User Review: "SiSENSE as web service platform."
TrustRadius Review Summary
SiSense is great at mashing up data from multiple sources, easy to deploy, easy dashboard and report preparation, and low hardware usage. It is ideal for companies who are limited in money and time to deploy. A few areas for improvement include easier ETL tool configuration and the data context interface could be easier to use.
Overall Satisfaction with Sisense
From my point of view it is perfect tool for any company which just starts with its first BI solution and are limited with money. Also great for companies which do not want to have a time consuming project to deploy. It depends on how large your data sources are, but probably you wont need to invest in any new hardware.
Sisense Use Cases and Deployment Scope
I was using Sisense Prism as platform supporting our own www service. Our service provided a complex info about public contracts around Poland and we used Prism as BI platform to generate Dashboards. Those Dashboards were used by our costumers to analyze situation on public contracts market and support them in decision to start with a given contract. Overall I see Prism as a great tool, which requires not so much IT knowledge to operate and is not time consuming in terms of deployment and report or dashboard preparation. It is also very low on Hardware resources consumption.
- Great at mashing up data from multiple different data sources.
- Easy deployment, ETL process, Dashboard or Report preparation and distribution to end users.
- Very low hardware usage so you probably wont need to invest huge money on new servers.
- JS Extensions engine which allows to create really powerful tailored features.
Sisense Alternatives Considered
Sisense Deployment Scope
Sisense is used as OEM solution which prepares a data, and then disaplys it in embeded dashboard in current web based system. It is mostly used by non-technical users, mainly from mobile devices and outside of company's network. Dashboards are also embedded the way that end users do not need to log in and can use them by single click.
Since Sisense is using its' own data engine it does not have the usual issue tied to merging multiple data sources. It has many built in connectors including NO SQL data sources. Mashing-up data is very easy and it is easy to connect MS SQL with Mongo for examples which is very powerful. ETL contains almost everything you can expect from it.
Sisense Feature Ratings
Sisense Support Headcount Required
3 - One need basic knowledge on BI as general, some SQL knowledge, an analytical mind, ability to know how use script languages (it is not required but it is useful to have a general knowledge how scripting works; it helps a lot at some point). One also should have a basic taste for composing a color palette and Dashboard layout planning.
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Sisense Extensibility and Code Customization
Yes - we have added extensive custom code - Based on already available solutions it was quite easy. Tweaking and modification of already existing pieces of code is a little bit challenging but not that complicated. Creating your own plugins is difficult mainly due to high technical requirements and small amount of hints how to begin.