Established in 2002, Jedox has grown into a team of 130 employees, including 40-50 in research and development. The vendor serves clients worldwide from its headquarters in Freiburg, Germany, and via its partner network. According to its own accounts, Jedox generated a turnover of 15 million US dollars in 2015.
The company’s flagship product is Jedox Suite, a BI product with planning, reporting and analysis capabilities. The suite, which runs on the company’s own multidimensional database, is designed for business users. The underlying philosophy of Jedox Suite is to extend the familiar Excel environment with specific BI functionality. The solution, which offers both an Excel client and a Web interface resembling a spreadsheet as front ends, was first launched in 2004. The Excel add-in is a classic spreadsheet interface combining well-known Excel functions with additional Jedox features. The Web client has a browser-based spreadsheet interface – a type of Excel on the Web – with additional functions. According to the company, more than 1,700 clients worldwide use the Jedox product today.
The product is aimed at business power users who create individual planning, reporting and analysis applications with the flexible multidimensional database in a familiar spreadsheet environment. These applications can be published to groups of users through Jedox Web and Jedox Mobile. Both centralized top down and decentralized bottom up planning scenarios can be implemented with Jedox. Classified as a development environment, there are several solution templates available that focus on specific planning topics (e.g. sales, HR, financials, marketing) and industries.
User & Use Cases
Jedox is mainly used for Excel-based standard/enterprise reporting, ad hoc query, basic data analysis (typically OLAP) and planning. Advanced analysis is considered an important use case for the future by 59 percent of respondents using Jedox.
With a median of 30 users, Jedox is usually found in rather small scenarios. However, the mean of 63 users per company shows that the product can also be used in mid-size environments. The size of customer companies varies between 1 and 2,500 employees.
As the tasks carried out by business users show, Jedox Suite is a very business user-oriented product. Even tasks like modeling and enriching data are often performed by customers in business departments, with little help from IT.
Current vs. planned use
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5 products most often evaluated in competition with Jedox
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Percentage of employees using Jedox
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Number of users using Jedox
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Tasks carried out with Jedox by business users
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Company size (number of employees)
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