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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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Sisense is a versatile platform that addresses the needs of organizations across various industries. Users rely on Sisense to provide …
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Best BI Tool

9 out of 10
October 22, 2018
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Sisense was being used by certain departments of our organization. Our organization is so huge that it could not be used in the entire …
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Awards

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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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Pricing

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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
For the latest information on pricing, visithttps://www.sisense.com/get/pricing

Offerings

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

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Product Demos

Locked Filter | Sisense Tutorials: Filtering Dashboard Data

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Adding a Custom Field | Sisense Tutorials: Preparing your Data Model

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Working with Tables and Fields | Sisense Tutorials: Preparing your Data Model

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Adding a Custom SQL Table | Sisense Tutorials: Preparing your Data Model

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Date and Time Functions | Sisense Tutorials: Preparing your Data Model

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Layout and Responsive Design | Sisense Tutorials: Creating your Dashboard

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Features

BI Standard Reporting

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

8.7
Avg 8.2

Ad-hoc Reporting

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

8.3
Avg 8.1

Report Output and Scheduling

Ability to schedule and manager report output.

8.2
Avg 8.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

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

9
Avg 8.0

Access Control and Security

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

10
Avg 8.5

Mobile Capabilities

Support for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.

9
Avg 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 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 and Ratings

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Community Insights

TrustRadius Insights are summaries of user sentiment data from TrustRadius reviews and, when necessary, 3rd-party data sources. Have feedback on this content? Let us know!

Sisense is a versatile platform that addresses the needs of organizations across various industries. Users rely on Sisense to provide accurate and fast insights, reducing report response time and development time compared to manual coding and web UI controls. With Sisense, educators receive real-time feedback on student performance through integrated dashboards, allowing them to make informed decisions and improve teaching strategies. For businesses, Sisense serves as the executive dashboard and managerial reporting platform, providing comprehensive business performance insights at all levels of the organization. The software is also used by various departments such as sales, product management, purchasing, and eCommerce to track key performance indicators - KPIs, analyze sales performance, and answer complex questions about datasets. Additionally, Sisense is utilized by executives and managers to present key metrics, division heads to make better decisions, and compliance departments to quickly identify issues and take corrective actions. Overall, Sisense helps automate time-consuming reports, eliminates error-prone reporting, and creates a centralized data warehouse and portal for better decision-making across the organization. Whether it's analyzing marketing campaigns, managing agent performance or consolidating information in a single tool, Sisense offers a wide range of use cases that cater to the needs of diverse businesses.

Based on the user reviews, here are the three most common recommendations for Sisense:

  1. Users highly recommend using Sisense as a cost-effective and productive tool for businesses. They suggest utilizing the Linux version and the managed cloud environment for optimal performance.

  2. Users advise structuring data properly to take advantage of Sisense's easy left join capabilities. They mention that the software is quick to learn and intuitive but caution against allowing unfamiliar users to access it.

  3. It is recommended to make Sisense more user-friendly for non-technical users and improve filtering options. Users appreciate the deep insight and advanced analytics capabilities of the tool, but suggest not setting expectations too high. They also mention that a strong foundation in Java is necessary.

Overall, users highly recommend Sisense as an advanced analytics software and one-platform solution. They praise its comprehensive data analysis and visualization capabilities, as well as its simplicity, intuitive use, and continuous feature improvement compared to other BI vendors. It is suggested to engage with the Sisense community, conduct a tool evaluation, and have a comprehensive criteria and a senior BI sponsor in place. Implementing Sisense either in the cloud or on-premise with an in-house team of BI developers and data engineers is also advised. Additionally, following best practices when building dashboards and elasticubes is recommended.

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