Sisense - The analytics tool you've been looking for!
September 17, 2018

Sisense - The analytics tool you've been looking for!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Sisense

Our company was in need of a comprehensive analytical tool in which we could develop actionable insights in relatively real-time dashboards. Most departments have some form of reporting tool that does not play well with others and organizational data is as disparate as they come. Sisense was demoed in hopes of alleviating these pain points for a detailed view into all areas of the organization based off data aggregated into a single, flexible platform.
  • Great management of large amounts of data from numerous sources.
  • Beautiful visualization capabilities.
  • Fantastic support of customizations through custom JS plug-ins.
  • Implementation requires very little effort allowing users to start working with their data in a short amount of time.
  • After initial implementation, learning spikes up rather quickly in regard to SQL joins and custom table manipulation.
  • There is plenty of documentation surrounding how to do specific tasks, but not as it pertains to errors and why other things do not work. However, this is constantly improving as the community grows and collaborators contribute content.
  • There are quite a few tasks that require significant manual input and design. This is ideal in many situations; however, many users would like a more intuitive engine that can create working widgets automatically based on the type of data fed. Again, this is already a work in progress and will likely need much more data to establish a learning engine.
I've used a few different analytical engines over the last few years and none have the efficient ability as both a data manager and a dashboarding tool - usually, other platforms excel in one area or another. To expand further, tools that succeed in data management and visualization together do not have the customization options available in Sisense such as JavaScript plug-ins. The only area other tools excel in is support. Sisense has established great documentation, but they need lots of community engagement to accommodate the necessity of self-taught implementors.
I believe Sisense is perfectly suited for any organization of any size that have access to the proper resources, as the tool is very expensive. The data connectors come in all shapes and sizes out of the box, which allows a great deal of data control within the ElastiCubes. Additionally, while the platform only runs on Windows platforms, the web application can be accessed on any client: mobile, Apple, Windows, etc. This allows a much more flexible user experience, resulting in data and dashboards reaching further than any other tool.

Sisense Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
Customizable dashboards
Drill-down analysis
Formatting capabilities
Publish to Web
Publish to PDF
Report Versioning
Not Rated
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
Mobile Application
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile