Halo is an end-to-end supply chain management and business intelligence platform that helps in business planning and forecasting inventory for supply chain management. The system uses data from all sources - big, small, and in-between - to form a cumulative view of all business information.

By combining the BI data analytics with a social platform, companies can use the data to spark dialogue between employees, helping to generate ideas and guide business decisions. Deployment options for Halo include on-premise, SaaS (Software as a Service) or PaaS (Platform as a Service, which allows users to develop, access and run custom apps in the cloud).

This system is suited for mid-size companies in several target verticals, including manufacturing and distribution.



45 Reviews of Halo

Overall rating

4.46 / 5 stars

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December 2018

Rajat from Shell

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

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Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

Data Analysis and Data Visualization Platform

Pros

Great platform for data analysis and generating value out of data by creating dashboards. It also helps to plan supply chain management.

Cons

Stiff competition from other similar software's in the market. Sometime crashes out of the blue without any reason.

July 2018

Zane from Trendy Stream

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: GetApp


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

July 2018

Mashup all your data effortless

Pros

Oh, how much I got to start using the dashboard to optimize and increase productivity, and, finally, finally. I chose Halo on the advice of a very best partner and never regretted it. Everything is extremely informative and easy to use. I was nervous that as a beginner, it would be difficult for me to begin to work with such software, but fortunately, I was mistaken. Support team, thank you in particular for assisting me to walk through It. So I am completely satisfied that I started using Halo.

Cons

I do not indeed know what disadvantages there may be, because I'm not an advanced user. Probably I would like to have more opportunities for customization, but this does not materially affect the productivity of the work.

June 2018

Bill from Franke

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

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Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

June 2018

Easy to use and well supported.

Pros

The broad range of connectors, and the functionality and flexibility of the product make it great fit for our company needs. The template database makes it easy to build dashboards by incorporating best practice measures by area of business.

Cons

On-premise only means cloud data sources must be replicated or partially extracted locally for inclusion.

May 2018

MARIA from Inland Empire United Way

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

May 2018

Halo exceeds all expectations and best of all, it is user-friendly and easy to use!

Halo offers a simple BI Toll, it is great for small companies or simple requirements. Offers a fair price point for services.

Pros

Halo has a great data combination of data manipulation, standardized validation process, and simple varied charts functionality mobility.

Cons

Time decision for data saving is a bit slower but it doesn't freeze which is a good thing. Works best for smaller corporation.

Response from Halo of Halo Business Intelligence

Replied May 2018

Thank you, Maria! Please let us know if we can assist with optimizing the process time. :) Sincerely, The Halo Team

May 2018

ALICIA from SGVEP

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

May 2018

Halo makes it easy for use to find to measure performance and find trends.

Halo software and support is great, gives you a good sense of understanding the concepts and functionality. I love it's flexibility and easy to use.

Pros

This software is fast, smarter, and helps our business organize data. No matter how unrefined our data is, this software was created for the purpose to stay organize and track trends that helps companies make faster and smarter decisions.

Cons

Halo offers limited customization. It can be a bit challenging using the integration to other systems. Not user friendly for sync integration. If you pay lower price, then you will get what you paid for it's true functionality.

Response from Halo of Halo Business Intelligence

Replied May 2018

Thank you, Alicia! Please let us know if we can assist with your customization requirements. Sincerely, The Halo Team

April 2018

Russell from Mockup Science Inc.

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: GetApp


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

April 2018

Reliable Tool

Pros

With Halo, we are able to quickly and easily analyze all areas of our business. The ease of view creation is great, once the initial learning curve has been overcome. The speed of loading the views is good, and the filtering of the data sets is generally easy to do. I like that we can customize our pages to what type of reports we want to see and create other tabs to make them unique to department and sales. I like that we can export reports and filter certain details.

Cons

While the visual front end is very easy to use and powerful, but I do wish we had a little more formatting control. Also, I don’t like the learning curve for understanding the views.

November 2017

Jon from Crane Renovation Group

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

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Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Functionality

2 of 5

November 2017

Limited BI Tool

Great for a small companies making their first step into BI but maybe will be quickly outgrown, avoid if a mid to larger size company.

Pros

- Simple BI Toll great for small companies or simple requirements
- Fair price point for services provided

Cons

- Limited customization
- Challenging Integration to other systems
- "You get what you pay for" is true with functionality vs. pricing

October 2017

Trent from Fort Wayne Metals

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

October 2017

Value in all areas we have used this software

Pros

Visibility in inventory production and finance.
Value in planning strategy
Metrics for shop floor goals.

Cons

None so far, this has been great for our planning, company strategy and on time delivery goals. Training users may be an issue when the time comes.

October 2017

Laura from VIS, LLC.

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

October 2017

Halo is our answer to dozens of daily questions about our business!

Best reporting investment we have ever made! Great company to work with. Post support is unparalleled. Response and attention to our questions and issues is prompt and thorough. They keep adding enhancements and pre-programmed modules to keep us on the proactive side of daily business decisions!

Pros

Browser agnostic
Ease of accessibility for Remote employees
Scheduled reporting
Simple, varied Charting functionality
Flexibility of using several types of data sources to combine data in one view

Cons

Pane sizing - views with a lot of measures run out of real estate
Time Dimension response when changing from saved view default

September 2017

Paul from Open Systems, Inc.

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

September 2017

Working with the Halo team has been exceptional.

Fo us, it was important to have data integration combined with data quality tools, mobile, and a mature data visualization tool. We have all of that and more with Halo.

Pros

We had looked at many options for a BI suite that fits the needs of our diverse client base. Halo understands our unique needs and worked with us to create a solution. Their pre-built ERP integration and mobile framework was more than just another data visualization tool. Halo understands the market and brings immediate value to every discussion we have.

August 2017

Brent from The Carlstar Group

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

August 2017

Halo's latest solution exceeds all expectations

Make sure to take advantage of the proof of concept. This is when you see your data working in their system and it gives you a good sense on how you'll be using it on your daily activities.

Pros

Software and support are great. Our company had several upgrades and we had assistance during each one. The main value is the ability to blend data and use the pre-built dashboards and reports. These allow to see value right away. Whole project was up and running in just a few weeks.

Cons

Their app doesn't have all functions that the desktop version has but considering this type of software we normally use desktop versions regardless.

May 2017

Marissa from Mid-Continent Instruments

Company Size: 51-200 employees


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

May 2017

Amazing BI tool

We implemented Halo for our Sales dashboards initially. It has already helped us to identify areas where we need to focus on increased gross profit or sales campaigns. We are implementing with inventory next which will be a very valuable tool.

Pros

I love Halo's flexibility and ease of use. It is very easy to create the dashboards and reports that you need. Additionally it is great to be able to drill down levels to see directly where the information is coming from. The automatic alerts and collaboration tools further enhance the product to make it very easy and relevant.

May 2017

Cindy from Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics

Company Size: 51-200 employees


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

May 2017

Halo as a great business tool

The Halo team was great to work with and provided superb customer support. We were able to do a quick implementation and were up and running quickly for our leadership team.

Pros

I like the fact that the information provided is in an easy to understand format and you can quickly see if there is a business metric that needs to be investigated. Halo is easy for the leadership team to use and to do their own quick drill downs without having to ask IT for assistance. It is very intuitive. We view BI as a resource to point management to what to focus on and Halo provides an excellent tool to accomplish this.

Cons

There really are no cons. I find it a bit distracting the way we get pop up boxes when navigating the mouse over the charts, but that is a minor thing.

May 2017

Chad from MCIA

Company Size: 51-200 employees


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

May 2017

Ease Of Use

Pros

How easy it is to create a dashboard by dragging and dropping items. Drilling for the data is very easy and takes a matter of seconds.

Cons

Need more formatting control in regards to percentages, currency, and other misc things. Some charts do not present things easily.

May 2017

Lindsay from Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics

Company Size: 51-200 employees


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

May 2017

Awesome product!

Pros

It is easy to navigate and drill up or down to get information. This is a very powerful tool and allows the user to look at information in various different ways that would have taken much longer to put together manually.

Cons

So far, everything is working out great. We just need to get more data cubes added so that we can analyze additional aspects of the business.

May 2017

Tracy from Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics

Company Size: 51-200 employees


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

May 2017

Easy to use BI tool

Great product overall. Our users have easily adapted to using it and greatly prefer Halo compared with SSRS reports and/or connecting Excel to a cube. It still uses the reliable Microsoft backend (database engine, SSIS, & SSAS) and makes it all usable without having to be an expert in everything.

Pros

Very user friendly for both users and administrators. As an administrator of several applications, I've found this is one of the easiest to learn.

Cons

Loose a little flexibility with charts and other formatting. However, Halo has been in contact with us asking what they could do to improve their product.

May 2017

Marcos from Intero Brasil

Company Size: 201-500 employees


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

May 2017

Halo has a simple and intuitive interface for the end user.

It has several pre-built connectors, which made it much easier to obtain the data of the systems used by our operation.

Pros

It has a great training team, which allows quick implementation with results with less cost and time.

January 2017

Eduardo from Overseas

Company Size: 51-200 employees


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2017

All of my data in one quick view

We are starting to use Halo and we are excited with the results and possibilities that it brings us. It is certainly a key tool for rapid data analysis and decision making. We are moving towards an intensive use of Halo in several departments.

Pros

The Halo analytics tools are quite nice to use from building cubes to using the results. At various points, it is quite intuitive.

January 2017

Felipe from Intero Brasil

Company Size: 51-200 employees


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2017

Good tool for analysis and decision making

I use the Halo BI to bring insights to the managers of our clients. The integration feature with ERPs and Maps are great. It's not just another vizual tool.

Pros

Good for any size of company, easy to implement, Prebuilt for ERP / CRM, Prebuilt templates for our industries and for our clients.

Cons

There is not a negative point

January 2017

Rob from Getixhealth

Company Size: 201-500 employees


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2017

Rmcadams Getix

Very good training, easy to understand product and Prism looks great