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Sisense

Business intelligence dashboard software


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Published 01/15/2015 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Sisense is a business intelligence and dashboard software that makes in-depth, large-scale data analysis and visualization accessible to all, regardless of business size and technological knowhow. The software can handle multiple, big data sets, joining data from multiple sources into a single repository. Sisense allows you to share key insights across the organization by building visual reports and interactive dashboards that can be shared and interacted with by all. The software lets any user query big data sets, providing speedy results on the data that matters to them.

Sisense uses built-in connectors to pull data from multiple sources, including: Excel files, Google Adwords and Analytics, CRMs and other organizational databases, and cloud apps. The selection of dashboard widgets and filters provided in Sisense let you build custom visualizations that match your data, such as: geographical maps, line charts, scatter plots, pie charts and more. Multiple widgets and advanced tools can be added to a single dashboards through drag-and-drop technology. Users can choose how they want to view data on the dashboard by using filters, custom views and by drilling down into the data.

Sisense lets you query big data and get results fast. You can combine terabytes of historical data, run thousands of simultaneous queries without compromising on speed and get answers within seconds. You can use the app to monitor the data in your dashboards, setting up alerts on new insights and updates, or scheduling automatic refreshes. Shared dashboards can also be tweaked, filtered, drilled into and saved by any user. Sisense is not restricted to use in the office, but also lets you check business intelligence while on the move though its mobile app.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Sisense was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Israel. The company compares itself to Robin Hood, claiming to bring business intelligence style justice to companies of all sizes and profit margins. The app is used by Fortune 500 companies and startups alike, with bigger clients including eBay, Booking.com, Sony, Samsung, and NASA. Sisense have received a significant amount of media coverage in recent years, having been discussed in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and TechCrunch. The app has won numerous awards including the World Technology Award in 2013 and the CRN 25 Coolest Emerging Vendors in 2014.

What are the differences to other apps?

Sisense differentiates itself from other BI apps by providing a tool that offers Big Data analysis to all companies, regardless of size and resources. The app is not exclusively built for specialist data analysts or tech-savvy users, but can be used by people with any level of technological knowhow. The data visualization and interactive dashboards can be shared and used by thousands of users. Furthermore, Sisense is a full stack solution that lets you work with datasets of any size; unlimited amounts of queries, reports and dashboards; and any number of users.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Sisense lets you build interactive dashboards that combine a number of data visualization widgets in one screen - such as graphs, pie charts, line charts, scatter plots, gauges and maps. The customization tools and filters let you create visually engaging representations of data that are easily digestible. Data widgets can be moved around using drag and drop, views can be changed using filters, multiple views can be combined for a bigger picture, or data sets can be drilled into for more granular results. Sisense is also fully functional on all mobile devices.

How does the registration process work?

You can sign up for a free trial of Sisense via their website by clicking on the Free Trial button on the top righthand corner of the page. This will generate a pop-up form that you need to fill in with your email, name, company and phone number. You can also request a one-to-one demo via the website.

What does it cost to use the application?

Sisense offers pricing quotes based on request. You can request a quote via the pricing page on the website. License are annual so as to scale with your business.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Sisense is designed for businesses of all sizes, regardless of their budget and whether they have an in-house data analyst or IT team. The app is perfect for companies who want to combine data from multiple sources and share it with multiple users who can interact with this data regardless of their technical know-how.

Due to its ability to analysis big data from multiple sources and be used simultaneously by thousands of users, Sisense is an enterprise-level BI tool that can be afforded by smaller companies. The app is used across 49 countries by business in all industries, from retail, to hospitality, to technology.

  • Combine large data sets from multiple sources into one centralized repository
  • Query large data sets without needing technical knowledge
  • Choose data visualization widgets to match data, such as: graphs, charts, gauges and maps
  • Drag and drop many data visualization widgets to one dashboard
  • Share dashboards with 1,000’s of users
  • Users can query, drill into, filter and select different views of data
  • Monitor live data, schedule refreshes or set up alerts for when data is updated


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