Unbiased Review of Chartio
January 22, 2015

Unbiased Review of Chartio

Vishal Iyer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Chartio

Our organization currently has 10 seats for Chartio. We try to have 1 person in every department have a login to see the information relevant to them. It helps us measure our data metrics that are apart of our OKR's. It is also used by the Analytics department to quickly visualize and tweak written queries.
  • Simplicity for certain team members that do not have experience writing SQL code. Allows them to simply drag and drop for the easiest of queries rather than having an analyst find time to write one.
  • Quick visualizations of written queries with a good amount of choices for different charts. It's easy to test a query in terminal and drop it into chartio to get a quick visual.
  • Partitioning dashboards so only certain users can view or edit them. I've built upwards of 15 different dashboards in Chartio and some of the information isn't always privy to certain departments.
  • Seat licenses for an entire organization which are then limited to a max of 10 users in the product at a certain time. If an 11th person wants to view something, they will get a pop-up that says the max amount of users are currently using Chartio, please wait until one of them exits. Or give a list of who is currently viewing.
  • Auto formatting of numbers within a set of space defined by the vertical/horizontal rulers.
We looked at periscope as well. Ultimately we thought chartio's design was better visually.
We are planning on continuing to use Chartio especially since it continually gets updated with new charts and variables. Little things like customizing the dashboard variables to default to current date, or being able to write a small query for the dash variable to default to would be a big plus.
Chartio is very good for the price. Right now I would say it's great for startups. It would need better permissions management and faster processing to be more viable for large corporations. I could see it being used by one-off groups in larger companies.