Are you evaluating Oracle as a BI provider, and wondering about alternatives? When recently placed head to head in ratings by tech research firm G2 Crowd, InetSoft won in a majority of categories, beating Oracle in 78% of individual ratings.
G2 Crowd is a Chicago based company that provides reviews on other companies' software products, targeting the CRM and marketing automation markets. It prides itself on being an unbiased platform where real users share their feedback. Data from peer reviews, web traffic, and other social media data from LinkedIn, Twitter etc. are fed into a formula that gives more weight to peer reviews over others.
The ratings are categorized based on the visual, analytical, procedural and advanced capabilities of the software. Below is a breakdown of the various categories in which InetSoft outranked Oracle, and the reasons why.
InetSoft's Style Intelligence leads the way in the general and user-interface aspect of the ratings, winning in categories such as Ease of use, Ease of setup, Quality of Support, Meeting Requirements, and Ease of Admin. Whether the end user is a non-technical business user or a power user building data mashups and white label customizations, Style Intelligence offers a wide range of functionalities in its dashboards, charts, reports, visual analyses, and predictive analytics.
It's intuitive tools allows for a layman to experiment with the software and easily create a dashboard or a report that fits their informational needs. Also, customer support at the business and technical level is reported as top notch.
Oracle scores lower than InetSoft in ease of use and setup because most find it to have a steep learning curve that requires the end user to be tech savvy. Although it has great integration capabilities with Siebel, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, Hyperion, BI Publisher and other ERP/CRM systems, the software does not always work with non-oracle data sources and is often reported as clunky and outdated.