Phocas Business Intelligence Reviews

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May 21, 2020
Kenny McGarrity | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Custom reports are simple to create.
  • The ability to manage users and their dashboards is solid.
  • Easy to navigate web interface makes the software accessible from anywhere.
  • Daily data set dumps can take up a large amount of space.
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April 26, 2019
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Pros and Cons

  • Phocas is great at drilling down data, getting specific information, and presenting it in a report.
  • Phocas can be used to view up to the minute data gathered from the database.
  • It allows the user to create and view different type of dashboards very easily.
  • Phocas needs to make it easier to connect to different types of databases.
  • The data in Phocas needs to be updated faster in some cases.
  • It needs to provide functions to create better charts and graphs.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Customizable dashboards (3)
Report Formatting Templates (3)
Drill-down analysis (3)
Formatting capabilities (3)
Report sharing and collaboration (3)
Publish to PDF (3)
Report Versioning (2)
Report Delivery Scheduling (3)
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (3)
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization (2)
Predictive Analytics (3)
Multi-User Support (named login) (3)
Role-Based Security Model (3)
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete) (2)
Responsive Design for Web Access (2)
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile (2)

What is Phocas Business Intelligence?

Phocas helps users discover data and provides results in real time.  It is designed for non-technical users and delivers a simple yet powerful analytical capability that quickly turns data into a chart, graph or map.  It brings up data on local, regional or global sales, inventory, forecasts, prices, profit margins, budgets and more. 

Phocas, based in the United Kingdom, is a business intelligence firm with offices in the UK, the United States, and Australia. The vendor says that by offering an innovative data discovery solution, it has maintained a 97 percent customer retention rate.

Phocas Business Intelligence Features

BI Platform Features

Has featureAdministration via Web Interface
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 featureCustomizable dashboards
Has featureReport Formatting Templates

Ad-hoc Reporting Features

Has featureDrill-down analysis
Has featureFormatting capabilities
Has featurePredictive modeling
Has featureReport sharing and collaboration

Report Output and Scheduling Features

Has featurePublish to PDF
Has featureOutput Raw Supporting Data
Has featureReport Versioning
Has featureReport Delivery Scheduling

Data Discovery and Visualization Features

Has featurePre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Has featureLocation Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Has featurePredictive Analytics

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)

Mobile Capabilities Features

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

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Phocas Business Intelligence Integrations

NetSuite ERP, MS Dynamics AX, MS Dynamics NAV, MS Dynamics GP, Epicor Eclipse, Infor SX.e, Epicor P21, Pronto, SAP B1, SAP, Sage, MAM, Infor SHIMS, Infor FACTS, MIS, JD Edwards, Oracle, Infor A+, Infor BAAN, Lakeview, Mincron, Ximple, Magnatron

Phocas Business Intelligence Competitors

Phocas Business Intelligence 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

Phocas has built its business model on exceeding customer expectations. We’ve operated on a subscription basis from the start and in the words of Phocas Group chairman and co-founder Paul Magee: ‘That puts the onus on us to perform’. And we like that. In fact, our whole company ecosystem is built around that ‘light bulb moment’ when customers achieve a breakthrough by seeing their business through fresh eyes.

Phocas Business Intelligence Support Options

 Free VersionPaid Version
Live Chat
Social Media
Video Tutorials / Webinar

Phocas Business Intelligence Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise, SaaS
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, Mac
Mobile Application:Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Mobile Web, 2673049216
Supported Countries:United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia.