WebFOCUS Features List

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WebFOCUS

Information Builders' scalable BI and analytics platform

4.5/5 (80 reviews)
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WebFOCUS Feature Summary

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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Time used: 2+ years

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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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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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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Nigel Knowles

I consider myself an entry level user. We implemented some of the dashboard functions for a client

2018-05-22

dynamic dashboards... a potential offering to my client base...

Pros

Dynamic dashboards are powerful with great visualization. Extremely flexible from a data integration standpoint.

Cons

I have heard that there has been significant progress with the embedded functionality so things may be better, however this has been my least favorite thing about the product.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Eric Martin

Ease of use and intuitive

2017-10-26

Pros

How is can mesh up data from disparate sources and produce "board-room" style reports and analytics.

Cons

upgrades are somewhat of a pain but are working on improving the process. Finding the right answers to upgrade issues.

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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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ron eisenberg

Great reporting tool

2017-12-07

Pros

It integrates easily with other data sources

Cons

The platform has a high initial cost which makes it harder to influence others in the institution to adapt.

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Customer support

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

WebFOCUS

2018-02-21

Pros

You can use to make customizable report, analyze the data and sent to your customers

Cons

It has a steep learning curve and can be overwhelming at first. I haven't found a lot of resources and tutorials to learn from.

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Francessca Bolds

I am able to cut down daily reporting time from hours of manual work to minutes of front end set up

2018-05-24

I gained insight to deep dives into data that would take hours to review in a very clean graph/ chart that gave me the ability to share instantly with my team.

Pros

This software allows me to do all my work on the front end and gives the ability to transform any report/chart/ graph, to another almost instantly.

Cons

I am very excited for the release so that I can integrate info graphics in to my day to day reporting.

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Larry Burns

There are much better products

2018-02-15

Pros

Many tools and charts and graphs are easy to configure.

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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Chantal Berthiaume

Great BI tool

2018-05-23

Easy dissemination of data and insight accross the organisation.

Pros

User acceptance was easy.

Cons

It might take longer to develop a report. Developers require some tool knowledge.

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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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eric shannon

Does a great job compiling reports

2018-01-27

WebFocus does a great job of crunching the data and generating reports.

Pros

WebFocus does a great job of crunching the data and generating reports.

Cons

It could be streamlined and made a little more easy to use.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Liessa Campbell

Real feedback based on real life experience

2017-07-25

Customer support is really great. Nice people.

Pros

Speed: “Instant” graphs and analytics is today’s expectation.

Cons

Yes, it's a BI reporting package, and it can be used for just that, but WebFocus can do so much more - and sooner or later you'll want the 'more'

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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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john bahe

Mixed.. We have evangelists and others that would prefer not to use WebFOCUS.

2017-10-26

turning data into information for business

Pros

We like how the visualization aspects are growing and the interface is getting a more modern look and feel.

Cons

Had many people complain about performance of the environment. Sometimes upgrades are tough and we have a lower confidence level that everything is going to work. People can find WebFOCUS hard to use and it can be hard to find WebFOCUS developers.

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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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Thomas Schnelzer

Love WebFOCUS

2018-05-24

Pros

Ability for users to do things themselves without requiring a trained developer.

Cons

Many end-users have trouble - they are able to write reports because the software is so easy to use, however they do not know the data.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Mitch de la Salle

WebFocus is easy to use, powerful, and intuitive

2017-08-23

We've been able to build complex dashboards/portals, and the tools are easy to work with.

Pros

The ability to easily switch between a graphical interface and a text editor.

Cons

The software is fine. If I can a con, it would be some of the junior customer service folks that weren't able to resolve certain issues. Overall, however, the senior folks at Info. Builders have a wealth of knowledge.

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Larissa Boydston

The suite of products is great, learning curve can be quite high.

2018-05-23

Large insights to data trends which were otherwise not noticed.

Pros

It's a wide open platform with endless customization options. We have yet to run into an issue that was not able to be met by the work done in webfocus. They're online presence is wonderful for tech support and forums which often find us most of our solutions to any sticky situations.

Cons

Upgrades happen quite often, so if you don't have a dedicated system engineer to devote time for upgrades, you'll be bringing in your system engineer that was provided by IBI.

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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Valerie Belec

I was able to create the visualization i needed for. Insights is very great!!

2017-10-26

Easy tool to plug in with our data warehouse as well as the many applications used across the organization.

Pros

I like the fact that you can create different filters that follow the chart .

Cons

Sometime functionality within InfoAssistPlus is not intuitive or user Friendly to use for some of the users. I believe that videos your team is working on creating and putting in place on YouTube will help a lot my users.

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Michael Lundy

Great tool for creating our reports for our dashboards.

2018-05-24

Portal creation

Pros

Ability to create reports through coding or though GUI interface. The GUI interface is pretty helpful especially while learning

Cons

Learning curve is huge but worth the extra work. Error codes could be a little more helpful. Sometimes when you receive an error you cannot tell what or where the error is.

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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