2018-11-08T19:09:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your primary use case for Information Builders WebFOCUS?

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

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reviewer957315 - PeerSpot reviewer
User at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2018-11-08T19:29:00Z
Nov 8, 2018

WebFOCUS updates, the training, as I am working on a project that will be for each program. Portal for each program.

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reviewer957312 - PeerSpot reviewer
User with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2018-11-08T19:28:00Z
Nov 8, 2018

We provide disability data MI to our agency. Our environment setup with version 8 is under one server for all environments (DEV, VAL, Analysis & Production). We are currently converting our applications from 7.6.02 to 8.2

reviewer957306 - PeerSpot reviewer
User at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2018-11-08T19:23:00Z
Nov 8, 2018

Learning WebFOCUS because I am new to this MDE. I want to add a few more reports to WebFOCUS so end users can run customized reports.

reviewer957303 - PeerSpot reviewer
User at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2018-11-08T19:22:00Z
Nov 8, 2018

Report developer, Correction and Rehabilitation, Business Analysis, monthly report, Average Daily Population of Offenders.

reviewer957300 - PeerSpot reviewer
User at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2018-11-08T19:21:00Z
Nov 8, 2018

The Maryland State Department of Education will be using WebFOCUS to analyze financial data including State appropriation levels and financial performance in educational institutions throughout the State of Maryland. Later, WebFOCUS will be used to predict student actions and school performance among other reporting areas.

reviewer957297 - PeerSpot reviewer
User at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2018-11-08T19:18:00Z
Nov 8, 2018

Overtime; Transaction Times; Wait Times; State Stats Data Use AppStudio to create reports, deploy it to the portal.

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reviewer957291 - PeerSpot reviewer
User with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2018-11-08T19:16:00Z
Nov 8, 2018

Our hearing offices use WebFOCUS reports to manage SSA OHO daily workload. We also use it to do ad-hoc reports.

Real User
2018-11-08T19:15:00Z
Nov 8, 2018

We use production to develop reports and portals for the Department of Police - Montgomery County, Maryland.

reviewer957285 - PeerSpot reviewer
User with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2018-11-08T19:13:00Z
Nov 8, 2018

Developer for MI web solutions. Working on 7.7 now moving to 8.02 in a Windows environment. Working with disability MI and need to be able to respond quickly to Congress and field users.

reviewer957279 - PeerSpot reviewer
User at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2018-11-08T19:09:00Z
Nov 8, 2018

We have a BI respository and I use the software from a reporting and analysis perspective.

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Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Oct 4, 2022
How do you or your organization use this solution? Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences. Thank you!
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Raino Annala - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Architec at Gofore Oyj
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The solution is used primarily for analytics.
David_Hall - PeerSpot reviewer
Data Warehouse Analyst at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 4, 2022
At Blue Cross Blue Shield where I work, we have 54 different systems. They are divided into projects. We provide queries against either Db2 or Microsoft extracted data. You can write an SQL code against a COBOL file. You can type in there, you can read and write any type of data sets, big or little, and you can merge things. We're supporting millions of cases. People can go to our website and find every one of their queries. Every doctor visit, what happened at the visit, and that type of stuff. We also provide information for providers. We've also created things for groups and companies that are nationwide and have their own plan, with their logo and reports, so their HR people can access the information. Previously, I set up a series of WebFOCUS HTML pages that would run a job and query when you clicked on them. I worked at a university, and we could get any historical data about how many people were in a major for the last 10 years by gender, race, sex, or whatever. We could generate close to 800 different reports just with one prompted page.
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Oct 4, 2022
Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Information Builders WebFOCUS. What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
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Raino Annala - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Architec at Gofore Oyj
Sep 13, 2022
The solution can be improved by adding more automated options for reporting. I would like to see more user-friendly instructions for employees that only use the solution on a monthly basis.
David_Hall - PeerSpot reviewer
Data Warehouse Analyst at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 4, 2022
Their latest release is called 9.0, and they added some new functions. This solution used to get awards on the level of documentation before they were bought out by TIBCO. Lately, though, they're releasing the product with major changes that are not documented at all. We've caught them on that. We'll ask technical support, "Where is this?" They'll say, "Oh, it's in the manual." We say, "No, it's not. The manual's wrong." Then they say, "Well, here's a screen print showing...Yeah, that's wrong," so we say, "You no longer do that. That doesn't work this way. How do we do it?" Their answer is, "We'll get back to you." I've been fighting with the company support for the last eight weeks to document something that is not currently documented. I know how to make it work, but no one else does because they haven't posted that. The product gets pushed out and the information is sent to documentation, and the documentation says, "Yeah, we'll get around to it when we get around to it." If there were to be any improvements right now, their documentation needs to get in sync with their product.
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