Meraki Location Analytics vs Pentaho Business Analytics comparison

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We performed a comparison between Meraki Location Analytics and Pentaho Business Analytics based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two BI (Business Intelligence) Tools solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Meraki Location Analytics vs. Pentaho Business Analytics Report (Updated: November 2022).
653,584 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use.
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Pros
"I like Location Analytics' geofencing features for devices. You can manage thousands of devices with just a push of a button and deploy applications in seconds. For example, in schools, you can deploy an app update for thousands of iPads in just two clicks.""Technical support has always been very good.""In general, it is helpful because it allows administrators to see where the Wi-Fi and network services are being most used."

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"The most valuable feature of Pentaho is the Tableau report.""The initial setup is pretty straightforward.""We were able to install it without any assistance from tech support."

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Cons
"The biggest issue is negotiating the price with a client. That's the most complicated part, but the product is worth it.""I would like to see all of the features included in a single package.""The pricing is a pain point for us. It's a bit expensive."

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"We did not achieve the ROI. The work delivered to users had lesser value than the subscription cost.""Another concern is that Pentaho is not customizable or interactive.""The repository should be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "They have different tiers of pricing including one-year, three-year, five-year, seven-year, and ten-year."
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  • "We were lucky enough to find a Pentaho OEM partner who offered a data warehouse model and the ETL software for about 60K SGD per year."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Technical support has always been very good.
    Top Answer:The pricing could be less expensive. They should work on their price points. However, since it is such a well-polished system, you can see why they charge what they do. The pricing is different for… more »
    Top Answer:The pricing is a pain point for us. It's a bit expensive. I would like to still see it come down, as many companies just don't have the budgets for it right now. Mid-sized companies in particular just… more »
    Top Answer:There are many...It would rather depend what System BI architecture or Enterprise legacy you have at your end...I would recommend as follows:  1) If you have legacies of SAP, Oracle  - look for SAP… more »
    Top Answer:We were lucky enough to find a Pentaho OEM partner who offered a data warehouse model and the ETL software for about 60K SGD per year.
    Top Answer:To implement a logic we may need to use several components. In other tools such as Informatica, equivalent logic can be implemented with lesser components. To set the Java memory size, the… more »
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    Also Known As
    Pentaho, Kettle, Hitachi Pentaho Business Analytics
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    Overview

    Cisco Meraki's location analytics and engagement solution displays real-time location statistics to improve customer engagement and loyalty across sites. Data collected by intelligent Meraki APs is synced with the Meraki cloud, automatically reported in the dashboard, and exported to third-party applications via the Cisco Meraki Location Analytics API.

    Pentaho is an open source business intelligence company that provides a wide range of tools to help their customers better manage their businesses. These tools include data integration software, mining tools, dashboard applications, online analytical processing options, and more.

    Pentaho has two product categories: There is the standard enterprise version. This is the product that comes directly from Pentaho itself with all of the benefits, features, and programs that come along with a paid application such us analysis services, dashboard design, and interactive reporting.

    The alternative is an open source version, which the public is permitted to add to and tweak the product. This solution has its advantages, aside from the fact that it is free, in that there are many more people working on the project to improve its quality and breadth of functionality.

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    Sample Customers
    Ladbrokes, Neinver, Westwind School Division, The Salvation Army, Queensland Airports Limited
    Cargo 2000 Lufthansa, Marketo, ModCloth, Cardiac Science, Telefonica, ExactTarget, Active Broadband Networks, and Brussels Airport.
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Marketing Services Firm7%
    Educational Organization7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government14%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise57%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business53%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise30%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Buyer's Guide
    Meraki Location Analytics vs. Pentaho Business Analytics
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Meraki Location Analytics vs. Pentaho Business Analytics and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    653,584 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Meraki Location Analytics is ranked 13th in BI (Business Intelligence) Tools with 3 reviews while Pentaho Business Analytics is ranked 19th in BI (Business Intelligence) Tools with 3 reviews. Meraki Location Analytics is rated 10.0, while Pentaho Business Analytics is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Meraki Location Analytics writes "Great trend monitoring, easy to update, and extremely scalable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Pentaho Business Analytics writes "Great automation, easy migration, and a rather simple setup". Meraki Location Analytics is most compared with Microsoft BI, Rapid7 InsightVM and Tableau, whereas Pentaho Business Analytics is most compared with Microsoft BI, Knowage, Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services, Tableau and IBM Cognos. See our Meraki Location Analytics vs. Pentaho Business Analytics report.

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