Sigma Computing Features

Sigma Computing

Collaborative business intelligence and data analytics tool

4.23/5 (77 reviews)

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Active Directory Integration
Activity Dashboard
Ad hoc Analysis
Ad hoc Query
Ad hoc Reporting
Alerts/Notifications
Benchmarking
Charting
Collaboration Tools
Customizable Dashboard
Customizable Reports
Dashboard
Dashboard Creation
Data Capture and Transfer
Data Connectors
Data Discovery
Data Extraction
Data Import/Export
Data Synchronization
Data Visualization
Drag & Drop
Forecasting
Key Performance Indicators
Metadata Management
Multiple Data Sources
Performance Metrics
Predictive Analytics
Profitability Analysis
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Real Time Data
Real-time Updates
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Reporting/Analytics
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Sales Reports
Scheduled / Automated Reports
Scorecards
Search/Filter
Self Service Data Preparation
Self-service Analytics
Storytelling
Strategic Planning
Third Party Integrations
Trend / Problem Indicators
Visual Analytics
Visual Discovery
Website Analytics
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Access Controls/Permissions
Active Directory Integration
Activity Dashboard
Ad hoc Analysis
Ad hoc Query
Ad hoc Reporting
Alerts/Notifications
Benchmarking
Charting
Collaboration Tools
Customizable Dashboard
Customizable Reports
Dashboard
Dashboard Creation
Data Capture and Transfer
Data Connectors
Data Discovery
Data Extraction
Data Import/Export
Data Synchronization
Data Visualization
Drag & Drop
Forecasting
Key Performance Indicators
Metadata Management
Multiple Data Sources
Performance Metrics
Predictive Analytics
Profitability Analysis
Publishing / Sharing
Query Builder
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Real-time Updates
Relational Display
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Role-Based Permissions
Sales Reports
Scheduled / Automated Reports
Scorecards
Search/Filter
Self Service Data Preparation
Self-service Analytics
Storytelling
Strategic Planning
Third Party Integrations
Trend / Problem Indicators
Visual Analytics
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Sigma Computing Feature Reviews

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

yanwu z.

Great tool without sql requirements

2020-12-08

We use this tool to send dashboards and reports to external clients.

Pros

The row level data security allows us to distribute the same dashboards to different clients and each client only can see their own data.

Cons

I only use this product in a short time period and have not found anything I dislike.

Rating breakdown

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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Leon K.

A useful tool for specific problems

2019-07-03

Monthly compliance reporting handoff to non-technical individuals.

Pros

For someone who is not particularly tech savvy, Sigma is a great way to take SQL queries written by someone who is, and then be able to modify the data in real time using the sort of functionality we're all used to via Excel.

Cons

Certain reports can take multiple minutes to load, and once any filters are applies, it has to re-pull the report, causing those minutes to be lost again.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Sarah B.

A user perspective

2019-07-26

Meh. Not enough customization for users to really be useful.

Pros

I appreciate having real-time access to the data.

Cons

I want more customization- quite often I'd like to manipulate the reports through the platform to show different data subsets or to change the cross-tabs, but I can only review what others have already set up for me.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Mia O.

Turns non-technical business users into data power users

2019-06-26

The Sigma team makes a massive effort to truly understand and design around customer needs and use cases, as well as to provide hands-down the best customer support and training I have ever received from a B2B vendor, period.

Pros

Without a line of coding I can report, analyze, and visualize data from our CRM, IoT data streams, 3rd party APIs, and now .csv uploads.

Cons

The upside of being able to access ALL data streams leads to a downside -- it can take a long time to process and load information.

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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Virgil S.

Sigma helps

2020-05-26

Pros

We are growing our data and analytics practice, and Sigma helps me to respond to the innumerable ad hoc questions from the business, while allowing our team to advance our capabilities.

Cons

Currently, I write SQL to execute the LIKE function when filtering on field values.

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
(Internet company, 51-200 employees)

Powerful data visualization tool

2020-05-14

As a data analyst, I've have had a lot of fun building dashboards and reports with Sigma.

Pros

- You can easily add data sources, and then create datasets with the columns you need - It also lets you format the columns and process the data by using formulas, very similar to what you would do in a spreadsheet, but more streamlined - You can easily join different datasets and filter data - The new dashboards are very easy to use, with a clear interface to add widgets, filters and views - They also have quick and effective customer support

Cons

- It can be a little intimidating if you are not familiar with spreadsheets

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Marissa C.

Sigma Review

2019-06-26

I use sigma multiple times a day, 5 days a week and with the exception of a few internal tweaks, I am generally happy with the program.

Pros

Easy exporting into excel, formula customization, overall data customization, saving personal reports

Cons

Also, the loading time when changing filters is so long!

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Jose F. G.

Excellent alternative to pivot tables and spreadsheets

2020-05-20

So far, we've managed to simplify our business metrics visualization and enabled querying that information to non-technical users which is a big win.

Pros

I love the simple UI to build new reports and the smart filters.

Cons

Getting the data into Sigma can be daunting at first, but it's worth it in the end.

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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Kevin T.

Sigma Review

2019-06-26

Pros

Easy to navigate, can easily filter the report

Cons

As a user, data integrity is questionable since there is no clear way to know if the source of the data is accurate

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Alec P.

Sigma is a powerful tool

2020-06-01

I have been able to expand my personal skillset with sigma and work towards better data insights.

Pros

Sigma offers a great way for me to explore tables in our database and visualize those insights.

Cons

Once you do, the possibilities for data analytics expand.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Ashlie R.

I appreciate the customization options.

2019-07-03

My overall experience has been positive, there is definitely a learning cure for the non-analytical.

Pros

I appreciate being able to start with a report created by our analytics team and tweak it to suit my department's needs.

Cons

The filters can sometimes be confusing until you get the hang of how the software thinks.

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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Laura M.

As a non-data team member, I find Sigma navigable and intuitive

2019-07-05

Great for a non-data team member accessing and pulling reports.

Pros

Pulling reports is easy, there are plenty of filters, and I can usually find what I need pretty quickly.

Cons

Haven't looked around enough to find challenges, but maybe more learning opps in app would help that.

Rating breakdown

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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Josy C.

Sigma from a user's perspective

2020-12-14

It is good lightweight tools to understand data and stats about the data.

Pros

It is easy to set up reports, charts and graphs.

Cons

When we have more data (like one year's transaction), the queries take longer time; sometimes it times out.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Kera L.

Customized Reporting

2020-09-25

Allows independent reporting and analysis to meet recurring business needs.

Pros

Enjoy the ability to customize reports and drill down data to your specific needs.

Cons

Download time increases as more data is being manipulated.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Automotive company, 51-200 employees)

Easy but limiting

2019-06-29

Cross functional reporting

Pros

Like the fact anyone non technical can use the software

Cons

It’s limiting in terms of how you can analyse the data.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Luke B.

Excel for your data warehouse

2019-07-18

The ability to create additional columns on your data containing custom formulas and the ability to sort and filter on multiple columns is great.

Pros

The ability to create additional columns on your data containing custom formulas and the ability to sort and filter on multiple columns is great.

Cons

As with any tool there is a learning curve to the interface, but since it’s similar to a spreadsheet, it’s quick to learn.

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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Kevin K.

Great analytics product, easy to set up and use

2019-06-26

Pros

They've taught me a lot not only about their tool but also about data analytics.

Cons

Some UI elements could be improved, but once you know where to find certain things you'll pick it up.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Ashley L.

Unintuitive

2020-09-28

However, when trying to do a deep dive to understand user health aspects over time, I don't have the skill or patience to create a report to track this type of usage in Sigma.

Pros

Some of the charts are nice for visuals and I can create high-level reports.

Cons

I have some development experience and I much prefer running searches with SQL - I find it much more intuitive than Sigma's interface.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

3/10
Source: Capterra
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Daniel D.

Sigma Review

2020-12-08

Sigma was very easy to setup, integrate, configure and use with our existing data stack.

Pros

The ability to easily and conditionally schedule report exports in multiple formats targeted towards our business users.

Cons

I haven't encountered any cons so in terms of features or functions. The only gap one of our analysts identified so far is the ability to determine how a worksheet's final state came to be, specifically the exacts steps performed to created the worksheet like Power BI has.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Samuel H.

Sigma - Ease of use

2020-05-07

Sigma is a great way to share smaller sets of data. It allows me to prepare for my clients by pulling together reports quickly in an easy format.

Pros

The software is pretty easy and intuitive, except for the UI, at first.

Cons

Sometimes when I have put things into the CSV filter they end up in the wrong place.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Shawn H.

Sigma shaved 5 hours off my monthly reporting

2019-06-27

I used to run multiple database queries, dump the data out into Excel, do some manual sorting and manipulation of the data, and then build out pivot tables so that I could see trends month over month.

Pros

I love the ability to build out extra columns in my data visually, which lets me build pivot tables that I cannot even replicate in Excel.

Cons

I wish that there was a little more visual punch to the charts I can make.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Jordan S.

The BI tool of the future

2020-05-26

We previously had Looker as our BI tool and this is a HUGE improvement over that tool.

Pros

The visualization builder is also very user friendly and has made throwing together dashboards for internal or external use significantly easier.

Cons

A major bugbear of mine is that the filters don't seem to react to each other if there are multiple on a dashboard, they filter independently of other inputs.

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: Capterra
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martha q.

positively mixed feelings

2019-07-18

However, as self serve as it is I wish connecting tables and validating was more straightforward as a user.

Pros

In addition it has many options for how to export, which is great as I use excel for more complex files & google sheets for collaborating & sharing findings.

Cons

Load times to get to a report or filter can be killer for some reports that pull from many data sources, and have large amounts of information.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Joanne P.

Up and Coming Software

2020-06-01

[SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] have been great to work with and always ready to help us. Support is not an issue :-)

Pros

Integration with Snowflake, Ability to load data files, Ability to analyze large data sets, Excel like functions

Cons

Dashboards are a little quirky and limited on drill down capabilities; heat maps are missing; and other features expected in a BI tool; need more training options

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Sam J.

Incredibly Useful Tool for data analysis and workflow

2019-06-27

Pros

The speed with which I'm able to pull together disparate data and generate some useful insights. The Dashboard functionality has been particularly useful in creating reporting our teams can use with customers and prospects.

Cons

It's hard to keep everyone looking at the same version of a document, to view data, a document is created and generically named, so our folder system is getting very full and hard to navigate.

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
Helpful?   Yes   No
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