Google Charts Review
June 06, 2016

Google Charts Review

Brandon Cluff | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Google Charts

Google Visualization API was used in my last company as a reporting tool that allowed us to create charts and reporting applications over structured data. This helped integrate visual data directly into 'behind the scenes' web pages.
  • Very easy to learn and interactive.
  • Works well on all modern browsers.
  • It's free and includes maps.
  • Can read from Excel, Google Spreadsheets, SQL databases, CSV files and auto update.
  • Doesn't yet give as much customization ability as some other packages.
  • Doesn't give you sophisticated statistical processing.
  • Requires a network connection
A Datasource is a web service that supports the Chart Tools Datasource protocol. You can send a SQL query to a Datasource, and in response you will receive a DataTable populated with the appropriate information. Some examples of Datasources include Google Spreadsheets, Google Fusion Tables, and SalesForce.
This was just as good as Drive or all other Google free web products. Easy to share and collaborate.
Google Charts was able to do everything that I needed it to. I was creating simple reports that needed to automatically update and it worked beautifully.

Google Charts Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
7
Customizable dashboards
Not Rated
Report Formatting Templates
8
Drill-down analysis
8
Formatting capabilities
7
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Not Rated
Report sharing and collaboration
9
Publish to Web
Not Rated
Publish to PDF
Not Rated
Report Versioning
Not Rated
Report Delivery Scheduling
Not Rated
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
8
Predictive Analytics
9
Multi-User Support (named login)
Not Rated
Role-Based Security Model
Not Rated
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Not Rated
Responsive Design for Web Access
Not Rated
Dedicated iOS Application
Not Rated
Dedicated Android Application
Not Rated
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Not Rated