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Craig Varghese | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Sisense is a reliable analytics platform that helps us fetching data effectively. Also, the visualization of data is easy. I will recommend this tool to those organizations that are dealing with their business on various platforms and trying to manage their online stores.
Score 10 out of 10
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Sisense is a great cost-effective middleware and frontend for any organization that has multiple data feeds and is looking for a large amount of usage without a ton of cost. While it doesn't have every feature of far more expensive enterprise tools for a cost/benefit analysis, it has been one of the best tool values we have. I would not use it if you are still in a Google Analytics phase, nor if you are overly reliant on attribution, but for daily use and combining data systems, especially for a multi-touch call center or lead generation organization it is a great cost-effective way to get the data out without huge development costs.
Score 8 out of 10
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If your company produces tons of data and you need to analyze a vast amount of data then Sisense is great for compiling easy to see and understand statistics. If your data keeps growing Sisense will start to bog down. In enterprise environment this could become any issue since it's not very easy to scale up.
Score 8 out of 10
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Sisense is well suited for many applications as long as the data does not get too big. We use it to analyze sales, active vs. canceled subscriptions, usage of features in our software, etc. For big data it becomes a problem. Our software is deployed to several hundred thousand users worldwide - and continually reports back. This means the data grows exponentially.
Jonathan Ganucheau | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Well suited
You don't need an actual data warehouse with historical and live data
You don't need separate solutions for ETL, DW and Reporting
You need all your data available via API's automatically

Less appropriate
You want to be to run stored procedure or cursor logic as part of your ETL (not possible in Sisense)

Surbhi Singhal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Well Suited when your company size is small and having billions of records and concurrent users are less.
If data can be stored in form of elasticubes and can be accessed offline. But for large organization, its not appropriate as large number of users required more logins and it leads to costing and maintenance issue.
Also, at times we have observed its instability.
Joseph R. Sweeney | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Sisense is well suited for any organizational situation where you want to display data in an aesthetically pleasing and comprehensive way. It provides users with a way of communicating real time data with others in a company without having to constantly send updates or schedule meetings but rather having the data ready to present and accessible anywhere by anyone.
Victor Arana | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Sisense is the best choice if your company is seeking a reliable, powerful and very accurate tool that can connect to a wide variety of standard and unconventional databases or data sources. With the proper assessment before its deployment, you can make it a win-win solution to deliver amazing dashboards and business reports that can consolidate different data sources, becoming a useful resource for both your business and your customers. If your company runs data analyses from multiple sources in the under 40 million rows or lower range, Sisense may be out of your league as a data analysis software.
David Hertzberg | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Sisense is extremely powerful for easily connect to data, mash them up and let non-technical users build the dashboard they need. The interface is very intuitive, both for data modelling and dashboarding. The solution is full web from end to end, and can run on premise, in private cloud or in public cloud. It is also extremely easy to manage the server. Even though the upfront investment is not nothing, the global TCO is extremely low as the product does not require specific technical skills. Plus Sisense provides a lots of documentation and self-service trainings.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Sisense is a dashboarding tool. It is very appropriate for delivering summary or exception data to the users, presenting it in a fashion that is easy to digest.
  • It is not as good at presenting tabular or raw data, showing the details that support the conclusion. If you need to see reams of data for the application, a reporting tool will be better suited to the job.
Score 9 out of 10
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Well suited for almost any BI implementation across any subject matter, and especially where a lot of data modelling must be performed on the data before used in the reports.

Somewhat lacking where the users/viewers of the dashboards need to have customization options of the dashboard per-user, such as when the same report might be used by different customers.

Wicus Verhoef | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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SiSense is great for going from zero to publishing engaging dashboards to a big audience quickly. You can quite easily go from having nothing to publishing sophisticated and beautifully designed dashboards in less than a week. Learning to use the technology is easy, pulling in data is easy and modeling data relationships is easy. Dashboard creation is also very intuitive and the so too is dashboard interaction.

If your use-case involves small installations with few users and/or a need to have offline access to packaged dashboards, SiSense might be a bit big for you: Sisense currently only has a server-based solution. To get to your dashboards you need to either have access to the machine where SiSense Server is installed or have web access to said server. There is currently no lite reader or desktop-only installation. This limitation would not have an impact in instances where the goal is to roll out an enterprise-wide BI solution, though.

Dan Sparks | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We've found Sisense to work well as an EDW, combining many data marts and sources in easy to understand data models. This also makes all your data easily surfaced into visualizations, empowering the curious and data scientists in the organization.
David Wit | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Sisense is ideal for converting users from pouring through detailed reports that were extracted to a spreadsheet, to a big picture that tells the story and allows the user to determine actions required, right down to the specific. [It's also well suited for] building detailed models that stratify a population into actionable categories.
February 14, 2017

Solid BI Solution

Kirk Dudley | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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As a market research/data company, Sisense is how we deliver our core product to our customers. Sisense excels at portal integration and white labeling. For experienced data analysts, it's not a great replacement for more traditional OLAP solutions, where drilling and slicing in and out of the data is a full-time position.
February 09, 2017

Sisense is a great value

Score 9 out of 10
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I think it is a great choice for an institution that doesn't want a lot of overhead in regard to IT support or cost, who would prefer to do the work themselves. It does a great job of presenting material simply to a wide audience. It doesn't require that the vendor be available to deal with large data sets either.

Sisense Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

BI Standard Reporting (3)
84%
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports (36)
72%
7.2
Customizable dashboards (46)
91%
9.1
Report Formatting Templates (32)
90%
9.0
Ad-hoc Reporting (4)
81%
8.1
Drill-down analysis (46)
80%
8.0
Formatting capabilities (46)
83%
8.3
Integration with R or other statistical packages (26)
88%
8.8
Report sharing and collaboration (3)
73%
7.3
Report Output and Scheduling (4)
82%
8.2
Publish to Web (35)
84%
8.4
Publish to PDF (45)
87%
8.7
Report Versioning (23)
81%
8.1
Report Delivery Scheduling (38)
76%
7.6
Data Discovery and Visualization (3)
89%
8.9
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (44)
89%
8.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization (41)
88%
8.8
Predictive Analytics (28)
88%
8.8
Access Control and Security (3)
94%
9.4
Multi-User Support (named login) (44)
97%
9.7
Role-Based Security Model (43)
93%
9.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete) (44)
92%
9.2
Mobile Capabilities (4)
85%
8.5
Responsive Design for Web Access (39)
86%
8.6
Dedicated iOS Application (24)
92%
9.2
Dedicated Android Application (20)
88%
8.8
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile (33)
76%
7.6

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.