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Slicer Dicer has been a great tool. We encourage people to use it. When a request comes to us, we...

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I like the structure of the training that Epic offers. Epic has a well-defined program.

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Conceptually explaining to an end user what is happening behind the scenes with Epic is really hard....

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The platform is not as user friendly as Epic portrays it to be. There needs to be more training. End...

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Epic does a pretty good job with their training. It is definitely consistent. However, with any of...

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Everyone is very happy with the reporting capabilities we get from Caboodle. It is a data warehouse....

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Epic doesn’t charge us for Caboodle. It is just part of the deal. However, Caboodle could be easier...

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Reporting Workbench is really an operational tool. If we want to go out and say how many people are...

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Epic is actually a good vendor. I have worked with a lot of vendors in my career. Epic is arrogant...

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Caboodle is a typical Epic tool. When it first came out, it was not even close to where it needed to...

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Epic's pricing model on a data warehouse is getting better, but it was crazy. When I add subject...

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A lot of people won’t give Epic a high score, but that is only because they haven’t been around IT...

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Data Warehouse is a newer-generation data warehouse, and my engineers and architects are pushing...

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Epic is spending a lot of their time and money on investing in the analytics stack, and it shows.

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Epic has great technical specialists that support us. They have been exceptional at supporting us...

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Epic has perfected Reporting Workbench. It is top of the line.

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Epic supported us through the COVID-19 crisis. They have been exceptional partners.

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Upgrades with Epic are good. There is a lot of work and preparedness that goes into them. I am not...

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Epic is huge on training through and updating all of our proficiencies and certifications. They also...

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Reporting Workbench has always been pretty much a good operational reporting tool. As with all...

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Epic is going in a good direction. They are not really mature yet in their tools, but they are...

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I deal with my technical service through web and phone all the time. Epic's support is awesome. They...

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Epic needs to improve the performance and scalability in Clarity. With an organization our size, we...

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We had a rocky start when we moved to the Epic program. I don’t think the process was managed as...

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All of Epic’s recent upgrades have been very well handled. Epic gets information out.

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We have had to come to terms with the way the program is and how it functions. Every time I bring...

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We have staff members that went through Epic’s certification process and remain in-house. Epic’s...

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We have analysts who can build reports for us and discuss report needs. But a lot of the work has...

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Epic certainly gives us plenty of notification on upgrades and things like that. We asked them to...

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Caboodle has come a long way. Early on, the system was more trouble that it was worth, and we were...

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Epic is usually clear about when they aren't going to do something and about what is in the works....

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Reporting Workbench is very easy to use and is very intuitive. We typically find that end users do...

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Reporting Workbench has great functionality. Epic is really coming out with some powerful new...

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During the COVID-19 crisis, Epic created lots of metrics that would work with regulatory reporting...

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Some of the other Cogito applications couldn’t meet all of our reporting needs, so we are glad we...

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Epic was very quick to respond to COVID-19, and they set up some time with us and went over what...

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Epic avoids charging for every little thing. We buy a big application, and then there is some kind...

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