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Score 7.4 out of 100

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Score 7.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Magellan BI & Reporting

iHub is a decent enough environment that it serves our needs. We can have unlimited users and it can tie into AD although we do not use that feature currently. It is a decent place to store all of the reports in one location, even though for us it is not visually appealing to the end users.iHub is not a place where you want to create robust/interactive dashboards for end users to drill through and follow a "story".
Josh Schmitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sigma

As a finance and accounting professional, I do not have great knowledge of SQL. The advantage of Sigma is that it allows the user without knowledge of SQL to pull raw data, join tables, and build any custom report that they would need. Because it's good for creating reports, Sigma may not be well suited for data visualization.
John Nham, CPA, CFE | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Magellan BI & Reporting
5.0
Sigma
6.5
Pixel Perfect reports
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Sigma
5.4
Customizable dashboards
Magellan BI & Reporting
2.0
Sigma
7.4
Report Formatting Templates
Magellan BI & Reporting
6.0
Sigma
6.8

Ad-hoc Reporting

Magellan BI & Reporting
7.7
Sigma
7.1
Drill-down analysis
Magellan BI & Reporting
6.0
Sigma
7.0
Formatting capabilities
Magellan BI & Reporting
9.0
Sigma
6.7
Report sharing and collaboration
Magellan BI & Reporting
8.0
Sigma
7.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Magellan BI & Reporting
Sigma
7.8

Report Output and Scheduling

Magellan BI & Reporting
8.0
Sigma
6.9
Publish to Web
Magellan BI & Reporting
10.0
Sigma
7.1
Publish to PDF
Magellan BI & Reporting
10.0
Sigma
7.2
Report Delivery Scheduling
Magellan BI & Reporting
6.0
Sigma
7.5
Delivery to Remote Servers
Magellan BI & Reporting
6.0
Sigma
6.2
Report Versioning
Magellan BI & Reporting
Sigma
6.5

Data Discovery and Visualization

Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Sigma
5.4
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Sigma
6.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Sigma
5.5
Predictive Analytics
Magellan BI & Reporting
Sigma
4.5

Access Control and Security

Magellan BI & Reporting
8.7
Sigma
Multi-User Support (named login)
Magellan BI & Reporting
10.0
Sigma
Role-Based Security Model
Magellan BI & Reporting
6.0
Sigma
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Magellan BI & Reporting
10.0
Sigma

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Sigma
REST API
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Sigma
Javascript API
Magellan BI & Reporting
9.0
Sigma
Java API
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Sigma
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Magellan BI & Reporting
5.0
Sigma

Pros

Magellan BI & Reporting

  • It is fairly easy to set the sharing rules for a report/dashboard.
  • They have a decent amount of time frame options for setting a schedule to generate a report.
  • The support is mostly helpful and timely if you have an issue.
Josh Schmitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sigma

  • Sigma is highly focused on ease of use. At Teachable, users find its interface far more intuitive and user friendly than the BI platform we were using before.
  • The spreadsheet-style interface and formulas are an easy transition for business users who are not used to working with complex BI platforms.
  • The ability for business users to open any data source that we have granted them permission to access, and to join tables on their own (building their own data models) is incredibly powerful and a huge plus—the Data Team does not need to be a roadblock, as no one has to wait to get access to data sources they need.
  • When we have run up against bugs or shortcomings in the product, the Sigma Team has been extremely responsive. We have seen many improvements already. In less than a year on the platform, and they are clearly iterating on the product at a rapid pace.
Peter Jaffe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Magellan BI & Reporting

  • Setting up a "dashboard" is extremely lacking in functionality. The different chart widgets you place on the page do not interact with each other. When you select an item from one do not expect it to highlight or filter another.
  • The speed and stability are not great, but maybe that is just our environment not being up to snuff...even though we are above the "recommended" settings.
  • The main GUI for a user is TERRIBLE. You log into a File Tree format where you have to navigate folders to reach the correct dashboard. There are ways around this, but it would either require an expensive payment to the Professional Services team to revamp to UI or another option they gave us was to create the "Default Dashboard" and provide that link to users and in that Dashboard, you use a new tab to include the navigation back to the main screen so that at least on the initial load the user is taken to a friendly looking dashboard instead of a file tree.
Josh Schmitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sigma

  • Sigma's mechanism for defining and using filters in reports and dashboards is very far behind their competitors. Filter behavior is often inefficient and counterintuitive.
  • The queries Sigma generates for non-trivial operations seems to be relatively inefficient, and it makes extensive use of machine-generated column identifiers that make it difficult to diagnose which parts of the query are causing trouble.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Magellan BI & Reporting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sigma

Sigma 7.3
Based on 2 answers
Because we are very satisfied with the product and would most likely renew because of the services it provides. It is a tool that you bring into your organization and let it change the way you analyze your data, present your data and share you date within the Respective teams
Siddique Chaudhry, CCSK | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Magellan BI & Reporting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sigma

Sigma 7.4
Based on 30 answers
My learning curve with Sigma was very quick but also very steep. When I first looked at it, I was rather confused by the new paradigm but after playing with it for about 15-20 minutes it "clicked" and suddenly I was performing the most powerful non-handwritten-SQL queries of my career, and everything since then - visualisations, etc - have been a breeze. Their support team is also immensely helpful when I have been unable to find things, with chat right there in the app at all times (unlike some companies that like to bury it or hide it behind a crappy kb interface).
Nicholas Monje | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Magellan BI & Reporting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sigma

Sigma 7.3
Based on 2 answers
Yes, as long as you don’t conduct user error sigma is always up and running and waiting for you to complete your dashboards
Siddique Chaudhry, CCSK | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Magellan BI & Reporting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sigma

Sigma 8.2
Based on 2 answers
It depends, it loads quickly for smaller dashboards but when loading larger amounts of data it takes more time to do so
Siddique Chaudhry, CCSK | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Magellan BI & Reporting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sigma

Sigma 8.1
Based on 43 answers
To be honest, we haven't had to utilize support a lot. Most things are self-explanatory or easily discovered online. So from the marketing side, we have had no reason to contact support. That said, our engineering team who is responsible for the solution seems to be happy about the overall package/user experience with Sigma so I'm inclined to rate them highly. Also, if you don't have need to contact support - then they're probably doing something right!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Magellan BI & Reporting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sigma

Sigma 8.2
Based on 2 answers
I don’t have enough insight as I was not a big piece of this implementation
Siddique Chaudhry, CCSK | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Magellan BI & Reporting

Our instance of iHub does not stack up against the other larger BI tools out today. It is a good place to store reports in a central location that allows users to run very specific reports on demand, but it is not a place I would want to store all of my "dashboards". As far as holding individual reports that are specific to an individual need, it is a great tool. If you want to create a report that will be used as a Template for a Form or a Label, iHub is a good choice to store and schedule the report or call it via API to generate it and return it to your calling app.
Josh Schmitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sigma

Sigma Computing is far and away more intuitive to navigate, much easier to look at, and seems to put all of the data and tools I need at my fingertips. I no longer need to dive deep into NetSuite to build reports, update them, or find data for one-off customers. This saves time, stress, and frustration. It aids quick conversation in meetings as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Magellan BI & Reporting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sigma

Sigma 7.3
Based on 1 answer
It is a cloud service offering that is able to expand based on your usage
Siddique Chaudhry, CCSK | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Magellan BI & Reporting

No answers on this topic

Sigma

  • Simga greatly increased the population of colleagues that could effectively access and query data--I'd estimate that it's grown our effective-data users by 30-40% company-wide.
  • As with any business tool, integration and mass-adoption take time. We are a data-centric consumer hardware company, there are a myriad of existing tools so getting full buy-in (outside of our data analytics team) has taken >1 year.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Magellan BI & Reporting

General

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

Sigma

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Magellan BI & Reporting
5.0
Sigma
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

Magellan BI & Reporting
Sigma
7.3

Usability

Magellan BI & Reporting
Sigma
7.4

Reliability and Availability

Magellan BI & Reporting
Sigma
7.3

Performance

Magellan BI & Reporting
Sigma
8.2

Support Rating

Magellan BI & Reporting
Sigma
8.1

Implementation Rating

Magellan BI & Reporting
Sigma
8.2

Scalability

Magellan BI & Reporting
Sigma
7.3

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