Good for the basics, but not the best search tool out there.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 04, 2018

Good for the basics, but not the best search tool out there.

Score 6 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Endeca

Endeca is primarily used by our technology team for the search platform. Endeca offers search and navigation capabilities, which are fairly good compared to market standards. Using Endeca has been essential to our team's deployment of a high performance search platform on our website. In addition to this, we also manage search rules using Endeca's rule manager.
  • Possibly the best tool for a basic/simple search platform implementation
  • XQuery works well
  • Rule Manager is a very useful tool
  • Endeca's page builder is not fit to be an enterprise product - it is just BAD!
  • It is not easy for a non-user to understand Endeca quickly
  • Multi-index search (or any complex search implementation) is not easy to setup in Endeca
Endeca is brilliant for setting up simple and straightforward search platforms that utilise only basic search rules. On the other hand, Apache Solr supports far more complex search platform implementations, including multi-index search. Overall, I would say Solr is far more powerful than Endeca.
In terms of data source connectivity, Endeca does not make an engineer's job any easier. The process is fairly tedious requiring a lot of work with JSON and HTML.
Endeca is not primarily built for reporting and data sharing or distribution. Therefore, these features are not really its strengths.
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For a smaller organisation that primarily deals with simple or straightforward search platforms with only basic search rules, Endeca offers all the right tools for the job. However, license cost may not be that affordable for these smaller organisations. For large enterprises, I would not recommend Endeca since there are other more powerful tools available like Solr for similar license costs.

Endeca Feature Ratings

Customizable dashboards
5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
2
Report sharing and collaboration
3
Publish to Web
Not Rated
Publish to PDF
Not Rated
Report Versioning
Not Rated
Report Delivery Scheduling
Not Rated
Delivery to Remote Servers
Not Rated
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Not Rated
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Not Rated
Predictive Analytics
Not Rated
Multi-User Support (named login)
Not Rated
Role-Based Security Model
Not Rated
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Not Rated
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Not Rated
Responsive Design for Web Access
Not Rated
Dedicated iOS Application
Not Rated
Dedicated Android Application
Not Rated
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Not Rated
REST API
5
Javascript API
7
iFrames
6
Java API
6
Themeable User Interface (UI)
4
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
3