Likelihood to Recommend
If the person/ department does not have any knowledge in open source tools such as R, and Python. [Salesforce Einstein Analytics (formerly Wave Analytics)] could be a good option with no coding background required. However, if they have such human resource or can acquire these people, I would recommend open source tech and suggest not to use this tool.
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Well suited for my clients for a Macro view of business insights, credit risk, ESG insights, etc. However, I think ThoughtSpot needs to make exploring underlying data easier, adding a feature where you can click on charts and filters will help users and especially business users to easily understand the granularities as well.
Read full review Pros Interactive Dashboards, it [consists] of wide variety of charts Data from different sources can be easily integrated with it Security, it provides easy way to secure and share the information with the users Support actions like opening hyperlink etc Almost everything can be done from configuration Data can easily be managed from dataflow. Read full review Beautiful visualizations. The visuals are distinct, clean, and easy to discern from one another. Intelligent querying functionality. When looking to manipulate the data, the search function makes it easy to manipulate the features in the data, along with aggregating them in the way you'd like. Embedding! It has been a smooth process thus far for our product & technical teams to work with ThoughtSpot and bring it into our product. Read full review Cons Implementation takes time and resources. It is a heavy lift to implement and at first, it can take a little bit of time to understand what you are looking at. But once it's implemented it's easy to get started. Without any BI expertise or resources available to your organization, the implementation of this is difficult. If you aren't used to BI tools and don't have an expert in house, the terminology can be difficult to understand at first. Their support is not on hand to help you if you encounter any issues, at least not on all the plans or the basic plans. Real-time support service is an add-on, so you'll need to be patient if you require help or pay extra money. More functionality for the tool is needed to compete with other heavyweights in the arena like Tableau, Qlik, and Microstrategy. Still lacks the robustness, functionality, and flexibility other competing products possess. Read full review Ability to build a single dashboard tile containing the main value, a sparkline, and a percent change over time Easy way to build a user experience that allows for selecting different metrics to trend from a drop-down on a multi-axis graph Read full review Likelihood to Renew
We have had success with the initial use cases and there are more use cases that can receive return on investment. I don't give it a 10 because other products like Tableau are building functionality that may start to compete in the coming years.
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Overall usability is absolutely worth the price. It help me to save tons of time working on raw data in Excel file. It also minimize the discrepancy in data format when there are multiple user inputting the data. Every data inputted in Salesforce is standardized, therefore it is very easy to keep track / generating performance report even though you are having more than 20 projects recorded in Salesforce Einstein Analytics.
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The tool is easy to use if you know what you are doing and looking for. I know as they work towards improvements and simple language it will become even easier, but as of now they are doing a great job but there is room for improvement.
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it's available unless there is a server or system update etc. sometimes the timing of this is bad (for example during a month end close)
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It does what it is supposed to. Would be nice to have a bit more insights
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I have not come across any bad experiences with the support provided. Also, I observed regular updates have been implemented without breaking the tool. But in my opinion, Now Tableau CRM has huge market challenges with tools like Power BI and its spread
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It's been fine. Minimal issues
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inhouse in-person training. Took a bit to long to get the basics.
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An implementation partner would certainly result in greater output in a more efficient amount of time. However, I have found implementation partners to be extremely expensive for the output received (at least working for a non-profit company they are frequently unaffordable). Internal implementation does help with usable output though since internal knowledge would better know the data architecture and business processes
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Understand use case and model and design accordingly
Read full review Alternatives Considered Tableau
is the absolute top of the class when it comes to business intelligence, but it doesn't make sense for every business case. In our case, we needed a simple data visualization platform for our CRM platform and sales pipeline. Salesforce Analytics, while nowhere near as robust, did the job we needed it to do perfectly in a significantly more cost-effective manner.
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We also explored Tableau Ask Data. Tableau is our standard for BI in our organization. We want to use the smallest amount of tools in our company to have the best adaption. ThoughSpot will fill a few gaps that we have with our current set up and will also enhance out offering for our employees in the transition of being more data driven within in near future
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Seemed to deal well with multiple instances of Sales Force Marketing Cloud
Read full review Return on Investment Absolutely a must-have tool if you are working on saving project Create a centralized database to track project target across region Easily create chart to showcase data / performance Read full review Positive ROI immediately seen for first POC. Saved an immense amount of time for a sole analyst on a team by enabling the end-users to ask their own questions instead of always turning to her, allowing her to focus on other priorities. Immediate answer to question on second POC that led to personnel changes. Read full review ScreenShots