Easy to use dashboarding tool supporting many data sources
Tamás Imre | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 12, 2017

Easy to use dashboarding tool supporting many data sources

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Chartio

We use Chartio as our dashboarding tool at Prezi. Everyone has edit access in the organization but mostly data analysts are creating new dashboards which are viewed by almost all departments. The most frequent dashboard consumers are product teams and marketing.
Whenever we have a data question which has to be answered multiple times we usually automate it using Chartio.
  • It is easy to connect your datasources and it supports over 15 different type of datasources.
  • It is easy to create your first dashboards. You can learn the basics just by trying it out. It also has great documentation to find the solution for more difficult problems.
  • You can save your data into Chartio's datastores. Using these datastores on your dashboards makes them super fast to refresh without querying your own database. You can set when you would like to refresh your datastores.
  • I really miss usage statistics. We don't know who, when and how many times were viewing our dashboards. It is a real pain point when you have created hundreds of dashboards and you need to maintain those too which are not used any more.
  • Would be nice to have version control to easily revert changes.
  • Data-stores are limited to 1 million lines. Using multiple filters on a dashboards makes hard to fit into this limit.
We used GoodData before Chartio. Our main reason for the change was that GoodData also stored our data and we could not query our own databases. We had to load the data first before creating a new dashboard which made the whole process (and also the maintenance) more difficult. Also Chartio's pricing model fits us better as it is based on number of users not on the size of our data.
Supports many different type of datasources and it is super easy to connect.
Merging data from multiple sources is not impossible but quite complex to do.
You can create teams based on the roles and assign users to these teams. One user can be part of multiple teams too. Later you can set the access (view/edit/admin) for every dashboards and also for the datasources.
You can also schedule automatic reports which basically sends out a snapshot of the dashboard via email.
It you need to create a dashboard for your stakeholder to answer a data question this is a perfect tool. You can also add filters so the stakeholder can go a few level deeper into the data if needed.
It is not appropriate for deeper analyses/modeling. Also would not use it for one-time reports.

Chartio Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
9
Customizable dashboards
9
Report Formatting Templates
5
Drill-down analysis
6
Formatting capabilities
8
Report sharing and collaboration
10
Publish to Web
10
Publish to PDF
9
Report Delivery Scheduling
9
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
8
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
8
Multi-User Support (named login)
10
Role-Based Security Model
10
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
10
Responsive Design for Web Access
8
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
8