Information Builders

WebFOCUS

4.5 / 5 14 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Mid market to enterprise


Average Ratings

14 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Information Builders
  • www.ibi.com
  • United States

About This Software

Information Builders WebFOCUS is the industrys most flexible and pervasive BI and analytics platform, able to deliver a broad range of governed analytical tools, applications, reports, and documents to any and all business stakeholders. It is a comprehensive platform that provides an array of analytical and operational benefits inside and outside the enterprise, whether to management, analysts, line-of-business workers, partners or customers.


WebFOCUS Features

  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Ad Hoc Reports
  • Benchmarking
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Dashboard
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Visualization
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • OLAP
  • Performance Metrics
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Profitability Analysis
  • Strategic Planning
  • Trend / Problem Indicators
  • Application Development
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Data Analysis
  • Decision Tree Analysis
  • Monte Carlo Simulation
  • Performance Metrics
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • Sensitivity Analysis
  • Thematic Mapping
  • Version Control
  • Ad Hoc Reports
  • Collaboration
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Source Connectors
  • Data Visualization
  • Drag & Drop
  • Drill Down
  • Financial Reports
  • Marketing Reports
  • OLAP
  • Projections
  • Sales Reports
  • Scheduled / Automated Reports

WebFOCUS Reviews

Very powerful and flexible software to do all your reporting and visualizations

Aug 04, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Flexibility. Can customize anything. This supports swiftly meetings all business needs and business questions.

Cons: Flexibility. Can customize anything. This is a con due to challenge with the customization brings maintenance considerations and requires high talent to support.

Consultant specializing in reporting and application development

Aug 01, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: WebFOCUS let me aid and create not only applications for clients but reporting from multiple database and output in any format needed.

Cons: If anything, the price. Clients wouldn't buy all the pieces they needed and then ask to self build.

Overall: Flexibility, efficiency

Reliable, Robust, User Friendly, and Flexible.

Aug 01, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: - As an IT professional, I find WebFOCUS to be a powerful reporting tool which meets very diversified demands within my organization.
- Allows non-developers to quickly create reports and charts without a lot of technical know how.
- The applications can handle processing large amounts of data in a short period of time. - Technical support staff is knowledgeable and turnaround time for resolving issues is excellent. - Creating ad hoc reports in InfoAssist allows business users to quickly analyze data.

Cons: Have experienced a few hiccups when upgrading from one release to another, but with the assistance of their technical support team, we were able to resolve issues promptly.

Overall: Robust Reports and Charts; Business users can easily develop reports

The most powerful tool from applications to complex reporting to full portals

Jul 31, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: WebFOCUS has all the building blocks to be simple or complex.
* capability of bringing disparate data together
* full applications are possible
* full formatting
* ability to create any kind of output
* ability to create background jobs with bursting and delivery options

Cons: The components can be pricey, but the efficiency of creating content after the initial learning curve is huge.

Overall: WebFOCUS became my consulting niche, allowing me

Build Robust and Easy-to-use Customer Portals

Jul 17, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The company I work for has many existing reports in OLAP and other formats. They purchased WebFocus to begin building out and modernizing client portals, with more visually-appealing charts and graphs in dashboard layout. On top of this, my team and I were all brand new to WebFocus. Within a few months of implementing WebFocus, and partnering with a couple of WebFocus consultants (whom are top-notch by the way), we successfully launched our first client portal on the WebFocus platform. I joined the team earlier this year, so I wasn't involved in the evaluation process, but from what I hear of the other tools that were evaluated, we would have already surpassed their capabilities early on in our project.

From what I have seen so far, WebFocus is a very powerful BI tool, with probably more capabilities than we have would ever think of using. We've yet to reach the limits of the tool, and believe me when I say that we have tried.

Cons: The WebFocus format and language is a little different than what I already knew. So there is a learning curve. However, with some training, and the will to learn, it gets much easier in a few months.

My favorite BI software tool

Jul 17, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Extreme customization. Being able to get at the code, and embed scripts and other languages opens this BI tool up to unlimited options.

Cons: While not required to use the product, learning the FOCUS language requires some time and effort. However, it really pays off in the long run!

Overall: BI for our employees, and BI for our customer via customer facing applications.

This has been such an easy transition for us from our old software to WebFOCUS.

Jul 17, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The flexibility of the WebFOCUS language and we were easily able to reproduce our old data models and deliver them to clients without interruption or major lifting once security was set up.

Cons: There's not much I don't like, there is just a steep learning curve if you want to take off quickly while having intricate security, so that's more our issue than IB.