ThoughtSpot

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ThoughtSpot

Overview

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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Recent Reviews

My Thoughts on Thoughtspot

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

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 Accuracy

ThoughtSpot has been designed to provide accurate answers to ad-hoc data questions rapidly. The answers we get from ThoughtSpot are based on the queries we build and the AI part can be improved.
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Cloud Data Support

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.
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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

Our clients find it easy to reach us and find any development on the production of our products from our social marketing platforms. All our APIs are integrated with this product to ensure that any useful information that goes across our systems is monitored.
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ThoughtSpot Accuracy

The report table provided on ThoughSpot is the best, the system updates are perfect and the content searching capability is amazing with great searching speed and the creation of project reports is faster.
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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

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

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

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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Popular Features

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  • Report sharing and collaboration (72)
    8.2
    82%
  • Customizable dashboards (74)
    8.0
    80%
  • Drill-down analysis (74)
    7.8
    78%
  • Formatting capabilities (73)
    7.3
    73%

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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 the power of their modern data stack in the…

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  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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Product Demos

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Features Scorecard

BI Standard Reporting

7.3
73%

Ad-hoc Reporting

7.6
76%

Report Output and Scheduling

7.9
79%

Data Discovery and Visualization

7.8
78%

Access Control and Security

8.5
85%

Mobile Capabilities

8.5
85%

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

8.2
82%
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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

NFL Analytics by ThoughtSpot: Billy Beane had Moneyball. NFL fans have ThoughtSpot. Whether you're a casual sports fan, an NFL analyst, or an avid fantasy football devotee, ThoughtSpot gives you incredibly simple, yet powerful way to get insights into the world of professional...
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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.

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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

Frequently Asked Questions

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Reviewers rate Javascript API highest, with a score of 9.1.

The most common users of ThoughtSpot are Enterprises (1,001+ employees) from the Financial Services industry.
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Reviews

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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Thoughtspot allows users to easily access data for ad hoc reporting.
  • Great features including notifications, drilldowns, and search.
  • Easy user access management.
  • We ran into issues when it came to modeling our data because we have billions of rows of data.
  • Sometimes creating the calculations was difficult.
October 31, 2022

ThoughtSpot Review

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Beautiful visualizations. The visuals are distinct, clean, and easy to discern from one another.
  • Intelligent querying functionality. When looking to manipulate the data, the search function makes it easy to manipulate the features in the data, along with aggregating them in the way you'd like.
  • Embedding! It has been a smooth process thus far for our product & technical teams to work with ThoughtSpot and bring it into our product.
  • Drill down in a dashboard could be improved, with the ability to click around the various visuals to then filter down the entire dashboard (i.e., click on a date and all visuals reflect data from that date).
  • For some of the visuals, additional color representation would be nice in some cases. When working with the sentiment, sometimes a green to red gradient is desired by an end-user.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Clean UI, I like the UI as it looks very clean and modern.
  • Filters, ability to create custom filers and explore data underlying in tables.
  • It would be great if ThoughtSpot can add the feature to filter by clicking on visualizations. i.e if I click on a particular data point in the chart if the full dashboard can filter just for that particular data point.
  • Color coding the heatmap with different colors like green to orange to red.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Assertive analysis and insights collected in a few seconds.
  • Report and dashboard customization.
  • It has artificial intelligence to analyze complex and large data in a short time.
  • Greater productivity and time savings.
  • The level of customization is high, but it lacks some graphic details like colors and others.
  • Other font options are also lacking.
Leonardo Lacerda | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • A great tool that provides you with SQL for any search you do.
  • ThoughtSpot is a business-friendly tool and will charge you based on the amount of storage used
  • It helps us to gather data from different environments and bring it to our organization to improve decision-making
  • The customer support team is too late in answering queries and questions which is very frustrating when you are in a hurry.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • User-friendly and customizable interface.
  • Function to create personalized reports and rich in details of the analyzed data.
  • Very fast and accurate in the content filter.
  • Smart dashboard, graphs and tables to illustrate the information to the analyst.
  • Real time analysis.
  • Graphs are excellent ways of visualizing the data, but I feel like there are very few options available in terms of choice. It can be improved.
  • It's complex for beginners. Training or intensive is required to learn all the features and get the most out of the software.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Easy to use UI
  • Wide selections of visualizations
  • Embrace Connector
  • Drill down filter/ability to apply a filter to pinboard by clicking directly on the visualizations
  • Lack of color customization
  • More charts size options/ability to customize the charts size and shape
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Speed
  • Search Option
  • Business user friendly
  • AI powered tool
  • Quick TMT
  • Limitation on visualizations
  • Graph - Chart options
  • Colour changes options / Formatings Improvements
  • Answer arrangement options on Pinboard
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Its very fast in retrieving data
  • data model creation seems to be easy handled
  • search option is great
  • Need more vizualizations
  • Limitations in lot of cosmetic changes like font ,color etc
  • Drill down function have to be improved
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • ThoughtSpot provides the ease of creating reports based on the metrics you're looking for.
  • I personally like how you can have a report template and then easily add new columns to your report based on your KPI's.
  • I like how you can add visual graphs to the pinboard and it's not just the data, but I also like that you can export the data into excel so you or your customer can manipulate the data to achieve the look and feel you're looking for.
  • There's not really anything that I don't like. In fact, I wish I had more access to the backend features (and not just our engineering team), so I could create even more reports.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • It provides user-friendly access to complex analysis for those with limited program experience.
  • It has a fair pricing model with unlimited users that pay for the data processing usage.
  • It provides good customer service and partnership that's reliable and able to solve issues quickly.
  • I would appreciate easier access to test or pilots for implementation.
  • I would like a "lite" version for new or non-power users.
Chris Mann | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Embedding reports into a multi tenant SaaS product
  • Creating custom dashboards
  • Data exploration via natural search
  • Ability to build a single dashboard tile containing the main value, a sparkline, and a percent change over time
  • Easy way to build a user experience that allows for selecting different metrics to trend from a drop-down on a multi-axis graph
Tawanna Armstrong | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Ease of use for non-technical users
  • Provides quick insights
  • Ease of use to connect to data
  • Custom reporting capabilities for application usage for clients to develop
  • Content management to group or assign content by different entities
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Quick to insights
  • Beautiful charts
  • Easy to set up
  • Print to PDF is not fully supported and that has a big impact on sharing pinboards with executives.
  • In my opinion, customer support is slow to react and often leads to an endless circle of tickets that sometimes never get resolved. I feel like this involves finger-pointing from one team to another and I find it very frustrating.
  • The search bar is really nothing like Google search. In my experience, the cursor moves in odd places and the results of a basic search are far more difficult to get than a Google search. I feel like it's a long way to go here.
Prashast Vaish | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • ThoughtSpot is great at using artificial intelligence to give some automated insights from data.
  • ThoughtSpot allows you to source data from multiple data stores like Redshift, Excel, etc.
  • Querying on ThoughtSpot is super easy.
  • It provides a wide variety of visualization.
  • Since ThoughtSpot is not widely used, there are very few tutorials.
  • ThoughtSpot needs to include a lot more customization in their visualizations.
  • Sometimes, ThoughtSpot is buggy and clients need to contact their support to resolve issues.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Integration with Snowflake
  • On-the-fly analytics
  • Easy to use
  • Limited visualization charts options
  • Look & feel of the charts (limited customization options, like colors, etc.)
  • Performance on large data sets
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Ask questions in a natural and meaningful way with a business mindset not restricted by IT skills
  • Develop further insights based on search results and recommendations, and vote on quality and relevancy
  • Totally shield complexity of tech from end user, so users have consumer-grade UX
  • We are surprised to see how this benefited data management and governance
  • The productivity gain is enormous
  • Customizable UI with minimum coding
  • Link to main stream ML platform such as Databricks and AWS Sagemaker
Kevin Clarke | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Ease of access to company data
  • Easy to create and manage pinboards
  • I can pull data at any moment for any questions from leaders
  • I can review and understand trends and build easy to read reports
  • It could be easier to create new worksheets using views
  • They removed the ability to have hyperlinks work inside of the search. I use to use hyperlinks in my pinboards but they are no longer clickable.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Combine multiple sources / databases
  • Click and play / drag and drop -> ease to use
  • Cloud based so always available
  • Possible to work at the same time with multiple users
  • Quick and easy learning
  • More training video's for beginners
  • Example or standard reports to show what's possible
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Ability to update and make dashboards.
  • Easy to collaborate with other team members.
  • Simple interface.
  • For us as an organization, the hardest part is making sure we're aligned on how we look at the data.
  • It can be easy for data to be manipulated in different ways (this goes along with the first bullet point).
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