TARGIT Decision Suite is a business intelligence and analytics solution that offers visual data discovery tools, self-service business analytics, reporting and dashboards in a single, integrated solution.
TARGIT combines the control of a centralized BI solution with the flexibility of a decentralized solution. Its self-service capabilities enable business users to create their own reports and analyses, eliminating IT bottlenecks.
Through a vast range of deployment options, TARGIT Decision Suite can be made accessible to every person in the organization through Windows, web interface, mobile client or embedded dashboards in other programs. Users can connect to any and all data sources and keep control of the access with centralized data governance tools.
To aid adoption and successful implementation, TARGIT has a team of consultants, a wide range of training courses offered and an active community of users.
Brian from pcnametag
Employees number: 51-200 employees
When I show Targit to users, they're wowed instantly by its usefulness. The ability to click on an element of one object to dynamically filter other objects on a page allows me to build tremendously useful reports that I could not do with any of the other applications that we evaluated. The degree of control you have over who sees what information is as granular as you could want, yet the interface for maintaining these controls is incredibly simple and easy to use. We've heard nothing but good things from our users, and more people ask for a license all the time.
The breadth of data sources it can use is impressive. The software is super fast and easy to use. It's easy to train new users and to manage who sees what information. Building a new report and disseminating it will frequently take me less than 10 minutes compared to at least an hour using SQL and Excel. The latest version (2017) has some new charts and a much cleaner interface than the 2015 version.
Some of the add-ons cost more than I think they should, and some ought to just be included with the software IMO. There are a couple quirks about how data labels are displayed in charts, but it affects a small percentage of cases and is probably only noticed by a handful of people. Building certain types of objects and reports is a little more cumbersome or counter-intuitive than I'd like, but not so much so that I won't use them because it doesn't change the experience for the end user.
Spend as much time scoping out your requirements as possible. There were certain fields and tables we should have brought in to the solution during implementation, and while it's always possible to add them in after the fact, it's just easier to do during implementation. My other recommendation is that our approach during launch was not to convert all of our existing Excel reports to Targit (instead we chose to mostly focus on new reports), but in hindsight I don't think that was the best idea because it keeps employees in this state where they have to bounce back and forth between Targit and Excel for their reports. It would be best if employees could just stay inside Targit.
Richard from USF
Employees number: 2-10 employees
Incredible customer service support. It is second to none. I use this for my small business and it is excellent. It was a little tricky at first understanding how the input data needs to be entered. But after that the dashboards couldn't be easier or more useful!
Customer support helped me set up my dashboards
David from Reuter Onlineshop GmbH
Employees number: 51-200 employees
Targit creates reports with ease. Dashboard /storyboards are a great tool. However they have included a Webserver (the Touchserver) that is not stable. If you want a iPad/SmartTV to show a Dashboards 24x7 without user interference, forget it. Multiple times a day you need to manually refresh.
Customer support could not find anything (or was not willing to find anything) and suggested to work with PC and a native Targit client. That works however the costs are greater and there is an extra component which I really do not need.
Good reporting, anyone who understands the data can create something usefull
Touchserver is a dreadfull thing, either stop selling it or fix it
Take a good hard look, there are lots of other products on the market
Jesse from Westinghouse Lighting
The product allows an organization's users to easily get familiar how BI Analytics plays a vital role for their company. Helps standardize the reporting needs within an organization and effectively become a more data-driven company. The product is created to try to remove unnecessary complexity that other BI tool providers forget about.
Knowing what we know now we just regret not getting the product sooner.
Ask all the necessary question you can think of to TARGIT, ask for references that they are willing to furnish. They will demo and schedule a "Proof of Concept" to see the immediate value your company can receive from using the product. Their entire Team is committed to helping you succeed with the use of their product as well as honestly interested in the users feedback to make the product better and more efficient to continue providing the value.
Bryan from Sunshine Mills, Inc.
They have a very supportive customer service team.
Nothing negative at this time. Our experience has been very positive up to this point.
The need to make sure you have a solid understanding of how your data will be structured within the cubes that will feed into the product. This will help as you begin to establish the metrics and dash boards within TARGIT.
Randy from Syndicate Sales Inc.
Specialty: Sales & Marketing
Ease of installing and friendly user interface. Vendor is excellent with help and advise.
Nothing to note at this time. Targit is very professional and their folks are easy to work with
Consider your hardware limitations. This is a robust software and needs resources to run at peak.
Deb from Bluffton university
Ease of use for whatbthevproduct does for you. Helps our recruitment. The numbers are really increasing because of this.
Support, the support is always kind of slow . Thus is the only advice Inhave for this company.
The people who use thus should go through slit of training.
Tim from Group O Packaging
The drag and drop data points is a very easy way to quickly build a report from scratch. Our group also uses the scheduling function a lot to set up daily or weekly reports.
Building dashboards is a bit cumbersome and TARGIT lacks many of the charts of graphs you typically see in MS Excel.
Think of the most least technical resources on staff, in our case it was the sales department, and imagine that group attempting to build or quickly review reports. Your BA tool can have all the best features but if it's not easy to use you're just wasting your money.
Howard from Penn Jersey Paper
TARGIT allows me to look at my business in a few different ways. I use it by checking product spend history, product trends, and areas where I have lost sales.
My company does not provide training on how to use the product.
If you try it, you will be hooked. You have to navigate around it and you will be impressed!
Paolo from NTTSIGHT
Specialty: Software / Technology
It's simple to create dashboards and reports. I also like the automatic correlations between objects and facility and quickness to create an analysis.
Advanced calculated measures are not intuitive. Some customization on the reports is not so easy like the analysis.
Try it. The product can be suitable for many contexts.
Jenna from AdvancePierre Foods
Specialty: Food / Beverage
Once you know it, it can be very helpful at providing data quickly.
It's not intuitive, like Microsoft. Your first few clicks seemingly are never right. Moreover, you are at risk of making costly mistakes and loosing work easily.
Train a few power users to be super users for the rest. The power users then can create reports for the population.
Roger from Group O
I like the easy to navigate user front-end.
The graph/chart formatting is lacking in options. License costs can mount quickly.
I would recommend that you make sure to review any data collection wizards.
Tim from Group O Packaging
It's great BI software for quick, easy-to-develop reports and dashboards. It's a stable and reliable platform. The ability to schedule auto-emailed reports is a great feature.
The advanced calculations are difficult to use. The graphs are too basic. There's not enough interaction with other Microsoft applications and not enough custom tools for reports design.
If you plan on using small to medium sized reports (less than 500 lines), TARGIT is a fine application. If you are looking for an in-depth large metric board, then I would pass.