Remove barriers to your organisation's use of data
April 29, 2020

Remove barriers to your organisation's use of data

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with ThoughtSpot

We use ThoughtSpot to supplement Tableau in sales analytics and marketing teams. It is used for quick data access and analytics.
  • It's fast, and easy to use for non technical users.
  • Alternative non-specialist search based analytics tools are all too young to be useful.
  • There are no per user fees, so it's possible to democratise access to key data.
  • Loading data can be slow.
  • Total storage is generally limited by RAM, which makes space relatively expensive (Snowflake connector has potential to mitigate this for some users).
  • Cloud option is expensive.
  • Faster time to answers.
  • More time to question.
  • Data quality has improved as a result of greater attention.
ThoughtSpot is generally very easy to use. It's a search experience, which most users are now familiar with (Google, Bing, etc).

For consumers, 1 hour. Longer to learn the meaning of the data of course.

For admin - you need to understand how the meta data is processed, etc. to create good user experiences. This is not hard, but takes a few days experimenting.
It's certainly fast, even with larger data sets.

It is unfortunately possible to end up with duplication in your meta data, which can result in unhelpful results (usually these are easy to spot, but in theory you could create a situation where the results are misunderstood - i.e. wrong). Careful planning of the solution is required to get the most out of the technology.
Once you understand it and your data, this is BI at the speed of thought.
SpotIQ will likely become a useful feature, and probably for some organisations already is. We haven't relied upon it at this point.
Where you have data literate users without the technical skills to write SQL, or where there are many small questions being asked of data where SQL is more cumbersome. Simpler data sets, focused on topics work best.

ThoughtSpot Feature Ratings

Customizable dashboards
Drill-down analysis
Formatting capabilities
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Report sharing and collaboration
Publish to Web
Not Rated
Publish to PDF
Report Delivery Scheduling
Delivery to Remote Servers
Not Rated
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Predictive Analytics
Multi-User Support (named login)
Role-Based Security Model
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Responsive Design for Web Access
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Not Rated
Javascript API
Not Rated
Not Rated
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Not Rated