Prism, by Prism Skylabs (discontinued) vs. Sisense

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Prism, by Prism Skylabs (discontinued)
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Prism was a business intelligence software offering from Prism Skylabs. It is a discontinued product.N/A
Sisense
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Sisense is a BI software and analytics platform. With what the vendor calls their In-Chip™ and Single Stack™ technologies, users have access to a comprehensive tool to analyze and visualize large, disparate data sets without IT resources.N/A
Pricing
Prism, by Prism Skylabs (discontinued)Sisense
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Prism, by Prism Skylabs (discontinued)Sisense
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsMust contact sales team for pricing.
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Community Pulse
Prism, by Prism Skylabs (discontinued)Sisense
Considered Both Products
Prism, by Prism Skylabs (discontinued)

No answer on this topic

Sisense
Chose Sisense
Sisense - in POC alongside Birst and Qlik, Sisense ran circles around Birst and Qlik and made them look stupid by comparison

Birst - ETL was super slow and complex AND requires you to learn a proprietary scripting language
Chose Sisense
Sisense's greatest advantage is its ability to import the data into sisense, perform in-server data modelling, and then create dashboard reports from the modelled data. This takes load off of your production database servers, and leverages sisense's technology for handling huge …
Chose Sisense
Sisense can crunch loads more data and has consistently better performance than other modern BI tools; It successfully retains the best of the Cube world and also provides the power of modern in-chip visualization engine.
Chose Sisense
Sisense is a step ahead of the field and continues to make major improvements and enhancements to its product with every release.
Chose Sisense
Have more options for datasource connection. Possibility to add personalized widgets or improve the ones they already offer.
Chose Sisense
Sisense offered very reasonable enterprise licensing and was eaiser for end users than most other tools that can interface w/ the iSeries.
Chose Sisense
Sisense allows you to export individual widgets as iframes. It provides cube and row level security and can manage lots of data without interfering with the data sources. Tableau data sources were harder to manage and version. The customer support team with Sisense was head and …
Chose Sisense
  • Sisense can be fully embedded into our product.
  • Ease at which the provided widgets can be customized.
  • Data governance controls the chance of two dashboards giving conflicting results.
Chose Sisense
In the vendor selection phase of the project, we evaluated Tableau, Domo, Qlik, Phocas, Dundas, and Thoughtspot. The initial evaluation of overall TCO eliminated Thoughtspot. The major drivers of the project were ease of use and ease of implementation. We felt that Phocas and …
Chose Sisense
Few companies worked as hard to gain our business as Sisense - they were committed to getting us a working demo using our actual data to show us it was possible. Sisense isn't the cheapest but it is not the most expensive either by far. The single stack approach [played a role …
Chose Sisense
Less resource consuming and faster deployment. Also very extensive embeding capabilities, that make it a perfect tool for OEM customers.
Chose Sisense
Burst, Tableau, Domo, Qlik, ClearStory Data, Looker
Chose Sisense
Basically, less resource intensive, lower cost and time to production, faster results with less time and fewer headaches while providing incredible service response time.
Chose Sisense
Easier to use, but much less powerful.
Chose Sisense
I've tried many dashboards but the things that Sisense stood out from all others are
Ease of Use
Ease of Implementation
Chose Sisense
SiSense won out of all its competitors (Tableau/Logi/etc....) due to the following reasons
  • Ease of Use
  • Scalability and low cost of launch
Chose Sisense
Simply and succinctly put, Prism's query capabilities and real-world analytical features far exceed any of those named above.
Chose Sisense

In all honesty price was a driving factor in our selection. This pretty much ruled out GoodData, Jaspersoft, Adobe and Birst. Qlik and SiSense then became shortlisted. Both seemed like excellent and appropriate products for what we needed.

SiSense had a slicker more usable UI …

Chose Sisense
We evaluated SiSense against several other players having SSRS and custom reporting (ASP + third party controls). SiSense stood up out of the crowd in how economical it is to get a license and we later found out the product support team is great. None of the solutions other …
Chose Sisense
We evaluated each software and chose 4 candidates to build a proof-of-concept for the most complicated and challenging reporting scenario at our company with real data and business requirement.

Chose Sisense
Better features for the money than the alternatives we reviewed.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Prism, by Prism Skylabs (discontinued)Sisense
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Prism, by Prism Skylabs (discontinued)
8.0
1 Ratings
2% below category average
Sisense
8.7
46 Ratings
7% above category average
Customizable dashboards8.01 Ratings9.046 Ratings
Pixel Perfect reports00 Ratings8.036 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates00 Ratings9.032 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Prism, by Prism Skylabs (discontinued)
5.7
1 Ratings
34% below category average
Sisense
8.3
46 Ratings
3% above category average
Drill-down analysis7.01 Ratings8.046 Ratings
Formatting capabilities6.01 Ratings9.046 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages4.01 Ratings9.026 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration00 Ratings7.33 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Prism, by Prism Skylabs (discontinued)
8.0
1 Ratings
4% below category average
Sisense
8.2
45 Ratings
2% below category average
Publish to PDF8.01 Ratings9.045 Ratings
Report Versioning8.01 Ratings8.023 Ratings
Publish to Web00 Ratings8.035 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling00 Ratings8.038 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Prism, by Prism Skylabs (discontinued)
7.3
1 Ratings
10% below category average
Sisense
9.0
44 Ratings
11% above category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)8.01 Ratings9.044 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization7.01 Ratings9.041 Ratings
Predictive Analytics7.01 Ratings9.028 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Prism, by Prism Skylabs (discontinued)
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Ratings
Sisense
10.0
44 Ratings
16% above category average
Multi-User Support (named login)00 Ratings10.044 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model00 Ratings10.043 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)00 Ratings10.044 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Prism, by Prism Skylabs (discontinued)
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Ratings
Sisense
9.0
39 Ratings
13% above category average
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings9.039 Ratings
Mobile Application00 Ratings10.024 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings8.033 Ratings
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Prism, by Prism Skylabs (discontinued)Sisense
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Reveal
Reveal
Score 9.9 out of 10
Reveal
Reveal
Score 9.9 out of 10
Enterprises
Jaspersoft Community Edition
Jaspersoft Community Edition
Score 9.7 out of 10
Jaspersoft Community Edition
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Score 9.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
Prism, by Prism Skylabs (discontinued)Sisense
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(2 ratings)
6.1
(57 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(14 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(5 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(6 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.1
(3 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Prism, by Prism Skylabs (discontinued)Sisense
Likelihood to Recommend
Discontinued Products
I really like to use Prism, compared to other software, for data analysis. It allows a quick "plug and play" of the data and is very tolerant of many data formats. I typically resort to other software only when I need a more specific statistical analysis, or if I need a graphically cleaner visualization.
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Sisense Ltd
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.
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Pros
Discontinued Products
  • Data manipulations
  • Data visualization
  • Ease of use
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Sisense Ltd
  • 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.
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Cons
Discontinued Products
  • Need a stronger interface with R
  • Advanced analysis is difficult to use
  • Graphically clumsy
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Sisense Ltd
  • 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.
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Likelihood to Renew
Discontinued Products
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Sisense Ltd
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.
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Usability
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Sisense Ltd
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
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Reliability and Availability
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Sisense Ltd
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.
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Performance
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Sisense Ltd
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.
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Support Rating
Discontinued Products
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Sisense Ltd
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.
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In-Person Training
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Sisense Ltd
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.
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Online Training
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Sisense Ltd
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.
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Implementation Rating
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Sisense Ltd
Remember to migrate the plugins. The documentation however is pretty straight forward.
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Alternatives Considered
Discontinued Products
Excel would be the next best thing to use. It is free for the academic lab to use though the quality of the figure is lacking and not standardized. Excel also lacks easy to use built-in formulas for data manipulation and can be tedious to replicate the same data Prism can do with a single click.
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Sisense Ltd
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.
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Scalability
Discontinued Products
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Sisense Ltd
Product is quite easily scalable. The whole installation can be easily moved to stronger machine if needed.
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Return on Investment
Discontinued Products
  • Excellent figures for publications
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Sisense Ltd
  • 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
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