Datawatch Desktop is a business intelligence software solution that focuses on real-time data visualization. It consists of two modules: Datawatch Desktop Designer, a visual data discovery module, and Datawatch Desktop Modeler, which allows users to capture, transform, access and process data from various sources and in different formats.
This solution’s main selling point is its provision of rapid access to data through live data streaming. Regarding visualization capabilities, drag and drop features allow users to build a customized view of data and the ability to combine streaming and historical data, as well as transform static data into live data.
Datawatch Desktop harnesses structured and unstructured data from databases, data warehouses, PDF files, excel spreadsheets, invoices and HTML files.
Pricing is on a per user or server basis.
David from Varian Medical Systems
I like the ability to dump unformatted data into Excel. For me, this was especially useful with SAP reports that couldn't be exported to Excel cleanly. Also, I like having different models that automatically format reports depending on what I need to analyze.
Some of the functionality isn't intuitive, like editing models.
Get training to steepen the learning curve. Unlike more intuitive products, training is beneficial.
David from Gulf Coast Financial Associates, Inc.
I've used Datawatch for about 5 years now and have yet to find a mapping need that it couldn't perform for what we do. Its very fast and is incredibly robust. You get what you pay for. It isn't cheap but it will do what you need it to do! Saves us a ton of time in daily work.