Sisense Reviews

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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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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.
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Andrew Goss | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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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.
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Jonathan Ganucheau | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
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Chad Vanscoy | TrustRadius Reviewer
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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.

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Joseph R. Sweeney | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
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Victor Arana | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 22, 2018

Best BI Tool

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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.
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David Hertzberg | TrustRadius Reviewer
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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.
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Glenn Gordon | TrustRadius Reviewer
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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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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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.
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Adi Hecht | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
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Michael Lattimer | TrustRadius Reviewer
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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.
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Dan Sparks | TrustRadius Reviewer
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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.
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David Wit | TrustRadius Reviewer
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  • 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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Alex Placito | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Few companies worked as hard to gain our business as Sisense - they were committed to getting us a working demo using our actual data to show us it was possible. Sisense isn't the cheapest but it is not the most expensive either by far. The single stack approach [played a role in our selection].
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Eric Zuehlke | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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In the vendor selection phase of the project, we evaluated Tableau, Domo, Qlik, Phocas, Dundas, and Thoughtspot. The initial evaluation of overall TCO eliminated Thoughtspot. The major drivers of the project were ease of use and ease of implementation. We felt that Phocas and Dundas did not fit those requirements. Once we got to the final four contenders, we built a POC for each of them and evaluated each with our own data. Both Tableau and Qlik seemed to be more focused on everyone being power users and creating their own dashboard to research the data. We were looking to implement a product that had a small number of power users that would build dashboards and publish them to our user base. Domo and Sisense were the two products that fit that architecture well. As we allowed our internal users to evaluate the software, there was a clear preference to Sisense.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Pixel Perfect reports (35)
7.4
Customizable dashboards (45)
9.1
Report Formatting Templates (31)
8.6
Drill-down analysis (45)
8.5
Formatting capabilities (45)
8.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages (25)
8.5
Report sharing and collaboration (3)
7.3
Publish to Web (34)
9.1
Publish to PDF (44)
8.9
Report Versioning (22)
8.3
Report Delivery Scheduling (37)
8.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (43)
8.8
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization (40)
8.6
Predictive Analytics (27)
8.3
Multi-User Support (named login) (43)
8.9
Role-Based Security Model (42)
8.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete) (43)
8.0
Responsive Design for Web Access (38)
8.1
Dedicated iOS Application (23)
7.2
Dedicated Android Application (19)
7.9
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile (32)
7.2

About 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
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

Pricing

  • 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

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Sisense Technical Details

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