What do you like best?
I find Jedox to be a rather easy tool to implement and start. Also some consulting support is needed or at least strongly recommended the tool is not too complicated. Hard- and Software resource demands are small and there is not much special IT support required for a basic installation.
Jedox BI allows to quickly develop data input and output sheets via Excel or Jedox Web for standard transactions as well as easy to use one off analyzing views via Excel Add-In. For experienced users or consultants revolving data in- or outputs can be automated via the ETL (Export/Transpose/Load) tool
First business applications can be developed rather quickly and the system still can be developed further and even changed while already in operational usage.
What do you dislike?
Nothing is perfect, however, there is nothing in particular which I dislike.
Recommendations to others considering the product
Make your plans what to achieve. Get in contact with a consultant and plan how to achieve it. Than try it out yourself using a test license. There is no big risk involved.
However, take support of a consultant and learn the basics from him via training on the job otherwise it is very likely that you will come to a stop very soon. Also the usage of Jedox requires dedicated knowledge.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
We use it for Reporting, Analyzes and Planning in 9 European countries .
In the reporting area we upload (automated) accounting information from SAP on a monthly basis. Several standard reports offer easy to choose customizable (years, regions, products,...) standard reporting (Actual vs. Plan vs. Outlook) including balance sheet, P&L and cash flow for users.
Within departments ad hoc analyzes are carried out where necessary via Excel front end. Analyzes which took days before can now be provided within minutes.
The forecasting and planning process is supported by Jedox on a broad basis. Data is loaded from several sources. Some departments but in their planning data via interfaces. Salary costs are calculated automatically based on staff data. Rental costs are calculated automatically based on rent contract data. Asset write offs are imported from SAP. Some data is calculated based on parameters (costs per turnover, m², pieces or working hours) and further data is input manually via the planning process to cover for impacts of projects or actions.