Webfocus: a gem with a vast potential
March 09, 2021

Webfocus: a gem with a vast potential

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Information Builders WebFOCUS

We use [Information Builders WebFOCUS] as our main central BI and analytics solution, where we consolidate transactional information from over 20 of our countries (dispersed landscape). We translate the data in descriptive as well as prescriptive reports and dashboards, mainly focusing on marketing, procurement and r&d. We also use it to get insight in data quality and improve there
  • Integration in suite of information builders (data migrator, info assist, webfocus etc) allows me to do all ETL and reporting without need of other solutions
  • Flexibility in reporting. If the GUI cannot offer it, FOCUS (code) allows you to get really creative
  • Increased speed of development in the last 1-2 years
  • Bi for all types of users
  • More flexibility in graphs/charts out of the box (html5 allows for a lot, but they are not all out of the box or limited in the applicability)
  • Further development of info assist (it lags behind compared to the rest of the toolset)
  • Upgradeability could be easier
  • Relatively low investment
  • Helped us grow data insights in a decentralized company structure that provided new ways of support from the center
  • Limited investments locally in new BI solutions
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

Do you think Information Builders WebFOCUS delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Information Builders WebFOCUS's feature set?

Yes

Did Information Builders WebFOCUS live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Information Builders WebFOCUS go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Information Builders WebFOCUS again?

Yes

My comments speak for themselves
Good quality consultant. Limited nr of resources avalailable
I would less recommend it because it looks like IBI is receding a bit from the European market. I would not be certain for future support. Knowledge in the market in western Europe is limited

Functional wise the application suits almost all situations. I would for sure recommend it purely based on its capabilities

Information Builders WebFOCUS Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
7
Customizable dashboards
9
Report Formatting Templates
7
Drill-down analysis
8
Formatting capabilities
10
Integration with R or other statistical packages
9
Report sharing and collaboration
10
Publish to Web
10
Publish to PDF
8
Report Versioning
6
Report Delivery Scheduling
10
Delivery to Remote Servers
7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
6
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
7
Predictive Analytics
6
Multi-User Support (named login)
8
Role-Based Security Model
10
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
10
Single Sign-On (SSO)
8
Responsive Design for Web Access
9
Dedicated iOS Application
Not Rated
Dedicated Android Application
Not Rated
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
8
REST API
Not Rated
Javascript API
8
iFrames
8
Java API
Not Rated
Themeable User Interface (UI)
8
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Not Rated