We performed a comparison between Knowage and XLCubed based on real PeerSpot user reviews.
Find out in this report how the two Reporting Tools solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"I can't name the features the way the Knowage community calls them because I still don't know the lingo. However, I can describe them. I like the ability to join more than one report, set all fields on one end, and replicate that on the other reports. I like that a lot. I think it's one of the features that got me using Knowage. They have tables, and I like that too. They took SQL scripts and many other scripts and enabled them to even correlate with Python. That's also one of the best things about Knowage. You could also decide to get information per user role, and this is also a feature that I like in Knowage."
"The embedding feature is great."
"We can easily do our own customizations."
"I am looking forward to testing their full graphics that are available, as they looked very interesting in the demo."
"The dashboard components could be better."
"It would be better if more resources were available to help us learn how to use it. I wanted to use Knowage for a more extended period, but learning materials around the product were not really available and were not really straightforward. I've also seen inconsistencies between versions. For example, under the tools, especially in the cockpit, the way you create reports is now different. You will also find some configurations within a particular state, like a line chart, which differs from version to version. I think consistency is an essential feature in a product, especially for business intelligence products."
"The only challenge here is that it's a Java-based platform. It requires very high technical skills."
"There should be a better or an easier way to establish that connection to external sources."
Knowage (formerly SpagoBI) has a 14-years history. The actual release is the 6.3.
Knowage offers FULL ANALYTICAL CAPABILITIES, with a special focus on big data analytics and comprehensive support to rich and multi-source data analysis. Knowage provides different modules, each one focused on a specific domain but mutually combinable (Big Data, Smart Intelligence, Enterprise Reporting, Location Intelligence, Performance Management, Predictive Analysis). Moreover, Knowage is an OPEN SOURCE solution: the source code is freely accessible, everyone is allowed to join the community and build the own business solution to ensure strategic decision-making and improved productivity.
Knowage suite is supported by Engineering Group, the leading Italian software and services company, with about 10,000 people and more than 50 offices worldwide. Maintenance and support services (such as trainings, migration support, proof-of-concepts, etc) are provided by Engineering Group (KNOWAGE Labs) under subscription.
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Knowage is ranked 10th in Reporting Tools with 3 reviews while XLCubed is ranked 15th in Reporting Tools with 1 review. Knowage is rated 7.4, while XLCubed is rated 5.0. The top reviewer of Knowage writes "Open-source with great embedding capabilities but the dashboards could be better". On the other hand, the top reviewer of XLCubed writes "Connection should be simplified, but it's priced well". Knowage is most compared with Microsoft BI, Pentaho Business Analytics, Tableau, TIBCO Jaspersoft and QlikView, whereas XLCubed is most compared with Microsoft BI, Tableau, Jedox, IBM Planning Analytics and SAP Analytics Cloud.
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