Argos Reporting Software

Argos Reporting Software

Enterprise-level reporting tools for colleges & universities

4.5/5 (65 reviews)

Argos Reporting Software Overview

Evisions Argos is an enterprise reporting solution that has been designed specifically for deployment within the higher education sector, catering to colleges and universities. The cloud-based software facilitates the running of ad-hoc queries to more sophisticated real time analytics and dashboard creation, with no additional tools or middle layer required. Providing an intuitive UI with a drag and drop report designer, Argos also supports the familiar SQL insert, update, and delete operations necessary to delivering the insights associated with making data-driven decisions.

Argos is built around the construct of DataBlocks, instantiated by authorized power users designated as DataBlock Designers. Report Writers are then able to create and modify their own reports via access to existing DataBlocks, with each DataBlock able to answer the needs of multiple report requirements to promote reuse and reduce development time. Operating within a clutch of user types, Report Viewer users are then capable of viewing created reports within the system with read only access to OLAP (Online Analytical Processing) data cubes and dashboards. A dedicated, connected CO-OP community then feeds into the Argos infrastructure to provide wider sharing among users, while data export options support a range of standard file formats including CSV, PDF, HTML, XLS, RTF and XML. Optional modules then provide more advanced features to extend the system's standard report styles and functionality, such as the addition of interactive chart visualizations within dynamic real time dashboards. Extra chart types including bar graphs and pie charts can be made interactive to provide data drill downs for deeper user analysis, while centralized inbound / outbound data connectivity, OLAP cubes and the Argos API add further flexibility.

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Markets

Canada, United States

Supported Languages

English

Argos Reporting Software Reviews

Overall rating
4.5/5
92% positive reviews
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Gohreen A.

Powerful tool.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/04/13
Review Source: Capterra

One click reports for my department.





Pros

I can have reports available for functional users of me department with one click. Different charts can be created. Olap cube is very helpful. We do our admission letters with this product. Recently created probation and warning letters.

Cons

When our central IT has problem in nightly ODS update.







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Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10
Greg K.

Quick, powerful and intuitive software for database reports

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/04/13
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

User interface is incredibly intuitive while also providing great power and flexibility. Even users with no SQL experience can create complex queries using the visual designer. For experienced SQL developers, the text editor is available.

Outputs can be in the form of interactive dashboards with charts, graphs, indicators and multi column lists, or CSV files, xml data extracts, and PDF files.

The clever application developer can even turn this reporting tool into a data input application for maintenance data in your database delivering a user-friendly front end for end users.

One of the most outstanding features of Argos is the company behind it. Evisions is by far the best company to work with that a customer could ever find. Their tech support is exceptional: highly responsive, incredibly knowledgeable, never hesitating to offer a webex session and really dig in to find a solution. Software updates are very solid and dependable, saving us many hours of testing because of their track record of reliability.

Cons

The banded report editor is the weakest part of the software. It is the least intuitive and least flexible, only offering output in an often poorly rendered PDF file format. It lacks output options such as a Word file format, and forces you to construct your report output into bands of data, instead of a more flexible page layout format.

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Verified Reviewer

Enables an easy end user view of the data in a format that is useful for day to day work.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/04/13
Review Source: Capterra

The end users can do their work by running their on-demand reports and not waiting for a technical person to do it. It is easy to add or rearrange data on reports. You can build unlimited reports to handle all the special requests for specific purposes knowing that the data is accurate.

Pros

It is fairly easy to convert an sql script to a pool of data where you can create reports of all types for the end user to run on demand. You can select variables to create the pool or you can filter within the reports to get only the data the end user should have. You like spreadsheets, it can do that. You need to fill in forms, it can do that.

Cons

Variable functionality on some browsers. You can always get to where you want to be but sometimes you have to take detours with some versions of some browsers. sometimes it is a right click and other times you have to click on the tool button. Sometimes it doesn't show the whole list but you can type something in the search box and it will find it.

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Anthony H.

I was using Argos for more than 10 years, I am happy with it, it is a good report tools

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/04/13
Review Source: Capterra

Good and easy to use

Pros

Argos is very simple to use and easy to learn, it has very rich of features that meet the requirement of my school. I like the free type of SQL statement most, because I am a programmer and had very strong skill of SQL scripts, therefore I can just write up the requirement by SQL and then paste into the SQL free type screen. The result return from the report is exactly what I need.
To develop a report a very easy, just a few click and it also has a lot of Graphic features available, that makes the report has with the highest vision effect.
Argos has a very good customer support and it can solve my problem in a very quick time.

Cons

My school is still cannot use single sign on to the Argo server, it may be something missing from the set up in my school. It is not easy and clear to relate the items in the variables to the form design screen.
When I use Argos to update Banner table, the DML set up is not clear, whenever user were in more than one groups, the lower privilege over written the highest one. We run Argos report in Oracle AppEx system, but whenever we change the Argos report, it is not simple, something like we need to re-compile the report and generate a new link.

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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Stephen F.

Argos replaced Crystal for most our customers on campus. Evisions is an outstanding company.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/04/17
Review Source: Capterra

Argos allows us to create reports from different databases on campus.

Pros

The customer service is the best in the business at Evisions. There are a ton of training videos that help in the transition and ongoing use. There a 2 options for creating data blocks with one being for visual users with drag and drop and the other being for more technical users with entering SQL. A lot of our previous Crystal reports could be transferred quickly to Argos with minimal additional work.

Cons

Although most of our reports could be transferred quickly, some could not. This led to an entire department staying with Crystal. Their reports were too complicated to move in an efficient manner. There are some limitations to what you can do in the reports, but Evisions does listen to their customers, so updates are done frequently.

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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10

Argos Reporting Software Pricing

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Pricing options
Free Trial
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Value for money

Request a demo and pricing information via the Evisions website.

Argos Reporting Software Features

  • API
  • Attendance Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Data Import/Export
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Time & Attendance Tracking

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Assessment Management
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Calendar Management
  • Communication Management
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Catalog
  • Learning Management
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Records Management
  • Registration Management
  • Self Service Portal
  • eLearning Management

Additional information for Argos Reporting Software

Key features of Argos Reporting Software

  • API
  • Academic reporting
  • Ad hoc reporting
  • Admissions management
  • Alumni management
  • Application integration
  • Application security
  • Attendance management
  • Attendance tracking
  • Attendance tracking
  • Authentication
  • Automatic formatting
  • Budgeting
  • Charting
  • Collaboration tools
  • Curriculum management
  • Customizable branding
  • Customizable templates
  • Dashboard creation
  • Data connectors
  • Data filtering
  • Data import / export
  • Data source connectors
  • Drag & drop
  • ERP integration
  • Facility management
  • Faculty / staff management
  • Faculty / staff management
  • Filtered views
  • Financial aid management
  • Financial reports
  • Fundraising management
  • Fundraising management
  • Graphical user interface
  • Higher education
  • Independent / private
  • Multiple data sources
  • Multiple user accounts
  • PDF conversion
  • Real time data
  • Real time reporting
  • Role-based permissions
  • Scheduled / automated reports
  • Scheduled reporting
  • Scheduling
  • Student information / records
  • Student information / records
  • Summary reports

Benefits

  • Argos is a cloud-based enterprise reporting solution aimed at the higher education sector, promising a full SQL-based platform delivering real time ad hoc reporting capabilities for unlimited users.
  • A range of user types include Report Viewer for running formatted reports and exporting, Report Writer giving access to a built-in wizard for designing and modifying formatted report templates, Datablock Designer for building sections of data, plus Administrator able to manage multiple database connections.
  • Argos includes its own dedicated CO-OP User Community available to all users for sharing reports, Datablocks and also reporting best practices.
  • Advanced features include the Interactive Charting module with real time summary dashboard creation boasting visualization options including bar graph, pie chart, gauges and line plots etc.
  • Data protection and security features promise user authentication, direct ties into database security and AES-based encryption to keep the reporting process and the resulting output protected.
  • Argos Reporting Software FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Argos Reporting Software.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Argos Reporting Software offer?

    Argos Reporting Software offers the following pricing plans:

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Not Available

    Request a demo and pricing information via the Evisions website.

    Q. What are the main features of Argos Reporting Software?

    Argos Reporting Software offers the following features:

    • API
    • Academic reporting
    • Ad hoc reporting
    • Admissions management
    • Alumni management
    • Application integration
    • Application security
    • Attendance management
    • Attendance tracking
    • Attendance tracking
    • Authentication
    • Automatic formatting
    • Budgeting
    • Charting
    • Collaboration tools
    • Curriculum management
    • Customizable branding
    • Customizable templates
    • Dashboard creation
    • Data connectors
    • Data filtering
    • Data import / export
    • Data source connectors
    • Drag & drop
    • ERP integration
    • Facility management
    • Faculty / staff management
    • Faculty / staff management
    • Filtered views
    • Financial aid management
    • Financial reports
    • Fundraising management
    • Fundraising management
    • Graphical user interface
    • Higher education
    • Independent / private
    • Multiple data sources
    • Multiple user accounts
    • PDF conversion
    • Real time data
    • Real time reporting
    • Role-based permissions
    • Scheduled / automated reports
    • Scheduled reporting
    • Scheduling
    • Student information / records
    • Student information / records
    • Summary reports

    Q. Who are the typical users of Argos Reporting Software?

    Argos Reporting Software has the following typical customers:

    Large Enterprises, Public Administrations

    Q. What languages does Argos Reporting Software support?

    Argos Reporting Software supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Argos Reporting Software offer?

    Argos Reporting Software has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Argos Reporting Software support mobile devices?

    We do not have any information about what devices Argos Reporting Software supports

    Q. What other apps does Argos Reporting Software integrate with?

    We do not have any information about what integrations Argos Reporting Software has

    Q. What level of support does Argos Reporting Software offer?

    Argos Reporting Software offers the following support options:

    Online Support, Phone Support