Halo Reviews

Halo

Supply chain analytics and business intelligence platform

4.42/5 (44 reviews)

T. Eric Ervin

Halo has unlocked the data from the Dynamics AX safe

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2016-11-17
Review Source: Software Advice

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. 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.

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Supply chain analytics and business intelligence platform

Brent Glendening

Halo exceeds with lstest release of thier BI solution

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2016-12-16
Review Source: Software Advice

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. 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.

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Supply chain analytics and business intelligence platform

Brent Glendening

Halo's latest solution exceeds all expectations

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-08-21
Review Source: Software Advice

Make sure to take advantage of the proof of concept. This is when you see your data working in their system and it gives you a good sense on how you'll be using it on your daily activities.Software and support are great. Our company had several upgrades and we had assistance during each one. The main value is the ability to blend data and use the pre-built dashboards and reports. These allow to see value right away. Whole project was up and running in just a few weeks.

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Supply chain analytics and business intelligence platform

Laura Wimbrow

Halo is our answer to dozens of daily questions about our business!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-10-04
Review Source: Software Advice

Best reporting investment we have ever made! Great company to work with. Post support is unparalleled. Response and attention to our questions and issues is prompt and thorough. They keep adding enhancements and pre-programmed modules to keep us on the proactive side of daily business decisions!Browser agnostic Ease of accessibility for Remote employees Scheduled reporting Simple, varied Charting functionality Flexibility of using several types of data sources to combine data in one view

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Supply chain analytics and business intelligence platform

Daniel Erickson

Not just a product, a solution!

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2016-11-17
Review Source: Software Advice

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.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.

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Supply chain analytics and business intelligence platform

Laura Turboia

Halo Prism

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-09-01
Review Source: Capterra

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.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.

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Supply chain analytics and business intelligence platform

Grant Brinkhurst

Using Prism for sales, sampling and stock reporting

Reviewed 2016-08-25
Review Source: Software Advice

Prism software is easy to use, simple to customise and change reports, data can be taken from multiple sources, reports can be distributed automatically. There are regular enhancements to the product. Halo keep me well informed about new features. Support for modifications is generally prompt.

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Supply chain analytics and business intelligence platform

ALICIA CASTRO

Halo makes it easy for use to find to measure performance and find trends.

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-05-03
Review Source: Capterra

Halo software and support is great, gives you a good sense of understanding the concepts and functionality. I love it's flexibility and easy to use.This software is fast, smarter, and helps our business organize data. No matter how unrefined our data is, this software was created for the purpose to stay organize and track trends that helps companies make faster and smarter decisions.

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Supply chain analytics and business intelligence platform

Bill Wilson

Easy to use and well supported.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-06-27
Review Source: Software Advice

The broad range of connectors, and the functionality and flexibility of the product make it great fit for our company needs. The template database makes it easy to build dashboards by incorporating best practice measures by area of business.

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Supply chain analytics and business intelligence platform

Steve Richards

Highly usable for programmers and executives alike.

Reviewed 2015-06-26
Review Source: Software Advice

Prism is powerful and highly customizable. Source data is easily readable in SQL Server. The software is continuously evolving. Service top notch; a quick email asking how to accomplish something is often responded to within the hour.

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Supply chain analytics and business intelligence platform

Mark Rice

Halo - great product!!!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-08-17
Review Source: Capterra

Great product - very powerful. If you cant think up an idea, this platform and the guys behind it can make it happen.Integrates well, and has plenty of data input options.

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Supply chain analytics and business intelligence platform

Mark DeBower

Halo BI - Useful tool that adds value to our MS CRM Enviroment

Reviewed 2016-02-17
Review Source: Software Advice

Halo BI has added significant value to our Microsoft Dynamics CRM environment. It is easy to integrate with multiple data sources for 360 views from lead to invoice. From a user perspective, I have found that users find the interface intuitive in building reports to meet their individual needs. The Dashboard graphic capabilities are a big hit with our users.

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Supply chain analytics and business intelligence platform

Tracy Liggett

Easy to use BI tool

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-05-09
Review Source: Software Advice

Great product overall. Our users have easily adapted to using it and greatly prefer Halo compared with SSRS reports and/or connecting Excel to a cube. It still uses the reliable Microsoft backend (database engine, SSIS, & SSAS) and makes it all usable without having to be an expert in everything.Very user friendly for both users and administrators. As an administrator of several applications, I've found this is one of the easiest to learn.

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Supply chain analytics and business intelligence platform

Steve Killgour

HALO Review

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2016-09-08
Review Source: Capterra

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 ourselvesIt 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

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Supply chain analytics and business intelligence platform

Trent Aschliman

Value in all areas we have used this software

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-10-11
Review Source: Software Advice

Visibility in inventory production and finance. Value in planning strategy Metrics for shop floor goals.

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Supply chain analytics and business intelligence platform

Cindy Highbarger

Halo as a great business tool

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-05-09
Review Source: Software Advice

The Halo team was great to work with and provided superb customer support. We were able to do a quick implementation and were up and running quickly for our leadership team.I like the fact that the information provided is in an easy to understand format and you can quickly see if there is a business metric that needs to be investigated. Halo is easy for the leadership team to use and to do their own quick drill downs without having to ask IT for assistance. It is very intuitive. We view BI as a resource to point management to what to focus on and Halo provides an excellent tool to accomplish this.

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Supply chain analytics and business intelligence platform

Denys Lu

I manage and use Halo on a regular basis.

Reviewed 2015-04-30
Review Source: Software Advice

I'm a big advocate of Halo Source and use it to integrate lots of our disparate data sources. It was very easy to pick up and learn, after a few hours of training - I was up and running and continue to use it to this day. It's helped us significantly reduce our data integration and report authoring turnarounds. We're using it as a foundation to build our BI/A stack.

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Supply chain analytics and business intelligence platform

Wilhelm Evans

My Experience thus far

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-01-10
Review Source: Software Advice

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. 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.

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Supply chain analytics and business intelligence platform

Odhran McCloskey

Very happy with Halo

Reviewed 2016-08-21
Review Source: Software Advice

Very good balance between usability and functionality Relatively simple for business analysts and computer literate users to "own" the cube side of things Very easy for people with low/medium computer skills to analyse the data (presentation side of things)

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Supply chain analytics and business intelligence platform

Dale Polekoff

Long time user - have seen the evolution.

Reviewed 2015-06-29
Review Source: Software Advice

The best thing about this product is how easy it is to train our non-techie users. The vendor has always supported us and have worked to handle our needs and issues.

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Supply chain analytics and business intelligence platform

Mark Gilbert

Very Powerful tool - Highly recommended

Reviewed 2016-03-24
Review Source: Software Advice

It takes a lot of the grunt work out of the ETL process when creating data cubes and a data warehouse. The program lets you pull in data from multiple sources and easily transform it without any knowledge of SSIS or Data Analysis. The front end prism product is easy to learn and offers many options for presenting you data in dashboards and reports. The product is also self documenting which is a major time saver.

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Supply chain analytics and business intelligence platform

Jeremy Dean

Impletented Halo to provide interactive dashboards on customer spend

Reviewed 2015-07-08
Review Source: Software Advice

Highly functional yet simple toolset utilising leading edge thinking and technology. Very simple, quick and cost effective to implement.

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Supply chain analytics and business intelligence platform

Marissa Williams

Amazing BI tool

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-05-10
Review Source: Software Advice

We implemented Halo for our Sales dashboards initially. It has already helped us to identify areas where we need to focus on increased gross profit or sales campaigns. We are implementing with inventory next which will be a very valuable tool. I love Halo's flexibility and ease of use. It is very easy to create the dashboards and reports that you need. Additionally it is great to be able to drill down levels to see directly where the information is coming from. The automatic alerts and collaboration tools further enhance the product to make it very easy and relevant.

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Supply chain analytics and business intelligence platform

Jake Thieu

A must-have BI product.

Reviewed 2016-03-31
Review Source: Software Advice

Friendly and knowledgeable. Always response to your support request quickly. It's easy to use and easy your work.

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Supply chain analytics and business intelligence platform

Jon Bayorek

Limited BI Tool

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-11-08
Review Source: Software Advice

Great for a small companies making their first step into BI but maybe will be quickly outgrown, avoid if a mid to larger size company.- Simple BI Toll great for small companies or simple requirements - Fair price point for services provided

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Supply chain analytics and business intelligence platform