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Overview

Tableau helps people and organizations become more data-driven as the trusted leader in analytics.

Sisense data & analytics platform makes it incredibly easy to mashup data from across your entire data landscape and transform...

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  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
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  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

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User reviews

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6

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
98%
would recommend this app

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  • Ease of use
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98%
would recommend this app

Pros

There are two things about Tableau that make it outstanding- first- the ease of use in creating visualizations from your data and second, the simplicity in learning how to use it.
Helps me with great insights on my user base and other helpful items, but I know I'm not reaching my potential in it. Maybe a Tableau training could help it feel more valuable to me.
Great product, you can be as creative as you want and the possibilities are endless. You can make your graph more detailed than what you could do in Excel.

Pros

Sisense support is super helpful and extremely responsive. I fell like whenever I have a problem, it is being resolved quicker than I expect.
The support is outstanding and the account managers are always there making sure your experience is successful.
My Org has huge volume of data and easy and quick analysis on this huge data set made super easy by Sisense. Great Visualizations as well and amazing Tech-Support.

Cons

Large files takes a while to load and sometimes it will crash which is inconvenient. Since there is no auto-save function, you can lose your work if it crashes.
Due to my lack of familiarity in how to code, I was uncomfortable at first and found it difficult to learn.
M more a consumer of the analysis than a creator but we have been caught out when our data scientists accidentally did the wrong thing, and analysis showed something totally different to reality.

Cons

The error message in the elasticube are sometimes a little weird.
Difficult to understand the error messages. You need Sisense Support Team's at all times.
Some basic formatting options are missing that makes export to PDF a pain, no option to export to PDF. Some Java related stability issues and the function set has much room for improvement.
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Key features

  • Total features45
  • API
  • Access Control
  • Accounting Integration
  • Active Directory Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Application Integration
  • Audit Trail
  • Authentication
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Business Analysis
  • Business Intelligence
  • Categorization
  • Charting
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Collaborative Workspace
  • Content Library
  • Custom Charts
  • Custom Fields
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Connectors
  • Data Filtering
  • Data Import
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Mapping
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Transformation
  • Data Visualization
  • Database Integration
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Email Integration
  • Email Notifications
  • Employee Self Service
  • Filtered Views
  • Gantt Charts
  • Geographic Maps
  • Geolocation
  • Interactive Content
  • Metadata Management
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Monitoring
  • Multiple Data Sources
  • Multiple Projects
  • Offline Access
  • Permission Management
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Role Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Self Service Portal
  • Single Sign On
  • Task Management
  • Third Party Integration
  • Trend Analysis
  • Usage Tracking
  • User Management
  • Visual Analytics
  • Website Integration
  • Widgets
  • Total features46
  • API
  • Access Control
  • Accounting Integration
  • Active Directory Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Application Integration
  • Audit Trail
  • Authentication
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Business Analysis
  • Business Intelligence
  • Categorization
  • Charting
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Collaborative Workspace
  • Content Library
  • Custom Charts
  • Custom Fields
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Connectors
  • Data Filtering
  • Data Import
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Mapping
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Transformation
  • Data Visualization
  • Database Integration
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Email Integration
  • Email Notifications
  • Employee Self Service
  • Filtered Views
  • Gantt Charts
  • Geographic Maps
  • Geolocation
  • Interactive Content
  • Metadata Management
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Monitoring
  • Multiple Data Sources
  • Multiple Projects
  • Offline Access
  • Permission Management
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Role Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Self Service Portal
  • Single Sign On
  • Task Management
  • Third Party Integration
  • Trend Analysis
  • Usage Tracking
  • User Management
  • Visual Analytics
  • Website Integration
  • Widgets

Integrations

  • Total integrations159
  • Dropbox Business
  • Facebook
  • Google AdWords
  • Google Analytics
  • HubSpot CRM
  • LinkedIn
  • Mailchimp
  • Marketo Engage
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Optimizely
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • Tableau
  • Twitter
  • Wordpress
  • Xero
  • Zendesk
  • Total integrations21
  • Dropbox Business
  • Facebook
  • Google AdWords
  • Google Analytics
  • HubSpot CRM
  • LinkedIn
  • Mailchimp
  • Marketo Engage
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Optimizely
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • Tableau
  • Twitter
  • Wordpress
  • Xero
  • Zendesk

Security

  • Encryption of sensitive data at rest
  • HTTPS for all pages (web-based apps)
  • Reports/alerts for security breaches
  • Multifactor authentication options
  • Customer data removed upon service cancellation
  • Encryption of sensitive data at rest
  • HTTPS for all pages (web-based apps)
  • Reports/alerts for security breaches
  • Multifactor authentication options
  • Customer data removed upon service cancellation

User reviews that mention these apps

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
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  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Tableau

Review of Tableau Desktop/Server

Reviewed 2 years ago

I work in healthcare analytics and find Tableau great for the issues we face. We have clinical and business office Dashboards that everyone from executives to managers to techs are able to utilize to better inform their own analysis, workflows,and decision-making.

Pros

One of the best parts of this software is that Users can access a URL and view all of the Dashboards and data analytics needed. When it comes to visualizing metrics with filters on data at the highest or most granular level you can't beat Tableau.

Cons

If you have Users that need to access or download raw data Tableau isn't very intuitive. You can acheive this, but it's difficult for developers and users. It would be nice if dashboards also had no limit on height (you can't add multiple visuals in Tableau, only what worksheets fit on the Dashboard . In SiSense, you can add as many as you like which is very common for users I've interacted with.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Sisense

Requires good coding knowledge to make it worthwhile

Reviewed 9 months ago

We were trying to assess Sisense as a BI tool for the organization.

Pros

The tool looks great when it comes to feature and making charts using complex queries. Moreover, the integration with Python is another good thing.

Cons

The visualizations, in comparison to Tableau and Qlikview, are not that great. The simple drag and drop feature in Tableau makes it the preferred BI tool for a lot of users. Plus, the tool is really expensive one for startups and small organizations which require less number of licenses.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Sisense

An powerful, flexible BI tool using innovative ideas and technology

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Data source management is simple and easy to use yet allows for customization. Dashboards are fast, easy to navigate and very aesthetically pleasing.

Cons

Not yet web-based multi-user eCube management (coming soon), not quite as rich of a dashboard visualization capability and fine-control as Tableau (but improving),

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Sisense

Great tool with great results and ROI

Reviewed 4 years ago

Sisense have great customer support. It is clear that the success of this company operates from the inside out. They have the best and the brightest. I think the Sisense Community for users should release more creative content.

Pros

Ease of use, great features, and always evolving. Great ability to analyze and visualize complex data sets. Small learning curve.

Cons

I don't think it is as cost effective as other users make it out to be. Additionally I think this space is too crowded and Tableau / Power BI often beat them to the punch with certain features.

Overall Rating
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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Sisense

SiSense as an OEM Solution

Reviewed 4 years ago

We use SiSense as an OEM tool in place of a traditional OLAP deployment. We chose SiSense due to the out-of-the-box nature of the product, as it was quick to implement within our stack. By far, the most impressive part of SiSense has been their customer success team. Edan has been an incredible success manager for us - professional, responsive, and informed. He's managed expectations on our end exceptionally well and accurately and gotten us the help we needed when we needed it. He's the primary reason four this 4-star rating - he's been simply fabulous.

Pros

The dashboard creation wizard is pretty robust and fairly easy to use. You will need an SME within the organization - this isn't a tool that I would simply throw at someone and expect them to learn in a few weeks, but that's largely due to the wide range of capabilities the tool has. However, the wizard is much more intuitive compared to a tool like Tableau. The UI of the dashboards is beautiful and offers a nice range of customization features. It's a much prettier dashboard than Tableau. Finally, the ability to write custom Javascript for formatting preferences has proven to be a very nice feature.

Cons

The cube processing itself is quite limited - this is not a big data tool. Cube builds on our dataset take almost two hours. Part of this has to do with our Elasticube design being suboptimal, but I would argue that just provides evidence that you need a very technical SME within your organization who has experience designing OLAP models. My major objection is pricing - they charge on multiple vectors; by cube and also by a user. It's complex and the costs ramp up very quickly. I wish they'd pick one vector to price on, as it would make both budgeting and affordability much better.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Sisense

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

Reviewed 3 years ago

Value for money solution

Pros

Able to get a demo up very quickly - basically a full functioning demo product. 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. Individual users...

Cons

Drag and drop dashboards also mean there is less customization of dashboards. Not as flexible as Tableau. If you get your data model wrong the product can hang - you need to self-verify your work. Which you should. Not sure how it performs with truly big data sets.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Sisense

The best full stack BI solution on the market

Reviewed 3 years ago

100's of thousands in cost savings from automation and resource redundancies.

Pros

Quick to deploy, easy to use, and you can manage both the front end and the back end from a web portal. No more vpn into a server somewhere! We throw millions of rows of data at Sisense and it still keeps working like a champ! Having tried Domo, Tableau and others in the past Sisense was the first real full stack solution that got us out of our data issues and into a centralized source of truth with reporting. We have effectively saved 100's of thousands of dollars each year in automation and efficiencies alone!

Cons

Would love to see more widgets and customization options in the future. Some of the administrative features could be more robust as well.

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    Sisense

    SiSense is a clear winner in a cluttered field of BI and data analysis tools

    Reviewed 6 years ago

    We spent about 6 weeks analyzing and trialing various BI tools. Qlikview, tableau, Tibco, Birst, Domo .. I could go on. SiSense blew us away in all aspects. It is so far ahead of competing software platforms in nearly every way. Their pricing model is straight forward and simple to understand (the same could not be said for Qlikview especially - who try to sell via resellers). But most importantnly...

    Pros

    - Incredibly flexible - Elasticube allows data manipulation at the table level and creation of custom fields - Low overhead - Accessible on any device - without the need for apps - Incredible support - Transparent pricing structure

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    Sisense

    Advanced Product Capable of Running Big or Small. Quickly Scalable. Fast.

    Reviewed 5 years ago

    I had first introduced SiSense to a Midwest business in Ohio. It is a nice sized firm focused on Revenue Cycle Management for Radiology Practices across all 50 States in desperate need of modernizing both the look and feel of their current set-up, as well as the functionality. While knowing reporting upgrades were necessary, I knew that whatever the choice, I needed to be absolutely precise when replacing...

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