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FME Review

ITQlick rating
(4.7/5)

Starting from $3,000 per license

FME is a cloud-based as well as on-premise data transformation and business intelligence software. FME offers services including but not limited to spatial analysis, image exploring, and labeling.

  • ITQlick score: 87/100

    Main category: Business Intelligence

    Sub categories :

    • Data analysis
    • Data visualization

    Typical customer size: Small business, Medium business, Large business

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Shlomi Lavi / updated: Aug 09, 2020

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What is FME Used For?

FME is a cloud-based as well as on-premise data transformation and business intelligence software. FME offers services including but not limited to spatial analysis, image exploring, and labeling. The software has data importing and exporting feature that allows sharing of data or fetching from other applications.

With the comprehension data conversion feature, data can be converted from one format to another allowed format given the software supports over 235 formats. FME is a product of Safe Software which is a Canadian based company that was founded in 1993 which started out helping forestry companies exchange maps and has been growing ever since.

Average Rating -

The rating of FME is 4.7 stars out of 5. The rating is based on ITQlick expert review.

Typical Customers

Customers of the software include small and medium businesses as well as large corporations. Major industries where it can be deployed include technology and software development, financial services, automation and manufacturing, education, marketing and advertisement, healthcare and hospitality, defense and aerospace, and others.

Features

The software offers comprehensive data conversion capabilities with support for more than 235 formats. External data can be imported into any preferred application and can be shared with colleagues. Its data transformation capabilities include data mapping between two distinct data models, data restructuring to make dynamic changes in data structures, content manipulation tools, and coordinate re-projection.

FME helps in the identification of various data quality issues and fixes them. It also provides automation of data migration workflows with support for multiple database systems including Oracle, MS SQL, PostgreSQL, and others. Other important capabilities include self service, real-time data delivery, system and application automation, customizable reporting, and others.

FME 4 Pros

  • Easy to use with the graphical user interface data translations.
  • Regularly receives updates, hence new features will be continually added with emerging technology.
  • Great customer support.
  • Training and chart support is free.

FME 2 Cons

  • Technical knowledge is required to use the software.
  • Navigation around the system for the first time can be tedious.

Competitors & Alternatives

The two main competitors of FME include Lavastorm and Paranoma Necto. While Lavastorm is a cloud-based business intelligence software, FME, on the other hand, is both cloud-based and on-premise. Lavastorm is designed to serve medium and large businesses, whereas FME is built to fit businesses of any size, from small to large businesses.

Based on the ratings provided by most online reviews, Lavastorm stands at 4.4 while FME has a rating of 4.7. FME has a higher chance to promote business growth when compared to Lavastorm since it can either be accessed online or offline.

Unlike FME, which is tailored to fit businesses of any size, Paranoma Necto is designed to fit medium businesses and enterprises. Both Paranoma Necto and FME are cloud-based and on-premise business intelligence solutions. Paronama Necto pricing is a low-cost or below average and in contrary FME pricing is above average.

FME Pricing Information

The cost of license starting from $3,000 per license. The experts at ITQlick has reviewed FME pricing and gave the software a total cost of ownership (TCO) rating of 3 out of 10. Custom price cost for your business is available upon request.

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Is it the right software for you?

FME is suitable software for data transformation and BI within businesses of any size. GIS professionals and organizations would greatly benefit from this software as the software assists in solving data interoperability challenges as well as accessing spatial data. Major customers of FME include Shell Petroleum, PG&E, and San Antonio Water System among many more.

FME Categories

Data analysis
Data visualization

Specifications

Company:
Address: 7445 132nd Street, Surrey, BC, Canada
Website:https://www.safe.com/
Customers: Small business, Medium business, Large business
Business Area: R&D, Engineering
Platforms: Desktop, Cloud
Operating Systems: Mac OS, Windows, Linux

FME Features

Data Import/Export
Basic Reports
Online Customer Support

FME Vs. Alternatives

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FME
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick Score
87/100
Pricing score Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
3/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$3,000 per license
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Cloud
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5
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95/100
Pricing score Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
3/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$15 per user/month
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15
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ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick Score
94/100
Pricing score Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
3/10
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$499 per month
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10
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94/100
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4/10
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35
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92/100
Pricing score Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
8/10
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$125 per user/month
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16
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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.