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Likelihood to Recommend

Apptio

If you are trying to understand your IT costs and have cost pools and services defined then you are in a good position to move forward. If you are missing one of those items, spend the time getting that figured out before trying to implement the system. You can do that in parallel and use the ATUM model but it will not be an quick implementation. Ask what services Apptio can help with during the implementation process. They have some very good resources that can help provide best practice details from other customers.
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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

Apptio
Sisense
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
Apptio
Sisense
8.0
Customizable dashboards
Apptio
Sisense
9.1
Report Formatting Templates
Apptio
Sisense
8.0

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
9.1
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
8.1
Responsive Design for Web Access
Apptio
Sisense
8.6
Dedicated iOS Application
Apptio
Sisense
7.9
Dedicated Android Application
Apptio
Sisense
8.3
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Apptio
Sisense
7.8

Pros

  • Apptio Technology Business Management is easy to use from a reporting standpoint. Reports can be created quickly and end users can filter as needed to retrieve the desired data.
  • Apptio Technology Business Management has been able to eliminate manual processes that involved numerous Excel spreadsheets. This enables the users to spend more time on analytics and less time on data manipulation.
  • The transparency that Apptio Technology Business Management provides at the click of a button helps reduce the number of questions that the IT area receives. When questions are raised they are more focused and easier to understand.
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  • In particular, the ability to easily model data within the Sisense ElastiCube, re-build the data and see the changes reflected within our dashboards is great.
  • SiSense's ability to make short work of large data sets to answer questions is impressive.
  • Sisense allows you to easily pull data from multiple sources. If you have data, it can use it.
  • The filtering and formula capabilities within Sisense are strong.
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Cons

  • Apptio Technology Business Management struggles with some of the report formatting. We are using it in place of Excel and simple things like freezing the header and the left column are not available in Apptio Technology Business Management.
  • Reports can become very large and the scroll bars on the page will impact users. When creating a report, the monitor size is very important. If you are working on a big screen the reports will be difficult to use on a smaller laptop screen.
  • The refresh or warming time can become an issue based on the number of reports and the amount of data that you have in the system. Being able to identify reports that are driving this up are not easily identified.
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  • Being so powerful, the ElastiCube must be carefully built especially with larger data sets - too many connections or the wrong ones between tables can lead to queries that eat up all system resources, requiring a reboot and disrupting the production environment.
  • Sisense is very customizable and flexible, but sometimes it is surprising that some simpler features are not available; for example, you cannot change up or control your font size/color or other presentation elements at all without scripting.
  • Emailing dashboards is very limited, particularly with larger widgets (like pivot tables). Furthermore the email scheduling doesn't allow you to choose a specific schedule or certain recipients.
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Likelihood to Renew

Apptio10.0
Based on 4 answers
Great tool, great value.
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Sisense8.9
Based on 14 answers
The user interface of the Sisense Dashboard is just superb. Management and its users are really overwhelmed by it.
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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
For at least 80% of our business requirements Sisense works perfectly.
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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
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

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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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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Sisense does very well against most of the tools in the market. We chose this tool because of its great visualizations and easy to deploy procedures. The reports are very easy to generate and distribute them across departments and organization. It provides a great interface to mash data and integrate with other data sources to derive quick conclusions.
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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

  • Apptio Technology Business Management has greatly improved our chargeback transparency to the lines of business.
  • Apptio Technology Business Management has reduced our internal processing time for transfer pricing and various monthly reports.
  • We have yet to apply the IT expenses to a business metric within Apptio Technology Business Management but that is on the roadmap.
  • Apptio Technology Business Management has provided valuable cost level reports but we are still struggling to create the high level dashboards within the tool.
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  • I don't have specific numbers back from the customer where we deployed the product. However, I know that they used it daily to track their product shipments and machine efficiencies. I would say it did the job we deployed it to do and did it effectively.
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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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