Mode Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Mode

Cloud-based BI tool for data analysis and visualization

4.6/5 (81 reviews)

Mode overview

What is Mode?

Mode is a cloud-based software that helps enterprises leverage business intelligence (BI) tools to extract data from multiple sources and process and analyze it for reporting purposes. Administrators can use the dashboard to apply custom formulas across query results, configure staff access permissions, and visualize collected data in the form of charts or pivot tables.

Mode provides a built-in data engine, Helix, which enables businesses to use an SQL editor, drag-and-drop charts, and Python and R notebooks to build custom visualizations. Developers can embed white-label analytics into applications and define parameters for managing database loads. It also lets users access previous versions of queries, automatically update generated reports, and share them with colleagues through Slack or email.

Mode offers an API, which allows enterprises to integrate the platform with several data warehouses and third-party applications such as Amazon Athena, Databricks, Impala, MemSQL, Fivetran, Permutive, Oracle, ETLeap, XPlenty, and more. The software is designed for businesses in the finance, healthcare, food, media, and retail industries.
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Pricing

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Markets

United States

Supported languages

English
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Mode user reviews

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Sriram Sitharaman

Great tool for daily data analysis

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-12-20
Review Source: Capterra

It is a great place to start for your data analysis requirements

Pros
I like that in a single place I would be able to query data from multiple data sources, visualize them through charts/tables and if needed create python notebooks for further analysis. Also, the ability to share your work and rerun your work by setting schedules is amazing.

Cons
Inability to visualize map data. Not exactly clear on how to custom aggregate data on the Pivot table.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Nathaniel Adams

Mode is a powerful tool for your business

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-10
Review Source: Capterra

10/10 we couldn't have run our business without it. All of our production reports and alerting happen through Mode and it hasn't ever let us down. Mode works great with other tools in its space and fits nicely in to the modern data stack. Two thumbs way up from our team.

Pros
- You can query database tables directly using SQL - The visualizations are easy to set up and beautiful - you can literally style ANYTHING on your report using CSS, Javascript, and HTML - the Python notebook is powerful and easy to use, you can use Plotly along with a whole bunch of other great libraries for working with data. - There is a Mode API so you can use report results in tools like zapier to help build alerting around your business metrics - flexable parameterization for reports

Cons
This is minor, but the UI can get the tiniest bit glitchy, on occasion. That said I've seen the Mode team address lots of the issues over the years.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Mario De Sousa

Good for operative reporting but not as well as bi tool.

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-12-17
Review Source: Capterra

Small companies without any reporting tool is good to start.

Pros
Easy to use with technical background. Easy to run a queries analyze the results and built interesting charts to do some exploratory data analysis or follow some KPIs. Also is good subscription by email (or other methods) and great to use python to create some sophisticated analysis.

Cons
It's not easy to use for final user without SQL background. If you are looking for operative reporting or EDA is a good solution but if your final users don't know SQL and wats to do some analysis with data like: drag a drop dimensions measures from data mart and build their own analysis, use "drill down", use some sophisticated filters (or/and) or analysis to compare two sets of data,... it has a great way to go.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Mike Cottenden

Solves the problems we need it to

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-12-23
Review Source: Capterra

Mode clearly cares about the success of their users with their product and it’s shown in the features of the offer and the support that they have. Mode has helped us eliminate the need for a two or three step business process by allowing us to set up SWL reporting for any college to run, as required. This product is worth exploring if you have a team that needs data to be run re time or on a scheduled basis in order to provide insights that will help them with their day-to-day activities. Reporting that is real time or on a scheduled basis in order to provide insights has been helpful in streamlining day-to-day activities that are data dependent.

Pros
The thing that we liked most is that any employee who is familiar with SQL could set up reporting that can be run by all of our staff (technical or otherwise) to solve problems and avoid directly contacting developers when common data issues come up. For example, when our clients call and ask a common question, the team can immediately run a Mode report and provide the answer in real time, leading to a simple business process and effective solution for the client.

Cons
Certain SQL functions are not available in Mode. Organizing reports was hard to manage, and we had many legacy reports from past colleagues that had no context unless the user opened the report, which became time consuming.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Sameer Soleja

Excellent Query Tool / Embedded BI

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-17
Review Source: Capterra

We needed a centralized query tool, as well as a tool that provides BI capabilities. Mode provides both.

Pros
Security First - It's clear to us that security a primary consideration for all features they roll out High Customizability - we are able to skin our reports as we'd like Great Integrations - we post reports to Slack, via API, etc. Usability - it's extremely easy to use

Cons
White-Label Feature doesn't seem to be a priority, as it doesn't get frequent updates

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Mode pricing

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Mode offers a free Studio plan with basic features, as well as Business and Enterprise plans. Contact Mode Analytics for more information on pricing.

Mode features

API
Activity Dashboard
Business Intelligence
Collaboration Tools
Data Visualization
Filtered Views
Predictive Analytics
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration
Visual Analytics

Ad hoc Reporting (84 other apps)
Charting (85 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (108 other apps)
Dashboard Creation (106 other apps)
Data Filtering (110 other apps)
Data Import/Export (126 other apps)
Monitoring (90 other apps)
Multiple Data Sources (79 other apps)
Real Time Analytics (121 other apps)
Real Time Data (92 other apps)

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Additional information for Mode

Key features of Mode

  • Ad Hoc Reports
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Analytics/Reporting
  • Application Development
  • Custom Dashboards
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Data Blending
  • Data Discovery
  • Data Source Connectors
  • Data Source Integrations
  • Drag & Drop
  • Functions/Calculations
  • Integration into Third Party Applications
  • Interactive Reports
  • KPI Monitoring
  • Marketing Reports
  • Mobile Dashboards
  • Mobile Reporting
  • Multi-User Collaboration
  • Private Dashboards
  • Public Dashboards
  • Publishing / Sharing
  • Query Builder
  • Relational Display
  • Report Export
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Sales Reports
  • Scheduled / Automated Reports
  • Scorecards
  • Self Service Analytics
  • Self Service Data Preparation
  • Self-service Analytics
  • Single Page View
  • Storytelling
  • Visual Workflow Management
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