Very solid BI platform for every day use, not just a visualization tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 16, 2019

Very solid BI platform for every day use, not just a visualization tool.

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Sisense

It's being used across the whole organization. It serves us as our BI self-service and business insights discovery tool of choice. We have several business users exploring data on their own as well as a set of business reports produced and maintained by the central data team. We also use it for KPI alerting and ad hoc visualization and plugins we build on top of Sisense and run on the WebApp.
  • Very intuitive UI, minimal learning curve even for non-technical users.
  • Solid backend architecture, very high-performance platform.
  • Cubes of data are segregated from original data sources and stored on disk, ensuring data on source databases are not impacted by querying activity.
  • Very helpful and quick support provided.
  • Cube management logic is growing old. It needs a revamp, more languages supported, and a more advanced fault-tolerant incremental build mechanism.
  • Out of the box visualizations and reporting features are a bit too basic compared to the market leaders (Tableau, Qlik, etc.).
  • Concurrent cube scalability is an issue, as even on high memory availability servers it does not manage to build more than 3 cubes at a time.
Pros:
  • Better backend architecture
  • High performing querying capabilities
  • Simpler UI
  • More AI-oriented development

Cons:
  • Less scalable pricing model
  • Less advanced UI and visualization capabilities
A comprehensive range of data sources supported, although the web version does not support all of them yet, especially ODBC ones and Cloud-native besides Redshift. Live connectors to be improved, still in its infancy.
A very good tool for dashboard sharing and day to day data exploration. Very easy to use, no steep learning curve to enable business users to design their own dashboard with minimal supervision.
Perfect BI solution on top of big data platform architecture to process and pre-aggregate data. Minimal supervision and database understanding is required. Also, perfect for businesses without big data, as it avoids additional headcount to package and present the data in a digestible format. Not as great when highly complex visualizations are required with a high level of customization. UI is not as enticing as Tableau.

Sisense Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
5
Customizable dashboards
7
Report Formatting Templates
5
Drill-down analysis
6
Formatting capabilities
5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
5
Publish to Web
9
Publish to PDF
8
Report Versioning
6
Report Delivery Scheduling
9
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
6
Predictive Analytics
6
Multi-User Support (named login)
9
Role-Based Security Model
9
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
9
Responsive Design for Web Access
8
Dedicated iOS Application
9
Dedicated Android Application
8
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
9