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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon QuickSight

I'm likely to recommend it because it would become so native if other cloud services are based on AWS infrastructure, like our current setup. It is very seamlessly integrated with other services to feed in data for the visualization. In addition, supporting a reasonably large number of users concurrently is not an issue and should be able to scale horizontally as needed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Global Software

Any company that would like to have financial documents that update automatically, this is the software for you. You do not have to know any special coding to make things work, their wizards do all the work. While some of the licenses may be a little pricey, the money saved on not needing the additional overhead to help program queries can help offset this.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Amazon QuickSight
5.5
Global Software
Pixel Perfect reports
Amazon QuickSight
6.5
Global Software
Customizable dashboards
Amazon QuickSight
4.5
Global Software
Report Formatting Templates
Amazon QuickSight
5.4
Global Software

Ad-hoc Reporting

Amazon QuickSight
5.7
Global Software
9.0
Drill-down analysis
Amazon QuickSight
6.2
Global Software
8.0
Formatting capabilities
Amazon QuickSight
5.3
Global Software
10.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Amazon QuickSight
4.3
Global Software
Report sharing and collaboration
Amazon QuickSight
6.9
Global Software

Report Output and Scheduling

Amazon QuickSight
5.8
Global Software
10.0
Publish to Web
Amazon QuickSight
6.5
Global Software
Publish to PDF
Amazon QuickSight
5.9
Global Software
10.0
Report Versioning
Amazon QuickSight
4.7
Global Software
Report Delivery Scheduling
Amazon QuickSight
6.1
Global Software
Delivery to Remote Servers
Amazon QuickSight
5.8
Global Software

Data Discovery and Visualization

Amazon QuickSight
5.4
Global Software
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Amazon QuickSight
6.3
Global Software
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Amazon QuickSight
6.7
Global Software
Predictive Analytics
Amazon QuickSight
3.3
Global Software

Access Control and Security

Amazon QuickSight
7.3
Global Software
9.5
Multi-User Support (named login)
Amazon QuickSight
6.9
Global Software
9.0
Role-Based Security Model
Amazon QuickSight
6.9
Global Software
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Amazon QuickSight
7.2
Global Software
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Amazon QuickSight
8.0
Global Software
10.0

Mobile Capabilities

Amazon QuickSight
3.8
Global Software
Responsive Design for Web Access
Amazon QuickSight
4.0
Global Software
Dedicated iOS Application
Amazon QuickSight
3.3
Global Software
Dedicated Android Application
Amazon QuickSight
3.9
Global Software
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Amazon QuickSight
4.3
Global Software

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Amazon QuickSight
5.0
Global Software
REST API
Amazon QuickSight
5.5
Global Software
Javascript API
Amazon QuickSight
5.8
Global Software
iFrames
Amazon QuickSight
5.1
Global Software
Java API
Amazon QuickSight
5.5
Global Software
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Amazon QuickSight
4.4
Global Software
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Amazon QuickSight
3.6
Global Software

Pros

Amazon QuickSight

  • Lightweight and serverless BI tool that can be used for niche dashboards.
  • Its integration into other AWS Services is one of its most appealing features.
  • The low monthly cost is another benefit.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Global Software

  • Installation of this product was very easy.
  • Support usually responds within 24 hours.
  • Having the ability to have your GL based spreadsheets automatically update makes all the difference. No sync issues to worry about.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon QuickSight

  • One of the primary challenges I've had with Amazon QuickSight so far is that some of the reports I want to build use data from different data sets. Instead of being able to put all of the information I want to see into one report.
  • Some of our Amazon QuickSight reports only update every 24 hours. It would be great to see that data in real-time.
  • I would remove the various time zones from Amazon QuickSight and only use the time zone we are in.
Megan Sullivan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Global Software

  • If you use different GL for similar line items on your balance sheets, the software does not handle that out of the box, but there are some workarounds with Vlookups that can be used.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon QuickSight

In our case, we are storing our large amount of data in the cloud so using QuickSight adds up to the performance of the reporting. We are using it as a secondary reporting tool so that a business user can generate their own report. We are using Tableau as our primary reporting tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Global Software

We are currently transitioning from Vista's Financial Manager to Global Software's Spreadsheet Server. The ease of setting up forms with Spreadsheet Server wins hands down. You do not have to dig 3 layers down to make a change. If you can use Excel, you can pretty much use this program to create your accounting forms. They give you several templates, and they are easy to modify to anything you might need.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon QuickSight

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Amazon QuickSight Editions & Modules

Edition
Authors$24.001
Readers$5.001
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Global Software

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

Global Software Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon QuickSight
6.9
Global Software
9.0

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