Who Uses This Software?

From emerging startups to established enterprises, with the ability to scale and grow as your business does.


Average Ratings

95 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Sisense
  • www.sisense.com
  • Founded 2004
  • Israel

About This Software

Sisense is the only business intelligence software that makes it easy for users to prepare, analyze and visualize complex data. Sisense provides an end-to-end solution for tackling growing data sets from multiple sources, that comes out-of-the-box with the ability to crunch terabytes of data and support thousands of users--all on a single commodity server. Sisense has already won over the hearts of some of the worlds leading, most data-intensive companies, including eBay, Henry Schein, NASA


Features Checklist

  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Ad Hoc Reports
  • Benchmarking
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Dashboard
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Visualization
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • OLAP
  • Performance Metrics
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Profitability Analysis
  • Strategic Planning
  • Trend / Problem Indicators

Product Reviews

Happy with Sisense

Mar 23, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I'm using Sisense for 6 months now, I am the main designer in my company. We didn't used to look at data so much and the process wasn't too efficient. People in my company are now getting used to making decisions based on data, and they are using the dashboards of Sisense more and more. I am really enjoying it.

Beautiful representation

Jan 06, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: An ideal tool for management who wants to see the results without getting intimidated by the complexity of the numbers. It has support for all kinds of graphs. You can visualize and analyze results easily even for complex data.

SiSense Review

Dec 28, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: SiSense has been a very valuable tool to merge disparate data sources to provide intelligence to our team.

Sisense Review

Dec 16, 2016
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I have been using this product for three months to create dashboards embedded in our software products to be used by our clients. Sisense is a powerful tool, albeit it has a number of drawbacks. The tool is quite clunky to work with, as it lags when creating dashboards with big datasets. It also seems to break down every once in a while.

Great for aggregating sales data

Dec 15, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: We use Sisense for pipeline reporting, tracking sales numbers and territories. It's great to have multiple dashboards for different stakeholders in our company.

Consultant Uses Sisense

Dec 08, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I have a consultant that utilizes Sisense so i've been researching it. From a usability standpoint it is just as good as many others, however it doesn't appear to be quite as easy to set up on the back end as some of the other tools I've used. ANYTHING is better than the POS we had before this though, so I'm still happy with it!

Sisense Review

Dec 05, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This product has a well-developed data engine which makes it relatively easy to link all of your data sources and build out custom tables when needed.

Cons: The exporting options are lacking control. The admins should have the ability to format the output when they want to export the data at the dashboard level. If you could redesign the layout of the PDF to generate a professional document for sharing, that would have been helpful.

Overall: Sisense is very intuitive, which allows for quick implementation and limited training needed to get your audience using the product.This alone is a Big Plus. The BI Portal gives you direct access and visibility into real-time performance metrics for coaching and performance improvement. Sisense allows you to have clear business-driven BI Dashboards to allow executive level management to make clear educated decisions.

Recommendations to other buyers: NO

Sisense - Bringing A Company's Data Forward

Nov 07, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Ease of use, performance speed, customer support

Overall: Sisense is a fantastically intuitive platform to bring all of your company's data together without the need for an IT/Dev department. Even though the understanding of your data is required you do not need programming skills to be able to build a model of you data. The front end is very easy to use and once your model is ready constructing a insightful dashboard can take minutes not months.

Sisense BI Single Stack

Nov 07, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use

Cons: Easy to create build erros

Overall: Using Sisense as been a simple process compared to Other BI soulutions which i have used and has enabled us to. Deliver valuable real time reports to our business in a short sprint agile framework.

Recommendations to other buyers: Try to organize data as much as possible before loading into the Elasticubes

User-friendly!

Nov 07, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Sisense is very easy to use for anyone who is not good at IT or data analytics. It makes the data easy to analysis and will help any finance analyst. It is also user - friendly and has a very good impact on the business by allowing people to view the dashboards and understand the data and KPIs more easily. By allowing everyone to get access to data and share it with anyone, it helps the business to be more dynamic!

Very flexible BI platform

Nov 07, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Sisense gives us a cost effective way of merging multiple data sources, from web traffic to our own mySQL data sources. The ETL capabilities are very strong, enabling calculation and maintenance of complex KPIs. Dashboard design and management is also well featured with strong visualization options. Sisense provides a very good end to end BI solution for us.

Easy to Use & Powerfull

Oct 27, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Sisense allows all our business units to take data based decisions in order to accelerate our growth.

Easy and Intuitive

Oct 26, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Great experience, Sisense is the most intuitive and easy to use software we have tested. It is bringin insights and data visualization to the next level that our company needed. Just try and see :-)

Great staff, easy to use

Oct 26, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Client side very intuitive, easy to use, and great visualization.
Maayan very professional and helped us a lot.

Amazing product, great team to work with, highly recommend!!!

Oct 24, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The ability to turn raw data into a cube with endless possibilities for data analysis. The software has the end user in mind each step of the way, so there is no need for dedicated IT staff to work on the project.

Overall: Sisense made the entire transaction an enjoyable one! Their sales team was extremely accommodating and patient as we requested several demonstrations and extensions to our trial license. They even attended a meeting with our internal stakeholders to answer any questions that might arise. Transition from Sales to Onboarding was seamless with no gap in productivity. We were even able to use the dashboards created during the decision process for immediate use in our production environment. Our onboarding specialist was very knowledgeable and easy to work with. The product sells itself with its flexibility, ease of use, and user interface! It takes the requirement of having dedicated IT staff and puts the ability to analyze data in the hands of the user who knows the data best! We are excited to finish developing our dashboards and roll them out to the project managers in our company!

Simple, powerful and great interface

Sep 15, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Easy to use and setup.

Cons: Loose the format when downloading CSV files.

Overall: Working with Sisense has been a great experience. We have been able to manage approximately 75 dashboards and reports with a team of 2. The simplicity to connect to multiple data sources and intergreat with our security makes pushing out dashboard a snap.

Recommendations to other buyers: Great product and easy to use. Very cost effective.

Excellent product

Aug 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Basically everything can be achieved, the elastic cube is really powerful. We love the custom sql function!

Cons: It's really not a turnoff, but I think frontend-wise it could be a bit more flexible in mixing up columns and rows and in having a direct css file

Overall: Since the moment they gave us the demo (based on our own data) it looked obvious how professional the guys at Sisense are. They were able to fulfill all our requests and the training period went flawlessly.

Great BI platform! Upgrades on monthly basis!

Jul 25, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Simple and easy to use.

Cons: Performance of the website may not be fast enough when returning charts with lots of data

Overall: We have installed and set it up in running in about a month. In 3 months time, we have analytics available for senior management. Support has been great and they have been really quick in responding to our questions during the launch phase.

Brilliant product

Jul 01, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Performance and ease of use

Cons: Customizing the UI is a bit cumbersome

Overall: Sisense is a brilliant package for that cost and functionality it renders. The team of in-mem and columnar makes it a power packed punch!

Recommendations to other buyers: Go for Sisense, its brilliant!

Better Insight in Higher Ed

Jun 21, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Flexibility, power ease of use for end user.

Cons: You really need good SQL skills to take full advantage

Overall: Great experience. We use lots of different systems, so reporting across them is really difficult. The power, flexability and speed of the sisense software ar top notch.

Functions I needed are built in and I can build extra customizations easily

Jun 14, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Ability to access JavaScript layer directly and the API capabilities

Cons: ETL functionality is still a bit lacking so we've added on a separate ETL product to pre-process our data

Overall: Sisense has sped up the cycle from ideation to deployment. In the past we were caught in long development or BA research cycles. With Sisense our business users can make most of the dashboards then need out of the box. We can sit together and immediately visualize vs contemplating what could happen with a few weeks of effort

Recommendations to other buyers: The Sisense product delivers tangible results quickly without requiring professional services. Other products we looked at failed in this.

BI Made Easy

Jun 14, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use, fast to implement. Great support.

Cons: Needs a tests environment.

Overall: Our company has many different data sources. SiSense made it easy to integrate data and present a seamless interface to our users.

Recommendations to other buyers: Support forums and training videos are very informative and helpful.

Easy to use solution for the junior to the experienced BI team members

Jun 14, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: I've encountered Sisense in my new workplace. Before that, I had no experience with user friendly BI solutions, the on-boarding process (and my own hands-on experience) gave me a good starting point, from which I've been learning and developing.
From data setting, to the actual usage of the dashboards, the interface and the supporting services, Sisense are really going out of their way to make it easy for you to handle your data. I'm sure that any position in your organization, from the most experienced BI expert to the most common user, will handle it and will manage to fetch realization out of it.

Developping a BI tool has never been that simple

May 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We developed our first BI solution in couple weeks ! Sisense team was so available and proactive during the whole project so different with other BI tool editor (I have been working with two of the main rapid BI pure player in my past experience). Their website and support are full of useful informations, and you can totally manage your project with tutorial or developers comments and tips. Besides that, their onboarding process enable to spend time on very specific questions and they always find a solution to make your BI dreams come true. Great tool, great team, great people !

Amazingly easy, fast & powerful. Great for focused insight creation & deployment. Mobile friendly

May 12, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Sisense distinguishes itself from an increasingly crowded marketplace with a phenomenally easy to use, fast, seamlessly integrated product. Its Elasticube server/database provides a single point ETL, Data warehouse and semantic layer rolled into one. Building a usable data model is a cakewalk compared to other products out there. Transparency and flexibility of the model is outstanding. You can easily see underlying data, create custom calculation fields using traditional SQL, preview data at will, and make changes quickly without worrying about "breaking" the data warehouse.

Sisense Elasticubes accommodate multiple concurrent data sources from a variety of database types including traditional, cloud and big data. Not to mention, you can join on key fields even from Excel and CSV flat files. You may run into some slowness based on data volumes and refresh frequencies.

Installation is a breeze. Download the package from their website, tweak your installation parameters and let it go. No additional scripts or components. No additional servers to be set up. This is a single machine-install that uses every drop of juice your server can provide. Make sure you choose upper end of processor and memory specs.

Sisense's single web interface for designing individual visuals (charts, graphs, tables, etc) and dashboards is a pleasure to use. Whether you prefer building bottom-up or top-down, this is a truly easy interface to use as master. Filtering capability is remarkably well developed and scope/type of filters can be regulated without leaving the web page you are on. Visuals look great as they are, but if you want to tweak the look/feel and behavior of individual charts, all you need is a working knowledge of Javascript. Their website is remarkably rich with customization scripts, plugins and API libraries for most applications.

If your company uses Unix based servers, may be a challenge to use since primary install package is Windows. Your mileage may vary with their scalability and governance architecture - for purists and traditionalists their approach is not "conventional". I think they have eschewed clustering for a different approach. Confirm if this works for you - especially if you expect a growth in volume/users/complexity. Fidelity of report export format and scheduled report emailing need some polish. I hear the newer versions have fixed these issues. If these are important to you, check first. Definitions of ¿Enterprise Class¿ vary.

Great platform. Great service.

Apr 26, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We installed the software on a Windows instance on Amazon. The installation was really as easy as 1-2-3. We had our first cube up and running in literally no-time.
All throughout, Sisense's service was prompt and to the point, and tackled the few minor incidents we had with barely and wait time.

SiSense - embed Analytics

Apr 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: All in all it is a very good BI tool:
- single stack - you do not need to buy a chain of solutions to create a proper BI - you ETL, data engine, visualization tool and distribution of dashboards/reports with multi-layer security

pros:
- Very fast to process large data sets
- Very rich API & white-labelling which is perfect for embedding SiSense
- Clean and intuitive interface both on ETL and Data Visualization side
- Integration with R
- Very easily you can merge data from many very different data sources
- Lots of powerful plugins; engine itself allows quite easy and possibly limitless modifications

cons:
- some more advanced business functions still missing (like weeks in date fields) as native functionality but you can recreate them on your own
- certain embedding procedures could be better explained

I've worked with in-house implementation and with embedded one. I both cases SiSense is very fast in terms of delivering a ready working solution. Single Stack eliminates a lot of problems encountered with other tools in terms of combining ETL with Visualization tools. I strongly recommend trying SiSense as it is one of the easiest BI tools I've worked with.

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

Feb 04, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: 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 the old with the new. I also knew that we needed to run both systems in parallel to implement safely and smartly. All of these items were communicated to every vendor during the vetting process and for nearly a whole quarter- It was the incumbent verses the likes of SiSense, Tableau, Domo and others.

Ultimately, I chose SiSense based not only on the product's flexibility, but the company's "All-Hands-On-Deck" approach to understanding our business prior to telling us that it would do things that it couldn't. From the pre-contract "sales funnel" to the on boarding staff's attentiveness, there was patience and willingness to help us learn and embrace all feature sets helpful to the business.

In the end, I would and will use SiSense over and over again. For small to medium size businesses, the product is pretty straight forward using a quantitative and tenured employee or two. For larger, more complex installations, I do recommend having a web/app/dev type of staff member available during the initial build process, which is what I ultimately did, but ONLY due to the complexity of the metrics needed to run this particular business. Today, the product continues to take on new shapes and forms, especially as ad-hoc requests encourage reporting in ways deemed previously unattainable to this company.

Finally, with the continual attention to detail that SiSense provides to its clients, even during their own growth, I will gladly use and recommend this product for large, medium or small implementations across the foreseeable future.

Impressive dashboard, organized documentation and good support team

Jan 17, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: A well organized documentation and indicative product tutorials.
Easy to build an elasticube, the dashboard is very impressive but it require experience with Sisense and end to end training. support team is very kind and helpfull!

Easy to build your own Dashboards

Dec 30, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I built an entire company views for 5 departments in just two month.
really easy to use.
good support team and success managers

Great tool, super flexible

Dec 29, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Easy to get started, sometimes tough to come up with custom adjustments/solutions if technical knowledge is not in-house.

Good on-boarding support and Sisense experts are always on-hand to help out if needed.

Sisense provides a straightforward path to sharing dashboards

Dec 22, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We wanted a way to use our CRM's built in security schema to drive how we share our dashboards/visualizations. Sisense's "anonymous" login in feature allowed us to do that by letting us embed dashboards within the CRM framework. This feature also allowed us to be able to share the dashboards on a public webpage just as easily.

I found Sisense free of the clutter of user names, accounts and security options that we did not need and were trying to avoid with a BI product. It also provided crisp, clean visuals which I felt were lacking in some of the other products. It's been a perfect fit for our operation.

Ideal dashboard and analytics tool

Oct 28, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Easy to launch, very fast (in chip technology), great looking and easy to use.

Great Product.. Thumbs up

Oct 28, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Great product. Very easy to use. Within a few clicks one can convert a boring data into an impressive dashboard. Support is very good. Hardly any hiccups I've faced while using this product. With new updates regularly, Sisense is a boon...

Improve working efficiency, easy to manipulate

Sep 24, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pros:
Our company is using MySQL. Before Sisense we wrote queries to pull data, which is not very time efficient. With Sisense we could query data much faster and do lots of ad hoc analysis. Also worth to mention that Sisense allows to create custom table/field that gives us more capability to do advanced analysis. And the customer service is fantastic.

Cons:
Sisense doesn't have connections with statistical packages like R and SAS.

Vendor Response

by Sisense on December 15, 2015

Hi Zhihao, Just wanted to let you know that Sisense 6 includes integration with R. You can see everything that's new here: http://www.sisense.com/introducing-sisense-6/

SiSense Prism Review

Apr 28, 2010
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Awesome versatility and flexibility. Can be used to analyze virtually any kind of data. It's highly innovative ElastiCube technology provides a lot of leverage by being able to link multiple databases of differing formats together. Much more customization is possible by using the SQL expression window.

Cons: While it's certainly good enough to get you started, it needs more detailed documentation to outline more complex levels of functionality.

A less skilled user may need more help in this regard.

Overall: I'd give it 4.5 out of 5 stars. Once you've gotten it set up, it definitely pays off very quickly.

Documentation needs a bit of beefing up.

This product is a must to anyone who works with data retrieval, and needs a friendly GUI.

Jun 28, 2009
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Low Cost/Benefit: Provides 90% of my needs with a low Cost of acquisiton and implementation

Cons: Still missing some features as dynamic ranges.

Overall: This product is a must to anyone who works with data retrieval, and needs a friendly GUI to the Decision Makers.