Who Uses This Software?

Halo delivers supply chain intelligence solutions to hundreds of enterprise customers and service provider partners in North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific.


Average Ratings

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

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Vendor Details

  • Halo
  • halobi.com
  • Founded 2001
  • United States

About Halo

Halo delivers supply chain business intelligence solutions to hundreds of enterprise customers and service provider partners in North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific. Our Customer-driven S&OP platform radically simplifies information management and operational analytics, enabling organizations to build more competitive supply chains. Halo replaces the complexity of siloed data sources with a single-purpose platform that lets firms analyze, decide and plan faster than ever before.


Halo 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

Halo Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Limited BI Tool

Nov 08, 2017
2/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: Great for a small companies making their first step into BI but maybe will be quickly outgrown, avoid if a mid to larger size company.

Pros: - Simple BI Toll great for small companies or simple requirements - Fair price point for services provided

Cons: - Limited customization - Challenging Integration to other systems - "You get what you pay for" is true with functionality vs. pricing

Value in all areas we have used this software

Oct 11, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Visibility in inventory production and finance. Value in planning strategy Metrics for shop floor goals.

Cons: None so far, this has been great for our planning, company strategy and on time delivery goals. Training users may be an issue when the time comes.

Halo is our answer to dozens of daily questions about our business!

Oct 04, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: Best reporting investment we have ever made! Great company to work with. Post support is unparalleled. Response and attention to our questions and issues is prompt and thorough. They keep adding enhancements and pre-programmed modules to keep us on the proactive side of daily business decisions!

Pros: Browser agnostic Ease of accessibility for Remote employees Scheduled reporting Simple, varied Charting functionality Flexibility of using several types of data sources to combine data in one view

Cons: Pane sizing - views with a lot of measures run out of real estate Time Dimension response when changing from saved view default

Working with the Halo team has been exceptional.

Sep 30, 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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Comments: Fo us, it was important to have data integration combined with data quality tools, mobile, and a mature data visualization tool. We have all of that and more with Halo.

Pros: We had looked at many options for a BI suite that fits the needs of our diverse client base. Halo understands our unique needs and worked with us to create a solution. Their pre-built ERP integration and mobile framework was more than just another data visualization tool. Halo understands the market and brings immediate value to every discussion we have.

Halo's latest solution exceeds all expectations

Aug 21, 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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Comments: Make sure to take advantage of the proof of concept. This is when you see your data working in their system and it gives you a good sense on how you'll be using it on your daily activities.

Pros: Software and support are great. Our company had several upgrades and we had assistance during each one. The main value is the ability to blend data and use the pre-built dashboards and reports. These allow to see value right away. Whole project was up and running in just a few weeks.

Cons: Their app doesn't have all functions that the desktop version has but considering this type of software we normally use desktop versions regardless.

Amazing BI tool

May 10, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Comments: We implemented Halo for our Sales dashboards initially. It has already helped us to identify areas where we need to focus on increased gross profit or sales campaigns. We are implementing with inventory next which will be a very valuable tool.

Pros: I love Halo's flexibility and ease of use. It is very easy to create the dashboards and reports that you need. Additionally it is great to be able to drill down levels to see directly where the information is coming from. The automatic alerts and collaboration tools further enhance the product to make it very easy and relevant.

Halo as a great business tool

May 09, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: The Halo team was great to work with and provided superb customer support. We were able to do a quick implementation and were up and running quickly for our leadership team.

Pros: I like the fact that the information provided is in an easy to understand format and you can quickly see if there is a business metric that needs to be investigated. Halo is easy for the leadership team to use and to do their own quick drill downs without having to ask IT for assistance. It is very intuitive. We view BI as a resource to point management to what to focus on and Halo provides an excellent tool to accomplish this.

Cons: There really are no cons. I find it a bit distracting the way we get pop up boxes when navigating the mouse over the charts, but that is a minor thing.

Ease Of Use

May 09, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: How easy it is to create a dashboard by dragging and dropping items. Drilling for the data is very easy and takes a matter of seconds.

Cons: Need more formatting control in regards to percentages, currency, and other misc things. Some charts do not present things easily.

Awesome product!

May 09, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Pros: It is easy to navigate and drill up or down to get information. This is a very powerful tool and allows the user to look at information in various different ways that would have taken much longer to put together manually.

Cons: So far, everything is working out great. We just need to get more data cubes added so that we can analyze additional aspects of the business.

Easy to use BI tool

May 09, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Comments: Great product overall. Our users have easily adapted to using it and greatly prefer Halo compared with SSRS reports and/or connecting Excel to a cube. It still uses the reliable Microsoft backend (database engine, SSIS, & SSAS) and makes it all usable without having to be an expert in everything.

Pros: Very user friendly for both users and administrators. As an administrator of several applications, I've found this is one of the easiest to learn.

Cons: Loose a little flexibility with charts and other formatting. However, Halo has been in contact with us asking what they could do to improve their product.

Halo has a simple and intuitive interface for the end user.

May 09, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: It has several pre-built connectors, which made it much easier to obtain the data of the systems used by our operation.

Pros: It has a great training team, which allows quick implementation with results with less cost and time.

All of my data in one quick view

Jan 16, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: We are starting to use Halo and we are excited with the results and possibilities that it brings us. It is certainly a key tool for rapid data analysis and decision making. We are moving towards an intensive use of Halo in several departments.

Pros: The Halo analytics tools are quite nice to use from building cubes to using the results. At various points, it is quite intuitive.

Recommendations to other buyers: Know your data sources well. Understand what and how you want the results before you start building.

Good tool for analysis and decision making

Jan 16, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: I use the Halo BI to bring insights to the managers of our clients. The integration feature with ERPs and Maps are great. It's not just another vizual tool.

Pros: Good for any size of company, easy to implement, Prebuilt for ERP / CRM, Prebuilt templates for our industries and for our clients.

Cons: There is not a negative point

Rmcadams Getix

Jan 16, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: Very good training, easy to understand product and Prism looks great

My Experience thus far

Jan 10, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: From the start of training to support afterward, I've been completely impressed. This product is honestly amazing. I have never seen a company provide the level of support with the almost instant response times from their support team. Not to mention the politeness and knowledge provided. Halo truly provides more than they advertise.

Pros: Ease of use - once you get into using it, you get hooked on what can be done. Security - as an administrator I decide who sees what and at what level. Prebuilt to my needs - haven't found what it can't do yet or what the great support team can't help us with.

Cons: What do I like least about this product. Well nothing so far. The only limitation when creating a View is your imagination.

Recommendations to other buyers: Absolutely and without question, use the Halo Support Team. They are the best.

Halo exceeds with lstest release of thier BI solution

Dec 16, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: Halo delivers a premium BI solution that is more that just easy to use, state of Art solution. The products time to value is fantastic you can have BI dashboards available in half the time of many competitors, and can be supported by users in the departments with little support from IT. We really were excited about the pre-built interfaces to many of the standard ERP and CRM solutions, along with Standard view templates by industry and company departments requirements. With the most recent release they know have predictive analytics to allow you to forecast "look forward" trends based upon industry standard predictive models.

Pros: I feel the customer support and quality of the software is fantastic. we have gone through 6 upgrades without issues, and the support was working with us every step of the way, without any extra costs other than the annual maintenance. The other real benefit we experienced was the ability to import data from multiple sets of systems, integrate them into one cohesive data set, validate the data, and deliver actionable prebuild templates for our industry.

Cons: As Halo grows the software is getting better and better, they are investing heavily with industry experts and is becoming a Tier one supplier with more knowledge than just another BI platform.

Recommendations to other buyers: in the selection process take advantage of the proof-of-concept sales process. If / when you select their software take advantage of their industry experts and potentially some of the consulting expertise to get some very quick wins. you will see results in days/weeks not Months & Quarters of many of their competitors.

Not just a product, a solution!

Nov 17, 2016
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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Comments: Halo BI has developed a fantastic product for solving the analytical problems a company typically encounters. Pairing a strong data engine (data warehouse, ETL) with an easy-to-use front end they've created a solution that we embraced quickly and appeased both the technical data guru's and the data consumers who just want to drag, drop, point and click. Mobile reporting and the ability to handle forecasting round out the offering nicely.

Pros: Easy-to-use front end for dashboarding and reporting. Most users pick up on navigation very quickly and are excited to be able to view their data from many different perspectives. Simplicity in use for end users with a powerful data warehouse and ETL to provide the data to them are a great combination. Having it be a mobile solution as well was key for our user base. Customer support has been excellent to compliment the solution.

Cons: Very good solution overall and a lot to like here. If I had to pick something it would be enhancing formatted reporting, though I haven't seen many solutions that address this well today and also provide the benefits Halo provides in one package.

Recommendations to other buyers: Definitely add Halo BI as one of the solutions to seriously consider. It's a strong product with great customer support and a desire to get it right that exists across the company. Aligning these was key to earning and keeping our business.

Halo has unlocked the data from the Dynamics AX safe

Nov 17, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: Prior to having a BI solution we were like many other companies I am sure. Exporting data straight from our ERP system into mostly Excel based reports. This was not only time consuming but also led to many errors in reporting, often having more than one version of the truth. That is why we decided to explore what our options were with BI. During our evaluation of many different BI vendors/software we quickly saw Halo rise above the rest. Halo Source is everything you need from a data warehouse, and cube creation perspective. On top of that, it is using full Microsoft based technology which makes the learning curve extremely fast, even for those non-developers. A deciding factor for Halo was the data quality module. Everyone has some form of dirty data, but Halo has a solution for that. It was the only company that offered this sort of feature and was a major reason we selected Halo as our business intelligence solution. You absolutely do not need to know how to write SQL to spin up your own data warehouse and cubes for use with Halo Prism. On the topic of Prism it is very streamlined visualization tool. Drag and drop with as many visual options as you would need. Prism has allowed us to gain insight into our data that we have struggled see. We truly believe that this will be one our most successfully projects that has the largest impact since our ERP implementation, and even then this is really the icing on the cake for our complete ERP suite.

Pros: Support from the point of sale and beyond. I have never been sold a product where the vendor kept constant contact even after the sale and install. Halo truly cares about their customers and their product, and we look forward to a long successful relationship with them. Prism is extremely user friendly, drag and drop measures and dimensions to quickly and easily answer questions about your business. Only software/solution to address data quality as a key part of the ETL process. Solution experts who really know my business and our ERP system. Training was exceptional. Prebuilt templates to address industry specific needs.

Cons: Wish we could have moved forward with our BI approval faster. This was on us not Halo we just were not sure as a Business what we wanted. But once we had our demo it was clear Halo was our top choice. Power BI put a wrench in this process giving pause from our Executives, but once I tried to replicate some reports in Power BI and saw how large the learning curve was and that it did not include the foundation of any BI solution (a data warehouse) Halo again was where we turned.

Recommendations to other buyers: Halo offers the complete package. From the backend date warehouse, Data cleansing, Cube Creation, predictive analytics, and a slick visual front end. If you don't believe me have them do a proof of concept with YOUR data! This is something most other vendors will not even entertain. What better way to show value from your BI software than to evaluate it with data and metrics you know. Do your homework and call references, Halo gets nothing but positive praises from anyone I have talked to who uses it.

Nice program -- lacking in bells and whistles

Oct 24, 2016
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I joined a company a couple years ago. This software was the BI tool in use. I found it was not intuitive to use and was rarely used. As luck would have it, with personnel changes, I found myself as the main person to use. Since them I have found it is easy to use when used frequently. I have also found that other users do not use due to lack of bells....

HALO Review

Sep 08, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is a tool we've never had before within the company
Once understood, easy to use the date to see what we want to see
Graphical interface
Good update schedule each year

Cons: Speed of some views (however this is related to our server resource)
There are a lot of features for HALO, however we're only scratching the surface with this

Overall: As I don't have the kills in-house to complete a lot of the work currently, we've been leveraging the skills of the Darren. Darren is great at understanding what we're asking, and also looking at the bigger picture and offering options for things we hadn't even considered.

Moving forward, we'd eventually like to have training for myself and Lauren so we can start to do more of this work ourselves

Vendor Response

by Halo on September 08, 2016

Thank you, Steve!

Halo Prism

Sep 01, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The portal is very user friendly with lots of features. The ETL Tool is very good and easier to use than SSIS and other tools. Manu Ikkala has been a very knowledgeable and very prompt in his support.

Cons: The ability to show lots of measures against the time dimension

Overall: The overall experience of this product has been very good and satisfying. It has 2 applications. The webportal and the etl tool. Both are very user friendly and easy to use and develop in.

Vendor Response

by Halo on September 01, 2016

Thank you, Laura!

Great product that suits our business

Aug 31, 2016
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: Ease of use, easy to deploy, quality work of the developer.

Cons: We have had no issue with the product or with the service from Halo BI.

Recommendations to other buyers: Conduct a POC using samples of real business data.

Using Prism for sales, sampling and stock reporting

Aug 25, 2016
4/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3.5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Prism software is easy to use, simple to customise and change reports, data can be taken from multiple sources, reports can be distributed automatically. There are regular enhancements to the product. Halo keep me well informed about new features. Support for modifications is generally prompt.

Cons: No major complaints. A simpler way to email reports or choose specific data from reports and print to PDF or email would be good. Reports with quite a few calculated field can be slow to run. The report updates after every change you make - perhaps might be useful at times to be able to make several changes and then have it update.

Recommendations to other buyers: Ease of use is very important so people have confidence to create their own reports, otherwise they won't use it or will still want others to run reports for them and not get the full benefit of it.

Very happy with Halo

Aug 20, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very good balance between usability and functionality Relatively simple for business analysts and computer literate users to "own" the cube side of things Very easy for people with low/medium computer skills to analyse the data (presentation side of things)

Cons: I have nothing negative to say about either Halo Source or Halo Prism

Recommendations to other buyers: One of very few products we looked at that offered both the cube-building/data gathering with the presentation layer

Halo - great product!!!

Aug 17, 2016
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Integrates well, and has plenty of data input options.

Cons: Could still be easier for staff to build views. You have to be a little analytics orientated to drive the backside of this beast.

Overall: Great product - very powerful. If you cant think up an idea, this platform and the guys behind it can make it happen.

Vendor Response

by Halo on September 01, 2016

Thank you, Mark!

ABC Review

Jun 16, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Low maintenance and very good response time by Halo when needed.

Cons: Annual maintenance fee and the cost to implement a new cube.

Recommendations to other buyers: determine how you are going to use the data and by whom.

A must-have BI product.

Mar 31, 2016
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: Friendly and knowledgeable. Always response to your support request quickly. It's easy to use and easy your work.

Cons: Depends on Web Browser version. However, it's acceptable.

Recommendations to other buyers: Highly recommended for a 3rd party BI tool. They are committed to our success with their product.

Halo BI Prism Training and Support Staff Help

Mar 30, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: I enjoyed the interactive class that was incredibly informative giving me insight into the exact material I needed to learn.

Cons: I do not have any issues with this program. It is very helpful!

Recommendations to other buyers: I would simply make sure that you have access to all of the User Guides available. These have loads of tips and tricks that will get you working on those excellent, interface report views right away!

Very Powerful tool - Highly recommended

Mar 24, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: It takes a lot of the grunt work out of the ETL process when creating data cubes and a data warehouse. The program lets you pull in data from multiple sources and easily transform it without any knowledge of SSIS or Data Analysis. The front end prism product is easy to learn and offers many options for presenting you data in dashboards and reports. The product is also self documenting which is a major time saver.

Cons: It does require the developer to have a good knowledge of the source data and how it relates. Would be nice if it had more templates for pulling data from ERP systems like Dynamics AX. It does come with some.

Recommendations to other buyers: To me this product is actually 4 products in one. It is a data repository for pulling in data from various systems and sources and merging it into one database, it also takes this transformed data and can create a data warehouse for reporting, and it creates cubes for data analysis. Then the front end is a very robust BI tool. And as a bonus it also is a documentation tool, auto creating documentation for all of your data connections.

Halo BI - Useful tool that adds value to our MS CRM Enviroment

Feb 17, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: Halo BI has added significant value to our Microsoft Dynamics CRM environment. It is easy to integrate with multiple data sources for 360 views from lead to invoice. From a user perspective, I have found that users find the interface intuitive in building reports to meet their individual needs. The Dashboard graphic capabilities are a big hit with our users.

Cons: Would like to see more robust export capabilities in gathering views into a single report.

Recommendations to other buyers: We evaluated several MS Dynamics BI tools. Make sure you consider back-end capabilities that will be needed for sophisticated data integrations and translations. Halo has a great user interface, but also powerful back-end capabilities.

A Product that's Quick to Implement & Improving Rapidly

Nov 30, 2015
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: Training is top-notch, resulting in a very quick implementation. Email support is extremely quick to respond and very knowledgeable. Ease to integrate multiple data sources is shown to have been a high priority in development. Out-of-the-box data visualization capabilities are very nice. Most of all I see that the product is being actively developed and improved which gives great promise that each and every bug/feature request can and will be addressed.

Cons: Documentation could be more expansive. Creation of structured financial reports (P&L, CashFlow, Balance Sheet) is difficult.

Recommendations to other buyers: Contacting other companies to discuss their implementations was very valuable for us to decide that HaloBI was the right choice for us.

Impletented Halo to provide interactive dashboards on customer spend

Jul 07, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: Highly functional yet simple toolset utilising leading edge thinking and technology. Very simple, quick and cost effective to implement.

Cons: Not enough people know about it or understand the value proposition. Difficult to sell internally with such a low profile.

Recommendations to other buyers: Understand the unique niche that it excels in and don't try to make it what it is not.

Business Analyst quick review

Jul 07, 2015
3/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Easy to navigate, easy to change views quickly if a designer. Relatively easy for less experienced users to get around.

Cons: Flexibility of views is not great - the ability to manipulate to the view required still somewhat limited.

Recommendations to other buyers: Get your lowest end and highest end users to trial it, and see what they think.

Long time user - have seen the evolution.

Jun 29, 2015
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The best thing about this product is how easy it is to train our non-techie users. The vendor has always supported us and have worked to handle our needs and issues.

Cons: There are limited options for getting the training needed to enable internal staff to handle basic changes in the application. There is sometimes over-promise in the selling process.

Recommendations to other buyers: Make sure your users will enjoy operating the UI. If the business people don't come, your project will fail.

My Review about HALO

Jun 26, 2015
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Prism is very user friendly and understandable. Very very dynamic when drilling around.

Cons: Duplicates data during ETL and Prism takes a long time when dealing with big data.

Recommendations to other buyers: Look forward and think about how you will be using your data in the future and make sure this software still makes sense.

Highly usable for programmers and executives alike.

Jun 26, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: Prism is powerful and highly customizable. Source data is easily readable in SQL Server. The software is continuously evolving. Service top notch; a quick email asking how to accomplish something is often responded to within the hour.

Cons: A few nuances that have workarounds or functions that aren't intuitive, especially in Source. For some offhand examples: Ctrl+S doesn't save a project. You can't add a SQL Expression field if the datasource is Access (without fiddling with the source fields). Can't delete a range out of the processing log. I think there are occasions when right-clicks don't do what I'd expect. Just really minor things that trip me up for a moment and I don't think about them again until next time.

Recommendations to other buyers: BI quickly hands you compiled data on a solver platter, but you have to know what you want first. It takes a high level of understanding of transaction data to generate the right reporting data.

I manage and use Halo on a regular basis.

Apr 30, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: I'm a big advocate of Halo Source and use it to integrate lots of our disparate data sources. It was very easy to pick up and learn, after a few hours of training - I was up and running and continue to use it to this day. It's helped us significantly reduce our data integration and report authoring turnarounds. We're using it as a foundation to build our BI/A stack.

Cons: There's nothing I like least - the Halo team is fast and responsive and always keen on solving any and all issues we come across.

Recommendations to other buyers: It takes advantage of the Microsoft SQL stack so you're better able to leverage its capabilities without needing coders/ developers. Good foundation in SQL is helpful.

Halo Rocks!

Apr 19, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Great people to work with, easy and quick installation, super easy to use. Great ROI.

Cons: There is nothing to dislike about Halo. It's great software.

Recommendations to other buyers: You should definitely have Halo on your list. Our ROI was less than 12 months.

Great Inventory Analytic Capabilities, Easy to Use, Quick to Install

Apr 16, 2015
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: Fast, friendly, great support, phenomenal ROI, great training.

Cons: This is nothing I like least about this product and vendor.

Recommendations to other buyers: You definitely want to put Halo on your list. We were looking at a lot of other solutions, but they could only do part of our needs. Halo's end-to-end capabilities made the decision quite easy.