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ThoughtSpot review by <span>Josh S.</span>
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Easy to use but still in the early stages on the product

What do you like best?

This tool is good for a user who is not familiar with database design or structure. It is easy for a user to create a report on their own by simply typing something like "sales for division 1 last quarter"

What do you dislike?

This is still early for this fresh new product so the charts are not as modifiable as some other BI tools.

Also the charts on a dashboard DO NOT link so if you highlight/select something on chart 1 it does not highlight/filter chart 2. This feature needs to be added to be a serious contender.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Figure out what the end goal is. If you want users to create their own dashboards this is an easy tool for them to use. The charts on a dashboard DO NOT interact with each other (filter or highlight multiple charts) which makes it a bit harder to create a high level dashboard and easily filter to get something like "division 1" stats

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have various KPI dashboards created in thoughspot that are primarily used by directors and above. It is easy for them to get in and view the dashboard and switch between the dashboards.

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ThoughtSpot review by Executive Sponsor in Telecommunications
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Changing the BI landscape

What do you like best?

ThoughtSpot fits the sweet spot of total cost of ownership and ease of adoption. Once information is configured and curated, there is no required IT touch. Adoption is user-driven rather than IT pushed. The costing model is based on amount of data stored in ThoughtSpot. Even with AWS storage costs and as user adoption grows, there is no better cost per user BI application on the market.

What do you dislike?

Understanding the value proposition that ThoughtSpot offers, it is not focused on high-density, crisp visualization as other applications provide. There is a 5-10% use case that cannot be solved by ThoughtSpot. I am interested to see if this 5-10% use case fades away over the next few years.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Start with one instance and let business team members evangelize and lead adoption. Keep IT out of the way.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My company needs to learn how to have a conversation with information, rather than to simply digest content delivered via static slide decks. ThoughtSpot is critical in changing the way we consume insight. As insight delivery moves from pull to push and the iteration questions can be answered more quickly, we will reach a spot where we are leading information rather than simply trying to keep up with it.

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ThoughtSpot review by <span>Paul S.</span>
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Great BI Appliance

What do you like best?

The ability for end users to upload data (with appropriate rights) to do instantaneous visualization.

What do you dislike?

The automation method for creating daily data loads is overly complicated and the ODBC has really never delivered as needed.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If considering an end user ad hoc reporting tool there are few on the market that will server an organization better than ThoughtSpot

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have solved ad hoc reporting for our external customers relative to very specific data views. The single greatest benefit we have realized is cost savings by putting report creation in the hands of our service associates versus needing a technical team.

ThoughtSpot review by <span>Sarah V.</span>
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Fast and flexible Insight Tool

What do you like best?

Very easy to adopt - no long learning curve to start to get meaningful insights into previously hard-to-tap data.

What do you dislike?

US date formats! Doesn't (currently) default to sorting by things like dates in tables. Occasionally switches graph format when you weren't expecting.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great for giving business users access to high volume data which updates regularly, particularly where you ask a lot of adhoc questions of the data. Won't solve any underlying data quality issues though - in fact will force you to confront them!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Reducing basic MI work load for analytical team; serving data direct insights to business decision makers. Insight being gained faster, less time wasted.

ThoughtSpot review by <span>Danish J.</span>
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Well thought out product, fits our needs

What do you like best?

Easy of use, a google like interface where you ask questions

Ease of development

Ease of deployment

Our users love it, self service BI, fast

ThoughtSpot consultants knowledgeable and helpful

What do you dislike?

Having to wait for the next upgrade :). It is too early to tell but at the moment I havent found anythingthat I dislike

Recommendations to others considering the product

From my experience you need to evaluate this for yourself and you'll be surprised how easy it is to deploy and use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Many different areas with their own needs, but all want answers fast. ThoughtSpot gives us an edge in a fast moving business.

ThoughtSpot review by Administrator in Internet
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What do you like best?

I do like the ability to ask questions about the data - can be very user friendly. Tool has a lot of potential, but still immature.

What do you dislike?

Documentation/Guides content vague/ambiguous. Inconsistency with bugs/errors. Basic UI/UX for visualizations lacking (for example dual axis only has 1 available y range to set, which doesn't make sense for plotting $ & %, furthermore the visualization will render okay for answer, but errors on pinboards). Also ability to pin objects to pinboards is confusing with enabling filters and leveraging worksheets vs aggregated worksheets. Was expecting ability to type conversational questions about data vs bluntly inputing object names.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are trying to provide an easy and intuitive self-service BI platform. We are still exploring the tools capabilities before releasing to wider audiences within organization.

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