Salient Review - why 3.9 stars?

Salient Review
ITQlick Score: 90/100
ITQlick Rating: (3.9/5)
Pricing: 3.8/10 - low cost
Category: Business Intelligence -> Salient
Ranking:Ranked 17 out of 532 Business Intelligence systems
Company: Salient Software, Inc
Pricing: starts at $60 per license
Typical customers: Small, medium and large size businesses
Platforms: Desktop, Cloud
Links: Salient pricing, Salient alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Jul 21, 2020

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What is Salient?

Salient Software is a cloud-based performance management and business analytics software designed for midstream organizations. It features midstream KPIs, BI Accelerators and MLP reporting packages and more. The user can view advanced visualizations and access real-time data.

The solution operations include pipeline operations, terminal operations, shippers, and terminal customer analysis and more. BI Accelerators are dashboards that have been pre-built as well as data warehouses that connect to the data systems to extract data in real-time.

BI strategy includes the offering timely, accurate and actionable information to the managers for informed decision-making. Dashboards offer the user the interactivity, drill-down details, data visualizations and drill-thru details and more. Designed by Salient Software Inc., the platform provides training is in-person and through documentation. Optional support offered at an annual fee.

What is Salient rating? ()

The rating of Salient is 3.9 stars out of 5 and the total score is 90 out of 100. The ratings are based on our unbiased experts. Learn more in our rating methodology page

Who are Salient's typical customers?

The typical customers include the following business size: Small, medium and large size businesses.

Is Salient the best Business Intelligence?

Salient is ranked 17 out of 532 software in their category (Business Intelligence systems).

Who are their main alternatives?

The two main competitors of Salient Software include ClearStory Data and Dundas BI. ClearStory Data is a cloud-based business intelligence solution just as Salient. Salient is a product of Salient Software Inc. which was founded in 1997 and based in Houston TX whereas ClearStory Data is a product of ClearStory Data which began in 2013 and based in the United States.

ClearStory Data offers support during the business hours, and Salient doesn’t. Salient offers training via documentation and in-person and on the contrary ClearStory Data offers training via documentation, webinars, live-online and in-person.

Both Dundas BI and Salient are cloud-based business intelligence solution. Dundas BI is a product of Dundas Data visualization which was established in 1992 and based in Canada whereas Salient is a product of Salient Software Inc. which was founded in 1997 and based in Houston TX.

Salient doesn’ t offer support, but Dundas BI offers support online and during the business hours. Salient offers training via documentation and in-person and on the contrary DundasBI offers training via documentation, webinars, live-online and in-person.

What is the cost of Salient?

The cost of license starts at $60 per license. On top of the total cost of licenses which is easy to calculate - what is the REAL total cost of implementation? You need to add the cost of training, customization, data migration, and other "hidden cost". ITQlick pricing score is 3.8 out of 10 (10 is most expensive). Find here the REAL total cost breakdown for Salient

What should you ask Salient Software, Inc during a demo session? (65 questions)

Schedule a demo with Salient and access 65 must ask questions for the vendor while watching Salient in action. Visit the vendor's website here.

Is it the right software for you?

Salient is ideal for midstream organizations nationwide. It caters to the business of all sizes including small, midsize and large enterprises. It caters to multiple industries such as energy, electrical & electronics, and oil and gas and more.

Salient's list of categories:

Business Intelligence
Business performance management
Dashboards & KPIs

Salient's list of features:

Data Import/Export
Basic Reports
Online Customer Support

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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.