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Necto

Smart data discovery & visualization

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Lewis E.
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
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Smart self service BI with amazing collaboration

Reviewed on 2015/04/12

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Necto's self-service environment is really easy for end users. It can place all your business data in just one place regardless of data source. You can create a scalable dashboard and reports with no extra effort.

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Subscribing and following any users during collaboration is like twitter. It stores all discussions like a chart history that works like a problem solving tool for any executive.

Gour N.
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An outstanding self service BI product for collaborative and suggestive business Intelligence

Reviewed on 2015/06/22

We have been using Panorama Necto for quite some time and quite happy with its features and performance. The tool helped us promote self service and collaboration within our insight team and business users. It got excellent social and collaboration capabilities

Matchless click to collaborate features, initiate discussion on data points and context, connect relevant users and dashboards and explore suggestive auto insight.

Eye catching info graphics, image bank, numerous chart options and functionality for slicing and dicing

Online help and video tutorials and good customer service. They are proactively collecting requirement for future releases.

On con side, Need more onsite support and enhance installation on Linux commodity servers

Shankar P.
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  • Industry: Financial Services
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Immature with BigData Analytics

Reviewed on 2015/04/26

Pros

I am into the process to suggest a nice BI tool our management team wherein I am looking for different BI tools available in the market.

Certainly, Necto is good at:
Infographics
Multiple database connections,
Security
It has nice social features which can give context based discussions & search for users and relevant content within the system
Necto gives Twitter like feeling. We can subscribe to users in Necto. Subscribing to one of our colleagues lets us follow all the changes made to his or her workboard.

Cons

I am disappointed at following points
-No BigData talks
-Predictive analytics looks little immature

Nowadays everybody is going towards BigData & in this scenario, if any tool falls short in this ternimologies then its a red signal for all of us.

Arnab C.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
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Easy to use

Reviewed on 2015/05/05

A good tool and easy to use. Good from end users' point of view. Some more improvement is required in performance.

Pros

good collaboration
Nice graphics
User friendly

Cons

Performance with large data needs improvement.

Nidhish K.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 5 001-10 000 Employees
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Incredible BI tool for data Exploration and Visualization

Reviewed on 2015/08/09

The tool is extremely easy to use, with click you can import data, explore it and create the visualizations; yes it is that easy unlike other traditional Business Intelligence tools, where you have to write tons of code!

Moreover, it is excellent in memory performance, return results with clicks, matchless click to collaborate features, just initiate discussion on data points and context, connect relevant users and dashboards and explore suggestive auto insight.

Don’t worry if you have multiple databases, my client’s had diverse databases and were present in multiple geographies to our utter surprise it was really easy to get hold of all the datasets and adding to Necto, within a couple of days my client had a development environment available to start the analysis on their data.

Pros

Eye catching info graphics, image bank, numerous chart options and functionality for slicing and dicing, amazing recommendation engine which can give more insights to users.

Gives IT more power to govern and manage the platform with ease, on the other hand it is equally powerful for business users.

Panorama can help medium AND small business us to replace costly BI tools and bring down the licensing cost and made tool available to more users.

Cons

Sometimes, the dashboard looks a bit complicated loads with lots of gadgets at first look, for the naïve users it may be difficult to analyze, though it can be changed per the requirement.

The thing which I was expecting and is not available as of now was a personal edition for installation on Windows home edition that can come handy when practicing and training other users; I hope they plan to provide that to us soon.

Soumya R.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
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Collaborative Info-graphic New Age Interactive Self Service BI end to end solution

Reviewed on 2015/04/18

I am currently working as Data Analyst and for the purpose of ETL,Reporting,and daily BAU activities I have been using Panorama Necto since last 1 year. I must say I am highly impressed with some of it's competitive features which can be answer to many critical business user questions

Pros

Highly Infographic with plenty of options to choose from chart components and maps.
Seamless collaboration helps carry out a context based discussion which helps quick decision making without the need to preparing big presentations and setting up meeting rooms for verbal discussion.
Exceptional Error handling capability and its notification capability to users makes it stand out compared to other BI tools
Ability to connect to multiple datasource

Cons

Support for connectivity to Netezza is not confirmed
Multilingual Support needs enhancement

Abhishek P.
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Next Gen BI Tool Best in Class Data Discovery and Virtualization

Reviewed on 2015/09/03

The very first thing that comes in mind about Necto - Panorama Software is its scalability and it is ready made for enterprise deployment, with very minimal efforts.

Excellent in memory performance, return results with clicks, matchless click to collaborate features, just initiate discussion on data points and context, connect relevant users and dashboards and explore suggestive auto insight. Panorama Necto provides governed and guided data discovery platform. The auto-generated dashboards feature is a very good starting point for data discovery. Simple and vibrant infographic can be customized to a cell level. It has handy collaborating feature to initiate discussions with relevant users. Good performance.

Pros: 1. Auto-generated dashboards feature 2. Easy to used and highly customized info-graphics options. 3. Tools is user friendly. 4. Error notification feature is useful. 5. Handy collaborating feature to initiate discussions with relevant users.
Though It's new BI tool in the market, we are getting good community support for users and tutorials for beginners. We highly recommend this product. Additionally it supports an infographic display for information review which is unlike most of its competitors. Business users can use Panorama Necto 14's self-service data discovery and visualization capability to uncover hidden insight, present vital data, and track performance using interactive

Nidhish K.
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Incredible BI tool for data Exploration and Visualization

Reviewed on 2015/08/09

The tool is extremely easy to use, with click you can import data, explore it and create the visualizations; yes it is that easy unlike other traditional Business Intelligence tools, where you have to write tons of code!

Moreover, it is excellent in memory performance, return results with clicks, matchless click to collaborate features, just initiate discussion on data points and context, connect relevant users and dashboards and explore suggestive auto insight.

Don't worry if you have multiple databases, my client's had diverse databases and were present in multiple geographies to our utter surprise it was really easy to get hold of all the datasets and adding to Necto, within a couple of days my client had a development environment available to start the analysis on their data.

Eye catching info graphics, image bank, numerous chart options and functionality for slicing and dicing, amazing recommendation engine which can give more insights to users.

Gives IT more power to govern and manage the platform with ease, on the other hand it is equally powerful for business users.

Panorama can help medium AND small business us to replace costly BI tools and bring down the licensing cost and made tool available to more users.

Gaurav K.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
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Empowering BI graphics and Enabling BI social connect

Reviewed on 2015/04/30

Pros

I would like to say a superb approach to Business Intelligence. Necto is a pro in daily emerging market with below features:
1.) Vivid Infographics - provides user a lot of flexibility to display variations in data
2.) Heterogeneous Sources - multiple source type support makes it more adaptable
3.) Human Language - Natural language processing is the latest in market query technology and it makes Necto easy to use
4.) Social Blink - collaborative decision by a group within a BI tool, just in time

There is more in the box to offer such as exception handling, stylish dashboard for business KPI's, suggestive analysis and real time data support and on the go web accessibility etc.

Cons

Necto needs improvement for big data analysis and technical documentation to make it more aligned with developers

Malabyajit R.
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Awesomely intuitive info graphics and geo analytics with ease of use and training

Reviewed on 2015/08/17

Pros:
1) Awesome infographics and geo analytics features
2) Ease of use and train. End-user-centric
3) Exception error handling and conditional notification to stakeholder is a nice feature offered in this tool. This feature is not available in any tools.
4) Very good collaborative capability with discussion/likes/dislikes and other interactive features ensure effective data analysis
5) Matchless click to collaborate features, initiate discussion on data points and context, connect relevant users and dashboards and explore suggestive auto insight.
6) Comparatively low licensing cost as compared to traditional tools.

Pros:
1) Limited support communities and forums.
2) Limited integration to Big Data Analytics
3) The dashboard also looks bit complicated and loaded with loads with lots of gadgets at first look

Felix B.
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Incredible Self service BI tool with impeccable collaboration features

Reviewed on 2015/11/11

I used Necto to build a Marketing dashboard for post-launch analysis of services.
The tool is very easy to use , with a simple click , you can import Data from multiple sources and build Visualisations , It's very intuitive and very good for interactive analytics.
Excellent geo analytics support, readily integrate with maps and plots the charts
Another thing I like most is its self service capability , collaboration features with discussion/likes/dislikes and other interactive features to ensure effective data analysis. With Necto I really minimize the dependency on IT team.
In contrast Necto has a limited support for Big Data Analytics

Chittiappa A.
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New generation of Business Intelligence to discover new information hidden inside data.

Reviewed on 2015/07/14

Panorama Necto Pros

Panorama Necto 14 has Built-in social BI capabilities: context sensitive discussions and annotations linked to relevant data.
Panorama Necto 14 has single point of contact for data management with Dynamic dashboards & interactive UI
Panorama Necto 14 has best of Data Discovery and Enterprise BI with a unified web-based UI
Panorama Necto 14 has data mash-up in one view
Business users can use Panorama Necto 14's self-service data discovery and visualization capability to uncover hidden insight, present vital data, and track performance using interactive

Itfactory ..
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
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The Best BI Tool in new market - Much Recommended

Reviewed on 2015/05/08

Extremely easy in terms of use
Fully Web based, modern and stylish UI for the everyday business users
Easy to connect all most all the database and OLAP sources
Report Execution and performance tuning in ETL

Pros

A fully web based Stylish UI
simple ETL Processes
In-cell infographics
easy to design executive analysis
personalized decision making workboard

Cons

Nothing much we came to know so far, but require more support for training and tutorials
and online help

Gaurav P.
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  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
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Nice tool for context-based discussions. Thums up.

Reviewed on 2015/04/17

Panorama Software has added social features, exception tracking, and automated insights to its self-service BI solution.

Social Features

Necto's supports ability to subscribe to users via social features. Users can initiate context-based discussions, and search for users and relevant content within the system. it maintains and provides its own security mechanism but integrates with Active Directory (AD), third-party authentication tools, and in-house custom security mechanisms.

Subscribing to users.
Necto gives Twitter like feeling. We can subscribe to users in Necto. Subscribing to one of our colleagues lets us follow all the changes made to his or her workboard. Because you can view users' shared workboards, you can concentrate on those that are active. Subscribing is easy. You just need to click a person in the social bar, then click the Subscribe icon. A second click will unsubscribe you.

Users can start context-based discussions. include context and annotations, which are saved as part of the workboard to add more depth and foster knowledge sharing.

Pros

allows users to connect to any data source and model it via in-memory technology
available both as a client server and online service
offers support through email, phone and tutorials

Cons

Following are the shortcomings.

As Panorama Necto works heavily with Microsoft, its platform is not compatible with Macs. Also, its functionality is not supported for Blackberry devices. Also, it does not support multiple languages, as well as profit and predictive analysis features.

Note that Panorama does not offer in-person training or online chat support.

Nakul M.
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An end user centric, highly presentable report\dashboard developer tool

Reviewed on 2015/04/17

With a strong warehouse in background we are looking for a tool which is highly presentable with eye catchy infographics and easy for a Non Bi person

Pros

As the end users of our reports are mainly non BI people we were looking for a platform where they can log in and create ad hoc tailored reports with minimum confusion and array of questions with highly interactive and presentable graphics and reports for management people who drive the business based on the numbers provided.

The first and foremost request of infographics is met by Necto. Secondly considering the development goes in the report creation a strong exception handling module with suggestive and interactive and collabaration capabilities.

A nice collage of strong developer and easy on the end user features.

Cons

Performance in case of huge datasets needs to be further analysed.
Security model put forth needs to be taken in to account as banking frims will take a hard look at it.
Third party collaboration and single sign on can be a bit of a task.

Shivakant D.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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This is a good product with a lot of capability.

Reviewed on 2018/03/21

Great BI Tool that balances Ease-of-use with Functionality well.

Pros

Panorama Necto is a very powerful tool. What we like most about this product, is the ease of use of it, as users familiarize themselves with it very quickly. The ability to create and share workboards with colleagues is also a very good feature.

Cons

The least likable are

This is not compatible with Mac OS and Blackberry.
No multilanguage support.
Limited reporting customization abilities.

Shazin S.
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  • Industry: Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
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An innovation!!

Reviewed on 2015/04/14

Pros

I have been evaluating tools within our organization to be suggested to different clients which are less technical and more business user oriented for fast first hand analytics. I came across one such tool with the name Necto.

I was thrilled with the capabilities of astonishingly ready to build and simplified, modern and in-cell infographics that can be used by just right clicking on the attributes. Another feature that I think stood out in this tool is of it being suggestive which leads to automated analysis and recommendations. I also observed that it uses crowdsourcing to recommend workboards. This tool also gives a feature of it being collaborative in decision making experience wherein one can directly connect with the associates within the enterprise from within the tool.

Cons

Performance in case of huge datasets needs to be further analyzed.

A good application for basic analysts but more advanced features needs to be released by the vendor for power users in coming versions.

Cost of implementing multiple analytical tools for different sect of users should be considered.

Technical documentaion needs to be evolved with time.

Andrew B.
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  • Industry: Civic & Social Organization
  • Company size: 5 001-10 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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using multiple datasets in single dashboards is very powerful

Reviewed on 2017/11/18

Pros

Ability for non IT specialists to build powerful and sophisticated dashboard. Linking up drillthrough report easy to do.

Cons

In workboard navigation options a bit clunky...eg drop downs menus and table/graphical selections that interface with slicer would be great

Dileep kumar V.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
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Self service BI TOOL Necto

Reviewed on 2015/07/23

Necto is best tool to visualize the data in our own way. This does not require lot of coding knowledge. A beautiful way to present data to the business user.The best thing we like about this product is its ease of use and very good reporting capability. Provides cool features like Infographics and m any more easy graphics. Apart from its reporting capability, it has very good features like collaborative environment and supportive business intelligence.

Pros

Infographics, fast and easy deploy, visualize data by using own language to build data,fast and easy to deploy

Cons

Not supportable with different Operating Systems, Only available in English

Manshul G.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
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Nice tool with end user perspective

Reviewed on 2015/04/15

A good and powerful tool in terms of user-centric BI tool. Amazed with the mobile capabilities shown and infographics. New concept of recommendation engine which is really great.

Pros

Excellent Infographics, user can build their own as well.
excellent Recommendation engine
Superb on Mobile platform

Cons

1. Slow in processing
2. scripting is required when it comes to administration in terms of 3rd party authentication
3. Handling large queries is a point of concern.

Snehal K.
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  • Industry: Machinery
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
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Necto Excellent Self Service BI tool, but they should find a way to analyse big data

Reviewed on 2015/06/24

Panorama Necto provides governed and guided data discovery platform.
The auto-generated dashboards feature is a very good starting point for data discovery.
Simple and vibrant infographic can be customized to a cell level.
It has handy collaborating feature to initiate discussions with relevant users.
Good performance.

Pros

1. Auto-generated dashboards feature
2. Easy to used and highly customized info-graphics options.
3. Tools is user friendly.
4. Error notification feature is useful.
5. Handy collaborating feature to initiate discussions with relevant users.

Cons

Big Data handling is a problem.
Should support all data sources.

Aditya S.
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New age tool for data visualization, collaboration

Reviewed on 2015/06/22

We have been working and evaluating different data visualization tools and recently I tried Panorama Necto. I was really amazed with this product as it's a new age technology and powerful tool for visualizing data, creating reports.

Pros: Infographics is one of the unique feature, Rich user Interface Collaboration Easy to Implement Multiple DB connections

Cons: Less community support Tutorials for beginners. Need to focus on Big Data

Anastasia P.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 501-1 000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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Business intelligent solution

Reviewed on 2020/01/22

The main benefit is engine: recommendation and suggestive.

Pros

Necto creates links between different users, links between their interests, profiles, data. It helps to connect all business users better. The big plus is that this solution is scalable one.

Cons

It is not compatible with some OS (like for exemple Macs). It would be more useful if supportet othe OS, not only Windows.

Joey D.
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  • Industry: Public Relations & Communications
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Very satisfied

Reviewed on 2014/12/31

Pros

It has great infographics, social features, and amazing performance.

Cons

The notification feature is great, but it needs to be integrated with a reporting service in order to actually spit out detailed reports.

Sidharth D.
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  • Industry: Outsourcing/Offshoring
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
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One of the best self service BI tools. Real fun to use and explore

Reviewed on 2015/08/03

I highly recommend this tool for any business that wishes for quicker and qualitative analysis of their data. This tool is hosted over web and can connect to any industry standard backend packages that we know. It is really intelligent enough to manage the metadata and hence giving a wider and more intuitive options to use the data for creating charts and graphs.
You can do everything that you wish through simply drag and drop and few clicks. This makes a user to understand the data really quick and in a more efficient manner. Everything is quick, easy and intuitive to develop, be it a simple bar graph that gives category wise measures or a trend analysis of historical data or a gauge to understand the thresholds, anything.
The best part is that it a very simple mechanism to share the analysis and invite others to contribute to it. A collaborative BI platform in real sense.
Its ability to treat and visualize the data is simply amazing and there might be countable such options available currently apart from Necto. Slicing and dicing of data is really quick. It also provides customizable text area to place the interesting insights. I have worked on several tools before but Necto is a real game changer. It would be amazing to see what new features it evolves with. Again a highly recommended tool for holistic and self-service BI.

Pros

Connects to any data (most backend packages as per industry standards)
Understands the nature of data and the metadata really well. Treats the data on the fly and creates smart visualizations.
Creates basic data arrangements easily without waiting for the users to instruct. For an example, given a date field it creates a calendar hierarchy by default.
Comes with lot of option to modify and build the smart infographic. Uses innovative pictures and charts to create the dashboards
Provides a centrally hosted collaborative platform to share your work to a wider audience but only of your choice. The role based access is really amazing
It has smart computing abilities to deliver some of the complex analytical requirements such as what-if analysis, pinpointing the actual issues and side by side comparison of business factors.
Helps you identify why you are succeeding and where you should shift your focus to.
The maps are amazing and they just don’t act as control points rather you can populate various measures on them making it really efficient to understand the business in geographical info graph
All in all a really great tool to work on and absolute value for money.

Cons

Ability to handle bigdata and advance data modelling capbilities.