Chartio Features

Chartio

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4.54/5 (34 reviews)

Chartio Feature Summary

  • Ad hoc data analysis
  • Automated Reporting
  • Business Analysis
  • CSV Uploader
  • Charting
  • Charting Library
  • Custom Charts
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Customizable Templates
  • Customized Dashboards
  • Dashboard
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Dashboard Drilldown Controls
  • Data Blending
  • Data Modeling
  • Data Visualization
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Drag and Drop Query Generator
  • Multiple Data Sources
  • Preview Functionality
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • SQL Query Editor
  • Scheduled Reporting
  • Visual Analytics

Chartio Features In Depth

Visually Analyze Data

Using the Data Pipeline, users can grab information from any cloud-based data source that’s attached to their Chartio accounts. Chartio gives users the option to use a drag-and-drop interface, for less technical users, or an SQL interface. The SQL interface is most useful for users with technical backgrounds. With this same feature, users can apply Excel-like functions to create new metrics and calculations for analysis or charting.

Chartio’s Data Pipeline allows users to start making sense of their organization’s data. Users can switch between basic tables and more sophisticated data visualizations, and use filters to break data down into more manageable chunks. Chartio’s “no-limits interface” allows users to drill down into charts with minimal configuration.

Join Data Sources

Data Stores allow the user to join data sources using multiple layers, and apply transformations, using the Data Pipeline interface to create new data sources. Users can blend disparate data, perform complex calculations, add custom columns, and join unrelated tables with absolutely no programming required.

Data sources can be blended within your browser using Chartio’s web-based tools. Users can merge various types of data with a few clicks, and then chart the results of your actions automatically. Visit Chartio’s library of formulas to dig even deeper into your data. Chartio allows the user to create their own columns, divide, and multiply data, all from within the browser.

Share Dashboards

Dashboards can be used to track virtually any metric over time. For example, organizations can create company revenue dashboards and sales dashboards. Chartio’s dashboards work on any device, including smartphones, tablets, and desktop computers. Chartio users can subscribe to PDF reports of dashboards over email, which is a useful way to keep clients up-to-date.

Chartio funnels data into dashboards in real-time, based on the freshest information possible. As the user, you have the option to set permissions to control who has access to your data. You can also opt to share data with clients or bosses through scheduled email reports.

Collaborate with Colleagues

Rich collaboration features help Chartio stand apart from competing applications. With Chartio, teams are able to interact with datasets using permission-based accounts. Teams can also export charts and schedule reports to be shared inside or outside their organizations.

Users can set up permissions for their own organization’s account, deciding which colleagues should be setup as Admins. Teammates can easily be invited to collaborate on a project. Because Chartio is so user-friendly, users don’t have to worry about colleagues needing a technical backgrounds to understand the data they’ve been asked to review.

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Customizable Reporting
Customizable Templates
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API
Access Control
Active Directory Integration
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Ad hoc Analysis
Ad hoc Query
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Alerts / Escalation
Automatic Notifications
Business Analysis
Business Intelligence
Charting
Collaboration Tools
Content Filter
Custom Charts
Customizable Reporting
Customizable Templates
Dashboard Creation
Data Connectors
Data Filtering
Data Import/Export
Data Storage Management
Data Transformation
Data Visualization
Database Integration
Drag & Drop Interface
Email Integration
Filtered Views
Forecasting
Geographic Maps
Interactive Content
Multiple Data Sources
Permission Management
Preview Functionality
Projections
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Reporting
Reporting & Statistics
Role-Based Permissions
Scheduled Reporting
Secure Data Storage
Self Service Portal
Single Sign On
Third Party Integration
Trend Analysis
Visual Analytics
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API
Access Control
Active Directory Integration
Activity Dashboard
Ad hoc Analysis
Ad hoc Query
Ad hoc Reporting
Alerts / Escalation
Automatic Notifications
Business Analysis
Business Intelligence
Charting
Collaboration Tools
Content Filter
Custom Charts
Customizable Reporting
Customizable Templates
Dashboard Creation
Data Connectors
Data Filtering
Data Import/Export
Data Storage Management
Data Transformation
Data Visualization
Database Integration
Drag & Drop Interface
Email Integration
Filtered Views
Forecasting
Geographic Maps
Interactive Content
Multiple Data Sources
Permission Management
Preview Functionality
Projections
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Reporting
Reporting & Statistics
Role-Based Permissions
Scheduled Reporting
Secure Data Storage
Self Service Portal
Single Sign On
Third Party Integration
Trend Analysis
Visual Analytics
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Chartio Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Chartio's features:

Ling Ling Lu

Chartio offers a dashboard-like style of organizing data into tables and charts.

2017-10-04

Organizing data into a report and downloading capabilities.

Pros

- Able to highlight certain data values, or change the text to make things more noticeable. - Activity log - Ability to search for any report/dashboard

Cons

- Depending on the data used, sometimes other chart views aren't possible aside from tables

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Al Lean

Chartio Review

2019-09-28

Overall a great tool that provides valuable data driven insights for business teams.

Pros

Provides valuable insights and dashboards for teams into metrics and goals.

Cons

Somewhat cumbersome when trying to filter charts and not as easy for non admins to create a quick chart, etc.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Todd Heslin

Analyst to Executive - the only dashboarding tool we need

2015-12-08

Pros

It's powerful enough for exploratory analysis and the user access controls makes controlling information an absolute breeze.

Cons

Google Analytics, Salesforce and Segment are great however I'd like a few advertising and finance partners added.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Chartio

Try Chartio, you'll realise within a few minutes how easy it is to get up and running.

Source: Software Advice
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Heather Stupi

Best analytics tool for a startup

2017-02-17

Chartio has been a game changer for our business analytics function.

Pros

It integrates with Segment, so we can pull in data from many of our other end products/platforms

Cons

If you want users across your company to view dashboard data without eating up "seats", your best option is to schedule static dashboards via email.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Chartio

Definitely worth the money! We're very happy with Chartio!

Source: Software Advice
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Sasha Orloff

Chart.io makes us smarter

2015-07-09

Pros

The visualization tools are great for spotting trends, board meetings, investor updates, and dashboards.

Cons

Creating dashboards is easy to do, hard to make look good.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Chartio

It is so cheap, just try it. It will either be exactly what you need, or not. But why not just try it?

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Anonymous
( company, 51-200 employees)

Ease to implement, manage and use

2017-10-05

Pros

I like that you can easily integrate data from Amazon Redshift to CSV files, blend them by using the Data Pipeline and visualize them interactively in Dashboard.

Cons

The grafical user interface when inserting custom functions in the Data Pipeline; the visualization can be improved.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Marketing and Advertising company, 51-200 employees)

Makes reporting easy

2019-09-12

Pros

Has made reporting side of my job super easy; you can track/chart whatever data you please; can send automated reports; great timesaver

Cons

Snapshot only sends default filter information; otherwise you have to pull non-default information manually

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Steve Loudermilk

Beautiful, clean dashboards! Great for SQL data too

2018-03-21

Chartio has allowed us to take action on our data.

Pros

There's a lot to like here. The dashboards are clean and attractive.

Cons

There are some data sources (Salesforce) that it would be nice to have a simpler direct connection with.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Elissa Bernstein

Creates a beautiful dashboard

2018-02-22

Pros

Chartio is really user friendly and makes really beautiful charts. I love the dashboard, which makes it easy to visualize data at a glance and displays lots of information in an uncluttered way.

Cons

It works best as a stand-alone product; integrating dashboards into a website doesn't always look as nice.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Source: Capterra
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James Gilbert

One of the Best I've Used

2018-08-10

We also now have a single place to create reporting where before it was happening all over.

Pros

As a marketer pulling in data from google analytics, AdWords, automation platform, salesforce, etc. really allowed us to fast-track our reporting and made it to where we do not have to build a custom data model but get out of the box plug-ins with Chartio.

Cons

I really have yet to find something I dislike

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Food & Beverages company, 1-10 employees)

Very Useful Data Tool

2019-07-15

I love using it to track!

Pros

A very organized way of tracking data and trends for our company

Cons

Sometimes some of the pages/reports were a little busy.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer & Network Security company, 11-50 employees)

Enterprise-grade BI for mid-market price and complexity

2018-06-17

BI, visualization, SQL queries, Postgres visualization, BigQuery visualization

Pros

Chartio has a visual editor, clear and easy joins and table keys, a huge range of preconfigured data sources, and easy dashboard and folder management.

Cons

I found no issues with the querying or visualization itself, but did run into issues clarifying errors or linking data correctly.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 51-200 employees)

A highly configurable tool for the technical team and technical marketer

2020-04-14

It present data that is critical to every single portion of our business and provides highly valuable insight in the health and performance of the business.

Pros

THat said, the more you know about your data and how it is structured, the more you can do with Chartio.

Cons

It’s a little bit tough to handle huge data sets and make sure data connections are correct.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Nyla Clark

A data tool for a non data person

2017-12-12

Pros

I am not a data person by any means but was able to quickly get up to speed and view reports easily.

Cons

I wish customer support was a little more responsive but luckily I haven't had to contact them too much.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Source: Capterra
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Aurelia Heitz

Researcher looking to understand user usage

2015-12-07

Pros

Ability to visualize or get data without knowing SQL.

Cons

sometimes I want to get certain data but can't get it without doing SQL.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering Chartio

Great for people who don't have much experience with SQL.

Source: Software Advice
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Michelle Fox

Chartio - Great for small businesses

2015-07-16

Pros

Chartio also very easily connects to many types of data sources and even allows for CSV uploads.

Cons

Lastly, while Chartio can handle large data sets, it would be great if the queries on more complex data pulls could display more quickly.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering Chartio

If you are a small business using Chartio to pull from a SQL server, Chartio is a great option worth exploring.

Source: Software Advice
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Nono Ghannam

Great way to dig deep into analytics or a general overview!

2018-02-22

Pros

It's great for gathering data from multiple sources and displaying them brilliantly in simple and colourful charts.

Cons

You may need some SQL knowledge even to create simple charts. Also, customization can be limited sometimes.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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Jan Gottschau

Great choice for all our reporting and BI needs

2019-04-15

From starting with very few and scattered reports to - after over three years - building all out multifacetted reporting for a strongly growing ecommerce business, Chartio has served us well.

Pros

The framework is robust and performant, the platform allows for quick and insightful analyses as well as powerful report programming equally well which makes it a great bridge between solutions that anyone can setup and framworks that require more advanced programming skills.

Cons

There is room for improvement on the adaptability of some of the reports' design options.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Tyler Muth

Changed the Way We Work

2015-07-10

Pros

Chartio has allowed my team to become even more successful by allowing us to look at and turn raw data into real time quantifiable information that is easily understood and interpreted on all levels.

Cons

It could be tough for users to use who are not familiar or have no knowledge or training on how to set up the different charts and view different metrics outside of the data that is set up for the users.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Chartio

Learn how to use Chartio so you can take advantage of how you can pull info that you want and need to look at for your business.

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Bhaskar Sharma

Awesome Product

2017-01-12

I love using Chartio, it is one of the best business analytic tools. It really helps in decision making.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Gina Topley

Very happy with this software so far

2019-01-04

Pros

This product has made all things data less of a mundane headache on a day to day level and also made things easier for clients.

Cons

I would love to see a better variety of integrations offered and for the product to be compatible with mobile more easily.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

We use Chartio for our data presentation for our team.

2018-03-30

Pros

The ability to write SQL and pull the necessary data from our database helps our team stay on top of the most recent initiatives.

Cons

There are limits to the charts that's can be presented - in terms of types of charts like pie charts vs bar graphs.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Alexandre Boiscommun

Great, but big margin to improve

2019-02-07

But the layout/design is outdated.

Pros

-Flexible -Great integrations -Relatively easy to use without SQL skills

Cons

-Layout outdated -No wizards or help for setup

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Ryan Marshall

Chartio review for Shazam

2015-12-07

Pros

It's powerful enough to use SQL code to create dashboards, but flexible and easy enough to allow some end-users to create their own.

Cons

Nothing really, their customer support has been excellent, and the product has worked better than our expectations.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Chartio

Give them a try, they wowed us with their demo (using real data) which was more impressive than a 3-month trial with a competitor.

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Tamas Imre

It just works as expected.

2015-12-09

Pros

Easy to use, both for building and viewing the dashboards. They release new features quite often and they just know what features I missed before.

Cons

It would be nice to have usage statistics.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Chartio

Chartio is an easy to use product and it has connectors to almost every possible datasource. After more than 1 year of usage I'm really satisfied with it. As they don't store your data you pay based on number of users, not based on the amount of data. We moved away from GoodData due the raw limit.

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