Table A: Category and Subcategory Ratings for Each Product
Category Subcategory Weights Cognos
PowerPlay
Crystal
Analysis
Microsoft
Office
Panorama
NovaView
ProClarity Average
Content Manipulate Axis Sets 5.0 2.5 2.8 2.6 2.5 2.3 2.6
Dimensions 5.0 1.6 2.1 1.9 2.4 2.9 2.2
Manipulate Slicers 5.0 1.0 1.0 1.6 3.0 3.4 2.0
Calculations (Can you make them with no knowledge of MDX?) 5.0 1.4 1.9 2.0 2.9 1.9 2.0
Actions and Drillthrough 5.0 0.8 1.7 0.0 3.0 2.6 1.6
Write-back (use Forecast cube from Vendors database) 5.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.4 2.2 0.9
Content Total 30.0 1.2 1.6 1.4 2.7 2.5 1.9
Presentation Cell Formatting 5.0 2.3 1.3 2.0 1.4 1.1 1.6
Report Format/Layout 15.0 2.8 1.3 1.5 2.9 1.3 2.0
Charting 10.0 2.6 2.2 2.4 1.6 2.7 2.3
Presentation Total 30.0 2.7 1.6 1.9 2.2 1.7 2.0
Environment Framework 2.0 2.6 2.0 2.2 3.2 2.6 2.5
Offline Reports 2.0 1.1 0.3 1.8 2.6 2.1 1.6
Guided User Experience 5.0 3.4 2.4 2.2 3.2 2.6 2.8
Distribution 3.0 1.8 1.9 0.5 1.9 2.2 1.7
Controlled User Experience 3.0 1.4 1.6 1.5 1.6 2.4 1.7
Integration with Office Tools 2.0 2.5 0.0 3.4 1.6 2.0 1.9
Support/Training 3.0 3.1 2.9 1.8 2.7 2.5 2.6
Environment Total 20.0 2.4 1.8 1.8 2.5 2.4 2.2
Customization MDX Exposed 10.0 0.0 1.3 1.5 1.5 3.0 1.5
Programmable 10.0 1.9 0.8 3.1 1.8 3.5 2.2
Customization Total 20.0 1.0 1.0 2.3 1.7 3.2 1.8

LEGEND
0 - Nonexistent or Irrelevant
1 - Available or Limited
2 - Adequate
3 - Good (met expectations)
4 - Excellent (surprised us)