TARGIT is an Fast, Effective Business Insight Tool
June 27, 2014

TARGIT is an Fast, Effective Business Insight Tool

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with TARGIT

TARGIT is being used by most of our departments - Sales, Marketing, Operations, and Finance. In my current role in Sales and Marketing support, I mostly use the Sales cube in TARGIT as a way to track shipments of new items and of current items, both as a way of tracking trends and for forecasting. TARGIT sales reports are also used manage the quotas for our sales teams, and evaluate performance. TARGIT allows us to compare shipments to consumption (AC Nielsen data) to help us ensure proper in-stocks at our retailers. I will also assist Customer Service with analysis of open orders in this cube. This helps in identifying which brands and customers may or may not be meeting required shipping lead times, as well as help in projecting inventory. I found some of graphical components in TARGIT extremely intuitive and user friendly, and visualizing data can be an extremely impactful way of showing trends in sales and shipments.

Our company has really only been using the "tip of the iceberg" in terms of what TARGIT can do. Operations uses the Inventory and Purchase cubes to assist in their department. We are continually bringing in new dimensions (through Microsoft NAV) such as item weights, product order weights, and other dimensions to help Finance evaluate freight profitability, and gain other business insights. We have begun using TARGIT to help assist in our trade spending analysis as well, along with other areas.

TARGIT has proven to be simple, and very fast way of analyzing data. Other software and programs we used to use took minutes to run reports, but TARGIT can filter through and create reports in only a matter of seconds - saving us valuable time. We are very pleased so far, and are continually looking for ways to use TARGIT in other areas of our business.

  • Speed of reports
  • Ease of Use
  • Broad functionality
  • Creating custom groups can be difficult
  • There have been some errors in how % change is calculated
  • It is often easier to export files into excel and do formatting and manipulation
  • Employee efficiency
  • Better customer service
  • Better understanding of account trends
I have not used any other products. I used to use Jet in Excel to run reports - which took much longer.
It is very easy to use and I am proficient at this point to be able to figure out how to run most of the reports I need.

I have had the time to "play around" in TARGIT and really teach myself about the visibility settings and other aspects - though other users have needed help with some of these aspects - but once you conceptually understand how to build the reports, it is very simple from a power user perspective.
Running reports for sales and shipments can be done very easily. More analytical reports are a bit more complex, but with a training session can be made a lot easier.