this report to a group of persons" etc.)
  • No CCU ratio licencing anymore (big step backwards IMO)
  • No integrated out-of-the-box debugging capabilities when developing applications (especially when developing own functions with php macros)
  • Complex and not straightforward setup when working with two-tier architecture (separate backend and frontend servers) -> as this setup is very common in web development, this should be standardised and made more straightforward in Jedox
  • Security is not a strength of Jedox and should be improved to the current standards (XSS, HTML injections etc.) (tested in 2018)
  • Weak scaling capabilities when an application gets bigger (>100 CCU) - Jedox is not suitable for big Enterprise applications / BI!
  • It's not an actual disadvantage of Jedox, but just something to be aware of - Jedox is not a solution - it's a set of tools which empower you (or a developer) to build a desired EPM solution; so do not compare Jedox with solution providers like unit4 prevero (which is already an actual solution for planning and budgeting)
  • Still pretty bug-prone / sensitive (although over the last 5 years it got better). Sometimes you get backend-errors from a clear sky which you cannot explain (after re-login the error suddenly disappears). Another example: if one database is broken, the whole OLAP service may stop (impeding all other databases / applications)
  • No version control
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Tobias Crush profile photo
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Using the Excel add-in means that our team was almost instantly productive, being able to use a familiar interface to present and manipulate data.
  • Allows us to quickly do analysis and comparison of current and historic data.
  • Really good to produce meaningful management reporting that can be adapted responsively to business requirements.
  • Implementing Jedox in our budget cycle dramatically reduced the time and complexity of the process, while making it more transparent.
  • As a business user, it's hard to "discover" functionality so a bit like Excel we probably miss out on maximising capability.
  • The online knowledge base is not as informative as it could be to help explorers learn about functionality/use cases.
  • Marketplace is still maturing and it's not quite plug and play for some of the models available. This would be a huge gain.
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Score 6 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • integration into Excel
  • Strong Security down to cell level
  • Mobile device support
  • Limited data discovery features but integration with third party products
  • Complex projects require expertise of specialised consultants
  • Limited options for online training but extensive in person training available
  • Limited scalability. For systems with more than 50 users there are better solutions
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Steve Adams profile photo
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Self Service BI. With its familiar front end - both the Excel add-in and its web based spreadsheet portal - it is easy for new users to be up and running very quickly, writing reports and answering questions of their data.
  • Budgeting and Planning. At the core to Jedox is its In-Memory OLAP database that can be written to. The Excel like front end is then able to write back to this central database to take advantage of the ease of use of a spreadsheet system, but combine the power of a central database application.
  • Modelling. Jedox has very powerful but easy to use tools to model any business requirement, from simple KPI calculations, through inter- and intra- business unit cost allocations to complex Activity Based Costing and Budgeting.
  • Data Integration. Jedox has a a powerful and easy to use ETL for both reading from and writing to databases, ERP's, Salesforce and Qlikview applications, for example.
  • Diversity. Jedox can be applied to many different use cases from small to large deployments and from budgeting to enterprise class BI solutions. But rarely is one tool able to fulfill all of these requirements in one organisation. This value proposition can be complicated for prospective users.
  • Awareness. Jedox punches above its weight in capability and scalability, but not enough people have heard about it and therefore procurement processes can be drawn out as a result.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • By now everybody has business intelligence, a logical starting point. However, traditional BI tools do not allow for write back functionality. Sharing expectations among each other in terms of budgets, forecasts, planning and associated comments including workflow and audit trail is not facilitated in BI tools. Jedox offers both BI functionality and such performance management functionality in one integrated platform.
  • It is easy. For many reasons. At the end of the day the proof of the pudding is in the eating. After an initial implementation and some training many of our Jedox customers have started to build their own BI and EPM applications. Be it reporting, dashboards or more complicated applications like cost allocations. Of course one has to keep in mind that this is all relative. Some solutions require a very high technical and business know-how & experience but compared to other tools Jedox is definitely easy.
  • It is fast. To implement but also in terms of (query) performance.
  • Quality/ price ratio is excellent.
  • Jedox has made an important step toward corporate disclosure management functionality but this could be improved/ extended.
  • In terms of visualization Jedox is up there with most well-known BI vendors. However, Jedox lacks the visualization data discovery features that some of these tools offer. Having said that, an analyst will not regard it as a showstopper.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Easy to deploy through web interface
  • Highly integrated in Excel, very familiar platform for end users
  • very short implementation at reasonable cost
  • Reporting of relational data is possible but not the strength of Jedox
  • For special requirements it is possible to use programming languages, but you have to learn Groovy, PHP or Java.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Pixel Perfect reports (4)
9.1
Customizable dashboards (4)
9.1
Report Formatting Templates (4)
9.1
Drill-down analysis (3)
8.2
Formatting capabilities (3)
8.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages (3)
8.5
Report sharing and collaboration (3)
8.5
Publish to Web (3)
8.5
Publish to PDF (3)
7.9
Report Versioning (3)
7.0
Report Delivery Scheduling (3)
8.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (3)
5.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization (3)
5.5
Predictive Analytics (3)
5.6
Multi-User Support (named login) (3)
8.8
Role-Based Security Model (3)
8.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete) (3)
8.8
Responsive Design for Web Access (3)
8.5
Dedicated iOS Application (3)
7.0
Dedicated Android Application (3)
7.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile (3)
7.0
Long-term financial planning (3)
8.9
Financial budgeting (3)
8.9
Forecasting (3)
8.6
Scenario modeling (3)
8.6
Management reporting (3)
8.9
Financial data consolidation (2)
7.9
Journal entries and reports (1)
2.7
Multi-currency management (2)
8.3
Intercompany Eliminations (3)
8.2
Local and consolidated reporting (2)
7.7
Detailed Audit Trails (2)
7.7
Financial Statement Reporting (3)
8.9
Management Reporting (3)
8.9
Excel-based Reporting (3)
8.9
Automated board and financial reporting (3)
8.6
Personalized dashboards (3)
4.4
Color-coded scorecards (3)
8.0
KPIs (2)
6.2
Cost and profitability analysis (3)
8.0
Key Performance Indicator setting (3)
8.0
Benchmarking with external data (2)
8.0
Flat file integration (3)
8.6
Excel data integration (3)
8.6
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources (3)
7.9

About Jedox

Jedox is a Business Intelligence and Corporate Performance Management solution. According to the vendor, their solution’s unified planning, analysis and reporting empowers decision makers from finance, sales, purchasing and marketing. Additionally, the vendor says this solution helps business users work smarter, streamline business collaboration, and make insight-based decisions with confidence. The vendor also says 1,900 organizations in 127 countries are using Jedox for real-time planning on the web, the cloud, and on any device.

The vendor’s value proposition is that Jedox empowers users to analyze historical data for meaningful insight, and to plan and forecast intelligently. In addition, the vendor says the powerful and intuitive write-back means users can streamline any business process, in any department, where they capture, calculate and present data.

Jedox Features

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting Features
Has featureLong-term financial planning
Has featureFinancial budgeting
Has featureForecasting
Has featureScenario modeling
Has featureManagement reporting
Consolidation and Close Features
Has featureFinancial data consolidation
Has featureJournal entries and reports
Has featureMulti-currency management
Has featureIntercompany Eliminations
Does not have featureMinority Ownership
Has featureLocal and consolidated reporting
Has featureDetailed Audit Trails
FInancial Reporting and Compliance Features
Has featureFinancial Statement Reporting
Has featureManagement Reporting
Has featureExcel-based Reporting
Has featureAutomated board and financial reporting
Does not have featureXBRL support for regulatory filing
Analytics Features
Has featurePersonalized dashboards
Has featureColor-coded scorecards
Has featureKPIs
Has featureCost and profitability analysis
Has featureKey Performance Indicator setting
Has featureBenchmarking with external data
Integration Features
Has featureFlat file integration
Has featureExcel data integration
Has featureDirect links to 3rd-party data sources
BI Standard Reporting Features
Does not have featurePixel Perfect reports
Does not have featureCustomizable dashboards
Does not have featureReport Formatting Templates
Ad-hoc Reporting Features
Does not have featureDrill-down analysis
Does not have featureFormatting capabilities
Does not have featurePredictive modeling
Does not have featureIntegration with R or other statistical packages
Does not have featureReport sharing and collaboration
Report Output and Scheduling Features
Does not have featurePublish to Web
Does not have featurePublish to PDF
Does not have featureReport Versioning
Does not have featureReport Delivery Scheduling
Data Discovery and Visualization Features
Does not have featurePre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Does not have featureLocation Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Does not have featurePredictive Analytics
Does not have featureSupport for Machine Learning models
Does not have featurePattern Recognition and Data Mining
Does not have featureIntegration with R or other statistical packages
Access Control and Security Features
Does not have featureMulti-User Support (named login)
Does not have featureRole-Based Security Model
Does not have featureMultiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Does not have featureReport-Level Access Control
Does not have featureTable-Level Access Control (BI-layer)
Does not have featureField-Level Access Control (BI-layer)
Does not have featureSingle Sign-On (SSO)
Mobile Capabilities Features
Does not have featureResponsive Design for Web Access
Does not have featureDedicated iOS Application
Does not have featureDedicated Android Application
Does not have featureDashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

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Jedox Competitors

Board, Qlik, Tableau, Corporate Planning

Pricing

Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
Has featureFree or Freemium Version Available?Yes
Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
Entry-level set up fee?No

Jedox Support Options

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FAQ/Knowledgebase
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Video Tutorials / Webinar
Phone
Email

Jedox Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise, SaaS
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux
Mobile Application:Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Mobile Web