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Argos

Enterprise-level reporting tools for colleges & universities

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Argos product overview

What is Argos?

Evisions Argos is an enterprise reporting solution that has been designed specifically for deployment within the higher education sector, catering to colleges and universities. The cloud-based software facilitates the running of ad-hoc queries to more sophisticated real time analytics and dashboard creation, with no additional tools or middle layer required. Providing an intuitive UI with a drag and drop report designer, Argos also supports the familiar SQL insert, update, and delete operations necessary to delivering the insights associated with making data-driven decisions.

Key benefits of using Argos

  • Argos is a cloud-based enterprise reporting solution aimed at the higher education sector, promising a full SQL-based platform delivering real time ad hoc reporting capabilities for unlimited users.


  • A range of user types include Report Viewer for running formatted reports and exporting, Report Writer giving access to a built-in wizard for designing and modifying formatted report templates, Datablock Designer for building sections of data, plus Administrator able to manage multiple database connections.


  • Argos includes its own dedicated CO-OP User Community available to all users for sharing reports, Datablocks and also reporting best practices.


  • Advanced features include the Interactive Charting module with real time summary dashboard creation boasting visualization options including bar graph, pie chart, gauges and line plots etc.


  • Data protection and security features promise user authentication, direct ties into database security and AES-based encryption to keep the reporting process and the resulting output protected.
  • Typical customers

    Freelancers
    Small businesses
    Mid size businesses
    Large enterprises

    Platforms supported

    Web
    Android
    iPhone/iPad

    Support options

    Phone Support
    Email/Help Desk
    Chat

    Training options

    In Person
    Webinars
    Live Online
    Documentation

    Argos features

    Functionality

    4.2

    /5

    72

    Total features

    43

    6 categories

    Most valued features by users

    Reporting & Statistics
    Assessment Management
    Reporting/Analytics
    Third Party Integrations
    API
    Customizable Branding
    Data Import/Export
    Customizable Templates

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    Argos users reviews

    Overall Rating

    4.5

    /5

    72

    Positive reviews

    Rating breakdown
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend8.52/10
    Rating distribution

    5

    4

    3

    2

    1

    40

    27

    4

    1

    0

    Pros
    I love that they just keep making the product better all the time and are responsive to enhancement requests from users.
    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.
    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
    GUI is very limited and frustrating. Does not fully support SQL.
    The current integration needs to be done through the application server and IIS. Once this step fails, nothing happen.
    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.

    Overall rating contenders

    Overall Rating
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    • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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

    Reviewed 4 years ago

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

    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.

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    • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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    Powerful tool.

    Reviewed 4 years ago

    One click reports for my department. ...

    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 Rating
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    • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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

    Reviewed 4 years ago

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

    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.

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    • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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    Glad We Switches

    Reviewed 3 years ago

    Use this for course scheduling, pulling the semester Schedules in a breeze. We also use this for locating our majors and their emails in order to develop and update our undergraduate lietserv

    Pros

    This is a much better product than Crystal Reports which we used before. It’s quite easy to use! What I like most is that when you print out a data sheet/report on the last page it leaves a trail of how you got to that report. I also like that you can save the reports in various formats to ensure the data prints out accurately.

    Cons

    Our program is ALWAYS down so not sure if that is something related to Argos or the campus system/servers. But, we get emails almost daily that reporting is on hold until an issue is fixed.

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    • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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    Excellent Higher Education Enterprise Reporting

    Reviewed 3 years ago

    We use Argos to report out of Ellucian's Banner for end users. The software, for these needs, is reliable and straight forward to use.

    Pros

    The ability to have reports scheduled to run and be run on demand is vital for my team. I value that you are able to access the reporting platform via the web or an application. The application/desktop version is more robust and is my preferred option. Exporting reports to .csv's is a good option with data manipulation needs to occur. Dashboards in Argos are helpful for viewing records and other items without having to export data.

    Cons

    The inability to view the SQL logic behind the reports/queries is frustrating as an end user. I understand from a security perspective why this is not allowed. The web interface tends to time out on larger/more complex queries.

    Argos FAQs and common questions

    Q. Who are the typical users of Argos?

    Argos has the following typical customers:
    Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Public Administrations, Small Business


    Q. What languages does Argos support?

    Argos supports the following languages:
    English


    Q. Does Argos offer an API?

    Yes, Argos has an API available for use.


    Q. What level of support does Argos offer?

    Argos offers the following support options:
    Phone Support, Email/Help Desk, Chat

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