Sisense - Top 13 Alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Dec 14, 2021

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Sisense competes with other business intelligence systems such as QlickView, Domo, and Tableau Desktop. We will compare these business intelligence systems in some specific aspects below.
  • Functionality: Sisense offers features like Embed, Analytics, Clouds, integrations, Agility management, and customization. When compared to its alternatives, Domo offers data integration, BI and analytics (available in Sisense & QlikView), intelligent apps (available in Sisense), embedded analytics (available in Sisense & QlikView). QlikView offers mobility and reporting (unavailable in Sisense), interactive dashboards, self-service visualization (lacking in Sisense).
  • Customers/Industries: Sisense targets business analysts in Healthcare, Manufacturing, Financial Services, Retail, Technology, Pharma & Life Sciences. Companies with business analysts who use Sisense are PRG, Air Canada, Crisis text line, Crunchbase, etc. Domo targets financial industries, manufacturing, and retail. Companies with business analysts using Domo are The New York Times, eBay, DHL, Comcast, DellEmc, Telus, etc. Qlick View targets business analysts in industries like Healthcare, Financial Services, Retail, Manufacturing, High Tech, Public Sector, Energy and Utilities, Communications, Life Sciences, Consumer Products, etc. Tableau Desktop targets business analysts in industries like Communication & Media, High Technology, Sports Management, Energy & Resources, Banking, Insurance, Wealth Management, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Associations & Non-Profits, Education, Government, Consumer Goods, Retail & Wholesale, Services, etc.
  • Cost: The license cost information for Sisense is unavailable on the official website of the company. According to ITQlick expert cost research, Sisense is cost-rated at 2/5, which means it is a low-cost business intelligence software. The rating system considers this software rated 1-2 as low-cost and 4-5 as high cost. Tableau Desktop starts at $70/user/month billed annually. Tableau Desktop offers a free trial. The license cost information for Domo and QlickView is unavailable.
  • Cloud-based/On-premise: Sisense and its alternatives are cloud-based.
  • Popularity: Sisense (2004) is privately held with over 2,000 top companies worldwide who infuse analytics with it. When compared to its alternatives, Domo (2010) is publicly traded under the Nasdaq using the DOMO symbol. Qlick View (1993) is a privately held company with over 50,000 customers. Tableau Desktop is a Salesforce (1993) subsidiary publicly traded on the NYSE with the CRM symbol.
  • Support: Sisense and its alternatives share similar support channels like email/help desk, FAQs/forum, a knowledge base, and Chat. All the alternatives offer Phone support and a 24/7 live rep which is lacking in Sisense.

2021's Top Sisense Alternatives

Here are the top 4 alternatives to Sisense that are worth checking out: QlikView for SMBs, SuiteAnalytics for large size business, SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse for growing companies, and Helical Insight for startups and SMBs.

ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100 score, based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing pricing Score is a 1 to 10 score, based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
Functionality
Review
Compare
Sisense
ITQlick rating
4.6/5
Score
94/100
Pricing
4/10
License pricing
$83 per user/month
Functionality
35
Best for SMBs
QlikView
ITQlick rating
4.3/5
Score
95/100
Pricing
3/10
License pricing
$30 per user/month
Functionality
15
Best for Enterprise
SuiteAnalytics
ITQlick rating
4.1/5
Score
94/100
Pricing
3/10
License pricing
$499 per month + $99 per user
Functionality
10
Growing
SAP
ITQlick rating
3.3/5
Score
91/100
Pricing
3.6/10
License pricing
Pricing not available
Functionality
5
Review
Free version
Helical
ITQlick rating
4.7/5
Score
85/100
Pricing
5.2/10
License pricing
Has a free version
Functionality
11

1. QlikView - Best for SMBs

QlikView is an alternative Business Intelligence software, QlikView installed on-premises or used cloud based, Sisense can be used on-premises and on the cloud. QlikView, with a pricing score of 3 is considered less expensive to implement than Sisense with a score of 4.

QlikView is rated 4.3 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (QlikView offers 15 main features). compare head to head: QlikView Vs Sisense

2. SuiteAnalytics - Best for Large Business

SuiteAnalytics is an alternative Business Intelligence software, SuiteAnalytics installed on-premises or used cloud based, Sisense can be used on-premises and on the cloud. SuiteAnalytics, with a pricing score of 3 is considered less expensive to implement than Sisense with a score of 4.

SuiteAnalytics is rated 4.1 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (SuiteAnalytics offers 10 main features). compare head to head: SuiteAnalytics Vs Sisense

3. SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse - Best for Growing Companies

SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse is an alternative Business Intelligence software, SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse installed on-premises, Sisense can be used on-premises and on the cloud. SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse, with a pricing score of 3.6 is considered less expensive to implement than Sisense with a score of 4.

SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse is rated 3.3 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (SAP offers 5 main features). compare head to head: SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse Vs Sisense

4. Helical Insight - Best for NO Budget or Start up Companies

Helical Insight is an alternative Business Intelligence software, Helical Insight installed on-premises or used cloud based, Sisense can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Helical Insight, with a pricing score of 5.2 is considered more expensive to implement than Sisense with a score of 4.

Helical Insight is rated 4.7 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Helical offers 11 main features). compare head to head: Helical Insight Vs Sisense

5. Birst

Birst is an alternative Business Intelligence software, Birst installed on-premises or used cloud based, Sisense can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Birst, with a pricing score of 5.6 is considered more expensive to implement than Sisense with a score of 4.

Birst is rated 4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Birst offers 43 main features). compare head to head: Birst Vs Sisense

6. Balanced Scorecard

Balanced Scorecard is an alternative Business Intelligence software, Balanced Scorecard used on the cloud, Sisense can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Balanced Scorecard, with a pricing score of 8 is considered more expensive to implement than Sisense with a score of 4.

Balanced Scorecard is rated 4.5 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Balanced offers 16 main features). compare head to head: Balanced Scorecard Vs Sisense

7. IBM Cognos Business Intelligence

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence is an alternative Business Intelligence software, IBM Cognos Business Intelligence installed on-premises, Sisense can be used on-premises and on the cloud. IBM Cognos Business Intelligence , with a pricing score of 7.6 is considered more expensive to implement than Sisense with a score of 4.

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence is rated 4.1 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (IBM offers 23 main features). compare head to head: IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Vs Sisense

8. Enterprise Edition

Enterprise Edition is an alternative Business Intelligence software, Enterprise Edition installed on-premises, Sisense can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Enterprise Edition, with a pricing score of 5.8 is considered more expensive to implement than Sisense with a score of 4.

Enterprise Edition is rated 4.1 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Enterprise offers 5 main features). compare head to head: Enterprise Edition Vs Sisense

9. BioIntelli

BioIntelli is an alternative Business Intelligence software, BioIntelli used on the cloud, Sisense can be used on-premises and on the cloud. BioIntelli, with a pricing score of 5 is considered more expensive to implement than Sisense with a score of 4.

BioIntelli is rated 3.1 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (BioIntelli offers 3 main features). compare head to head: BioIntelli Vs Sisense

10. SAP Predictive Analysis

SAP Predictive Analysis is an alternative Business Intelligence software, SAP Predictive Analysis used on the cloud, Sisense can be used on-premises and on the cloud. SAP Predictive Analysis, with a pricing score of 5 is considered more expensive to implement than Sisense with a score of 4.

SAP Predictive Analysis is rated 4.8 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (SAP offers 4 main features). compare head to head: SAP Predictive Analysis Vs Sisense

11. Entrinsik Informer

Entrinsik Informer is an alternative Business Intelligence software, Entrinsik Informer used on the cloud, Sisense can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Entrinsik Informer, with a pricing score of 3.6 is considered less expensive to implement than Sisense with a score of 4.

Entrinsik Informer is rated 3.2 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Entrinsik offers 3 main features). compare head to head: Entrinsik Informer Vs Sisense

12. Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop is an alternative Business Intelligence software, Tableau Desktop installed on-premises, Sisense can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Tableau Desktop, with a pricing score of 3 is considered less expensive to implement than Sisense with a score of 4.

Tableau Desktop is rated 4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Tableau offers 20 main features). compare head to head: Tableau Desktop Vs Sisense

13. Tableau

Tableau is an alternative Business Intelligence software, Tableau installed on-premises or used cloud based, Sisense can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Tableau, with a pricing score of 2 is considered less expensive to implement than Sisense with a score of 4.

Tableau is rated 4.5 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Tableau offers 24 main features). compare head to head: Tableau Vs Sisense

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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.