Evisions

Argos

4.5 / 5 59 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Institutions of Higher Education worldwide. Typical departments include Registrar, Finance, Advancement, Financial Aid, IT, HR and Institutional Research.


Average Ratings

59 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Evisions
  • evisions.com
  • United States

About Argos

Evisions Argos is a complete enterprise reporting solutions that fits all needs, from ad-hoc queries to more advanced analytics and dashboards - without requiring additional tools or a middle layer. The user-friendly interface and report designer, along with the fact that it's a full SQL tool supporting insert, update, and delete operations, enable Argos to deliver the insights needed to make timely, better-informed, data-driven decisions.


Argos Features

  • Admissions Management
  • Alumni Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Curriculum Management
  • Faculty / Staff Management
  • Financial Aid Management
  • Fundraising Management
  • Housing Management
  • Scheduling
  • Student Information / Records
  • Student Portal
  • 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
  • Academic Reporting
  • Admissions Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Behavior Management
  • Bookstore Management
  • Cafeteria Management
  • Classroom Management
  • Clinic Management
  • Curriculum Management
  • Enrollment Management
  • Event Calendar
  • Facility Management
  • Faculty / Staff Management
  • Financial Management
  • Fundraising Management
  • Higher Education
  • Housing Management
  • Independent / Private
  • K-12
  • Library Management
  • Parent Portal
  • Scheduling
  • School District
  • Special Education
  • Student Information / Records
  • Student Portal

Argos Reviews Recently Reviewed!


A bit frustrating as a second-level user in an organization, but provides valuable information!

Jun 19, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I have use this software as a part of my Lead Support role at Lansing Community College. It is very handy to have access to information that pulled real-time from our college's student information system, and it has a LOT of flexibility in the way that you can set up and run reports to meet your statistical needs.

Cons: I am a second-level user in the fact that I can run reports, but I do not have administrative access to the software. For me, it tends to get a bit frustrating when I want more advanced information and I have to get a response from elsewhere in the organization to create a report that fits my needs. I don't think this software is particularly intuitive either. I am really adept at learning software, so I caught on quickly, but I often find myself training other people in our office, especially at ways to manipulate the reports to generate the information that you want. It sometimes takes a few tries to find and generate things in a format that works well!

Overall: This software provides real-time access to data and statistics and provides a lot of flexibility in reporting options, so that you can get the information in a format that works for your needs!

The potential is great.

May 14, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I was very happy to find how knowledgeable technical support is. There wasn't a question that was'st ansnwered until it was clear.

Cons: I can only select one type of output at a time per report. Our users expect to have at least two types, a txt/pdf and an excel file.

Argos is a reasonable report software at a good price.

May 10, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This is more of a budget reporting software. The best part of Argos is that it is inexpensive. For regular simple reports this is a great software to use at the enterprise level.

Cons: The software is targeted for simple and repetitive reports for regular users and hits that target well. The software seems to struggle with advanced reporting needs and other software should be used for complex reporting.

Overall: Good software for my regular reports.

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Experienced user and developer. Satisfied customer.

Apr 22, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Argos has allowed us to deliver data and information to users in a consistent fashion. It's an agile software, and is flexible which allows developers to meet most user needs.

Cons: Takes a lot of time to develop properly. Must build report development into operations, which can cause bottlenecks given the amount of time it takes to properly gather requirements and build datablocks/reports.

Overall: Improved access to data from all campus databases.

Argos is an easy to use software, great support and customer service.

Apr 20, 2018
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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Pros: 1. Easy to create reports for different areas
2. Non-technical users also learn it fast
3. Unlimited number of users

Cons: 1. Not being able to connect to different data sources in one datablock.
2. Not being able to add more than one query in the Report Query tab.

Not bad

Apr 19, 2018
4/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Fairly flexible when you know what you're doing. Reporting is good. Using it as an application front end takes imagination.

Cons: "Data aware" checkboxes and radio buttons that aren't really data-aware.
Report design is tedious.
Online help system is almost useless.

Excellent and stable reporting software.

Apr 18, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Argos is able to handle large amount of data from variety of sources. It is flexible and end-user friendly.

Cons: Visualization of data is limited, and formatting documents for printing is time consuming. In order to take full advantage of it, proficiencies in SQL is a must.

Overall: Stable reporting tool.

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Overall Argos is a great reporting tool. It has many features to meet different needs.

Apr 17, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love the easy bursting to send reports and the option to ftp the reports. The flexibility of the extract reports to format exactly how you need in different sections is great. I like being able to develop the SQL code into another tool and drop it into Argos to make it look pretty and add further functionality with the data sets. The library of objects saves a lot of time for elements that needs to be used in multiple dashboards. I love that they just keep making the product better all the time and are responsive to enhancement requests from users.

Cons: I wish it had an output to Excel format where some formatting could be included. I'm also looking forward to them being compatible with SAML log in capability.

Overall: Being able to distribute to many users more user friendly reports, more flexibility in report distribution options and robust functionality.

We currently use Argos for our adjunct faculty contracts and the process has been pretty smooth.

Apr 17, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Once you have the dashboard set up, running programs is quite easy. I really like the ease of retrieving historical data and the way Argos keeps track of each step we make so that when a faculty member calls, we can quickly look to see that a contract was issued and an e-mail was sent.

Cons: You really need to have some technical background or experience to be able to understand how the fields and information comes together.

Overall: We had some turnover in our HR department, and without implementing the Banner FLAC process using Argos to generate e-mails and faculty contracts, I don't know what we would have done.

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Argos replaced Crystal for most our customers on campus. Evisions is an outstanding company.

Apr 17, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The customer service is the best in the business at Evisions. There are a ton of training videos that help in the transition and ongoing use. There a 2 options for creating data blocks with one being for visual users with drag and drop and the other being for more technical users with entering SQL. A lot of our previous Crystal reports could be transferred quickly to Argos with minimal additional work.

Cons: Although most of our reports could be transferred quickly, some could not. This led to an entire department staying with Crystal. Their reports were too complicated to move in an efficient manner. There are some limitations to what you can do in the reports, but Evisions does listen to their customers, so updates are done frequently.

Overall: Argos allows us to create reports from different databases on campus.

Allowed us to get some necessary Enterprise reporting up and running quickly

Apr 17, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: We found the software made it quick and easy to produce customized institutional reports. that our ERP did not provide out of the box.

Cons: WEE found that queries sometimes take longer than while performing the same query in a PL/SQL session.

Overall: Allowed us to quickly resolve pain points in reporting needs following the implementation of Banner Student and Banner Finance.

Single Office, not full enterprise/institutional product

Apr 16, 2018
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Affordable, great for a single user wanting to automate their processes, challenging to get it standardized across the entire organization

Cons: Lacks SAML security. CAS is not enough. Multi-Factor Authentication needs to be a minimum, especially if you are intending this to connect to a production database and write back into the database

I am the sole report writer for the school I work for.

Apr 16, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the way it is designed where you can create datablocks to hold multiple reports, charts and olaps

Cons: I have used several other report writer tools and I find Argos to not be as intuitive as it can be.

Overall: The benefit of having datablocks to store dashboards, reports, charts and olap cubes all in one place.

New user, from a school using Argos in ad-hoc manner. Will have better feedback next year.

Apr 16, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I like the potential of canned reports, scheduled emails, bursting. Have yet to implement these features.

Cons: Without better institutional support, it has been difficult to navigate on my own how to better use the software. We learned a lot from the conference and hope to be in a better place a year from now.

Overall: I'm not sure yet. I will have better info a 6 months to a year from now.

Report writing and analytics in one place

Apr 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: The process of report writing is easy and simple, once your data block is created. The process is pretty pain free, provided you know a SQL and where your data is at. There is a lot of help available from the company as well as other users.

Cons: Even with help, the learning curve for this software may be steep, depending of what you want to accomplish in the end.

Overall: Report writing and analytics.

Argos is a solid reporting tool with enterprise pricing.

Apr 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I enjoy the overall functionality offering. It provides not just CSV and banded reporting but the forms allow interactive functionality like drill downs and you can even building simple applications in Argos.

Cons: The visualizations are functional but dated looking and limited. Expanding the type of charts offered and options on them would go a long way towards modernizing it. I also dislike the lack of all colour in the interface, occasionally having some red for a delete or cancel icon would be nice.

It's a fairly robust reporting tool. It isn't perfect but it is quite useful.

Apr 16, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I would have to say that I like that has a lot of useful features. I feel like creating reports is easier than using SSRS. I like the ease of setting up automatic emails as well.

Cons: I feel like the statistical charts and graphs are clunkier than tableau. I would like to see better analytics overall.

As a developer, I use Argos to support the users and it is easy to learn and develop nice reports.

Apr 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: I like scheduling jobs, generating CSV outputs. I wish to utilize all other sophisticated features which updates/inserts records.
Also I really like the customer service, when I need help they are always very helpful and kind!

Cons: I don't like using tables to genrate a data block, I prefer free SQL instead. And there are some minor differences in Argos SQL.

Overall: Having Argos, I don't have to write reports in Oracle Reports.

Very helpful - converted all of our reports

Apr 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to navigate, flexibility in design, great customer support. We were able to convert all of our reports from a more cumbersome software system.

Cons: Wish that report formulas accepted SQL operators IN and LIKE, instead of requiring nested IFs. Also would like more formatting options on extract (Excel-style) reports.

Overall: We were able to convert reports from another software system and make them easier to use and maintain. Some functional users were made Datablock Designers and Report Writers and are able to write their own reports, thus reducing the workload on the ITS department.

Exellent!

Apr 15, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It is easy to be used by functional user. having a version control is a great feature. easy to run through the AWV

Cons: To get better and easier integration with Banner self service. The current integration needs to be done through the application server and IIS. Once this step fails, nothing happen . this is what we faced and I hoped you provide better and easier solution

Amazing software that gave deeply experience with

Apr 14, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Speedy and friendly moreover very accurate as I can get the information you to date! I am so excited because it helps me a lot and facilating my job as it the best tool I deal it with.

Cons: Nothing at all! Argos is the best way for any type of users it can be more than successful method to get what we need in 2 minutes only.

I have limited use now using reports that were created for me. We are interested in expanding use.

Apr 14, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The ability to customize reports. The ability to use other reports generated by others in higher education.

Cons: None at this time. We plan to use reports on the academic side of the university.

Argos makes report creation super quick.

Apr 14, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: The ability that it gives to the stakeholder to actually create their own reports. Where as a programmer all I have to do is create the datablock and then for the most part the person requesting the report can go and drag and drop all of their UI elements to their report.

Cons: It's not so much that there is something that I do not like about Argos, it's more understanding what each tool is for. Argos is not designed for writing back to a database and that's fine. I guess what I am saying is that Argos has its limitations.

Overall: Time saved in report creation and empowering users to create their own reports.

Enables an easy end user view of the data in a format that is useful for day to day work.

Apr 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It is fairly easy to convert an sql script to a pool of data where you can create reports of all types for the end user to run on demand. You can select variables to create the pool or you can filter within the reports to get only the data the end user should have. You like spreadsheets, it can do that. You need to fill in forms, it can do that.

Cons: Variable functionality on some browsers. You can always get to where you want to be but sometimes you have to take detours with some versions of some browsers. sometimes it is a right click and other times you have to click on the tool button. Sometimes it doesn't show the whole list but you can type something in the search box and it will find it.

Overall: The end users can do their work by running their on-demand reports and not waiting for a technical person to do it. It is easy to add or rearrange data on reports. You can build unlimited reports to handle all the special requests for specific purposes knowing that the data is accurate.

Overall, I'm very happy with Argos. Its ease of use is its strongest point.

Apr 13, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like its ease of use the most. It's intuitive so once the SQL is developed, everything else falls into place.

Cons: As a technical person, I don't care for the visual developer. Everyone seems to really prefer free SQL. The trade off for its ease of use if that it sometimes is restricting. For example, the tabs are very small and there's no way to make them larger.

I use Argos to write reports and send email blasts

Apr 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I like the versatility. There are several processes that this software has helped automate. I was able to grow with my SQL abilities to go from visual design to a free type user.

Cons: "testing" is difficult. There is quite a few hoops to jump through to test it without it doing the real thing.

Overall: the ability to use argos to transition our office to have more information in front of each counselor immediately has significantly reduced the time it takes to package.

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Went to Evisions conference 2018, really amazed by Argos, looking forward to using Argos.

Apr 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Enterprise Reporting Capabilities
Task scheduling
Graphical Visualizations
Higher Education Support.

Cons: I can't thing anything, a lot of higher education institutions use their software, and the customers recommended about the dedicated customer service, its really impressive.

Overall: Enterprise Reporting
Graphic Data Visualization
Task Scheduling.

Excellent solution for all our reporting needs. Easy to use for developers and end users.

Apr 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: One of the biggest advantages of Argos is the ability to combine different data sources into a single report. This enable us to create reports that marries data from different sources like Oracle, SQL, mySQL, mariaDB etc.

Cons: There's not much to say about things I don't like too much about Argos. There's always room for improvement in all areas. Probably charting was the one where they were not making too much progress but the latest updates updated the charting in Argos and now it looks more modern.

Overall: No matter where our data source was, we were able to connect to it and create reports in Argos. This way we were able to centralize all reporting making Argos our reporting standard.

Capterra-loader

In a world of expanding and ever changing technology options, Argos is a keeper.

Apr 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Argos provides institution wide reporting with a strong foundation, enabling both report developers and report users to get value relatively quickly and easily. Using a visual design interface allows for building reports based on knowledge of tables and fields without deeper database technology knowledge. Users can have shortcuts to get to their reports quickly and easily.

Cons: The software is every changing, which I appreciate, but our institution did not keep up with multiple updates per year, so I will have to step through each update to get our version current.

Overall: Users got reliable customized reports relatively quickly and easily.

Argos is a business intelligence tool targeted towards Higher Education.

Apr 13, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: People working at Evisions are extraordinarily experienced in reporting and educational use cases. This knowledge is incredibly valuable as we can dive right into the use case. So far, each of our questions have been asked by others and there is always an easy solution.

Cons: The software is still evolving and lacks some modern day features like Web Accessibility and the ability to code once and be able to render to any size monitor with a similar look and feel.

Overall: Self Service business intelligence and the ability to develop professional and accurate reporting on demand.

We have absolutely no regrets on switching to Argos. It is powerful, flexible, and easy to use.

Apr 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The ease of use and the flexibility. We are able to provide our end users a "one-stop shop" for many of their data needs by pulling multiple facets of the data into one datablock that they can manipulate as they need. Not only that, but select end users can also build communications (email) and send adhoc or on a schedule without assistance from IT. Our users love it and we love it.

Cons: Not being able to connect to more than one datasource in one datablock.
This is not something we would need often, but occasionally the need does arise.

Overall: Fewer calls to IT for data; Happier end users.

I am still fairly new to Argos but so fair it is ease of use.

Apr 13, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The most impressive aspect of Argos is the turnaround of tech support. The submission to respond ratio is fairly high. Also, Argos is building an evolving platform that include new and exciting features and functions.

Cons: I am still waiting on Argos to implement two-factor authentication. We place high emphasis on establishing a secure platform and the two-factor authentication will help in accomplishing that goal.

It has a few nice features but lacks competitive GUI functionality

Apr 13, 2018
2/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Good report formatting options with easy subtotaling and bursting features.

Cons: GUI is very limited and frustrating
Does not fully support SQL
Uses insecure JAVA that is not supported in most modern browser (IE only still allows this vulnerability prone language)
No ability to use JavaScript to enhance user assistance in request GUI

We've had nothing but positive experiences with Argos. The support and training staff are great!

Apr 13, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The thing I like most about this product is it's flexibility. There are a lot of things you can do with Argos (email blasts, scheduled reports, dashboards, OLAP cubes, etc.). In addition, the customer support team is great. Compared to other reporting tools, Argos is definitely worth its value for money.

Cons: One thing that I would like to see is the ability to pull from multiple databases in one datablock. I would like to see a feature with mapping datapoints, but I could see how that might make the product more expensive.

Overall: The software definitely helped with data governance as well as the ability to share data with other departments on campus. The main feature that most departments are utilizing is the ability to send email blasts and to send scheduled reports.

I was using Argos for more than 10 years, I am happy with it, it is a good report tools

Apr 13, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Argos is very simple to use and easy to learn, it has very rich of features that meet the requirement of my school. I like the free type of SQL statement most, because I am a programmer and had very strong skill of SQL scripts, therefore I can just write up the requirement by SQL and then paste into the SQL free type screen. The result return from the report is exactly what I need.
To develop a report a very easy, just a few click and it also has a lot of Graphic features available, that makes the report has with the highest vision effect.
Argos has a very good customer support and it can solve my problem in a very quick time.

Cons: My school is still cannot use single sign on to the Argo server, it may be something missing from the set up in my school. It is not easy and clear to relate the items in the variables to the form design screen.
When I use Argos to update Banner table, the DML set up is not clear, whenever user were in more than one groups, the lower privilege over written the highest one. We run Argos report in Oracle AppEx system, but whenever we change the Argos report, it is not simple, something like we need to re-compile the report and generate a new link.

Overall: Good and easy to use

Overall, Argos is a great reporting tool that is easily customizable and a breeze to develop in

Apr 13, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: *Ease of use
*Security permissions are very clear and easy to maintain
*You can develop charts and dashboards with a good SQL background
*Through the use of filters, you can create generic reports that are usable for several different business groups

Cons: *Charts and graphs can look a little dated, and the filtering logic is not inherent, as compared to Tableau or Qlik
*If using a lot of filters, you must code the cascading filter logic yourself, which makes it a pain if you have changes later on (adding or subtracting filters)

Fantastic product. Makes our entire staff more efficient and happy with their jobs.

Apr 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The tool is very flexible in responding to our greatest needs. We no longer need to train new staff members on our clunky database. Everyone pushes and pulls info into the database via Argos, including all gift officers. We have a 100% rate of use in our database among front-line staff members due to our use of Argos.

Cons: You need someone on staff to develop datablocks, so there is training involved. But this really isn't a negative...there's training involved in all jobs!

Overall: More productive, happy staff. Huge ROI. Facilitates collaboration.

Quick, powerful and intuitive software for database reports

Apr 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: User interface is incredibly intuitive while also providing great power and flexibility. Even users with no SQL experience can create complex queries using the visual designer. For experienced SQL developers, the text editor is available.

Outputs can be in the form of interactive dashboards with charts, graphs, indicators and multi column lists, or CSV files, xml data extracts, and PDF files.

The clever application developer can even turn this reporting tool into a data input application for maintenance data in your database delivering a user-friendly front end for end users.

One of the most outstanding features of Argos is the company behind it. Evisions is by far the best company to work with that a customer could ever find. Their tech support is exceptional: highly responsive, incredibly knowledgeable, never hesitating to offer a webex session and really dig in to find a solution. Software updates are very solid and dependable, saving us many hours of testing because of their track record of reliability.

Cons: The banded report editor is the weakest part of the software. It is the least intuitive and least flexible, only offering output in an often poorly rendered PDF file format. It lacks output options such as a Word file format, and forces you to construct your report output into bands of data, instead of a more flexible page layout format.

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So far, we have found it relatively easy for customers to use. It is less easy to prepare reports.

Apr 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use for report viewers. It is user-friendly, and easy to get exports out of the system. I think this is more a case of how we are preparing reports, but it seems the default is to export into Excel. I'd like to see more reports prepared on-screen, with the ability to export as a secondary mechanism.

Cons: Understanding Argos security and it's possible configurations. We attended some Argos security sessions at the eVisions conference this past Saturday. I left feeling a bit more confused than when I went in.

Overall: Ease of use for end users. Somewhat easy to prepare reports. Similarity to existing reporting software makes report preparation somewhat easy.

Argos has allowed us to improve our reporting abilities across campus

Apr 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I like that we (ITS) can now saw 'Yes' to our end users more often than 'No.' Our functional users have taken on more of the report writing function than they could with our previous tool.

Cons: I'd like Argos better if there were seamless integration with Active Directory. Managing security at the user level and at the folder level is cumbersome.

Powerful tool.

Apr 13, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I can have reports available for functional users of me department with one click. Different charts can be created. Olap cube is very helpful. We do our admission letters with this product. Recently created probation and warning letters.



Cons: When our central IT has problem in nightly ODS update.







Overall: One click reports for my department.





I used Argos to build the dashboard. It's not easy to use. You should have SQL background.

Apr 12, 2018
4/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The olap cube function is strong. But the user need to get training to use it. We used Argos to build Dashboard. There are many strong functions we like, such as automatically report through email.

Cons: It's not easy to use, but it's possible to learn for the regular users. After we build the Dashboard, we have to give many training to the users of the Dashboard.

Overall: We connect the live data with the Dashboard we build using Argos. That live data make the senior administrators to monitor the situations of enrollment easily and save our team's report time.

One of the Best Tools we Use

Apr 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It's flexibility in reporting data from various data sources. It is very easy to develop and expose reporting to end-users, which frees up IT resources to work on other projects. The customer support is top-notch! Evisions listens to it's customers!

Cons: I really don't have anything bad to say about this product. Evisions is one of the best companies I work with, and Argos is the one of the best tools in our arsenal!

Overall: We are able to do a wide range of reporting--from day to day operational reports to analytical dashboards. It is easy to use and doesn't have a steep learning curve for our end users.

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I couldn't do my job without Argos

Apr 11, 2018
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: Argos allows me to respond quickly to the numerous requests for data I get each day, as well as giving me a tool with which to address more complicated projects.

Cons: Banded reports can be difficult to format. Lining everything up just right is tricky, and spacing gets weird when I use a lot of conditional bands.

Overall: So many. I use Argos for everything from ad hoc reporting to letter generation.

Excellent product and support .

Apr 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Dashboard capabilities. I love that you can build a functional web based online process as a dashboard.

Cons: I would love to see the dashboard capabilities expanded even more. I wish you had more properties for fields on a form to allow for better data integrity.

Overall: Easy to learn and use. Performs well and is well received by end users. Has a lot of flexibility.

Our institution switched to using Argos for reporting a few years ago and quickly embraced it

Apr 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Argos is exceptionally easy to use for creating both simple csv data extracts as well as more complex, structured reports with customization of formatting, images and more. Argos helps our institution by allowing users to be less dependent on IT to access their data and more efficient in how they use that data in their business processes.

Cons: The responsiveness of the banded report tool can be tricky when trying to develop reports. I've found that it tends to lock up or render slowly (sometimes the graphics flash/jump around on the page). When previewing reports sometimes the data rendered isn't right.

Overall: The ability for our users to generate a large variety of reports or customize their reports from a large data block. This has helped cut back on the number of requests they send to our IT department for queries, reports, modifications, etc.

Argos is an excellent tool. We are starting to implement this reporting tool.

Apr 10, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like the ease of use. A nontechnical user can go in and use a datablock and build reports and dashboards. Other institutions are able to share there schema and our report devolpers can easily configure and use this to build reports. The new graphics pie charts, bar charts, email bursts would be a useful feature for my institution. Evisions is investing time and effort for n making this tool better. I am excited to see the roadmap in the near future.

Cons: Would like to start to see integration in Banner.
I would like to see more canned reports
I would like to see more BI to be on dashboard, There may be some available on the coop
I would like to see feature like email, drill down options (may be delivered already)
Customer support and training available on web
Security based on banner roles or departments

Argos makes it simple to create queries and reports for review.

Apr 10, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Fairly easy to use for a functional user who has technical aptitude. Joins are explained in a simple way. The Co-op is essential and has saved time and energy.

Cons: Some navigation is not always intuitive, like creating the actual report. Additional prompts would be helpful when creating the a report from the datablock.

I have thoroughly enjoyed using Argos as a datablock designer, report writer and end-user.

Apr 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: My favorite thing about Argos is how easy it is to construct a datablock and get my users in it. With the use of a couple, saved library items, I can go from a blank screen to a fully functioning block within minutes.

Cons: I have no real complaints. I think the advanced charting functionality could use some updating, but the chart wizard handles most of my needs.

Argos is reliable, versatile, and capable of handling all of your reporting needs.

Apr 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I am a power user for Argos. I have used it in my position for higher education everyday for six years. The greatest portion of this product for me is the scheduler. I use it to send reports to email address, Box.com, and server locations. It is also used to send reports directly to the printer and to send mass emailed, individually tailored to each student or faculty member.

Cons: I would say that what I like the least is the limitation factors of connecting to multiple data sources at one time. This can be done, but it does take much longer to process.

Overall: It has greatly improved efficiency and accuracy in our reporting and error checking. We have also greatly increased our email communication through this software.

Great product for analysis coverage for the organization

Apr 10, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Evisions has amazing Client support and i like the direction corporation is going with APIs and access to cloud data

Cons: Argos Could have more functionality linking data block and the use of registering your own functions

Awesome!

Apr 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It has made pulling information from Banner easier and has helped us to improve/automate many of our processes!

Cons: There isn't really anything that I dislike about the software itself...just wish I had more time to get datablocks designed by IT that I need to make things work more efficiently in my office.

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The software is very easy to use, especially for non-technical staff

Apr 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Affordable, yet powerful, especially for a small institution. I love the Evisions team - they are incredibly supportive and customer focused.

Cons: Some things will work in Toad, but not Argos.
Also, there are sometimes funky things that happen with date fields .

Overall: Easy access to data. For me, personally, I don't have to ask the developers for data - I can write the report myself.

Easy to use with limited IT resources

Apr 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: We do not have to have an army of IT staff to fully utilize Argos. It has actually helped my analysts to more quickly learn how to program.

Cons: The graphs and charts are a little clunky to build, but they have awesome drill-through capabilities when they are complete.

Reliably brings data to clarity for end users.

Apr 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Our end users can quickly access data in the awv whereas in the past they were it here relying on myself or vista views.

Cons: Setting up connection string, tricky but I've mastered it after a few tries. It would be nice have the ability to integrate work flow through processes as some staff forget the Argos reports exist.

Great product. Better customer service.

Apr 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: They go above and beyond to be helpful. ARGOS has enabled us to streamline many of our data requests and processes.

Cons: It would be nice if there was some better error checking when using free type. The ability to check parenthesizes, that sort of thing.

Great tool. Use it all the time. Great staff.

Apr 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Ability to quickly create and schedule reports. Easy to share reports. Easy to organize your work.

Cons: Some features don't work as easily as I'd like. I'd like more options with the schedeler as well.

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I'm a user, and I have an easy time

Mar 07, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Pros: It's intuitive based on the keyboard shortcuts and selections I naturally make with the data I need. We have a lot of people in our database, and they all have different attributes that we need to sort through and target and filter. Argos is the first step in this and makes it easy to move along in our process. It's not an exciting part of my job, but I REALLY appreciate that it isn't a headache.

Overall: This software gives me no headaches, and that's the best thing I can ask for when I work with so many programs that sometimes do.

Keeps us grounded!

Feb 23, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love how we can mangage classes and students information in one place. Unlimited number of users and database connections. We also love the data outcomes.
The unlimited and free on-line interactive trainings really help. I am new to Argos so it helps. It really is a great tool in a large university. I also love have you can limit access to certain users as well.

Cons: The only thing I have a problem with is at how massive the acronyms are. We have to create a cheat sheet to find certain information. Nevertheless it looks very dated far as font and execution but it holds a lot of information.