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Amazon QuickSight

Amazon QuickSight is well suited in any organization that is making business decisions based on performance data whether it be Marketing, Sales, Call Center, etc. It is a great tool especially for mature organizations that have a lot of data to work with. Amazon QuickSight may be not as well suited for newer organizations that are just beginning to drive data/performance metrics. The data available becomes more and more valuable to more that you have.
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Looker

Looker is excellent when there is a large team and when there is a lot of data required to be integrated. It does an excellent job in visualizations and creating charts. It is less appropriate for smaller teams as it is very expensive. If visualizations require too many customizations then Looker is slightly less appropriate. Overall, it provides great visualizations and drill-down analysis. Visualizations can be improved based on the current technology in the market.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Amazon QuickSight
7.5
Looker
8.0
Pixel Perfect reports
Amazon QuickSight
10.0
Looker
7.1
Customizable dashboards
Amazon QuickSight
6.5
Looker
8.5
Report Formatting Templates
Amazon QuickSight
6.1
Looker
8.3

Ad-hoc Reporting

Amazon QuickSight
6.7
Looker
7.9
Drill-down analysis
Amazon QuickSight
7.3
Looker
8.3
Formatting capabilities
Amazon QuickSight
6.3
Looker
7.3
Report sharing and collaboration
Amazon QuickSight
6.5
Looker
8.9
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Amazon QuickSight
Looker
7.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Amazon QuickSight
5.5
Looker
7.8
Report Versioning
Amazon QuickSight
8.0
Looker
6.9
Report Delivery Scheduling
Amazon QuickSight
3.0
Looker
8.2
Publish to Web
Amazon QuickSight
Looker
7.9
Publish to PDF
Amazon QuickSight
Looker
8.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

Amazon QuickSight
8.0
Looker
6.7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Amazon QuickSight
6.1
Looker
7.7
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Amazon QuickSight
10.0
Looker
7.8
Predictive Analytics
Amazon QuickSight
Looker
4.6

Access Control and Security

Amazon QuickSight
6.5
Looker
8.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
Amazon QuickSight
8.2
Looker
9.1
Role-Based Security Model
Amazon QuickSight
6.9
Looker
8.1
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Amazon QuickSight
6.9
Looker
8.6
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Amazon QuickSight
4.0
Looker

Mobile Capabilities

Amazon QuickSight
9.7
Looker
6.3
Responsive Design for Web Access
Amazon QuickSight
10.0
Looker
7.6
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Amazon QuickSight
9.4
Looker
7.5
Dedicated iOS Application
Amazon QuickSight
Looker
5.0
Dedicated Android Application
Amazon QuickSight
Looker
5.0

Pros

  • Amazon QuickSight is a really easy program to learn how to use.
  • Amazon QuickSight allows our team to customize the data using the various data sets, which makes the available reports incredibly powerful to our organization.
  • Our organization has the ability continually adjust our reports and build new reports as business needs change.
  • Even though our organization has different reports built for different departments, each department can still access and understand reports from across the company.
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  • Incredibly advanced analytics tool that is even more capable if you learn how to use LookML which is Looker's custom programming language.
  • Quick access to the raw data that is being visualized allows you to spot check for data integrity.
  • My usage with Looker is limited because of our integration but, having seen their updates over time, the integrations with Slack, Salesforce, and other tools appear to greatly improve organizations' workflows.
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Cons

  • 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.
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  • Looker lacks the ability to provide 'and' operators when filtering. Only 'or' is provided
  • Looker lacks the ability to auto create a data dictionary for defined dimensions and measures within the software. A person must access the API to create one, which is rather inconvenient
  • Looker lacks the ability to display descriptions on the Lookml Dashboard view, which is a list of dashboards where descriptions are not displayed
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Looker9.0
Based on 4 answers
Looker works very great in our company but it still very expensive.
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Support

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Looker10.0
Based on 1 answer
I can get responses to questions in minutes through their in-app chat feature. They have provided 6 months of LookML training to our analytics team, with weekly calls. They also provided in-office business user training for our entire organization
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Alternatives Considered

All of the other reporting platforms my organization has used previously were within our CRM and not a standalone program. In that we were very limited in being able to slice and dice the data the way that we wanted to
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Tableau has an adoption issue of having to upgrade to the most recent Tableau reader. In my experience it was very difficult to get the sales team to do this.

microstrategy was the most overly complicated reporting software I have ever used. You need a consultant to do anything, and forget about adoption.

Looker is a no-brainer compared to both.
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Pricing Details

Amazon QuickSight

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

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details