Centralize, Don’t Scatter

Mode vs. Sisense

Today’s marketplace requires truly modern business intelligence tools that prioritize a user-first choice of analysis including SQL, Python, and R-notebook workflows for everyday analysts in addition to robust visualizations for every team and business user—and all in one place, not embedded in multiple, costly point-solutions or applications.

Business Intelligence beyond embedded analytics

Mode unifies data teams and their stakeholders with a central platform built with collective intelligence. Mode provides a starting point for everyone as analysts are able to begin analysis using a code-first approach while non-technical users can explore existing insights or build their own reports from Datasets vetted and curated by the data team —no tool switching or new model building required.

Sisense is designed to be a point solution that infuses dashboards into tools for business users, like Salesforce. Effectively embeding pre-determined data visualizations into applications typically requires significant effort and coding from end users.

Visual thinkers welcome

Drag-and-drop your way through governed datasets and metrics, iterating through as many visualizations as you need to understand your data and find that aha moment.

Simple charts

Spin up bar and line graphs, pie charts, pivot tables, and more in seconds.

Multi-faceted, multi-dimensional

Building complex charts is possible with drag-and-drop charting visual analysis that is anything but basic.

Endless iteration

Visualize your data, then quickly iterate through as many versions of the chart you need to get your point across.

Put it all together

Start with your trusted data, build your visualizations, then share your
insights across your organization by building your own one-off report
or always-on dashboard with the most relevant data to your team.

Text write-ups

Don't just share the charts. Give them context with a quick explanation.

Plenty of charts

Add as many visualizations as you need to monitor your metrics or share your insights.

Automatic refresh

Reports built on datasets are automatically refreshed based on the dataset schedule.

Schedule and share

Schedule once, and don't think twice about automated sharing of your reports over Slack or email.

Always accurate

Reports powered by dbt metrics are 100% accurate, 100% of the time.

Automatically updated

Reports built on curated data sources like datasets and dbt metrics will automatically be updated when any foundational data changes.

No steep learning curves

Mode makes it very easy to get started. Once you connect your database you can be creating and sharing your first report within minutes. For your business teams, Mode is a central hub full of easy-to-understand data, curated by the data team, without long implementation times or tedious maintenance. The path from data to insights is remarkably fast, even if your new to the tool.

Sisense has a large number of features and capabilities, which can be overwhelming for some users. It can take time to become proficient in using the platform and making the most of its capabilities. Sisense has a complex architecture that requires a significant amount of IT support and infrastructure, which can slow businesses down, when they need answers fast.

Award-winning support

Mode’s award-winning customer support team is always available to help anyone solve problems and find success with their Mode implementation. While Sisense currently offers limited and poorly rated customer support, Mode remains committed to developing and executing against a product roadmap driven by customer needs.

Why Businesses Choose Mode


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Mode is modern BI that puts data teams at the center

Data exploration for everyone

Fast, easy set up

Iterative ad hoc analysis

One query powers multiple charts

Advanced analytics

Explorable dashboards

Embedded Analytics

Easy to build Visualizations

Award-winning support

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Get more from your data

Your team can be up and running in 30 minutes or less.