SiSense - a most sensible choice
Overall Satisfaction with Sisense
- Bring together data from multiple data sources (mysql databases, google spreadsheets, google analytics, web analytics tools) to form a single source of truth.
- Dashboarding - various sales/metric dashboards are displayed around the office on large plasma screens. Individual users also have access to the dashboards.
- Adhoc reporting - we also use Sisense to perform adhoc reporting and do data extractions across different sources
The product is used across multiple departments from the CEO's office, through to marketing and accounting.
The product has a long way to establish a single source of truth for our sales data, but to also allow for the quick and timely extraction and presentation of data in dashboards which was previously done in a very laborious way.
- Easy to generate dashboards
- Easy to link up your different data sources (drag and drop)
- Pleasing UI
- Professional and responsive customer support
- Smooth integration (hosted solution was seamless)
- Cost effective
- Would like to see conditional alert feature - ie if a value
- Manual builds of the Elasticube (back end) can sometimes take a long time, for unknown reasons
- Better mobile integration/UX
- Can't print to PDF (yet)
- Qlik,GoodData,Jaspersoft,Adobe Analytics,Birst
In all honesty price was a driving factor in our selection. This pretty much ruled out GoodData, Jaspersoft, Adobe and Birst. Qlik and SiSense then became shortlisted. Both seemed like excellent and appropriate products for what we needed.
SiSense had a slicker more usable UI and offered a Google Analytics integration as standard, while Qlik required a 3rd party product which we had to pay for. We were also after a hosted solution that reduced the burden on our IT department. SiSense offered a very competitive solution for us which turned out to be completely seamless. Both Qlik and SiSense were professional to deal with to be completely fair.
I would also like to say that the support and professionalism from the SiSense team has been excellent.
Evaluating Sisense and Competitors
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response