Established in 2002, Jedox has grown into a team of more than 150 employees, including 50 in research and development as well as 25 consultants. The vendor serves clients worldwide through its headquarters in Freiburg, Germany, its seven international offices, and a partner network. According to its own accounts, Jedox generated an increase in turnover of 50 percent in 2016, mainly in the EMEA region, the United States and APAC.
The company’s flagship product is Jedox Suite, a flexible BI and CPM product with planning, reporting and analysis capabilities. The suite runs on the company’s own multidimensional in-memory database. The underlying philosophy of Jedox Suite is to extend the familiar Excel environment with specific BI and planning functionality.
The solution, which offers both an Excel client and 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 1,900 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 in-memory database in a familiar spreadsheet environment. However, tasks such as integrating data into Jedox OLAP Server may require IT support. Trained business users can later take on responsibility for the administration and further development of Jedox applications. These applications can be published to large groups of users through Jedox Web and Jedox Mobile.
Classified as a development environment, in its latest version Jedox now provides predefined planning models for P&L, cost center, sales and HR via its own marketplace integrated in Jedox Suite.
User & Use Cases
Jedox is mainly used for Excel-based standard/enterprise reporting, ad hoc query, basic data analysis (typically OLAP), budgeting/planning and dashboards/scorecards. Advanced analysis is considered an important use case for the future by 50 percent of respondents using Jedox.
Jedox targets companies of all sizes across all industries. 62 percent of our sample of Jedox customers come from mid-sized companies (100-2,500 employees), but there is also a significant amount of smaller customers with fewer users (26 percent). With a median of 30 users (mean of 70 users) Jedox implementations are rather small compared to competitors.
As the tasks carried out with Jedox by business users show, Jedox Suite is a very business user-oriented product. Even tasks like modeling/enriching data and exploring/analyzing data are frequently 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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