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222 Ratings
51 Ratings
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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Google Data Studio ranks higher in 4 feature sets: BI Standard Reporting, Ad-hoc Reporting, Report Output and Scheduling, Data Discovery and Visualization

BI Standard Reporting

6.0

Chartio (discontinued)

60%
8.2

Google Data Studio

82%
Google Data Studio ranks higher in 3/3 features

Pixel Perfect reports

3.6
36%
14 Ratings
8.2
82%
36 Ratings

Customizable dashboards

7.7
77%
18 Ratings
8.6
86%
52 Ratings

Report Formatting Templates

6.7
67%
14 Ratings
7.9
79%
51 Ratings

Ad-hoc Reporting

5.7

Chartio (discontinued)

57%
7.6

Google Data Studio

76%
Google Data Studio ranks higher in 4/4 features

Drill-down analysis

6.9
69%
13 Ratings
7.5
75%
45 Ratings

Formatting capabilities

6.2
62%
12 Ratings
7.7
77%
48 Ratings

Integration with R or other statistical packages

3.1
31%
5 Ratings
6.4
64%
25 Ratings

Report sharing and collaboration

6.5
65%
13 Ratings
8.9
89%
52 Ratings

Report Output and Scheduling

3.4

Chartio (discontinued)

34%
8.3

Google Data Studio

83%
Google Data Studio ranks higher in 5/5 features

Publish to Web

2.7
27%
9 Ratings
8.9
89%
46 Ratings

Publish to PDF

6.2
62%
17 Ratings
8.8
88%
45 Ratings

Report Versioning

2.0
20%
5 Ratings
8.0
80%
33 Ratings

Report Delivery Scheduling

2.7
27%
12 Ratings
8.0
80%
36 Ratings

Delivery to Remote Servers

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
20 Ratings

Data Discovery and Visualization

7.5

Chartio (discontinued)

75%
7.8

Google Data Studio

78%
Google Data Studio ranks higher in 2/3 features

Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)

7.2
72%
15 Ratings
8.3
83%
51 Ratings

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

7.2
72%
12 Ratings
8.7
87%
48 Ratings

Predictive Analytics

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
6.4
64%
26 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Google Data Studio is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Chartio (discontinued)

80%
30 Ratings
8.4

Google Data Studio

84%
53 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.0

Chartio (discontinued)

80%
24 Ratings
9.0

Google Data Studio

90%
1 Rating

Usability

7.6

Chartio (discontinued)

76%
6 Ratings
9.0

Google Data Studio

90%
3 Ratings

Availability

8.6

Chartio (discontinued)

86%
4 Ratings

Google Data Studio

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

7.3

Chartio (discontinued)

73%
2 Ratings

Google Data Studio

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

Chartio (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8

Google Data Studio

68%
23 Ratings

Online Training

8.2

Chartio (discontinued)

82%
1 Rating

Google Data Studio

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

7.3

Chartio (discontinued)

73%
2 Ratings

Google Data Studio

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

6.8

Chartio (discontinued)

68%
2 Ratings

Google Data Studio

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Chartio (discontinued)

Chartio is a great tool for building presentable dashboards. It can export, you can add read-only access, and it has permissions levels by dashboard for users. There are other data analysis tools that help to analyze the data, but few allow for such a nice presentation
Kyle Epps | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Data Studio

Editing the reports is little bit tricky or time consuming , as we have have to switch between Edit and View mode to see the effect of doing changes. So basically , it's not user friendly at making reports. Whereas on the other hand when it comes to integration , i think its really good as it provides more than 300 connectors, I haven't used all of them but it's a good option
Mukul Saxena | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Chartio (discontinued)

  • Direct linkage to our databases. Abstracts away the visualization layer so we can focus on the data and the queries.
  • Host of graphs and tools that permits all types of data visualizations.
  • Haven't quite used this yet, but there is a new embedding feature that will be very helpful so that we can embed the charts into a company central dash.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Data Studio

  • Self-service
  • Easy to use, point and click
  • Little to no training required
  • Easy to share internally and externally
  • Rich visualizations
  • Canned reports
  • Easy to copy/paste/dupe existing reports
  • Ability to join data sets
  • Easy integration with various data sources
  • Flexible data integrations, including lowest common denominator (CSV, XLS, G-Sheets)
  • Wide range of APIs
  • Secure / authentication via Google SSO
  • Easy to share / re-assign ownership of reports and data sources
Kevin McGuire | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Chartio (discontinued)

  • There is not a last full month date range option. You can still get the range that you need, but the dashboards will have to be manually updated to exclusively display one whole month.
  • When building a chart, the area which displays your tables and fields is finite. You can't adjust the size to make it easier to see. They do allow a mouse-over to see the entire name of your table/field, but I would prefer to adjust the width.
  • Once you modify a query in the Custom Query tab, there doesn't seem to be a way to go back to using the U.I.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Data Studio

  • Having to pay for third-party connector access.
  • Limited in terms of the number of recipients that can be included in the scheduled reporting.
  • Lots of information on some pages making it hard to understand from time-to-time. Could be cleaner from a UX perspective.
Gareth Beer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Chartio (discontinued)

General

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

Starting Price

$0

Chartio (discontinued) Editions & Modules

Edition
Starter$401
Professional$601
OrganizationContact sales team
  1. per user/per month
  2. none
Additional Pricing Details

Google Data Studio

General

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

Starting Price

Google Data Studio Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Chartio (discontinued)

Chartio (discontinued) 8.0
Based on 24 answers
Great customer support: You will receive an answer by email usually within 20-30 minutes. Not only that but our CSMs for Chartio go out of their way to help, they have even created charts for some of the less experienced users that wanted an example to work from. We have had nothing but great experiences with this team.
Devin Knight | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Data Studio

Google Data Studio 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is the simplest and least expensive way for us to automate our reporting at this time. I like the ability to customize literally everything about each report, and the ability to send out reports automatically in emails. The only issue we have been having recently is a technical glitch in the automatic email report. Sadly, there is almost no support for this tool from Google, but is also free, so that is important to take into consideration
Janaye Steadman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Chartio (discontinued)

Chartio (discontinued) 7.6
Based on 6 answers
I really like using Chartio. I use it on a daily basis for pulling data from different sources and combining data (the explore tab was a great idea for this use). I think I would give it 8/10 because there needs to be more documentation or maybe blog posts about things people are doing with it. I only have my own ideas about what to do /how to graph things. I know there are some articles, but it would be awesome to have a section on the neat dashboards people are building or how they show data in different ways. Another complaint is how much time it takes to load. I know our databases aren't set up precisely for Chartio and I have been creating data stores. But the data stores have so many more limitations that adds a whole new layer of frustration. Love the product, keep up the good work and the fast fixes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Data Studio

Google Data Studio 9.0
Based on 3 answers
Google Data Studio has a clean interface that follows a lot of UX best practices. It is fairly easy to pick up the first time you use it, and there is a lot of documentation on line to help troubleshoot, if needed
Meredith Walter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Chartio (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Data Studio

Google Data Studio 6.8
Based on 23 answers
I rated the overall support for Google Data Studio a five because it offers limited real-time chat of phone support. The best resource available to get analyst questions on Google Data Studio reporting and integration capabilities answered, is an online Google support portal with text and video tutorials: https://support.google.com/datastudio. But the analyst needs to know the correct keyword(s) to find accurate answers to his or her technical questions. Or be in the correct category of questions: Connect, Visualize, Share or Manage. So, the existing self-help portal works fine to answer basic questions on metrics, dimensions, how to integrate a data source, or how to create a custom report. It doesn't do a great job of answering advanced questions on why data doesn't match between Data Studio and Google Analytics. Why data is not showing up even though the dashboard sources have been refreshed, or how to create a custom Google Sheets to auto-update dashboard every month.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Chartio (discontinued)

Chartio (discontinued) 8.2
Based on 1 answer
I use self learning materials. Pretty helpful. I find myself having to go back to the "drilldown" instructions though, and have a hard time finding hidden variables on a dashboard, so perhaps there is room for intuitive improvements (or maybe I'm just being lazy)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Data Studio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Chartio (discontinued)

Chartio so far has been the easiest BI tool to setup and has also been the most affordable. There are some other, great, BI tools out there but they were a bit to heavy handed for what we needed. Also - despite the high cost per user in Chartio, the other tools were still more expensive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Data Studio

Google Data Studio provides a great feature set considering its price point, especially when compared to commercial options from Microsoft and Tableau. While it may not be as versatile when it comes to working with and developing complex datasets, there is enough charm in its simple, easy-to-use UI to allow not-so-complex analytics to be conducted without having to hire a data analyst.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Chartio (discontinued)

Chartio (discontinued) 6.8
Based on 2 answers
Chartio has worked well as our datawarehouse has rapidly expanded, and the usability/performance hasn't seemed to have suffered. What we haven't yet realized is additional savings from additional users. We have some dashboard needs for users who truly just view of a few charts, and the licensing structure hasn't yet been structured in a way that would support that type of approach...having 50 "core" licenses, and then potentially several hundred view only licenses for partners that would use the application infrequently.
Asa Pogrelis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Data Studio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Chartio (discontinued)

No answers on this topic

Google Data Studio

  • Free, so the only investment is time
  • Because it doesn't have native support of non-Google sources, it can cost more money than Tableau
  • The time spent formatting the templates or building connectors can have a negative impact on ROI
  • As a agency, charging for the reporting service is profitable after the first month or two after building the dashboard.
Scott Walker | TrustRadius Reviewer

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