Longview Analytics (arcplan) vs. Sisense for Cloud Data Teams

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Longview Analytics (arcplan)
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Longview Analyticsis a reporting tool that doesn’t require additional tools or experts to create custom dashboards to enable teams to monitor company-wide activities and implement performance-enhancing changes. It is designed to empower users to improve resource management and strategic impact through data-driven insights and increased automation.N/A
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams
Score 8.4 out of 10
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Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data) is a data visualization tool that allows users to connect to their SQL databases to create sharable, interactive dashboards. In addition to SQL, its analytics integrate with R and Python, allowing users to prep datasets, perform analysis, and create their own visualizations. Sisense acquired Periscope Data in mid-2019.N/A
Pricing
Longview Analytics (arcplan)Sisense for Cloud Data Teams
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Longview Analytics (arcplan)Sisense for Cloud Data Teams
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Top Pros
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Features
Longview Analytics (arcplan)Sisense for Cloud Data Teams
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Longview Analytics (arcplan)
7.6
2 Ratings
6% below category average
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams
9.1
19 Ratings
12% above category average
Pixel Perfect reports6.42 Ratings8.510 Ratings
Customizable dashboards8.02 Ratings9.019 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates8.52 Ratings9.717 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Longview Analytics (arcplan)
7.4
2 Ratings
8% below category average
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams
8.9
19 Ratings
14% above category average
Drill-down analysis5.82 Ratings9.015 Ratings
Formatting capabilities6.32 Ratings9.318 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages9.02 Ratings8.510 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration8.52 Ratings8.719 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Longview Analytics (arcplan)
8.9
2 Ratings
7% above category average
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams
9.5
18 Ratings
18% above category average
Publish to Web7.82 Ratings9.512 Ratings
Publish to PDF10.02 Ratings9.512 Ratings
Report Versioning10.02 Ratings9.512 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling7.82 Ratings9.715 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers00 Ratings9.57 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Longview Analytics (arcplan)
7.1
2 Ratings
13% below category average
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams
8.6
19 Ratings
10% above category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)6.72 Ratings8.318 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization6.72 Ratings8.517 Ratings
Predictive Analytics7.72 Ratings9.011 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Longview Analytics (arcplan)
8.2
2 Ratings
4% below category average
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams
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Ratings
Multi-User Support (named login)9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)7.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Longview Analytics (arcplan)
6.7
2 Ratings
16% below category average
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams
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Ratings
Responsive Design for Web Access8.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Application5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile8.32 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Longview Analytics (arcplan)Sisense for Cloud Data Teams
Likelihood to Recommend
7.8
(2 ratings)
8.3
(19 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
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User Testimonials
Longview Analytics (arcplan)Sisense for Cloud Data Teams
Likelihood to Recommend
Insightsoftware, Inc
It is very suitable for complete corporate BI solutions. If you see BI as embedding information into your organization and business processes, and thus as more than just a few scattered dashboards and reports, arcplan is your platform. It's less suitable for ad-hoc reporting and data discovery. It can do it (everything is possible), but there is strong competition in this area.
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Sisense Ltd
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams is suited so well for our project that works with lots of data and needs some ways to share data internally or externally with our clients. It's very easy to pull out the data from the sense in best and in a suitable format and moreover a huge number of options are available there to represent the data. All features of this Sisense for cloud data teams software can be taken advantage of if you have a team who are well versed in data analytics, data management, and programming.
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Pros
Insightsoftware, Inc
  • Excellent dashboard.
  • Well advanced BI metrics.
  • Better interfacing to other DW.
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Sisense Ltd
  • Rapid deployment of polished T-SQL-based data visualization charts and dashboards. Periscope supports a variety of database technologies, and allows users to write custom queries to display data.
  • Included caching to reduce server load.
  • Outstanding customer service/support, with expert advice as needed.
  • Constant updates and new features.
  • Built-in SQL formatters take the pain out of manipulating date/time objects.
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Cons
Insightsoftware, Inc
  • Positioning and marketing. Most BI vendors use a non-technical sales strategy and focus on shiny, sexy dashboards to sell the story. In order to position arcplan fairly and correctly, the technical and business advantages need to be part of a sales story. So, it is not really an easy product to sell to customers, if it has to compete with now-to-wow-five-minute products.
  • Learning/training for developers. It's easy to learn the basics of arcplan, because the interface is logical. But nothing prevents a beginning developer from creating a monstrous application, because there is no prescribed architecture. It really takes some experience to become a good arcplan architect. It's a disadvantage resulting from one of arcplan's biggest advantages.
  • Data connectors: arcplan standard comes with a connector of your choice. Additional connectors need to be purchased separately. Many other products come with a full range of connectors.
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Sisense Ltd
  • Include more appropriate updates in their monthly newsletter as opposed to the general overview that doesn't always have the most pertinent information at the forefront.
  • There are bugs at times when certain dashboards are down, though not in an overwhelming way.
  • If you do not tag something it shows up in multiple views and may be accessible to people that it should not be, though that is a user error it may make sense to prompt for a tag and security setting.
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Usability
Insightsoftware, Inc
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Sisense Ltd
My company has had Periscope for various use cases in the past and I think that this program opens up complex data reports to non-technical people in a really accessible way (even though the learning curve is a big one). We are now integrating Sisense for Cloud Data Teams at a larger level both for internal data exploration and for customer facing dashboards and reports.
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Support Rating
Insightsoftware, Inc
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Sisense Ltd
Support is world-class through email and ticketing. I only switch to email support when I can’t access help via the help center.
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Alternatives Considered
Insightsoftware, Inc
Personally, I prefer QlikView not because it's more stable but simply just for the looks of the dashboard. One of my clients in Sydney recently moved from arcplan to QlikView. The reason was mainly looks and that QlikView has more training materials for the support users to train with. So in all, it does not really stack well against QlikView.
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Sisense Ltd
Google Analytics works well but it does not have all of the bells and whistles that Periscope Data offers. Google Analytics is best used in a Google environment but if you are using other tools and programs outside of the Google universe, then Periscope Data is a much better option.
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Return on Investment
Insightsoftware, Inc
No answers on this topic
Sisense Ltd
  • Very positive - has allowed us to glean insights quickly and in real time.
  • Definitely helpful for evaluating performance of accounts and employees.
  • Versatile - we even use it with recruiting metrics, our software team uses it to test feature deployment.
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