TIBCO WebFOCUS

TIBCO WebFOCUS

Score 6.4 out of 10
TIBCO WebFOCUS

Overview

What is TIBCO WebFOCUS?

TIBCO 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....
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Recent Reviews

WebFOCUS 7

10 out of 10
June 01, 2016
WebFOCUS is currently in use across the whole organization from field users to upper management. We are using this technology to keep …
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Popular Features

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  • Formatting capabilities (13)
    10.0
    100%
  • Report sharing and collaboration (12)
    10.0
    100%
  • Customizable dashboards (11)
    9.0
    90%
  • Drill-down analysis (13)
    8.0
    80%

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What is TIBCO WebFOCUS?

TIBCO 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…

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  • No setup fee

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  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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Features

BI Standard Reporting

Standard reporting means pre-built or canned reports available to users without having to create them.

7.7Avg 8.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Ad-Hoc Reports are reports built by the user to meet highly specific requirements.

9.3Avg 8.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Ability to schedule and manager report output.

8.2Avg 8.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

Data Discovery and Visualization is the analysis of multiple data sources in a search for pattern and outliers and the ability to represent the data visually.

6.3Avg 8.1

Access Control and Security

Access control means being able to determine who has access to which data.

9Avg 8.5

Mobile Capabilities

Support for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.

5.9Avg 7.9

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

APIs are a set of routines, protocols, and tools for used for embedding one application in another

8.6Avg 7.9
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Product Details

What is TIBCO WebFOCUS?

TIBCO 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.

WebFOCUS was developed by Information Builders, which was acquired by TIBCO in January of 2021.

TIBCO WebFOCUS Technical Details

Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

Microsoft Power BI, Qlik Analytics Platform, and Tableau Desktop are common alternatives for TIBCO WebFOCUS.

Reviewers rate Formatting capabilities and Report sharing and collaboration and Publish to Web highest, with a score of 10.

The most common users of TIBCO WebFOCUS are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Reviews

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Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Above average. Feature wise [Information Builders WebFOCUS] stands out. User friendliness is OK. It can handle the most complex tasks and its extensions with for example R make it extremely versatile. Support is lagging in western Europe, although i am more than happy with current level. With takeover by tipco it remains to be seen how European strategy will evolve
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We've looked at Tableau as an alternative and the visuals are good in Tableau. One way that WebFOCUS beats Tableau is it doesn't have any issues with a set number of columns in a report. When you need to have an Excel output, which happens, WebFOCUS is far superior. The integration with all the Microsoft Office products is a nice tool to have for developers which enhances the user experience and adoption rates.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Webfocus handles the side of our business that is involved with our catalogs. Our catalogs is a huge revenue driver for us and this tool has been extremely useful with planning feature catalogs. Tableau is used more for marketing and merchandising purchases since we can filter data based on website sales.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
No comparison. Both have their strengths, but WebFocus comes out on top as the clear winner because it is so easy to use and understand for power users. Crystal Reports, like most BI tools, requires more extensive training and is not as easy or user friendly. It is more reliable as we rarely ever have any downtime. If we do it is due to a user running a bad, corrupt report repeatedly. This would cause issues with any BI tool. It is an easy fix - delete the aborted process before it brings down other reports and services and you are good. Very easy to maintain and debug.
September 12, 2016

WebFOCUS in Higher Ed

Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
WebFOCUS has a mature and tested product that speaks well to internal personnel who rely on legacy data systems for day-to-day operations and business processes. It is apparent some newer products provide flexibility in user access with limited previous knowledge or experience and a more modern user interface, but these products do not have the reliability and maturity of WebFOCUS.
June 01, 2016

WebFOCUS 7

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I've used a few other development frameworks, but the desition of the company to use WF was not mine. I came and WF is the tool that the company uses.
I think that WF is a very important framework to achieve the goals of the company and I would like this technology to become the industry standard.
Saul Arrazate | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • SAS
WebFOCUS is more visual and easier to build for a non-programming user, where with little knowledge on data management and dedication to learn it, you can easily start creating very well presented reporting that is automated. With the Report Caster system it allows you to fully automate your reporting with very little supervision.
Rob Fosnaugh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • SAP Business Objects
Years ago I developed in Business Objects and when it came down to a decision to go with WebFOCUS it was a pretty easy choice. There is really nothing you can't do with the platform given all of the available options to develop the solutions with - HTML pages, parameterized reports, dashboards, user created solutions, scheduling, and an outstanding security model. But, when it came down to it, Information Builders is a great partner and having a vendor you can trust makes all the difference in the world.
Tara Barnes Olsen | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I like the ease of development best on webfocus. As compared to QlikView, it is better at handling large amounts of data and the data access process is much easier in WebFOCUS ( very manual in Qlik). Qlik is better for ad hoc drill through and it is nice how a selector easily updates all tabs. The selector part was possible in WebFOCUS, but very manual. It is easy in Qlik. Cognos is not even in the ball park of WebFOCUS. It complex to set up, limited in use and does not allow for fast development ( as compared to the others ). We are currently upgrading to Cognos 11 from 9, but it is a very limited application. Hyperion, like Cognos, is not of the same group as WebFOCUS and Qlik...so not really comparable.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Business Objects SRC,Crystal Reports
Business Objects -WebFOCUS is more centered towards the user accessing data without an administrator setting up reporting objects or setting rules on data access. Access is more free form and allows the user more freedom (for better or worse) to design and create the report they want.
Crystal Report -WebFOCUS is more intuitive and easier to use and has more powerful capabilities.
Rupesh More | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Oracle forms and reports,tableau,sql server reports
I found WebFOCUS a great tool for reporting purposes as I have used it for a long time. They should compare themselves with new reporting tools like Tableau and Splunk. Tableau's interface is mind blowing. IBI should learn from Tableau and how they have penetrated the big data market - I especially like the interface and its drag drop facilities. As I said WebFOCUS is a great tool but they need to work on it more to make it the best.
Pamela Sprague | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The reason we chose WebFOCUS is because it seemed the easiest to use to create great reporting products. Also, we really liked that the code is transparent and readily available. We were confident in Information Builder's longevity and believed that ultimately, our staff would prefer working with it's integrated, drag and drop tools over Microsoft's less cohesive approach.
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