ThoughtSpot is right on par with the major BI vendors.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 21, 2018

ThoughtSpot is right on par with the major BI vendors.

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with ThoughtSpot

End users will love this tool but it could still use some things that aren't quite built in yet:
  • Natural language search
  • Scheduling for a pre-built report (with data changes)
  • More granular permissions
  • More robust back end
We are using ThoughtSpot to address simple use case needs where Tableau dashboards can't quite provide the self-service capabilities we would like. We plan to expand it across the whole organization but currently have only 5 projects live so far.
  • Self-service. Other vendors like to cite self-service as within end users reach but not like ThoughtSpot. It is able to create a "Google-like" interface that all can understand, rather than just the trained Analyst.
  • Search. Vendors are starting to work with search in their products but ThoughtSpot was built with that in mind from the beginning.
  • Anomaly detection and advanced analytics. With SpotIQ, end users with very little training are able to take advantage of models that normally require specialized training.
  • Back end improvement. We would love to see a more robust back end for administrators and for even loading the data into ThoughtSpot.
  • Drivers. Current drivers give mixed results on loading data but we are told new ones are being developed.
  • Permissions. We would like to see more granular permissions available but have been told this is coming as well.
  • Higher satisfaction from end users in not having to go back to analysts with follow up questions.
  • Reduced turnaround times.
I would estimate it takes new end users about 1-3 hours to get comfortable with the basic capabilities of ThoughtSpot to then start going on their own.
That all depends on your data model being fed into ThoughtSpot. If that is wrong, your answers are wrong. If it's right, then ThoughtSpot serves up those correct answers. But it all depends on the pre-work of the data architects and data analysts feeding this in.
We feel that simple transactional use cases are the best for ThoughtSpot. Cases that would lend themselves to cubes with slicing and dicing. In healthcare, the more complex use cases are where I don't feel as comfortable. ThoughtSpot is about scale whereas some of those use cases are only in the 100s or maybe 1,000s of records.

ThoughtSpot Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
6
Customizable dashboards
8
Report Formatting Templates
Not Rated
Drill-down analysis
10
Formatting capabilities
5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Not Rated
Report sharing and collaboration
8
Publish to Web
10
Publish to PDF
8
Report Versioning
Not Rated
Report Delivery Scheduling
6
Delivery to Remote Servers
Not Rated
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
7
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
8
Predictive Analytics
8
Multi-User Support (named login)
6
Role-Based Security Model
4
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
4
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Not Rated
Responsive Design for Web Access
Not Rated
Dedicated iOS Application
Not Rated
Dedicated Android Application
Not Rated
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Not Rated
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