Informaton Builders WebFocus
Kamesh Gopalan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Updated November 11, 2015

Informaton Builders WebFocus

Score 9 out of 10
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Software Version

8.0.0.7

Overall Satisfaction with Information Builders WebFOCUS

We are doing implementation of the Information Builders WebFocus to our clients. We do installation, configuration, migration, upgrade, development, administration, and maintenance of WebFocus to our clients. We do it for the whole organization.

It is simple to use and easy to convert from legacy or any existing bi product. User will get a detailed overview about the data in a quick time.
  • You can integrate WebFocus with any platform. It works well with SAP, Salesforce, etc.
  • WebFocus has a great charting capability. You can see most of the charts you found in Stephen Few. It will give you a good overview on your data.
  • Most of all, it is simple to use. You can build your own report in a quick time. It's interface is easy for the user to understand. Most of them are drag and drop. The new version offers the users to build their dashboard in 5 minutes.
  • In the new versions they have done lot of code tightening and they want the user to do drag and drop mostly. Developer should have the ability to modify the code in the UI tool. That is very much restricted in the new version. Of course there is a way to do it but you need to be an expert to find it.
  • Adding version control is a bit of challenge. Would like to see that made a bit easier.
  • As like any other product it might have some missing functionality but that will be resolved by integrating other technologies with WebFocus. Like the way, you integrate JQuery with WebFocus and get most of the UI updates.
Haven't used any and not even think of using any. We are very much satisfied with WebFocus.
It is a great product. It is providing the value for the license we are paying.
  • Identify the problem easily through our dashboards. Faster action can taken through that.
  • User satisfaction.
  • Providing good service to the customer.
I always recommend users to use an expert at least at the initial stage of setting up the environment. If your initial setup is not done correctly then you won't get the value out of this product. You need to have an expert who can provide you the output you want.

We always make sure the client is getting what they want from this product. This product can offer more and you need to know how to utilize it. Otherwise you will feel this is just ananother product in the market.

Using Information Builders WebFOCUS

3 - WebFocus, front end technologies, understanding of databases.

WebFOCUS Implementation

  • Implemented in-house
  • Professional services company
Kash Tech LLC