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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

MS SharePoint / SQL

We have used it successfully as mentioned on two large programs, but again it is an enterprise tool so I am only speaking from the standpoint of my team. Hundreds of teams across our enterprise use this every day. We keep our decision tracker out there as well as important program documents required by our SDLC process like requirements, etc. We also publish test results for the team to see. We use SharePoint to share test data across the organization as we can not just email files back and forth. We can rely on the security settings of SharePoint to allow access to only those team members that need to see the test data. And even though our test data is masked, we still control access to it. I would recommend that any team can benefit from using SharePoint and it gives a good place to store program/project files. It becomes the source of the truth and you just keep putting the most current versions and save them to SharePoint.
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sisense

I believe Sisense is perfectly suited for any organization of any size that have access to the proper resources, as the tool is very expensive. The data connectors come in all shapes and sizes out of the box, which allows a great deal of data control within the ElastiCubes. Additionally, while the platform only runs on Windows platforms, the web application can be accessed on any client: mobile, Apple, Windows, etc. This allows a much more flexible user experience, resulting in data and dashboards reaching further than any other tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.0
Sisense
8.3
Pixel Perfect reports
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.9
Sisense
7.0
Customizable dashboards
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
Sisense
9.1
Report Formatting Templates
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.7
Sisense
8.8

Ad-hoc Reporting

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Sisense
8.0
Drill-down analysis
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.8
Sisense
8.4
Formatting capabilities
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
Sisense
7.9
Integration with R or other statistical packages
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Sisense
8.3
Report sharing and collaboration
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
Sisense
7.3

Report Output and Scheduling

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
Sisense
8.6
Publish to Web
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.0
Sisense
9.1
Publish to PDF
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
Sisense
8.8
Report Versioning
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
Sisense
8.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Sisense
8.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Sisense

Data Discovery and Visualization

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.4
Sisense
8.4
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.6
Sisense
8.7
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.7
Sisense
8.5
Predictive Analytics
MS SharePoint / SQL
6.9
Sisense
8.2

Access Control and Security

MS SharePoint / SQL
9.0
Sisense
8.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
Sisense
8.9
Role-Based Security Model
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.9
Sisense
8.4
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
Sisense
7.8
Single Sign-On (SSO)
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
Sisense

Mobile Capabilities

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
Sisense
7.5
Responsive Design for Web Access
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Sisense
7.9
Dedicated iOS Application
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
Sisense
7.1
Dedicated Android Application
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
Sisense
7.9
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Sisense
7.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Sisense
REST API
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.9
Sisense
Javascript API
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
Sisense
iFrames
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
Sisense
Java API
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.1
Sisense
Themeable User Interface (UI)
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
Sisense
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.1
Sisense

Pros

MS SharePoint / SQL

  • Flexible - able to make any changes we would like vs traditional service desk system.
  • ROI - We were already using SharePoint for internal intranet, so we are simply getting more use out of licensing we had already committed to.
  • Easy to use for end users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sisense

  • Customization - lots of supported and community plugins available. Users can also adjust the look and feel through JavaScript.
  • Innovation - Sisense is continuing to push the envelope by developing new features through Sisense Labs.
  • Customer support - the commitment to excellent customer service and ensuring organizations get the most out of their investment.
Andrew Goss | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

MS SharePoint / SQL

  • It is hard to setup and nightmare
  • It requires a of infrastructure, thus it could be costly because of requirement and licensing required for everything to run smoothly
  • If it is not setup and organized properly from the beginning it could be maintenance nightmare
  • It is hard to have "test" environment to do patches or similar
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sisense

  • The usability of the application on mobile devices needs some improvement, especially navigation and filtering.
  • Dashboards that are created by multiple users can be a bit of a hassle to share by Admins.
  • If you need to embed dashboards into your website, you are require to buy a license separate from the user and platform license. This is a norm on most BI visualization tools, but Sisense can seem a bit on the high side, cost-wide.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

MS SharePoint / SQL

MS SharePoint / SQL 8.8
Based on 7 answers
This was a long-term buy-in from a corporate perspective, to remain in the SharePoint space. Migration is certainly possible, which is good for planning and having options further out. At this point, the only planned migration is to eventually move the architecture up to SharePoint/SQL 2013. At that point, we will be able to leverage some greater efficiencies, some enhanced content design and management features, and some more current social features. It is well worth a full consideration in any shop looking at a new implementation of or migration to SharePoint (although you will probably be considering 2013 versions or beyond in those discussions), but the platform should be a strong competitor to any alternatives. Realizing the capability of a fully-branded and customized website was not part of the original choice for the architecture at Lincoln, but seeing it implemented and functioning now with this capacity far beyond original expectations has certainly cemented plans to continue using it.
Tim Ritter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sisense

Sisense 8.9
Based on 14 answers
I think the business and myself as a user has come to rely on SiSense as a dashboarding and quick ad-hoc reporting tool. I am hoping to integrate SiSense dashboards into more parts of the business in the future. We have reduced our report turn-around time for the most part from hours/days to minutes and in some cases almost the speed of thought. Reports are also easier on the eye and more easily distributed.I would also like to say that the support and professionalism from the SiSense team has been excellent.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

MS SharePoint / SQL

MS SharePoint / SQL 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Over all very similar to other microsoft products
John Dopson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sisense

Sisense 7.3
Based on 4 answers
New V5 is ground floor of an exciting collection of possibilities. Weekly Sisense developers come up with new functionality that they share with us in their forums. The move to HTML5 has been pleasing in that widgets auto size themselves into appropriate forms in the board but everyone of them can be popped out to full page size to be looked at in more detail
Daniel Colussi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

MS SharePoint / SQL

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sisense

Sisense 8.2
Based on 2 answers
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.
Michał Becker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

MS SharePoint / SQL

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sisense

Sisense 8.2
Based on 2 answers
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.
Michał Becker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

MS SharePoint / SQL

MS SharePoint / SQL 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Microsoft have good local teams
Vadim Malkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sisense

Sisense 10.0
Based on 10 answers
SiSense's support ninjas are very knowledgeable and are exceptionally responsive. So far, all of the issues we ran into were resolved within minimum time. My sense of dealing with the support staff at SiSense is that they are very focused on not just answering your immediate question, but also to delve into the cause of the matter.
Wicus Verhoef | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

MS SharePoint / SQL

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sisense

Sisense 7.3
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.
Michał Becker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

MS SharePoint / SQL

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sisense

Sisense 8.2
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.
Michał Becker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

MS SharePoint / SQL

MS SharePoint / SQL 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Not implemented in best practice way, there are many customizations
Vadim Malkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sisense

Sisense 7.1
Based on 6 answers
Remember to migrate the plugins. The documentation however is pretty straight forward.
Holke Visser | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

MS SharePoint / SQL

I have used both Google Drive and Zoho Docs which seem similar to MS SharePoint. The main differences I noticed as a user is that the user interfaces in both Google Drive and Zoho Docs were much more intuitive and they were much easier to navigate than MS SharePoint. There are a lot more things that you can do with MS SharePoint, but for a smaller company, it may not be worth the investment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sisense

1) Easy to use, really, there is nothing too much to say. The set up is easy and not confusing. You can use it internally or externally.
2) Customer Service, having spoken to various product reps from similar industry. Sisense rep provides you with the best support to get started, and it is really appreciated.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

MS SharePoint / SQL

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sisense

Sisense 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Product is quite easily scalable. The whole installation can be easily moved to stronger machine if needed.
Michał Becker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

MS SharePoint / SQL

  • I've installed SharePoint in many different industries and each industry has seen greater collaboration among their teams both locally and nationally. The ability to collaborate more efficiently has reduced the need to have employees centrally located.
  • Companies which have used SharePoint in a end user training portal have had great ROI, since they can create the content once and share with all their users who subscribe to their training service. The web content management aspect of SharePoint is a very helpful feature.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sisense

  • Report development time is reduced from 2~3 days to 2~3 hours.
  • Report querying time is improved from 0.5~10 mins to 2~30 seconds.
  • A 2-staff team delivers 10 times the BI output that we did on the old system.
  • We were able to deliver BI and data analysis for all business functions instead of a very limited group of users
Hui (Ken) Zheng | TrustRadius Reviewer

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MS SharePoint / SQL

Pricing Details

MS SharePoint / SQL

General

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

MS SharePoint / SQL Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Sisense

General

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

Sisense Editions & Modules

Modules
SAP Connector1
  1. Per User per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
Sisense
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.8
Sisense
8.9

Usability

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.0
Sisense
7.3

Reliability and Availability

MS SharePoint / SQL
Sisense
8.2

Performance

MS SharePoint / SQL
Sisense
8.2

Support Rating

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.0
Sisense
10.0

In-Person Training

MS SharePoint / SQL
Sisense
7.3

Online Training

MS SharePoint / SQL
Sisense
8.2

Implementation Rating

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.0
Sisense
7.1

Scalability

MS SharePoint / SQL
Sisense
8.2

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