ClicData, the right tool for Effeciency
May 02, 2018

ClicData, the right tool for Effeciency

Ben Warren | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with ClicData

The initial benefit was a way to display Key Performance Indicators to different production facilities around the country. The additional benefits gained, because of the flexibility, was the ease in which you can deliver an informative page for any type of platform. A quick analysis to distribute was much easier than Excel.

It is a very flexible way to also distribute the dashboards to any person, whether behind a password-protected login or just for public viewing.
  • There are many widgets (charts and tables to use for dashboards). There is no limit to the number of dashboards.
  • Data synchronization is simple with their data connectors. Connect to Dropbox, SQL, Google Drive and more...
  • Each dashboard has its own live link that you can set to use forever or have it expire after a given set of time.
  • The flexibility of the product is key. Use of Azure for data storage and data connectivity to just about any type of data source is a big benefit.
  • I wish there were even more widgets for the dashboards such as calendar layouts.
  • It would also be nice to be able to query the back-end data using SQL Studio.
  • It would be nice to change data connections from the dashboard to dashboard even though they have the same fields and schema.
ClicData was the most flexible. It is cloud-based and even has WebService access. You can publish your data for access from other applications. The sheer number of data connectors is amazing. The ability to not only create dashboards, but you can schedule them to be delivered to specific recipients on a scheduled basis via PDF or a static HTML page.
I have not found a data source that ClicData has not been able to connect to. I can even connect via ODBC to our older AS400 system.
I will be very honest, our operations would not be as efficient as they are today without ClicData boards. They are easy to deploy (my main role is an operations manager, I am not a programmer). Our customers love them and love us for the transparency in our promise to them.

I have created dashboards for operations, sales, and marketing.

If there is one wish I have is for it to connect via SSO or AD.

We used ClicData dashboards in a somewhat unorthodox way: we used "Indicators", or icons within tables to represent data, and the results looked great. The ability to integrate 3rd party HTML into dashboards was valuable (although Clic Data correctly warns that response time may suffer).

The ability to start small and release dashboards incrementally suited our needs very well. We also valued the responsive account team getting us quickly pointed in the right direction.

ClicData Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
Not Rated
Customizable dashboards
7
Drill-down analysis
7
Formatting capabilities
7
Report sharing and collaboration
Not Rated
Publish to Web
7
Publish to PDF
6
Report Versioning
Not Rated
Report Delivery Scheduling
Not Rated
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
8
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
7
Multi-User Support (named login)
Not Rated
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Not Rated
Responsive Design for Web Access
Not Rated
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Not Rated