Looker - Business intelligence tool
Purav Vaidya | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 08, 2018

Looker - Business intelligence tool

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Looker

Looker is being used by specific areas of our organization. Our organization is too huge for it to be used throughout. Looker greatly helps in personalizing dashboards and setting up integrated reports for our organization. These reports are created from various data streams and sources. It has various usages and overall has an excellent visual. It helps organizations perform GAP analysis and look at big data in a small view.
  • Excellent visualizations.
  • Support for desktop as well as mobile.
  • Integration with different data sources.
  • It is very expensive and it is not for small teams. The tool is only relevant for large teams.
  • There are not a lot of training opportunities or documentation available.
  • Customization of visualizations is sometimes difficult.
Looker stacks up very well against the other tools we have evaluated and used. All the tools have their own pros and cons. Looker had a better edge in terms of visualizations when we chose to use it. After several updates, other tools began to have newer features. Looker still stands competitive.
The majority of data conditions can be integrated with Looker. We have rarely seen something that cannot be integrated. It is not very difficult to integrate data. However, it would have been very useful to get some tutorials for the same. There is a shortage of training offered in Looker. This made us do a self-analysis of the tool.
Reports from Looker can be distributed across the organization. They can be generated in different formats and shared via email or other web portals. The tool can also be used by multiple users with access-based controls. This makes it very standardized and heavily dependable. This feature is particularly useful for larger teams.
Looker is excellent when there is a large team and when there is a lot of data required to be integrated. It does an excellent job in visualizations and creating charts. It is less appropriate for smaller teams as it is very expensive. If visualizations require too many customizations then Looker is slightly less appropriate. Overall, it provides great visualizations and drill-down analysis. Visualizations can be improved based on the current technology in the market.

Looker Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
8
Customizable dashboards
7
Report Formatting Templates
8
Drill-down analysis
8
Formatting capabilities
8
Integration with R or other statistical packages
9
Report sharing and collaboration
9
Publish to Web
8
Publish to PDF
9
Report Versioning
6
Report Delivery Scheduling
7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
7
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
8
Multi-User Support (named login)
8
Role-Based Security Model
8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
8
Responsive Design for Web Access
9
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
8