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Amazon QuickSight automates data analysis to help businesses make better decisions. It provides a powerful and interactive data visualization and machine learning solution that allows you to ask and answer data-related questions. With QuickSight, users can embed, or publish interactive dashboards, and get answers with natural language queries in seconds.

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4.0
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  • lal p.Business Intelligence Analyst
    Review
    5.0

    Its drag and drop features enable users to make a prompt analysis without making much effort. Inbuilt machine learning technology pulls up the auto narration based on the analysis performed on the dashboard and the respective dataset. it also detects anomalies and forecasts data based on the historical information in the dataset. Dashboard embedding on websites is easier compared to other BI tools. Bringing data from different sources and performing data engineering on the quicksight platform has limitations apart from pulling data via SQL queries. Data modeling isn't possible in this platform as other BI tools such as qliksense and tableau. Can not perform calculated field analysis on the desired charts especially if it's implemented from many other fields because all the fields that were used to make that calculation should also be added. Implementing machine learning on other Bi platforms is a bit tedious whereas Quicksight's inbuilt features only require a date and an associated value for a quick forecast. Moving datasets to spice improves load performance for the users as the data is stored in the RAM.

  • Verified User in TelecommunicationsSmall-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
    Review
    4.5

    Amazon QuickSight has many visualization widgets and is very easy to use. Creating dashboards handling even thousands of records is very easy, although this depends on the data source, we use Red Shift and it works quickly. They offer some AI powered analysis that can be useful in some scenarios They can improve by allowing filters to impact the dropdown control, right now you can just add a data source for parameter filters and you can even display options not available because of other filters like date ranges. Some useful formats are not still available like displaying seconds as duration. You must plan your cost related to this tool as they have many ways to use it and also many ways to charge We need an easy-to-use solution for dashboards connected to big data sources which could be easily deployed. Creating new panels with meaningful indicators is a thing of minutes when you have the data source properly defined.

  • Verified User in Information Technology and ServicesMid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
    Review
    3.5

    - Ease of use and built-in support for many data sources - Support for mostly used plots and graphs - Basic feature like allowing default dynamic date filter is not straightforward and cumbersome. - Pricing could be improved - Support requests could be improved - Migrating one QuickSight dashboard from one AWS account to another is not up to the mark - Even the admin of the QuickSight account doesn't have access to all the dashboards and data sets until ownership is transferred by the author. This creates a lot of management hassle when someone leaves the company and the dashboard is no longer accessible for even admin. We are building the BI dashboards and reporting in QuickSight because we want to democratize the data and insights that could be extracted from it. The benefit of using the third-party BI tools is that it provides the user to build the dashboard they are interested in with a drag and drop feature.

Negative Comments
  • Verified User in Financial ServicesMid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
    Review
    1.0

    Low starting cost The "Spice" concept really makes a difference in computing speed Transparent pricing Responsive support teams Everything feels half-baked. It feels like the product team just wanted to try to match features with leading BI tools for optics, but most lack a lot of real utility/functionality. They're just there to fool folks into thinking that it's feature-rich. Dashboard+Dataset Ownership - Dashboard+Dataset ownership and visibility are managed in a completely decentralized manner. If a dashboard/Dataset has problems (either QuickSight related or caused by a manual change) as an admin, I'd expect to be able to immediately have access to the problematic asset. Instead, I need to spend an hour or two hunting down the owner of said dashboard/dataset. Lack of trendlines - Completely unacceptable for a data visualization tool. Lack of support for map visualizations (this review is only in regards to the US) - The US has many county names that collide (their names match exactly), most visualization tools allow for FIPS, but QuickSight does not support it. Zipcodes polygons are unusable as many areas lack polygons. Emailing reporting - My company needs the ability to email visualizations and reports to ~700 of external customers (mostly banks) on a daily basis, in order to do this, we need to walk each of our customers through setting up a QuickSight log-in, then we need to work with those customers in maintaining their user accounts. While we know there are hacky workarounds that we can implement outside of QuickSight, we don't for security purposes. So at least for our use case, QuickSight itself is cheaper than other tools on the market, but we ended up spending more in the long run to maintain our needs. Offboarding Bugs - Clearly QuickSight needs to spend more time to QA the offboarding process as each time we offboard an author or an admin, all sorts of havoc occurs and it takes weeks for the tech support team to help resolve the problem. "Insights" - It's a bit of a joke. They likely tossed this "ML" feature in there to be able to use buzzwords to attract potential customers, but it simply doesn't work. Buggy Like most Amazon products, wait until it's been out for at least 5 years before considering. Amazon has a reputation of going to market with half baked products while overpromising in every sales call. Problems we're trying to solve: Basic analytical visualizations and emailing these visualizations out to our external customers (banks). Benefits realized: None so far, I have far more gripes with the tool than positive discoveries.

  • Adrian P.Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
    Review
    4.0

    We are a company which checks the high quality of health and wellness treatment offered by a payer. We have leading payers as our customers. Now we are utilizing QuickSight on a speculative basis as well as just a few of our customers are utilizing it. It has a few advantages and disadvantages like for a couple of standard reports clients do not need ahead to us they can generate it by themselves. However, it is not so easy that the ordinary organisation user does not need programmer support. In other words, we can say it is great however just for the really standard requirements. Business individuals time will squander in creating records, it needs to have a version where we can promote the record from one environment to other. You can not utilize it as a key reporting device as many of the attributes are missing. For complicated records for company, individuals need to get aid from an IT person. The service is still in a developing phase and also at this placement this can not be the only device for coverage. Company individuals can straight create reports with this tool yet those are very basic records so you need to get assistance from an IT individual. You can start obtaining your business insights immediately no need think of certificate or establishing infrastructure. Seasoning area can be shared throughout all customers in the account. A. QuickSight data is stored in an enhanced means for fast reporting. You can start getting your service insights promptly no requirement think about license or establishing framework.

  • Saad Abdul Rehman C.Principal Software Engineer
    Review
    3.0

    It works well with other AWS resources, as well as the SPICE feature is also good. Also it is support many data sources like files from local system in tsv, csv, .clf, .elf, .xlsx , Salesforce, files from S3 using s3 bucket path or manifest file, Athena , RDS, Redshift , MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, Aurora, MariaDB and etc It limited in terms of range, and schedule. It should provide option for real time analysis. Also it should have an API so that the users can manage the analysis from the code, also it should be able to integrate with other services like web applications etc. The file size limit should be increased. Cost should be less when integrating within AWS Its good for batch analytics but if the purpose is real time its not quite suitable. Also it have great support and setup within AWS ecosystem so that is also a plus point of QuickSight but the limitation in available range of graphs is there. Also for non IT persons it will be difficult to setup also if you are doing a comparison with other available tools like ThoughtSpot, looker and tableau quicksight has a long way to cover. I have made visualization on data warehouse as well as datalakes, it was fast to get the results as the source was aws s3 bucket and I used athena so with the power of athena my graphs loaded in less time. Because i have to query a very large data set so other connector and sources were causing me cost, as Quicksight easily integrates with Athena so I made aggregated tables in Athena and used them in quicksight

GetApp
4.4
Top Comments by GetApp
Positive Comments
  • Anonymous ReviewerComputer & Network Security
    Review
    5.0

    It is amazing requires let management

  • Aditya A.Information Technology and Services
    Review
    5.0

    Wonderful

  • Nirav S.Automotive
    Review
    5.0

    We had been using a Business Intelligence platform called QlikView. But it froze a lot and could not load all the data. Also, we were not able to download data quickly using the same. It was a very slow tool. That is where we explored Amazon QuickSight.

Negative Comments
  • Anonymous ReviewerLegal Services
    Review
    1.0

    Too young of a product.

  • Kevin L.Utilities
    Review
    3.0

    No Comments

  • David W.Computer Software
    Review
    3.0

    Ultimately, I'm not enamoured with QuickSight at all. Yes, it is an easy-to-use, highly accessible, AWS-compatible BI product but it feels half-baked with the rest of AWS, and it has some curious approaches, some complexities that are unintuitive, and some other things that make it just that bit more frustrating than it needs to be.

Trustradius
4.5
Top Comments by Trustradius
Positive Comments
  • Megan SullivanMarketing Director
    Review
    4.5

    All of the other reporting platforms my organization has used previously were within our CRM and not a standalone program. In that we were very limited in being able to slice and dice the data the way that we wanted to.
    Amazon QuickSight is well suited in any organization that is making business decisions based on performance data whether it be Marketing, Sales, Call Center, etc. It is a great tool especially for mature organizations that have a lot of data to work with. Amazon QuickSight may be not as well suited for newer organizations that are just beginning to drive data/performance metrics. The data available becomes more and more valuable to more that you have.
    Amazon QuickSight is a really easy program to learn how to use. Amazon QuickSight allows our team to customize the data using the various data sets, which makes the available reports incredibly powerful to our organization. Our organization has the ability continually adjust our reports and build new reports as business needs change. Even though our organization has different reports built for different departments, each department can still access and understand reports from across the company.
    One of the primary challenges I've had with Amazon QuickSight so far is that some of the reports I want to build use data from different data sets. Instead of being able to put all of the information I want to see into one report. Some of our Amazon QuickSight reports only update every 24 hours. It would be great to see that data in real-time. I would remove the various time zones from Amazon QuickSight and only use the time zone we are in.

  • Verified User
    Review
    2.0

    In our case, we are storing our large amount of data in the cloud so using QuickSight adds up to the performance of the reporting. We are using it as a secondary reporting tool so that a business user can generate their own report. We are using Tableau as our primary reporting tool.
    The service is still in an evolving phase and at this position this can not be the only tool for reporting. Business users can directly generate reports with this tool but those are very basic reports so you need to get assistance from an IT person.
    Good for creating basic reporting by the business user. Integration with other data storage services of AWS You can start getting your business insights immediately no need think of license or setting up infrastructure. You need to pay as you use so its economical. Spice space can be shared across all users in the account. SPICE is QuickSight storage where data is stored in an optimized way for fast reporting.
    You can not use it as a primary reporting tool as many of the features are missing. For complex reports for business, users need to get help from an IT person. Business users time will waste in developing reports, it should have a version where we can promote the report from one environment to other. Sharing report with the user who is not added in IAM is complex.

  • Verified User
    Review
    4.0

    Due to the fact that our platform infrastructure is mainly based on AWS, it was seamless and effortless for integration. Our second consideration is the operating cost in which QuickSight is reasonably low compared to other tools we had evaluated. From a development perspective, it had a low learning curve for the engineering team to incorporate into our product.
    I'm likely to recommend it because it would become so native if other cloud services are based on AWS infrastructure, like our current setup. It is very seamlessly integrated with other services to feed in data for the visualization. In addition, supporting a reasonably large number of users concurrently is not an issue and should be able to scale horizontally as needed.
    Easily to set up for data sources, already supports quite a few of AWS and non-AWS data sources Cost friendly since users are charged only for basis of usage
    Still limited options for different type of graphs/charts. If possible with extension or API to customize the visualization would be better Mainly supports the rendering for large screen device/PC/laptop, not auto layout properly in small mobile device

Negative Comments
  • Megan SullivanMarketing Director
    Review
    4.5

    All of the other reporting platforms my organization has used previously were within our CRM and not a standalone program. In that we were very limited in being able to slice and dice the data the way that we wanted to.
    Amazon QuickSight is well suited in any organization that is making business decisions based on performance data whether it be Marketing, Sales, Call Center, etc. It is a great tool especially for mature organizations that have a lot of data to work with. Amazon QuickSight may be not as well suited for newer organizations that are just beginning to drive data/performance metrics. The data available becomes more and more valuable to more that you have.
    Amazon QuickSight is a really easy program to learn how to use. Amazon QuickSight allows our team to customize the data using the various data sets, which makes the available reports incredibly powerful to our organization. Our organization has the ability continually adjust our reports and build new reports as business needs change. Even though our organization has different reports built for different departments, each department can still access and understand reports from across the company.
    One of the primary challenges I've had with Amazon QuickSight so far is that some of the reports I want to build use data from different data sets. Instead of being able to put all of the information I want to see into one report. Some of our Amazon QuickSight reports only update every 24 hours. It would be great to see that data in real-time. I would remove the various time zones from Amazon QuickSight and only use the time zone we are in.

  • Verified User
    Review
    2.0

    In our case, we are storing our large amount of data in the cloud so using QuickSight adds up to the performance of the reporting. We are using it as a secondary reporting tool so that a business user can generate their own report. We are using Tableau as our primary reporting tool.
    The service is still in an evolving phase and at this position this can not be the only tool for reporting. Business users can directly generate reports with this tool but those are very basic reports so you need to get assistance from an IT person.
    Good for creating basic reporting by the business user. Integration with other data storage services of AWS You can start getting your business insights immediately no need think of license or setting up infrastructure. You need to pay as you use so its economical. Spice space can be shared across all users in the account. SPICE is QuickSight storage where data is stored in an optimized way for fast reporting.
    You can not use it as a primary reporting tool as many of the features are missing. For complex reports for business, users need to get help from an IT person. Business users time will waste in developing reports, it should have a version where we can promote the report from one environment to other. Sharing report with the user who is not added in IAM is complex.

  • Verified User
    Review
    4.0

    Due to the fact that our platform infrastructure is mainly based on AWS, it was seamless and effortless for integration. Our second consideration is the operating cost in which QuickSight is reasonably low compared to other tools we had evaluated. From a development perspective, it had a low learning curve for the engineering team to incorporate into our product.
    I'm likely to recommend it because it would become so native if other cloud services are based on AWS infrastructure, like our current setup. It is very seamlessly integrated with other services to feed in data for the visualization. In addition, supporting a reasonably large number of users concurrently is not an issue and should be able to scale horizontally as needed.
    Easily to set up for data sources, already supports quite a few of AWS and non-AWS data sources Cost friendly since users are charged only for basis of usage
    Still limited options for different type of graphs/charts. If possible with extension or API to customize the visualization would be better Mainly supports the rendering for large screen device/PC/laptop, not auto layout properly in small mobile device

Capterra
4.4
Top Comments by Capterra
Comments
  • David W.Head of Engineering
    Review
    3.0

    Ultimately, I'm not enamoured with QuickSight at all. Yes, it is an easy-to-use, highly accessible, AWS-compatible BI product but it feels half-baked with the rest of AWS, and it has some curious approaches, some complexities that are unintuitive, and some other things that make it just that bit more frustrating than it needs to be.
    We switched from Tableau and Logi Info Self Service (one of the products in the Logi Analytics suite) with the goal of having a single, easy, customer self-service platform. However, our experience with QuickSight led us back to Logi Analytics and Logi Composer instead.
    QuickSight is simple to set up - it's a public cloud AWS service so if you're already using AWS it's already there and you merely sign in to your AWS console and navigate over. It's also easy to set up your first visuals; you create a data source, create an analysis, and away you go. It helps you make interesting and effective visuals too, giving recommendations based on the nature of the data too. So, the barrier to entry for QuickSight and to start using it is extremely low. There's nothing to it.
    It's clear QuickSight is a product AWS acquired rather than natively developed because so many things are different or inconsistent with the usual AWS standards - menus, security groups, user accounts, etc. Some things you could only do via the AWS CLI. As an example, until only just recently, QuickSight had no GUI support for groups. We could make groups via the CLI, and then assign data sources and analysis to the group, but it was not available or visible in the GUI in any way. Thankfully, this feature has been added during March or April 2022. Another issue is that QuickSight sometimes doesn't work as you expect. We encountered issues with pivot tables whereby we got different results when pivoting/grouping on a specific column than when we exported the exact same data into Excel and pivoted there. We manually compared each individual row and confirmed we were looking at the exact same data. The Excel pivot was correct, while our QuickSight pivot was doing some averaging. We logged this with AWS support for help and while it was resolved the issue is that some things that ought to be simple and intuitive become a bit more complex in QuickSight. Also, QuickSight can store results for quicker access in storage it calls SPICE, and you buy SPICE quota. However, if you run out of SPICE it won't run your scheduled reports and they simply fail.

  • Verified Reviewer
    Review
    4.0

    I want to build Dashboards so I can help companies visualize how their campaigns are running. If there is a keyword/hashtag, they need to analyze, we can easily view it on the screen. I was able to build a dashboard easily and view real-time changes as well as the sentiment analysis. This proved to be of great use to me.
    I liked the fact that the visualizations were easy to create. Typically, I used to prefer using Elasticsearch and Kibana for my visuals. This one did not require much tinkering or knowing a great deal of code to set it up. There were many choices in graphs, charts, etc especially when it came to setting up a dashboard. The trial service was not restrictive either and it allowed me to explore the many choices. I loved that it has support for other services such as Salesforce, Tableau etc to import data. The sharing feature makes it fun for everyoneto view the dashboards within an organization.
    There is a lack of tutorials on how one can use it more effectively. There weren't many choices when it comes to charts, graphs. I also hated having to sign up for it separately as it's not a third party service and is part of Amazon. They should just make it easy for one to use this service without having to sign up for it again. Another issue is that there is no way for an outsider such as a client to view the visualisations as they have to be part of a team to view it. I wanted to share my dashboard with a client but it was not possible to share the link. Maybe I must have missed it but there was no simple way to do it.

  • Verified Reviewer
    Review
    5.0

    Overall, our team has been very please with what we get with Amazon QuickSight. The support team and our account reps have assisted us every step of the way. Their unique (from our previous solution) pricing structure took a bit of time to quote out, but once the math was done it was clear which solution was best. While we didn't keep as many dashboard author seats as first expected, the time and workload associated with onboarding and implementing was not something that overly taxed our engineers or analysts.
    Poor support, high pricing, and quality of visuals.
    The pricing structure alone got us interested, but the ease of setup and the user experience kept our attention. On the data-prep side, linking our RDS and Aurora instances was as simple as a login prompt. Mapping and prepping data was just as simple too. The process of building out our first interactive dashboards and then embedding them for our users occurred in 1/4 of the time as our previous BI solution.
    We still find a desktop SQL client the easiest route for the initial dataset queries. The editor in QuickSight is very beginner-friendly though. Someone with more time writing queries will likely only copy/paste into the editor, however.

  • Joe H.Senior Vice President
    Review
    5.0

    Overall, my experience with Amazon Quicksight has been amazing. I wasn't the person responsible for the initial integration/implementation within our software ecosystem, but I am one of the primary dashboard creators on our team and I'm definitely not a developer. As a semi-technical user I've found that the platform is very robust and has tons of features that make Business Intelligence reporting easy to do. Although I still haven't gotten the hang of ALL the advance features, I do feel like I'm slowly catching on to them and am probably in the 80th percentile of users. Now that I've had this tool, I definitely couldn't live without it.
    Ease of use with the reporting mechanisms is second to none. The ability to incorporate Amazon insights (AI) is amazing. I've also noticed that they release tons of new features constantly. Dashboards look really good as well.
    Pretty difficult to configure initially. If you're looking to leverage all the tools within your current system, then you'll really want to have someone certified in AWS or at least a team of devs with advanced skills. We actually reconfigured our implementation within our software after about 6 months of use and it made our lives much better.

  • Jorge C.SRE
    Review
    5.0

    A great BI tool that can serve anyone. Easy to use on a beginner level, but also customizable enough for an advanced user. The drag and drop fields are very cool to test different layouts, and very quick to show the new graphs upon any change.
    Very easy to use. It has a lot of graph options. Once a new type is selected, the visual automatically adapts and shows the new graph. The drag and drop fields make it easy to change the fields in order to achieve your goal. The ability of calculating fields using functions on Quicksights eases the load of doing it in the query.
    The calculated fields and parameters can be a little complex, but totally worth the time spent on learning how to use them. I don't like the fact that in the Analysis screen, the visuals cannot be freely moved, and automatically stick to the above visual. It should be possible to add images in order to "beautify" the dashboards

  • Nehal Y.Software Tester
    Review
    4.0

    I can say it is the future of visualization over the cloud and it needs to evolve compared to the other products in the market to sustain with the features in such competitive market in the business intelligence domain
    1. Our organization is using Amazon QuickSight for developing visually appealing dashboard 2. It is fully based on cloud and has a SPICE engine which brings all the data into the engine for faster development 3. Machine Learning and AI is a great feature which automatically creates awesome visuals without any hassle - we are using this feature quite often for faster developments
    1. Customization to the charts is very limited 2. Calculated fields is a bit tedious to be created 3. Limited SPICE engine data consumption 4. Resolution based dashboards have limited options - one is Autofit and other option has fixed resolutions