WebFOCUS Features

WebFOCUS

Information Builders' scalable BI and analytics platform

4.46/5 (151 reviews)

WebFOCUS Feature Summary

  • Self-service data reporting options for all user levels
  • Create, publish and share self-contained analytics apps
  • Manage the distribution and sharing of analytics apps
  • 3D bar/pie charts, histograms, data constellations etc
  • Support for native mobile app sharing to iOS and Android
  • Predictive modeling for making better forecasting decisions
  • Explore up-to-date data insights from multiple sources
  • Browse data from warehouses, cubes, ERP or legacy sources
  • Import data from multiple sources, export to popular formats
  • WebFOCUS BI & Analytics platform available over 3 editions
  • View critical metrics via dashboards and scorecards

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WebFOCUS Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about WebFOCUS's features:

Ray Cooper

Lots of power to make custom report

2018-05-22

can create reports from multiple data sources, can let users create custom reports from their own dash broads

Pros

flexible, data integration, support and cost, can design reports ans dashboards that fit all business units, mobile reports rock

Cons

needs some gui interface to make some task easier, can we make a better interface for setting up security.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Les Morton

Great tools, awesome customer service and support, obvious IBI is continuing to improve products.

2018-05-24

Insight, reports, Dashboards.

Pros

Modern UI, taking the complexity out of the process of ingesting data and allowing business users to create reports, charts, and dashboards to gain insight into their business.

Cons

Would also like to see more accelerators for the various business units to help accelerate adoption in our company.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Charlene Hovey

Great Customer Service

2019-10-23

Customer service is the best ever! Tool is fairly to use

Pros

Customer Service, easy to build ad hoc reports

Cons

Better data base for formulas to create define fields

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Mitchell Cohen

Reliable, Robust, User Friendly, and Flexible.

2017-08-01

Robust Reports and Charts; Business users can easily develop reports

Pros

. - 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.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Sarah Reynolds

WebFocus Review

2019-06-04

We are using Webfocus to review Health club data

Pros

The ease of development for new reportinf

Cons

Ad hoc reporting seems to be pretty difficult

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Ed Smith

WebFOCUS in an Enterprise Environment.

2018-10-11

We use WebFOCUS to primarily pull reporting and dashboard data from our Data Repository.

Pros

We have used it as a flexible reporting and application framework for many years.

Cons

Updating major releases can be time consuming for a larger environment.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Venkat Duripala

Webfocus is the tool, which can provide solutions for any questions.

2018-05-22

Pros

Using Webfocus, you can do the data movements, you can create BI Reports, self service repoerts and data analytics.

Cons

It has to be more advanced on data visualizations.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Heather de Jong

Other Dashboard Builders do it Better

2018-12-20

I use WebFocus to build push reports and dashboards as business intelligence tools for corporate users.

Pros

Everything is in one place in terms of accessing portals, widgets, and dashboard interface (Info Assist tool).

Cons

If you want to maximize user ease-of-use, as a developer you'll need to toggle between a few tools: Info Assist, WebFocus, and AppStudio.

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

2/10
Source: Capterra
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Michael Hegarty

Truly Powerful Platform

2018-05-23

Pros

Dashboards, Reports, FML, Visualization and Data Quality

Cons

Looking forward to new Power Users to take in User Data and add to Corporate trusted data.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Jeremiah lODISE

WebFOCUS 8x

2019-06-06

Great !

Pros

The ability to aggregate data from disparate sources for visualization is incredible

Cons

It needs real time data cleansing like address verification and geocoding

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Brian Stalter

Webfocus from a developers perspective

2019-10-03

I learn something new almost every day that I use the product. I am always excited to learn more about the capabilities and features.

Pros

Webfocus has some amazing BI capabilities out of the box. Drag and drop interfaces for creating reports, charts, and managing data are very easy to use and powerful

Cons

Troubleshooting issues is difficult. It often takes a lot of effort to figure out workarounds for things that seem like they should be simple.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Michael Williams

Amazingly versatile, however it does carry a significant learning curve to maximize that versatility

2018-05-24

Environment to automate regular reporting and to expand and enhance the availability of data to my organization.

Pros

The Active Format is a very unique offering allowing developers to give users the ability to drive their own analysis from reports through sorting, filtering, charting and being able to export their work.

Cons

Management will need a measure of patients and need to invest in users to learn, documents and carry that intelligence throughout the organization.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Tim Gillotte

Non-DEV Power User Tester

2018-09-27

Pros

Ease of use - easy to utilize existing views with minimum knowledge of the data

Cons

InfoAssist vs app studio vs chart vs report

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Ravindhra Sriramulu

The Best BI tool for Application Development

2017-12-07

Able to build robust Dashboards with this software

Pros

Data manipulation on the fly.

Cons

Needs more Marketing guys to sell this product. Need more Videos on internet for self learning.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Laxmi Vedula

Compared to prior versions it is becoming easy to work with new versions

2017-12-07

Pros

Webfocus is a robust tool than can very well handle high data volumes for large and transnational reporting Most recent version 8.x onwards the tool is showing capabilities of good BI tool

Cons

BI dashboards and charts needs more flexibility to develop (still not Comparable with leading Dash boarding tools).

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Marita Locklear

WebFocus Review

2019-06-06

I have worked with WebFOCUS for almost 20 years and I have watched it grow into the tool it is today.

Pros

I like that you can combine data from all sources into one single report or chart and the user will not know how many data sources were used or notice any lag time from retrieval

Cons

The composers still crash when working in them and it is not easy to modify a page once it is created.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Lauren Davis

Information Builders is great!

2019-10-03

Overall, IB has been very helpful to deliver our products. Customer support is great as well.

Pros

I love the customized visualizations and the ability to disconnect reports from the server to send to member hospitals.

Cons

Using the indocument analytics, I cannot always create the visualizations or filters I would like.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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James Lutack

Review of WebFocus from Young Life Employee

2019-06-04

Pros

Integration with other commonly used reporting and data tools

Cons

Clutter of icons during testing, hard to understand where which tools are available without extensive walkthrough.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Transportation/Trucking/Railroad company, 10001+ employees)

A Very Powerful Platform with excellent support

2018-10-31

We have made extensive use of dashboards, reports and business critical analytics decision making processes.

Pros

The platform is very flexible and deep in capabilities. There has been no problem that our company has not been able to solve with it.

Cons

The self service capabilities of previous versions have been more like developer tools and not intuitive for business users to work with.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Brian Nunes

Feature Rich & East to Use

2019-06-04

We are helping our clients with modern ways to look at their data to make real time business decisions that continue to propel their businesses to the next level.

Pros

From self-service to complicated analytic reporting needs, the WebFocus platform has fulfilled every need our company has demanded.

Cons

I do not have any cons with my experiences with WebFocus.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 1001-5000 employees)

The strength is in mining data

2019-01-01

The main use for me is to create dashboards. Dashboards being data represented in a graphical interface for quick-hitting analysis, especially by C-level personnel.

Pros

Specifically, the tools to achieve that are in one place and helpful in constructing pages to analyze data, such as dashboards. I like that I can take a deeper dive into queries by crafting my own WebFocus queries (knowledge of Focus 4GL required).

Cons

WebFocus does take some training to put together meaningful reports and dashboards.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Lindsay Gray

Excellent Tool to use!

2019-10-24

its a great tool and great people

Pros

the ease of creating reports or data visualizations, the ability to reach and get support if and when needed

Cons

The crashes 2+ times a week, need to save alot to prevent loosing what you have just built, but has made me develop great habits of frequently saving

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Bruce Cowley

Have used this product for 15 years.

2017-11-29

Pros

Ability to access data across the enterprise.

Cons

Nothing. Every time I've experienced an issue I've had it quickly resolved via online support.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Insurance company, 201-500 employees)

The Better Game in Town with room to expance

2018-05-23

I can produce operational and financial reports much easier and quicker than the groups that manage and develop the source systems the data comes from.

Pros

The latest versions of the product make user interaction extremely intuitive and put a lot of power in the hands of end users to create their own dashboards and reports from managed data sources.

Cons

Until very recently, there was not a good method for Source Control of WebFOCUS content. For any company that has their BI fall under SOX Audit controls, this might be a little difficult to deal with.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Gary Hanks

Information readily available

2019-06-04

Reporting on past performance

Pros

with webFocus we can easily pull the data

Cons

keeping my programs organized

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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