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Sisense

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88 Ratings

Amazon QuickSight

15 Ratings
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Score 6.1 out of 101

Sisense

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Score 8.7 out of 101

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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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Sisense

If you are looking to have an analytics tool for your company, or if you have a lot of data/data points.. then look no further. Sisense provide you with a comprehensive business intelligence tool for you to make the right decision with their intelligence capabilities. Don't build it yourself as it will take a lot of time and effort,.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Amazon QuickSight
7.3
Sisense
8.3
Pixel Perfect reports
Amazon QuickSight
10.0
Sisense
8.0
Customizable dashboards
Amazon QuickSight
6.2
Sisense
9.1
Report Formatting Templates
Amazon QuickSight
5.8
Sisense
7.9

Ad-hoc Reporting

Amazon QuickSight
6.5
Sisense
8.2
Drill-down analysis
Amazon QuickSight
7.2
Sisense
8.8
Formatting capabilities
Amazon QuickSight
6.2
Sisense
8.2
Report sharing and collaboration
Amazon QuickSight
6.2
Sisense
7.3
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Amazon QuickSight
Sisense
8.6

Report Output and Scheduling

Amazon QuickSight
5.5
Sisense
8.7
Report Versioning
Amazon QuickSight
8.0
Sisense
7.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
Amazon QuickSight
3.0
Sisense
8.9
Publish to Web
Amazon QuickSight
Sisense
9.0
Publish to PDF
Amazon QuickSight
Sisense
9.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

Amazon QuickSight
7.9
Sisense
9.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Amazon QuickSight
5.8
Sisense
9.2
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Amazon QuickSight
10.0
Sisense
8.9
Predictive Analytics
Amazon QuickSight
Sisense
8.8

Access Control and Security

Amazon QuickSight
6.4
Sisense
9.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
Amazon QuickSight
8.1
Sisense
9.0
Role-Based Security Model
Amazon QuickSight
6.7
Sisense
9.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Amazon QuickSight
6.7
Sisense
9.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Amazon QuickSight
4.0
Sisense

Mobile Capabilities

Amazon QuickSight
9.7
Sisense
8.2
Responsive Design for Web Access
Amazon QuickSight
10.0
Sisense
8.6
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Amazon QuickSight
9.5
Sisense
7.8
Dedicated iOS Application
Amazon QuickSight
Sisense
8.0
Dedicated Android Application
Amazon QuickSight
Sisense
8.3

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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  • Easy to generate dashboards
  • Easy to link up your different data sources (drag and drop)
  • Pleasing UI
  • Professional and responsive customer support
  • Smooth integration (hosted solution was seamless)
  • Cost effective
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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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  • SiSense doesn't have a comprehensive data permission authorization capability. It could be difficult to manage the data access permissions for an organization with a large hierarchy structure or for complex authorization requirements.
  • SiSense does not support merging two dimensions on-the-fly when building reports in BI Studio (the report development tool in SiSense). For example, there were a user table and a revenue table in the ElastiCube. To show user growth and revenue growth in one chart, I can not build the chart directly. Instead, firstly, I needed to bridge two date dimensions, the user sign-up date and the revenue date, from the two tables in ElastiCube Manager ( the cube management tool in SiSense). Secondly, I used the bridged date dimension to build the chart in BI studio. This leads to a complicated data model and the reduced flexibility in ElastiCube.
  • ElastiCube does not support outer-join tables when modeling data. Though it's always feasible to build reports that have outer-join logic, some minor work-around is required.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Sisense8.9
Based on 14 answers
I rated it a 4 out of 10 because we did not renew the contract due to price. It is very expensive and the customer did not want to re-up for that price. They decided that they didn't need all the power that SiSense has, so they asked us for a cheaper solution.
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Usability

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Sisense7.3
Based on 4 answers
New V5 is ground floor of an exciting collection of possibilities. Weekly Sisense developers come up with new functionality that they share with us in their forums. The move to HTML5 has been pleasing in that widgets auto size themselves into appropriate forms in the board but everyone of them can be popped out to full page size to be looked at in more detail
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Reliability and Availability

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Sisense8.2
Based on 1 answer
There are very few situations when there is unexpected downtime. Mostly during development, new dashboard implementation and during upgrades. other then that there were very few crashes.
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Performance

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Sisense8.2
Based on 1 answer
SiSense is usually performing better then other solutions even if going for complex reports/dashboards(of course within reasonable frames). I haven't noticed any bad influence on other systems, usually if something happens it stays within SiSense.
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Support

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Sisense10.0
Based on 5 answers
This team is one of the few companies where I can literally Skype them for help and they respond immediately. Most don't realize how rare that actually is in the industry. Expanding their presence to the eastern time zone of the United States has made them more accessible as a result
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In-Person Training

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Sisense7.3
Based on 1 answer
Easy and free training that allowed us quickly understand basics in SiSense and start using them. More advanced features requires some browsing through SiSense forums, but there is always support to help, and SiSense support is one of the best whith which I worked so far.
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Online Training

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Sisense8.2
Based on 1 answer
Many examples, videos and scenarios which you try on your own right away. This combined with in-person training gives you enough to utilize most of SiSense's power.
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Implementation

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Sisense7.1
Based on 3 answers
Remember to migrate the plugins. The documentation however is pretty straight forward.
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Breadth of Deployment

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We presently have 200 plus users both from outside and inside (on a smaller side) of the company. We think to use SiSense onward as our defacto/standard go to data visualization tool. All future applications would be using it too instead of creating dashboards "by hand".
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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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We chose Sisense due to pricing structures as well as its speed and ability to connect to more robust data sources. Ultimately, the differences were minimal in regards to abilities and functionality; we just felt that Sisense provided the most reliable and consistent results among our test trials.
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Collaboration and Sharing

Amazon QuickSight5.8
Based on 2 answers
There are many members across my organization that use the QuickSight reports throughout each business day. There are various reports built for various departments as well as reports that cross over to all departments. There have not been any issues across the various departments with viewing the reports and using unique filters to look at the reports differently. Our IT department is the only department within the organization that has the necessary permissions to create new reports and/or make changes to existing reports
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Sisense8.6
Based on 40 answers
Sisense helps very easy collaboration with other tools and different data sources. It is very easy to share reports with different people across organizations. Reports can be formatted once they are generated. The tool is also role based and has support for multiple users.It has a limited mobility but great mobile support.
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Data Integration

Amazon QuickSight7.5
Based on 2 answers
All of the data that feeds into Amazon QuickSight comes from our CRM, Clarity. We do not have data coming in from any other sources. Some of the data that comes in is in real-time and some of the data only updates every 24 hours. Overall, the API feed of data seems to be very seamless and there have not been any hiccups in the feed.
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Sisense8.9
Based on 40 answers
Sisense has been able to connect to every data source that I needed it to connect to. This includes SQL Server, CSVs, Excel, Oracle, and ODBC. Different data sources can easily be accessed within one elasticube.
On the downside, one dashboard can only talk to one Elasticube. This requires careful planning upfront on your building of the cubes.
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Scalability

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Sisense8.2
Based on 1 answer
Product is quite easily scalable. The whole installation can be easily moved to stronger machine if needed.
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Return on Investment

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  • Report development time is reduced from 2~3 days to 2~3 hours.
  • Report querying time is improved from 0.5~10 mins to 2~30 seconds.
  • A 2-staff team delivers 10 times the BI output that we did on the old system.
  • We were able to deliver BI and data analysis for all business functions instead of a very limited group of users
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Pricing Details

Amazon QuickSight

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Amazon QuickSight Editions & Modules
Amazon QuickSight
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Sisense

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Sisense Editions & Modules
Sisense
Modules
SAP Connector
1
1. Per User per Month
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