A Powerful Tool For Non-programmer Data Analysis With Room For Improvement
Updated August 23, 2022

A Powerful Tool For Non-programmer Data Analysis With Room For Improvement

Nick Lundgren | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Sigma Computing

We use Sigma Computing as a data analysis and visualization tool for performance marketing and website analytics data stored in a cloud data warehouse. We needed a user friendly interface to generate analyses of large streams of client paid media data, that allowed for distribution of visualizations internally and externally that allowed for access control.
  • User interface.
  • Integration with other related services.
  • Loading speed.
  • Friendly learning curve.
  • Library of visualization types.
  • Standardization of advanced features across visuals.
  • Support articles for specific features.
  • The largest positive impact has been saved time compared to building similarly functional dashboards through less powerful tools.
  • Product is still in development so we are being forced to migrate our dashboards to a new setup to retain functionality.

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Sigma Computing allows you to access and visualize data from multiple sources much faster than other comparable tools. The speed of access allows for much more efficient analysis at scale. We integrate with Snowflake and the setup and access of Snowflake data is straightforward and easy to update for non database engineers.
Sigma Computing's features allow you to quickly replicate an analysis to be dissected by a different dimension. The user interface is friendly and similar to performing analyses in a spreadsheet tool like Excel or Google Sheets. Many of the formulas are the same and require just minor changes to syntax to use.
Sigma Computing is significantly faster and more versatile than Data Studio integrations for marketing data.
While it is less powerful than Tableau for data visualization, it is much easier to use due to its spread sheet like user interface.
Microsoft BI is a middle ground but is more focused on internal analyses than client facing data visualizations.
Sigma Computing is a great tool for an organization that does not have access to expert database developers or programmers that would be able to operate a more customizable tool. Sigma's spreadsheet-like user interface is relatively straightforward for users who don't understand the intricacies of database management. The user admin features are advanced and allow for granular access control.

Sigma Feature Ratings

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

Using Sigma Computing

The heaviest users of Sigma are our marketing data analysts. They perform aggregation and analyses of various paid media and website traffic analytics data for clients of our ad agency. Analyses include content effectiveness, paid media ROI analyses and client facing performance reporting. Other users include clients who view data and performance marketing team members who use dashboards to optimize media campaigns.
5 - Our data analysis team is comprised of business analysts with a technical analysis background. They have a working knowledge of relational databases and schema but are not data engineers.
  • Paid media analysis
  • Client facing reporting
  • Multi-source website traffic data aggregation
  • Internal budget/finance dash for accounting
  • User access history for tracking account based resourcing
  • Thought leadership focused public facing analysis
While it is not perfect, there are no critical missing features that would warrant us investing the resources to rebuild our analysis dashboards and client facing reporting in a different data viz platform.

Using Sigma

Like to use
Easy to use
Well integrated
Lots to learn
  • Basic spreadsheet type analyses
  • Basic data visualizations (bar charts, etc.)
  • User access control
  • Advanced formulas have limited documentation
  • Troubleshooting broken formulas
Overall the platform is easy to use and hast 90% of desired features, however it is still early stage and some critical features from earlier versions were temporarily removed while the new version was being rolled out.