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Looker is a dynamic business intelligence platform that has transformed the way users analyze data. Its AI-powered capabilities simplify data-driven insights, fostering more informed decision-making. Users appreciate Looker's user-friendly interface and ability to create custom workflows effortlessly. The platform offers real-time access to trusted data, enhancing the overall data experience. Users value Looker's versatility and its capacity to empower businesses across various industries. It's a powerful tool that continues to modernize business intelligence workflows, earning praise for its impact on data-driven strategies.

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G2
4.4
Top Comments by G2
Positive Comments
  • Mahmoud D.Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
    Review
    4.0

    It's fairly easy to use with lists of possible options to filter and sort results. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

  • Rajeev B.Founder
    Review
    4.5

    There is a wide ecosystem of developers, startups, partners, trainers who are closely associated with Google Cloud. For startups, Google for Startups program provides liberal Google Cloud credit (we availed 243.26 GBP valid for 2 years for our entity formed in UK). Google Cloud Customer Community (C2C) is geared towards issues and experience of Google Cloud customers and has an active forum. Their offering under AI (such as Vertex AI) is evolving rapidly and provides a platform to innovate ideas for your own business usecase. Integrates nicely with WordPress sites with host of plugins including Sitekit by Google that brings Google Analytics, AdSense, Google Search console under one dashboard accessed through WP Admin. Add to it plugins like GTranslate, Gspeech by third parties built around capabilitites of Google Cloud AI. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

  • Angella G.Order Management Provisioning Finance
    Review
    5.0

    I am using Looker everyday in more than a year and i can say it is very helpful and accurate since it is the one that I'm using to check if the numbers f my order are cocrrect its my basis and so far everything is ligned especially when I am checking the customer information. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Negative Comments
  • Verified User in E-LearningMid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
    Review
    0.0

    Complex tool for newcomers Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

  • Verified User in Consumer GoodsMid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
    Review
    1.0

    Do not get into the business of enabling everyone in your company to have the ability to create their own ad-hoc visuals and set of dimensions and measures; you will truly regret the chaos that comes with it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

  • Verified User in Oil & EnergySmall-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
    Review
    1.0

    The need to learn LookML Looker's language Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

GetApp
4.5
Top Comments by GetApp
Positive Comments
  • Kevin D.Financial Services
    Review
    5.0

    It's quickly ingests the data we need to run reports and build visualizations for various teams.

  • Kieran H.Automotive
    Review
    5.0

    Looker Studio can connect a wide variety of data sources and create highly interactive dashboards and reports.

  • Ramesh K.Legal Services
    Review
    5.0

    Data visualization, analytical tool and data collection methods are effective tools which this platform provides.

Negative Comments
  • Jo R.Financial Services
    Review
    1.0

    This software RARELY works, it's completely glitchy. I use it, well, I attempt to use it, daily. But I continuously receive the No Date to Report message. It completely hinders my job as I need the data from the reporting. Seriously, it is glitchy every single day.

  • Anonymous ReviewerRetail
    Review
    2.0

    It's very slow, it takes too long to run any query, and the support is non-existing.

  • Cristian F.E-Learning
    Review
    3.0

    They can ad some more personalizations for the dashboards

Trustradius
4.1
Top Comments by Trustradius
Positive Comments
  • Verified UserDirector
    Review
    10.0

    Looker is used by the entire organization as a tool to make data driven decisions across all departments. Our executives use it to track high level KPIs. Each department uses it to track their team specific KPIs and to create custom reports to answer business critical questions.
    Looker makes it easy for executives to track KPIs in real-time Looker makes it easy for all team members to create custom reports to answer questions with data, without relying on the analytics team Looker makes it easy for the analytics team to build reporting views for each team in the organization so that individual team members can be self-sufficient in their data needs Looker makes visualizing data easy, so all team members can recognize trends and make decisions based on data

  • Verified UserDirector
    Review
    10.0

    We have Looker available as an opt-in app for the whole enterprise. It is our self-service business intelligence tool. Our power users create a dashboard and scheduled reports for others to view. This tool allows us to see many of our non-financial metrics in a multi-dimensional manner (vs two-dimensional spreadsheets).
    Beautiful visualizations. No advanced coding needed to manage (users can drag and drop). Easy to learn, mostly intuitive with basic training.

  • Verified UserAnalyst
    Review
    10.0

    Looker is being used across the whole organization. Looker is our main visualization tool for all of our company reporting.
    Easy visualization based on SQL Logic. Easy to create pull and push changes. Beautiful graphs.

Negative Comments
  • Jacob RasmussenSoftware Engineer - Internal Systems
    Review
    5.0

    Looker was being used by the entire organization. We also wanted to use Looker externally for our merchant dashboards, but that option turned out to be too expensive. We focused more on using it internally by our sales, finance, marketing, and engineering teams to build dashboards that we could use for internal analytics.
    Very simple tasks are very complicated in Looker. It is complicated for users to be able to create their own calculation, as these measures have to be added to the data model. Very simple calculations are complicated to add to the data model.

  • Verified UserDirector
    Review
    6.0

    We started using Looker about two years ago. The marketing department brought it on as a better way of analyzing data that was housed in disparate systems. Sales data in NetSuite. Call data in Cisco. Website traffic data in Google Analytics. Looker was brought on to consolidate the data under one roof and allow us to analyze and report on the data in a more centralized way.
    Difficult to display data in custom formats. Data needs to join on a single key instead of just showing what you want. Overly complex with difficult learning curve.

  • Verified UserManager
    Review
    6.0

    Looker is used as our main data warehouse and analytics system within our business. It is used across the entire organization and by every department. The business has a lot of data in a lot of different places so we feed a lot of that data into Looker to do segmentation, analysis and reporting throughout the entire business.

Capterra
4.6
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  • Vincent W.Verified LinkedIn UserSr Business Analyst
    Review
    3.0

    Overall: Like I said, it's a great tool for analysts that don't need a lot of flexibility or maybe just aren't used to working with a lot of data. To get the full value out of this software, you'll need a core group of experienced Data Analysts that can learn fast (to learn Lookers Table Calculation code which is similar to SQL) who can build a bunch of dashboards and views. You really don't want people who aren't savvy with data doing a lot of the creating because measures are always aggregated based on the dimensions you pull into each table...if a user forgets to add a specific dimension then measures could show the wrong value. This could be offset by having really good developers who architect the data in a way that doesn't allow this to happen.

  • Andrei B.Branch Manager
    Review
    5.0

    Overall: This is the greatest tool I found for data visualization. I am using it for the website, I have connected all reporting tools in one place and share it with all the departments to track their progress.

  • Haba L.Content Manager
    Review
    5.0

    Overall: It is a great tool for reporting and monitor metrics. I shared my dashboard with colleagues so we can keep our website's data under supervision.

  • Laban N.Research and development analyst
    Review
    5.0

    Overall: My experience with looker has been exceptional since it has helped us to unlock the full potential of our data analysis and visualisation.

  • Luis F.Verified LinkedIn UserCofounder
    Review
    5.0

    Overall: Being using Looker (previously datastudio) for years and they continue to improve the tool.

  • Brandon N.Director of SEO
    Review
    4.0

    "Great Reporting Software Thats Hard To Use"