Argos Reporting Software

Enterprise-level reporting tools for colleges & universities

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Argos Reporting Software Overview

What is Argos Reporting Software?

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.

Argos Reporting Software Overview

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Request a demo and pricing information via the Evisions website.


Argos Reporting Software Features

Devices
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Markets
United States, Canada
Supported Languages
English

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The Interactive Charts feature combines multiple data sources with dynamic real time dashboard creation
Example report output showing demo data pertaining to invoice information by vendor(s)
An example of the software's interactive charts feature showing registrar cohort retention
OLAP Cubes example that demonstrates the option to vislualize data graphically with on-the-fly charting options
An example of an interactive Argos dashboard highlighting the ability to add custom branding
Argos is an enterprise reporting solution for the higher education sector boasting secured cloud-based deployment and unlimited user access
Interactive Charts feature showing a color-coded pie chart detailing IT and user login histories
An illustration of the software's interactive charting and a financial analytics dashboard showing organizational budgeting
OLAP Cubes, an advanced feature module, enables Argos users to answer complex queries without requiring custom queries created by a DataBlock Designer
OLAP Cubes within Argos enable data to be analyzed with greater flexibility, incluidng the ability to run point-in-time statistical and trend analysis
Argos Reporting Software video Argos Reporting Software screenshot: The Interactive Charts feature combines multiple data sources with dynamic real time dashboard creation Argos Reporting Software screenshot: Example report output showing demo data pertaining to invoice information by vendor(s) Argos Reporting Software screenshot: An example of the software's interactive charts feature showing registrar cohort retention Argos Reporting Software screenshot: OLAP Cubes example that demonstrates the option to vislualize data graphically with on-the-fly charting options Argos Reporting Software screenshot: An example of an interactive Argos dashboard highlighting the ability to add custom branding Argos Reporting Software screenshot: Argos is an enterprise reporting solution for the higher education sector boasting secured cloud-based deployment and unlimited user access Argos Reporting Software screenshot: Interactive Charts feature showing a color-coded pie chart detailing IT and user login histories Argos Reporting Software screenshot: An illustration of the software's interactive charting and a financial analytics dashboard showing organizational budgeting Argos Reporting Software screenshot: OLAP Cubes, an advanced feature module, enables Argos users to answer complex queries without requiring custom queries created by a DataBlock Designer Argos Reporting Software screenshot: OLAP Cubes within Argos enable data to be analyzed with greater flexibility, incluidng the ability to run point-in-time statistical and trend analysis

Argos Reporting Software Reviews

Argos Reporting Software Reviews

Overall rating
4,5
/
5
Excellent
40

Very good
22

Average
4

Poor
1

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,5
Features
4,2
Ease of Use
4,3
Customer Support
4,6
93% recommended this app
Stephen F.

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

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


Gohreen A.

Powerful tool.

One click reports for my department.


Beverly D.

I am the sole report writer for the school I work for.

The benefit of having datablocks to store dashboards, reports, charts and olap cubes all in one place.


Reginald l. B.

Glad We Switches

Use this for course scheduling, pulling the semester Schedules in a breeze. We also use this for locating our majors and their emails in order to develop and update our undergraduate lietserv


Verified Reviewer

Excellent Higher Education Enterprise Reporting

We use Argos to report out of Ellucian's Banner for end users. The software, for these needs, is reliable and straight forward to use.


Stephen F.
Industry: Higher Education
Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees

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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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Gohreen A.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 10 000+ Employees

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

Beverly D.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 201-500 Employees

I am the sole report writer for the school I work for.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/04/16
Review Source: Capterra

The benefit of having datablocks to store dashboards, reports, charts and olap cubes all in one place.

Pros

I like the way it is designed where you can create datablocks to hold multiple reports, charts and olaps

Cons

I have used several other report writer tools and I find Argos to not be as intuitive as it can be.

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Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend: 6.0/10

Reginald l. B.
Industry: Higher Education
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Glad We Switches

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/12/03
Review Source: Capterra

Use this for course scheduling, pulling the semester Schedules in a breeze. We also use this for locating our majors and their emails in order to develop and update our undergraduate lietserv

Pros

This is a much better product than Crystal Reports which we used before. It’s quite easy to use! What I like most is that when you print out a data sheet/report on the last page it leaves a trail of how you got to that report. I also like that you can save the reports in various formats to ensure the data prints out accurately.

Cons

Our program is ALWAYS down so not sure if that is something related to Argos or the campus system/servers. But, we get emails almost daily that reporting is on hold until an issue is fixed.

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Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Higher Education
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Excellent Higher Education Enterprise Reporting

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/11/26
Review Source: Capterra

We use Argos to report out of Ellucian's Banner for end users. The software, for these needs, is reliable and straight forward to use.

Pros

The ability to have reports scheduled to run and be run on demand is vital for my team. I value that you are able to access the reporting platform via the web or an application. The application/desktop version is more robust and is my preferred option. Exporting reports to .csv's is a good option with data manipulation needs to occur. Dashboards in Argos are helpful for viewing records and other items without having to export data.

Cons

The inability to view the SQL logic behind the reports/queries is frustrating as an end user. I understand from a security perspective why this is not allowed. The web interface tends to time out on larger/more complex queries.

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Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

User recommendation
8,6/10
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Argos Reporting Software Pricing

Argos Reporting Software Pricing

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Value for Money
4,5/5
Based on 67 user ratings
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Argos Reporting Software Features

Argos Reporting Software Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Assessment Management
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Blended Learning
Calendar Management
Communication Management
Content Management
Course Authoring
Customizable Branding
Data Import/Export
Learning Management
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Reporting & Statistics
Self Service Portal
Third Party Integration
Features
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Additional information for Argos Reporting Software

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
  • 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
  • Filtered views
  • Financial aid management
  • Financial reports
  • 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
  • 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

    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
    • 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
    • Filtered views
    • Financial aid management
    • Financial reports
    • 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
    • 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:

    Phone Support, Online Support