Sisense: your data mate
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July 10, 2018

Sisense: your data mate

Score 10 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with Sisense

Sisense can be used by every department in the organization. It will help each teams to understand, explore and leverage their data for any of their business decisions.
  • Sisense is amazing when it comes to ingest and mix all your data sources with no advanced IT skills.
  • Sisense is the most efficient tools for data modelling. You build a data set in a snap, ready to be used for your dashboards.
  • Sisense allows anyone to build their own dashboard. The interface is "uber" intuitive, and "uber" efficient : no need to declare filters, data hierarchy or anything. Once your data are loaded, just build dashboards. Once they access a dashboard, users can fully exploit it and interact with the data : drill anywhere, explore the filters, add filters by interacting with the data visualization.
  • The platform do not natively support data set allowing the users to see the table name and field name in multiple language ; but there is an easy to use external plugin
  • It is not possible for a "reader" to create on the fly custom data group
Sisense can't compare to any tool for the ease of user, intuitive interface and "time to data". I gave been working with both large enterprise and small SMB's using Sisense, and it is amazing to see how small companies quickly learn how to use it and how practical and efficient they can be.
The global productivity is also amazing: with only a few clicks, anyone can design a useful dashboard, that anyone will enjoy using.
Sisense offers a huge number of native data connectors. Those connectors include connectivity with third party connector provider and generic data provider like ODBC and REST. Plus the API easily allow to develop additional connector if necessary.
Sharing is done in one click. The sharer can set who can modify, who can read and even transfer ownership of the dashboard. It is easy to share a dashboard and to continue to work on newer versions.

The person who get access to dashboards have multiple ways to interact with it:
- drill anywhere
- click to select
- activate/deactivate KPIs in visualization
- activate/deactivate/modify filters

The owner of the dashboard can set up what a viewer can and can't do with a shared dashboard.
Sisense is extremely powerful for easily connect to data, mash them up and let non-technical users build the dashboard they need. The interface is very intuitive, both for data modelling and dashboarding. The solution is full web from end to end, and can run on premise, in private cloud or in public cloud. It is also extremely easy to manage the server. Even though the upfront investment is not nothing, the global TCO is extremely low as the product does not require specific technical skills. Plus Sisense provides a lots of documentation and self-service trainings.

Sisense Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
Customizable dashboards
Report Formatting Templates
Drill-down analysis
Formatting capabilities
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Publish to Web
Publish to PDF
Report Versioning
Report Delivery Scheduling
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Predictive Analytics
Multi-User Support (named login)
Role-Based Security Model
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Responsive Design for Web Access
Dedicated iOS Application
Dedicated Android Application
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile