What do you like best?
I personally like the flexibility that the Izenda's embedded architecture brings. Having worked with a lot of other solutions, I have always spent way too much time trying to circumvent rigid licensing rules when attempting to integrate BI tools into an enterprise and open architecture.
What do you dislike?
My main complaints are related to the old 5 series - which we still use. The schema management was a bit cumbersome, especially since we tried to link tables nicely in a start schema in order to help users create reports intuitively without too much knowledge of tables/joins. Hopefully the latest version will help with that.
The other thing was that reports are easy to "break" i.e. give the wrong result or errors, by just clicking on an option by mistake. The new version control will greatly help with that as well...
Charts start to look a little "old-style" and could use some revamping, especially the Maps. But they are obviously working on it as each new release brings its share of improvements...
Recommendations to others considering the product:
Look forward to the next improvements.
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
Izenda integrates nicely into our data warehouse. We use it to provide reports and visualizations to internal and external customers. We also use it for analytics on or internal processes such as monitoring or ETL activities.