JMP- helpful if you have a particular set of skills (or needs)
March 29, 2014

JMP- helpful if you have a particular set of skills (or needs)

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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We use JMP to create large amounts of graphs in a very limited amount of time. We also use it to create more complicated graphs that are difficult or impossible to do in excel (3D graphs). We are the only department that uses it.
We often use DDE in SAS and VBA in excel to automate the creation of graphs, and occasionally choose that option over JMP because people are more familiar with it. An advantage to JMP is that the graphs don't like excel graphs.
It's also useful to have open during a presentation, because if someone wants to see a relationship between variables, JMP can create a graph of those variables quickly.
  • Graph automation (has a script system similar to VBA)
  • Interfaces very well with SAS
  • User friendly
  • Complex graphs
  • Excellent customer service
  • Can create and change graphs quickly
  • Expensive
  • Difficult to manipulate data in JMP; relies heavily on SAS
  • Can be difficult to understand what data is required in certain graphs
  • Increased employee efficiency (frees up programmers)
  • improved presentations to customer
As I stated before, you can use Excel to do many similar things to JMP; you can even use SAS to create graphs without having to do any sort of exporting. If you use SAS, however, you know these graphs are hideous, and sometimes using an Excel graphs makes you look like you are in high school. We also have a visual graphics team in the company that creates custom graphs for us, but that is obviously very expensive.
Our emplyees are comfortable with it; it takes about a day for someone to get used to using it; less if theyhave someone answering questions for them. Also, people don't generally like change, so we'd need a good reason to drop a program. We also like saying "I made it in JUMP." It's a cool name.
I think it is less appropriate for professional looking printed reports. If you are looking for a tool to give to non-programmers so they can look at relationships themselves without bothering you, or are looking to automate graphs, this would work very well for you. It would also be useful if you wanted to make 3D graphs that can be embedded, because they can be spun with the cursor. Of course, you cannot do this in a printed report.