GraphPad Prism vs. Looker Studio

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
GraphPad Prism
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
Prism, from Dotmatics since the company's acquisition of original developer GraphPad in 2017, is an analysis and graphing solution purpose-built for scientific research. Prism is specifically formatted for scientific analyses, including analysis of quantitative and categorical data. This also makes it easier to enter data correctly, choose suitable analyses, and create graphs or other visualizations.
$380
per year
Looker Studio
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Looker Studio is a data visualization platform that transforms data into meaningful presentations and dashboards with customized reporting tools.N/A
Pricing
GraphPad PrismLooker Studio
Editions & Modules
Corporate
starting at $660
per year 2 seats
Academic
starting at $380
per year 2 seats
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
GraphPad PrismLooker Studio
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
GraphPad PrismLooker Studio
Top Pros
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Features
GraphPad PrismLooker Studio
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
GraphPad Prism
5.5
1 Ratings
42% below category average
Looker Studio
7.4
51 Ratings
13% below category average
Customizable dashboards5.01 Ratings9.450 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates6.01 Ratings4.649 Ratings
Pixel Perfect reports00 Ratings8.235 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
GraphPad Prism
6.5
1 Ratings
21% below category average
Looker Studio
6.2
50 Ratings
26% below category average
Formatting capabilities7.01 Ratings8.546 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration6.01 Ratings6.150 Ratings
Drill-down analysis00 Ratings7.442 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages00 Ratings2.623 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
GraphPad Prism
9.0
1 Ratings
8% above category average
Looker Studio
7.4
50 Ratings
12% below category average
Publish to PDF10.01 Ratings6.743 Ratings
Report Versioning8.01 Ratings8.131 Ratings
Publish to Web00 Ratings9.444 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling00 Ratings4.234 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers00 Ratings8.818 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
GraphPad Prism
9.0
1 Ratings
10% above category average
Looker Studio
9.0
49 Ratings
10% above category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)9.01 Ratings9.549 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization00 Ratings9.646 Ratings
Predictive Analytics00 Ratings8.024 Ratings
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User Ratings
GraphPad PrismLooker Studio
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.9
(51 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.7
(10 ratings)
User Testimonials
GraphPad PrismLooker Studio
Likelihood to Recommend
Dotmatics
If you need to use multiple softwares to compile data such as spreadsheets, another app to run statistics, or another software to make graph and layout, you can try Graphpad Prism because it can do all of this in just a few clicks.
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Google
Does great at open canvas editing and letting you fully customize without the need for a grid. It is democratizing self-service no-code analytics. You do not need to be a data or analytics engineer to get started, and you can go very far based on how intuitive and straightforward the UI is. Some of the biggest challenges with Looker Studio relate to user management/security, embedding options, and issue support. For a long time, every user needed to have a Gmail to invite them to view a dashboard via login, not sure if that has been improved yet. You can let any user view without logging in, but that is not always recommended due to security reasons. In terms of embedding, you can only iframe dashboards. More sophisticated BI tools let you embed elements via API or Javascript. Iframing dashboards also make drill downs and dashboard to dashboard navigation tricky/near impossible. There is also no ability to contact Google for support when bugs or outages happen. They point everyone to the Data Studio community. There is some ability to get in contact with Google if you have an enterprise-level contract with Google Cloud, but the path for support is very ad hoc and not always fruitful.
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Pros
Dotmatics
  • Graphs
  • Data analysis
  • Layouts
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Google
  • 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
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Cons
Dotmatics
  • The layout feature have been improved over the years but I believe it could be improved by adding more editing tool specially those for images.
  • Prism should have more packages for stat analysis.
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Google
  • Few functionalities are very exclusive only for data studio.
  • It's time taking to load data and at the same time only single Data source can be connected.
  • When editing the reports you have to switch between Edit and View mode to see how does the change looks like.
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Likelihood to Renew
Dotmatics
No answers on this topic
Google
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
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Usability
Dotmatics
No answers on this topic
Google
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
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Support Rating
Dotmatics
No answers on this topic
Google
I give it a lower support rating because it seems like our Dev team hasn't gotten the support they need to set up our database to connect. Seems like we hit a roadblock and the project got put on pause for dev. That sucks for me because it is harder to get the dev team to focus on it if they don't get the help they need to set it up.
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Alternatives Considered
Dotmatics
Graphpad can process multiple steps in just one platform. Database > Stats > Graphs > Layouts > Export
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Google
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.
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Return on Investment
Dotmatics
  • It improved a lot the way we show data, and therefore it increased our visibility.
  • Analysis performed by this software gives credibility.
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Google
  • 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.
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