About Mode

Mode is a cloud-based software that helps enterprises leverage business intelligence (BI) tools to extract data from multiple sources and process and analyze it for reporting purposes. Administrators can use the dashboard to apply custom formulas across query results, configure staff access permissions, and visualize collected data in the form of charts or pivot tables.

Mode provides a built-in data engine, Helix, which enables businesses to use an SQL editor, drag-and-drop charts, and Python and R notebooks to build custom visualizations. Developers can embed white-label analytics into applications and define parameters for managing database loads. It also lets users access previous versions of queries, automatically update generated reports, and share them with colleagues through Slack or email.

Mode offers an API, which allows enterprises to integrate the platform with several data warehouses and third-party applications such as Amazon Athena, Databricks, Impala, MemSQL, Fivetran, Permutive, Oracle, ETLeap, XPlenty, and more. The software is designed for businesses in the finance, healthcare, food, media, and retail industries.

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Business size

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Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to Mode

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Features

Total features of Mode: 60

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Application Development Software
  • Benchmarking
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Customization
  • Dashboard Software
  • Data Blending
  • Data Cleansing
  • Data Connectors
  • Data Discovery Software
  • Data Extraction Software
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Quality Control
  • Data Visualization Software
  • Drag & Drop
  • Forecasting
  • Functions/Calculations
  • Integration into Third Party Applications
  • Interactive Reports
  • KPI Monitoring
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Marketing Reports
  • Mobile Dashboards
  • Mobile Reporting
  • Multi-User Collaboration
  • OLAP
  • Performance Metrics
  • Predictive Analytics Software
  • Private Dashboards
  • Profitability Analysis
  • Public Dashboards
  • Publishing / Sharing
  • Query Builder
  • Relational Display
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Sales Reports
  • Scheduled / Automated Reports
  • Scorecards
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Data Preparation
  • Self-service Analytics
  • Simulation Software
  • Single Page View
  • Storytelling
  • Strategic Planning Software
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Trend / Problem Indicators
  • Visual Analytics
  • Visual Discovery
  • Visual Workflow Management
  • Widgets

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5
(84)
Value for Money
4.5/5
Features
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.4/5
Customer Support Software
4.5/5

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Antonio S.
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  • Industry: Internet
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for Free Trial
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Mode Pros and Cons

Reviewed on 05/11/2021

Pros

The system's customization features allow you to zero in on specific data and deliver it in the most effective way possible for you and your company. The reporting interface's user-friendly drag-and-drop interface makes data visualization simple and powerful. Finally, the low price is a big plus, especially when you consider the capabilities you receive for that money.

Cons

One typical issue is that there is no mobile user support, implying that you must use this program on a computer. There have also been criticisms regarding the absence of features such as reports that are generated automatically whenever a triggering event happens rather than on a timetable, or the availability of clustering stacked bar graphs and other similar capabilities.

Nathaniel A.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Mode is a powerful tool for your business

Reviewed on 10/12/2019

10/10 we couldn't have run our business without it. All of our production reports and alerting...

10/10 we couldn't have run our business without it. All of our production reports and alerting happen through Mode and it hasn't ever let us down. Mode works great with other tools in its space and fits nicely in to the modern data stack. Two thumbs way up from our team.

Pros

- You can query database tables directly using SQL
- The visualizations are easy to set up and beautiful
- you can literally style ANYTHING on your report using CSS, Javascript, and HTML
- the Python notebook is powerful and easy to use, you can use Plotly along with a whole bunch of other great libraries for working with data.
- There is a Mode API so you can use report results in tools like zapier to help build alerting around your business metrics
- flexable parameterization for reports

Cons

This is minor, but the UI can get the tiniest bit glitchy, on occasion. That said I've seen the Mode team address lots of the issues over the years.

Alternatives Considered

Looker

Reasons for Switching to Mode

Our team would be lost without the Python and R libraries. We also use the Mode API to power a ton of alerting and reporting for product, finance, customer success, and sales.
Mario D.
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  • Industry: Cosmetics
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Good for operative reporting but not as well as bi tool.

Reviewed on 17/12/2019

Small companies without any reporting tool is good to start.

Small companies without any reporting tool is good to start.

Pros

Easy to use with technical background. Easy to run a queries analyze the results and built interesting charts to do some exploratory data analysis or follow some KPIs. Also is good subscription by email (or other methods) and great to use python to create some sophisticated analysis.

Cons

It's not easy to use for final user without SQL background. If you are looking for operative reporting or EDA is a good solution but if your final users don't know SQL and wats to do some analysis with data like: drag a drop dimensions measures from data mart and build their own analysis, use "drill down", use some sophisticated filters (or/and) or analysis to compare two sets of data,... it has a great way to go.

Mike C.
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  • Industry: Sports
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Solves the problems we need it to

Reviewed on 23/12/2019

Mode clearly cares about the success of their users with their product and it’s shown in the...

Mode clearly cares about the success of their users with their product and it’s shown in the features of the offer and the support that they have. Mode has helped us eliminate the need for a two or three step business process by allowing us to set up SWL reporting for any college to run, as required. This product is worth exploring if you have a team that needs data to be run re time or on a scheduled basis in order to provide insights that will help them with their day-to-day activities.
Reporting that is real time or on a scheduled basis in order to provide insights has been helpful in streamlining day-to-day activities that are data dependent.

Pros

The thing that we liked most is that any employee who is familiar with SQL could set up reporting that can be run by all of our staff (technical or otherwise) to solve problems and avoid directly contacting developers when common data issues come up. For example, when our clients call and ask a common question, the team can immediately run a Mode report and provide the answer in real time, leading to a simple business process and effective solution for the client.

Cons

Certain SQL functions are not available in Mode. Organizing reports was hard to manage, and we had many legacy reports from past colleagues that had no context unless the user opened the report, which became time consuming.

Alternatives Considered

Microsoft SQL Server

Reasons for Switching to Mode

Mode was easier to set-up for non-Technical staff.
Sameer S.
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  • Industry: Utilities
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Excellent Query Tool / Embedded BI

Reviewed on 17/12/2019

We needed a centralized query tool, as well as a tool that provides BI capabilities. Mode provides...

We needed a centralized query tool, as well as a tool that provides BI capabilities. Mode provides both.

Pros

Security First - It's clear to us that security a primary consideration for all features they roll out
High Customizability - we are able to skin our reports as we'd like
Great Integrations - we post reports to Slack, via API, etc.
Usability - it's extremely easy to use

Cons

White-Label Feature doesn't seem to be a priority, as it doesn't get frequent updates

Alternatives Considered

Sisense

Reasons for Choosing Mode

Better report customizability & ability to create ad-hoc reports (like a query tool).

Switched From

Looker

Reasons for Switching to Mode

Mode was clearly security-forward.
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Mode FAQs

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Mode offers the following pricing plans:

  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Mode offers a free Studio plan with basic features, as well as Business and Enterprise plans. Contact Mode Analytics for more information on pricing.

Mode has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

Mode supports the following languages:

English

Mode supports the following devices:

Mode integrates with the following applications:

Amazon Aurora, Amplitude, Etleap, Fivetran, Heap, Hive, MariaDB, Microsoft Azure, MySQL, Segment, Slack, Snowplow Insights, WordPress, Xplenty

Mode offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base Software, Phone Support, Chat

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