Sigma

Collaborative business intelligence and data analytics tool

About Sigma

Sigma is a business intelligence and analytics software, which helps businesses securely connect with data warehouses and visualize data through charts and dashboards using SQL, JSON parsing, and more. The platform offers a spreadsheet-like interface and supports formulas, functions, and data representation using rows and columns.

Sigma lets organizations create digital workspaces and provide role-based permissions to members, facilitating collaboration across departments. It includes a variety of features such as real-time data analysis, collaborative data modeling, SQL authoring, DDoS protection, mobile device management, credential checking, and more. Teams can customize predefined data models to create reusable datasets and flag worksheets or datasets as endorsed, warning, or deprecated using object badges to streamline operations across the pipeline.

Sigma offers security firewall, anomaly and threat detection, spoofing protection, DNS filtering, and phishing tests, allowing businesses to prevent unauthorized access and hack attempts. The solution also supports integration with various data warehouses and third-party applications including Snowflake, Google Big Query, Amazon Redshift, Stitch, Slack, Google Sheets, and more.

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Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

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Features

Total features of Sigma: 28

  • Access Control
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Analytics
  • Benchmarking
  • Business Analysis
  • Business Intelligence
  • Charting
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • Data Import
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Data Visualization
  • Filtered Views
  • Metadata Management
  • Multiple Data Sources
  • Performance Metrics
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Profitability Analysis
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Updates
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Strategic Planning
  • Third Party Integration
  • Visual Analytics
  • Visual Discovery
  • Web Analytics

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5
(77)
Value for Money
4.6/5
Features
3.9/5
Ease of Use
3.9/5
Customer Support
4.7/5

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Joseph B.
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  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Great model for rapidly evolving analytics

Reviewed on 2020-09-24

Sigma is the fastest and easiest BI tool to deploy. Iteration on the semantic layer is a cinch. ...

Sigma is the fastest and easiest BI tool to deploy. Iteration on the semantic layer is a cinch.

Sigma is a delight to work with as a vendor. Their support is superbly responsive (during business hours - they don't have global timezone coverage yet).

Sigma's pricing model is reasonable and very friendly to orgs where 80+% of the employees need live data access.

Pros

Sigma has the right model.

From the user perspective, the columnar formula editing feels familiar enough, and the learning curve is friendly to anyone with spreadsheet experience.

From an architect perspective, the semantic layer is lightweight and easy to adapt to ever-changing schemas. The UI covers most of the functionality you'll want, and for everything else you can fall back on writing your own code, like cron strings or SQL queries. I let Sigma do probably 95% of my querying, leaving the gnarliest 5% for me to write in their SQL runner.

I do a significant amount of lightweight ELT work in Sigma as well. I like being able to write massive views that I know I'm going to have to update often, and just like Snowflake / Sigma materialize them for me. When I use Sigma to query S3 directly in the SQL runner - usually to POC some new data that hasn't made its way out to the business teams yet - this functionality is really convenient because those queries are not efficient. I just need to get new data in front of the business as quickly as possible.

Cons

Visual discovery is lacking when compared to mature tools like Tableau. Sigma needs to continue chipping away at the Tableau features around dashboarding and charting.

Nicholas M.
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Incredible power and flexibility

Reviewed on 2020-12-17

I am obsessed with Sigma, by far my favorite BI tool I've used. It let me do calculations myself...

I am obsessed with Sigma, by far my favorite BI tool I've used. It let me do calculations myself that would usually require whole cycles of data requests, and affords me much more flexibility.

Pros

* Ability to pull any data I need or want
* Complexity of calculations possible while being easy to use
* Seriously those grouping levels are VERY powerful

Cons

* Pivot tables are the one thing they haven't aced yet - you can make them but then to calculate cased on them you need to make a new dataset and then a new sheet. You can do pretty much all the same work with just levels though so I don't miss them too often.
* I wish my default permissions could be "public" - I'm never doing anything private, so why is that the default?
* Maps could use some work. I want to color-map countries, not just display dots

Martha Q.
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  • Industry: Apparel & Fashion
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

positively mixed feelings

Reviewed on 2019-07-18

Overall I have access to more than our previous reporting system, which is a positive. However, as...

Overall I have access to more than our previous reporting system, which is a positive. However, as self serve as it is I wish connecting tables and validating was more straightforward as a user.

Pros

I like how customizable it is. From a good basic report I can move things around to suit my needs. In addition it has many options for how to export, which is great as I use excel for more complex files & google sheets for collaborating & sharing findings.

Cons

Load times to get to a report or filter can be killer for some reports that pull from many data sources, and have large amounts of information. The permissions are a bit annoying when a report is created for me by an admin, but I am the report owner (as it was made for my department), but I can't make my own changes (w/o admin privlidges) and archive the main one. In these cases, I have to request the admin to make the changes, or make a copy and publish my own report and again contact the admin to delete or move the report so that mine is the one the team goes to first.

Andy R.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Sigma plus Snowflake is a revelation!

Reviewed on 2020-12-14

It has exceeded my expectations in ease of use and the productivity my team has been able to...

It has exceeded my expectations in ease of use and the productivity my team has been able to achieve.

Pros

I love the secure cloud hosting, the ease of connecting to data sources, the fact that it queries the data directly, but most I like the grid based view of data that is always at hand.

Being able to view, sort, filter, and create calculations on the data in a familiar spreadsheet-like interface is genius. The “Column Details” feature allows me to quickly understand the range of values in the system.

Cons

I’ve generated several feature requests for areas we’d like to see more detail.

Jordan S.
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  • Industry: Logistics & Supply Chain
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

The BI tool of the future

Reviewed on 2020-05-26

Love it. We previously had Looker as our BI tool and this is a HUGE improvement over that tool....

Love it. We previously had Looker as our BI tool and this is a HUGE improvement over that tool. Ease of use, clarity of features, flexibility of the system are all significantly improved. Couldn't be happier with our switch, I know my whole team would say the same thing.

Pros

Ease of use, especially the ability to write custom SQL queries to build datasets and reports. The visualization builder is also very user friendly and has made throwing together dashboards for internal or external use significantly easier. Saves me and my colleagues a ton of time!

Cons

There have been some features identified by the team that we need for Enterprise-level software that were missing, many have been addressed though. A major bugbear of mine is that the filters don't seem to react to each other if there are multiple on a dashboard, they filter independently of other inputs.

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Sigma offers the following pricing plans:

  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Contact Sigma Computing for pricing details.

Sigma offers the following features:

  • Benchmarking
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Dashboard
  • Data Visualization
  • Filtered Views
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Metadata Management
  • OLAP
  • Performance Metrics
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Profitability Analysis
  • Strategic Planning
  • Trend / Problem Indicators
  • Visual Analytics
  • Visual Discovery

Sigma has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Sigma supports the following languages:

English

We do not have any information about what devices Sigma supports

Sigma integrates with the following applications:

Alooma, Fivetran, Gmail, Google Sheets, Matillion, Slack

Sigma offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support, Knowledge Base

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