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Score 8.6 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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Qlik Sense

If you have the technical know-how to build out Qlik Sense apps in house or budget allows for consulting help, this is a great tool. There really isn't a BI tool on the market where some programming knowledge isn't needed for setup and maintenance and I feel this is one of the easiest ones out there to get set up, running, and providing you with great data storytelling.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Sisense
8.4
Qlik Sense
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
Sisense
8.0
Qlik Sense
8.7
Customizable dashboards
Sisense
9.1
Qlik Sense
8.8
Report Formatting Templates
Sisense
8.0
Qlik Sense
7.8

Ad-hoc Reporting

Sisense
8.2
Qlik Sense
8.6
Drill-down analysis
Sisense
8.8
Qlik Sense
8.7
Formatting capabilities
Sisense
8.2
Qlik Sense
8.6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Sisense
8.6
Qlik Sense
7.9
Report sharing and collaboration
Sisense
7.3
Qlik Sense
9.1

Report Output and Scheduling

Sisense
8.7
Qlik Sense
9.0
Publish to Web
Sisense
9.0
Qlik Sense
9.0
Publish to PDF
Sisense
9.0
Qlik Sense
8.9
Report Versioning
Sisense
7.7
Qlik Sense
8.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
Sisense
8.9
Qlik Sense
9.2
Delivery to Remote Servers
Sisense
Qlik Sense
9.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

Sisense
9.0
Qlik Sense
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Sisense
9.2
Qlik Sense
8.3
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Sisense
8.9
Qlik Sense
8.3
Predictive Analytics
Sisense
8.8
Qlik Sense
7.5

Access Control and Security

Sisense
9.0
Qlik Sense
8.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
Sisense
9.0
Qlik Sense
8.7
Role-Based Security Model
Sisense
9.0
Qlik Sense
8.2
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Sisense
9.0
Qlik Sense
7.6
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Sisense
Qlik Sense
9.0

Mobile Capabilities

Sisense
8.2
Qlik Sense
8.5
Responsive Design for Web Access
Sisense
8.6
Qlik Sense
8.9
Dedicated iOS Application
Sisense
7.9
Qlik Sense
8.2
Dedicated Android Application
Sisense
8.3
Qlik Sense
7.6
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Sisense
7.8
Qlik Sense
9.1

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Sisense
Qlik Sense
8.2
REST API
Sisense
Qlik Sense
7.0
Javascript API
Sisense
Qlik Sense
8.0
iFrames
Sisense
Qlik Sense
8.0
Java API
Sisense
Qlik Sense
8.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Sisense
Qlik Sense
10.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Sisense
Qlik Sense
8.0

Pros

  • Excellent single-stack BI solution, allowing great flexibility for data-modelling within the Sisense platform itself, with no need to perform the data modelling on a separate platform. The data modelling is implemented using standard SQL which makes anyone familiar with SQL already able to use the system.
  • Virtually unlimited customization options using Java Script, allowing you to modify and enhance existing functionality.
  • Great support from the both customer support and the user community.
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  • The desktop version is FREE
  • Very easy to configure detailed visualizations, lots of drag and drop functionality
  • Once apps are developed (apps are what QlikSense calls its reports) just about anyone can filter and run them.
  • Great for storytelling with data
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Cons

  • Being so powerful, the ElastiCube must be carefully built especially with larger data sets - too many connections or the wrong ones between tables can lead to queries that eat up all system resources, requiring a reboot and disrupting the production environment.
  • Sisense is very customizable and flexible, but sometimes it is surprising that some simpler features are not available; for example, you cannot change up or control your font size/color or other presentation elements at all without scripting.
  • Emailing dashboards is very limited, particularly with larger widgets (like pivot tables). Furthermore the email scheduling doesn't allow you to choose a specific schedule or certain recipients.
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  • Cons - Qlik has two development tools Sense and View, the company can merge two products into one as new Customers finds difficult to choose between the products.
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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
For at least 80% of our business requirements Sisense works perfectly.
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Qlik Sense9.5
Based on 5 answers
Very easy to use, and not hard to find info on anything that you may get caught up on.
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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
Been nothing but impressed by the professionalism of the SiSense support team
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Qlik Sense8.5
Based on 4 answers
Quick and responsive usually
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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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Qlik Sense9.1
Based on 1 answer
The instructor was very knowledgeable.
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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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Qlik Sense9.1
Based on 1 answer
The online instructor was very knowledgeable.
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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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Qlik Sense9.0
Based on 3 answers
Qlik worked along with us during our implementation, and it made it go quick and easy.
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Alternatives Considered

Sisense - in POC alongside Birst and Qlik, Sisense ran circles around Birst and Qlik and made them look stupid by comparisonBirst - ETL was super slow and complex AND requires you to learn a proprietary scripting languageQlik - No out of the box API access to your data and also requires learning a proprietary scripting languagePentaho - huge and bloated architecture with way too many moving parts
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Qlik Sense has it own unique power of connecting the tables together, its power of associating the data model which provides the developer an easy way to develop the dashboard and it is also easy to maintain any changes by other developers in the future. Also, it has an excellent user interface and faster as it stores data on RAM of the computer while processing so less processing time to select and display data.
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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

  • We are in the early stages of implementation, but there has been a positive impact in the visibility to data in real time. We are operating with a four hour refresh so the sales managers get to see data as it happens during the day.
  • The project has allowed us to look at our ERP data in a different way. It has made a positive impact in the way we are standardizing and cleaning up the source data to make it more accurate for our end users.
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  • Fast reports delivery
  • Automation reporting process
  • Reducing time on decision making process
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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
Additional Pricing Details

Qlik Sense

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Qlik Sense Editions & Modules
Qlik Sense
Additional Pricing Details
Qlik Sense Enterprise: Perpetual license basis, based on number of users Qlik Sense Desktop: FREE Qlik Sense Cloud: FREE