Sigma is Excel on Steroids
September 30, 2020

Sigma is Excel on Steroids

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review

Overall Satisfaction with Sigma Computing

We see Sigma being used as a complement to Tableau or PowerBI for the power users. They are using Sigma to rapidly gain access to data, even in its raw form, to assist with curation, and create a proof of concept insights. Traditionally, this process took weeks or months--now it's hours.


  • Rapid access to data for business users
  • Excel-like functionality that is familiar to most business users
  • Unique features such as being able to upload an Excel file into Snowflake
  • Ability to rapidly process massive amounts of data
  • Ease to learn interface


  • We liked the previous pricing of low cost of entry and the ability to show value
  • Promotion of Worksheets and more granular security on Workspaces and folders
  • More configuration of the interface, as it can be overwhelming
  • More training
  • Saved time in curation of data consolidated from multiple sources
  • Accelerated access for the business to critical business data
There is a lot on the interface that interferes with the discovery of the data.
Love the instant chat feature and quick assistance.
Yes, our clients have benefited greatly from this feature. Including the ability the create calculations and experiment with how they would to see the data.
We have only created one dashboard. Most of the visualizations are within the Worksheet or in Tableau.
Yes, we have. Multiple people were able to put together their thoughts and share what they thought was important about the data. Combining multiple thoughts got us a more complete understanding of the data.
For the most part, the speed is very, very good. There are times, however, that the Worksheet clocks for 10-20 seconds before continuing.
Sigma Computing offers an Excel-like interface that is familiar to business users, a low-cost entry point, and
rapid setup and access to data.
Sigma Computing is great for power users that are used to Excel. It's great to get rapid access to the data.

Sigma Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
Customizable dashboards
Report Formatting Templates
Drill-down analysis
Formatting capabilities
Report sharing and collaboration
Publish to Web
Publish to PDF
Report Versioning
Report Delivery Scheduling
Delivery to Remote Servers
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Predictive Analytics


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