Choosing InetSoft Style Intelligence over ThoughtSpot

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G2 Crowd recently compared InetSoft Style Intelligence and ThoughtSpot over various parameters. InetSoft won strong ratings across the general categories of Reports, Self Service, Advanced Analytics, Building Reports, and Platform. Each category had various parameters detailed below.

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A ThoughtSpot Alternative with Maximum Self Service


InetSoft has done extremely well in general usage ratings - Meeting Requirements, Ease of Setup, and Quality of Support. The speed with which dashboards and reports can be churned out swiftly had been a great reason for the reviewers to recommend Style Intelligence.

Dashboards, Scorecards, and Graphs and Charts were the parameters where Style Intelligence was lauded for its robustness and described as a complete and powerful go-to tool for visual data analysis. These parameters were evaluated under the Reports Category aimed to strengthen an organization's reporting by balancing the visual images and the reports in the right proportions to gain valuable insights into critical decisions making.

Style Intelligence uses the same metadata layer for its reports and dashboards. The advantage of this is that the users can put formulas in one place and the dashboards and reports will show the same results providing a single version of truth. This was evident in the Self Service category where the parameters Calculated Fields, Data Column Filtering, and Cllaboration/Workflow favored InetSoft. Self-service reporting is the natural and prudent evolution of information management. The benefits of decreased time to information and the broadening of information access are key drivers for competitive success of any organization.

List of Areas Where InetSoft Ranked Higher than ThoughtSpot

The detailed list of categories & parameters of how InetSoft Style Intelligence scored over ThoughtSpot is presented below. Please click here or the G2 logo to go over the individual reviews.


  • Meets Requirements
  • Ease of Setup
  • Quality of Support)

  • Advanced Analytics
  • Data Visualization
  • Big Data Services
  • Reports
  • Graphs and Charts
  • Score Cards
  • Dashboards

  • Building Reports
  • Data Transformation
  • Data Modeling
  • WYSIWYG Report Design
  • Integration APIs
  • Self Service
  • Calculated Fields
  • Data Column Filtering
  • Collaboration/Workflow

  • Platform
  • Customization
  • User, Role, and Access Management
  • Internationalization
  • Sandbox/Test Environments
  • Breadth of Partner Applications
  • Make Better Decisions with Predictive Analytics

    Another major category win against ThoughtSpot is in the category of Advanced Analytics, InetSoft won in Data Visualization and Big Data Services. Style Intelligence's data caching technology enables the management of large volumes of data. The tool also offers various data displays like tabbed interfaces, sliders, calendars etc. Prediction (proactive) rather than reporting (reactive), will be the focus of any organization in the current times where analytics of customers' spending behavior are of vital importance.

    The Building Reports category saw InetSoft's Style Intelligence win big over ThoughtSpot's solution. The parameters for comparison - Data Transformation, Data Modeling, WYSIWYG Report Design, and Integration APIs clearly exhibited InetSoft's capability to mash up disparate data sources and schedule reports automatically. Why is this category of reporting critical? This will help any organization to change reports on the fly. The benefits and flexibility of the Style Intelligence platform result in enabling an incredibly powerful and distributed development environment that allows all levels of the organization visibility and access to data.

    InetSoft helps Organizations with Fact Based Decision Making

    G2 Crowd also revealed that InetSoft offered better value in Cutsomization, User, Role and Access Management, Internationalization, Sandbox/Test Environments, and Breadth of Partner Applications. These parameters were studied under the Platform category.

    Style Intelligence helps any organization to become better at fact based decision making without too much reliance on IT to access critical information. InetSoft helps eliminating costly delays in decision-making and thereby the unnecessary strain on the IT department.

    Style Intelligence offers a business environment in which business users no longer need to rely on IT, but instead can access and manipulate data on their own. With InetSoft's connectors, the users have the flexibility to mashup any new data on the run with ability to do business user level data mashups. This solution allows users to rapidly add new sources from disparate data locations and analyze data side-by-side through both dashboards and reports.

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