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Sisense

Top Rated
87 Ratings

Sisense

Top Rated
87 Ratings
Score 8.7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Sisense

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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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Sisense
8.3
Pixel Perfect reports
Sisense
8.0
Customizable dashboards
Sisense
9.1
Report Formatting Templates
Sisense
7.9

Ad-hoc Reporting

Sisense
8.2
Drill-down analysis
Sisense
8.8
Formatting capabilities
Sisense
8.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Sisense
8.6
Report sharing and collaboration
Sisense
7.3

Report Output and Scheduling

Sisense
8.6
Publish to Web
Sisense
9.0
Publish to PDF
Sisense
9.0
Report Versioning
Sisense
7.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
Sisense
8.9

Data Discovery and Visualization

Sisense
9.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Sisense
9.2
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Sisense
8.9
Predictive Analytics
Sisense
8.8

Access Control and Security

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

Mobile Capabilities

Sisense
8.2
Responsive Design for Web Access
Sisense
8.7
Dedicated iOS Application
Sisense
8.0
Dedicated Android Application
Sisense
8.3
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Sisense
7.8

Pros

  • Great management of large amounts of data from numerous sources.
  • Beautiful visualization capabilities.
  • Fantastic support of customizations through custom JS plug-ins.
  • Implementation requires very little effort allowing users to start working with their data in a short amount of time.
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Cons

  • After initial implementation, learning spikes up rather quickly in regard to SQL joins and custom table manipulation.
  • There is plenty of documentation surrounding how to do specific tasks, but not as it pertains to errors and why other things do not work. However, this is constantly improving as the community grows and collaborators contribute content.
  • There are quite a few tasks that require significant manual input and design. This is ideal in many situations; however, many users would like a more intuitive engine that can create working widgets automatically based on the type of data fed. Again, this is already a work in progress and will likely need much more data to establish a learning engine.
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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.
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Usability

Sisense7.3
Based on 4 answers
It's really easy to learn and use for developers and business users, compared to all other BI applications with similar functionalities
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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.
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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.
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Support

Sisense10.0
Based on 5 answers
This team is one of the few companies where I can literally Skype them for help and they respond immediately. Most don't realize how rare that actually is in the industry. Expanding their presence to the eastern time zone of the United States has made them more accessible as a result
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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.
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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.
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Implementation

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

Currently its being used by only one department but soon enough it'll be used by other departments too.
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Alternatives Considered

Sisense can't compare to any tool for the ease of user, intuitive interface and "time to data". I gave been working with both large enterprise and small SMB's using Sisense, and it is amazing to see how small companies quickly learn how to use it and how practical and efficient they can be.
The global productivity is also amazing: with only a few clicks, anyone can design a useful dashboard, that anyone will enjoy using.
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Collaboration and Sharing

Sisense8.6
Based on 40 answers
Sharing is done in one click. The sharer can set who can modify, who can read and even transfer ownership of the dashboard. It is easy to share a dashboard and to continue to work on newer versions.

The person who get access to dashboards have multiple ways to interact with it:
- drill anywhere
- click to select
- activate/deactivate KPIs in visualization
- activate/deactivate/modify filters

The owner of the dashboard can set up what a viewer can and can't do with a shared dashboard.
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Data Integration

Sisense8.9
Based on 40 answers
Sisense offers a huge number of native data connectors. Those connectors include connectivity with third party connector provider and generic data provider like ODBC and REST. Plus the API easily allow to develop additional connector if necessary.
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Scalability

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

  • Reduced time preparing and delivering client reporting
  • Deeper insight and better views on data that weren't available before.
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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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