Jedox Planning BI Suite - a powerful spreadsheet style solution that's as easy as 1-2-3
Updated August 11, 2016

Jedox Planning BI Suite - a powerful spreadsheet style solution that's as easy as 1-2-3

Steve Adams | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review

Overall Satisfaction with Jedox

Within our own organisation, we use Jedox across the board for all planning purposes and operational reporting. This includes financial, sales and project management. We predominantly use Jedox with our clients across a large proposition of our client portfolio, ranging from performance management in the automotive manufacturer sector; through promotions management in the retail and FMCG sector, through service line reporting and patient level costing in the health sector to business intelligence reporting on an international scale in the public sector.
  • Self Service BI. With its familiar front end - both the Excel add-in and its web based spreadsheet portal - it is easy for new users to be up and running very quickly, writing reports and answering questions of their data.
  • Budgeting and Planning. At the core to Jedox is its In-Memory OLAP database that can be written to. The Excel like front end is then able to write back to this central database to take advantage of the ease of use of a spreadsheet system, but combine the power of a central database application.
  • Modelling. Jedox has very powerful but easy to use tools to model any business requirement, from simple KPI calculations, through inter- and intra- business unit cost allocations to complex Activity Based Costing and Budgeting.
  • Data Integration. Jedox has a a powerful and easy to use ETL for both reading from and writing to databases, ERP's, Salesforce and Qlikview applications, for example.
  • Diversity. Jedox can be applied to many different use cases from small to large deployments and from budgeting to enterprise class BI solutions. But rarely is one tool able to fulfill all of these requirements in one organisation. This value proposition can be complicated for prospective users.
  • Awareness. Jedox punches above its weight in capability and scalability, but not enough people have heard about it and therefore procurement processes can be drawn out as a result.
Jedox has the edge over these products on total cost of ownership, borne through its quick deployment roll out, ease of use for end users and ease of maintenance.
Jedox is really good when being applied to a specific use case or scenario (such as a budget or planning process). Once embedded, users then start to really understand how it can be used in other, less well defined, areas of their business.

It is therefore not as easy to apply it on an enterprise-wide deployment from a "Big Bang" perspective. But very few tools / projects ever meet this goal.

Jedox Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
Customizable dashboards
Report Formatting Templates
Drill-down analysis
Formatting capabilities
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Report sharing and collaboration
Publish to Web
Publish to PDF
Report Versioning
Report Delivery Scheduling
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Predictive Analytics
Multi-User Support (named login)
Role-Based Security Model
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Responsive Design for Web Access
Mobile Application
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

Jedox Support

The Jedox support team are highly knowledgeable about both the product and how it is used in real life. They also are typically proactive in resolving issues.
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
Building complex models in Jedox is possible but can lead to overlooking small tweaks that can have performance improvements. Jedox support is happy to receive anonymised models that they review and recommend changes to improve performance. This goes far beyond the typical vendor support that I have experienced in other companies.