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Easy Data Preparation and Analytics for Any Data: Sisense

thesiliconreview-amir-orad-ceo-sisense-17Sisense started in the early 2000s as nothing more than an idea: the idea that data analytics can be made fluent, easy and fast by radically improving data processing capabilities through technological innovation. After working for six years in stealth mode to perfect our disruptive In-Chip™ data engine and to tie it into an intuitive, user-oriented front end, Sisense launched its first commercial release in 2010 and caught the market by surprise: Suddenly there was a tool powerful enough to tackle big and disparate datasets, but simple enough to be used by almost anyone, Since then Sisense has seen meteoric growth that shows no sign of slowing, with headquarters in New York, close to $100 million in funding, and thousands of users in over 49 countries.

Simplifying Business Analytics for Healthcare

Improve Care, Monitor Performance, Reduce Costs

Provide better service to patients or clients by closely monitoring multiple metrics and KPIs, with medical, financial and administrative data that’s always on time and accurate. Create automatically updated dashboards that give you a 360° view of your business, or drill-down into the most granular details to track individual performance. Identify cost factors to boost operational efficiency with highly effective healthcare business intelligence.

Single-Stack™ Solution for Complex Data Analytics without IT

Sisense is a complete healthcare analytics solution with everything you need to crunch complex datasets: strong ETL and data modeling capabilities, advanced analytics and statistics, and an intuitive UI for creating dashboards, reports and visualizations. Our unique technology enables Sisense to rapidly process both big and disparate datasets without clusters, data warehouses, or intensive IT efforts.

Integrate Many Disparate Systems: ERP, HMS, Billing and More

Healthcare data comes in many sizes, shapes and forms. Sisense is the perfect tool to combine many structured and unstructured data sources and create a centralized data repository and single-source of truth across the organization. And since the Sisense data engine can join tables on the fly, the data preparation effort is dramatically reduced.

Financial Data Analytics and Dashboards

Sisense gives finance departments and companies the simplest way to translate messy data into analytical insight and produce financial dashboards and reports. With Sisense you can:

  • Monitor cash flow, revenue, and expenses across the organization
  • Streamline your financial planning and balance sheet management
  • Unify data from accounting, ERP, CRM and other disparate systems
  • Profitability by contract or service type
  • Analyze risks and opportunities
  • Create and send reports to every department and stakeholder 

Take the complexity out of financial data.

Sisense makes it easy to clean and manage big data from multiple sources. Instead of wasting hours of your time grappling with endless spreadsheets and waiting for results, your data will always be ready for analysis with dashboards that update automatically. Find the answers you need, visualize them and then share the results with the executives who need to know them.

Bring all your data into account.

To understand the full picture of your company’s costs and revenues you need to look beyond accounting data. Sisense lets you easily connect to any number of cloud or on-premise sources and databases, combine tables from different sources on the fly, and receive answers to any ad-hoc questions as fast as you can think of them.

Understand Your Business. Understand Your Customers

Gain Cross-Functional Visibility into Business Operations

Your retail business generates data, but are you getting any real insights from it? It’s time to move away from endless spreadsheets and static reports, and embrace the new age of interactive data analytics. Analyze and visualize all your data in one place to understand each individual aspect of your business and how they all work together.

Boost Efficiency in Supply Chain, Inventory, Marketing and Sales

With Sisense, you have the power to crunch complex data at your fingertips without scripting or coding. Business users can crunch the numbers to discover redundancies and identify winning strategies on the product, store or brand level. Reduce Costs and maximize profitability, get the information that matters on time, and act on it to stay one step ahead of the competition.

Identify Changing Consumer Trends and Behavior

Analyzing a wide variety of disparate data sources can teach you exciting new things about how your customers react to incentives, promotions and external conditions (such as weather). Sisense lets you easily prepare, analyze and visualize big data to find patterns in purchasing behavior, attract more customers and maximize your margins.

Seamless Self-Service Reporting and Data Analysis for Business Users

Sisense is built with the business user in mind: senior executives can track performance and build reports at any given time, using operational dashboards that can be accessed within their browsers or native mobile apps; business analysts can dig deeper by drilling into the most granular levels of the data – and it’s all achieved with minimal IT involvement or effort.

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A Fully Extensible, Single-Stack™ Embedded Bi Solution

Real Analytics, Real Insights

Sisense is an end-to-end, single stack BI solution that lets you easily prepare, analyze and visualize complex data without any additional tools – so that you and your users will have everything you need to crunch big data from multiple sources.

Instant Implementation and White-Labeling

Connect to your data sources in a click, create a drag-and-drop data model and immediately start building customer-facing, HTML5 dashboards and reports. Add your own branding and customizations independently or with the help of our dedicated customer success team. Building and sharing dashboards is always a breeze.

True Long-Term Partnership

We see our OEM customers as partners and provide all the dedicated support, training and maintenance as is needed, when it is needed. That’s why companies like Profit Tools, Randal-Reilly and NavPort have chosen Sisense as their embedded BI tool.

Success story of a happy customer

 WIX selected Sisense BI reporting and analytics solution for its flexibility, ease of customization, and long-term scalability.

Overview: Wix.com is a leading cloud-based web development platform with over 42 million registered users worldwide, as of December 31, 2013. Wix was founded on the belief that the Internet should be accessible by everyone to develop, create and contribute. Through free and premium subscriptions, Wix empowers millions of businesses, organizations, professionals and individuals to take their businesses, brands and workflow online. The Wix Editor and highly curated App Market enable users to build and manage a fully integrated and dynamic online presence. Wix has helped their users build more than 42 million websites to date, and it’s not surprising that the company needed an analytics and reporting solution that could manage high-volume data quickly. Tracking conversions, marketing campaign efficacy and user behavior was an important part of Wix’s plan to stay on top.

Challenge: Wix grew from a small start-up to a formidable company with millions of users, thousands of Website templates, and fee-based premium packages. Interpreting user data correctly was an integral part of the plan to remain competitive and the team at Wix identified a set of key requirements they expected from their BI tool:

  • Derive insight based on behavioral data from numerous sources
  • The ability to differentiate between free and paid users and chart activity across the site
  • React quickly to changes
  • The ability to generate reports on the fly to track the success of marketing campaigns or changes in product user behavior
  • A tool that non-IT employees and management professionals could use for ongoing operational analysis

Solution: Before Wix began using Sisense, the company’s approach to organizing high-quality data that could be both analyzed and shared across the company was extremely time consuming and labor-intensive. Data was largely managed via scripting, and reports were difficult to explore and alter. After testing different solutions from a number of leading BI vendors, Wix chose Sisense. Sisense was the most flexible of the business intelligence solutions Wix tried, with easy-to-build dashboards that allowed for customized reporting. Fast data handling mattered as well, since millions of Wix users around the world generated especially high-volume data streams. Sisense delivered on this front as well, thanks to a columnar database schema and in-memory technology. Implementation of the new Sisense software was managed by the senior business intelligence analyst at Wix without outside help or massive hardware purchases. Users found it simple to upload/connect any kind of data, including MS-SQL, Oracle and MySQL databases, Excel and CSV files, and direct API access to Google Adwords and Google Analytics data. On the server side, ElastiCube builds were fast, and the ability to perform ETL within the ElastiCube gave the business intelligence team at Wix extensive flexibility.

Meet the men behind the success

Amir Orad, CEO and Board Member: Amir Orad is a successful CEO, entrepreneur and a big data technology thought leader. He brings proven success in leading and scaling businesses by orders of magnitude in both start-up and public company settings as well as multiple exits and M&As. Prior to Sisense, Orad was the CEO of NICE Actimize the financial crime and analytics software leader monitoring billions of transactions at the world’s top institutions. Orad led the company’s business functions since it was a $30M business, first as EVP and later as President and CEO. Under his leadership the business grew over six fold with Wall Street reported revenue nearing a $200M run rate. Prior to Actimize, he was Co-founder and CMO of Cyota Inc, a cyber analytics-powered company that was acquired by RSA Security in 2005. Following the acquisition, he was VP Marketing at RSA. Mr. Orad holds an MBA from Columbia University’s executive program (Beta Gamma Sigma) and a BS in Computer Science and Management from Tel Aviv University. Amir is a founding board member at BillGuard, the personal finance analytics mobile app company. He is a thought leader in the application of big data and analytics, and as a frequent lecturer and author he is often quoted in WSJ, The Guardian, CNBC, and BBC.

Eldad Farkash, Co-Founder and CTO: Eldad started his career in Business Intelligence while developing at age 16 at Gilon Systems, Israel’s largest Database Integrator. While working early on MDX compilers, Eldad envisioned a future where columnar in-memory database would become pervasive. He recognized the evolution of hardware and understood that it would change the way BI could be architected, away from OLTP, OLAP or traditional in-memory. This thinking is at the genesis of Sisense’s unique technology. Eldad and his team of Data Scientists, Hardware and Software engineers focus on Sisense’s mission: Making Business Intelligence a Reality for Everyone. Eldad dedicates his engineering depth and passion for world-class user experience (UX) to building leading edge solutions for all types of data, from On-Premises to Cloud Databases and Hadoop.

“The only business intelligence tool that lets you instantly analyze and visualize both big and disparate datasets.”

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