The power of ad-hoc reporting.
Doug Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 13, 2018

The power of ad-hoc reporting.

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with ThoughtSpot

ThoughtSpot is very intuitive to use. The UX/UI (user experience and user interface) is very plain and easy to use. It looks like it was modeled after Google (fast but pretty plain). The "drillable", "exclude from result", and "show underlying data" are, in my opinion, the most powerful features. Overall rating is great.
Currently, ThoughtSpot is being used with our senior management. The plan is to eventually allow our external customers access to ThoughtSpot via API into our custom built applications. We are currently obtaining information on our employee utilization. We are working to get all of our sales revenue into the system and make that searchable.
  • Ad-hoc reporting is number one. Very easy for the end user to create their own ad-hoc visualization.
  • ETL process. Should have a built-in way to import your data.
  • It is too early to tell. We just implemented ThoughtSpot
I will answer the questions about timeliness. As for the data being stale, this happens when the data is loaded into ThoughtSpot. We have been running the import script nightly, which means the data can be up to 24 hours old. However, this is configurable. As for the timeliness in terms of speed, it is fast. In fact instant. No issues about ThoughtSpot's performance.
In the past, we have used Open Text's iHub product. This is the commercialized version of the open source product called BIRT. This product requires a developer to design and write a report that is primarily used to create static PDF reports. ThoughtSpot was needed in our organization for our senior level management that would like to perform ad-hoc reporting.
Ad-hoc reporting is very powerful with ThoughtSpot. I would also say ThoughtSpot is very useful for the power user that creates their own Excel file in order to create their own visualizations. They can import that Excel file and create visualizations on the fly. Heatmaps and geo visualizations are also very powerful.

ThoughtSpot Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
7
Customizable dashboards
8
Report Formatting Templates
7
Drill-down analysis
10
Formatting capabilities
9
Integration with R or other statistical packages
9
Report sharing and collaboration
9
Publish to Web
9
Publish to PDF
5
Report Delivery Scheduling
7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
10
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
10
Predictive Analytics
10
Multi-User Support (named login)
9
Role-Based Security Model
9
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
9
REST API
Not Rated
Javascript API
Not Rated
iFrames
Not Rated
Java API
Not Rated
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Not Rated
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Not Rated