Useful for simple ad hoc reports
Jeffrey Di Santo-Ranney | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 13, 2018

Useful for simple ad hoc reports

Score 6 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with ThoughtSpot

Very easy and friendly to users. The learning curve is steep but most employees do not need to use the advanced functionality to produce the reports that they want to create.
Being used to reduce ad hoc requests by allowing users to create dashboards with ease.
  • Easy for business users to use. The search functionality is simple and clear
  • Data loading is fairly simple when connecting to databases
  • A lot of display options for users to show their data in a desired format
  • On the backend data mapping can get very messy and needs to be constantly monitored
  • Importing an Excel or CSV file is not nearly as simple as it should be
  • More flexible graph options
  • Reduces the amount of time the operations team needs to spend on ad hoc requests and work
  • Reduces the back and forth between business and operations in creating dashboards or reports, because the user can make it exactly as they want it
  • Teaches business teams the basics in developing dashboards so they can become more comfortable with how it works, making interaction with operations team smoother going forward
Does have a steep learning curve. So quick to learn, but takes a while to know all the kinks.
It's amazing how fast it works and how much data it keeps in memory for users to be able to access quickly. One of the best attributes about ThoughtSpot. I have yet to test how much data it can continue to do this for, but only once was I struggling with its ability to query quickly.
Reduced time spent on Ad-hoc request. Before, we had several employees dedicated to doing exclusively ad hoc requests; now we can reduce the amount of time required to produce ad hoc reports and they can spend their time on other projects. Only side note is that ThoughtSpot is not yet the best tool for complex queries and analyses, so those still need to be done ad hoc.
When business users have many simple ad hoc requests, ThoughtSpot is a wonderful tool to take over that work. Users themselves can make the graphs, tables, and dashboards with minimal operation team support due to the easy and friendly interface, and they can complete whatever dashboard they need to accomplish their goals.

ThoughtSpot Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
8
Customizable dashboards
8
Report Formatting Templates
7
Drill-down analysis
8
Formatting capabilities
7
Integration with R or other statistical packages
7
Report sharing and collaboration
8
Publish to Web
7
Publish to PDF
7
Report Versioning
6
Report Delivery Scheduling
6
Delivery to Remote Servers
5
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
9
Predictive Analytics
7
Multi-User Support (named login)
8
Role-Based Security Model
8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
8
Single Sign-On (SSO)
8
Responsive Design for Web Access
8
Dedicated iOS Application
6
Dedicated Android Application
6
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
6
REST API
6
Javascript API
6
iFrames
6
Java API
6
Themeable User Interface (UI)
6
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
6