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ThoughtSpot review by Josh S.
Josh S.
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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
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.

What Self-Service Business Intelligence solution do you use?

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ThoughtSpot review by Paul S.
Paul S.
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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 Sarah V.
Sarah V.
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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 Danish J.
Danish J.
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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
Administrator in Internet
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"ThoughtSpot Review"

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.

ThoughtSpot review by Administrator in Higher Education
Administrator in Higher Education
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"I was an implementor of the ThoughtSPot appliance. "

What do you like best?

The response from the support team was spot on. They were very receptive and very happy to help

What do you dislike?

Our main issue was the ThoughtSpot appliance does not support Webseal which is an industry standard for secure access

Recommendations to others considering the product

Ask many questions about how they support their product. Also sending data to the vendor they want to use a 3rd party called Egnyte. So you will be placing information to a third party. You may not like that idea.

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

We were trying to solve a search engine issue for our in house clients. The application worked great in the Proof of Concept stage. When moving toward production we had many issues that needed to be addressed. Another main issue is ThoughtSPot wanted unfettered access to the appliance. Our company does not allow that. Also Thoughtspot wants to handle backups and restores of data, again something we do not allow.

ThoughtSpot review by Consultant in Financial Services
Consultant in Financial Services
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"ThoughtSpot for adhoc data analytics and visuals into your business"

What do you like best?

ThoughSpot has excelled in a BI area called Search BI. Here a business user starts typing what he/she is looking for in a google-like search box with TS offering search completion hints. Once the business user has finalized and executed a search, TS automatically generates both the underlying data plan for retrieving the result data and the visuals to render the information in a way that is deemed most effective. And TS is very fast at doing this.

What do you dislike?

It can take a little time to get used to this type of business analytics search capabilities. Initial setup time of course will be there (as expected with any BI product) when implementors have to spend time to learn about business data and what makes most sense of that data to decision-makers.

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

We work as implementation partners with ThoughtSpot, helping them to find new clients, demonstrating the capabilities and driving towards sales and post-sales.

ThoughtSpot review by Diana S.
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"Saves Countless Hours"

What do you like best?

I like how easy and quick it is to able to extract information from enriched fields within seconds to produce visualizations and answer questions...Manually, this process used to take hours to days.

What do you dislike?

Having to learn the query language took time - there wasn't a real go-to section to write formulas.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Thoughtspot allows you to use your time to understand what's happening with your business instead of running the processes to get to that point.

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

Quantifying success with new products is easy to trend. We can more easily see the impact. The biggest benefit is the hundreds of hours our team saves every month.

ThoughtSpot review by Daniel R.
Daniel R.
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"Great Tool for the entire business to use"

What do you like best?

The user interface is so easy to use and being able to create a pinboard in minutes for the rest of the business to use has made my life a lot easier!

What do you dislike?

I would like to see a few more graphing options and a bit more flexibility when organising data to be viewed in a pivot table

Recommendations to others considering the product

Get buy in from all areas of the business and it will become an integral part

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

Supplying business MI to users who don't like to get into the depths of data

ThoughtSpot review by User in Internet
User in Internet
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"Uncertainty"

What do you like best?

Ease of use, dashboard creation is simple and intuitive, support has always been available.

What do you dislike?

Lack of row-level security, AWS users seem to be at a major disadvantage.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Don't use AWS :)

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

Trying to show business analytics both internally to our BI team and externally to our clients. We are still unsure of it's use as we've only been encountering problems with TS on AWS.

ThoughtSpot review by Administrator
Administrator
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"Great Product, Excellent Support Staff."

What do you like best?

The group assigned to our implementation is highly customer service focused, very responsive and always helpful. They do a great job of detailing steps so all involved understand the process.

What do you dislike?

At this point, there is nothing to dislike, critique or point out. We don't anticipate any issues.

Recommendations to others considering the product

100% recommendation to pursue purchasing ThoughtSpot.

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

We are going to eliminate or virtually eliminate the need to continue to produce reports for our customers. The natural language approach will give them the ability to develop their own reports as needed. It will also reduce processing and hardware requirements within the reporting area.

ThoughtSpot review by Internal Consultant in Telecommunications
Internal Consultant in Telecommunications
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"Lightning fast results"

What do you like best?

Fast answers done quicker than it takes to type in a query.

What do you dislike?

As a power user I'd like a little more control and visibility into what the IT dept is stuffing into our system. Also so many people like this product and use this product that it gets full fast.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Buy it you won't be sorry.

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

Analytics. After a monthly 5 hour preassemble and load of our churn data we can do a weeks worth of analysis in less than an afternoon. Plus non-technical people can get answers by themselves.

ThoughtSpot review by Administrator in Graphic Design
Administrator in Graphic Design
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"Just implementing Thoughtspot. But so far so good!"

What do you like best?

Performance and ease of use. The tool to very easy to use once you understand how it works. The end user can naturally search and find the answers they are looking for.

What do you dislike?

Importing the data. Automatically importing the data from other data sources into ThoughtSpot has to be done via scripts. For easy imports, I was hoping for a UI / wizard.

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

We are implementing ThoughtSpot for the ease of use for AdHoc reporting.

ThoughtSpot review by User in Retail
User in Retail
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"A truly unique reporting solution"

What do you like best?

An excellent tool that is simple, doesn't require extensive user training, provides data at your fingertips without the complexity and time involved in creating reports

What do you dislike?

nothing to dislike so far, maybe a few more visualization options would be welcome

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend getting this tool - it saves time and your end users will thank you

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

we will be able to cut down implementation time that is required to build reports in traditional BI tools

ThoughtSpot review by Executive Sponsor in Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
Executive Sponsor in Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
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"TS; So far So Good"

What do you like best?

Ease of Use from the user perspective. My team will likely to use it more often.

What do you dislike?

Currently in development of the product and have not run into dislikes yet.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it. you can only gain knowledge and potentially solutions.

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

Enabling team members to answer their own questions allowing me to work on the backend.

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