Frequently Asked Questions
Describe who the software is best for - their role(s) within what kind of companies.
Halo has been designed for the business user. It will meet the unique needs of planning, operations, manufacturing, procurement, finance and sales and merchandising departments.
How does this software benefit them?
Businesses will move from being supply-driven to an optimized, demand-driven environment. They will gain end-to-end supply chain visibility across diverse, distributed data sources to support more accurate and informed decision-making that maximizes opportunity and minimizes risk. The solutions are flexible and scalable, and are designed to support business growth through all departments as well as across the extended supply chain.
How technical do users need to be to use the software?
The Halo platform includes user-friendly, pre-packaged self-service solutions with alerts, what-if modelling and dashboards that can be easily modified to suit a user's specific needs. The software can be licensed for viewer-only as well as analysts / power users.
What makes Halo BI a leader in this space?
In Gartner's Vendors to Consider for Modern BI and Analytics, Halo featured as the 'only supply-chain focused vendor'. Halo provides businesses with a first-of-its-kind Advanced Information Hub for supply chain intelligence which enables businesses to answer questions and make decisions using scorecards, dashboards, performance monitors, and analytic and reporting tools. It supports collaboration across the entire enterprise as well as with external supply chain partners.
Who are your biggest competitors (3-5 companies)?
Microsoft's Power BI
How/why is Halo BI better than those competitors (or most others in their market)? What about it is unique, stronger, easier, etc.?
Halo offers data warehousing, reliable data quality, predictive analytics, what-if modelling and write-back capabilities, and flexible deployment options.
What kind of features can customers expect to see in the near future? And longer term?
Cognitive analytics; ever-increasing range of solutions to support all aspects of Sales & Operations Planning.
Which popular or common software does your product integrate with?
Microsoft Dynamics, JD Edwards, Oracle, Salesforce, SAP, SQL Server
Software pricing can often be complex. If it's pretty straightforward, list tiers, pricing (per year, seat, etc), limits, etc. If it's not simple, use broad estimates or ranges for typical setups.
Halo supports subscription pricing per month and year.
Is there a trial or free download available?
This is a live environment on the Halo website where visitors can interact directly with Halo software and experiment with the user-friendly functionality across a multitude of dashboards that support many business functions.
What kind of training/education is offered?
On-line or on-site training is offered as part of the software implementation process. Courses are offered for new users, new personnel, current users wanting to upskill, or new project teams initiating implementations.
Describe the implementation process and timeline.
We have a team of experienced consultants and analytics experts who ensure implementations follow best- practice processes and are delivered on time and within budget. Depending on the scope of the implementation, businesses can be up and running with Halo within weeks.
What are the support options? List all.
Dedicated phone and email support
Online support portal for customer support cases and requests