ibi Features

ibi

Information Builders' scalable BI and analytics platform

4.48/5 (170 reviews)

ibi 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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ibi Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about ibi'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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Customer support

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

multiple tools to create BI solutions, although IBI is on a path to consolidate tool set.

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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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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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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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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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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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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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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Anthony Lee

WebFocus from BA Perspective

2020-06-22

WebFocus helps my team assist customers with visualizations and analytics for their business needs.

Pros

The ease to add and remove multiple data sets.

Cons

Steep learning curve when trying to convert the data to visualizations.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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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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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

Value for money
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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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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.

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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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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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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Debra Waybright

Powerful tool for visualizations

2020-06-23

We are creating scheduled reports, portals, dashboards, data feeds, and spreadsheets.

Pros

The web interface combined with AppStudio allows us to do things many other similar products can't.

Cons

My biggest issue with the software is the scheduling tool. It is great for individuals but not really an enterprise tool.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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Joel Chua

IBI Webfocus

2020-06-22

Pros

Flexibility of the product to be able to connect to multiple data sources

Cons

Programming knowledge to create reports.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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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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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

2/10
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

It's very easy to connect different data sources and start mapping your data and building intelligent reports.

Cons

Until very recently, there was not a good method for Source Control of WebFOCUS content.

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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

And I like the HOLD files that can be used during the report development

Cons

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

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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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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.

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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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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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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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Laurie Antoszewski

IBI-Webfocus

2020-06-16

Pros

Although I don’t create the reports or data analytics I find it is very easy to understand the process and what can be done

Cons

IBI has been very open to suggestions that will help us continue our analytics journey

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Eric Pung

Right product for the job

2020-06-23

Used across the University to complete data needs.

Pros

Able to report against many different data types in one integrated tool. Data output can be displayed many different ways (aggregate or summarized in detail or graphically).

Cons

End users need a good base of knowledge to do more advanced features. Easy to learn but does take some time.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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Larry Burns

There are much better products

2018-02-15

Pros

Offers a vast array of tools and sub-products to help achieve reporting goals.

Cons

Needs to be fully integrated into all data sources to get a good use.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
Source: Software Advice
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