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User Friendly

8 out of 10
November 04, 2021
Sigma is the main reporting tool that is being used at Roofstock, in addition to Tableau. It is being used across the organization …
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I love Sigma

10 out of 10
November 04, 2021
It's being used across the board. We generally use it for summarizing the loan app statistics across all the banks, prepare the data for …
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Report sharing and collaboration (59)

8.7
87%

Customizable dashboards (59)

7.8
78%

Drill-down analysis (57)

7.4
74%

Formatting capabilities (61)

7.4
74%

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What is Sigma?

Sigma Computing headquartered in San Francisco provides a suite of data services such as code free data modeling, data search and explorating, and related BI and data visualization services.

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Features Scorecard

BI Standard Reporting

7.2
72%

Ad-hoc Reporting

7.7
77%

Report Output and Scheduling

7.1
71%

Data Discovery and Visualization

6.7
67%

Product Details

What is Sigma?

Sigma is a business intelligence (BI) and analytics platform purpose-built for the cloud. With Sigma, anyone can use the spreadsheet functions and formulas they already know to explore live data at cloud scale, down to the lowest grain of detail. Its familiar spreadsheet-like interface delivers SQL into the hands of any user while keeping data fresh and secure within cloud data warehouses.


Data-first companies can use Sigma to empower their employees, customers, and partners to break free from the confines of the dashboard and explore data for themselves to make better, faster decisions. The software was built to capitalize on the performance power of cloud data warehouses to combine data sources and analyze billions of rows of data instantly – no coding required.

Sigma Features

Data Discovery and Visualization Features

  • Supported: Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)

BI Standard Reporting Features

  • Supported: Customizable dashboards
  • Supported: Report Formatting Templates
  • Supported: Pixel Perfect reports

Ad-hoc Reporting Features

  • Supported: Drill-down analysis
  • Supported: Formatting capabilities
  • Supported: Predictive modeling
  • Supported: Report sharing and collaboration

Report Output and Scheduling Features

  • Supported: Publish to Web
  • Supported: Publish to PDF
  • Supported: Output Raw Supporting Data
  • Supported: Report Versioning
  • Supported: Report Delivery Scheduling
  • Supported: Delivery to Remote Servers

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Anyone can add custom calculations to tables and visualizations – no SQL skills necessary.No need to ever summarize your underlying data, no matter the size.Allow users to create custom bins to drive complex cohort analysis without SQL code.Build complex cohort analyses without code.Lookups provide familiar spreadsheet functionality to business users.Sigma Workbooks bring together spreadsheets, charts, and data narratives onto a live, collaborative canvas.Easily sort, filter, and drill into visualizations, or get to the unconstrained underlying data.Use spreadsheet formulas to add calculated fields to pivot tables without coding.

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Deployment TypesSaaS
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Supported CountriesUnited States, Canada

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What is Sigma?

Sigma Computing headquartered in San Francisco provides a suite of data services such as code free data modeling, data search and explorating, and related BI and data visualization services.

What is Sigma's best feature?

Reviewers rate Report sharing and collaboration highest, with a score of 8.7.

Who uses Sigma?

The most common users of Sigma are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Computer Software industry.

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Score 5 out of 10
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We use Sigma Computing as a secondary business intelligence tool. Our primary reporting is in Looker, but we use Sigma Computing as a quick way to prototype reports and perform ad hoc analyses. It fits into our tech stack as more powerful than Google Sheets but quicker to implement than Looker. So we often do metric reporting and analysis of product usage in Sigma Computing.
  • Data visualization
  • Integration with SQL
  • Workbook functionality
  • Concept of data levels is confusing
  • Dashboards are hard to create
  • High learning curve
Sigma Computing works well as a secondary business intelligence tool, but I don’t think it is in the same league as Looker or Tableau. Many of the use cases can be captured with Google Sheets. I like the workbook capability but think the UI can really be improved. There’s still a learning curve to it.
Non-technical users struggle to use Sigma Computing as there is a learning curve to understand the UI. At least in our instance, all reports must be fed by a custom SQL query. Most analyses in Sigma Computing are performed by the analytics team for these reasons. After dashboards are created, non-technical users can generally make small edits.
Score 1 out of 10
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Sigma is arguably used by the whole organization. We have lots of viewers, but very few regular users. As far as I can tell, Sigma was selected on the basis of its usefulness in gatekeeping data from the organization, rather than encouraging transparency. In my assessment, Sigma makes it extraordinarily difficult to find reporting and analysis that has already been done... which is useful if you're on the gatekeeping side of the gatekeeping-vs-transparency trade-off spectrum.
Sigma is not appropriate for companies looking to build a data-informed culture. In a landscape full of products that are not super intuitive, [in my experience,] Sigma really outshines the competitors for being truly a painful experience. Does it make it up with amazing capabilities, like Tableau does? No. Does it make it up by being easier to learn, like Power BI does? No. [In my opinion,] It's just an Excel knock-off that loses the intuitiveness of Excel, and the capabilities of a better BI Tool. Hard pass on Sigma if I'm making the decision.
Sigma is just the interface that allows me to share reporting slightly more easily than simply sharing the raw output of a SQL query inside of a spreadsheet. In that sense, it is better than nothing. But I'm pretty sure I could improve upon Sigma by eliminating Sigma and replacing it with a combination of Excel and Dropbox. The implications for Sigma are not good.
Score 10 out of 10
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We use Sigma to pull in data and create automated reporting from Snowflake. This creates an easy way to parse the data that lives in Snowflake. Sigma is incredibly fast and does so many things that Excel by itself is simply not equipped to do. The amount of data it is able to pull in quickly is remarkable.
  • Load data quickly.
  • Easy templates for creating reports.
  • Syncs with Snowflake.
  • Adding in some Excel functions that are currently not available.
  • Continued enhancements.
  • Demo classes.
Sigma is great for pulling in data that Excel and other systems get bogged down trying to parse. It also has great and easy ways to create reports and dashboards for both internal and external purposes.
Sigma has allowed for quicker analysis which has provided more accurate and timely information for both internal and external clients.
Score 10 out of 10
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We are using Sigma [Computing] to provide embedded dashboards to our customers in our product. Sigma [Computing] is also being used internally within our company by different departments to run day-to-day operations.
  • Sigma makes it extremely easy to embed dashboards in a secure manner within an application.
  • Sigma leverages the computing power and scalability of the underlying cloud data warehouse allowing it to process any amount of data with ease.
  • Sigma makes it extremely easy for non technical users to analyze data.
  • We would like to see Sigma be able to integrate with a source code control system, so that all our workbooks and dataset definitions can be checked in.
  • Adding to the first point, we would like to see Sigma use a typical source code branching methodology to allow development work to be promoted to production.
  • Sigma should be able to support language labels so that elements such as axis titles, report titles can be displayed in different languages based on the user.
Sigma is extremely well suited to be used with a cloud data warehouse. It allows users of all kinds (data scientists, engineers and end-users) to perform a range of functions: what-if analysis, visualizations, embedding to name a few.
Sigma makes it very easy for end users to explore, analyze and visualize data. The spreadsheet like interface is intuitive and requires no training for end users. This makes it easy for users to transition to using Sigma. Sigma is being used by a wide variety of departments in our company to run operations.
November 04, 2021

User Friendly

Score 8 out of 10
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Sigma is the main reporting tool that is being used at Roofstock, in addition to Tableau. It is being used across the organization answering all our data questions.
  • Easy to build , even the novice reporting users can use.
  • Visualizations are easy to build.
  • User friendly, they have the capability of applying the filters and explore the data as needed.
  • Add joins to the workbook.
  • We will migrate all the reports from tableau to Sigma eventually once we have all the visualization capabilities setup in Sigma. For example: there are no indicators in sigma, which are used in our current tableau dashboards.
  • Add more details in the help, for self-learning. E.g.: Add examples as needed for each visualization.
For all the basic reporting needs, Sigma is very useful and easy. But for advances reporting capabilities like MoM / WoW including indicators , summaries is not possible at this point.
Sigma is the main reporting tool at Roofstock, so it has definitely impacted the business decisions.
Score 10 out of 10
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Sigma is used as the primary data visualization software at our company. It's being used by departments from Marketing, Sales to Operations and Finance. Our teams use Sigma to answer questions and make decisions using data.
  • Easy to learn for non-technical people.
  • Export to Google Sheets on a schedule.
  • Pivot table and histogram functions can be improved.
  • Access management and sharing is a bit complicated.
Sigma is well suited for teams trying to perform their own data analysis without needing to ask a technical team. It empowers users to be curious and to learn and make decisions using data.
Sigma has helped non-technical users who are only familiar with Excel access huge databases and perform complex queries very easily. This data would previously remain inaccessible to these users.
November 04, 2021

I love Sigma

Wanjun Ye | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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It's being used across the board. We generally use it for summarizing the loan app statistics across all the banks, prepare the data for campaign, and troubleshoot product issues
  • For me it's doing a great job in troubleshooting when I need to know if the certain issue is happening across all the banks or not, to find out how many loan apps are affected.
  • Provide customized report that the bank requested.
  • I wonder if there's a way to directly put an SQL query and then generate the report.
1. How the bank leverages our products, what are the most engaged parts.
2. Diagnostic product issues.
I'm not involved in business uses.
Score 8 out of 10
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It addresses the problem but allows for efficient pulling of different types of data. Our company has different groups of data sets stored in the database, Sigma Computing allows us to pull particular, relevant data for clients and daily tasks. We have shared scripts that pull from different tables and gather together pieces of information in an organized and sorted layout. I occasionally will make a pivot table or chart within Sigma Computing but usually download information as a spreadsheet.
  • Sharing of scripts.
  • Pulls up previous filters.
  • Writing new scripts and saving them.
  • Can be very slow at times.
  • Takes a while for filters to be applies.
  • Has a limit of 150k rows that can be downloaded.
It is well suited for pulling different types of information. The way our company works, we have technical people who assist with writing scripts to allow non-technical people access to all types of data in our database. There's no harm that can be done to the database and can use scripts for filtering and downloading data.
It's allowed us to have access to more and more types of data. We can share scripts across the company to give everyone access. The platform allows for making charts and graphs directly rather than always downloading a spreadsheet initially. I'm still working on this but see a lot of potential.
Score 9 out of 10
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Sigma is our BI tool for internal reporting/dashboarding and data-driven decision-making. We use it primarily for sales, marketing, inventory, and operational needs, but finance and other departments also use it. It enables us to answer ad hoc business questions, build dashboards for repeated, frequent use, and other analytics and monitoring.
  • The similarity to spreadsheet tools (G Sheets, Excel) enables end-users to quickly get up to speed without much training.
  • The end user interface is clean and clear.
  • Sigma support is great - they're friendly, always available for a quick chat or a screen share, and knowledgeable about the product and able to provide solutions and workarounds to any issues or reporting needs.
  • The flexibility of using SQL, analytics-created datasets, CSVs, or any combination of those is ideal for a smaller organization like us - it enables us to be more responsive to evolving user and business needs, especially as we grow.
  • Because it's spreadsheet-based, the UI can be tricky or unintuitive to use at times (especially for those used to other BI tools).
  • Options and functionality for things like charts or dashboard filters can be clunky or non-existent but Sigma is great about taking feature requests and is continually rolling out new features and improvements.
For fast, flexible dashboarding and reporting, Sigma Computing excels and is applicable to a range of businesses. It can easily connect to the data of back-end-heavy companies that rely on lots of SQL and deep knowledge of their data and is also equipped to handle structured, well-maintained databases that are ready to be piped into a reporting layer for end-user consumption at more analytics-mature organizations. It may not be the best enterprise-level solution given they're a relatively smaller, newer company but it's definitely worth a look for a variety of use cases!
Sigma has definitely improved access to data for non-technical users but that requires investment by data and analytics teams to provide quality data sets - whether in the form of well-maintained tables and/or well-written SQL. User adoption hasn't been the most successful aspect of our Sigma usage, but that may be more of an organizational issue than a Sigma one as any tool takes time and effort to learn and Sigma is no different.
Score 8 out of 10
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Sigma is currently being used the central data analytics and visualization tool for all facets of our business. We've integrated it with Snowflake, which houses data across all critical business systems. Sigma is the user-facing tool available to tap into those data blocks, serving the needs per department.
  • Dashboard Visualizations look great!
  • Nice set of query and filter tools.
  • Love the scheduled emails / notifications.
  • Love the integration with Slack.
  • Users have complained that it can be a little difficult use.
  • There are performance issues on occasion.
Sigma is very easy to deploy, particularly if you are in a startup. We had success in launching it and making it available for immediate use. The learning curve wasn't too bad either.
Since Sigma is the primary data tool used to tap our Data Warehouse, all departments have and continue to use Sigma to analyze trends within their respective areas to make critical decisions.
Score 10 out of 10
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Sigma is being used by many departments at our company including Accounting, Finance, Treasury, Cash Management, IT. The data we surface in Sigma allows many different business users to analyze company data without having to request it from internal groups within the company. Historical financial data from the GL is the most heavily used dataset in Sigma and was previously only available by query out of our ERP system. Now people throughout the company can self-service and do their own trend analysis on financial items that relate to their business units. Other departments are loading their own data in Sigma and utilizing Sigma's powerful data shaping technology to analyze and share datasets with other colleagues at the company.
  • The ability to slice/dice large datasets and join to other datasets in a very intuitive and easy manner. In other tools (e.g. Excel), the performance would be much slower.
  • Create dashboards that can contain many different visual aids that link to different datasets created in Sigma. These dashboards look great and perform really well with large datasets. On a performance basis, Sigma performs better than Tableau with large datasets in my experience.
  • Ability to load external datasets and join them to existing datasets in Sigma.
  • I'd like to see Sigma improve their ability to create calculations/models using dashboard data to create a high-level sensitivity analysis that end-users can modify to see the results of a change in key variables. I think this would be most useful being surfaced on a dashboard.
  • Sigma could improve the way they visually show the design of datasets and all of the joins that the dataset contains in the background. I would suggest some sort of data diagram view that would show all the tables and the joins between them showing lines between the keys that are being joined (similar to Microsoft Power BI).
  • Sigma could improve the utilization/organization of hierarchies in their platform. For example, it would be great to be able to create a parent-child hierarchy for certain metadata and allow the end-user to see those relationships and drill-down and drill-up as they use the tool.
Joining large datasets from your company's ERP or other internal systems is a great use case for Sigma. This will allow people within the company to analyze historical trends in the data and inform the forecast. I'd also recommend using Sigma to create visual dashboards for higher-level executives. This tool seems to have the best performance when it comes to large datasets. I don't think Sigma is in the position to replace ad-hoc analysis done in Excel that requires the maximum level of flexibility with the ability to modify formulas easily on the fly. The formulas in Excel are also much more extensive and are much better for sensitivity analysis.
Sigma has allowed business users to get into the company data more quickly and easily compared to requesting offline manual data dumps. It has allowed our groups to analyze historical trends in a self-service way and come to conclusions much faster. This has allowed many finance groups to improve their forecast accuracy.
Score 7 out of 10
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It's the main BI platform used across the board. We made datasets available for the people to build their own analysis as well as build ready-to-use dashboards.
  • Calculate aggregations.
  • Easy-to-use interface.
  • Managing roles and users.
  • LOD calculations.
  • Filtering in dashboards.
  • Joins in workbooks.
I think it's a really powerful platform because it mixes the best of a professional BI tool for the Analytics team with an easy-to-use UI that inexperienced users can seamlessly understand.
They made it available in a super user-friendly way, resembling how MS Excel displays it, which has fostered its adoption in most of our teams.
Score 7 out of 10
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Our team uses Sigma for data analysis and visualization purposes. It allows us to better communicate key performance metrics to our clients.
  • Flexibility with data ingestion from various sources.
  • General UX has improved fairly significantly.
  • Sigma [Computing] is designed in a way that reduces the learning curve for most users coming from a world of Excel and Google Sheets.
Overall I think Sigma is well suited to individuals looking for an entry-level BI option with a relatively small learning curve. It offers more than enough flexibility to accomplish basic and intermediate tasks, especially in the advertising world, but may lack some of the robustness that comes with a tool like Tableau.
Sigma gives us direct access to the various data sources our company uses. It also grants us the flexibility to join in CSVs, etc., against those databases for more custom reporting. The flexibility ensures that our analysts are positioned to deliver better insights and execute better strategies for our clients.
Nick Lundgren | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We use Sigma Computing as a data analysis and visualization tool for performance marketing and website analytics data stored in a cloud data warehouse.
  • User interface.
  • Integration with other related services.
  • Loading speed.
  • Library of visualization types.
  • Learning curve.
  • Support articles for specific features.
Sigma Computing is a great tool for an organization that does not have access to expert database developers or programmers that would be able to operate a more customizable tool. Sigma's spreadsheet-like user interface is relatively straightforward for users who don't understand the intricacies of database management.
Sigma Computing allows you to access and visualize data from multiple sources much faster than other comparable tools. The speed of access allows for much more efficient analysis at scale.
Score 9 out of 10
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We use Sigma Computing across all departments. We use to organize leads coming from different channels.
  • Capturing leads.
  • Capturing conversion.
  • Capturing revenue from different channels.
  • Performance measured again previous year.
  • Integrating worksheets into Sigma.
  • Capturing leads from different channels faster.
  • Once captured (sometimes) lead numbers after 3/4 days which should not happen.
It helps in organizing all my leads, conversions, revenue in one place, which helps me in my work.
Like I mentioned before Sigma Computing helps in organizing all our data in one place and each of our departments can access the data set they want with ease.
Score 8 out of 10
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We started utilizing Snowflake cloud data warehouse and needed a client-face visualization tool. We've been able to customize the UI to make it feel like it's a part of our platform. So far clients are loving it and they didn't have to wait too long to get all the new reporting and data tools.
  • Visualize data.
  • Decent analytic controls (ability to set time frame and filters).
  • Better UX for exporting reports.
  • More customization (CSS styling).
Sigma would be an awesome internal analytics tool. From my experience, it's more user-friendly than Tableau. If they could allow for a bit more customization and improved UX experiences, then we would likely use it even more across the platform but are limited by some small things. For the most part, it's solving a basic need for surfacing analytics and reports.
Our internal BI team hasn't gotten too deep into Sigma. They're still stuck on Tableau. But for the few reports that we were able to glue together some different data sets, it's been a big win. There's one report in particular that only Sigma can surface, and this is a report that helps us catch critical pieces of information.
October 18, 2021

Thanks Sigma!

Score 10 out of 10
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We use Sigma for all reporting needs from selling and returns, to inventory management and customer engagement. It has been an extremely useful product for all departments as we are able to customize all of the necessary data for whatever project we are trying to analyze. What's even better is you don't have to know how to code to create your own worksheet!
  • Personalization.
  • Collaboration.
  • Data finding.
  • The Sigma team is amazing and is always around to help. They also talk with their users to make it better.
Sigma Computing is well suited for sales, inventory reporting, customer reporting, things along those lines - but it does make it difficult to export some things where there are multiple events happening to one item (specific for inventory management). I look at things in a very granular way and when I export I can see the same data multiple times.
We always have the most up-to-date information about our business with Sigma. We're able to pull reporting at any time and see everything live in the moment. We are able to track things down to an extremely granular level which has helped us immensely. We're able to make better decisions in all departments with this up-to-date data.
October 16, 2021

Easy to use

Score 9 out of 10
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Sigma computing is used to create reports that are embedded [in] the app. It is also used across the organization for internal reporting needs.
  • Functions are used to create calculations and derive better insights.
  • Visualizations are good.
  • Ease of connecting to the data warehouse.
  • Drill through functionality. Being able to click on a chart that filters the other charts or pages.
  • Ability to connect to other cloud data warehouses such as Azure.
It is perfect for reporting from Snowflake. It is not appropriate for on prem data sources.
Yes. With Sigma Computing, business users are able to do their own analysis and get answers faster.
Score 10 out of 10
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Driving self-service descriptive and diagnostic analytics by function by enabling analysis through sanctioned data sets.
  • Write back and comment capture.
  • Speed.
  • Intuitive user interface.
  • More advanced comment capture.
  • Workflow management.
  • Continue to be at the forefront of speed and performance.
Has the performance and scale to generate insights from big data. The platform is able to optimize for performance vs massive amounts of time spent on data engineering.
Sigma allows us to perform year-over-year analysis of several key metrics across billions of rows of data, with the ability to drill in and identify the needle in the haystack quickly. With Tableau and other reporting tools, this was not possible before.
Score 9 out of 10
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We use Sigma to create dashboards and reports to allow the organization to access data from our data warehouse. This allows users to make better decisions based on data. We also use Sigma to push data to Google Sheets - which helps improve manual processes and ensures that we can always have up to data in these sheets.
  • Data explorations for non-SQL users.
  • Push data to Google Sheets.
  • Customer support.
  • Visualizations (they are working on it).
  • Sharing data with external parties.
  • Filters on dashboards (they are working on it).
Sigma Computing is best for companies who are ready to have a solid BI Tool but are not ready to pay for a full enterprise-grade solution (Sigma is much cheaper than those). Sigma also has the best data exploration toolkit for non-SQL users (super easy to use for anyone who knows how to use Pivot tables and vlookups in Excel).
Yes! Sigma Computing's toolkit for non-SQL users to explore data is the best of any tool I have ever used. This has allowed members of the marketing team to quickly dive in and find their own insights without needing active support from the data team (besides occasional help and the initial training).
Score 10 out of 10
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Sigma is a data analytic tool that is used in my whole organization, it helps those who are not proficient with SQL to analyze data easily.
  • Easy to create and join tables.
  • I can create a daily email to remind me if there's any new update on the analytics that are important for my business.
  • Very useful to create visualization or pivot table and refresh automatically.
  • It won't show when the table is updated.
  • No navigation on what tables are available in our company's database.
  • People can create all kinds of reporting but it becomes messy and hard to know which one is the right one to use or leverage.
If you need to join different tables and regularly require report to be updated, Sigma is a great place to go, once reporting is set up you can inform people who also need the information and send alert to them regularly, great for collaboration purposes also.
Definitely! Before, our team always needed to rely on data analytics team to write SQL queries and run the report for us to act on issues we have, this is not efficient and time consuming. After we started using Sigma, all our team members can explore and analyze the data for the information we need that is critical to make decision.
overall is good and I have been interviewed by their user research team twice.
Super easy for any business people.
Score 9 out of 10
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We used Sigma Computing to analyze data across the organization, but especially in the sales org. We found that we weren't able to get the data and analytics we needed from our CRMs alone and relied heavily on Sigma Computing for that.
  • Data analytics
  • Dashboards for teams
  • Filtering
  • Onboarding
  • Continued education for those unfamiliar with the platform
  • Search functionality within tables
Sigma is well suited for those who have significant data and time to build the platform and have the personnel to support it. I do not recommend it for startups that don't have the resources to build the data sets.
It's definitely tough to learn at first! I used it for over a year and still only felt like I knew the basics.
They're always very helpful, quick, and communicative any time I have an issue.
We did benefit from this--I myself do not know SQL but did explore data and build visualizations.
Score 10 out of 10
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Sigma [Computing] is being used across our entire organization as our Business Intelligence hub for all of our data across all of our business functions. For marketing we use Sigma for business performance reporting, campaign performance reporting, customer segmentation, cost monitoring and a range of other ad hoc analysis.
  • Easy to use for business users
  • Powerful and fast
  • Great self service tools for education and troubleshooting
  • There's lots of room for improvement for flexibility and ease of use for data visualization
  • Room for improvement for CSV file upload limits
Sigma [Computing] is by far the easiest to use and most powerful business intelligence tool that I've ever used. It really puts the power of huge databases in the hands of business users in an interface that is familiar, easy to learn and easy to understand.
Very easy to use.
The live chat feature and other self service education tools are robust enough to enable any business user to find their way through Sigma [Computing] and become proficient.
Immensely. I am a business user that doesn't know SQL. Thanks to Sigma I haven't had to learn it and been able to focus more on my business instead of learning SQL.
Score 10 out of 10
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Sigma Computing is used by our BI and analytics team for ad-hoc reporting and analysis. They also use it deliver scheduled reports in Excel format to business users. Sigma Computing allows us to quickly create reports and perform analysis.
  • Integrates easily with Snowflake
  • Provides a user-friendly spreadsheet UI
  • Has conditional scheduling capabilities
  • Robust functions and features for analysis
  • Could include a history feature that shows steps used to create a worksheet
Well-suited for
  • Ad-hoc analysis and reporting
  • Light visualization
  • Scheduled delivery of reports
  • Self-service BI and reporting
Less suited for heavy visualization.
The spreadsheet UI is very easy to use. It was easy to onboard and integrate with our existing data warehouse. Availability of robust analytic functions and features.
Great support from our account reps, great documentation and training, and a good user community site.
We've quickly created reports completely in the UI and delivered them to end users, joining and filtering source data without having to write any SQL.
December 25, 2020

My insights

Score 9 out of 10
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It is used by multiple departments across the organization to analyze and report business data, mostly transaction data across multiple domains. The tool helps to solve the business problem of measuring the KPI (key performance indicators) of programs. We set up the queries to measure the performance indicators and report those on a regular basis.
  • Easy to set up
  • Good graphing features
  • Easy drill down to find supporting data behind graphs
  • Better performance
  • Easier configuration of parameters
[Sigma Computing] can be used by people who understand the data and not necessarily tech-savvy
Easy to use, very intuitive navigation, lots of controls for reporting
Haven't used customer support, there was no need for this.
Yes, all reports used by PMOs have been set up in a spreadsheet format. We have been using these reports without having to learn SQL.