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108 Ratings
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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ThoughtSpot

ThoughtSpot is well suited for ad-hoc data searches, to derive real-time metrics, to create personalized pinboards, to explore data that you haven't thought in the past exists.ThoughtSpot is not the right tool if you are used to canned reporting, i.e. BOXI or Tableau.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Sisense
8.4
ThoughtSpot
6.6
Pixel Perfect reports
Sisense
7.4
ThoughtSpot
6.2
Customizable dashboards
Sisense
9.1
ThoughtSpot
7.2
Report Formatting Templates
Sisense
8.6
ThoughtSpot
6.4

Ad-hoc Reporting

Sisense
8.1
ThoughtSpot
8.0
Drill-down analysis
Sisense
8.5
ThoughtSpot
8.6
Formatting capabilities
Sisense
8.2
ThoughtSpot
7.3
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Sisense
8.5
ThoughtSpot
7.8
Report sharing and collaboration
Sisense
7.3
ThoughtSpot
8.4

Report Output and Scheduling

Sisense
8.7
ThoughtSpot
7.4
Publish to Web
Sisense
9.1
ThoughtSpot
8.4
Publish to PDF
Sisense
8.9
ThoughtSpot
7.6
Report Versioning
Sisense
8.3
ThoughtSpot
7.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Sisense
8.3
ThoughtSpot
7.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
Sisense
ThoughtSpot
6.9

Data Discovery and Visualization

Sisense
8.6
ThoughtSpot
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Sisense
8.8
ThoughtSpot
8.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Sisense
8.7
ThoughtSpot
8.0
Predictive Analytics
Sisense
8.3
ThoughtSpot
7.8

Access Control and Security

Sisense
8.5
ThoughtSpot
8.2
Multi-User Support (named login)
Sisense
8.9
ThoughtSpot
8.7
Role-Based Security Model
Sisense
8.6
ThoughtSpot
8.1
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Sisense
8.0
ThoughtSpot
7.6
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Sisense
ThoughtSpot
8.6

Mobile Capabilities

Sisense
7.6
ThoughtSpot
7.5
Responsive Design for Web Access
Sisense
8.1
ThoughtSpot
7.5
Dedicated iOS Application
Sisense
7.3
ThoughtSpot
7.5
Dedicated Android Application
Sisense
8.0
ThoughtSpot
8.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Sisense
7.3
ThoughtSpot
7.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Sisense
ThoughtSpot
7.2
REST API
Sisense
ThoughtSpot
7.3
Javascript API
Sisense
ThoughtSpot
7.6
iFrames
Sisense
ThoughtSpot
6.9
Java API
Sisense
ThoughtSpot
6.7
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Sisense
ThoughtSpot
7.4
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Sisense
ThoughtSpot
7.3

Pros

Sisense

  • 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.
Andrew Goss | TrustRadius Reviewer

ThoughtSpot

  • Easy to use - guides user on what to search for. Indexes not just field names, but dimension members.
  • Strong professional services team supporting the implementation. This helped a lot during ramp up and now our internal team is able to run most new use cases independently.
  • Robust modeling options solve for both simple and complex data models.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Sisense

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ThoughtSpot

  • ThoughtSpot can do a better job of providing prescriptive analytics.
  • Live connection for other databases is a much needed feature.
  • Pinboard canvas should allow for custom size rather than sticking to 5 pre-defined sizes.
  • More features needed in pinboard level filters.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Sisense

Sisense 8.9
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ThoughtSpot

ThoughtSpot 8.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Sisense

Sisense 7.3
Based on 4 answers
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
Daniel Colussi | TrustRadius Reviewer

ThoughtSpot

ThoughtSpot 8.2
Based on 25 answers
User experience has been well designed. It doesn't take very long to get the system up and running for initial use - the support offered by ThoughtSpot is very responsive because of the focus of the company to make their users/customers successful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Sisense

Sisense 8.2
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.
Michał Becker | TrustRadius Reviewer

ThoughtSpot

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Sisense

Sisense 8.2
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.
Michał Becker | TrustRadius Reviewer

ThoughtSpot

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Sisense

Sisense 10.0
Based on 5 answers
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.
Wicus Verhoef | TrustRadius Reviewer

ThoughtSpot

ThoughtSpot 7.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

In-Person Training

Sisense

Sisense 7.3
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.
Michał Becker | TrustRadius Reviewer

ThoughtSpot

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Sisense

Sisense 8.2
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.
Michał Becker | TrustRadius Reviewer

ThoughtSpot

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

Sisense

Sisense 7.1
Based on 3 answers
Remember to migrate the plugins. The documentation however is pretty straight forward.
Holke Visser | TrustRadius Reviewer

ThoughtSpot

ThoughtSpot 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Understand use case and model and design accordingly
Surya Ravi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Sisense

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ThoughtSpot

ThoughtSpot is just as good at creating the initial graphic for the end user, it might even be better because the user really does not need much technical knowledge in order to create a basic graphic. Currently, ThoughtSpot cannot yet compete with the other tools when it comes to designing a fully interactive dashboard or with customization of graphics.
Josh Schmitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Sisense

Sisense 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Product is quite easily scalable. The whole installation can be easily moved to stronger machine if needed.
Michał Becker | TrustRadius Reviewer

ThoughtSpot

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Sisense

  • 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
Hui (Ken) Zheng | TrustRadius Reviewer

ThoughtSpot

  • Lightening fast performance on terabytes of data.
  • ThoughtSpot has cool features that help you get more proficient at using the full tool capacity, i.e., replay feature, which shows steps by steps how to construct your question, especially helpful for more complex searches. Your data can be transformed into a chart and even presentation slides; the tool is intuitive enough to learn your search pattern and also to present suggestion scenarios related to your historical searches; and so much more!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

ThoughtSpot

Pricing Details

Sisense

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Sisense Editions & Modules

Modules
SAP Connector1
  1. Per User per Month
Additional Pricing Details

ThoughtSpot

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

ThoughtSpot Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Sisense
8.7
ThoughtSpot
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Sisense
8.9
ThoughtSpot
8.0

Usability

Sisense
7.3
ThoughtSpot
8.2

Reliability and Availability

Sisense
8.2
ThoughtSpot

Performance

Sisense
8.2
ThoughtSpot

Support

Sisense
10.0
ThoughtSpot
7.0

In-Person Training

Sisense
7.3
ThoughtSpot

Online Training

Sisense
8.2
ThoughtSpot

Implementation

Sisense
7.1
ThoughtSpot
7.0

Scalability

Sisense
8.2
ThoughtSpot

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