About Halo

Halo is a supply chain analytics and business intelligence software which combines automated data integration, analytics, and visualization in a single platform, designed to meet the needs of a range of business functions including supply chain planning, procurement, operations, finance, manufacturing, sales & merchandising.

Halo allows users to import data from multiple sources, including database platforms such as Oracle, DB2, and SQL Server, ERP systems such as SAP and Microsoft Dynamics, and other business applications including QuickBooks, Sage, and much more. Data for various sources, both internal and external, can be consolidated in a single data warehouse, with support for structured and unstructured data from suppliers, vendors, partners, third-party logistics, and Internet of Things (IoT) data from sensors.

Halo includes a number of automated data transformation and manual data manipulation tools, designed to simplify and automate data cleansing, allowing users to combine data from multiple sources. Formats for similar item classifications can be consolidated, geo-coding can be used for address correction, and users can setup automated data cleansing sequences and maintenance runs. Once data has been cleansed, users can visualize any patterns, trends, and relationships with drag-and-drop dashboards and point-and-click drill-down and drill-up. Built-in forecasting and predictive analytics tools allow users to carry out what-if modeling, complex comparison analysis, risk scoring with likelihood and impact evaluation.

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Halo

  • Data can be imported directly from a number of database platforms, ERP systems, accounting systems, sensors, and more.

  • Halo includes a combination of automated data transformation and manual data manipulation tools, allowing users to setup automated sequences for data cleansing, consolidate the formats for similar item groupings, and more.

  • Users can drag-and-drop preconfigured dashboards to visualize trends, relationships, and patterns, and drill-up or drill-down to view data at different levels.

  • The forecasting and predictive analytics tools in Halo include what-if modeling, complex comparison analysis, impact and likelihood evaluation, risk scoring, and more.

  • Data from multiple sources is collected and stored in a single location, where users can share knowledge, collaborate, carry out analysis, and create reports.

  • Devices

    Business size

    S M L

    Markets

    United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany

    Supported Languages

    English

    Pricing starting from:

    N/A

    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Multiple chart types are built into Halo
    Halo automatically highlights trends in the data
    Visualizations are interactive, with point-and-click drill-up and drill-down
    Halo's clean, intuitive interface allows self-service dashboard customization. Pre-built modules with industry focused dashboards and reports also available.
    The Supplier Management Dashboard is an effective way to find the current status of expenses, on-time/late deliveries, quality of deliveries and purchase price variance in a rolling 12-month trendline. All in a single dashboard.
    The Supplier Management Dashboard is an effective way to find the current status of expenses, on-time/late deliveries, quality of deliveries and purchase price variance in a rolling 12-month trendline. All in a single dashboard.
    The Executive Dashboard can be viewed on mobile devices
    Analyze customers with Halo
    Reports can be filtered by department, employee, project, and more
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    Halo screenshot: Multiple chart types are built into Halo Halo screenshot: Halo automatically highlights trends in the data Halo screenshot: Visualizations are interactive, with point-and-click drill-up and drill-down Halo screenshot: Halo's clean, intuitive interface allows self-service dashboard customization. Pre-built modules with industry focused dashboards and reports also available. Halo screenshot: The Supplier Management Dashboard is an effective way to find the current status of expenses, on-time/late deliveries, quality of deliveries and purchase price variance in a rolling 12-month trendline. All in a single dashboard. Halo screenshot: The Supplier Management Dashboard is an effective way to find the current status of expenses, on-time/late deliveries, quality of deliveries and purchase price variance in a rolling 12-month trendline. All in a single dashboard. Halo screenshot: The Executive Dashboard can be viewed on mobile devices Halo screenshot: Analyze customers with Halo Halo screenshot: Reports can be filtered by department, employee, project, and more

    Features

    Total features of Halo: 37

    • "What If" Scenarios
    • Accounting Integration
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Built-In Database
    • Business Intelligence
    • CRM Integration
    • Client Management
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Dashboard Creation
    • Data Connectors
    • Data Import
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Transformation
    • Data Verification
    • Data Visualization
    • Database Integration
    • Demand Planning
    • Drag & Drop Interface
    • ERP Integration
    • Financial Analysis
    • Forecasting
    • Performance Reports
    • Predictive Analytics
    • Procurement Management
    • Progress Tracking
    • Quality Control
    • Real Time Comparisons
    • Risk Analytics
    • Scenario Planning
    • Scheduled Reporting
    • Self Service Portal
    • Supplier Management
    • Supply Chain Planning
    • Task Management
    • Third Party Integration
    • Trend Analysis
    • Visual Analytics

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5
    (52)
    Value for Money
    4.4/5
    Features
    4.3/5
    Ease of Use
    4.5/5
    Customer Support
    4.7/5

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    T. eric E.
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    • Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
    • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Halo has unlocked the data from the Dynamics AX safe

    Reviewed on 17/11/2016

    Prior to having a BI solution we were like many other companies I am sure. Exporting data straight...

    Prior to having a BI solution we were like many other companies I am sure. Exporting data straight from our ERP system into mostly Excel based reports. This was not only time consuming but also led to many errors in reporting, often having more than one version of the truth. That is why we decided to explore what our options were with BI. During our evaluation of many different BI vendors/software we quickly saw Halo rise above the rest. Halo Source is everything you need from a data warehouse, and cube creation perspective. On top of that, it is using full Microsoft based technology which makes the learning curve extremely fast, even for those non-developers. A deciding factor for Halo was the data quality module. Everyone has some form of dirty data, but Halo has a solution for that. It was the only company that offered this sort of feature and was a major reason we selected Halo as our business intelligence solution. You absolutely do not need to know how to write SQL to spin up your own data warehouse and cubes for use with Halo Prism. On the topic of Prism it is very streamlined visualization tool. Drag and drop with as many visual options as you would need. Prism has allowed us to gain insight into our data that we have struggled see. We truly believe that this will be one our most successfully projects that has the largest impact since our ERP implementation, and even then this is really the icing on the cake for our complete ERP suite.

    Pros

    Support from the point of sale and beyond. I have never been sold a product where the vendor kept constant contact even after the sale and install. Halo truly cares about their customers and their product, and we look forward to a long successful relationship with them.
    Prism is extremely user friendly, drag and drop measures and dimensions to quickly and easily answer questions about your business.
    Only software/solution to address data quality as a key part of the ETL process.
    Solution experts who really know my business and our ERP system.
    Training was exceptional.
    Prebuilt templates to address industry specific needs.

    Cons

    Wish we could have moved forward with our BI approval faster. This was on us not Halo we just were not sure as a Business what we wanted. But once we had our demo it was clear Halo was our top choice. Power BI put a wrench in this process giving pause from our Executives, but once I tried to replicate some reports in Power BI and saw how large the learning curve was and that it did not include the foundation of any BI solution (a data warehouse) Halo again was where we turned.

    Lisa E.
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    • Industry: Automotive
    • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Halo Review

    Reviewed on 02/12/2019

    It has taken a long time to implement, much of that is on us because of the way we decided to...

    It has taken a long time to implement, much of that is on us because of the way we decided to implement. I don't believe we were given sufficient advise in the beginning. We have since transferred to new account and project managers and things are moving along nicely. My advise would be to understand the software using simplified data first, once you have a good understanding of the extractions, transformations and how those translate through SQL to the BI tool, you are on your way to building a user friendly BI tool.

    Pros

    The ease of creating dashboards and reporting and the transparency and self service of the Data Warehouse.

    Cons

    The amount of time the BI tool takes to load and the high cost of upgrading to more bandwidth on the server.

    Claudine T.
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    • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
    • Company size: 5,001-10,000 Employees
    • Used Other for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Halo is the wasy to go!

    Reviewed on 23/02/2021

    HALO is a very good product and I wish our organization never switched to something else. The only...

    HALO is a very good product and I wish our organization never switched to something else. The only reason we switched is because the company running our department is not affiliated with Halo and they have their own product.

    Pros

    We have multiple hospitals in our organization. I like that each individual hospital has it's own programmable screens so no sharing is required.

    Cons

    This is a very good product. I did not have any issues with it.

    Jon B.
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    • Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
    • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 4.0 /10

    Limited BI Tool

    Reviewed on 08/11/2017

    Great for a small companies making their first step into BI but maybe will be quickly outgrown,...

    Great for a small companies making their first step into BI but maybe will be quickly outgrown, avoid if a mid to larger size company.

    Pros

    - Simple BI Toll great for small companies or simple requirements
    - Fair price point for services provided

    Cons

    - Limited customization
    - Challenging Integration to other systems
    - "You get what you pay for" is true with functionality vs. pricing

    Jason V.
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    • Industry: Railroad Manufacture
    • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Halo Is a Good BI Tool for Not Needing High Skilled Front-End Users

    Reviewed on 19/06/2019

    We are spinning up cubes left and right to get at the data under JDE. We had no analytics/bi...

    We are spinning up cubes left and right to get at the data under JDE. We had no analytics/bi department prior to Halo. Now we are acting like a very advanced department with many subject areas being deployed each month. In just 6 months time, I now have Inventory, Account Ledger, Open Orders, and other things visualized and refreshing automatically everyday. Super excited about the future with this tool.

    Pros

    I like the flexibility it puts in the hands of the front end users. There is very little development time needed to "format charts" to be color schemes or certain column headers, etc. A front-end user can take on all that work in this tool. The main development is in building the cube and creating definitions on the backend for the facts, measures, and dimensions. Once that is done, the tool takes care of itself. I've used QlikView and Tabelau and Halo provides a nice consistent way of easy spin-up.

    Cons

    There is a steep learning curve in the beginning on all the settings associated with cubes, understanding processing order of operations, etc. Once you get a feel for that, things come together nicely. One major downfall is that everything "must" be in a cube with a time dimension. However, if you have non-time dimensional data you could just 'fake it', so it isn't a problem that can't be overcome. If you are used to using QlikView or something, where you can just load a dataset, you'll need to adapt to understand to use the front-end of Halo it needs to be in cube form.

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    Halo offers the following pricing plans:

    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • Free Trial: Not Available

    Pricing information is available on inquiry.

    Halo offers the following features:

    • "What If" scenarios
    • Accounting integration
    • Activity dashboard
    • Automated data transformation
    • Big data analytics
    • Built-in database
    • Business intelligence
    • CRM integration
    • Client management
    • Collaboration tools
    • Collaborative forecasting
    • Comparison analysis
    • Dashboard creation
    • Data cleansing tools
    • Data connectors
    • Data import
    • Data import/export
    • Data manipulation
    • Data transformation
    • Data verification
    • Data visualization
    • Data warehousing
    • Data warehousing & integration
    • Database integration
    • Demand management
    • Demand planning
    • Drag & drop interface
    • Drag-and-drop prebuilt dashboards
    • ERP integration
    • Financial analysis
    • Forecasting
    • Geo-coding for address correction
    • Integration with CRM, ERP, TMS & third party systems
    • Internet of Things (IoT) sensor data integration
    • Inventory forecasting
    • Likelihood & impact evaluations
    • Manual data manipulation tools
    • Performance reports
    • Point-and-click drill-up & drill-down
    • Predictive analytics
    • Predictive modeling
    • Procurement management
    • Progress tracking
    • Quality control
    • Real time comparisons
    • Risk analytics
    • Scenario analysis
    • Scenario planning
    • Scheduled reporting
    • Self service portal
    • Standardized validation processes
    • Supplier management
    • Supply chain planning
    • Task management
    • Third party integration
    • Trend analysis
    • Trend, pattern & relationship highlighting
    • Visual analytics
    • What-if modeling

    Halo has the following typical customers:

    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

    Halo supports the following languages:

    English

    Halo supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Halo integrates with the following applications:

    Facebook, Google Analytics, NetSuite, Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, Oracle Service Cloud, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Shopify, SugarCRM, The OptimalCloud, Twitter

    Halo offers the following support options:

    Online Support, Phone Support

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