Sisense Features

Sisense

BI & dashboard software for multiple, large data sets

4.53/5 (356 reviews)

Sisense Features In Depth

Unifying Data

Sisense takes data from multiple sources into account, and unifies that data into centralized dashboards. The solution provides users of all technical skill levels with tools they can use to combine data into single repositories.

To begin combining large data sets from multiple sources into a single dashboard, you just need to drag-and-drop that data into Sisense’s platform. Using Sisense’s built-in connectors, you can join data sources and formats including Excel, Google AdWords and Analytics, information from your CRM, and any other organizational databases your company uses.

Building Dashboards

Interactive dashboards are designed by users with dashboard widgets. Using these widgets, Sisense enables users to select the best visualizations of their data. A few of the visualization types that users can choose from include geographical maps, gauges to measure KPIs, line charts, scatter plots, and pie charts.

Once your data has been dragged-and-dropped into the platform, begin designing your dashboard based on your own unique needs and preferences. Select the widgets you want and place each of those widgets in the precise page location that makes the most sense for your needs. Individual dashboards can hold many widgets and filters. You can add or remove these widgets and filters with a single click.

Visualizing Data

Detailed data visualizations provide companies with the insights they need when making strategic decisions. With Sisense’s data visualization toolset, businesses are able to generate dynamic visuals and interactive business intelligence reports. Users can change their queries by clicking on any section of a graph or chart, and they can drill down to see underlying reports when reviewing the impact that small details are having on the bottom line.

Data visualization tools allow you to graphically represent the data you’ve collected with charts, rather than number-heavy lists. Because Sisense is self-service, you’re able to visualize your data and create meaningful reports on your own, without relying on an IT department for support. Sisense also formats your data correctly, ensuring that it’s ready for whichever type of visualization you select.

Sharing Insights

What use is a business intelligence solution if users can’t share it with key decision makers within their organizations? Sisense offers extensive sharing tools, enabling users to quickly share interactive dashboards with colleagues and build upon existing reports by adding additional information.

Live connections ensure that you and your colleagues are able to monitor your dashboards in real-time. With Sisense, you can even set up alerts to notify you when certain events have occurred. As an admin, you have the option to allow varying levels of access to specific users within your organization. You can also play interactive dashboards through your mobile devices.

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Budgeting/Forecasting
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Sisense Feature Reviews

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

Elmira R.

Reporting Freedom

2018-02-02

Moving reporting from Analytics to users, automation of management reporting, greater insight into the business performance

Pros

Ability to connect multiple data sources, great tools for data enrichment and user administration.

Cons

There is nothing that I could say that I like least of this software, it is very cutting edge and continue improving with every version.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Benjamin S.

Verified Reviewer

Solid BI Platform, great client-side / customer features. Excited to see what comes next

2016-11-29

Sisense is allowing us to turn our existing set of table-based reports into a powerful set of dashboards that bring BI analytics to all our customers.

Pros

Very good UI for design and manipulation of data sources. Simple setup and deployment, really does make going from nothing to great looking data dashboards lightning fast.

Cons

Needs better support for software development lifecycle models, (e.g. dashboard versioning, widget repository)

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Sisense

Solid as an enterprise class BI solution. Strains a little bit when being used as a multi-organization solution. Sisense team is incredibly responsive and forthcoming, which gives us great confidence that the product will do nothing but improve to address current deficiencies of the platform.

Source: GetApp
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Maayan P.

Great product. Easy to create and share dashboards, though complicated data modeling.

2018-06-17

Greatly embedded dashboards, simple sharing, and collaboration, embedded analytics for new products.

Pros

Easy to create, share and embed dashboards. Mashing up data from multiple resources is done easily.

Cons

Complicated data modeling and lack of API documentation.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Financial Services company, 11-50 employees)

Bring business decision making back to IT.

2019-02-04

Very good post sales support, excellent self-help / self training tools.

Pros

Flexibility of defining data sources. Speed of processing.

Cons

Hyper focus on dash-boarding and analytics ONLY.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Dave R.

The very best BI platform that I have worked with hands down.

2018-03-07

Sisense allowed us to implement complex analytics solutions with data acquisition from many data sources . The overall performance of the ElastiCube and out of the box data adapters gave us the tools we needed.

Pros

It's great no to have to have any fat client foot print on any of our workstations or mobile devices.

Cons

In particular, being able to produce columnar multi page reports on the same platform would be a killer capability.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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W S.

Big data for ordinary people.

2016-12-27

Sisense provides a platform for ETL, and web-based dashboard design that works really well.

Pros

Reasonably simple dashboard design.

Cons

A Sisense dashboard is fairly easy to spot even if white labeled.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Sisense

Download the demo and allow one of the engineers at SiSense to build a custom browser based analytics tool quickly.

Source: Software Advice
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Sebastian W.

Solid BI Tool, but difficult to use

2019-04-22

Really good tool, but not a big fan of usability. ( I am an end user, not building my own SQL reports).

Pros

The tool also runs pretty quick no matter how much data/graphs you run in a dashboard.

Cons

The filtering should be set up similar to Google Analytics with pre-set fields e.g. data ranges compared to date ranges in the past.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Srinidhi M.

Great Dashboard tool - Sisense

2018-10-08

I have been using Sisense for quite sometime mainly for dashboard purpose where one can view their company’s performance updated in the real time. One stand out feature is that it can process huge data from different sources like a boss.

Pros

It can easily process up data from multiple different data sources. Tool is self explanatory and it is easy to generate dashboard Beautiful visualization capabilities.

Cons

Missing a few critical connectors (e.g.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Sandeep P.

Open Source vs Sisense? Well Sisense wins

2015-04-25

Pros

I've been building dashboard by using open source tools for data upload and building frontend reports.

Cons

Hence if the source data is not exactly in table format, ETL needs to be written seperately

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Sisense

You need quick, easy, click-to-action kind of tool to create dashboard, Sisense is a straight yes.

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Greg P.

Able to get BI up and Running from Multiple Sources relatively easily

2017-10-31

Value for money solution

Pros

Sisense is used in our organisation to perform the following tasks: - Bring together data from multiple data sources (mysql databases, google spreadsheets, google analytics, web analytics tools) - Dashboarding - various sales/metric dashboards are displayed around the office on large plasma screens.

Cons

Drag and drop dashboards also mean there is less customization of dashboards.

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Thalhathul A.

Sisense is a great tool! Very easy to learn, implement and explore :-)

2018-02-21

Pros

- Integrated data connectors joining multiple data sources and formats - Integrates with external web sites or web applications - Integrates with web portals - Interactive browser-based dashboards - Removes limitations to data size - Use Single-Sign-On to keep a single authentication mechanism - Wide range of widgets such as gauges, charts, and graphs - Can be set up and used entirely in-house - Centralized data hub - Complex business queries without programming or SQL writing - Consolidates, stores, and accumulates data - Data mash-ups - Data unification - Drag-and-drop user interface - Intuitive `script-less user interface - Embed entire dashboards or individual widgets - Enables to deliver interactive terabyte-scale analytics - Exports data to CSV, PDF, Excel, Images and other formats - Eye-grabbing visualization - Filters data by dropping fields on the canvas - Handles data at scale on a single commodity server - Identifies critical metrics using filtering, calculations

Cons

Managing the elasticube was little difficult as it sometimes hangs while performing various activities.

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Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Vikram U.

Sisense helps in making sense out of data.

2018-11-07

Less time involved in data aggregation.. more time on Data analysis.

Pros

Great Analytical and Data visualization tool

Cons

Plugins that that are on the community are not tested before rolling out. Lots of bugs. Insufficient add ins.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Clementina F.

Amazing tool

2019-02-15

Combining data from different data sources, drilling is a great feature because you don't have to create another report, the data is just there, live

Pros

what I like most about Sisense is its elasticity, the fact that is super visual, intuitive, easy to use, and also having available all the documentation and a live community, the training videos are very informative!

Cons

It would be fantastic if you could switch the elastic cube visualization (on the cloud version) from connecting dots to tables (desktop version)

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Amy R.

Powerful, intuitive BI tool

2018-04-23

A solid tool that can bring multiple data sources together and visualize on one dashboard.

Pros

- Multi-level data security - Easy to customize through the Rest API - User ability to create custom fields at the ElastiCube level - Drill down capabilities, filtering options and interactive widgets to visualize the data - Ability to crunch large data sets - Wide variety of plugins

Cons

- Limited flexibility to the types of joins within the ElastiCube manager - Cookie cutter on-boarding process

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Logan G.

Sisense brought data visibility to our company

2018-06-25

Data Visibility, Self-service reporting

Pros

Sisense is easy to set up and use, the user interface is intuitive and responsive.

Cons

Some of the data connectors can be difficult to use.

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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Jason L.

Easy to use

2016-09-13

Pros

Easy to use to quickly manipulate data from multiple data sources.

Cons

Dashboard visually can have better tools to give more control over small details.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering Sisense

Great if you want to quickly implement BI, even without advanced skills. If you do have advanced data skills then you can use them to utilize it derive even more value.

Source: Software Advice
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Denis P.

High performance and great usability

2019-02-18

Our company developed an OEM and white-labeled version of Sisense, providing advanced analytics mostly for retail companies in Brazil.

Pros

High performance with huge amounts of data and multiple tables, scalability for thousands of users, very simple to create and publish advanced data models and dashboards, no need to pre-aggregate data, no need to use additional ETL tools or to create an external and expensive data warehouse.

Cons

There is always room to improve and Sisense use to release new versions and functionalities every quarter or so, but I can say I am pretty satisfied and impressed so far.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Iris M.

Versatile BI

2017-11-15

Pros

Great visualization and easy dashboard design.

Cons

Not always great at handling/exporting text data. Data visualization in pivots don't export to PDF well

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Software Advice
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Carol S.

Powerful Tool!

2019-09-18

Sisense helps users get answers they need about data faster and easier than going through the IT department.

Pros

A user can create a report quickly.

Cons

Exporting of dashboard to use in powerpoint is not as easy as we would like.

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

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Rafiq S.

So far the relationship is good

2017-10-26

Pros

Performing analytics large set of data.

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Brandan S.

Great overall experience

2017-08-18

Data analytics and insight

Pros

What I like most about this software is the customer support. Onboarding and working with a customer support manager has been an amazing experience.

Cons

The software has some catching up to do compared to companies like Microsoft. Without copying ideas from other platforms they need to advance and make the program more user friendly.

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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Anonymous
(Market Research company, 1001-5000 employees)

As we look to roll out to

2018-06-05

The ability to access data & reporting from multiple systems within one tool.

Pros

Ease of use especially when it comes to building widgets Customer Support & Professional Services Implementation Support

Cons

Accessing Netsuite data through ODBC has been a bit of a challenge if you are not 100% familiar with the data structure Some of the widget labels that need to be updated/maintained via script can be challenging to a novice user (non-technical user)

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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Courtney M.

Great platform with even greater customer service

2018-02-08

This is an affordable option and great for empowering end users to make decisions using their data across platforms and sources.

Pros

So far, our clients have been very satisfied with Sisense, not only for its dashboarding capabilities but other features including Pulse notifications.

Cons

While completely possible, there is a learning curve if you have not previous connected to these platforms via an API connection.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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ANNE S.

Fast, easy, and powerful

2019-11-07

We use Sisense to enable our company to view and understand data better.

Pros

Intuitive data interface.

Cons

Also, it can be challenging when you are ready to implement advanced analytics.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Rick K.

Simple, powerful and great interface

2016-09-15

The simplicity to connect to multiple data sources and intergreat with our security makes pushing out dashboard a snap.

Pros

Easy to use and setup.

Cons

Loose the format when downloading CSV files.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Recommendations to others considering Sisense

Great product and easy to use. Very cost effective.

Source: Capterra
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