Best Cross-tab software available, though the price is high.
March 08, 2014

Best Cross-tab software available, though the price is high.

Rachel Cummins | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • Reports for Surveys, Desktop Reporter

Overall Satisfaction

I used Reports for Surveys in a previous position and it was used by my entire department as the client used it as well. We typically used it in addition to tabs, so that we could dig deeper into the data. It was extremely helpful in allowing us to run quick analyses on the fly.
  • I think its biggest strength was that it was extremely flexible, yet was still easier to use than many other programs.
  • In particular, being able to create new variables, complex filters, and working with hierarchical data are typically the biggest issues for me.
  • Saving tables and my set up
  • Cost is the biggest issue for me right now. I would use it in a heartbeat at my current position if the cost wasn't so prohibitive.
  • I believe that at the time I was using Reports for Surveys, it was a great ROI as I used it extensively. However, in my current position, I am not sure that I could justify the cost.
  • I think the greatest benefit was the efficiency it allowed me. Instead of needing to explain to my tabber how I would like to see something and then waiting on them to run it, I could just do it all myself.
  • I could also share my results easily with my clients.
Quanvert, SPSS Custom Tables, Q, WinCross, Microtab, and many others. I am actually in the process of looking for a replacement for Reports for Surveys. While it still remains the best that I have used, I need something that is more cost effective at this time.
As mentioned previously, I am not currently using Reports for Surveys, and am unlikely to do so due to the cost.
A lot of my recommendations are based off of a few variables. One would be what they are planning on doing with the data and also how much experience they have working with the data.


It's one of the more user-friendly packages I have used.
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Feel confident using
Lots to learn
  • Creating variables
  • complex filters
  • nothing. as long as you have the knowledge, then it is pretty easy to use.