SAN FRANCISCO—June 16, 2020—Sigma Computing, an innovator in cloud-native analytics and business intelligence (A&BI), is powering a community-driven approach to A&BI with the latest version of its solution. The new interactive dashboards transform the A&BI process by enabling seamless collaboration between business users and data experts and allowing the domain experts to align A&BI efforts with business needs. Sigma’s new Application Embedding capability allows dashboards to be embedded into applications with inherited access roles and permissions, extending the value of Sigma throughout the entire data ecosystem safely and securely.
“Every company wants to be data-driven, but that is just a pipe dream until data exploration, analysis, and business intelligence are accessible to everyone,” said Rob Woollen, co-founder and CTO, Sigma Computing. “At Sigma, we believe the organizations that derive the most value from A&BI solutions are the ones that use them to work iteratively across business and technical teams. Unlike other solutions, Sigma gives everyone, not just data teams, the ability to explore, model, visualize, and enrich their data in real-time, at cloud-scale, so that they can find the answers in their data that drive real competitive advantage more quickly.”
According to a Sigma research report released today, 79 percent of data experts and 64 percent of domain experts want to work together more closely on A&BI, which requires a tool that balances power and ease-of-use so both groups are confident working in it. When combined with the Sigma Spreadsheet, interactive dashboards bridge the gap between data experts and domain experts, enabling them to easily collaborate on initiatives, better understand data, and communicate insights. Key features and functionality include:
- More choices for managing data updating in real-time as underlying data and analysis change;
- New customizable templates, themes, layouts and a dashboard builder;
- Mobile responsiveness so dashboards and visualization can be viewed on any device;
- Easily and securely share dashboards and visualizations with public and private links;
- Ability to embed images, videos, and URLs;
- Leverage parameters directly within dashboards and across multiple worksheets;
- Data controls to dynamically update specific filters/parameters and connected analyses.
“Sigma’s dashboards give us a 360-degree understanding of our customers’ businesses so we can easily identify opportunities for new efficiencies and potential problems before they become issues,” said Chris Lambert, CTO, Payload. “Just about every company is trying to do more with less right now, which means we need to be making the best possible decision at any given moment. Sigma puts the data we need at our fingertips, guiding every decision we make and validating every recommendation we give to our customers.”
Embedded analytics use cases, like application embedding, allow Sigma users to extend the value of their data by putting real-time and endorsed data analysis alongside a business workflow. This meets decision-makers where they are and eliminates the need for users to switch between applications to find data they need to make decisions. With our new application embedding capabilities, users can now embed dashboards and visualizations into custom applications and authenticate users through those applications. Embedded dashboards can also be customized for each user directly from Sigma, including specific views of data and the ability to change views of data in the dashboard or visualization.
“With Sigma’s Application Embedding capability, we were able to create data-rich and interactive dashboards that show our customers all of the key metrics they need for daily decision making and embed them directly into our proprietary products without any interruption to the service we provide to our customers. All they know is that they are now able to track a wider array of metrics, in real-time, for even better decision-making moment to moment,” added Lambert.
Lambert will join data experts from Sigma Computing and Snowflake for a webinar, entitled “Managing Market Volatility with Cloud Data Analytics,” on Tuesday, June 23 at 11 a.m. PDT. The webinar will showcase the new dashboards and application embedding capability while discussing how to easily pull third-party data into business analyses, run what-if scenarios, identify areas of excess and opportunity, do contingency planning, and more.
Sigma is the first analytics and business intelligence (A&BI) solution designed to run natively with cloud data warehouses (CDWs), giving teams direct, instant, and governed data access. Sigma maximizes the value of CDWs, eliminates the need to change data models as new questions arise, and transforms A&BI into an iterative process. The Sigma Spreadsheet empowers anyone to analyze data – without code or extracts – and make insight-driven decisions quickly, freeing data experts to focus on more innovative, fulfilling initiatives. Sigma powers a community-driven approach to A&BI and delivers on the self-service promise.