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Qrvey vs Looker

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Embedded analytics is not the same as internal business intelligence.

Why choose a product built for something else?

What is Looker?

Looker has been acquired by Google and follows in the footsteps of traditional business intelligence players like Cognos, which was acquired by IBM in 2008. Looker is currently available as a server-based Java application or hosted on the Google Cloud Platform. The product has APIs for embedded applications, making it a better choice for distributed applications than rivals like Tableau. However, Looker is only able to embed end-user outputs, which falls short of modern analytics solutions like Qrvey. It remains to be seen how support for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft’s Azure will be affected by the Google acquisition.

Companies Using Looker for Embedded Analytics Struggle With:

No embeddable custom dashboard builder, can only edit existing
Integration with multi-tenant SaaS applications
It’s expensive! Licensing costs do not favor SaaS use cases
Learning LookML – increases developer’s learning curve
Focus on GCP (most SaaS applications are hosted on AWS)

Data Management + Embedded Analytics + Automation = Winning Combination


Data Management
Native Data Transformation Service
Data Profiling
Unstructured Data
Semi-Structured Data
Data Augmentation Using AI & ML
Structured Data
Embedded Analytics
Unlimited Users and Embedded Friendly Licensing
Easy Multi-tenant Configuration
White Label
Embeddable Dashboards Builder
Embeddable Dashboards and Charts
No Code Workflow Builder
Embeddable Workflow Builder
Data Writebacks
100% Cloud-Native
Built on Serverless Technology
Fully Elastic / Auto Scaling

No Implementation Partial Implementation Full Implementation

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Companies Choose Qrvey for Embedded Analytics Solutions
Because Qrvey is Purpose Built for SaaS Applications

Faster Time to Market

Qrvey is natively built for SaaS applications, so that means your developers spend less time in development and your end users get the solution to their needs faster since we are laser focused on the needs of SaaS providers.

Looker has typical embedded widgets for charts and dashboards. The real challenge involves integrating this to a multi-tenant environment with the proper security controls SaaS applications require. You’re also stuck with their styles.

Full Suite of Embedded Widgets

Qrvey goes beyond the typical charts and dashboards. Not only can you offer custom dashboard builders, but every part of the Qrvey platform is embeddable carefully architected with developers in mind.

Looker is built for internal analysts. They offer embedding options, but they’re really not for engineering teams to integrate into SaaS products as this isn’t their core focus.

No-Code Automation For Everyone

The power of Qrvey unlocks when any user of a SaaS application can build their own custom automation workflows using a no-code, embedded automation builder. Qrvey puts the power of automation in the hands of everyone.

Looker primarily relies on direct-connections to SQL databases hosted on GCP or on-prem. These rarely scale efficiently or cost-effectively and don’t lend itself to scalable automation by SaaS applications end users.

Architecture Matters to SaaS Providers

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