NodeXL Pro vs. Sigma Computing

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
NodeXL Pro
Score 10.0 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
NodeXL offers insights into Networks. Webs of connections define the modern world. Social networks, and particularly social media networks, are now a major force in business, politics, and culture. NodeXL enables users to collect, analyze, visualize, and report on networks. Users can import network data from Twitter, YouTube, and Wikis. Network data sets are present in many databases. When it is possible to answer the questions: Who did what with whom when and where, then NodeXL…
$39
per year per user
Sigma
Score 9.2 out of 10
N/A
Sigma Computing headquartered in San Francisco provides a suite of data services such as code free data modeling, data search and explorating, and related BI and data visualization services.N/A
Pricing
NodeXL ProSigma Computing
Editions & Modules
NodeXL Pro - Annual Desktop - Student
$39
per year per user
NodeXL Pro - Monthly Cloud - Student
$39
per month per user
NodeXL Pro - Monthly Cloud - Non-profit/Academic
$69
per month per user
NodeXL Pro - Monthly Cloud - Commercial
$99
per month per user
NodeXL Pro - Annual Desktop - Non-profit/Academic
$239
per year per user
NodeXL Pro - Annual Desktop - Commercial
$799
per year per user
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NodeXL ProSigma
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
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Community Pulse
NodeXL ProSigma Computing
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Features
NodeXL ProSigma Computing
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
NodeXL Pro
-
Ratings
Sigma Computing
7.7
160 Ratings
6% below category average
Pixel Perfect reports00 Ratings7.6103 Ratings
Customizable dashboards00 Ratings8.0158 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates00 Ratings7.5130 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
NodeXL Pro
-
Ratings
Sigma Computing
8.0
163 Ratings
1% below category average
Drill-down analysis00 Ratings8.7153 Ratings
Formatting capabilities00 Ratings7.5160 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages00 Ratings7.35 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration00 Ratings8.4159 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
NodeXL Pro
-
Ratings
Sigma Computing
8.9
153 Ratings
7% above category average
Publish to Web00 Ratings9.5102 Ratings
Publish to PDF00 Ratings8.3127 Ratings
Report Versioning00 Ratings9.6117 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling00 Ratings9.3130 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers00 Ratings7.667 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
NodeXL Pro
-
Ratings
Sigma Computing
6.4
146 Ratings
23% below category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)00 Ratings7.5144 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization00 Ratings5.626 Ratings
Predictive Analytics00 Ratings6.218 Ratings
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User Ratings
NodeXL ProSigma Computing
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(167 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.3
(6 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.4
(48 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(47 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
NodeXL ProSigma Computing
Likelihood to Recommend
Social Media Research Foundation
It is suited for social scientists who are more focused on the interpretation that fits in the area of Social Science and Humanity and has nothing to do with computer programming and mathematics
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Sigma Computing
If we have very huge data that has to be filtered based on the selection in the workbook filters, then passing the control IDs of the filters as the parameters directly in the SQL query is a great help. This way helps us in optimizing large SQL queries as well. If we want our front end application filters with the Sigma Computing dashboard filters to communicate with each other, we can certainly do that in embedding with the help of the control_ids.
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Pros
Social Media Research Foundation
  • extracting the data from the social media
  • visualising the big data of the social media
  • sentiment analysis
  • cluster analysis
  • time series analysis
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Sigma Computing
  • Allows end users to easily dive into the data without having direct access to the table in our database management software.
  • Can easily turnaround dashboards that are detailed and visually pleasing.
  • Sigma is intuitive and as new features are rolled out it is easy to adopt and incorporate them into new and existing dashboards.
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Cons
Social Media Research Foundation
  • It would be nice if NodeXL can analyse other type of social media such as Instagram, Facebook and TikTok
  • It would be nice if it is 100 percent stable, as sometimes I have a problem with error in NodeXL when it is processing the data
  • It would be nice if is able to reduce the price for adding Microsoft Power BI in NodeXL
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Sigma Computing
  • Viewer level license is quite limited. These users can't download data or even add filters on datasets. Something to keep in mind.
  • Directly querying the underlying data warehouse will lead to increased usage. Not a big deal on something like Redshift, but your Snowflake consumption will increase, potentially by a lot.
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Likelihood to Renew
Social Media Research Foundation
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Sigma Computing
Sigma has helped us a lot and has become an integral part of our daily workflow. It would be difficult to switch to another platform and have to rebuild the numerous metrics and performance reports that we have already established
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Usability
Social Media Research Foundation
No answers on this topic
Sigma Computing
It has a clean and modern interface. However, it is not completely intuitive. I think it would be better and easier to navigate with more Windows style drop down menus and/or tabls. There is a significant learning curve, but that may be due in part to the technical nature of this type of software tool.
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Reliability and Availability
Social Media Research Foundation
No answers on this topic
Sigma Computing
Yes, as long as you don’t conduct user error sigma is always up and running and waiting for you to complete your dashboards
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Performance
Social Media Research Foundation
No answers on this topic
Sigma Computing
It depends, it loads quickly for smaller dashboards but when loading larger amounts of data it takes more time to do so
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Support Rating
Social Media Research Foundation
No answers on this topic
Sigma Computing
Support team is helpful in answering questions and providing help with using the UI. There are knowledgeable people within the support team. There are also good online support tools. There are significant community support resources available. There is however lack of a live support. It would be useful to have live phone number or chat to use.
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Implementation Rating
Social Media Research Foundation
No answers on this topic
Sigma Computing
Was not involved in implementation
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Alternatives Considered
Social Media Research Foundation
NodeXL is userfriendly, and needed for conducting advanced data analysis techniques which emphasizes the metrics of the visualization NodeXL produce an interesting interactive visualisation
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Sigma Computing
Sigma is by far the best. It is easiest to learn and easiest to use on a day to day basis. I never have to wait for dashboards to load and it's very easy to understand the variables that are going into my visualizations. Best of all I can manipulate the data within Sigma very easily. In these other platforms data manipulation is difficult or must be done in the data warehouse
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Scalability
Social Media Research Foundation
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Sigma Computing
It is a cloud service offering that is able to expand based on your usage
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Return on Investment
Social Media Research Foundation
  • More advance in analysis data
  • Attract more people to collaborate with me
  • Minimise the time for analysing the data
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Sigma Computing
  • Monitoring health of cloud platform has allowed the company to anticipate issues before they affect customers – Sigma prompted us building a canary monitoring process that provides customer container health.
  • Customer success has used an activity report to discover customers running runaway processes that they were unaware of, creating an alert to contact the customer and prevent an embarrassing situation.
  • Customer success uses the activity report to prompt conversations regarding increases or declines in behavior that led to increasing contract limits or addressing churn concerns.
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ScreenShots

NodeXL Pro Screenshots

Screenshot of Network visualization of connections  among Twitter users.Screenshot of NodeXL imports from the Twitter API 2.0 - with support for Academic accessScreenshot of Visualizations of networks can reveal the shape of the crowd and the leaders within them.