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Score 10 out of 10
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We were able to connect far more sources and combine them in a far better set-up then prior tools or Looker and for much less cost. Engineering wise we could bring in a data engineer in and have them run with things immediately. The report and data set-up on the front end are easy enough anyone can do it and allows users to do ad-hoc reports and dashboards for their own purposes, something Looker or PowerBI fails at.
Andrew Goss | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Sisense has many different out of the box data source connectors. We are primarily using just one - Snowflake as our data warehouse, where we have already done a variety of different data aggregation upstream. Sisense ElastiCubes are easier to use and perform better when much of the slicing and dicing of data is done in advance prior to being utilized in Sisense. Once ElastiCubes are built, they perform well for end users as queries only need to be made against these (though you can also query directly against the live source).
Jonathan Ganucheau | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Sisense has many great connectors out of the box, but when it comes to connecting to REST API's as data sources, there is no way to use an actual scripting language to generate hashes or signatures with timestamps where that is needed for secure REST API access. This was a big headache for us requiring a pretty convoluted work around.
Joseph R. Sweeney | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Sisense's API allows for it to connect to a large range of sources but also improves those data sources by delivering an interactive dashboard. I wasn't fully versed in the details, but after speaking with our development team I got the impression that it was easier to connect to our different data models in Sisense than any other tool we were demoing.
Victor Arana | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Sisense can connect to a wide number of databases or single data sources like an standard excel file to an a complex non relational database solution allowing to your business get an accurate merging process between tables and non structured information and also during that process keep you connected in real-time and get the most recent changes on those data sources with easy to setup procedures.
David Hertzberg | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Sisense offers a huge number of native data connectors. Those connectors include connectivity with third party connector provider and generic data provider like ODBC and REST. Plus the API easily allow to develop additional connector if necessary.
Score 10 out of 10
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Sisense has been able to connect to every data source that I needed it to connect to. This includes SQL Server, CSVs, Excel, Oracle, and ODBC. Different data sources can easily be accessed within one elasticube.

On the downside, one dashboard can only talk to one Elasticube. This requires careful planning upfront on your building of the cubes.
Score 9 out of 10
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Fully supports almost any common data-source, and easily allows you to model and mash-up data from multiple sources.

Supports Real-time visulaizations of data, but one point off because real-time visualization does not (yet) allow mash-up and or complex modeling.

David Wit | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Completely flexible. Haven't run into a data source haven't been able to easily connect to.
  • Ability to interconnect data models.
  • Ability to make the data models configurable by passing parameters from our software to Sisense.
February 14, 2017

Solid BI Solution

Kirk Dudley | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Connecting to data sources, and modifying/refreshing the connections is a breeze.

Once the data source(s) are in the Elasticube Manager, the data sources can be from any supported platform, and be seamlessly merged.
Michał Becker | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Since SiSense is using its' own data engine it does not have the usual issue tied to merging multiple data sources. It has many built in connectors including NO SQL data sources. Mashing-up data is very easy and it is easy to connect MS SQL with Mongo for examples which is very powerful. ETL contains almost everything you can expect from it.

Sisense Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

BI Standard Reporting (3)
Pixel Perfect reports (36)
Customizable dashboards (46)
Report Formatting Templates (32)
Ad-hoc Reporting (4)
Drill-down analysis (46)
Formatting capabilities (46)
Integration with R or other statistical packages (26)
Report sharing and collaboration (3)
Report Output and Scheduling (4)
Publish to Web (35)
Publish to PDF (45)
Report Versioning (23)
Report Delivery Scheduling (38)
Data Discovery and Visualization (3)
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (44)
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization (41)
Predictive Analytics (28)
Access Control and Security (3)
Multi-User Support (named login) (44)
Role-Based Security Model (43)
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete) (44)
Mobile Capabilities (4)
Responsive Design for Web Access (39)
Dedicated iOS Application (24)
Dedicated Android Application (20)
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile (33)

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: Dedicated iOS Application
  • Supported: Dedicated Android Application
  • Supported: Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

Sisense Screenshots

Sisense Integrations

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

Sisense Competitors

Sisense Pricing

Sisense Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, SaaS
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry
Supported CountriesAll

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

What is Sisense's best feature?

Reviewers rate Multi-User Support (named login) highest, with a score of 9.7.

Who uses Sisense?

The most common users of Sisense are from Mid-size Companies and the Computer Software industry.