What do you like best?
After initial learning curve (Logi Studio), can quickly prototype and develop a BI site. Can create "dynamic" connections to data sources (SQL Server for instance) to allow for multiple connections. Ability to insert "dynamic" variables before query is submitted to SQL server engine is a big plus. The ability to quickly and easily filter data by customer without creating hundreds of connections is a major advantage when trying to quickly add additional customers. Being able to create standard reports that apply to all customers by using the "dynamic" variables is something we have not see in other packages.
Unlike some other solutions, Logi does offer some good initial elements what would require programming in other applications (MS Excel/PDF exports, charting, data filters, etc.).
The company has evolved over the years from being a "complete solution" to being more of a tool kit for embedding BI into websites, but can still be used as a "complete solution". Given the time, resources and tenacity, you can do a lot with the software.
What do you dislike?
Documentation on Logi DevNet site is rudimentary and lacks details or, in some cases, has been found to be missing steps; samples are also very basic compared to their main website's "visual gallery". Support is also lacking at times, spend more time trying to explain a problem then resolving it, most often coming up with our own solutions. User forum is not very active, cannot find solutions elsewhere (web searches / Google), only on the DevNet site.
The software does not appear to be able to handle large data sets (hundreds of millions of records), with no easy initial filtering when using their more advanced analytical tools (Analysis Grid, Discovery, for example).
Recommendations to others considering the product:
Logi Analytics (Info, add on items such as Discovery/Thinkspace) will have an initial learning curve, as will any software product. The product is great for quick prototyping/development/release of a simple BI solution, but does not handle large (hundreds of millions of records) well, but Logi does offer some built in attributes that will help with some of the large dataset loading for basic report creation. The solution does not work as well for their advanced tools/analysis or exports. However, for exports, anything over 10k records is not longer a report but is a "data dump".
Trying to do something more advanced with the Logi Analytics software may require hiring a Logi consultant at $$$.
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
We analyze the transportation industry and need to replicate different data formats across hundreds of databases to support multi-tenant (customer) BI reports and "ad hoc" data review on millions or hundreds of millions of records per customer. Using the Logi software we have the ability to create one dynamic data connection and hundreds generic reports that dynamically filter depending on the customer or the customer's unique requirements.