Periscope Data - It's In The Name
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 03, 2019

Periscope Data - It's In The Name

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Periscope Data

Periscope Data allows us to create custom dashboards for our clients externally, and organize copious amount of data internally. Being able to create separate dashboards allows us to work on bugs in data on one branch within our engineering department while still allowing our sales team to have a seamless experience when showing the platform and it's inherent data reports to prospective clients.
  • Organization and security in only allowing access to certain aspects by certain users
  • Ease of access to information in user friendly charts and graphs
  • Ability to download reports used for sales, billing, engineering, and marketing.
  • Include more appropriate updates in their monthly newsletter as opposed to the general overview that doesn't always have the most pertinent information at the forefront.
  • There are bugs at times when certain dashboards are down, though not in an overwhelming way.
  • If you do not tag something it shows up in multiple views and may be accessible to people that it should not be, though that is a user error it may make sense to prompt for a tag and security setting.
Periscope is far more robust than these two similar products. For a start up just getting going they are fine alternatives, but as your business scales Google Charts becomes a hassle to manage and Keap becomes too much of a generalized product. While your business increases it is generally best to get multiple specialized pieces of technology to help you maintain integrity in your data, and Periscope Data allows. Worth the money.
It all depends on what sort of queries you're running within the platform. In general it is easy to merge data from disparate sources and while not always real time can be completed within an hour or two. A lot of that depends on the number of disparate sources and how clean the data is over all as opposed to any failures on the platforms end specifically.
It is easy to not only distribute the information but also customize how these reports look visually depending on who you are giving access to. On that note the integrity in who is able to access certain reports is very good- The people you need to share with will be able to see, but not anyone else.
Google Forms, Skype for Business (formerly Lync), Adobe Acrobat DC, Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
If you are a technology company that is reliant of accessible data then this is the platform for you. We work with over 10,000 clients with an average of a couple hundred data point per client on any given day. If your volume of reporting and metrics is not at that level yet, it may not be as useful (or, rather, may overload you with information that distracts from your specifics). The use of charts and vanity metrics, however, is incredibly useful for everyone from sales to marketing and everything in between. It helps make data actionable.

Periscope Data Feature Ratings

Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
9
Predictive Analytics
7
Customizable dashboards
9
Report Formatting Templates
9
Pixel Perfect reports
Not Rated
Drill-down analysis
9
Formatting capabilities
8
Integration with R or other statistical packages
9
Report sharing and collaboration
10
Publish to Web
9
Publish to PDF
10
Report Versioning
8
Report Delivery Scheduling
9
Delivery to Remote Servers
8