Pentaho vs. Sisense

Pentaho is ranked 19th in Business Intelligence Tools with 4 reviews vs Sisense which is ranked 14th in Business Intelligence Tools with 8 reviews. The top reviewer of Pentaho writes "Helps us build decision supported systems". The top reviewer of Sisense writes "A very simple setup: Easy to download, install, and updates are pain free". Pentaho is most compared with Knowage, Tableau and Microsoft BI. Sisense is most compared with Tableau, Microsoft BI and Qlik Sense. See our Pentaho vs. Sisense report.
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Pros
Easy to use components to create the job.I use the BI Server, CDE Dashboards, Saiku, and Kettle, because these tools are very good and highly experienced.

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I have found the dashboard creating feature helpful.It has allowed me to move my data to the cloud.​Allows users to build their own solutions without as much reliance on technology staff.Ability to work with very large data sources without the limitations of Excel.The dashboard design interface is very intuitive and allows you to quickly and easily produce professional, innovative dashboards.No issues with stability. It is a very stable solution.A very simple setup: Easy to download, install, and updates are pain free.Support is very responsive and clearly one of the strengths of Sisense. I have always received a fast response and the staff is very helpful.

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Cons
Logging capability is needed.Version control would be a good addition.Pentaho, at the general level, should greatly improve the easy construction of its dashboards and easy integration of information from different sources without technical user intervention.

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They should improve the filters to create downloaded data by moving them to the top of the dashboard.I would like to see more development and growth for the support of Knowledge Base and Community forums.I would love to have more customization capabilities for building dashboards, especially in creating custom widget sizes.I would also like to be able to run a bursts of reports based on different field values with PDF output right in the tool, rather than filtering on each field value and generating each PDF manually.The initial version we purchased only ran on Windows servers, which was less than ideal for our DevOps team. I believe that has been remedied in the latest release.The administrative side of Sisense is a little cumbersome and confusing.Larger datasets will sometimes give a "Accumulated logs" error when trying to make minor changes. T

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19th
Views
34,065
Comparisons
10,816
Reviews
4
Followers
463
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14th
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14,832
Comparisons
4,096
Reviews
8
Followers
307
Avg. Rating
9.0
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Also Known As
Pentaho Business Analytics, Kettle
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Overview

Pentaho is an open source business intelligence company that provides a wide range of tools to help their customers better manage their businesses. These tools include data integration software, mining tools, dashboard applications, online analytical processing options, and more.

Pentaho has two product categories: There is the standard enterprise version. This is the product that comes directly from Pentaho itself with all of the benefits, features, and programs that come along with a paid application such us analysis services, dashboard design, and interactive reporting.

The alternative is an open source version, which the public is permitted to add to and tweak the product. This solution has its advantages, aside from the fact that it is free, in that there are many more people working on the project to improve its quality and breadth of functionality.

Sisense is an end-to-end business analytics software that enables users to easily prepare and analyze large, complex datasets. Sisense’s Single-Stack BI software includes data preparation, data management, analysis, visualization and reporting capabilities.

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Sample Customers
Cargo 2000 Lufthansa, Marketo, ModCloth, Cardiac Science, Telefonica, ExactTarget, Active Broadband Networks, and Brussels Airport.Ebay, WIX, Wave Accounting, ESPN.com, Magellan Luxury Hotel, Paylogic, Sony, Merck, EDA, One Hour Translation, NASA, Plastic Jungle, Philips, Yahoo
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm15%
Software R&D Company15%
Consumer Goods8%
Recruiting/Hr Firm8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm12%
Manufacturing Company7%
University7%
Transportation Company6%
REVIEWERS
University11%
Marketing Services Firm11%
Manufacturing Company11%
Retailer11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm12%
Marketing Services Firm12%
Manufacturing Company7%
Software R&D Company7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business47%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise33%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise31%
Large Enterprise51%
REVIEWERS
Small Business61%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise25%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise28%
Large Enterprise45%
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