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Sisense

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84 Ratings

Sisense

Top Rated
84 Ratings
Score 8.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Sisense

Well suited for almost any BI implementation across any subject matter, and especially where a lot of data modelling must be performed on the data before used in the reports.Somewhat lacking where the users/viewers of the dashboards need to have customization options of the dashboard per-user, such as when the same report might be used by different customers.

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Sisense
7.9
Pixel Perfect reports
Sisense
7.8
Customizable dashboards
Sisense
9.0
Report Formatting Templates
Sisense
7.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Sisense
7.9
Drill-down analysis
Sisense
8.6
Formatting capabilities
Sisense
7.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Sisense
8.5
Report sharing and collaboration
Sisense
7.3

Report Output and Scheduling

Sisense
8.3
Publish to Web
Sisense
8.9
Publish to PDF
Sisense
8.6
Report Versioning
Sisense
7.2
Report Delivery Scheduling
Sisense
8.6

Data Discovery and Visualization

Sisense
8.6
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Sisense
9.3
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Sisense
8.8
Predictive Analytics
Sisense
7.6

Access Control and Security

Sisense
8.9
Multi-User Support (named login)
Sisense
9.0
Role-Based Security Model
Sisense
8.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Sisense
9.0

Mobile Capabilities

Sisense
8.7
Responsive Design for Web Access
Sisense
9.0
Dedicated iOS Application
Sisense
8.7
Dedicated Android Application
Sisense
8.9
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Sisense
8.2

Pros

  • In particular, the ability to easily model data within the Sisense ElastiCube, re-build the data and see the changes reflected within our dashboards is great.
  • SiSense's ability to make short work of large data sets to answer questions is impressive.
  • Sisense allows you to easily pull data from multiple sources. If you have data, it can use it.
  • The filtering and formula capabilities within Sisense are strong.

Cons

  • The development and maintenance of complex and generic analytic cubes could be improved.
  • Export of data and visualisations to pdf and csv is possible. However the functionality is basic and limited.
  • No time format/datatype available. This requires JavaScript code to make it work.
  • JavaScript add-ons for bucket analysis and Gantt charts are limited and not supported.
  • Very limited trellis functionality
  • Cube field names cannot be changed without impacting the dashboards. Impact analysis is not available in standard software package.
  • Cannot rebuild cubes without making cube inaccessible during rebuild period.

Likelihood to Renew

Sisense8.9
Based on 14 answers
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.

Usability

Sisense7.3
Based on 4 answers
For at least 80% of our business requirements Sisense works perfectly.

Reliability and Availability

Sisense8.2
Based on 1 answer
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.

Performance

Sisense8.2
Based on 1 answer
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.

Support

Sisense10.0
Based on 5 answers
Been nothing but impressed by the professionalism of the SiSense support team

In-Person Training

Sisense7.3
Based on 1 answer
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.

Online Training

Sisense8.2
Based on 1 answer
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.

Implementation

Sisense7.1
Based on 3 answers
Remember to migrate the plugins. The documentation however is pretty straight forward.

Breadth of Deployment

We presently have 200 plus users both from outside and inside (on a smaller side) of the company. We think to use SiSense onward as our defacto/standard go to data visualization tool. All future applications would be using it too instead of creating dashboards "by hand".

Alternatives Considered

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.
We selected SiSense because its strengths and abilities (fast-to-deliver, small investment, big-data capability) best solve our problems and meet our business needs.

Collaboration and Sharing

Sisense8.4
Based on 36 answers
Sharing is easy. Story telling is lacking

Data Integration

Sisense8.8
Based on 36 answers
As I mentioned earlier SiSense is one of the best BI tools when it comes to allowing to connect to various data sources. E.g. Hive, Teradata, Amazon, and even ZenDesk are one of the available drivers. Likewise, merging data from several different sources is very easy. Add a fast data access abstraction layer and ease of design and you get a clear winner as SiSense!

Scalability

Sisense8.2
Based on 1 answer
Product is quite easily scalable. The whole installation can be easily moved to stronger machine if needed.

Return on Investment

  • 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

Pricing Details

Sisense

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Sisense Editions & Modules
Sisense
Modules
SAP Connector
1
1. Per User per Month
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