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Apptio

13 Ratings

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Apptio

13 Ratings
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Score 6.4 out of 101

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Score 8.7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Apptio

Apptio is simple to deploy (SaaS) and provides a quick time to value. Your data does not have to be cleaned to use the tool. However, having clean data would help tremendously. Start off simple (e.g. server costs) and grow the tool (e.g. Applications costs and ROI) as your team matures in using the tool.
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Sisense

I believe Sisense is perfectly suited for any organization of any size that have access to the proper resources, as the tool is very expensive. The data connectors come in all shapes and sizes out of the box, which allows a great deal of data control within the ElastiCubes. Additionally, while the platform only runs on Windows platforms, the web application can be accessed on any client: mobile, Apple, Windows, etc. This allows a much more flexible user experience, resulting in data and dashboards reaching further than any other tool.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Apptio
Sisense
8.3
Pixel Perfect reports
Apptio
Sisense
8.0
Customizable dashboards
Apptio
Sisense
9.1
Report Formatting Templates
Apptio
Sisense
7.9

Ad-hoc Reporting

Apptio
Sisense
8.2
Drill-down analysis
Apptio
Sisense
8.8
Formatting capabilities
Apptio
Sisense
8.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Apptio
Sisense
8.6
Report sharing and collaboration
Apptio
Sisense
7.3

Report Output and Scheduling

Apptio
Sisense
8.7
Publish to Web
Apptio
Sisense
9.0
Publish to PDF
Apptio
Sisense
9.0
Report Versioning
Apptio
Sisense
7.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
Apptio
Sisense
8.9

Data Discovery and Visualization

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

Access Control and Security

Apptio
Sisense
9.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
Apptio
Sisense
9.0
Role-Based Security Model
Apptio
Sisense
9.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Apptio
Sisense
9.0

Mobile Capabilities

Apptio
Sisense
8.2
Responsive Design for Web Access
Apptio
Sisense
8.6
Dedicated iOS Application
Apptio
Sisense
8.0
Dedicated Android Application
Apptio
Sisense
8.3
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Apptio
Sisense
7.8

Pros

  • Service Costing – if you have to buy any module, this would be it! Comprehensive bottom up services cost analysis and reporting.
  • Bill of IT – Great module if you do charge backs. Can also help with Show Back of costs to the business.
  • Vendor Management – Manage SLAs and align those with vendor performance. While there are other products in the market that provide better functionality, this would be for a novice in this space.
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  • Great management of large amounts of data from numerous sources.
  • Beautiful visualization capabilities.
  • Fantastic support of customizations through custom JS plug-ins.
  • Implementation requires very little effort allowing users to start working with their data in a short amount of time.
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Cons

  • Features are becoming easier to use, but like any software there is a constant progression
  • Getting companies on the right track for not only finding data but collecting consistent data
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  • The usability of the application on mobile devices needs some improvement, especially navigation and filtering.
  • Dashboards that are created by multiple users can be a bit of a hassle to share by Admins.
  • If you need to embed dashboards into your website, you are require to buy a license separate from the user and platform license. This is a norm on most BI visualization tools, but Sisense can seem a bit on the high side, cost-wide.
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Likelihood to Renew

Apptio10.0
Based on 4 answers
It is hands down the most innovative SaaS on the market today. In my humble opinion it will be just as big or bigger than Salesforce, Workday and all of the greats. I would advise any big company to take advantage of Apptio and renew on an annual basis with their support team!
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Sisense8.9
Based on 14 answers
I think the business and myself as a user has come to rely on SiSense as a dashboarding and quick ad-hoc reporting tool. I am hoping to integrate SiSense dashboards into more parts of the business in the future. We have reduced our report turn-around time for the most part from hours/days to minutes and in some cases almost the speed of thought. Reports are also easier on the eye and more easily distributed.I would also like to say that the support and professionalism from the SiSense team has been excellent.
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Usability

Apptio9.0
Based on 1 answer
Apptio is proving to be a relatively user-friendly product, assuming proper skill sets and training. Enterprise Analytical abilities to support the proper data readiness and implementation are key.
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Sisense7.3
Based on 4 answers
It's really easy to learn and use for developers and business users, compared to all other BI applications with similar functionalities
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Reliability and Availability

Apptio10.0
Based on 1 answer
Excellent, so far. SaaS-based...assuming effective data links and connectivity
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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

Apptio10.0
Based on 1 answer
Excellent, so far.
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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

Apptio9.0
Based on 1 answer
Solid support so far, primarily focused on implementation
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Sisense10.0
Based on 5 answers
Been nothing but impressed by the professionalism of the SiSense support team
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In-Person Training

Apptio10.0
Based on 1 answer
Excellent. We were able to coordinate an onsite course for several vs flying everyone to Apptio Training in Seattle.
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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

Apptio9.0
Based on 1 answer
Was simply used to get familiar with the tool. Good introduction to the in-person course.
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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

Apptio9.0
Based on 1 answer
Well, so far. Apptio Consulting covered specific model architecting areas particularly. Most of the heavy lifting is being done in-house with support from Apptio as it relates to tool impacts and needs. Some administrative tasks were redundant
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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

There is no true competitor that is even comparable to allowing the same capabilities and benefits Apptio provides. It is ground breaking in every sense of the word and will make a huge difference for each and every customer. It can be very complex at times, but like everything in life anything worth implementing takes time, effort, and some growing pains.
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Before purchasing Sisense and began recommending it as a solution to our clients, we tested four other BI visualization tools. All four of these ranked high on the Gartner Magic Quadrant. We researched Domo, Looker, MS Power BI and Tableau. Looker could be a better solution if you are willing to invest about six times what you would by purchasing Sisense. Domo is very competitive with Sisense but their support rankings are low and too many customers report dissatisfaction, above that is it priced higher than Sisense. Now, as for MS Power BI and Tableau, they are priced similarly but the tools do not have the engine or power that Sisense has.
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Collaboration and Sharing

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Sisense8.6
Based on 40 answers
Sisense continuously works on collaboration with the use of centralized centralization. This brings together decision makers via flexible user management. Group users together to easily share dashboards and speed up working with large teams. Grant users full admin rights to manage other users, data sources, and security settings to diversify responsibility for a deployment and support business continuity.
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Data Integration

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Sisense8.9
Based on 40 answers
Data source connectivity is one of Sisense best capabilities. It connects to all of your available sources and creates a virtual Data warehouse, which not only prevents from disconnecting, but it prevents the data errors I mentioned before on this review. Finally, this software stands out for its ability to draw large amounts of data from multiple data sources at high speeds.
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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

  • All positive! It has been beneficial to each and every customer and is a relatively quick implementation process
  • The savings that are provided by finding unnecessary servers, expensive storage, or even phone bills that are not being utilized but paid for is incredible
  • Employees can make better decisions based off facts and not off assumptions of the unknown benefit of the IT department
  • IT is now treated as an asset to the business and not just an expense. Companies can now make better tech investments and increase their productivity!
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  • Reduced time preparing and delivering client reporting
  • Deeper insight and better views on data that weren't available before.
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Pricing Details

Apptio

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