Sigma Computing--effective but a steep learning curve
August 19, 2022

Sigma Computing--effective but a steep learning curve

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

Overall Satisfaction with Sigma Computing

Sigma Computing is used as a business intelligence tool. It fits somewhere between Google Sheets and Looker in our BI stack. We try to keep a limited amount of data in Looker, so we often do ad-hoc or proof of concept analyses in Sigma Computing that don't fit neatly into our Looker environment. Sigma Computing is useful for building more robust dashboards than we might be able to do in Google Sheets.
  • Dashboards
  • Visualizations
  • Organization
  • Can be a steep learning curve
  • Not as useful for unstructured data exploration
  • Concept of groups is confusing
  • Improved decision making
  • Better reporting on feature and product usage

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?


Sigma Computing has improved our ability to report on feature and product usage and make more data-driven decisions. It is very quick to query data in SQL and translate it into a visualization. We've also been able to add reporting and analysis that did not fit neatly into our existing Looker instance.
Sigma Computing is one of the tools we use for ad-hoc analyses, though lately we've been using other tools that are easier to go from SQL query to visualization. Sigma Computing is useful when we need to create full dashboards with filter capabilities, though this isn't always required for ad-hoc analyses.
Sigma Computing does some things really well. It's easy to query data with SQL and power a dashboard or visualization. Users in our organization, however, have found a steep learning curve with Sigma Computing visualizations and have not had success with unstructured data exploration that is very intuitive in Looker. We have successfully used Sigma Computing for ad-hoc dashboards with a clear use case and scope that do not require the end-user to do any additional exploration or analysis.

Sigma Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
Not Rated
Customizable dashboards
Report Formatting Templates
Not Rated
Drill-down analysis
Not Rated
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.)
Not Rated