Shiny a great tool for a data driven organization
April 29, 2022

Shiny a great tool for a data driven organization

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
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Overall Satisfaction with Shiny

We use Shiny for the development of dashboards for monitoring indicators of many areas of the business, mostly commercial. This product has allowed us to provide better visibility of various aspects of the business thanks to the development of tools and web dashboards that allow access to many people within the organization.
  • Easy to develop with R
  • Flexibility when developing dashboards
  • Good documentation
  • Big community with a lot of examples
  • Easier ways to connect to data sources
  • Better access control for different roles in the organization
  • Video material that allows a better learning experience
  • Easy access to web applications along de organization
  • Flexibility of what can be done with the tool
  • Documentation and code reuse
  • Easy access to information and indicators
  • Good ROI
  • Make the organization more data driven
Both Tableau and Power BI are easier to learn and allow you to develop dashboards in a faster and more intuitive way, but both have limitations in what you can do with them and if you want to do something more specific it is always more complicated. RStudio is much more flexible and in most cases it allows you to do certain things in a simpler way despite being more complicated to learn.

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Shiny is very good for developing dashboards or web applications with specific functionalities. But it is not so easy to use to develop from scratch, it is always better to use another tool to have a general idea of ​​what is expected of a dashboard and then develop the most specific functionalities in Shiny. It is much more flexible than other tools and that is why I consider it to be better for most cases, only that it is more complex to develop or has a longer learning curve.