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  • 1.  Spectrum Data Hosting & Business Intelligence Module

    Posted 08-07-2018 17:41
    Good Afternoon,
    We're considering switching our data being stored on our own server to Spectrum's hosting and are wondering what everyone else's experience has been in making this switch. It's relatively expensive to do this, but I hear that the software's performance on Spectrum's hosting is exceptional.

    Also, what are your thoughts on their business intelligence module. It appears to be a very good application in theory, but want get input from others that are using it.

    Thanks for any help you can provide us.

    Glenn Furman
    Chief Financial Officer
    Kerr Contractors of Oregon, Inc.
    Woodburn, OR

  • 2.  RE: Spectrum Data Hosting & Business Intelligence Module

    Posted 08-08-2018 07:13
    So we went right to Spectrum hosting our data when we started with them last year.  Almost never have any issues - the only issue we have is when there's been general internet problems, but that's obviously not Spectrum's fault.

    As for BI - I think it'll be good eventually but it's still missing a lot of usability.  The limitation is the cubes they create - they're just not enough of them.  Right now it's mostly limited to job information and some AR/GL stuff.  I just keep finding when I want to build a report I can sometimes get close, but not quite what I want.

    I've been able to use Crystal Reports and Tableau in the past that requires pretty good understanding of database structure, etc but was basically limitless on what you could create.  Spectrum uses temporary tables to build a lot of their reports and that does not lend itself well to these products so I'm just continuing to hold out hope that BI gets there eventually.  I have been sending in suggestions and feedback.

    Deanna Burroughs CPA
    Director of Finance
    Battaglia Electric, Inc.
    New Castle DE
    (302) 325-6100

  • 3.  RE: Spectrum Data Hosting & Business Intelligence Module

    Posted 12-20-2018 08:20
    I was wondering if anyone on this thread has found a BI solution that works for them.  We are a BI solution provider for Viewpoint Vista partnering with MS Power BI to provide dashboards and Excel for data analytics.  Let us know how we can help you with your BI needs.

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    Tuong Do
    Director of Development
    Prospection Business Intelligence
    (805) 229-1267