Powerful data analytical tool
November 18, 2018

Powerful data analytical tool

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with ThoughtSpot

Since coming to the ThoughtSpot conference I have seen how other companies use it. I see it is very powerful.
I see that when the data is organized as a transactional database, it is possible to get very quick responses and do searches of the database for certain patterns very easily and quickly.
We are in the process of training users. It speeds up and simplifies users queries of financial information. We also use it to find possible fraud through database queries. It allows users to query our database without knowing SQL.
  • It shows charts, based on the database
  • It is easy to do searches. Even non expert users can do searches without knowing how to use databases.
  • It allows you to drill down to the data in tables.
  • ThoughtSpot queries are much faster than with our previous database.
  • Deployment is difficult. The instructions for deployment could be more detailed so we don't need to ask ThoughtSpot for help.
  • ThoughtSpot could use a Windows GUI for the backend.
  • Using command line is difficult and complicated.
  • Even a Unix GUI would be usefull.
  • ThoughtSpot will help our analytics team analyze a large quantity of data.
  • This will allow us to find more services to provide to our customers.
  • ThoughtSpot will allow us to find evidence of fraud by searching our database for unusual patterns of financial use and notifying our customers when we find anything unusual. This can save both us and our customers money.
  • ThoughtSpot allows our non-database users to get up to speed quickly on doing searches and accessing the data, which will save us money on training and allow more users to access the database.
How long it takes to get up to speed on ThoughtSpot depends on how in depth they need to go. Users who just need to do searches and make simple database queries can get up to speed in just 3 or 4 hours. Users who are used to SQL and want to make more sophisticated queries will take longer, as ThoughtSpot does not support SQL directly.
This is where ThoughtSpot excels. Users can get very accurate and quick answers for ad-hoc queries. If the data is organized correctly, users can find data--that used to require complicated SQL queries that took minutes to get--in Thoughtspot in seconds, without knowing SQL. This allows unsophisticated users to use ThoughtSpot and get responses quickly.
We have just started to import data to ThoughtSpot. We don’t have many results yet. We believe this will allow our BI to concentrate on higher-value projects, because they won't need to spend as much time on simpler queries and users will be able to do their own queries directly. However the data has to be correctly organized for this to work.
It is very useful for our transactional data. It doesn't work as well when there are many filters.

ThoughtSpot Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
Customizable dashboards
Report Formatting Templates
Drill-down analysis
Formatting capabilities
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Not Rated
Report sharing and collaboration
Not Rated
Report Versioning
Report Delivery Scheduling
Delivery to Remote Servers
Not Rated
Multi-User Support (named login)
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Single Sign-On (SSO)