Connection data from pretty much any source!
March 20, 2018

Connection data from pretty much any source!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Toad Data Point

Unfortunately (I am sure we are not the only organization) we have data in a lot of different datasets all over the company. We have access databases, oracle, mysql, sharepoint lists and excels from government entities that we previously had a hard to joining in a cohesive manner together. Toad Data Point takes all those pain points away seamless interactions amongst all of them.
  • We have excel files and sharepoint sites that we have to constantly be pulling data from. Previously we had to download, load into access or some other data software. Now we can just connect to all the sources.
  • When you connect to a lot of different data sets the data can be a little unclean. The cleansing tool within Toad allows for you to sync up to layout of data pretty quickly
  • The trending feature on the datasets that you pull is pretty useful, it basically shows how much variation their is in the column that you are looking at. For example if all the data is has the same value or every row is different (street addresses ).
  • In the past I have had some issues with the connections to some sources like google analytics. Toad can continue to build its connection tools
  • Sometimes the transformation and cleansing tool could be better utilized if they had a few more capabilities
  • The products UI could be updated a bit but honestly I really cannot complain about this product
I have not used another tool that allows for these seamless connections so it is unfair to rate Tableau and Hyperion against this becuase they have different uses. But if I had to compare, Tableau does not make it as easy to connect to multiple datasources and definitely has limitations on the amount of connections they can support.
I cannot say a bad thing about this product, it has been a lifesaver for our teams multiple times. Before this product we would have had to spend hours trying to consolidate all the datasets from various areas into one area (usually ended up being Access unfortunately). I wish we would have purchased this product much earlier.

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