I've used Sisense for several years and I really like some of the new features they've added to this latest version. My new favorite features:
1.) data security by user group- allows scoping of data based on the group to which a user is assigned
2.) table views of data that are easily exported to CSV for Excel
3.) One button print to PDF for all users
My favorite features since our initial launch:
1.) Response times for large data sets - It's amazing how much faster Sisense Elasticubes are at filtering large datasets than an MS SQL query
2.) Ease of importing multiple data sources on any sort of recurring schedule
3.) Ability to create formula based data tables and columns in an Elasticube using other imported tables
4.) Ease of installation on our own hosted cloud platform
5.) Number of official and third party plug-ins
There are a few areas I'd like to see some improvement in for the Sisense platform. Personally I'd like to see some flexibility of join types within an Elasticube to something other than just "inner". I'd also like to see more granularity with the built-in map widgets. For the United States, the maps only go as far down as state level. I'd love to see county and zip code maps become an integrated widget.
SIsense is currently a WYSIWYG implementation for designing and building dashboards. So if you're used to more of a studio environment where you design and then publish to the web, this will take some getting used to. The WYSIWYG development does have a few short comings in terms of customization.
We currently use Sisense to track key performance indicators of state organizations related to probation and parole. These KPIs are now easily tracked across date ranges and states with ease. In addition to KPIs, Sisense allows us to get a high level view of the demographic breakdown of our data sets that wasn't easily possible before.