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Dundas BI

Dundas BI

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Dundas BI is an enterprise-level, self-service, BI and analytics tool in one fully embeddable platform. It delivers powerful dashboard, reporting and visual data analytics, enabling users access to all of their data for better decisions and faster insights. Dundas BI allows you to easily connect, analyze, and visualize any data, on any device.

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Dundas BI review by James D.
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"There a lot of good people at this company making an awesome product."

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Dundas BI review by Katie B.
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"Dundas has opened many doors for our organization in a short amount of time"

What do you like best?

We really appreciate the vast options of connecting data through Dundas. Our data is in a variety of different formats and locations so Dundas allows us to connect SharePoint, Flat Files, Excel, SQL, etc fairly easily.

What do you dislike?

This isn't a true dislike of Dundas, but we come from a very Excel based organization. Changing our mindset of thinking and learning how we start using visualizations has been slower then we anticipated. We need to allow ourselves dedicated time to learn and create. The learning curve has been steep for us, but part of that is on us.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The Dundas team has been great to work with from implementation through utilization. They are very prompt in answering questions, have a lot of learning tools available to users, and provide webinars pretty frequently. The BI tool provides a lot of functionality and customization that allows you to make the dashboards your own.

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

Using Dundas has started to open doors for our organization through showing us exactly what is going on in certain areas of the organization, instead of us assuming we know what is happening in the organization. We are now able to connect data across departments were in the past we have been in silos. Using Dundas has also helped us improve the integrity of our data. We are able to quickly spot where there is an issue, and we can then address it in the source system.

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Dundas BI review by Keith A.
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"Review of Dundas BI"

What do you like best?

The flexibility of Dundas is amazing. It can do just about anything you want to a visualization. It is also performs as fast as you would want a visualization tool to perform. It has just about every type of visualization you could want and it has the ability to use third party tools for those that are not yet included. It has interfaces to R and Python which helps with the whole data science workflow if needed.

What do you dislike?

With so much flexibility comes a concern about should you do something just because you can. The learning curve is steep. I wish the ETL layer were more robust than it is, I am used to using Alteryx and Dundas has a way to go before it gets to that level.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Ensure that you have your requirements clearly defined as Dundas can do so much that you need to focus on building the boat instead of just sailing the ocean.

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

Timely and easy to understand business positions. People now have the ability to make decisions based upon clean and timely data. We now also have the ability to build a "Customer 360" view in one place because of the ability of Dundas to import data from our disparate data sources into one place.

Dundas BI review by Dave M.
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"Impressive set of features out-of-the-box with freedom to customize"

What do you like best?

The degree to which properties can be controlled during dashboard design is miles ahead compared to other BI tools, and anything that doesn't have settings available in the UI can usually be handled with custom scripting.

What do you dislike?

The data cube development process can be complex and has a number of known issues and odd behaviors, so I end up avoiding it and using manual SQL to prepare and load data - this part of the application has a lot of potential but the interface could use some improvement.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Ensure a JavaScript expert is available on your team to help with customization

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

We generally develop enterprise reports and dashboards that are deployed on an intranet. Dundas has helped us speed up the development process with it's simple yet powerful dashboard interface and allows us to seamlessly integrate dashboards into internal web pages for users across the organization.

Dundas BI review by Alexandru G.
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"Easy to pick up, hard to master."

What do you like best?

The ease of getting into it and just starting something.

Just how easy it is to quickly get some data in a report(dashboard).

There is also always an option to go deeper and create custom things with embedded HTML script and other C# scripts in otehr places.

The cubes can also be created on custom select statements rather than just a matter of linking and drag dropping.

What do you dislike?

There are just complications when trying to do complicated reports. Or reports for a very specific situation.

The same issue comes up when you want to do reports for multi-tenancy. Just doesn't have that many features there but at least it can do it... unlike others...

Also It doesnt let us assign different connectiosn to differnet clients. Its liek you can overright the connection but have to keep the same database. Sometimes this is just not that good and would be simpler to splitup.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Fix more bugs and let the user have more options/ more control everywhere rather than having many scripts that can do that. It seems like many issues are solved via scripts rather than buttons or toggles.

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

providing flexible / multitenancy reporting for our customers. Create at creating these reporting templates.

Also easier to controll versioning and to publish from one project to another.

Dundas BI review by Josh B.
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"Nearly Perfect."

What do you like best?

The flexibility and easy of use the platform provides.

What do you dislike?

The python/R integration could be a bit easier to develop in, but this is not a deal breaker. My workflow usually consists of developing modules in PyCharm, kicking off our CI and installing the updated module on the dundas server via pip. From here its pretty easy to pull in with minimal code needing to be written in the UI.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Explore the flexibility of the dashboard designer, it really makes it easy to creatively solve ease of use topics for your data consumers, quickly and concisely.

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

Data visualization is easy and flexible in Dundas, but I think the real win is how powerful an alternative it is to random excel spreadsheets, it's actually slowly convincing our excel power users.

Dundas BI review by Jian R.
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"Dundas - Unique modern BI platform in many ways."

What do you like best?

Offers a lot of possibilities to implement data visualization. An open API that could define any kind of navigation within the visualization.

What do you dislike?

Not-so-stable project migration/copy/move process; lack batch process for some minor things; and not enough scripting examples or materials.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Spend more time playing around with Dundas and familiarizing yourself with it. Don't be scared by its uniqueness (i.e. relative longer time to dive into it) - after passing the initial learning curve it will become nature and easy to use.

Also consider working with Dundas BI vendor on the first few dashboard projects (as a proof of concept). That way you could get a real sense regarding whether it would serve your needs or not. If yes, this would be a perfect opportunity to establish a standardized development process and record all best practices. This part would definitely make Dundas development and maintenance much easier down the road.

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

The organization needed user-friendly dashboards that could promote BI to front-line health providers, and also drive process and data improvement through the KPIs on the dashboards. Dundas served as a very powerful tool to achieve that. Usage rate of the dashboards and data quality in the front-end application have been improved.

Dundas BI review by Colin M.
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"Up and Running Fast, Lots of Features, Great Support and Plenty of Training Opportunities"

What do you like best?

We were very impressed by the ease of set up, how quickly we were able to produce great visualizations, and the pricing is very flexible and reasonable. The initial setup support was great and getting up and running took just a few hours, including exposing to external connections.

What do you dislike?

Although the dashboard development process is a breeze, the text reporting development tools require a large time investment. We were hoping to stop using SSRS by the end of next year, but that may not be feasible.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Get a demo and a quote from Dundas before you make any decisions. Don't just read standard user reviews, check out professional reviewers like Jen Underwood, too.

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

Our number one need is for executive dashboards. Leaders need to see business results anytime, anywhere and tend to stress the BI team with ad hoc report requests. By giving them drillable dashboards they can get a lot more of what they need with a few clicks. When they need something new, we can spin up a specialized dashboard within a few hours. With the flexible licensing model, we will also be rolling this out to operations-level supervisors and managers in the near future. We also have begun to embed the visualizations into customer-facing dashboards within our museum. Another great feature that we will implement at the operations level is conditional alerts. In the future we will also give access to administrative assistants to create visualizations directly from Excel data.

Dundas BI review by Jim M.
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"Perfect solution for both embedded and on demand analytics "

What do you like best?

The Dundas team and the product. Great experience with the team from the start of the process through delivery, they have some great folks that really care about what they do and know the product inside and out. The product is extremely flexible, there always seems to be a way to do whatever we come up with. Training and online support is fantastic.

What do you dislike?

I really don't have anything negative to say about the product.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Talk to the team at Dundas, they will help you determine the right solution for your business.

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

Deliver visual analytics to our customers as embedded dashboards and as standalone dashboards. The benefit was delivering visual analytics to our customers within budget and on schedule.

Dundas BI review by Administrator
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"Powerfull BI Tool"

What do you like best?

All Visualizations which are present in Dundas BI and Simplified design for developers , no need for additional skills to develop the dashboards/Reports and Responsive templates which are very useful for any resolution are looking great either mobile or projector.

What do you dislike?

Required some improvement in score card design, currently score card are not responsive and taking time to design and there is no query string capture or storage which leads to increase the work load for developers to create multiple dashboards for single template.

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

As per business requirements we used some JAVA Scripts to share/print the dashboards, currently user need to press on ESC and share/export the dashboard to PDF,Image etc..

Benefits:

All Visualizations which are present in Dundas BI and Simplified design for developers , no need for additional skills to develop the dashboards/Reports and Responsive templates which are very useful for any resolution are looking great either mobile or projector.

Dundas BI review by Andy G.
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"The most powerfull BI software for any type of bussiness"

What do you like best?

With dundas BI, You can customize your dashboard and style it how ever you want (for example set dashboard images) and even create template of it. Template are a unique feature found only on dundas BI that allows the users to reuse their costumized dashboard style.

Has nice customer support, they help you instantly. Dundas BI has a extensive support for JS, .NET and more and they can always help you with your code providing a solution. Last but not least the ETL, allows you to transform the data so easily, everyone seeks a easier and consistent way for join data without having the code, well Dundas has that for you all GUI based. It can do union, left, inner, right anyways all joins, aggregate, math complex possibilities and more... You cannot get better than Dundas BI in ETL on any other BI product.

What do you dislike?

Dundas BI can do everything you want but it has a learning curve. For complex use cases or things u can't find documented online, u will need to contact support to help you out or use the customer forum called the Cube.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I have tested countless other BI's out there, specially the big ones like Power BI, Sisense, Tableau and Qliksense. And none of these can match the Dundas BI in any way. Dundas BI is top 1 BI on the market because of his unique features and SPECIALLY customer support. Anyways GET try Dundas BI NOW!

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

Helps keep track of revenue stream. Saves time by compiling a summary from different departments, Check on time performance, see total utilization of resources, supply chain, improved other systems to provide better information, maritime operations overview and much more...

Dundas BI review by Executive Sponsor
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"Generally a very good user experience and quite easy to pick up in terms of basic dashboard construc"

What do you like best?

Ease of use. With a very short training session we were able to have multiple people in my group constructing dashboards and reports. Drag and drop is very intuitive.

What do you dislike?

I would prefer a bit of a longer support life for old versions. Being in a large organization, upgrades must go through various checkpoints that can take many months. Then the release needs to be tested. This process can take 6-8 months. When you find a bug on the version your using and the response from support is generally to upgrade it is not always possible.

Recommendations to others considering the product

From an ease of use perspective it's a great tool. It was easy to implement and setup from an IT perspective. It has also been very easy to get up to speed on in terms of building cubes/metric sets etc. In my opinion much more intuitive than many of your competitors.

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

We put years of work into our back end system ensuring proper data flows and contextual links etc. Once we were ready to present a front end Dundas made it very easy to do this. We were very quickly presenting intuitive visualizations to our clients.

Dundas BI review by Gregory M.
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"I've worked with various other BI tools, and Dundas surely makes it much simpler in achieving once "

What do you like best?

From a design point of view, the fact that various functions is automatically build saving a lot of time, also just drag drop view is awesome. Not even to talk about the ease of implementing the solution into our web application. The learning path was easy. The online training manuals gave a good overview and is well presented. We experienced the online training with Micheal and our developers excelled from there to craft beautiful, informative dashboards for our users.

What do you dislike?

The styling of dashboards is a little bit difficult. But I most probably need more training on the component. I would also would like to see more types of data expresion elements e.g. organogram block style graphs/dashboards.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I've evaluated over 30 other BI tools and found Dundas to be the easiest to transform to, implement and get the desired results

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

We use Dundas as a built in solution in to our operational system. Normally MANCO packs will take about two weeks to generate on excel, by having it built into our solution no more preparation is required, thus saving a lot of time, we are now be more productive. The prediction modeling that we've applied in our solution now shows real time the progress and health of the organisations

Dundas BI review by Matthew S.
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"Three years with Dundas and not looking back"

What do you like best?

Everything is configurable. I like the versatility of the visualizations.

What do you dislike?

This is hard to answer. The software is doing everything our company needs it to do. I know it sounds like I'm a fanboy, but I guess I'm a fanboy for a reason.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Our company uses Microsoft products including SQL Server. The setup is a breeze. Get the free trial, learn what hierarchies and measures are and build something. When you get lost, Dundas has the best support I have ever encountered.

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

In the financial industry people like to know how their money is invested and how it is performing. As a boutique financial firm, we have some of the best looking and functionally sound presentations in the business due to Dundas BI.

Dundas BI review by Internal Consultant
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"Great tool with significant releases every year and best in class embedded BI functionalities"

What do you like best?

- Flexibility

- In Memory Cubes

- Web-based

- Open API

- Great visualizations

- Great embedded options

What do you dislike?

It seems to be rather difficult to run multiple instances in parallel for the sake of job separation (i.e. one instance for building in-memory cubes, one instance for development and one instance for consumption) when all of these are to be fully synchronized and aware of each other.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure that all requirements are met. The product is young and is heading in the right direction but is not yet at a state that I would consider feature complete.

On the other hand, the progress between version 1 and 2.5 is quite amazing. And v3 is already in the making.

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

We are visualization all kinds of data, including Financial Data, Logistics and Customer Satisfaction.

Dundas BI review by Tom M.
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"Fast development, easy deployment, great range of data connection types, and full range capabilities"

What do you like best?

Dundas BI allows us to combine data from numerous different data sources (SQL Server, Oracle, SAP BW, Excel, etc.) into combined data cubes allowing the data to be presented in cohesive dashboards and reports that are not broken up by where the data is stored. Our staff can store their data wherever makes the most sense for them based on their systems and we can bring it all together in simple, effective manner.

What do you dislike?

The key areas that we have run into issues have mainly been around small user interface and formatting areas. For example our organization uses a two year format when reporting fiscal years (ie. FY 2016-2017) but the Dundas BI system only allows for single year representation; therefore FY 2016-2017 has to be reported as FY 2016 or FY 2017 which can be confusing to some users.

The issue we have on user interface is that some of the screens we can get ourselves into do not have an option to get out of them without finishing the configuration. This often happens when we are building a data cube and we open up a join to define the details and realize that one side of the data in the join is missing the field required to make the join. We currently have to define a join before we can close the interface, then come back in and fix the join once the correct fields are being returned. Minor issue that we can get around easily.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Reach out to their tech support any time you are stuck on something. They have a great team of support staff who provide top notch support; even to those who are only using the trial version.

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

Where the data for our programs are stored in numerous different data systems it was not possible for staff to see the complete picture about the programs they are leading and managing; it was also hard to report on the effectiveness of programs and pilots in a consistent, quick manner. Using Dundas BI we have managed to create a suite of dashboards and reports that bring this data together in an easy to understand manner; allowing decisions to be made quicker; based on facts.

Getting the data into the hands of people who need it in a manner that is useful to them has allowed us to make budget and program related decisions in a more timely manner.

Dundas BI review by Administrator
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"Dundas BI is a tool that allows developers to deliver complex analytics in a consumable fashion."

What do you like best?

A huge benefit of Dundas BI is the extensive Javascript API that will allow you to script essentially anything that doesn't come out of the box. There is a lot of documentation to follow as well.

What do you dislike?

There are times where the auto-save feature is slow or doesn't save the latest version. Before checking in my project, I always make sure to make a minor change right before doing so to be sure the latest version is checked in.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Just jump right in - it's a great tool with the ability to create whatever you desire via the GUI and JavaScript scripting.

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

Delivering complex analytics in an easily consumable fashion for our end users. End users are able to make business decisions based on the KPIs displayed in our dashboards.

Dundas BI review by Steve G.
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"Rolling out BI in the wild west - well Texas..."

What do you like best?

It's fairly easy for non-technical folks to build amazing dashboards. The folks in support are great, I've never had an unanswered call, and they're patient. As a new user, I feel they go beyond answering the question and really try to add value by using better methods of getting to the final goal. Hugely flexible in what you can transform and visualize, Dundas brings my tired old IBM DB2 data alive.

What do you dislike?

There's a struggle with getting the ETL components just right, not so much an indictment of Dundas, but the developer should have a strong grasp of the data they're dealing with. Changing a data cube can be difficult unless you have a great memory. I would like to have field context sensitive help which is missing on some very important elements. You can sometimes edit a development to death.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great product, great company, unlimited potential for the future. I chose this product from the best of the best (Tableau, Sisense, Qlik - the Gartner magic quadrant featured vendors)

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

We have a complex business model with lots of moving parts. In classic reporting, the users could have thousands of pages to thumb through, or forced to dump to Excel to compile and analyse. One of our early wins was relieving a human of a 2-1/2 hour daily task just analyzing contract types, customers, and values that is warehoused now in Dundas with an almost instant response time. We are able to effectively share information on a dashboard that was historically available just once per month.

Dundas BI review by Shannon F.
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"Easiest and Most Comprehensive BI on the Market"

What do you like best?

How easy and flexible it is. You can do just about anything with this software, not just graphs and dashboards from data in a database.

What do you dislike?

I can't think of anything we don't like about it so far. We've been using it a couple of years now and have zero complaints, even their support staff is fantastic.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it and see for yourselves, it's so easy to use and if you can't figure it out support answers emails incredibly fast, plus they have a lot of information on line and tutorial videos

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

We have data scattered all over the place in different databases. We were replicating all of them to a datawarehouse and then writing hundreds of queries, most of them exactly the same except for one or two fields, and using MS Report. With Dundas everyone can change the reports to what they want to see, drill down (which they couldn't do before), and basically free us up to do more software development.

Dundas BI review by Laurence B.
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"Drag and Drop Data Visualization made easy"

What do you like best?

The simple drag and drop from its user interface for one, the initial build of your visualizations, and two, for being able to change from one visualization to the next to see what works best for you.

What do you dislike?

Maybe not having quite as many options to fully customize your solutions without using as many scripts.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Just such an easy tool to pick up and install and start using right away. Willl take some practice like any piece of software -- but concepts are simple to follow and learn quickly.

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

We are building a suite of dashboards for our business partners to help them realize their performance in being a partner with us. We have realized that this suite is going to be a selling point in building new relationships and extending existing relationships with our partners.

Dundas BI review by Administrator
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"Great Value and Flexibility"

What do you like best?

Dundas BI is an extremely flexible application, allowing you create almost any kind of dashboard or report you can imagine. It works well, is very reliable and is easy to use. The UI gives you control over a multitude of properties you can set for each data visualization object - or you can script your own, which provides even more freedom to create what you want. Dundas support is fantastic and the resources online as well as their regular webinars are excellent whether you are a seasoned user or just starting out.

What do you dislike?

It would be nice if Dundas BI was a little easier to white-label and/or customize for a more unique experience.

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

We have created dashboards that help us manage our business.

Dundas BI review by Vamanu A.
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"I am a Mid-Senior with Dundas BI"

What do you like best?

The fact that it has HTML 5 and that it is available also in the mobile.

The fact that Dundas has a lot of visualisations : charts, pies, bars, lines, gauges, tables, scorecards, reports, dashboards,

The fact that Dunas has lots of data connectors to connect to etc.

What do you dislike?

There are some bad bugs that the support did not managed yet to solve, but hopefully they are on the good way. Also, the updates are let`s say slow, happening only once in a while, i would prefer smaller bug fixes and minor things to be released between the major updates.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a tool that has everything that a BI tool should have, and above that, it is developed in HMTL 5, so it is really good. Also, the support is really good, every guy is trying to help you with their own expertese. The thing with the support is that I am from Romania, Dundas is in Canada and we have some hours between us, so a question addressed today will be answered tomorrow by them.

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

Pharma Senior manager dashboards and flows of minimizing spare part costs.

Also, we did security management dashboards, analysis of major economical indicators, using variours connectors like SQL Server, oracle, mysql, excel,

Dundas BI review by Administrator
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"Dundas BI has allowed our company to expand, become innovative, and capture a niche in our market"

What do you like best?

Dundas BI has allowed our company to expand, become innovative, and capture a niche in our market that has not been possible in the past. Their customer support has been outstanding and has allowed us to ensure that we are meeting our customers needs and desires.

What do you dislike?

Some small nuances have occurred and they have not been met yet. Dundas BI's customer service has worked diligently to ensure that those problems are fixed. We were hoping that the alerting aspects would be more involved, but we had to look for other sources for alerting for our data.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Dundas BI is a great platform for big or small data. There is a small learning curve when designing dashboards and maneuvering around the platform. However, Dundas's platform has allowed our company to reach new heights.

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

We have been utilizing their visualization abilities with graphing, charts, and other uses. The ability to aggregate data to one location and visualize the data is great. Having multiple dashboards for multiple customers has proved to be a great opportunity.

Dundas BI review by Internal Consultant
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"Powerful product"

What do you like best?

The ability to build up dashboards, visualizations and reports with very little training. The user interface is extremely intuitive and the flexibility to customize how you want to present your data is great. It has all the tools we need to provide embedded BI and self-service for our clients.

Building a data cube is a breeze, along with defining metric sets that can be reused in any visualization. We also did a trial run of authentication and embedding into our existing portal web application and was very easy to do. Was able to meet our requirements for a dashboard, self-service reporting, and scheduling.

What do you dislike?

Haven't run into anything yet other than some minor issues with exporting data and not keeping the filters that I had applied in the PDF.

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

Providing insight to clients on the status of their services, their threat landscape and providing clients with self-service and data discovery tools.

Dundas BI review by Mohammad K.
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"Great product from great company"

What do you like best?

Fexbiility, Dundas BI allows you to design the dashboards with no restriction. You should think in Dundas BI what do you want to do rather than how to do it because you will surely do it.

What do you dislike?

The tool can not be used by business users without the help from IT people. IT guys must prepare the connections to database and prepare the data cubes and then business uset can build their dashboards and reports.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend to watch the videos on dundas website before trying the tool. This will so much in your evaluation and you will find by yourself how the tool is easy and flexible.

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

We had problems in generating reports to management. Once there is an issue, all departments tried to segregate them selves from it. Dundas make the reporting accurate and transparent since dundas is connected to source data directly.

Dundas BI review by Stephen S.
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"Flexible and fun"

What do you like best?

Dundas BI allows us to consolidate information from all kinds of sources, all into one beautiful looking tool.

What do you dislike?

To get the most out of it, some coding can be helpful.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're looking for something that looks incredible, and won't tie your hands, this is it.

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

We are providing real time consolidated information to our production floor in the form of dashboards. The new dashboards are actionable, and are truly driving performance.

Dundas BI review by Kris B.
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"Dundas BI - look no further"

What do you like best?

The entire system is massive - can connect to anything, customize most everything (or not), report on any kind of data. If you can dream it, you can build it. But what I like best is the support team - want an answer? Just shoot them an email and you'll get a timely response with an answer (including any JavaScript that may be required), a link to one of numerous topics on their support website and/or an invitation to a GoToMeeting - whatever it takes to get the issue resolved.

What do you dislike?

Same thing that I like best...The entire system is massive - to take advantage of all the features requires lots of learning.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You can spend lots of time evaluating all the players in the BI market...or you can just buy Dundas BI. If you want visualizations, reporting and a mobile solution in one package that is based on today's technology, Dundas BI is the only way to go. No other vendor meets all these requirements (and we looked).

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

Providing insight for customers by showing their data in an easy-to-understand, easy-to-navigate, interactive format. As a Dundas BI partner, our reputation is enhanced by offering the product to our client base.

Dundas BI review by Shachar H.
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"I'm using DBI as a main dashboard tool worldwide"

What do you like best?

I liked its flexibility and the simplicity of development of quick and great looking dashboards.

in first look it looks and act like easy and light tool but as time passes and you get known better with this tool you figure that it is very strong and has many useful features that are very useful in the BI world.

What do you dislike?

it's hard to think about something specific that i dislike but sometime it is missing some features i used to know in old BI tools but as i wrote in the like section, the tool and stuff are flexible enough to add new features in future releases.

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

haddock reports and fast respond to customer requests is very easy when using Dundas BI.

Dundas BI review by Mark J.
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"Versatile Dashboard Tool"

What do you like best?

Ease of use, highly customizable for the technically inclined but coding skills not required to make professional dashboards.

What do you dislike?

I wish I could customize my dashboard toolbar which is a small deal and probably only affects super users.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Dundas BI competes with the big dogs and in our evaluation was a much better price performer.

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

We are easing into self-service dashboards and exposing more of our data to internal and external customers. We are seeing higher quality dashboards now that we have content experts creating their own dashboards.

Dundas BI review by Andy C.
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"Easy to use."

What do you like best?

Dashboard designer is very intuitive. It can be as simple or as complicated as you need. The ability to use code in the dashboard provides some extra features not available in the UI.

The use of data connectors and data cubes allows for easy manipulation of different data sources without requiring a complicated ETL on the backend. Ability to combine SQL data with Excel data and SharePoint data, with drag and drop functionality, opens up many possibilities for analyzing data across the organization.

What do you dislike?

I actually haven't found anything that I dislike so far. We previously used Dundas Dashboard and were very happy with it. DundasBI is a natural progression and has most of the same functionality but is able to be used in any browser.

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

The need for enterprise reporting. Grabbing data from multiple system and displaying actionable intelligence for our teams

Dundas BI review by Semir T.
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"My experience so far with the product is nothing short of amazing"

What do you like best?

I love the interactivity of the product and ability to work with variety of data sources.

What do you dislike?

I wish they would to it something like an instant messenger for collaboration within the tool

Recommendations to others considering the product

There are a lot of data visualization platforms on the market but this was the best overall product for us.

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

Providing all kinds of data sets a lot faster now.

Dundas BI review by Administrator in Mining & Metals
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"Feature packed BI with an excellent API"

What do you like best?

Dundas BI offers an unrestrained experience because it provides users every feature they can think of and then also exposes the full system API to developers. There's no need for dashboard designers to leave the web UI and go to some desktop tool to edit a dashboard, everything is done in a single comprehensive web app. The visualisations are stunning and the drill down and filtering options are fantastic. Combined with this is excellent customer support.

What do you dislike?

One of the downsides of Dundas BI is that with the amazing flexibility of the dashboarding tools comes complexity and a bit of a learning curve. It would be great if there was more guidance built into the application so that the tools could be more intuitive.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you have complex BI needs or want to integrate with a BI platform from your own applications then don't hesitate to invest in this product.

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

We're providing a SaaS web application with a self-service BI component which is provided by embedding Dundas BI. The benefits have been excited users that get to experience dashboards that deliver real insights on any device from massive datasets. We're also able to generate new dashboards for our users dynamically by making use of the rich API available in Dundas BI

Dundas BI review by Administrator in Hospital & Health Care
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"Versatile Platform for building custom Dashboards"

What do you like best?

The ease of use and complicated dashboards you can create. The best part is when you want to script you can do anything. Also the controls are very fancy and great. We have had success of rolling our dashboards using this platform. The best feature we like now is it works on machines; phone; and also has scale able option for dashboard so no scrolling. Integration with Sharepoint is also a BIG plus.

What do you dislike?

I dont dislike much about it, as I have been using this for now more than 6 years. The product has matured. Only thing that we had a issue with was previous product had silverlight, now its all HTML 5 and works great.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Its a versatile platform and can do wonders!

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

We have been putting dashboard for all our outstanding tickets and requests and keeping track of them in our department. Now we are rolling out an enterprise Dashboard to see how our patient flow is and how quickly we are turning things around.

Dundas BI review by Administrator in Higher Education
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"Excellent tool for BI and Analytics!"

What do you like best?

The staff that I have the pleasure of working with at Dundas has been amazing, they sell the product as much as the flexibility and ease of use! As a non-profit organization without a BI solution, Dundas BI stood out way ahead of the other solutions when you compare quality and cost across the board. Natalie Achim went above and beyond in answering our questions and getting us a contract we could work with. We are looking forward to a very long lifespan for our usage of Dundas BI.

What do you dislike?

so far there is not anything I don't like about Dundas BI however we are in the infancy of setting up our production environment with the pilot dashboards in production.

Recommendations to others considering the product

As with all software no one product or company meets the needs of every organization, have an idea what you are looking to accomplish and then evaluate. We did this and we found that Dundas BI delivers everything the competitors do but at a fraction of the cost when you look at the TCO over 5 years.

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

We have a need to be able to deliver the access to data for analysis across our organization. We wanted to find a platform/tool that could empower our consumers without jeopardizing or security. We have already enable the pilot area to be able to really see their data and begin to utilize in their day to day analysis in just the first few months of owning Dundas BI.

Dundas BI review by DETHIE G.
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"DUNDAS BI : reporting& Dashboarding in one"

What do you like best?

Dundas BI is a complete area to manage the data from the ETL to the kpi design.

And it is a quicly dashboard maker with easy data visualisation and integration using many different sources. Das why i say that it is a kind of all in one in reporting and dashboarding

What do you dislike?

The product is huge ability. I think that it will be better to have two area, let's say the first one will be reserve to developer who need to do very higth thinks with dundas, and the other one to siple usser just drag and drop.

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

Dundas BI is a answer for reporting engineer and companies business monitoring. Dundas allow to gain many time to make complexe and beatyfull dashboard with less effort.......

Dundas BI review by Kacper K.
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"Dundas BI is on a sharp upward trajectory, check it out!"

What do you like best?

Dundas BI lets you install, prepare data, visual, and explore your data within minutes. It has a fast and intuitive user interface. No corners have been cut and the features are impressive. You can prepare data as well as a true ETL tool and prepare multi page reports as well as the big stack vendors. Finally, I want to laud their customer service. No other tech company comes close to the high standards Dundas has set for service and reliability.

What do you dislike?

There is only a small community of users compared to bigger solutions. It's not the fault of Dundas. It's a niche product and it's something to consider.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Download the trial and get ready for incredible data discovery.

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

One benefit is allowing users to do data discovery and exploration side by side with existing dashboards.

Dundas BI review by Consultant in Aviation & Aerospace
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"Dundas BI"

What do you like best?

The manufacturing groups in aerospace face tremendous challenges in sifting through mountains for of data to find actionable information. The Dundas BI product allows developers a broad palette of tools to connect to existing, sometimes non-standard, data sources and surfaces that information for teams that need it. That ability to connect to a broad set of data sources sets the BI product set apart from other products in this space.

What do you dislike?

As has already been said, along with power comes complexity and sometimes the complexity / power of the product get in the way of doing some of the seemingly simpler tasks.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do your trade studies and then do a fair comparison of BI products against large warehouses and you will find that the Dundas BI product does everything you need for the price point.

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

Visualization of large data warehouses in manufacturing environments. Tack times on the floor have been reduced tremendously by having the correct information

Dundas BI review by Internal Consultant
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"Steep Learning Curve but Infinitely Flexible"

What do you like best?

Compared to PBI, Spotfire, and others Dundas offers far more out of the box configuration options for standard visuals and interactions. Throw in scripting and so far there is no design we haven't been able to implement.

What do you dislike?

It seems like visuals from other BI products have slightly more polish and fidelity, especially in map charts.

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

Dundas lets us embed BI into several products all with different architectures. We're able to use a single Dundas environment to serve up analytics in single tenant, multi tenant, and local user applications. It also integrates seamlessly with SSAS models.

Dundas BI review by Consultant in Financial Services
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"BI - Executive Dashboards"

What do you like best?

Can be easily integrated to any BI Platform/solution. Incorporates ETL, in-memory and scheduling features!

What do you dislike?

Update:

As of version v2.6.2 few issues we highlighted have been addressed.

Previous Review as of v2.5.1:

Although support does answer most questions and are friendly. I would say their slow response at times causes lot of frustration.

Product team never provides hot fixes to bugs on a timely fashion. Support team does not respond and investigate on a timely fashion on critical issues/bugs, even for those bugs which impair production dashboards from working normally.

Some issues we leaned after prolonged use:

#1 Very unreliable for most real world usecases, Use cases have to be EXTREMELY simple to work without any issues.

#2 We are a financial institution, BI use-cases are similar to ANY investment bank/hedge-funds, risk management systems.

#3 Cant handle complex scenarios (until you hit a brake via a bug). Basic stuff works, but if it was for basic stuff we would have picked other tools in market. We have been using this product for little over 2 years (since inception) and bugs are something you have to deal with all the time! A typical software products has bugs, but not like what we see with this tool. Hopefully future versions get stabilized!

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

Provide/Integrate firm wide performance data for faster and self service BI. Ability to customize dashboards to fit in user/lob specific needs

Dundas BI review by Administrator
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"Dundas is excellent for those who get very in-depth, but complicated for more casual users"

What do you like best?

Dundas is extremely flexible, which I love as a developer. The options on how I can customize are pretty limitless.

What do you dislike?

While the options to customize are vast, it can be overly complex at times. For more casual users who aren't in the system all the time, this can complicate things.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Consider your use case. If you plan to have dedicated users handle all of your BI dashboards then this product is an excellent choice.

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

We've used it to automate some reports, and to create some huge real-time dashboards coming off of our data warehouse.

Dundas BI review by Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"Real time dashboards with Dundas BI"

What do you like best?

The best feature is the visual. They are attractive to customers. In all my experiences customers were very satisfied with the visual result. The caching functionality and real-time updates are also great resources. The time required for tool domain is acceptable and functionality of development and release to production environment is very useful.

What do you dislike?

The tool has some technical limitations when creating reactive screens with buttons and dynamic filters is necessary. But it caters very well for static screens where only the data is updated. I had some problems with the support team unable to give me the feedback I needed.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a tool that will certainly please the customer's eye and can greatly facilitate the sale of a project.

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

I worked with both development of static screens for display on flat indicators as reactive screens as a BI system with buttons and user navigation filters.

Dundas BI review by Amelia D.
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"Powerful Tool"

What do you like best?

The online learning material is very informative. By presenting the lesson in the form of documentation, videos, and sample, there is always something at works for anyone.

What do you dislike?

There are a lot of setting options, and sometimes a particular option could be hard to find in the pile.

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

Helps to provide insights on how effective our energy saving programs are.

Dundas BI review by Devon B.
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"Great mix of functionality and ease of use!"

What do you like best?

The support is good and usually responsive. You don't have to be a javascript or coding expert to created fantastic visualizations out of the box. However, you can expand on the native functionality by javascript and C# code if you are so inclined. Very flexible and mostly intuitive to use.

What do you dislike?

When getting into the visualization creation a bit deeper, you can find occasions where the visualizations do unexpected things. There is normally a very good reason for the actions, but it can be difficult to figure out without calling or emailing support. Because the product is so robust and feature rich, there is a semi-steep, yet short, learning curve for new users.

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

We have a vast collection of business data and have never had a visual way to represent this data that isn't excel based or static report based (i.e. SSRS). This allows us to provide these easily consumable data visualizations to our internal and external customers in a relatively short timeline.

Dundas BI review by Bobby B.
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"A solution for everything"

What do you like best?

The flexibility / configuration options, the high quality visualizations, the embedding capabilities, and high security.

What do you dislike?

High learning curve, the training seemed incomplete, and exercises were centered around following steps rather than learning and understanding the product.

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

Internally, we're using Dundas BI to predict which clients are a churn risk, which helps us maintain a happy client base and a high retention rate. We're also implementing a multi-tenancy semi self-service BI solution for our clients to use for their own Fleet tracking data. This will allow clients to individually monitor their vehicle utilization, driver safety, and fuel consumption.

Dundas BI review by Yves A.
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"Easy set up, fast interface.. it's great."

What do you like best?

Compared to the Silverlight version, this version, Dundas BI, is very fast and much lighter weight. It responds very well and it's easy to work with!

What do you dislike?

So far there is nothing that I dislike. One possible limitation that may exist is that your ability to create custom tokens may not exist in this version. Although I'm not 100% sure.

In Dundas Dashboards, for instance, we had many custom tokens like "12 weeks Rolling", "12 Months Rolling", "12 Periods Rolling"...etc.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a great reporting tool. We have not yet tested it on mobile devices.

We haven't used the built in Cube functions as we have our cubes already developed in SSAS. As a side note, Dundas BI plays very well with SSAS cubes.

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

This tool will allow staff to more quickly create their own cube based reporting needs in a somewhat controlled environment.

Dundas BI review by Motasem A.
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"The Most Customized And User Friendly BI Tool"

What do you like best?

Its customization and embedded capabilities. Also, design features.

What do you dislike?

I can say Dundas BI documentation sequence as it needs more logical and organized orders. Also, the "Properties" built-in hierarchy which needs to be straightforward to let the developer find his parameter quickly and easily.

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

By Dundas BI, we were able to empower our clients to win their technology battle through the excellent combination of analytics and design features it provides. Moreover, meet our client's requirements, satisfaction, and proposed new Business Intelligence approaches by taking advantage of the embedded capabilities of Dundas BI.

Dundas BI review by Administrator in Security and Investigations
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"Powerful BI platform built on a modern architecture."

What do you like best?

The extensibility of Dundas BI is unrivaled. The architecture of Dundas BI allows developers to create new controls, visualizations or integrations with very little effort using standard technologies such as HTML5, JavaScript and CSS. Any competent web developer would feel right at home building custom functionality in Dundas BI. Beyond that, regular business users will quickly adapt to using the product for self-service BI/data exploration. The user interface is intuitive and requires limited end user training for most business users.

What do you dislike?

Dundas BI is still a maturing platform just recently reaching version 2.6. There are a few minor features that should be included that--when you encounter them--you stop to ask yourself "Why can't I do that? That should be an option." To the credit of the vendor, the couple of items I have asked for have already been placed on the roadmap for the Dundas BI 3.0 release coming soon. The release cycle is frequent and any bugs that are found are addressed quickly. Support is receptive to new feature requests and I anticipate that this trend will continue into the future as it did with our previous Dundas product (Dundas Dashboard).

Recommendations to others considering the product

Don't discount Dundas BI simply based on the fact it is from a smaller company in the BI space. Take the time to fully evaluate the product/features/support compared to what is available from the big players in the field. I believe you will find, as I did, that Dundas BI offers a great value for the investment and a feature set that rivals anything else available.

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

Providing business intelligence self-service BI to contact center employees and leadership.

Dundas BI review by Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Real Estate
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"Dundas BI - the ultimate software package for BI"

What do you like best?

The ability to transform data in various shapes and sizes and the intuitive manner of the controls and options to play around.

What do you dislike?

There is not much to dislike about Dundas BI. But, there are a few areas where there can be improvements like some of the control nomenclature (mainly under the Look section) are not intuitive enough.

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

For now, we are working with organizing data in a presentable format. Going forward, we are looking into including R and Python language based analysis using Dundas BI

Dundas BI review by Moath D.
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"more flexibility "

What do you like best?

The entire system is massive - can connect to anything, customize most everything (or not), report on any kind of data. If you can dream it, you can build it. But what I like best is the support team - want an answer? Just shoot them an email and you'll get a timely response with an answer (including any JavaScript that may be required), a link to one of numerous topics on their support website and/or an invitation to a GoToMeeting - whatever it takes to get the issue resolved.

What do you dislike?

Same thing that I like best...The entire system is massive - to take advantage of all the features requires lots of learning.

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

Providing insight for customers by showing their data in an easy-to-understand, easy-to-navigate, interactive format. As a Dundas BI partner, our reputation is enhanced by offering the product to our client base.

Dundas BI review by Arti G.
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"Dundas is Awesome"

What do you like best?

When you drag your dataset to the dashboard, Dundas automatically visualize it in best possible chart type (pie, bar, tree-diagram)

What do you dislike?

For larger dataset, it gets slower especially while working on data cubes.

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

Its awesome features, makes designing dashboards easy.

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