WebFOCUS software


WebFOCUS is a cloud-based business intelligence (BI) and analytics platform that offers analytical tools, applications, reports and documents for business stakeholders such as management teams, analysts, line-of-business workers, partners and customers. The solution also provides other capabilities including data discovery, location intelligence, predictive and prescriptive analytics, BI smart search and natural language search.  

WebFOCUS allows users to create dashboard from the data collected in multiple formats from various sources. It also provides self-service visual data discovery tools that help users to analyze data sets, generate reports and share content. The solution has predictive analytics feature that allows them to validate their predictions.

WebFOCUS can also be deployed on-premise. It offers other features such as embedded information applications, customer portals, self-contained analytical documents and more. Support for the solution is available via email, phone and through a knowledge base.

Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7 , Windows Vista , Windows XP , Mac OS , Linux , Web browser (OS agnostic) , Windows 2000 , Windows 8 , Windows 10

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  • Sanjay from US Bank

    May 2018

    Webfocus is one of the good BI tools, but many new tools are giving it a tough competition.

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    Pros

    Focus language , which give tighter control over tool to any webfocus developer. From WF 8.00 its security has improved a lot and give good control to system administrator

    Cons

    Focus language , which give tighter control over tool, but same time create issue with creating a good user-friendly interface.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Michael from University of Connecticut

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

    May 2018

    Amazingly versatile, however it does carry a significant learning curve to maximize that versatility

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    Environment to automate regular reporting and to expand and enhance the availability of data to my organization.

    Pros

    Numerous export formats, versatile software which offers a savvy developer several avenues to accomplish the requirements of their audience. The Active Format is a very unique offering allowing developers to give users the ability to drive their own analysis from reports through sorting, filtering, charting and being able to export their work.

    Cons

    FOCUS itself has a steep learning curve that is very dependent on the capabilities of the entity that is going to implement and use it. Your environment will carry a heavy influence on how successful the implementation will be. Management will need a measure of patients and need to invest in users to learn, documents and carry that intelligence throughout the organization.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Michael from Conifer Health Solutions

    Number of employees: 10,000+ employees

    May 2018

    Great tool for creating our reports for our dashboards.

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    N/A

    Portal creation

    Pros

    The things that it can do are remarkable.
    Ability to create reports through coding or though GUI interface.
    The GUI interface is pretty helpful especially while learning

    Cons

    Learning curve is huge but worth the extra work.
    Error codes could be a little more helpful. Sometimes when you receive an error you cannot tell what or where the error is.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Francessca from AutoZone

    Number of employees: 10,000+ employees

    May 2018

    I am able to cut down daily reporting time from hours of manual work to minutes of front end set up

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    I gained insight to deep dives into data that would take hours to review in a very clean graph/ chart that gave me the ability to share instantly with my team. And hopefully in the near future leadership that will shed light into additional cost savings in my department.

    Pros

    I like that it is an sophisticated aesthetic software that is easy to use across of levels. This software allows me to do all my work on the front end and gives the ability to transform any report/chart/ graph, to another almost instantly.

    Cons

    That the 8.2.04 has not released yet. I am very excited for the release so that I can integrate info graphics in to my day to day reporting.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Thomas from OPM\NBIB

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

    May 2018

    Love WebFOCUS

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    Pros

    Ability for users to do things themselves without requiring a trained developer.

    Cons

    Many end-users have trouble - they are able to write reports because the software is so easy to use, however they do not know the data.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Vonda from UAB Health Services Foundation

    Number of employees: 10,000+ employees

    May 2018

    I am a new developer and the latest version is so user friendly it almost does my job for me!

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    The ability to quickly provider insight to all levels of management and users so they can make sound, data driven decisions when creating strategies for meeting their outcome objectives.

    Pros

    The ease of use and the functional layout. It really is intuitive and I almost feel overpaid now because any person with computer skills can just about create content now.

    Cons

    Any person with a base level of computer skills can just about do my job now! Actually, I haven't any complaints other than some Chrome compatibility issues!

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Les from Utz Quality Foods

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

    May 2018

    Great tools, awesome customer service and support, obvious IBI is continuing to improve products.

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    Insight, reports, Dashboards.

    Pros

    Modern UI, taking the complexity out of the process of ingesting data and allowing business users to create reports, charts, and dashboards to gain insight into their business.

    Cons

    multiple tools to create BI solutions, although IBI is on a path to consolidate tool set. Would also like to see more accelerators for the various business units to help accelerate adoption in our company.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Douglas from The FamiLee Network

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    May 2018

    I've been "In FOCUS sine 1933" and have used it extensively since then.

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    N/A

    We can do that in WebFOCUS... Better than anything else...

    Pros

    Innovation! The way things that are complicated are being made easy and the easy things are being automated. ... YES!, We can do that in WebFOCUS!

    Cons

    Really? What do I like LEAST? Well, I guess: keeping up with all the new features as the innovation continues a fast as it does... That's more of a challenge . BUT IBI provides great help , support, and training to help us overcome those challengers.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Larissa from STCU

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    May 2018

    The suite of products is great, learning curve can be quite high.

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    Large insights to data trends which were otherwise not noticed. Efficiencies have been made to daily/weekly/monthly tasks by using excel sync's to bring in refreshed data that we couldn't not have mapped into our warehouse. By using this tool, we have created a very efficient report writing team that is spread across our organization and are data experts at an individual department level structure.

    Pros

    It's a wide open platform with endless customization options. We have yet to run into an issue that was not able to be met by the work done in webfocus. They're online presence is wonderful for tech support and forums which often find us most of our solutions to any sticky situations.

    Cons

    So many individual pieces in this suite of products, that it's sometimes confusing as to what you actually own, what you need to buy and what you are getting by with. Upgrades happen quite often, so if you don't have a dedicated system engineer to devote time for upgrades, you'll be bringing in your system engineer that was provided by IBI.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Michael from STCU

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    May 2018

    Webfocus is a powerful reporting product with a lot of pieces

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    This software has allowed us to replace a fairly complicated reporting system that we had for 10+ years. We have been able to reduce the number of reports needed and continue to decentralize our report writers.

    Pros

    With enough time and effort, you can do nearly anything you can think of with the product. However, a considerable amount of knowledge and expertise is needed in order to do anything that is off the basic feature set.

    Cons

    The software is difficult to learn and training is expensive. Without professional services, it is very difficult to become self-sufficient with the product.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Catherine from Noventis, Inc

    May 2018

    Best BI tool

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    Value for Money
    Pros

    the diversity, flexibility, ease of use and unlimited capabilities. Easy to train end users. Great knowledgeable customer support.

    Cons

    The only con I have about the product is that the capabilities are huge and you don't always know what you know.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Herve from Air Canada

    Number of employees: 10,000+ employees

    May 2018

    Great customer support and a tool that catched up significantly to other tools

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    Pros

    Broad functionalities - more than other tools
    Very close customer support and relations
    Look and feel is now in the new version modern and slick
    Faster development and release cycles results in shorter wait time for new functionalities

    Cons

    Because its less known than the big tools executives might not buy in into the tool
    Maybe still has some legacy "issues"
    Still takes some bigger efforts to upgrade to newer versions

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Chantal from Air Canada

    May 2018

    Great BI tool

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    Value for Money

    Easy dissemination of data and insight accross the organisation. Lots of capabilities.

    Pros

    It is very flexible. You can do almost anything. Very scalable and stable. User acceptance was easy.

    Cons

    It might take longer to develop a report. Developers require some tool knowledge. There are a lot of features, so it is not always obvious to pick the right one for a specific requirement.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Samuel from Florida DOT

    May 2018

    So far the experience using the WebFocus application has been great.

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    Pros

    I like the user friendly functionality, the adaptability, way to navigate it and the controls afforded to the end user.

    Cons

    Probably the behind the numbers data work. Though i heard during the conference it is getting better.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Jamie from Gore Mutual Insurance

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    May 2018

    The tool does an exceptional job of delivering information to many users.

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    Enabled a transformation of our information delivery to deliver key information to business users in an efficient, governed, and quality manner.

    Pros

    Very scale-able and robust - it provides a solid platform for BI & Analytics
    Report building tools are fairly easy to use, yet powerful
    Software support team is excellent

    Cons

    Tremendous flexibility in deployment can lead to challenges in initial set-up and in ensuring multiple environment configurations are consistently applied.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Denise from Michigan State Police

    May 2018

    Michigan State Police utilizes WebFOCUS, love the environment. We are expanding every year.

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    Pros

    The Customer Support, IB has the best. Never have seen any other company so focused on customers. From sales, so systems, to project management, to development, etc - The Best.

    Cons

    None - Our issues have not been with the software, it's our existing technology, management, servers, etc within the State's Dept of Technology that hinders and creates issues with our software.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Wendy from Michigan State Police

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

    May 2018

    Excellent Product

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    presenting crime data in an efficient manner.

    Pros

    The ability to present data in a easy and understandable way. Presenting multiple charts on crime trends to help our law enforcement members know where to fight the crime.

    Cons

    Sometimes I have to reach out to ask questions and I wish the knowledge base data was a little easier to understand. Plus if you don't use it, you lose it.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Joe from Lipari Foods

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

    May 2018

    As our business grows, WebFOCUS scales with us

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    This software is everywhere in our organization, almost every employee uses or is affected by WebFOCUS.

    Pros

    Scalability and customer service are amazing. This software spans our entire enterprise to run the latest visuals to creating excel reports that automatically distribute.

    Cons

    Visualization on the browser needs good memory or it lags. I would love it if upgrades were really simple and i can use the new features quickly.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Michael from Lipari Foods LLC

    May 2018

    Truly Powerful Platform

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    Value for Money
    Pros

    The ability to get and consume data from anywhere.
    It Does it all, . . Dashboards, Reports, FML, Visualization and Data Quality

    Cons

    Looking forward to new Power Users to take in User Data and add to Corporate trusted data.
    There are now other Cons to the software or vendor in my opinion.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    May 2018

    The Better Game in Town with room to expance

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    I can produce operational and financial reports much easier and quicker than the groups that manage and develop the source systems the data comes from.

    Pros

    It's very easy to connect different data sources and start mapping your data and building intelligent reports. I haven't found a relevant data source, yet, that WebFOCUS can't connect to. The latest versions of the product make user interaction extremely intuitive and put a lot of power in the hands of end users to create their own dashboards and reports from managed data sources. With the full AppStudio development tool, extremely complicated scenarios can be analyzed and developed by your developers and published to the users.

    Cons

    Until very recently, there was not a good method for Source Control of WebFOCUS content. For any company that has their BI fall under SOX Audit controls, this might be a little difficult to deal with.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
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