Sigma Computing - Room for Improvement
Updated August 16, 2022

Sigma Computing - Room for Improvement

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Sigma Computing

We use Sigma Computing as a secondary business intelligence tool. Our primary reporting is in Looker, but we use Sigma Computing as a quick way to prototype reports and perform ad hoc analyses. It fits into our tech stack as more powerful than Google Sheets but quicker to implement than Looker. So we often do metric reporting and analysis of product usage in Sigma Computing.
  • Data visualization
  • Integration with SQL
  • Workbook functionality
  • Concept of data levels is confusing
  • Dashboards are hard to create
  • High learning curve
  • Improved visibility to user behavior data
  • Improved access to metrics and reporting
  • Improved understanding of feature analysis

Do you think Sigma Computing delivers good value for the price?

Not sure

Are you happy with Sigma Computing's feature set?


Did Sigma Computing live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Sigma Computing go as expected?

I wasn't involved with the implementation phase

Would you buy Sigma Computing again?


Non-technical users struggle to use Sigma Computing as there is a learning curve to understand the UI. At least in our instance, all reports must be fed by a custom SQL query. Most analyses in Sigma Computing are performed by the analytics team for these reasons. After dashboards are created, non-technical users can generally make small edits.
Sigma Computing has enabled us to quickly perform ad hoc analyses and proof of concepts. Looker is much more difficult to spin up analyses quickly, so we rely on Sigma Computing for quick analysis that can’t be done in Google Sheets. This may be a function of our working environment, but I wouldn’t recommend having multiple data viz tools bc it is hard for end-users to learn multiple tools.
I prefer Google Sheets, Looker, and Tableau over Sigma Computing. I was not involved in the purchasing decision but if it were up to me, we would use a different tool.
Sigma Computing works well as a secondary business intelligence tool, but I don’t think it is in the same league as Looker or Tableau. Many of the use cases can be captured with Google Sheets. I like the workbook capability but think the UI can really be improved. There’s still a learning curve to it.

Sigma Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
Customizable dashboards
Report Formatting Templates
Not Rated
Drill-down analysis
Formatting capabilities
Report sharing and collaboration
Publish to Web
Not Rated
Publish to PDF
Not Rated
Report Versioning
Not Rated
Report Delivery Scheduling
Not Rated
Delivery to Remote Servers
Not Rated
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)