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What is ThoughtSpot?

ThoughtSpot is an analytics platform that enables users to leverage natural language search and AI to find data insights and tap into the most cutting edge innovations the cloud data ecosystem has to offer. The vendor states companies can put...

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8 out of 10
December 31, 2021
Mainly used to cater reporting needs to our external vendors. In our current scenario, we were not able to share our reporting with our …
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How ThoughtSpot Differs From Its Competitors

ThoughtSpot Time to Value

In my opinion, it is essential software and is very valuable for helping in decision-making through correct data. The response time of real-time analytical analysis of processed data is incredibly high and demonstrated from graphical dashboards. It is something valued by us at IT and managed.
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ThoughtSpot Time to Value

Depending on the user but I would say it takes a few weeks/month to get up to speed.
It's easy to use and very user friendly.
With some help you are able to adjust and do things yourself in about an hour.
The lay-out is great and buttons make sense.
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ThoughtSpot Accuracy

ThoughtSpot is able to combine multiple sources/databases. Next to that you are able to make the report or lay-out the way you want.
That makes it flexible and easy the create the overview you want. This way it's easy to answer the data questions as they promise. Great product.
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ThoughtSpot Time to Value

Since we have had very few users trained or given access to the software, I would say it is going to take awhile. You have to have such a commanding understanding of our internal BI architecture, to begin with, and really know what the correct signals for success really are that it's proven …
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ThoughtSpot Accuracy

I've been frustrated more than not on the output results but I blame our data more than anything. Repeated values are rampant in different values so the software has a habit of just relating those values instead of finding the ones that matter.
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ThoughtSpot Time to Value

It would be very quick for a new user to connect a database and then start building a dashboard, likely less than a day or two. However, to use the full functionality and to work with various datasets, I would say a couple of weeks is enough to get up to speed.
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ThoughtSpot Time to Value

It takes about a few hours to fully understand how a dashboard can be reviewed and then insights further derived for a business user will take longer for a technical user who wants to understand from an integration standpoint.
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ThoughtSpot Time to Value

I believe it's a complex process and novice users might take a little more work to learn how to use all the features. The analyzes are accurate and processed in a short time. Training is essential for users to get to know the tool.
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ThoughtSpot Accuracy

We have nothing to complain about. Everything is presented visually in the form of information and graphs and customizable reports with filters show what we are looking to visualize. Everything is accurate and shown based on facts and less premonition.
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ThoughtSpot Time to Value

It is very user friendly for the business analyst as the UI was very intuitive. And a very basic training in case of beginners was good enough for others to start working on the tool.
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ThoughtSpot Accuracy

The tool was very accurate in providing the data and insights to the user. With basic changes on the search options, the information provided were very insightful.
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ThoughtSpot Time to Value

The business users feel it's simple and they are up to speed once they started using the product. Since they are good at reporting stuff, felt comfortable with using this product from day 1.
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ThoughtSpot Accuracy

The AI engine seems to be more accurate and gives the output as expected in a few minutes. The spot IQ feature is also very interesting for business users to get more insights into the business.
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ThoughtSpot Accuracy

As long as data is already clean and structured in the desired way, building dashboards, identifying trends, and finding answers in data is quick.
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ThoughtSpot Time to Value

Not that long. Personally, I felt comfortable after about 30-60 minutes, however, I'm an end-user and I'm not setting up the integrations of ThoughtSpot. I would imagine that if you're involved in the actual setup of ThoughtSpot it would take quite a bit longer to get up to speed and get the data …
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ThoughtSpot Accuracy

From my initial impressions, the data that we're receiving is very accurate. When I utilize a new product, I tend to cross-reference the data against the source data to ensure that it's correct. So far, all of the data that I've been able to pull from ThoughtSpot has been correct and accurate.
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ThoughtSpot Accuracy

The tool is very fast, cutting analysis time in half. Accuracy is great and reliable. I know that I can trust the results and depend on them.
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Cloud Data Support

ThoughtSpot has partnered with Snowflake to leverage many data connections and pull them into one platform where we can perform analytics. It has been a huge success.
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ThoughtSpot Time to Value

It depends on the out-of-the-box product. We are building on top of ThoughtSpot very quickly as we are hiding many of the ThoughtSpot features. I would say it's taken our team a few weeks to get a pretty decent handle on all of the foundational ThoughtSpot features. We have not explored Natural …
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ThoughtSpot Time to Value

It can take non-analytics business users weeks or months to get comfortable. Some never will. As it is now, [ThoughtSpot] does not live up to the promise of being a user-friendly way to search your data and uncover insights in my opinion.
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Cloud Data Support

More than just DWH, we found that using ThoughtSpot for data lake especially Databricks delta lake provide the seamless experience as data in WDH. In a word, ThoughtSpot is good for either DWH or Lake House.
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ThoughtSpot Time to Value

This depends on the time they choose to dedicate to the tool. I was the Data BI Admin over the tool for over a year and when I had new people I would sit down with them and explain how it worked and those who were willing to go mess around with the tool and asked questions learned very quickly. …
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ThoughtSpot Accuracy

As long as the data is correct coming from your data source ThoughtSpot has time and time again provided me with answers within a very short window. The trouble that many companies run into is data access, generally the data review does not take too long it is the access that is the issue. …
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ThoughtSpot Time to Value

ThoughtSpot has a really quick onboarding process which makes it slick and smart for new users to confidently learn the product and feel confident in using it on a daily basis. I like this a lot, it's definitely a smile-inducing feature from the vendor. I would only suggest more manuals for those …
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ThoughtSpot Accuracy

ThoughtSpot provides incredibly accurate and timely solutions to the problems we're looking to solve. Another big smile-inducing feature from the vendor here. We're really happy with the output of ThoughtSpot and find that ThoughtSpot is the quickest of all the vendors we benchmarked during this …
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ThoughtSpot Time to Value

I think it's quite easy to learn how to use it. I helped with some trainings in the company and people learnt quite fast to use it as the tool uses an approach similar to Google search.
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ThoughtSpot Accuracy

The data is always accurate, and it saved me a lot of time as I can quickly run a search without needing to run a report from the ERP.
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ThoughtSpot Time to Value

I've found that it takes roughly a month for users to become proficient in ThoughtSpot. There's some documentation and training on ThoughtSpot's site but it also has a built-in formula assistant that explains formulas and gives syntax examples. It is based on UNIX, so it can be a little different …
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ThoughtSpot Accuracy

The answers that I get as an ad-hoc request that I use ThoughtSpot for are fantastic. ThoughtSpot is incredibly easy to use, so if the data within ThoughtSpot is complete and whole, it is correct.

It is a great tool and I recommend it to anyone.
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  • Customizable dashboards (72)
  • Report sharing and collaboration (70)
  • Drill-down analysis (72)
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Product Demos

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BI Standard Reporting

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

7.3Avg 8.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

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

7.4Avg 8.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Ability to schedule and manager report output.

7.9Avg 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.

7.5Avg 8.1

Access Control and Security

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

8.3Avg 8.5

Mobile Capabilities

Support for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.

8.3Avg 7.9

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

APIs are a set of routines, protocols, and tools for used for embedding one application in another

8.3Avg 7.9
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Product Details

What is ThoughtSpot?

ThoughtSpot is an analytics platform that enables users to leverage natural language search and AI to find data insights and tap into the most cutting edge innovations the cloud data ecosystem has to offer. The vendor states companies can put the power of their modern data stack in the hands of every employee, extend the value of their data to partners and customers, and automate entire business processes. Customers can take advantage of ThoughtSpot’s web and mobile applications to improve decision making for every employee. With ThoughtSpot’s low-code development platform, customers can also embed consumer-grade analytics into their SaaS offerings or build entirely new interactive data apps that engage users and keep them coming back for more. The vendor states organizations like Walmart, BT, Daimler, Medtronic, Hulu, Royal Bank of Canada, Nasdaq, OpenTable, Metromile, Workato, and Nationwide Building Society ruse ThoughtSpot to transform how their employees and customers take advantage of data.

ThoughtSpot Features

BI Platform Features

  • 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 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: SAP Hana
  • Supported: Teradata
  • Supported: Salesforce
  • Supported: SAP
  • Supported: Google Analytics

BI Standard Reporting Features

  • Supported: Customizable dashboards

Ad-hoc Reporting Features

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

Report Output and Scheduling Features

  • Supported: Publish to Web
  • Supported: Publish to PDF
  • Supported: Output Raw Supporting Data
  • Supported: Report Delivery Scheduling
  • Supported: Delivery to Remote Servers

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)
  • Supported: Single Sign-On (SSO)

Mobile Capabilities Features

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

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding Features

  • Supported: REST API
  • Supported: Javascript API
  • Supported: iFrames
  • Supported: Themeable User Interface (UI)

Additional Features

  • Supported: Search-driven analytics
  • Supported: Deploy on-premises
  • Supported: Deploy on AWS
  • Supported: Deploy on Google Cloud Platform
  • Supported: Deploy on Azure
  • Supported: Available as a managed service

ThoughtSpot Screenshots

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ThoughtSpot Videos

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ThoughtSpot Everywhere: Create more engaging analytics experiences with search & AI. Businesses today run on apps, and those apps run on data. Too often, however, that data is presented in stale, static dashboards. Users want to be able to surface and explore insights on their own.
ThoughtSpot Embrace brings Search & AI directly to your Amazon Redshift cloud data warehouse. Live query your data warehouse to get blazing fast, granular insights while leaving your data where it resides.
With ThoughtSpot and SeekWell, it's never been easier to operationalize insights by getting them into the business apps powering your business. See how you can help your entire organization make better decisions, all within their existing workflows.

ThoughtSpot Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android, Mobile Web
Supported LanguagesEnglish, Dansk, Deutsche, Español, Français, Italiano, Nederland, Norsk, Português, Suomi, Svenska, 中文(简体), 日本語

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