Stratum software


Stratum by Silvon is a robust business intelligence solution that was designed to meet the unique needs of business professionals working for manufacturing and distribution companies.

Stratum offers a full suite of integrated analytic applications and a number of options for distributing business intelligence data via dashboards, scorecards, scheduled reports, alerts and other methods. With built-in analytics package and forecasting capabilities, Stratum gives intelligent insight and visibility into company’s sales, inventory, financials, customer service, and vendor performance.

The solution extracts data from multiple locations and compiles it into one central place so that users across departments are able to analyze the same information in real-time. The reporting metrics allows businesses to compare KPIs, recognize trends, and plan for performance improvement.

Stratum can be deployed on-premise or over the web. Their web-based version is compatible with mobile devices including iPads and Android tablets, giving users access in and out of the office.

Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

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  • Sue from Greatland

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    February 2017

    Reporting Tool review

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    Latest version is okay. Not quite as intuitive as the previous version. Don't care for the way info now diaplays when the report is run.

    Pros

    Display of various report dimensions

    Cons

    Display of information after query/report is run.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Elise from Greatland Corporation

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    February 2017

    Stratum met our reporting requirements... twice

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    Silvon was the only vendor that demoed and met our main reporting requirements (twice... initially when acquiring a reporting tool for users on the iSeries and 7 years later when we re-visited our reporting tools for SQL server). We especially needed criteria like "all these but not those". Stratum allowed our users to write and run their own reports, freeing up IT time for projects. The users love the crosstab reporting! Silvon employees are knowledgeable, friendly and caring. The on-line documentation is full of examples and the help videos are great!

    Pros

    We love the ability to manipulate the criteria. A primary requirement for us for reporting is give me all these (items, customers, etc.) but exclude these few. User lists allow us to do that!

    Cons

    We definitely needed Silvon's help to get the tool up and running, but they helped us with the extract, load and processing set-up.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Michael from World's Finest Chocolate

    February 2017

    Best value BI tool on the market

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    This system was a straight forward and easy implementation and has been an invaluable tool to our sales and finance teams. It remains low maintenance and is an easy system to train and on-board users to.

    Pros

    Ease of implementation and use. Extremely cost effective solution

    Cons

    Would like for some basic visual dashboard and charting functionality to be built in.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Kevin from Worlds Finest Chocolate Inc.

    February 2017

    Visuals need to be enhanced...

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    Stratum is basically a giant pivot table. It allows for data extraction but I think there is serious room to enhance the visual displays. Visual enhancements are a must...dashboard options (with multiple data pulls), graphs, geo-mapping, sharing and drill-down capabilities would be very nice to have.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Jason from World's Finest Chocolate

    February 2017

    Managing Director

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    With the Stratum software, I can easily create standing reports that I use on a daily basis. However, more importantly, Stratum allows me to create ad hoc reports effortlessly to dig into individual questions that come up on a daily basis.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Linda from Herr Foods Inc.

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    February 2017

    Stratum Business Intelligence Software

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money

    Silvon Software has been providing Business Intelligence software before BI became a buzz word!They provide a robust, scalable solution to deliver business insights against any data set.

    Pros

    I'd have to say that I like the flexibility of the software the most. Insight to Sales, Inventory, Production, Receivables, Payables, General Ledger etc. can be gained by importing data from these applications into Stratum. The software handles 100+ concurrent users.

    Cons

    I frequently export to MS Office tools for better graphics and annotation capability.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Mark from Titan International, Inc.

    Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees

    February 2017

    Silvon Viewer Review

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    Titan has been a customer of Silvon for 20+ years and still with them because of value for the money. Recently working on moving the solution into a hosting situation to better reflect today's business requirements.

    Pros

    Ease of use

    Cons

    not real time data

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Derek from Citizen Watch Company of Canada

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    February 2017

    Stratum Review

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    Stratum consistently meets our needs and when it does not the issue is quickly resolved. It is an easy platform to learn and teach.

    Pros

    ease of use, multiple selections

    Cons

    The loading time but it is standard with comparable platforms.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Stephen from CertainTeed

    February 2017

    Using Stratum for Financial reporting & analysis

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    I find Stratum a useful tool for month-end reporting of sales results and analysis by customers and channels. Even though Stratum was initially bought by our Sales organization for their use, our finance organization is able to use Stratum by tailoring data views that enable us to understand the drivers of our monthly sales including customer pricing. Even though stratum has graphing capabilities, due to our internal presentation requirments we download stratum data to Excel and create our graphs using Excel.

    Pros

    Ease of use in creating views and downloading to Excel

    Cons

    Difficulty in using existing views as the year rolls-over to new year.
    Many existing views do not allow editing to change the year.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Nick from Expera Specialty Papers

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    February 2017

    Good bang for your buck

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    The software was setup easily with great support from the company, and managing the software takes a little more work than we thought. However it comes with great features and functions that more than meet our expectations. I would recommend the software but keep in mind it will require a lot of training for the users.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Gary from Candle-lite Co. LLC

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    February 2017

    Candle-lite Demand Planning Manager

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    Overall, I find Stratum easy to use and exceptional to use as I review data at several levels. However, I struggle with the use of filters. As I drill down to several levels , it still pulls all original data in the fields instead of narrowing the list. I would like to see the filter function replicate the functionality of Excel.

    Pros

    Ability to drill to several levels and change the hierarchy of the fields.

    Cons

    The filter and search functions is not user friendly. As I drill down to a certain level, I expect to use the filter and only see values that are in the field I pick. Instead, I see all original values .
    I would to see the filter function perform similar to Excel.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Adrian from Hoffmaster Group Inc.

    February 2017

    Functional product but lacks in support

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    I manage the back end Silvon's Stratum products for my company. While the use and set up are fairly simple, trying to get information from their customer support at times can be like pulling teeth. Getting answers to my issues that turn out to be rather simple solutions often take a day or two of back and forth emails until they finally give me a solution. The lack of troubleshooting help on their website and having to go through emails further pushes this inconvenience.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Michelle from Creative Converting

    February 2017

    Stratum Viewer makes budgeting easy

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    Stratum Viewer is easy to learn and the views are endless. We use Stratum Viewer for our annual budgeting process. Budgets can be entered at various levels (product, group of products, customer, territory, by month, etc). Users can quickly build views to allow this. Data can be uploaded from Miscrosoft Excel in seconds, literally. It takes additional preparation time to enter a budget for a product for which no budget history exists (new item). Conversations with Stratum IT suport helped us bridge that gap.

    Pros

    ease of use, easy to manipulate, simple to understand

    Cons

    entering budget for items for which no history exists

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Lupe from Creative Converting

    January 2017

    Stratum Viewer Survey

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    I personally love Stratum, and especially Viewer, because of the flexibility setting up reports and its quick response time. the ability to slice and dice the data is endless. The business considers it a very powerful too. For me, I would like to see two areas changed if possible. The node concept on the attributes is difficult to train on, and adds steps to every filter. If they were designed more like the measures where you can edit them without opening them up to the 2nd node would be wonderful. Also the verbiage used within the software sometimes isn't very user friendly. Terms such as member list, edit attribute relationships caption expression and format string are not terms that are readily understood or received by new users. I still love it!

    Pros

    The flexibility of drilling down from year to months, and then back up. Also the ability to drill down on unlimited attributes. Ability to budget within the tool and at any level. The pre-built Stratum expressions in Viewer. The flexibility of inter-changing rows and columns. the ease of creating/applying conditional filters.

    Cons

    The node concept of attributes, the limitation of pick up fields, the export at size 13 font, the fact that the filters don't export out with the report, the difficulty of adding budget where no history exists,

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Keith from Stanley Black & Decker

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    January 2017

    Gives us what we need

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    Value for Money

    Stratum.Viewer provides the data analysis tools that our business needs to run successfully. Most users are happy with the product, and our user base is constantly growing.

    Pros

    No software loads on PCs

    Cons

    Amount of time to reload cube

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Joseph from PSG

    Number of employees: 10,000+ employees

    January 2017

    Excellent customer service / OK software

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    Customer service on Stratum is top-notch. Questions and service issues are addressed quickly. The software absolutely does what it says it will do. The cons are primarily around some of the difficulties of building reports. It is impossible to copy and paste a measure item so it is more labor intensive than it seems like it needs to be to build and alter reports. This is especially bad at the beginning of the year when reports need to be changed. Overall, I give Stratum 4/5 stars because I am happy with the support and the way the program operates other than the report building.

    Pros

    Service

    Cons

    Report building

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Matthew from Tony's Fine Foods

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    January 2017

    A great analytic software

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    Value for Money

    I love all the features of silvon reports. I use this software every single day in my work...the only thing that this reporting software really needs is an undo button because sometimes when building a report if you click something you didn't mean to you have to start over in the report.

    Pros

    Great reporting, nice graphs, easy to use

    Cons

    No Undo button

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Joan from Candle-lite Company

    January 2017

    Stratum review 2016 usage year

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    Once I used the program for a while, it became more intuitive. It does lack user friendly copy/paste functions, as well as ease in renaming a file. I still have figured out how to rename an existing file.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Michael from Tony's Fine Foods

    January 2017

    Great Data and Business Intelligence Tool

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    Value for Money

    I've been a Stratum user for 5 years. Not only is the software package easy to use, the Stratum support team is always quick to help whether it is a simple question or an advanced syntax formula that is needed. The Stratum team is always working on updates and really strives to know how the customer is using the tool, in order to make improvements.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Jose from Jakes

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    January 2017

    Great Product

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    Value for Money

    Many of my end users are enjoying the power of information on their tips. In the past they had to wait for IT department to create reports and now they have the ability to create their own

    Pros

    Ability for users to create their own reports

    Cons

    A bit difficult to create some templates

    Review Source: Capterra
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