What do you like best?
Intuitevely understandable design
Can build beautiful charts and graphs and gauges
Group table functionality allowing to pick store-item combinations
Can rename columns to reflect understandable metrics for particular users
MDX and formulas help to build much more on available metrics
Advanced filter is really helpful
Alerts and Sorting rules are available and help to prioritize issues
User guide from strategy companion has been recently available to me and it's much easier to sort out how things work having it
What do you dislike?
Can't process reports containing large data sets & MDX due to too long waiting time / crushing
Not available in Russian Language - stops some users from using
Always wishing responce time was faster on every move / action
MDX are really complex, still strugling to figure them out
Some times session expires unexpectedly and changes that i made to reports are lost. if there could be a warning or autosave - that would help a lot .
Recommendations to others considering the product:
User-friendly interface, nice charts and graphs to support your presentations with fact data
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
I help customer solve their problems based on established RSi use cases - On-Shelf availability, distribution compliance, phantom stocks, new product launches, promo analysis, forecasting planning etc..
Other than that we have customers who use retailer portals for downloading the data. They enjoy Strategy Companion (RI in our case), they say it's much more comfortable, faster, easy to use then retailer portals (not mentioning customers who just get the data in csv....).