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.



49 Reviews of Stratum

Overall rating

4.0 / 5 stars

Showing 1 - 20 of 49 reviews

October 2018

Debolina from GSK Pharmaceuticals India

Company Size: 10,000+ 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

October 2018

Great Data Analysis Tool

Pros

We use this for our Supply Chain Analysis and it has been just great. Its very easy to merge data from different sources and get data modelling done.

Cons

There aren't any cons for this application. It's simple and very userfriendly

February 2017

Sue from Greatland

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

February 2017

Reporting Tool review

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.

February 2017

Elise from Greatland Corporation

Company Size: 51-200 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

February 2017

Stratum met our reporting requirements... twice

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.

February 2017

Michael from World's Finest Chocolate

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

February 2017

Best value BI tool on the market

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.

February 2017

Kevin from Worlds Finest Chocolate Inc.

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

2 of 5

February 2017

Visuals need to be enhanced...

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.

February 2017

Jason from World's Finest Chocolate

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

February 2017

Managing Director

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.

February 2017

Linda from Herr Foods Inc.

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

February 2017

Stratum Business Intelligence Software

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.

February 2017

Mark from Titan International, Inc.

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

February 2017

Silvon Viewer Review

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

February 2017

Derek from Citizen Watch Company of Canada

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

February 2017

Stratum Review

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.

February 2017

Stephen from CertainTeed

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

February 2017

Using Stratum for Financial reporting & analysis

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.

February 2017

Nick from Expera Specialty Papers

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

February 2017

Good bang for your buck

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.

February 2017

Gary from Candle-lite Co. LLC

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

February 2017

Candle-lite Demand Planning Manager

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.

February 2017

Adrian from Hoffmaster Group Inc.

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

2 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

February 2017

Functional product but lacks in support

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.

February 2017

Michelle from Creative Converting

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

February 2017

Stratum Viewer makes budgeting easy

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

January 2017

Lupe from Creative Converting

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2017

Stratum Viewer Survey

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,

January 2017

Keith from Stanley Black & Decker

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2017

Gives us what we need

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

January 2017

Joseph from PSG

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

January 2017

Excellent customer service / OK software

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

January 2017

Matthew from Tony's Fine Foods

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2017

A great analytic software

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

January 2017

Joan from Candle-lite Company

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2017

Stratum review 2016 usage year

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.

January 2017

Michael from Tony's Fine Foods

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2017

Great Data and Business Intelligence Tool

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.