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Halo

Supply chain analytics & business intelligence platform

4.45/5 (28 reviews)
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Halo is a business intelligence & supply chain analytics software which combines automated data integration, analytics, and visualization in a single platform, designed to meet the needs of a range of business functions including supply chain planning, procurement, operations, finance, manufacturing, sales & merchandising.

Halo allows users to import data from multiple sources, including database platforms such as Oracle, DB2, and SQL Server, ERP systems such as SAP and Microsoft Dynamics, and other business applications including QuickBooks and Sage. Data for various sources, both internal and external, can be consolidated in a single data warehouse, with support for structured and unstructured data from suppliers, vendors, partners, third-party logistics, and Internet of Things (IoT) data from sensors.

Halo includes a number of automated data transformation and manual data manipulation tools, designed to simplify and automate data cleansing, allowing users to combine data from multiple sources. Formats for similar item classifications can be consolidated, geo-coding can be used for address correction, and users can setup automated data cleansing sequences and maintenance runs. Once data has been cleansed, users can visualize any patterns, trends, and relationships with drag-and-drop dashboards and point-and-click drill-down and drill-up. Built-in forecasting and predictive analytics tools allow users to carry out what-if modeling, complex comparison analysis, risk scoring with likelihood and impact evaluation, and more.
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Halo Reviews (28)

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 All of my data in one quick view

We are starting to use Halo and we are excited with the results and possibilities that it brings us. It is certainly a key tool for rapid data analysis and decision making. We are moving towards an intensive use of Halo in several departments.

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Reviewed 16th of January by Eduardo Peters

 

 Good tool for analysis and decision making

I use the Halo BI to bring insights to the managers of our clients. The integration feature with ERPs and Maps are great. It's not just another vizual tool.

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Reviewed 16th of January by Felipe Furlanetti

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Halo Pricing

Pricing model: Subscription

Pricing information is available on inquiry.

Key Features of Halo

  • Data warehousing & integration
  • Standardized validation processes
  • Data cleansing tools
  • Automated data transformation
  • Manual data manipulation tools
  • Geo-coding for address correction
  • Data visualization
  • Trend, pattern & relationship highlighting
  • Drag-and-drop prebuilt dashboards
  • Point-and-click drill-up & drill-down
  • Predictive analytics
  • Likelihood & impact evaluations
  • Comparison analysis
  • What-if modeling
  • Scenario analysis
  • Big data analytics
  • Integration with CRM, ERP, TMS & third party systems
  • Internet of Things (IoT) sensor data integration

Halo Screenshots (6)

Halo screenshot: Halo includes prebuilt drag-and-drop dashboards for data visualizationHalo screenshot: Users can visualize data on supplier performance, procurement, defective parts, purchase price variance, and moreHalo screenshot: Data from multiple systems can be imported into Halo for visualization, analysis, and forecastingHalo screenshot: Visualizations are interactive, with point-and-click drill-up and drill-downHalo screenshot: Halo automatically highlights trends in the dataHalo screenshot: Multiple chart types are built into Halo

Specifications

Intended Users
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business
Devices Supported
Web-based, Mobile Web App
Supported Countries
Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, Germany, United Kingdom, United States
Supported Languages
English
Support Options
Online Support

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Benefits

Data can be imported directly from a number of database platforms, ERP systems, accounting systems, sensors, and more.

Halo includes a combination of automated data transformation and manual data manipulation tools, allowing users to setup automated sequences for data cleansing, consolidate the formats for similar item groupings, and more.

Users can drag-and-drop preconfigured dashboards to visualize trends, relationships, and patterns, and drill-up or drill-down to view data at different levels.

The forecasting and predictive analytics tools in Halo include what-if modeling, complex comparison analysis, impact and likelihood evaluation, risk scoring, and more.

Data from multiple sources is collected and stored in a single location, where users can share knowledge, collaborate, carry out analysis, and create reports.

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Eduardo Peters

All of my data in one quick view

16/01/2017

We are starting to use Halo and we are excited with the results and possibilities that it brings us. It is certainly a key tool for rapid data analysis and decision making. We are moving towards an intensive use of Halo in several departments.

Pros

The Halo analytics tools are quite nice to use from building cubes to using the results. At various points, it is quite intuitive.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Halo

Know your data sources well. Understand what and how you want the results before you start building.

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Felipe Furlanetti

Good tool for analysis and decision making

16/01/2017

I use the Halo BI to bring insights to the managers of our clients. The integration feature with ERPs and Maps are great. It's not just another vizual tool.

Pros

Good for any size of company, easy to implement, Prebuilt for ERP / CRM, Prebuilt templates for our industries and for our clients.

Cons

There is not a negative point

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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Rob McAdams

Rmcadams Getix

16/01/2017

Very good training, easy to understand product and Prism looks great

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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Wilhelm Evans

My Experience thus far

10/01/2017

From the start of training to support afterward, I've been completely impressed. This product is honestly amazing. I have never seen a company provide the level of support with the almost instant response times from their support team. Not to mention the politeness and knowledge provided. Halo truly provides more than they advertise.

Pros

Ease of use - once you get into using it, you get hooked on what can be done. Security - as an administrator I decide who sees what and at what level. Prebuilt to my needs - haven't found what it can't do yet or what the great support team can't help us with.

Cons

What do I like least about this product. Well nothing so far. The only limitation when creating a View is your imagination.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Halo

Absolutely and without question, use the Halo Support Team. They are the best.

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Brent Glendening

Halo exceeds with lstest release of thier BI solution

16/12/2016

Halo delivers a premium BI solution that is more that just easy to use, state of Art solution. The products time to value is fantastic you can have BI dashboards available in half the time of many competitors, and can be supported by users in the departments with little support from IT. We really were excited about the pre-built interfaces to many of the standard ERP and CRM solutions, along with Standard view templates by industry and company departments requirements. With the most recent release they know have predictive analytics to allow you to forecast "look forward" trends based upon industry standard predictive models.

Pros

I feel the customer support and quality of the software is fantastic. we have gone through 6 upgrades without issues, and the support was working with us every step of the way, without any extra costs other than the annual maintenance. The other real benefit we experienced was the ability to import data from multiple sets of systems, integrate them into one cohesive data set, validate the data, and deliver actionable prebuild templates for our industry.

Cons

As Halo grows the software is getting better and better, they are investing heavily with industry experts and is becoming a Tier one supplier with more knowledge than just another BI platform.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Halo

in the selection process take advantage of the proof-of-concept sales process. If / when you select their software take advantage of their industry experts and potentially some of the consulting expertise to get some very quick wins. you will see results in days/weeks not Months & Quarters of many of their competitors.

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Daniel Erickson

Not just a product, a solution!

17/11/2016

Halo BI has developed a fantastic product for solving the analytical problems a company typically encounters. Pairing a strong data engine (data warehouse, ETL) with an easy-to-use front end they've created a solution that we embraced quickly and appeased both the technical data guru's and the data consumers who just want to drag, drop, point and click. Mobile reporting and the ability to handle forecasting round out the offering nicely.

Pros

Easy-to-use front end for dashboarding and reporting. Most users pick up on navigation very quickly and are excited to be able to view their data from many different perspectives. Simplicity in use for end users with a powerful data warehouse and ETL to provide the data to them are a great combination. Having it be a mobile solution as well was key for our user base. Customer support has been excellent to compliment the solution.

Cons

Very good solution overall and a lot to like here. If I had to pick something it would be enhancing formatted reporting, though I haven't seen many solutions that address this well today and also provide the benefits Halo provides in one package.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Halo

Definitely add Halo BI as one of the solutions to seriously consider. It's a strong product with great customer support and a desire to get it right that exists across the company. Aligning these was key to earning and keeping our business.

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T. Eric Ervin

Halo has unlocked the data from the Dynamics AX safe

17/11/2016

Prior to having a BI solution we were like many other companies I am sure. Exporting data straight from our ERP system into mostly Excel based reports. This was not only time consuming but also led to many errors in reporting, often having more than one version of the truth. That is why we decided to explore what our options were with BI. During our evaluation of many different BI vendors/software we quickly saw Halo rise above the rest. Halo Source is everything you need from a data warehouse, and cube creation perspective. On top of that, it is using full Microsoft based technology which makes the learning curve extremely fast, even for those non-developers. A deciding factor for Halo was the data quality module. Everyone has some form of dirty data, but Halo has a solution for that. It was the only company that offered this sort of feature and was a major reason we selected Halo as our business intelligence solution. You absolutely do not need to know how to write SQL to spin up your own data warehouse and cubes for use with Halo Prism. On the topic of Prism it is very streamlined visualization tool. Drag and drop with as many visual options as you would need. Prism has allowed us to gain insight into our data that we have struggled see. We truly believe that this will be one our most successfully projects that has the largest impact since our ERP implementation, and even then this is really the icing on the cake for our complete ERP suite.

Pros

Support from the point of sale and beyond. I have never been sold a product where the vendor kept constant contact even after the sale and install. Halo truly cares about their customers and their product, and we look forward to a long successful relationship with them. Prism is extremely user friendly, drag and drop measures and dimensions to quickly and easily answer questions about your business. Only software/solution to address data quality as a key part of the ETL process. Solution experts who really know my business and our ERP system. Training was exceptional. Prebuilt templates to address industry specific needs.

Cons

Wish we could have moved forward with our BI approval faster. This was on us not Halo we just were not sure as a Business what we wanted. But once we had our demo it was clear Halo was our top choice. Power BI put a wrench in this process giving pause from our Executives, but once I tried to replicate some reports in Power BI and saw how large the learning curve was and that it did not include the foundation of any BI solution (a data warehouse) Halo again was where we turned.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Halo

Halo offers the complete package. From the backend date warehouse, Data cleansing, Cube Creation, predictive analytics, and a slick visual front end. If you don't believe me have them do a proof of concept with YOUR data! This is something most other vendors will not even entertain. What better way to show value from your BI software than to evaluate it with data and metrics you know. Do your homework and call references, Halo gets nothing but positive praises from anyone I have talked to who uses it.

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martin monkewicz

Nice program -- lacking in bells and whistles

24/10/2016

I joined a company a couple years ago. This software was the BI tool in use. I found it was not intuitive to use and was rarely used. As luck would have it, with personnel changes, I found myself as the main person to use. Since them I have found it is easy to use when used frequently. I have also found that other users do not use due to lack of bells....

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Steve Killgour

HALO Review

08/09/2016

As I don't have the kills in-house to complete a lot of the work currently, we've been leveraging the skills of the Darren. Darren is great at understanding what we're asking, and also looking at the bigger picture and offering options for things we hadn't even considered. Moving forward, we'd eventually like to have training for myself and Lauren so we can start to do more of this work ourselves

Pros

It is a tool we've never had before within the company Once understood, easy to use the date to see what we want to see Graphical interface Good update schedule each year

Cons

Speed of some views (however this is related to our server resource) There are a lot of features for HALO, however we're only scratching the surface with this

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from Halo


Thank you, Steve!

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Laura Turboia

Halo Prism

01/09/2016

The overall experience of this product has been very good and satisfying. It has 2 applications. The webportal and the etl tool. Both are very user friendly and easy to use and develop in.

Pros

The portal is very user friendly with lots of features. The ETL Tool is very good and easier to use than SSIS and other tools. Manu Ikkala has been a very knowledgeable and very prompt in his support.

Cons

The ability to show lots of measures against the time dimension

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from Halo


Thank you, Laura!

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