Next Level of Self Service and more
January 11, 2021

Next Level of Self Service and more

Torsten Wiegel | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with ThoughtSpot

ThoughtSpot is used as an addon to the current BI Landscape. The use case are:
- Next Level of Self Service BI
- High volume Data to be analyzed by the end user
- Reduce the number of used Dashboards by combining data sources and use case into just a few.
  • Live Search on Cloud data bases (Snowflake, Redshift, Big Query, Terradata and SAP Hana)
  • Speed of search on data set bigger the 20 GB
  • Intuitive way to create sharable information
  • Using SpotIQ for unexpected insights (Specially the speed)
  • ETL Functionality (Dataflow is getting there)
  • More data source connectors
  • Debugging data loading scripts before using them (Simulation)
  • More chart types
  • Speed of development
  • Time saving
  • Fast adoption
For smaller data set < 50 MB users and upload their data and search it right away.
For bigger data set and structures there has to be a time frame between 1-5 weeks depending on the complexity of the use case. Also data privacy need have to be part of the equation, if they have to be applied.
ThoughtSpot is calculating 100 accurate, when the data model and the formulas are set up in the right way. This has to be done by the data owner and use case owners. End user trust the results to their answers, if they are the same in the original systems. This has to be checked before releasing the use case.
Very intuitive. A few short videos or guidelines will be enough to help the end user to get results. The product helps the users to be curious again to explore the data by themselves.
It helps us a lot, by giving us the possibility to connect to the cloud data warehouse and use ThoughtSpot as the visualization on top of it. No need to load data anymore, no need for ETL. Connect and search.
We also explored Tableau Ask Data. Tableau is our standard for BI in our organization. We want to use the smallest amount of tools in our company to have the best adaption. ThoughSpot will fill a few gaps that we have with our current set up and will also enhance out offering for our employees in the transition of being more data driven within in near future
Well suited for:
- Using big data set < 25/50 GB for analysis and search
- Fast connect and search capabilities on online data bases
- Next level of self service
- Quickly sharing information
- getting automated insights and ideas with SpotIQ
Less appropriate:
- Standard reporting
- ETL features, if data has to be transformed (need to use other ETL products)

ThoughtSpot Feature Ratings

Customizable dashboards
4
Drill-down analysis
10
Formatting capabilities
6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
7
Report sharing and collaboration
8
Publish to Web
8
Publish to PDF
6
Report Delivery Scheduling
7
Delivery to Remote Servers
6
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
8
Predictive Analytics
6
Multi-User Support (named login)
10
Role-Based Security Model
10
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
9
Single Sign-On (SSO)
10
Responsive Design for Web Access
10
Dedicated iOS Application
10
Dedicated Android Application
10
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
10
REST API
10
Javascript API
10
iFrames
10
Themeable User Interface (UI)
5