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Cumul is a personalized dashboard creation tool for SaaS and enterprise companies. It enables businesses to create interactive analytics experiences that help them make more informed and confident decisions. Product managers can ship all of their analytics in the blink of an eye, with no engineering required.

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  • Jonathan R.Infrastructure Architect and Data Scientist
    Review
    5.0

    The API is truly feature complete, and embedding is seamless. As good as the native UI is, the API is the real driver of this powerful platform. If you can imagine yourself performing a task in the UI, the API supports doing it dynamically from within your own application. Anything generated inside Cumul.io can be embedded in your application with ease, and not in an iframe like the majority of competitors. The speed and sophistication of the product are virtually unmatched when it comes to embedding and achieving a clean look. Elements generated in Cumul.io can be made to look like they truly belong in your site, unlike many other solutions which require odd templates and styling protocols to be used. The selection of visualizations is comprehensive enough to cover all reasonable use cases and enable rapid development of ad-hoc dashboards for quick analysis or story telling. The staff at cumul.io are a pleasure to work with and are extremely knowledgeable and skilled in their craft. When they speak, we shut up and listen. We don't always agree with their recommendations, but we always learn something through the process. They have quickly become our favorite vendor. It is truly difficult to think of anything negative that needs to be mentioned. The tools for traditional tabular reporting are somewhat rudimentary and limited, but they work very well at their intended purpose, which is to supplement the visualizations. However, Cumul.io has been very responsive to our requests for enhancements to these tools, delivering improvements quickly and reliably. We searched for years for a framework we could use to construct basic tabular reports, sophisticated visualizations, and dashboards that could not only blend in with our visual styling, but could be adopted to our native security model, which supports a multi-tenant, multi-role, business to business platform. Cumul.io delivered! Hi Jonathan, your kind words make us blush! :-) It's a delight to read that you are gaining the most value out of our platform, thanks for your feedback.

  • Verified User in Logistics and Supply ChainSmall-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
    Review
    4.5

    Our main reason for choosing cumul.io was the API-first design philosophy. Unlike other BI platforms that demand direct access to your databases or warehouses, cumul.io lets us create a plugin that acts as a translator between our data and cumul.io's query engine. We've then managed to pipe everything through our public facing APIs - the very same ones we expose to customers already, with little to no changes. This means as we extend our APIs to cover more of our data sources, our web-applications can make use of them, and cumul.io dashboards can immediately be built over that same data source. And if we change databases, or have different DBs for different purposes - even for the same notional type of data - it makes no difference to our BI whatsoever. It's hard to over-state how important this form of abstraction layer is to a small company that will evolve over time. We're not locked into a particular database schema because our BI was configured to understand it; we're free to make technical choices behind the API-curtain. That's powerful, and cumul.io was one of only a small handful of BI providers that understand that need. The platform is young, and it sometimes shows. We've found a few bugs here and there, and the documentation hasn't always been up-to-date. On the other hand, the cumul.io team has been amazingly responsive - in some cases fixing these bugs the same day we found them! We use cumul.io to visualise customer data; current and historic. The main benefit has been to give us the ability to perform cross-filtering on different facets of information without us having to know the questions our customers want to ask before they ask them. With cumul.io we can pass data up to their platform, and filter part A on a subset of part B without changing anything at our end. Thanks for your elaborate feedback, we appreciate it! Glad to hear you are enjoying our API-first design to the maximum.

  • Roxane V.Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
    Review
    4.0

    The very easy way of adding widgets to the dashboard and to add data to it. The filtering possibilities. The limited amount of available widgets and options. For some things you need to be creative to achieve what you would like to see on your dashboard. For example displaying the time, conditional colors in a pivot table,... The program is easy to use. It is straightforward how to make your own dashboard and how to add data to the widgets that you have placed. The filtering is very helpful and is connected to all the widgets. The design is appealing and colors can be changed. There is a possibility to make a connection with teamleader and other apps in order to get insight in teamleader (and other) data. The dashboard can be shared with other people. It can as well be visualized on an external screen. It is possible to add additional formulae to your datasets. You can as well set the timing for synchronizing data. Although the minimal timing that can be selected is 1 hour, they were willing to set the refresh rate to 15 minutes for one dataset that really needs to be up to date. When you have a question our you need support they are always prepared to help you solve your issues. We created a dashboard to follow up the status of running simulations on a supercomputer. The benefits of using cumul.io for this is that all co-workers can visualize the dashboard, filter on their name or project, ... Another dashboard also keeps track of the history of projects and simulations. The filtering and conditional colors is a huge benefit for this. Hi Roxane, many thanks for your elaborate feedback, we appreciate it a lot! It may interest you that we just did a full revamp of our pivot table, so conditional coloring in pivot tables is now available. Feel free to explore and let us know your thoughts! ;-)

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  • Roxane V.Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
    Review
    4.0

    The very easy way of adding widgets to the dashboard and to add data to it. The filtering possibilities. The limited amount of available widgets and options. For some things you need to be creative to achieve what you would like to see on your dashboard. For example displaying the time, conditional colors in a pivot table,... The program is easy to use. It is straightforward how to make your own dashboard and how to add data to the widgets that you have placed. The filtering is very helpful and is connected to all the widgets. The design is appealing and colors can be changed. There is a possibility to make a connection with teamleader and other apps in order to get insight in teamleader (and other) data. The dashboard can be shared with other people. It can as well be visualized on an external screen. It is possible to add additional formulae to your datasets. You can as well set the timing for synchronizing data. Although the minimal timing that can be selected is 1 hour, they were willing to set the refresh rate to 15 minutes for one dataset that really needs to be up to date. When you have a question our you need support they are always prepared to help you solve your issues. We created a dashboard to follow up the status of running simulations on a supercomputer. The benefits of using cumul.io for this is that all co-workers can visualize the dashboard, filter on their name or project, ... Another dashboard also keeps track of the history of projects and simulations. The filtering and conditional colors is a huge benefit for this. Hi Roxane, many thanks for your elaborate feedback, we appreciate it a lot! It may interest you that we just did a full revamp of our pivot table, so conditional coloring in pivot tables is now available. Feel free to explore and let us know your thoughts! ;-)

  • Cyr P.Commercial Director
    Review
    4.5

    Integration possibilities in or own platform are a big plus Implement look and feel in a customized manner which enables us as an agency to not only adapt each dashboard to our own internal guidelines but also adapt it to the brand guidelines of each individual brand we are currently working for Customer care and speed of feedback and problem-solving are really fast. The chat option is always available for some quick and easy feedback Creative and innovative approach in challenges of data visualisation No points we really dislike at the moment on a structural level We see it more as durable evolution in the offering by Cumul.io to add AI possibilities in datasets During our daily use, we often send out some remarks and requested evolutions of their platform. Some points we have mentioned are really minor in comparison with the global possibilities - Have a 'clear all filters' solution when having a filter heavy dashboard - Linking of datasets made more visible Use their test days to create some dashboards and discover the ease to deploy your first dashboards Get in touch with your contact at Cumul.io and find out together what your main objective will be when using Cumul.io. They will guide you through this request and find out all posibilities. Visualisation and spotting trends more rapidly by using intuitive dashboards Benchmarking KPI's throughout our different business models Offer even a better transparant data-model to our partners and clients Hi Cyr, thanks for sharing such elaborate feedback, we appreciate it a lot! We really enjoy working with you to help you get the most out of our tool, so it's great to hear that feeling is mutual. If we can be of further help, you know where to find us ;-)

  • Eric H.Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
    Review
    4.0

    I like the look and feel of the dashboards. Also, it is easy to customize the theme to align it with your other company presentations, etc. It has existing integrations with a big library of external tools and applications, which is very helpful and necessary. You can make very complicated dashboards that look great or very simple ones (e.g. just 1 table) that others in the company can access and not have to come to you all the time. Scrolling can be frustrating when the mouse is on top of a table. Charts aren't as flexible/powerful as Excel since you can't manually make any tweaks to data values or chart format. One challenge I have is tracking historical "snapshots" of data. I haven't found a way to create a monthly trend line, for example (if that monthly data is not stored in our database) The tool is great for setting up simple dashboards and letting automation do the dirty work of keeping them all up to date. My recommendation would be to start with a simple dashboard, integrate it with whatever other tools you are using, and go from there. Even simple dashboards can save 10 minutes per day or more. I report on our sales metrics, sales revenue forecasting, sales prospecting analytics, and operational metrics for the company's platform (uptime, assets connected, etc.). The main benefits I have found are from reducing the amount of time spent on weekly and monthly reporting. Hi Eric, thanks for the feedback, we appreciate it a lot. We're also happy to hear that Cumul.io has saved you a lot of time on reporting, that's awesome!

GetApp
4.5
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  • Julian G.Hospital & Health Care
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    5.0

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  • Anonymous ReviewerComputer Software
    Review
    5.0

    This solution helped us a lot getting a robust analytics solution within our product. Support from Cumul.io during implementation was very good.

  • Anonymous ReviewerComputer Software
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    5.0

    Smooth

Negative Comments
  • Ian H.Computer Software
    Review
    3.0

    Very good - it's a young product so I'm sure the functionality will continue to be added. Hopefully more formatting capabilities.

  • Bart V.Government Administration
    Review
    4.0

    I have seen it grow from the first seed planted.

  • Diego L.Computer Software
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    4.0

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Trustradius
5.0
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Positive Comments
  • Luis AlcalSenior Manager, HR Planning & Talent Management
    Review
    5.0

    It is helping us with data collection and analysis of different applications and web pages. It provides us with the data in real time, through graphs, dashboards and complete analysis. It is very simple to use and set up, so in a short time we can get the required data.
    This is one of the most reliable dashboard software available, with accurate data and precise graphics that make the work of the entire department much easier, more efficient and much more productive. Its interface is easy to use and it is easy to configure, which is why we highly recommend it.
    It has the drag-and-drop tool, to make it much easier and more comfortable the elaboration of charts and graphs. These dashboards that the application allows you to make, automatically generate reports for each user. It also generates various reports automatically such as sales reports, marketing reports, performance reports, interactive reports and more.
    I wish, just as they added the drag and drop tool, they could add the copy and paste option, to save us more time. The charts and panels could be more customizable and flexible, as there are some functions that are limiting. I would like to be given the option to compare data or metrics with each other and be able to add them to a chart for better visualization of the results.

Negative Comments
  • Luis AlcalSenior Manager, HR Planning & Talent Management
    Review
    5.0

    It is helping us with data collection and analysis of different applications and web pages. It provides us with the data in real time, through graphs, dashboards and complete analysis. It is very simple to use and set up, so in a short time we can get the required data.
    This is one of the most reliable dashboard software available, with accurate data and precise graphics that make the work of the entire department much easier, more efficient and much more productive. Its interface is easy to use and it is easy to configure, which is why we highly recommend it.
    It has the drag-and-drop tool, to make it much easier and more comfortable the elaboration of charts and graphs. These dashboards that the application allows you to make, automatically generate reports for each user. It also generates various reports automatically such as sales reports, marketing reports, performance reports, interactive reports and more.
    I wish, just as they added the drag and drop tool, they could add the copy and paste option, to save us more time. The charts and panels could be more customizable and flexible, as there are some functions that are limiting. I would like to be given the option to compare data or metrics with each other and be able to add them to a chart for better visualization of the results.

Capterra
4.6
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  • Bart M.Founder / CEO
    Review
    5.0

    Very satisfied as everything runs smooth: from onboarding to usage. Our own customers (who have access to the embedded dashboards) are happy and provide positive feedback about the looks & clarity. All - or at least most of the - merits go to cumulio.
    Data studio offered a slow & non secure solution. Given it was free was good to start with, but it was not sufficient for what we needed from the point of view of security, speed, reliability, integration possibilities.
    1) Simplicity Cumul.io offers a simple workflow offering only two views: datasets - where you add or alter the data; and dashboards - where you create stunning drag & drop dashboards. As a responsible for the product, I am focused on creating an easy to use dashboard for our customers. As a non-technical user I find it easy to create a custom dashboard that my technical colleague finalizes. 2) Security features As we are involved with treating sensitive data, we value a robust & technically secure solution. The cumul.io authentication system allows us to ship a product knowing that each customer will see its own data and that everything is behind closed doors, as it should be. 3) Customer support The direct connection with the support team is beyond incredible. I wish other companies would take a look at their workflow to become half as good as Cumulio :).
    1) Visual features Visual features could be improved, although the product is improving with every update. It goes for both using texts, sizing etc as for graphs which are sometimes too limited. On the positive side: this is clearly improving. 2) Copy paste Using copy paste between different dashboards is non existing. This makes it sometimes frustrating to re-create something in a dashboard, knowing you have done it before already. It does not happen that much luckily ;).

  • Kitty B.Customer Success Manager
    Review
    4.0

    We're a SAAS campany and have offered advanced reporting to our customers using Cumul. Since we offer reservations, invoicing, payments, contracts, (a lot) it great to offer charts on all this topics inside the platform.
    We needed more options but didn't have time to built them.
    I like the easy start, when you use it the first time you really feel like: I can do anything. I also like the Academy, that's a great recourse.
    However, the longer I'm using the platform the more options and features I am missing. On thing for an international SAAS company is currency, right now we can't show any currency or languages on our charts, as this is nog available as a variable. The edits you havo to do for each screensize are also something that take time, because the "guesses" that the system does itself are often of a very low standard. I feel limited in the usage because of this, and sometimes don't feel like diving into the software again. We have been struggling with the sharing and linking options as well. Conclusion: Might look easy but is still a lot of work.

  • Julian G.Analytics Engineer
    Review
    5.0

    Their approach to solving the multitenancy issue for embedded dashboards is excellent. I struggled to find another provider that offered the same capabilities without needing to manage individual accounts for each user. The one's I did find that could do it were much more complicated to implement and were not cloud-based (Wyn Enterprise and Bold BI) They are rapidly adding new features and are very responsive to ideas, so there's a good chance what might be a blocker for you today could be fixed tomorrow.
    There are still some chart functions that I lack. For a long time the Evolution function to compare differences over time was functionally useless since it was not responsive to date pickers. They have recently updated this so I need to reevaluate but this is one example where there was some functionality I was used to from Google Data Studio that I couldn't replicate in Cumulio

  • Graham A.Business Analyst
    Review
    5.0

    I love using it, it just lacks complexity in some areas.
    The ease of use and the very small learning curve made it possible to jump right into visualizing the data. Cumul.io's user interface is also very simple and nice to look at, but Cumul.io is not only a pretty face, it also has the brains. It is also very easy to implement and and imbed into our solution.
    It can be too simple in some cases. When you as a business analyst want to add more measurements and compare it to each other on a percentage basis, Cumul.io does not have that feauture of adding two y-axis to a graph. I fully understand why they are not willing to do it, as it goes against their simplicity culture, but the feature will be really handy.

  • Mark M.CEO
    Review
    5.0

    Our customers had a hard time visualizing the data from our platform. This troubled their decision making process. Cumul.io has helped our customers to get better and faster insights into their business.
    We could not embed Google Data Studio into the front-end of our platform and we could not make it seem as it was our own product.
    It's very easy to embed in your own product. No hassles of setting up an entire infrastructure like many of their competitors require.
    In the beginning they had no version control and multi language option. That was a pain, but they do have them now and they work well.

  • Diego L.Web developer
    Review
    4.0

    I like all the designs of the charts. There are a lot of filters and types of charts to match all posible situations. You can also connect to many interfaces of databases or web services like MySQL, Google Drive, etc. If you want to add dashboards to your application easily, Cumul.io is a great option.
    If you want to integrate Cumul.io to your own API, there are situations where this could be a bit difficult, for example, when you have a complex data structure and you need to pass context parameters from Cumul.io. In this cases, you should contact their support, and they will attend you quickly.