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Likelihood to Recommend

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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Pentaho

The tool is fast, visually attractive and intuitive to use, but we also have an implementation of Qlik Sense and Pentaho pales in comparison to the overall capabilities. I recommend the tool, but everyone’s solution need is unique, so it may not be the right fit. Larger tools like Qlik are more versatile and easier to recommend. More expensive, yes, but you usually get what you pay for.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Amazon QuickSight
7.5
Pentaho
7.1
Pixel Perfect reports
Amazon QuickSight
10.0
Pentaho
7.0
Customizable dashboards
Amazon QuickSight
6.5
Pentaho
7.4
Report Formatting Templates
Amazon QuickSight
6.1
Pentaho
7.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Amazon QuickSight
6.7
Pentaho
6.4
Drill-down analysis
Amazon QuickSight
7.3
Pentaho
7.2
Formatting capabilities
Amazon QuickSight
6.3
Pentaho
6.8
Report sharing and collaboration
Amazon QuickSight
6.5
Pentaho
5.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Amazon QuickSight
Pentaho
6.4

Report Output and Scheduling

Amazon QuickSight
5.5
Pentaho
6.8
Report Versioning
Amazon QuickSight
8.0
Pentaho
6.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
Amazon QuickSight
3.0
Pentaho
7.0
Publish to Web
Amazon QuickSight
Pentaho
6.2
Publish to PDF
Amazon QuickSight
Pentaho
7.6
Delivery to Remote Servers
Amazon QuickSight
Pentaho
6.2

Data Discovery and Visualization

Amazon QuickSight
8.0
Pentaho
6.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Amazon QuickSight
6.1
Pentaho
6.2
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Amazon QuickSight
10.0
Pentaho
6.6
Predictive Analytics
Amazon QuickSight
Pentaho
5.9

Access Control and Security

Amazon QuickSight
6.5
Pentaho
7.3
Multi-User Support (named login)
Amazon QuickSight
8.2
Pentaho
7.6
Role-Based Security Model
Amazon QuickSight
6.9
Pentaho
7.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Amazon QuickSight
6.9
Pentaho
7.4
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Amazon QuickSight
4.0
Pentaho
7.1

Mobile Capabilities

Amazon QuickSight
9.7
Pentaho
6.2
Responsive Design for Web Access
Amazon QuickSight
10.0
Pentaho
5.8
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Amazon QuickSight
9.4
Pentaho
6.3
Dedicated iOS Application
Amazon QuickSight
Pentaho
6.5
Dedicated Android Application
Amazon QuickSight
Pentaho
6.5

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Amazon QuickSight
Pentaho
6.1
REST API
Amazon QuickSight
Pentaho
6.9
Javascript API
Amazon QuickSight
Pentaho
6.5
iFrames
Amazon QuickSight
Pentaho
5.3
Java API
Amazon QuickSight
Pentaho
6.1
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Amazon QuickSight
Pentaho
5.6
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Amazon QuickSight
Pentaho
6.4

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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  • The built-in ETL tools are easy to learn, and can quickly import and transform any data you have.
  • The excellent visualizations and charts are pleasing to the eye, and looks are important in sales and marketing presentations.
  • The rollout was fast, we installed the software and were building dashboards within minutes.
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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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  • I think the relative obscurity of the tool is a downside, not as many developers, consultants or peers you can tap into.
  • Lack of a solid user community held us back, looking at Power BI and Qlik, they have huge user communities that help each other out. Would have liked that here.
  • Smaller company means smaller sales force, and the lack of a local presence made it hard to only interact online with the account rep. Other companies have someone local who often stops by with pre-sales developers to just pitch in free of charge when they have time.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Pentaho8.8
Based on 11 answers
I will use Pentaho until I find a better tool with a better, easier to use report designer client. For now, Pentaho has been the most powerful reporting tool for our clients because of its ability to connect to Odoo, integrate in Odoo (reports are accessible in Odoo) and the flexibility in report design and parameter integration
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Usability

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Pentaho5.0
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I would have liked some hands on help in trying to match what Customers were already used to. Plus having a team of Java/BI folks was difficult to assemble since what required to be done in an object oriented fashion could have easily been done via a SQL construct. This hash of technologies was difficult to manage.
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Support

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Pentaho9.9
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They were responsive to our questions when we raised issues.They gave us workarounds when required.They were quite knowledgeable when it came to issue analysis and providing fixes.They were forthright in informing us if a bug was not due for release soon.
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Online Training

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Pentaho9.5
Based on 2 answers
Course Taken: DI1000 Pentaho Data Integration FundamentalsSetup A week before your class started, the instructor will start sending out class material and lab setup instructions. This is helpful so that you understand how the environment is laid out and can start reviewing the content. Ultimately it saved about a 1/2 day trying to setup with 10 other people online which was great! The CourseThe 3-day course was laid out like many other technical classes with 15-30 minutes instruction and 15-60 minutes of lab exercises. The instructor was very knowledgeable with the functionality from version to version and answered questions as we went along. I was amazed at some of the functionality that was available that I was not using at the time and quickly implemented changes to many existing transformations and jobs. The novice users seemed to catch on quickly and more experienced users explained how some of the functionality was used in their home environments. Towards the end there was enough time so that we were able to ask very directed questions about our own environments. Overall, I really found the class to be informative and deliver enough information to be dangerous. My skills improved and I was able to design better and efficient transformations for the HIE. Course Description: https://training.pentaho.com/instructor-led-training/pentaho-data-integration-fundamentals-di1000
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Implementation

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Pentaho5.0
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Get the right people in before starting implementation. Start small and build as you go approach is time consuming and involves lot of rework.Evangalize within the organization the capabilities and limitations equally so that correct delivery expectations are set.Set expectations with the Customer that the tool cannot replace proprietary software in terms of stability/usability and that timelines could change given the new ness of the product.
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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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Pentaho ranks #3 out of the four. I would always choose Qlik Sense overall since it is so incredibly fast and adaptable. It also has built-in ETL and has a much greater community. If you don't like Qlik, Tableau would be a second choice but the company is difficult to work with. Power BI would be last, it looks cool on the surface, but you need an army of low-level analysts to crank out tabular models to feet it, so the TCO is way out of line with other solutions.
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Return on Investment

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  • Pentaho has improved our overall business process.
  • Pentaho has helped the Managers and Directors to analyze the numbers going up and down from time to time.
  • We have a started a big project using Pentaho that is going to include all the business processes in the organization.
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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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Pentaho

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