TrustRadius as web service platform.I was using SiSense PRISM as platform supporting our own www service. Our service provided a complex info about public contracts around Poland and we used PRISM as BI platform to generate Dashboards. Those Dashboards were used by our costumers to analyze situation on public contracts market and support them in decision to start with a given contract. Overall I see PRISM as a great tool, which requires not so much IT knowledge to operate and is not time consuming in terms of deployment and report or dashboard preparation. It is also very low on Hardware resources consumption.,Great at mashing up data from multiple different data sources. Easy deployment, ETL process, Dashboard or Report preparation and distribution to end users. Very low hardware usage so you probably wont need to invest huge money on new servers. JS Extensions engine which allows to create really powerful tailored features.,Plug-ins in ETL tool are powerful, but configuration could be a little easier. Also JS extension in PRISM Web is powerful but could be a little more clear how to use. Need to catch up with several common features for BI platform.,10,QlikView,InForum,JetReports,9,SiSense is used as OEM solution which prepares a data, and then disaplys it in embeded dashboard in current web based system. It is mostly used by non-technical users, mainly from mobile devices and outside of company's network. Dashboards are also embedded the way that end users do not need to log in and can use them by single click.,10,9,We're able to finish our web service which we could not with our previous BI vendor. We could use our own product in a matter of 2-3 months after deployment which was quick.,4,3,As of today None.,Final Dashboards used as IFrame on our web service. Ability to mash-up multiple different data sources Speed - even with lot of text to analyze.,Mainly as a platform integrated with our web service that allows an innovative approach to analyzing public contracts market.,Yes,Price Product Features Product Usability,I would definitely be more thorough in terms of evaluating a specific features required for our own product.,Implemented in-house,No,Change management was a big part of the implementation and was well-handled,Some issues with IIS, when implementing earlier versions of PRISM Web.,10,Online training In-person training Self-taught,8,9,It is quite easy to learn on your own, but before doing so you need to identify your needs and if some of those needs are not met easily, conntact suport to learn more about it.,9,Do not use IIS Express if you're going to use mobile platform since it has some issues. Other then that installation and configuration is easy and standard settings for most cases.,Some - we have done small customizations to the interface,Yes - we have added extensive custom code,8,Yes,Since solution is only in English, fact that they allowed us to translate some parts of Web Interface to Polish was something exceptional.,ETL Dashboard preparation Dashboard distribution,Plugins in EC Manager. JS Plugins could be problematic,10,9,9,9,Internal web application,File import/export Single Signon API (e.g. SOAP or REST) Javascript widgets ETL tools,9,10,10,Mostly pricing and number of users, but also some additional features outside regular license.,Be prepared in term of your needs to avoid disappointment.,Yes,Hierarchies New filtering system Memory consumption enhancments,Improved iPad experience Improved role configuration Better documentation for extending SiSense.,Yes,NoSisense: fast and easy to use on large data sets for medium sized businessesSisense is used by our whole organisation and Sisense is an integral part of the services we provide to our our customers. Sisense helps us to provide operational, tactictal and strategical information.,The user interface for creating dashboards is very user friendly. The user interface for creating dashboards has a pleasant design. The performance of analysis on large datasets is excellent. Basic analytic cubes are easy to develop. Sisense support is excellent. Replies are fast and support personel have the required knowledge and experience. Upgrades have been deployed easily and without problems, up till now .,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.,7,TIBCO Spotfire Platform, QlikView, Tableau Desktop, Tableau Server and TIBCO Spotfire Desktop,PostgreSQL,9,7,30,2,Provide Sisense as an information service to our customers.,Operational reporting Analysis of sales data Management information on medication usage,Yes,Price Product Features Product Usability Third-party Reviews,Our evaluation and selection process was successful and we are happy with the result, so no need to change it.,Implemented in-house,No,Change management was minimal,Some add ons could not be migrated at first,7,Yes,8,When we migrated to a new server, we received several hours of support that could be considered as professional services. However this was done without additional costs.,Creating visualisations,Deploying a new cube means the users cannot use the dashboards for that cube. So deploying needs to be scheduled during night time. Time format requires JavaScript.,8Big Data and Charter School - What? Sisense delivers big timeSisense is used to give our educators on staff real-time feedback on the performance of their students. Using various coding techniques the dashboards are directly integrated into our student management system. All staff members across the state utilize the product. It addressed the need for all key performance data located in one place and in a timely manner.,Elasticube technology simple to use - extremely flexible and easy to use. You have many built in plugins to connect to multiple sources of data and the ability to build an API connector if needed. Short Development time - build comprehensive dashboards on the fly and push changes instantly to the web Customer service - big strength here. They have a very responsive support staff that will help you figure out any issue. I have them all on Skype if that tells you how accessible they are.,Discrepancies between what you see in the designer and how it is displayed on the web. It does not look as polished when published. Fortunately I have been already shown a sneak peek into the upcoming v5 and they moved the designer completely to the web. Documentation on how to accomplish some things is sometimes left to much to the interpretation of the user. I would like to see a more comprehensive guide in different areas such as their API designer and some of their SQL design pieces. Some stability issues within the prism web environment. Not sure if this is something at fault on my end or theirs.,9,8,250,1,Tracking of student engagement - being able to identify our students that are starting to disengage in order to pull wrap around services into play is important with our high at-risk student population. Support for Coaches - easy drill down for school administration to see where hot spots are occurring. Allows for a quicker and more reasoned response to support. Tracking of enrollment and paperwork - in a two month period of time we enroll several thousand students. Having dashboards that instantly convey that information directly to those who need it to engage and support from the word go is priceless.,The fact we were able to integrate so closely with Maestro, our student information system by a company called Bocavox gave both products a high profile within the organization. Using some creative java scripting, I was able to seamlessly pull data from hidden fields to set the global scope of the dashboards. What this allowed was an instant customized view of only the data pertaining to the user and their role in the SIS. For example, a coach only saw their caseload of students assigned to them or a principal only saw data that pertained to their school site.,The sky is the limit here. I plan on bringing some real world big data into play soon. For example, wouldn't it be cool to be able to build the typical profile of our students with census data? We can overlay that data onto a geocoded map (yes Sisense does this) and get a feel of where best to spend our limited marketing dollars when looking at moving into a particular city or area.,No,10,At one point we did not have an active directory built and available for use but I still needed the product to be responsive to allowing individuals to access their specific boards. As a team of just myself, I couldn't load in 100's of staff members myself so I had to embed Sisense into our student information system and pass variables via JavaScript. The support division of Sisense went out of their way to build a generalized user that would authenticate when any staff member logged into the SIS and allowed the java scripting to take over using filters. It was an awesome short term solution to help me meet a development deadline.,New V5: Rapid reveal of data bought into an elasticube. You are literally able to create a few widgets and make that data available to anyone in less than a minute New V5: Simple hookup of Active Directory to Sisense with automation of pulls from the AD easily setup. Truly set and forget.,New V5: Addition of groups from Active Directory one at a time. Would prefer a checkbox list and be able to apply all at once. Also, to be able to apply active directory choices to other folders of boards would be ideal. Currently you add one group at a time, dashboard by dashboard.,8SiSense is a great solution for delivering agile BI with a low total cost of ownershipWe implemented Sisense to be the executive dashboard and managerial reporting platform across the whole organization. It provides business performance insight to people at all levels, including C-level executives, business function managers, product managers, and analysts. Before SiSense, we used SAP Business Objective as our BI application; however, BO fell short of business mandates, and we had to look for an alternative solution. SiSense was chosen and implemented successfully to meet the business demand.,It is fast to setup, develop, and deploy. It requires no tuning to handle large amounts of data. it is easy to maintain and has low software license and hardware costs Elastic Cube makes it easy to maintain consistency in data relationship / data definition across all reports, The dashboard builder could construct complicated dashboards from the data model with lowest granularity level (minimal or none data aggregation before loading data to SiSense ).,SiSense doesn't have a comprehensive data permission authorization capability. It could be difficult to manage the data access permissions for an organization with a large hierarchy structure or for complex authorization requirements. SiSense does not support merging two dimensions on-the-fly when building reports in BI Studio (the report development tool in SiSense). For example, there were a user table and a revenue table in the ElastiCube. To show user growth and revenue growth in one chart, I can not build the chart directly. Instead, firstly, I needed to bridge two date dimensions, the user sign-up date and the revenue date, from the two tables in ElastiCube Manager ( the cube management tool in SiSense). Secondly, I used the bridged date dimension to build the chart in BI studio. This leads to a complicated data model and the reduced flexibility in ElastiCube. ElastiCube does not support outer-join tables when modeling data. Though it's always feasible to build reports that have outer-join logic, some minor work-around is required.,10,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,SAP Business Objects,Tableau Server,Birst,MicroStrategy Analytics,QlikView,Pentaho,IBM Cognos Express,Oracle Business Analytics,Tibco Spotfire,GoodData,datahero,Domo,10,Build reports and dashboards Perform ad-hoc analysis manage and maintain data model and data relationship Install and setup the whole SiSense server,Implement complex data permission requirements,Yes, but I don't use it,9
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September 03, 2016

User Review: "SiSENSE as web service platform."

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Excellent, easy to use, end2end solution. It requires almost no it knowledge and is ready from day one to be used by end users.
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February 22, 2016

Review: "Sisense: fast and easy to use on large data sets for medium sized businesses"

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For at least 80% of our business requirements Sisense works perfectly.
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December 06, 2014

Review: "Big Data and Charter School - What? Sisense delivers big time"

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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.
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July 30, 2014

Review: "SiSense is a great solution for delivering agile BI with a low total cost of ownership"

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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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Feature Scorecard Summary

Pixel Perfect reports (30)
Customizable dashboards (38)
Report Formatting Templates (27)
Drill-down analysis (38)
Formatting capabilities (38)
Integration with R or other statistical packages (21)
Report sharing and collaboration (3)
Publish to Web (28)
Publish to PDF (37)
Report Versioning (18)
Report Delivery Scheduling (30)
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (37)
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization (34)
Predictive Analytics (21)
Multi-User Support (named login) (36)
Role-Based Security Model (35)
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete) (36)
Responsive Design for Web Access (31)
Dedicated iOS Application (18)
Dedicated Android Application (15)
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile (26)

About Sisense

Sisense simplifies business analytics for complex data. Powered by its unique In-Chip™ and Single Stack™ technologies – Sisense delivers unmatched performance, agility and value, eliminating much of the costly data preparation traditionally needed with business analytics tools and providing a single, complete tool to analyze and visualize large, disparate data sets without IT resources. With more than one thousand customers in over 50 countries, including global brands like Target and Samsung, Sisense was recently designated a hot company to watch by CIO, CRN and Information Management and recognized as one of the "10 Most Innovative IT Ventures" at Under the Radar. Its solution won the "Audience Choice" award at the O’Reilly Strata conference and its CTO won the World Technology Award for the invention of In-Chip™ analytics

Sisense Features

BI Platform Features
Has featureAdministration via Windows App
Has featureAdministration via MacOS App
Has featureAdministration via Web Interface
Has featureLive Connection to External Data
Has featureSnapshot of External Data
Has featureIn-memory data model
Has featureOLAP (Pre-processed cube representation)
Has featureROLAP (SQL-layer querying)
Has featureMulti-Data Source Reporting (Blending)
Has featureData warehouse / dictionary layer
Has featureETL Capability
Has featureETL Scheduler
Supported Data Sources Features
Has featureMS Excel Workbooks
Has featureText Files (CSV, etc)
Has featureOracle
Has featureMS SQL Server
Has featureIBM DB2
Has featurePostgres
Has featureMySQL
Has featureODBC
Has featureCloudera Hadoop
Has featureHortonworks Hadoop
Has featureEMC Greenplum
Has featureIBM Netezza
Has featureHP Vertica
Has featureParAccel
Has featureSAP Hana
Has featureTeradata
Has featureSage 500
Has featureSalesforce
Has featureSAP
Has featureGoogle Analytics
BI Standard Reporting Features
Has featurePixel Perfect reports
Has featureCustomizable dashboards
Has featureReport Formatting Templates
Ad-hoc Reporting Features
Has featureDrill-down analysis
Has featureFormatting capabilities
Has featurePredictive modeling
Has featureIntegration with R or other statistical packages
Does not have featureReport sharing and collaboration
Report Output and Scheduling Features
Has featurePublish to Web
Has featurePublish to PDF
Has featureOutput Raw Supporting Data
Has featureReport Versioning
Has featureReport Delivery Scheduling
Does not have featureDelivery to Remote Servers
Data Discovery and Visualization Features
Has featurePre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Has featureLocation Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Has featurePredictive Analytics
Has featureSupport for Machine Learning models
Has featurePattern Recognition and Data Mining
Has featureIntegration with R or other statistical packages
Access Control and Security Features
Has featureMulti-User Support (named login)
Has featureRole-Based Security Model
Has featureMultiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Has featureReport-Level Access Control
Has featureTable-Level Access Control (BI-layer)
Has featureField-Level Access Control (BI-layer)
Does not have featureSingle Sign-On (SSO)
Mobile Capabilities Features
Has featureResponsive Design for Web Access
Has featureDedicated iOS Application
Has featureDedicated Android Application
Has featureDashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding Features
Does not have featureREST API
Does not have featureJavascript API
Does not have featureiFrames
Does not have featureJava API
Does not have featureThemeable User Interface (UI)
Does not have featureCustomizable Platform (Open Source)

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Sisense Integrations

Splunk Enterprise, Salesforce, Google Adwords & Analytics, SAP & all database servers, Excel & CSV Files

Sisense Competitors

Tableau Public, GoodData, Domo, DbFace, Tableau, Microstrategy


Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
Entry-level set up fee?No
ModulesPricing DetailsTerms
SAP ConnectorPer User per Month

Sisense Support Options

 Free VersionPaid Version

Sisense Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise, SaaS
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, Mac
Mobile Application:Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry
Supported Countries:All