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DecisionPoint™ offers a hassle-free way to create and share stunning interactive dashboards and information apps, without coding. This ensures frontline workers can answer both immediate and follow-up questions - even when they are offline.

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DecisionPoint review by Neil U.
Neil U.
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"Best dashboard tool available, allows us to avoid the design limitations of storyboard alternatives"

What do you like best?

Free-form canvas allows us to create application-like dashboard interfaces. Data management options allow us to highly leverage back-end database capabilities. Speed of build with shared internal datasets working across linked components. Custom expression scripts with easy referencing across components greatly expands the type of dashboards that we can deliver. Highly efficient data handling and responsiveness within all browsers. We also utilize the Centigon maps plugin within DecisionPoint for interactive mapping.

What do you dislike?

Data management has evolved significantly over time ... we could use more functionality in merging data sets and joining within the dashboard data manager itself, which is already on the DecisionPoint roadmap.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Small company, but an extremely high level of support. Senior executives are highly engaged in the product and relationships.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We create enterprise reporting solutions for Fortune 100 corporations with significant data volume and heavy geospatial requirements. Support over 100 end users with diverse needs, and often have to modify standard dashboard layouts to meet unique needs - DecisionPoint provides the flexibility to accomplish rapid initial builds and reconfigurations.

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DecisionPoint review by Dax V.
Dax V.
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"Our DecisionPoint Experience"

What do you like best?

When I re-joined the firm, we were considering QlikView. It was expensive to purchase, expensive to maintain, and required a brand new bunch of hardware from what we already had in order to get it to work.

I figured there must be some other options, did some research and found DecisionPoint for Excel. It was incredibly simple to use and learn compared to QlikView, and the annual renewal cost for it was approximately what QlikView charged per month. Plus, DPE was so much cheaper than QlikView. We love it and have had no complaints.

What do you dislike?

Honestly, there is nothing that I can think of that doesn't work for us or that we dislike. DPE is awesome.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It has a free trial, and the support team is excellent. It saved us probably $60,000 up front, and then about $6,000 per year in maintenance expenses, from the other software that we were considering. Purchasing DPE was really inexpensive compared to QlikView, and we figured we could try it out to see if it worked for us. It absolutely did. The only way we would have been able to do that with QlikView, is if we had hired a 3rd party vendor to build out the solution for us, and that was going to cost somewhere between $10,000 and $30,000, if I remember correctly. If you want a functioning dashboard with lots of options to make it do what you want, I definitely recommend DecisionPoint.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Before using DPE, we typically had a general idea of how our business and cash-flow were doing. With DPE, we can now see exactly what revenues we can expect. DPE is customizable, so you make it into what you want. We wanted to see projected revenues for the next 4 quarters of the year and built our dashboard to show this. Now, in just a couple of screens, we can see exactly what we need to help us manage our business.

What Self-Service Business Intelligence solution do you use?

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DecisionPoint review by Ian V.
Ian V.
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"Dashboard system but work in progress"

What do you like best?

The ease of use to create a simple dashboard with the ability to prototype with users using the live dashboard. This allows an agile approach to developing dashboards without having to backwards and forwards with designs.

What do you dislike?

The administration of user is very clunky. As our user base has grown, I am increasingly noticing how difficult it is to maintain users and permissions. Managing using active directory groups is probably the best way to go but this does require an extra level of administration as new groups will have to be created by the AD administrator.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Decide your administration structure first and think on how users will be granted access to dashboards. Creating the dashboards may appear relatively easy but the process of maintaining and improving them can get tricky if the structure is not a first in-place.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are trying to provide visual representations of our data that can be consumed both on and offline. This has provided a high level overview of trends whilst allowing a drill down to some more detail.

DecisionPoint review by James S.
James S.
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"A powerful, flexible system that provides a clear and intuitive end user experience"

What do you like best?

Decision Point's blank canvas allows us to build anything from a mobile phone app to a heavy duty BI system, from scratch to completion in a few hours. The end result is completely intuitive for the untrained end user. If your intended users aren't all data analysts, then Decision Point is a much more effective solution than Tableau.

What do you dislike?

This isn't really a criticism - Decision Point is always evolving so when we come across something that can't be done easily, it is quickly sorted. But the flexibility of the system means that we can work around most problems.

Recommendations to others considering the product

1. Consider how easily your end user will be able to use the apps you make. Decision Point is well ahead of the competition for this.

2. Think about cost per user. If you have few data analysts and a lot of data users, Decision Point's pricing structure is much better than the cost-per-user-licence model.

3. Use the free support resource and helpdesk website, they are brilliant and will go the extra mile to get you up and running.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We work as a data visualisation consultancy for companies including Sky, Hearst Magazines, News UK and the FT. Decision Point allows us to centralise all of their diverse data sources into a single interface. This cuts the time their analytics and research teams spend feeding the business with data and allows their end users to self-serve the data they need without confusion or risk.

DecisionPoint review by Matthew S.
Matthew S.
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"Best in Class"

What do you like best?

DecisionPoint has revolutionized the way my organization uses business intelligence. Overnight, we went from being dependent on Excel (always waiting for the next report to come out), to interacting with live data on a drillable dashboard. A small team of analysts is now capable of supporting hundreds of employees. DecisionPoint was easy to learn and implement.

What do you dislike?

The only challenge that remains is the complex data preparation that my organization needs, which DecisionPoint does not currently solve for.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My organization needed a business intelligence platform that could allow for quick drill-down of aggregated sales data through millions of records to help our category merchants see the underlying data that is driving sales performance. With DecisionPoint, they can do that research in seconds. To say the least, we have gained an average time savings of 1.5 hours per employee per day.

DecisionPoint review by Steven D.
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"Agile Dashboard developer"

What do you like best?

Mocking up with the WYSIWYG interface.

It's so simple and elegant. If all you want is a very simple dashboard build time can be very, very quick.

What do you dislike?

Infancy of the product. The product is still young and so there are a few niggles within it. Nothing major and nothing that can't be lived with + Antivia have been very good at correct a few flaws we've found.

Recommendations to others considering the product

A principal reason that we invested in DecisionPoint was that Antivia proved that it could do everything we needed it to do and provide the ability to access our information even when offline. I can't go into specifics but as part of our vendor selection process I gave Antivia challenges that I did not think that DecisionPoint would be able to do & they completely exceeded expectation with DecisionPoint.

The WYSIWYG interface really does make mocking up and collaborating with users very simple and can lead to very fast development times as long as you marshal your data properly, obviously.

Antivia feel a lot like a partner as opposed to a vendor. We have worked with their people on our site for a significant time and together for circa 2 years. It has often felt like our requirements have driven a number of changes in the product (which may or may not be true) but Antivia are very reactive and heading in the same direction we are. The support they give us is exceptional.

For developers; DecisionPoint will feel like home if they have previously used SAP Dashboards/(Crystal as was) Xcelsius. There are new nuances to lean however the product features components and ideals that will feel very familiar and you can expect to be building new dashboards very quickly.

At the end of the day, DecisionPoint feels like a product that is built by people who live and breath dashboarding.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In the early stages of our project we have built a catalogue and series of dashboards that provide our business with an at-a-glance view of performance that they can choose to either delve deeper into or simply leave if all is well.

The benefits to us (BI) is that we have been able to reduce the number of reports produced that are now covered by these dashboards. Benefits to the business are that they now have a catalogue of key information easily available to them at their finger tips wherever they may be in the world.

DecisionPoint review by Bruce D.
Bruce D.
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"Interactive Workforce BI without the BS"

What do you like best?

After many years of talking about introducing interactive dashboards into our reporting and analysis offerings with no success, the use of DecisionPoint for Excel allowed us to introduce an initial set of dashboards within weeks.

Ability to deliver via intranet or email a big advantage - can keep all data 'onsite'.

What do you dislike?

DecisionPoint for Excel version cannot easily distribute appropriate subsets of data to different users.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I estimate that the use of the interactive dashboards has led to a 10 fold increase for information analysts in the speed of performing additional analyses and has definitely enabled more detailed analyses to be undertaken.

It has also enabled more end users to undertake their own analysis.

DecisionPoint review by Manuel R.
Manuel R.
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"Nuestra experiencia con Decision Point"

What do you like best?

Es una herramienta muy útil cuando el cliente requiere accesar a la base de datos de manera amistosa, en un ambiente propio. A diferencia de otras plataformas de visualización elegimos esta por la independencia que te da y la facilidad para desarrollar dashbards. Adicionalmente el costo de la licencia es competitivo.

What do you dislike?

En la versión que nosotros había ciertas limitaciones para poder visualizar la información: ciertos tipos de gráficas o tablas, tipos de letra y colores, etc. Pero al final logramos resolver todo.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Nosotros montamos las visualizaciones de DP4 en un portal privado y monitoreado, eso no lo ofrecían otras opciones que comparamos en su momento. DP4 fue la mejor relación costo beneficio y que mejor cubrió nuestras necesidades.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Dar acceso a grandes volúmenes de información a los ejecutivos de nuestro cliente de manera sencilla, segura, personalizada y monitoreada. Facilidad de descargar reportes, hacer consultas vía remota 7x24, etc.

DecisionPoint review by Jhoel M.
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"Excelente en la toma de decisiones. "

What do you like best?

Es un programa muy completo, permite elaborar muy buenos tableros en Excel.

El manejo de la data es eficiente y las características en la inteligencia de negocios son bastante amplias.

It is a very complete program, can produce very good boards in Excel.

The data management is efficient and the features in business intelligence are quite extensive

What do you dislike?

El área de reportes es bastante buena, se debería aportar mayor visión a nivel de dispositivos moviles.

Reports area is pretty good, it should provide greater level view of mobile devices.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Los informes que se presentaron a la junta directiva son de gran calidad gracias a este software. La dirección y gerencia están complacidos con toda la información recibida.

The reports presented to the board are of high quality with this software. The direction and management are pleased with all the information received.

DecisionPoint review by Simon M.
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"Decision Point Review"

What do you like best?

The flexibility to build bespoke screens for clients, including drilling down through different hierarchies, e.g. geographical or organisational. I like the live previews and the flexibility connect to the data sources.

What do you dislike?

The expression builder is cumbersome and somewhat limited for those of us used to Excel.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely good to consider and we like the no user fee as a major hindrance for the roll-out of BI products is the need to justify per user fees when tools may only be used a few times a year.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Providing sophisticated performance management tools including forecasting, alerts and trends. We also use it for monitoring patient pathways and prototyping other dashboards.

DecisionPoint review by Ali A.
Ali A.
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"An Intelligence tool for great dashboars "

What do you like best?

Easy to make interactive dashboard with a simple tool.

Resnoable price.

IPAD support.

What do you dislike?

The tool for excel is limited to limited number of records.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Simple tool that makes a great interactive dashboards with reasonable price.

The support for the product is quite good and friendly.

Overall it fulfill the business need with cost effective product.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using it to develop interactive dashboard to top management for our different functions.

DecisionPoint review by Amber T.
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"Great for some, not for me"

What do you like best?

From what little I've used of it, it seems to convert quickly and fairly smoothly. I also like how easily it is shared, both on a desktop and through my Android phone.

What do you dislike?

I don't use Excel enough in a way that fits DecisionPoint for it to be useful for me. I can see the perks of it, but beyond our budgeting demonstrations, I very rarely find a need to use it because it's often easier for me to just pull directly from Excel or create charts/graphs there.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Find out who will be using it and for what. If people are already very familiar with Excel and know how to work out the formulas, graphs, etc. they might be loathe to implement another (unfamiliar) step.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A problem that could be solved through DecisionPoint would be breaking out of the box and creating presentations that really POP. It's a definite benefit if you're looking to go beyond the normal graphs/charts in Excel or if you don't quite know how to work Excel to that point.

DecisionPoint review by Dennis R.
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"DecisionPoint - Best BI Agile dashboard tool I've used"

What do you like best?

As a BI Consultant, I'm a big advocate of presenting the business users with solutions to their data requests as quickly as possible. Hence, I have used DecisionPoint Enterprise to create highly interactive dashboards for BI Agile projects. With the DecisionPoint Designer I can create in hours a fully functioning, interactive dashboard with drill-downs, filters, custom colors and images, and more and deliver that dashboard(s) to the business users at every stage of the Agile Project.

What do you dislike?

For me, there is currently very little to Not like. When I first started using the product several releases ago, the support site was very helpful. But, I didn't find that much 'how-to' information. However, after talking with the support team, I am very pleased to see there is now a lot of 'how-to' information and examples of how to create outstanding, interactive dashboards.There is even a link to the 'Help Center' on the opening screen where you can find tutorials and sample dashboards. Excellent 'how-to' information and examples is readily available.

Recommendations to others considering the product

C-Level executives and other managers prefer highly interactive, drillable dashboards as opposed to leafing thru pages and pages of reports. And the dashboards need to be very 'easy' to use. DecisionPoint can deliver.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The issue of business user 'adoption' of the finished BI application has always been high on my list of issues. I'm a firm believer of involving the business users at every stage of the SDLC, especially at the very beginning during the analysis phase and throughout the development phase. Which is why I really like the Agile project management methodology where you need to 'deliver' something at the end of each sprint. With just a little data - real or sample -, I can deliver an interactive dashboard to the business users to start the 'buy in' process for the finished product. Without a high User Adoption rate for the finished product, I would perceive the 'project' as a failure. Using DPD, I can get that high User Adoption rate.

DecisionPoint review by Ali T.
Ali T.
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"Antivia Dashboard Review"

What do you like best?

Ease of use

HTML 5 mobile ready

Design for collaboration in mind

Variety of visualizations

Great support

What do you dislike?

Enterprise version pricing can be too high for small to medium size business

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great product to generate a dashboard that is easily shared and used .

If your data set is big and need more admin tools consider the enterprise version.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Generating dashboards in weeks to inform various background people with little or no training. Create transparency and deep understating of data as a result better business decisions and strategic direction

DecisionPoint review by User in Construction
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"Creating Data Visualisations Made Easy"

What do you like best?

How it is easy to use Decision Point. It gives you many options for charts, also offers the possibility to customize every detail of the chart.

What do you dislike?

The expression editor and the vague errors it displays.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Speak with Support when needed, they are very helpful, respond quickly to tickets .

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Getting the data the viewer needs, getting it all in one place, simply visualized. The benefits are that the user of the dashboard can see the data (history and future) and can make better decisions based on that.

DecisionPoint review by Executive Sponsor in Construction
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"Lots of functionality occasionally let down by flexibiliy"

What do you like best?

Can be a quick way to deliver powerful dashboards

Good range of components

Quick to deploy

Useful preview mode that allows customers to see real-time development

What do you dislike?

Limited options exposure on the components

Dashboards scales to visible window size rather than being reactive

Occasional misplacement of mouse cursor when pointing at values on a graph

Recommendations to others considering the product

If your clients require prescriptive and detailed formatting on their components, then definitely review what parameters are available against the components you want to use

Think about the devices and/or screen resolution of the end device as scaling issues will affect the confidence of your customer in the product and can be avoided

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Solving visualisation of data, more accessible data

Reduced the quantity of reports required to the business

DecisionPoint review by Trung N.
Trung N.
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"Great value for the price, and excellent support."

What do you like best?

The designer tool is very flexible. If you can think it, you can do it, most of the time. For those times where I was not able to build an expression correctly myself, support pitched in within 24 hours. They are worth the annual subscription.

What do you dislike?

Little aesthetic bugs like chart animations not working within View Stacks.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The setup fees alone for most dashboard vendors out there are 3 to 5 times the cost of an annual subscription with Antivia Decision Point for Excel. When you're a small business, reducing cost while meeting your objective is key. I believe the 'Excel' version of Antivia is a great value product for small businesses.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Small business needed dashboards to present to the executives. We realize we can aggregate much of the report data we have been using into single dashboard file.

DecisionPoint review by Administrator in Oil & Energy
Administrator in Oil & Energy
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"Great software for handling large datasets"

What do you like best?

The user friendly drag and drop functions. The advantage of HTML coding.

What do you dislike?

The lack of log-scale, sinus, cosinus and tangens. Not being able to define axis labels on multi axis diagrams. A bit tricky to work around adding external content. The slider functions do not live update spinner values making it a bit difficult to stop slider at desired value.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Organizing large datasets from the oil and gas industry.

Live calculations and filtration makes the data interpretation less time consuming.

DecisionPoint review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Decision Point At Fresh Direct"

What do you like best?

I have liked the components available and their flexibility to deal with the datasets

What do you dislike?

I haven't liked the limitations of DP just to connect to SQL dataset

Recommendations to others considering the product

Decision Point is very informative, flexible and rich tool to design dashboards which meets the business needs effectively.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am working on some of the internal department level dashboards. The benefits I have realized are:

1. The flexibility of components

2. The richness of variety and options

3. The DP Data Center flexibility to deal with connections and queries

DecisionPoint review by Kairo H.
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"One user with mixed results"

What do you like best?

Ease of integration to current data systems

What do you dislike?

There is a steep learning curve, where the user is left to find/search examples

Recommendations to others considering the product

Find other users that are going through implementation, so there is a way to share best practices and examples.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Develop control systems that are able to provide, at a glace, the day to day performance of different teams.

DecisionPoint review by User in Higher Education
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"Decision Tool for Excel"

What do you like best?

I think it is easy to integrate into presentations. It allows different views to be generated

What do you dislike?

It is more of a tool for finance related data. Not much of analytics use.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a good tool for finance related or for company/group data

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have not been able to use it much for dynamic data for my research

DecisionPoint review by Consultant in Telecommunications
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"Using Excel Decision Point for Marketstudy"

What do you like best?

That we can write macros and tweak the spreadsheet for reporting however we want to

What do you dislike?

Not so much user friendly for beginners.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

getting assessments on competitor market trends.

DecisionPoint review by User in Higher Education
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"a nice excel tool"

What do you like best?

solid dashboard natively against Excel data

What do you dislike?

still lacking compared to most viz/BI tools

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

cheaper but better BI with Excel

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