Salesforce Analytics Cloud (Wave) Software


 

Designed to offer powerful insights and uncover new business opportunities instantly, Salesforce Analytics Cloud, powered by Wave, was launched in October 2014. This nimble Business Intelligence system was designed to give users access to an interactive, responsive platform to quickly access and share data without analysts or IT. Its self-service functionality empowers all users to explore, measure, and share relevant findings from anywhere.

Analytics Cloud is search-based, so users don't have to wait for IT to build or install limiting technology. It's one of the first of its kind to be designed for mobile use, offering powerful visualization features across any device. This allows users to customize and deploy the platform from anywhere, no desktop required. From your phone, you can navigate and mash-up data sets, build dashboards that tell your story, and present findings to your team.

Because Analytics Cloud is part of the Salesforce family of products, Salesforce integration is native to the platform, providing seamless transfer of data from any source. The platform is also 100% cloud-based, allowing for very quick deployment and eliminating IT headaches and downtime. Built-in security and role-based user controls ensure that company data stays secure and in the right hands.

We recommend Salesforce Analytics Cloud to companies in any industry seeking a mobile, friendly, powerful analytics and visualization tool to gain and share business insights.

 

Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8

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Gail from Speech Pathways of Brevard
Specialty: Healthcare / Social Services
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2017

March 2017

The Wave

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I signed up with Wave for a free alternative to Quickbooks to run my business. The software is easy to use and categorize your purchases and the best part it is free. They do charge to do your payroll. Although, I am savy with software I found it cumbersome to navigate to see the summary of my categories. I liked it so much I am also using it for my personal accounting.

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It's fee and relatively easy to navigate.

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I had trouble finding where the information went after I categorized it.

 
 

Julia from Eventbrite
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Has been amazing so far!

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We recently implemented wave and it has been really amazing so far!

The grouping, cutting and slicing of data is just amazing. It really makes the sales reps and the management team be in Salesforce and do most, if not all, their reporting needs.

It took us about 3 months to get this up and going and we were happy with the way things had rolled out.

The only thing is that it takes some training to use this tool the right way.

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Great insights to your data, clean polished UI

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Training costs and resource availability to get this going.

 
 

Reyner from Eventbrite
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Doesnt live up to the expectations

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The look and feel of this tool is really good but as you start using it more and more you see where it lacks.
Salesforce really did sell this one big! I like it for its features but I dont think it is value for the money. I think for the amount we paid we could have found a cheaper tool with similar functionalities. Its speed is definitely fast compared to the normal salesforce reporting and dashboards. It loads up reports and shows them pretty neatly. To achieve a specific ask, it takes a lot of customization and then you again need to invest on a dedicated resource to keep building the lenses and views for you.

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fast and clean
Flexible

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Pricey
Too much customization needed

 
 

Laura from Eventbrite
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Pricey - But reaps its returns eventually

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As we all know that the standard salesforce out of the box reporting and dashboards isn't that great.
This tool mainly looks to eliminate any complaints in regards to that and it definitely does that.
The type of lenses and dashboards you can create is amazing!
The look and feel of it is very modern and fancy.
It has a flat data architecture so it can group, mould and join your data neatly.
It is however, not that easy to administer and maintain it. You definitely need specialists to work with you and help get this up and running.

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Great Interface
More granular data reporting
Powerful and fast

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Complex to maintain
Doesnt directly sync / integrate with databases.
Cant replace something like Mulesoft or Bhoomi.

 
 

Juliet from RXP Services
Specialty: Consulting

June 2016

June 2016

Worst analytics tool ever

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Salesforce sales team work hard to persuade their client that Wave is what they need. Unfortunately, having no technical background, clients rather rely on Salesforce brand than the actual functionality of the tool.

Likes Least

It is not a self-sufficient product, but rather an API with very limited functionality and bugs. Almost impossible to scale the tool, or build something usable once the complexity of tasks increases.

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The tool is rather targeted for technically skilled data analysts who deal with relatively simple data. By no means I would recommend using it in any complex business environments.

 
 

Michelle from BirdDogHR
Specialty: Software / Technology

May 2016

May 2016

Beware of the server your service is on.

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It has lots of customization functions which are great but time consuming. Reporting functions are nice but you need to dedicate the time to get it right.

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Our services were on one of their servers that went down. This crippled operations and sales for a full day. Although we appreciated the constant updates about their fix, there should have been safe guards or back ups that would help them avoid these situations.
The droid phone ap is extremely difficult to use.

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Determine if you or your team has the bandwidth to dedicate a person to administrating this software.

 
 

Gloria from Enzigma
Specialty: Software / Technology

September 2015

September 2015

Perfect Analytics Cloud tool!!

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The pictorial representation of the overall data and its mapping on the Dashboard is the most fascinating thing of this tool and the parallel processing is also remarkable

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There is nothing as such that can be least liked, However it would be great if the query time out time is increased from 2 minutes to more.

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I would recommend all to use this product to get a clear picture to view, filter, measure and analyse their data. Also the role based access helps you to get extra protection of data.

 
 

Viresh from Enzigma software pt ltd
Specialty: Software / Technology

September 2015

September 2015

Wave Analytics Cloud - Delivers new insights to your business users.

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-Build any analytic app for any business need. Through a rich, responsive analytic platform you can customize, connect, and deploy quickly.
-Securely deliver any data, from any source via a 100% native Salesforce cloud service.
-Access to any data :Reports and Dashboards deliver a real-time look at your Salesforce data. Wave goes further to combine data from across your business, helping you explore any data, find new insights, and build dashboards that let data tell a story.

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-Easy to explore : Measure. Group. Filter. View. Share. Five actions let you unlock limitless insight. The only platform that lets you easily navigate every data set right from your phone.
-Share on the go : Get answers, share findings — no desktop required. Have a conversation around data. Answer any question with everyone on your team and present your findings from your phone.

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-Most of your setup time will be spent identifying use cases, and thinking strategically about which datasets make sense and what dashboards need to be built.

 
 

Shrikant from Enzigma Software Pvt Ltd
Specialty: Software / Technology

September 2015

September 2015

Excellent analytics cloud as A Best Business Intelligent Application

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1. Mobile First: Wave was designed for smartphone and tablet use first, but also works seamlessly on desktop and laptops.

2. Key-value Store: Wave is based on a key-value-store, NoSQL database meaning you can bring all data from 3rd party apps and your desktop into the system easily.

3. Data for All: Wave provides insights and reports for back-end, front-end, end-user and developers to query and analyze the KPIs that interest them.

4. Secure Data: Wave can meet high-level data privacy and data security requirements for analyzing confidential data.

5. Multiple Dashboards: Create dashboards for multiple datasets and to meet a variety of business, departmental and individual KPI analyses.

Likes Least

Data-analysis capabilities aren't well known.

- But It's true that sometimes simpler is better, and the saved lenses and dashboard views and ad-hoc "group, measure, filter, view," and "action" options may cover a lot of needs. But this is a V1 product, and it will undoubtedly take some time to mature.

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Definitely, but before that, Figure out who in your company will be using this software and why/how it'll be useful to them.

 
 

Akash Mohan from Enzigma
Specialty: Software / Technology

September 2015

September 2015

Best Visual Reporting and Dashboard Tool

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I have recently worked with this product, Dashboards are very interactive, mobile friendly and easy to share your data with your colleagues. You can filter your data with your dynamic time query. Response is also very quick and fast in terms of performance.

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We have started recently and in learning phase, So can't provide much information for least like, but graphics are above than my expectation. i personally appreciate it.

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Salesforce analytics is a full package for an organization to handle to its sales growth year by year, analysis done with some click and can make charts, reports/ dashboards with filter logic in very sort span of time. Go with this new interactive product of Salesforce.

 
 

Sapana from Enzigma Software pvt ltd
Specialty: Software / Technology

August 2015

August 2015

Excellent Business Intelligent Software

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Salesforce Analytics Cloud is Valuable in areas rich with recorded information, analytics relies on the simultaneous application of statistics, computer programming and operations research to quantify performance. Analytics often favors data visualization to communicate insight, the best part is making reports and dashboards.

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It's not really geared to handle lots of campaign changes. It's a bit tough to pick up the logic at the beginning when you first use it.

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Best analytical tool available in the market.. You just find the best development partner and it would make your business style far easier that what you even might not thought off!

 
 

Parag from Enzigma Software Pvt. Ltd
Specialty: Software / Technology

August 2015

August 2015

Analytics Cloud WAVE

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The Reporting and the Summary fetching capabilities of the application makes it one of the best in the market today.

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Nothing as such, but yes there are some scope of improvements for the product.

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If you have large data and you need very precised information, use this. Try at your end.

 
 

Jacqueline from FierceMarkets
Specialty: Marketing Services

February 2015

February 2015

It's Okay - More Useful for Sales Reps

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It keeps track of what you need to do on a daily or weekly or monthly basis.

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It's not really geared to handle lots of campaign changes.

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Figure out who in your company will be using this software and why/how it'll be useful to them.

 
 

Jason from Scality
Specialty: Software / Technology

February 2015

February 2015

Ride the wave

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The product is nice and simple, which is exactly how products should be.

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It's a bit tough to pick up the logic at the beginning when you first use it.

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Definitely get a rep from SFDC to give you a demo first to see if it's the right product for you.

 
 
 
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