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Looker

Top Rated
78 Ratings

Looker

Top Rated
78 Ratings
Score 8.1 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Looker

Depending on organization size and the amount of data that you collect, that will strongly determine if this is appropriate for you. For less complex scenarios, I may suggest Excel/Google Sheets because you're probably already familiar with the tools. I only suggest it if you have more basic things to analyze.

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Looker
8.0
Pixel Perfect reports
Looker
7.3
Customizable dashboards
Looker
8.6
Report Formatting Templates
Looker
8.2

Ad-hoc Reporting

Looker
7.7
Drill-down analysis
Looker
8.1
Formatting capabilities
Looker
7.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Looker
6.8
Report sharing and collaboration
Looker
8.7

Report Output and Scheduling

Looker
8.3
Publish to Web
Looker
8.7
Publish to PDF
Looker
8.0
Report Versioning
Looker
7.8
Report Delivery Scheduling
Looker
8.9

Data Discovery and Visualization

Looker
7.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Looker
8.3
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Looker
8.1
Predictive Analytics
Looker
4.6

Access Control and Security

Looker
9.1
Multi-User Support (named login)
Looker
9.4
Role-Based Security Model
Looker
8.7
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Looker
9.0

Mobile Capabilities

Looker
6.7
Responsive Design for Web Access
Looker
8.5
Dedicated iOS Application
Looker
5.0
Dedicated Android Application
Looker
5.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Looker
8.4

Pros

  • Easy to use (I was able to pick it up without too much training.)
  • The presentation of the data is easy to interpret
  • Getting frequent reports is easy to setup

Cons

  • I would not necessarily say it is a con but it is a VAST tool so there might be features you may overlook

Likelihood to Renew

Looker9.0
Based on 4 answers
We've been very happy with Looker so far, and all teams in the organization are starting to see its value, and use it on a frequent basis. It has quickly become our accessible "source of truth" for all data/metrics.

Support

Looker10.0
Based on 1 answer
I can get responses to questions in minutes through their in-app chat feature. They have provided 6 months of LookML training to our analytics team, with weekly calls. They also provided in-office business user training for our entire organization

Breadth of Deployment

All product related departments use Looker (strategy, operations, marketing and content), that is, at about 8 users.

Alternatives Considered

Unfortunately, I was not in charge of the decision to select Looker as it was before my time. I can see why the decision was made as I do see the potential. We have felt the need to supplement Looker with another free tool and, if our integrations weren't so deep and our development resources so limited, we'd likely look at replacing it or at least spending that significant amount of time required getting it to run how you'd like.

Collaboration and Sharing

Looker8.9
Based on 35 answers
We often use some of the sharing options to get data in the hands of clients, visualizations in front of users, etc. Doing these things are relatively simple for someone with basic tech understanding; but some of the terminology and ways data is shared could be confusing to some of our less experienced employees/clients.

Data Integration

Looker8.4
Based on 35 answers
Data source connectivity is easy within Looker, but combing and merging data from disparate sources is not a feature currently available. Each different data source effectively lives in its own space because the tool queries the underlying data source live via a single connection.

Pricing Details

Looker

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