Introducing ThoughtSpot 3: The World’s First Product to Harness Collective Intelligence for Search-Driven Analytics


  • The business intelligence industry’s first DataRank algorithm uses machine learning and the wisdom of crowds to empower anyone to be their own data analyst
  • AutoJoins, PopCharts and more than 200 new features help business professionals with zero technical training ask questions, analyze company data, and build reports and dashboards in seconds
  • New relationships with leading companies RichRelevance, Batteries Plus Bulbs, Primary Capital Mortgage and numerous Fortune 500 companies fuel 450% customer growth over the past year

 
Palo Alto, Calif. – December 8, 2015 – ThoughtSpot today launched ThoughtSpot 3, a major update to its search-driven analytics solution for the enterprise, with more than 200 new features across search, analytics, and visualization. Three key features in ThoughtSpot 3, DataRank, AutoJoins and PopCharts, leverage machine learning technology on relational data to help users build reports and dashboards based on the collective intelligence within their organization. ThoughtSpot 3’s advancements make getting answers to data questions faster and easier for everyone in an organization. Leading global brands like RichRelevance, Primary Capital Mortgage and Batteries Plus Bulbs are currently using the new features of ThoughtSpot 3 to empower every business professional to be their own data analyst. RichRelevance is a strategic partner bringing ThoughtSpot’s capabilities to more than 230 retailers globally through its Relevance Cloud personalization platform. Primary Capital Mortgage is saving their sales teams 600 hours per month with ThoughtSpot.

Relational Search Meets Machine Learning with DataRank, AutoJoins and PopCharts
ThoughtSpot 3 combines the ease of search with the intelligence of machine learning to deliver a powerful analytic solution that anyone can use to quickly get the right answers out of their data.

  • DataRank: Machine learning algorithm that sorts and presents data recommendations as you type, guiding you to the right data based on data properties and the collective intelligence in your company—helping everyone get answers even faster.
  • AutoJoins: Automatically graphs your data sources and joins tables in real-time to calculate answers across previously siloed databases.
  • PopCharts: As you type in ThoughSpot’s search box, answers are calculated on-the-fly and charts are presented instantly. PopCharts chooses from over a dozen new chart types and automatically presents the best one for your search.

“People want to make smart data-driven decisions as quickly as possible. They have come to expect it in their personal lives. Two billion people use search everyday to get instant answers when it comes to booking travel, trading stocks, and finding jobs—activities previously managed by experts. With ThoughtSpot 3 we’re providing the same service to business professionals looking to make smarter decisions every day at work,” said Ajeet Singh, co-founder and CEO of ThoughtSpot. “With the release of ThoughtSpot 3, every human now has the power to search to analyze all of their company data as easily as they use search in their personal lives.”

“We used to have a multi-day process for getting critical data to our store managers. And ThoughtSpot is significantly faster than our old cube process," said Jayson Serrault, CMO of Batteries Plus Bulbs. "The search interface is refreshingly easy to use and will help our 700 stores answer their own questions in minutes. It's going to be a game changer for our company.”

"As the desire for data-driven decisions grows across the business world, there is a greater appetite for people capable of creating data insights,” said Aberdeen Vice President and Principal Analyst Michael Lock. “For companies looking to create insights faster and more easily, early findings from Aberdeen’s latest survey indicate that Best-in-Class organizations are adopting language-driven analytics, for example search-driven analytics and code-free discovery, at a greater rate than lesser performers.”

The Data Bottleneck
In our personal lives, two billion humans use search to instantly access information on sites like Google, Amazon, LinkedIn and Kayak, to book the best flight, find a new job, or trade a hot stocks. Meanwhile at work the tools we use to answer questions from our enterprise data are slow, difficult to use and require days of training. According to McKinsey, by 2018, there will be a shortage 1.5 million data analysts in the US alone. These data experts are being asked to build analyses for the 500 million and growing, knowledge workers, leading to an average delay of up to 4.8 days to build a simple report. This shortage is creating a massive bottleneck and limiting the productivity of business teams.

ThoughtSpot Delivers Instant Data Access to Everyone
ThoughtSpot 3’s new machine learning solutions including DataRank, AutoJoins and PopCharts guide users to the right answers and visualizations instantly. With the release of ThoughtSpot 3, every business professional now has the power to search to analyze all of their company data, as easily as they use search in their personal lives. Now retailers can give their store merchants direct access to sales and inventory data to accurately plan what SKUs to put on the shelves each day. Pharma companies can give scientists and researchers the ability to search to analyze patient samples to speed up drug delivery process. Media companies can help movie distributors search to analyze movie performance by channel to see which markets are the most profitable. And telecom providers give marketers access to customer data from hundreds of campaigns to improve customer churn.

Pricing and Availability
ThoughtSpot 3 is now generally available. 

About ThoughtSpot
ThoughtSpot is disrupting the BI industry with search-driven analytics built for the enterprise. Anyone can use ThoughtSpot with zero training to ask questions, analyze company data, and build reports and dashboards - all in seconds. ThoughtSpot can combine data from on-premise, desktop and cloud sources, and Hadoop, can scale to billions of rows, and can be deployed in hours. The days of waiting for reports and dashboards are over. The company's founding team has previously built market-defining search and analytics technologies at Google, Amazon, Oracle and Microsoft. For more information please visit thoughtspot.com.

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