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Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle Analytics Server

The tool is still very good considering the complexities in data that can be modified within the tool using SQL queries. It can be used with advanced coding to integrate data from non-coherent sources. The only place where it is slightly less appropriate is where there is not a crisp UI. The UI and mobile experience could be more intuitive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sigma

Sigma is great for organizations that want to give their business users access to generate their own insights from the data warehouse without having to go through Engineering or the Data Team. The product is a great fit if you already have usable data and you want to derive insights into a straightforward interface. It would be less appropriate for organizations that want a data cleaning or data transformation layer integrated with their BI platform, or for cases where very complex, advanced visualizations are needed.
Peter Jaffe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Oracle Analytics Server
8.7
Sigma
6.9
Pixel Perfect reports
Oracle Analytics Server
7.6
Sigma
6.1
Customizable dashboards
Oracle Analytics Server
9.3
Sigma
7.6
Report Formatting Templates
Oracle Analytics Server
9.1
Sigma
7.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Oracle Analytics Server
8.6
Sigma
7.2
Drill-down analysis
Oracle Analytics Server
9.3
Sigma
7.2
Formatting capabilities
Oracle Analytics Server
8.6
Sigma
6.8
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Oracle Analytics Server
8.2
Sigma
7.8
Report sharing and collaboration
Oracle Analytics Server
8.5
Sigma
7.1

Report Output and Scheduling

Oracle Analytics Server
8.7
Sigma
7.4
Publish to Web
Oracle Analytics Server
8.1
Sigma
7.5
Publish to PDF
Oracle Analytics Server
9.0
Sigma
7.6
Report Versioning
Oracle Analytics Server
8.8
Sigma
6.9
Report Delivery Scheduling
Oracle Analytics Server
9.5
Sigma
7.8
Delivery to Remote Servers
Oracle Analytics Server
8.1
Sigma
7.2

Data Discovery and Visualization

Oracle Analytics Server
8.7
Sigma
5.7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Oracle Analytics Server
8.8
Sigma
6.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Oracle Analytics Server
8.8
Sigma
5.6
Predictive Analytics
Oracle Analytics Server
8.4
Sigma
5.1

Access Control and Security

Oracle Analytics Server
8.9
Sigma
Multi-User Support (named login)
Oracle Analytics Server
8.9
Sigma
Role-Based Security Model
Oracle Analytics Server
8.8
Sigma
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Oracle Analytics Server
8.8
Sigma
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Oracle Analytics Server
9.0
Sigma

Mobile Capabilities

Oracle Analytics Server
8.2
Sigma
Responsive Design for Web Access
Oracle Analytics Server
8.9
Sigma
Dedicated iOS Application
Oracle Analytics Server
7.8
Sigma
Dedicated Android Application
Oracle Analytics Server
7.9
Sigma
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Oracle Analytics Server
8.3
Sigma

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Oracle Analytics Server
8.0
Sigma
REST API
Oracle Analytics Server
8.1
Sigma
Javascript API
Oracle Analytics Server
8.3
Sigma
iFrames
Oracle Analytics Server
7.7
Sigma
Java API
Oracle Analytics Server
8.0
Sigma
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Oracle Analytics Server
8.1
Sigma
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Oracle Analytics Server
8.1
Sigma

Pros

Oracle Analytics Server

  • Ease of development and quick turnouts as the build is easier compared to some other BI tools for both reporting developers as well as the power users. The RPD development is comparatively easier to build for star schemas and also the subject areas are easier to use by the power users.
  • Easy integration of Mobile BI interface and sharing features in the same layer.
  • Easy integration of other functionality like MapViewer. Multi database type integration is enabled which is not really a distinctive feature in market, but has been improved a lot in OBIEE now.
Vineet Rai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sigma

  • Clean UI makes the powerful system approachable and inviting to begin sandbox testing.
  • Modular approach. You can pivot and pull and plug away so much. The permutations are endless with lots of visualizations and integrations to keep the data and insights flowing.
  • Great for multi-user and getting people set-up across the org.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Oracle Analytics Server

  • Some issues that require the assistance of support at Oracle can be time-consuming and difficult to solve.
  • Upgrade from 10g to 11g has made the OBI Foundation Suite very performance intensive. Requires much better hardware support now.
  • Initial setup is not as straightforward as that of previous versions.
Anonymous | 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

Oracle Analytics Server

Oracle Analytics Server 8.3
Based on 7 answers
Scalability and rich integration capabilities. In the future, if we go with Hyperion for the Financial Consolidation and planning purposes -BI integration with Hyperion is going to be much simpler as it has native interface connectivity and even integration capabilities with well known CRM products (Siebel) and ERP Products (Oracle EBS, Peoplesoft, SAP) is going to be easy and straight forward.
Satyendra Yenugula | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Oracle Analytics Server

Oracle Analytics Server 8.0
Based on 1 answer
For me or a staff memeber that uses it frequently, its usability is sufficient. However newbies could have a few issues but find their workflow
Daniel J. Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sigma

Sigma 7.5
Based on 28 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

Oracle Analytics Server

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

Oracle Analytics Server

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

Oracle Analytics Server

Oracle Analytics Server 9.0
Based on 4 answers
It's fast, efficient and easy to work with. Scheduling could help when planning out a day however overall it's a big plus when rolling out and supporting Oracle.
Daniel J. Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sigma

Sigma 8.2
Based on 41 answers
I must remain somewhat neutral on a support rating as I've had very limited exposure to their support organization. That said, in the self-service realm, there are a ton of resources/articles to help guide users though nearly every situation (e.g., understanding syntax, how to add basic objects/filters, etc.). Sigma Computing offers a vast collection of support articles (all fairly well formatted/written), and it's overall usage/adoption have allowed for a number of third-party resources and forums to spring up.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Oracle Analytics Server

Oracle Analytics Server 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Oracle University offers very in-depth training.
Tom Jaskula | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sigma

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Oracle Analytics Server

Oracle Analytics Server 8.0
Based on 4 answers
A properly implemented Endeca solution performs extremely well on the largest of datasets and it positions your organization to immediately achieve your ROI.
Tom Jaskula | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Oracle Analytics Server

At the time we made the decision, we also evaluated other tools such as QlikView and SAP Power BI. But since our main solutions are Oracle (ERP, planning, consolidation), it was natural to adopt OBI. And it was also less expensive than the others.
Federico Shortrede | 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

Oracle Analytics Server

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

Oracle Analytics Server

  • We've used OBIEE (or it's previous named product) for over 13 years and it's still the most used tool for BI by the business.
  • We moved our largest business system off of Business Object into OBI so we could gain improved performance, reliability, and easier management of metadata.
Mary BrowningSmith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sigma

  • Adoption of data to make decisions and measure goals.
  • Build-out of complex reports (regressions/cohort analysis) with relatively low levels of learning training; easy to use.
  • Drive-up run time (cost) on data warehouse cluster usage; both good and bad in that there's more usage of the data, but also no caching so a lot of extra unnecessary queries being run.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Oracle Analytics Server

Pricing Details

Oracle Analytics Server

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

Oracle Analytics Server
8.6
Sigma
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle Analytics Server
8.3
Sigma
7.3

Usability

Oracle Analytics Server
8.0
Sigma
7.5

Reliability and Availability

Oracle Analytics Server
Sigma
7.3

Performance

Oracle Analytics Server
Sigma
8.2

Support Rating

Oracle Analytics Server
9.0
Sigma
8.2

In-Person Training

Oracle Analytics Server
9.0
Sigma

Implementation Rating

Oracle Analytics Server
8.0
Sigma
8.2

Scalability

Oracle Analytics Server
Sigma
7.3

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