Cost of Ownership
Cost Structure for Sisense BI:
|License/Subscription Cost||Annual license cost is based on tiers depending on the number of users. The first tier is the basic tier that allows up to 10 users. The second tier (Business) allows for up to 50 users, and the third tier (Business+) includes unlimited number of users (50 or more users).|
|Installation/Implementation Cost||The solution can be implemented in a short span of time as there are no additional hardware or servers to set up|
|Customization Cost||Dependent on functional requirements and specific needs of the organization|
|Data Migration Cost/Change Management/Upfront Switching Cost||Dependent on your current software, amount of data to be migrated, availability of migration tools, complexity of data and gaps between the existing system and the new system.|
|Training Cost||There are no additional costs for training or to maintain the software.|
|Recurring/Renewal Costs||Renewal cost is equivalent to the fees paid annually|
|Subscription Cost||What is the cost of the software?||Starts at $21,000 per annum for 5 users|
|Deployment Options||What options are available for product deployment?||
|Pricing Model||What is the pricing model?||Licensing Model|
|Minimum Commitment||Is there a minimum monthly or yearly commitment required for purchase?||Minimum annual commitment is required for purchase|
|Custom Quote||Is there an option of requesting custom quote?||Available|
|Free Trial||Does the vendor provide a free trial option?||Yes|
Some of the product limitations include:
- Does not support predictive modeling and analysis
- Dashboards do not support advanced visualizations such as 3D graphics
- UI of the mobile app is not user friendly
- Does not work well with complex and huge data sets
- Does not offer scheduled reports that can be sent via email so that users can consume reports outside of the online dashboard
QlikView: Starting at $1,350 per user
Microsoft Power BI: Starting at $9.99 per user per month
Tableau Server: Starting at $35 per user per month
It has good graphics and good color in the content
How hard it is to get customer service support
Sisense Gets Better With Every Upgrade
Built-in SQL Editor Quality Looking Reports Scheduled Emails
DB2 Connectivity is Lacking (ODBC only and seems flaky) Amounts of time are tricky License Required to email user even if they will never login
Their training videos are more like sales demos, but if you have a SQL background you'll catch on pretty quickly. Customer Service for specific issues is hit or miss. Bottom line, my execs get the data they need and it looks professional.
Easy to use and customizable, but pricey
Most intuitive data visualization software. Contains great ability to connect different data sources in the cubes and has faster querying capability than its competitors. They try their best to constantly be developing new techniques and are on the cutting edge.
Super pricey. The licensing alone is double that of its competition, but it is marketed as a full stack software. Additional users are more expensive than others, who have unlimited options available. Sales team is also very aggressive and pushy.
The experience was good. I'd say it would be worth it if we had the funding.