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2011 Product Review Roundup

ZL Unified Archive v7.0.2

ZL Unified Archive v7.0.2


Reviewed by Litens Automotive Partnership.

"The Unified Archive is a robust and flexible system that offers significant storage savings, without disrupting the workflow of employees. It utilizes a GRID-based architecture and supports full virtualization, meaning that the system operates smoothly and fits easily into the pre-existing IT infrastructure. Speed of search is another major strength, both at the user and enterprise levels."

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uptime software's up.time

uptime software's up.time


Reviewed by SIX Telekurs USA Inc.

"After quickly deploying up.time to more than 125 servers, we saw an immediate and significant cost savings in licensing and consulting fees. Time spent on monitoring and planning processes by consultants and internal resources dropped dramatically. We´ve experienced a 510 percent ROI from using up.time. We use up.time´s graphical capacity planning and server monitoring software for its reporting strengths, which provides both out-of-the-box and customizable charting to help us quickly understand efficiencies."

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Talend Integration Suite

Talend Integration Suite


Reviewed by Onboard Informatics.

"We needed a solution that would scale appropriately based on the growing volumes of data we integrate on a daily basis, both for performance and ROI. Talend was selected in part due to its high throughput, real-time integration and its parallel integration capabilities. A major contributor to our decision was that Talend is one of the most cost-effective solutions we evaluated for a small team."

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SAS Office Analytics for Midsized Business

SAS Office Analytics for Midsized Business


Reviewed by True Car Inc.

"Our return on investment has been significant. From data integration to predictive analytics, SAS made a quick improvement for our company. We were up and running the first week. Analysis that formerly took nine hours was completed in an hour, freeing up valuable analyst time for developing new products and services. SAS helped us optimize marketing campaigns, producing reports that once took two hours in only 15 minutes. SAS also identified fertile grounds for search engine marketing expansion. Since using SAS, search campaign revenue has grown fourfold while our cost per click is now less than half of what it was before."

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Remsoft Asset Lifecycle Optimization Solution

Remsoft Asset Lifecycle Optimization Solution


Reviewed by New Brunswick Department of Transportation.

"Remsoft has given us the ability to analyze and run different trade-off scenarios, compare the effects of what happens with more or less funding, and make smarter decisions. However, the greatest benefit of working with Remsoft is that we have fundamentally transformed the way the NBDoT manages its financial and physical assets by looking at the big picture and no longer taking the "repair the worst first" approach with our infrastructure."

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Predixion Software's Predixion Insight

Predixion Software's Predixion Insight


Reviewed by Suliexis LLC.

"We were on a tight schedule and didn´t have time for extensive ramp-up. It has compatibility and integration with the Microsoft BI platform, which as a Microsoft shop was very attractive for us. Predixion Insight fully integrates with Microsoft Excel, PowerPivot and SharePoint and accesses data from our SQL Server 2008 database. It also has disruptive pricing. Predixion Insight is available as a low-cost, cloud-based service with a monthly subscription fee."

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MaintenanceNet Service360

MaintenanceNet Service360


Reviewed by Westcon Group North America.

"Our teams are much more organized and can be much more proactive about the sales process. MaintenanceNet has done all the detailed data management work up front for us. It has harvested a veritable goldmine of business intelligence, which enables us to provide greater value to our clients while improving our overall service contract and technology refresh sales initiatives."

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Kapow Katalyst

Kapow Katalyst


Reviewed by PITT OHIO.

"Kapow Katalyst automatically captures data from our customers and freight payment processors and pushes it into our internal systems. C&C team members no longer spend time carrying out these routine transactions – and Katalyst has already paid for itself in improved productivity. Because it takes only a half-day on average to add support for a new portal, we can scale quickly."

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Jaspersoft JasperReports Server Jaspersoft JasperReports Server


Reviewed by Revol Wireless.

"JasperServer Professional lets users build their own dashboards. And because the Jaspersoft technology was built on modern open standards, we would be free to experiment with Web 2.0-type user interfaces, which our users most certainly wanted. Also, open source offers the advantages of community support, access to source code, the huge cost advantage and ease of integration."

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Information Builders WebFOCUS Business Intelligence Environment with Data Migrator Information Builders WebFOCUS Business Intelligence Environment with Data Migrator


Reviewed by First Industrial.

"We used the WebFOCUS Portal to create a customizable environment with lots of personalization so people can view particular property portfolios, consolidate groups, isolate certain geographic regions and so forth. WebFOCUS has an open environment that integrates well with other application development environments. The end user environment is very intuitive. After a brief overview, people know how to use it. Most staff members don´t need any technical background to use WebFOCUS."

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Infogix Assure Infogix Assure


Reviewed by Progressive Auto Insurance.

"The main strength is the system´s flexibility and being able to grab data from any application on our platform. A second strength is that Infogix Assure has the ability to operate out of the band, which means it does not affect our daily production."

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Host Analytics Budget Host Analytics Budget


Reviewed by Check Into Cash.

"The biggest strength of Host Analytics is its implementation of SaaS, which allows our dispersed users at more than 1,000 locations to access the system through a Web browser no matter where they are. Additionally, the flexibility of Host Analytics Budget helps decision-makers understand all options from various perspectives. We look at our business in all sorts of ways - by product, state, marketing area or branch operations versus online operations. We´re able to do analytics and reports that weren´t possible when using Excel."

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harmon.ie for SharePoint - Notes Edition harmon.ie for SharePoint - Notes Edition


Reviewed by Amway.

"Our employees now save a great deal of time using harmon.ie to share document links as well as access/store documents on SharePoint using library services like version control, instead of emailing attachments back and forth. If employees want to send a new document from their desktop, harmon.ie can automatically prompt them to save the attachment in SharePoint and send a link, instead. Within the first few months of deployment, access to SharePoint libraries from email increased overall SharePoint usage and reduced the number of email attachments sent every day by more than 40 percent."

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Embarcadero ER/Studio XE Embarcadero ER/Studio XE


Reviewed by Protective Life.

"ER/Studio XE really ties everything together for us. It´s an essential part of our project lifecycle. It can be granular for the BI team that doesn´t want to be bothered with the big picture. Meanwhile, I can see the big picture all the way back to the source systems, and that imparts confidence. In terms of specific features, ER/Studio´s centralized repository is a huge capability. It´s important to an extended organization like ours because we can keep data models and definitions in a central place where everyone can access them."

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DocuLex Archive Studio Content Management Software DocuLex Archive Studio Content Management Software


Reviewed by Parker Hudson Rainer & Dobbs, LLP.

"Easy to use and flexible, the DocuLex Archive Studio package includes a component called Office Capture, allowing quick capture and conversion of documents to fully searchable PDFs. Archive Studio provides an end-to-end document management solution - capture, management, workflow and archival. The product is fast and easy to implement. It is scalable from small to very large organizations."

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Coveo's Knowledge 360 Solutions for Customer Support Coveo's Knowledge 360 Solutions for Customer Support


Reviewed by Netezza.

"The search functionality is fast and intuitive from a user perspective; as a result, we almost immediately gained a 100 percent adoption rate within Netezza customer support. We could actually track a usage spike as we were demonstrating our Coveo implementation on a Web seminar for our technical account managers. The advanced filtering and dashboard capabilities allow us to look at our data and identify trends from almost any perspective. The live indexing enables us to track critical changes in customer status within minutes."

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Computer Generated Solutions Unlimited Mailbox Computer Generated Solutions Unlimited Mailbox


Reviewed by Georgia College.

"Georgia College reports that the system consistently meets and exceeds its expectations. It has enabled the organization to efficiently achieve a comprehensive and automated record of all its faculty and staff messaging. Based on their tests, system administrators are confident that the new disaster recovery capabilities will enable a full and timely system recovery should a crash occur."

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Composite Information Server 5.1 Composite Information Server 5.1


Reviewed by TELUS.

"With Composite Software´s Data Virtualization Platform we are able to overcome data complexity and disparate silos to provide the business with the timely information it needs to meet today´s ever-changing business requirements. The data virtualization and federation capabilities allow us to abstract data from multiple, different sources in many locations to produce a single view for our customers. While providing a common data publication and delivery mechanism, this layer hides data complexity from our reporting and other data-consuming applications via a consistent, shared set of abstracted data services."

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CLM Matrix's Matrix-Fast Track CLM Matrix's Matrix-Fast Track


Reviewed by Nektar Therapeutics.

"The Matrix application is very intuitive and easy to use. With a simple click of a button, contract owners and key stakeholders can easily access contracts and contract metadata. Effective dates, term dates, legal clauses, etc. are readily available. Utilizing the systems' automated alert feature, we have eliminated the need for manual monitoring of contracts. For contracts that require advance notifications to avoid automatic renewal, we have the ability to set proactive notifications to warn contract stakeholders in 30, 60, 90 or however many days in advance."

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Calpont InfiniDB Calpont InfiniDB


Reviewed by CaringBridge.

"InfiniDB has a high-speed loader that has really helped CaringBridge during the ETL process. We get 10 to 50 million rows of data loaded to the Pentaho BI Reporting platform in less than 30 seconds. Also, the familiar MySQL syntax of InfiniDB makes it easy to work with our data in different ways. For example, data stored in other sources can be easily moved into the InfiniDB tables for quick access for reporting."

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CA ERwin Data Modeler r8 CA ERwin Data Modeler r8


Reviewed by Axis Software Designs.

"CA ERwin´s model templates allow us to increase reuse and standardization, and they save a great deal of development time by using standard naming conventions, domains and even formatting options. Standards, procedures and best practices are critical to our practice, and we rely heavily on these features. The new visualization and reporting features in CA ERwin r8 have gone a long way in helping us increase communication between various stakeholders across the organization, especially business users."

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BP Logix Process Director BP Logix Process Director


Reviewed by Liquid Controls.

"Because our users work on many types of documents that involve multiple levels of approval, it was important to find a tool that would provide version control, track forms and documents, ensure seamless information access to both employees and our auditors and would have an interface that would be easy to learn. BP Logix Process Director has helped us to automate our business processes, proactively handle conditions associated with workflows, as well as to analyze and improve business processes."

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Bomgar Enterprise Remote Support Software Bomgar Enterprise Remote Support Software


Reviewed by SDS Pharmacy, Inc.

"Bomgar has consistently proven to be the correct choice for our remote support needs. Being able to see the screen, access a terminal window, view system information and transfer files all from one tabbed window is a major advantage in dealing with support issues. Security is another great strength of the Bomgar system. Given that we handle sensitive health care data, the security of our customers´ personal health information is extremely important to us. Because Bomgar is a self-hosted appliance, we have the ultimate control over all data accessed."

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Apica LoadTest Apica LoadTest


Reviewed by TransGaming Inc.

"Using the Apica LoadTest data, RightScale was able to configure different quantities and machine sizes, which allowed us to optimize server sizing and costs for the projected load. This level of analyst and reconfiguration would have been difficult to perform with non-cloud deployments and without Apica´s real-world testing experiences and scenarios."

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In the Information Management product reviews, customers describe their implementations, including their successes and difficulties with 25 tools in data warehousing, cloud computing, security, business intelligence, storage, enterprise architecture, content management and more.

 

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