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Benefits and Insights

Why use Sisense?

Key differentiators & advantages of Sisense

  • Resource Efficient: Sisense's In-Chip technology maximizes the resources that already exist in a machine by determining the best use of a machine’s capacity to store, compress and access more data faster. Sisense is able to move data 50-100 times faster than in-memory solutions by utilizing the memory available in the CPU. 
  • Performance: Sisense is designed with a scalable, memory-optimized columnar database that can handle terabytes of data and dozens of concurrent queries. This makes it easy for non-techies to join data from multiple sources and build interactive visualizations and reports. 
  • Faster Response: The product uses Crowd Accelerated BI technology to break each query into Query Blocks and each Query Block is cached individually. This results in a quicker response to the new queries and keeps the cache efficient even as the number of users and queries grow. 
  • Single-Stack Architecture: Sisense is built on a single-stack architecture and thus ensures to be an end-to-end BI software providing Database, ETL, Analytics, and Visualizations. 
  • AI-based Anomaly Detection: Sisense Pulse uses machine learning to continuously monitor KPI's, automatically detect anomalies and instantly alert right people and teams, as soon as something changes. Sisense Boto incorporates machine learning to instantly uncover valuable insights within various messaging platforms like slack, skype and messenger. 
  • Cloud, Hybrid and On-Premise BI: Sisense provides cloud, hybrid and on-premise deployment models. 
  • Embeddable: Sisense's embedded analytics enhances the functionality and flexibility of a third party application by easy integration through open API framework, full customization and white-labeling options.
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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).
Maintenance Cost
  • There are no additional costs for training or to maintain the software.
  • For each pricing plan, there are free levels of support. For instance, for companies enrolled in the Business or Business+ price tier, support tickets are included. And companies enrolled in the Business+ plan get remote assistance and a personal specialist free of charge.
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
Pricing Details
Product Name Description Price/Details
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?
  • On-premise
  • Cloud-based/SaaS
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
Product Limitations

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
Competitors

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

Sisense Reviews

The following reviews for Sisense are taken from the SelectHub ReviewFeed which collects and aggregates reviews from across a variety of online review platforms such as Capterra, Software Advice, Gartner Peerinsights, PC Mag and G2 Crowd.

Education
100 - 499
n/a
Capterra
Okay product
It has good graphics and good color in the content
How hard it is to get customer service support
Transportation & Logistics
500 - 999
n/a
Capterra
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.
Education
1000 - 2499
n/a
Capterra
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.
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