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Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Roambi Analytics - App Review



As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words... but a decent presentation can be worth millions. Roambi lets (indeed encourages) you to take raw data and build representations.

Now for the ACIDS test:

Aesthetics
There is some sample data, as well as introductory video. It is worth your while to play with these and get a better idea of how Roambi works.

The video will probably have you going 'wow', although everything happens so fast, and is not full screen size on an iPad, that you will find it difficult to follow; nevertheless, very impressive.

As an example, take the world population data. You can flick through actual and projected pie charts but, best is that you can spin them and get more detailed information on any given country.

Somewhat oddly, if you go to email a sheet, it does not work, you have to choose to take a screenshot and this is then emailed.

If you want a better idea of how Roambi works from a data input point of view, there is an excellent manual here.

Cost
The App is free, as is a 30 day trial to Roambi.com, thereafter, you need to subscribe, and there is even a free 'lite' version available for personal use. Business users pay $39 per month per named user.

Indispensability
This is just a teaser so, it's your decision.

Dependability
At the end of the day it's your data you are handling so it's GIGO (reminds me, I haven't heard that expression in years - Garbage In Garbage Out). The data needs to be entered in the first place; Roambi will not do that for you.

Security
Your data will be stored in the Amazon S3 cloud. this is the infrastructure that the mighty Amazon uses to run its own global network of web sites. Although it is no doubt very secure, you do run a new risk as the data is no longer in your hands.

ACIDS Test Rating:

Excel pivot tables on steroids.

To find out how the ACIDS Test works, click here.


You can get Roambi Analytics duplicate here and support for the App here.


9 comments:

  1. There are some excellent examples, usefully broken down by industry and job which might help you understand better at http://www.roambi.com/business

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  2. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 7.0.0 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    A completely redesigned experience for iOS 7.

    • Re-designed aesthetic

    • New Gallery interface for your Roambi Library

    • The New Roambi Card View (New visualization for both iPad and iPhone)

    • New "View Bar" consolidates all the in view features into one, simple toolbar

    • Annotations - New annotations feature lets you callout key data points and share screenshots with your peers

    • A wide variety of productivity enhancements

    • Various bug fixes

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  3. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 7.2.0 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    Back in Black!!
    Roambi 7.2 marks the triumphant return of the black skin. Often imitated, but never duplicated, the meticulously redesigned black skin brings back the look that started it all.

    Support for Salesforce.com and Box.com

    Improved stability.

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  4. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 7.2.1 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    Back in Black!!
    Roambi 7.2 marks the triumphant return of the black skin. Often imitated, but never duplicated, the meticulously redesigned black skin brings back the look that started it all.

    Support for Salesforce.com and Box.com

    Improved stability.

    ReplyDelete
  5. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 7.3.0 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    Support has been added for improved invitation workflow
    An in-app browser has been added to display embedded URLs
    Indentation toggling has been added for the key column of Layers reports
    Bug fixes

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  6. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 7.3.2 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    Bug fixes

    ReplyDelete
  7. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 7.4.1 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    This release makes it easier than ever for users to manage, navigate and explore Roambi reports on their devices. The newly designed manager’s list based view allows users to quickly scroll through all of their reports, while the new full screen Connect view for iPad simplifies browsing for reports.

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  8. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 7.4.2 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    Bug fixes

    ReplyDelete
  9. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 7.4.4 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    Bug fixes related to filtering Collections, duplicate organization entries and opening certain Elements reports.

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