Sisense

Sisense

Score 8.2 out of 10
Sisense

Overview

What is Sisense?

Sisense is a BI software and analytics platform. With what the vendor calls their In-Chip™ and Single Stack™ technologies, users have access to a comprehensive tool to analyze and visualize large, disparate data sets without IT resources.
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Recent Reviews

Best BI Tool

9 out of 10
October 22, 2018
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Popular Features

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  • Customizable dashboards (46)
    9.0
    90%
  • Publish to PDF (45)
    9.0
    90%
  • Formatting capabilities (46)
    9.0
    90%
  • Drill-down analysis (46)
    8.0
    80%

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What is Sisense?

Sisense is a BI software and analytics platform. With what the vendor calls their In-Chip™ and Single Stack™ technologies, users have access to a comprehensive tool to analyze and visualize large, disparate data sets without IT resources.

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
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Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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Product Demos

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Features

BI Standard Reporting

Standard reporting means pre-built or canned reports available to users without having to create them.

8.7Avg 8.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Ad-Hoc Reports are reports built by the user to meet highly specific requirements.

8.3Avg 8.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Ability to schedule and manager report output.

8.2Avg 8.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

Data Discovery and Visualization is the analysis of multiple data sources in a search for pattern and outliers and the ability to represent the data visually.

9Avg 8.1

Access Control and Security

Access control means being able to determine who has access to which data.

10Avg 8.5

Mobile Capabilities

Support for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.

9Avg 7.9
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Product Details

What is Sisense?

Sisense data & analytics platform is designed to make it easy to mashup data from across the entire data landscape and transform it into actionable analytics applications that can be embedded anywhere. The vendor boasts innovative startups and global brands like GE, Nasdaq, and Philips, as well as organizations worldwide are using Sisense to accelerate innovation and drive digital transformation by embedding Sisense into their businesses. Whether data is in the cloud, on-prem, or a mix of both, Sisense gives users everything needed to successfully deliver on analytics application strategy today, allowing you to:

  • Securely connect and ingest data into cloud data warehouses to create a single store for your data
  • Mashup data from dozens of sources for a complete view of your business
  • Leverage a combination of live or cached data models to optimize performance and manage resource utilization
  • Build beautiful visualizations and actionable application components using the robust library of integrated widgets and certified add-ons
  • Develop and white-label with ease using a full suite of APIs and developer toolkits
  • Differentiate products and services with fully integrated, white-label analytics in the office or on mobile devices for users on the go

Sisense Features

BI Platform Features

  • Supported: Administration via Windows App
  • Supported: Administration via MacOS App
  • Supported: Administration via Web Interface
  • Supported: Live Connection to External Data
  • Supported: Snapshot of External Data
  • Supported: In-memory data model
  • Supported: OLAP (Pre-processed cube representation)
  • Supported: ROLAP (SQL-layer querying)
  • Supported: Multi-Data Source Reporting (Blending)
  • Supported: Data warehouse / dictionary layer
  • Supported: ETL Capability
  • Supported: ETL Scheduler

Supported Data Sources Features

  • Supported: MS Excel Workbooks
  • Supported: Text Files (CSV, etc)
  • Supported: Oracle
  • Supported: MS SQL Server
  • Supported: IBM DB2
  • Supported: Postgres
  • Supported: MySQL
  • Supported: ODBC
  • Supported: Cloudera Hadoop
  • Supported: Hortonworks Hadoop
  • Supported: EMC Greenplum
  • Supported: IBM Netezza
  • Supported: HP Vertica
  • Supported: ParAccel
  • Supported: SAP Hana
  • Supported: Teradata
  • Supported: Sage 500
  • Supported: Salesforce
  • Supported: SAP
  • Supported: Google Analytics

BI Standard Reporting Features

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

Ad-hoc Reporting Features

  • Supported: Drill-down analysis
  • Supported: Formatting capabilities
  • Supported: Predictive modeling
  • Supported: Integration with R or other statistical packages

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

Data Discovery and Visualization Features

  • Supported: Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
  • Supported: Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
  • Supported: Predictive Analytics
  • Supported: Support for Machine Learning models
  • Supported: Pattern Recognition and Data Mining
  • Supported: Integration with R or other statistical packages

Access Control and Security Features

  • Supported: Multi-User Support (named login)
  • Supported: Role-Based Security Model
  • Supported: Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
  • Supported: Report-Level Access Control
  • Supported: Table-Level Access Control (BI-layer)
  • Supported: Field-Level Access Control (BI-layer)

Mobile Capabilities Features

  • Supported: Responsive Design for Web Access
  • Supported: Mobile Application
  • Supported: Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

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Sisense Integrations

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

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Sisense Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry
Supported CountriesAll

Frequently Asked Questions

Sisense is a BI software and analytics platform. With what the vendor calls their In-Chip™ and Single Stack™ technologies, users have access to a comprehensive tool to analyze and visualize large, disparate data sets without IT resources.

Tableau Public, GoodData, and Domo are common alternatives for Sisense.

Reviewers rate Multi-User Support (named login) and Role-Based Security Model and Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete) highest, with a score of 10.

The most common users of Sisense are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Reviews

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Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
As someone coming from more of an enterprise tool level Sisense seemed like a step down at first. Compared to other tools in the market or tools that it replaced (Looker), it provides far better data integrations and the ability to build their data cubes meant less reliance on internal servers or engineering heavy tasks. It still requires a core set of development skills but is fairly portable and requires a lot less long term maintenance. Its ease of use also meant the learning curve and growth of usage was far easier.
Andrew Goss | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Sisense was chosen as our BI platform for a few key reasons. Excellent customer support is a key reason why. Additionally, continuing innovation in new product features and the ability to embed reports and do quite a bit in terms of customization.
Jonathan Ganucheau | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Sisense - in POC alongside Birst and Qlik, Sisense ran circles around Birst and Qlik and made them look stupid by comparison

Birst - ETL was super slow and complex AND requires you to learn a proprietary scripting language
Qlik - No out of the box API access to your data and also requires learning a proprietary scripting language
Pentaho - huge and bloated architecture with way too many moving parts

Domo - Final winner we ended up replacing Sisense with. Domo is much more stable and does everything Sisense did and didn't do for us.
Victor Arana | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Sisense truly stacks up against Power BI, Domo or Tableau as one of the most accurate data analysis applications that offers an intuitive approach to data exploration. You can use its web-based interface to tap the expertise of your data analytics team. They can build and share easily and quickly, so that other teams can benefit from the knowledge they create. Also with this complexity comes a powerful resource that can handle a multiple user management collaboration upon a single or multiple dashboards, enhancing the results.
Chad Vanscoy | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Sisense worked out of the box, there was a lot of setup with the other 3. Out of the 3 others Board's was the only one that connected to Salesforce without a problem like Sisense. Sisense pricing destroyed the other 3 as well.

Joseph R. Sweeney | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We chose Sisense due to pricing structures as well as its speed and ability to connect to more robust data sources. Ultimately, the differences were minimal in regards to abilities and functionality; we just felt that Sisense provided the most reliable and consistent results among our test trials.
October 22, 2018

Best BI Tool

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Sisense does very well against most of the tools in the market. We chose this tool because of its great visualizations and easy to deploy procedures. The reports are very easy to generate and distribute them across departments and organization. It provides a great interface to mash data and integrate with other data sources to derive quick conclusions.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Before purchasing Sisense and began recommending it as a solution to our clients, we tested four other BI visualization tools. All four of these ranked high on the Gartner Magic Quadrant. We researched Domo, Looker, MS Power BI and Tableau. Looker could be a better solution if you are willing to invest about six times what you would by purchasing Sisense. Domo is very competitive with Sisense but their support rankings are low and too many customers report dissatisfaction, above that is it priced higher than Sisense. Now, as for MS Power BI and Tableau, they are priced similarly but the tools do not have the engine or power that Sisense has.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I've used a few different analytical engines over the last few years and none have the efficient ability as both a data manager and a dashboarding tool - usually, other platforms excel in one area or another. To expand further, tools that succeed in data management and visualization together do not have the customization options available in Sisense such as JavaScript plug-ins. The only area other tools excel in is support. Sisense has established great documentation, but they need lots of community engagement to accommodate the necessity of self-taught implementors.
David Hertzberg | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
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.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Crystal Reports is much better at building static reports than building dynamic dashboards.

Visual Studio will allow you to build anything that you want to display your information, but the programming effort will be much higher.

Kendo UI gives some of the graphical tools that Sisense provides, but the programming effort involved is much higher.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Sisense's greatest advantage is its ability to import the data into sisense, perform in-server data modelling, and then create dashboard reports from the modelled data. This takes load off of your production database servers, and leverages sisense's technology for handling huge volumes of data efficiently.
Michael Lattimer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Sisense can crunch loads more data and has consistently better performance than other modern BI tools; It successfully retains the best of the Cube world and also provides the power of modern in-chip visualization engine.
Dan Sparks | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Sisense allows you to export individual widgets as iframes. It provides cube and row level security and can manage lots of data without interfering with the data sources. Tableau data sources were harder to manage and version. The customer support team with Sisense was head and shoulders above any other vendor. Looker restricted you to one DB instance.
David Wit | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
  • Sisense can be fully embedded into our product.
  • Ease at which the provided widgets can be customized.
  • Data governance controls the chance of two dashboards giving conflicting results.
  • Separation of tools hides the complexity of the data connections and modeling from the end user.
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