Google Data Studio

Google Data Studio

Interactive dashboard reporting and data visualization tool

4.3/5 (4 reviews)

Google Data Studio Overview

Google Data Studio, a free and cloud-hosted application, allows users to create interactive dashboards and professionally styled reports from a wide variety of data sources. Deployed with a view to presenting the kind of insights useful for informing business decisions, the solution provides built-in and partner connectors that facilitate connections to most data sources. Data Studio reports are therefore able to leverage data from one or more possible sources. Possible data sets include Google Analytics, Google Sheets, Google Ads, Google Cloud Storage, Google Search Console, Google Attribution 360, and YouTube, with Google Drive also used to store generated reports for broader sharing purposes. Additional connectors cover BigQuery, SQL databases, Campaign Manager, plus CSV upload for Excel spreadsheets.

Data Studio's web-based reporting tools allow data to be transformed into "visualization art" and used to build interactive, real-time reports or dashboards. The drag-and-drop report editor offers configurable charts and tables such as line charts, bar charts, pie charts, geo maps, area/bubble graphs, paginated data tables, pivot tables, and more. Viewer filters and date range controls make reports interactive, while report templates can be created from standard reports through the data control tool. Custom text and images allow reports to be rebranded or annotated along with the application of links, clickable images, styles and color themes. Sharing and collaboration features are supported by centralized Google Drive storage of saved reports and data sources, with reports also able to be embedded within websites. When users elect to share a particular report or a data source with other editors, those authorized users are able to work on the same file together in real time.

Pricing

Starting from
US$0,00
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Value for money

Devices

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Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Google Data Studio Reviews

Overall rating
4.3/5
75% positive reviews
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Best free reporting tool

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/03/13
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Pros

The best part of it is that I no longer have to spend hours on making reports for our clients. You just make a template, create a data source and it's done. It's one of the best tools Google came up with in the last years.

It's very easy to use and extremely intuitive.

Cons

Could use a couple more integration (Facebook for exemple) but hey it's FREE and it's very very good.

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Nik F.

The best free BI dashboarding tool

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/12/18
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Pros

GDS is free and that is its greatest strength. It connects easily to Google services, and supports a smattering of other data sources. It is easy to use and has some power under the hood that isn't obvious at first blush, especially with recent updates that permit better data aggregation and transformation.

Cons

It is very good for relatively simple dashboards, but if you are looking for larger scale "enterprise" tools or want more flexibility in data management, it's probably not a good fit. Maintenance of dashboards is highly manual and it is nearly impossible to create template reports or duplicate them for other similar data sources.

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Maimoona A.

Rating only

Reviewed on 2019/01/03
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Andres L.

Rating only

Reviewed on 2019/04/05
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Google Data Studio Pricing

Starting from
US$0,00
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Value for money

Google Data Studio is available for free.

Google Data Studio Features

  • Charting
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Filtering
  • Data Visualization
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Graphical Data Presentation
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Visual Analytics

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Business Intelligence
  • Data Import/Export
  • Monitoring
  • Real Time Data
  • Third Party Integration
  • Trend Analysis

Additional information for Google Data Studio

Key features of Google Data Studio

  • Charting
  • Collaboration tools
  • Customizable branding
  • Customizable reporting
  • Customizable templates
  • Dashboard creation
  • Data connectors
  • Data filtering
  • Data visualization
  • Database integration
  • Drag-and-drop interface
  • Graphical data presentation
  • Interactive reporting
  • Real-time analytics
  • Real-time reporting
  • Report sharing
  • Synchronous editing
  • Text editing
  • Visual analytics
  • Website integration

Benefits

  • Google Data Studio offers a free online solution for connecting multiple data sources to create interactive dashboards and stylized professional reports leveraging a variety of visualizations including graphs and pie charts.

  • Users can generate reports wholly from scratch or utilize a gallery selection of customizable report templates for popular data visualization purposes.

  • CSV file upload allows Excel spreadsheet data to be imported and incorporated, with generated reports stored centrally on Google Drive for convenient sharing.

  • Google Data Studio also connects to data sets including Google Analytics, Google Sheets, Google Ads, and Google Drive, along with BigQuery and other SQL databases, Search Console, Campaign Manager, Attribution 360 and YouTube.

  • Google Data Studio's Data Sources tool promises to facilitate those data connections without requiring any programming or specialist knowledge.

  • Google Data Studio FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Google Data Studio.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Google Data Studio offer?

    Google Data Studio offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$0,00

    Pricing model: Free

    Free Trial: Not Available

    Google Data Studio is available for free.

    Q. What are the main features of Google Data Studio?

    Google Data Studio offers the following features:

    • Charting
    • Collaboration tools
    • Customizable branding
    • Customizable reporting
    • Customizable templates
    • Dashboard creation
    • Data connectors
    • Data filtering
    • Data visualization
    • Database integration
    • Drag-and-drop interface
    • Graphical data presentation
    • Interactive reporting
    • Real-time analytics
    • Real-time reporting
    • Report sharing
    • Synchronous editing
    • Text editing
    • Visual analytics
    • Website integration

    Q. Who are the typical users of Google Data Studio?

    Google Data Studio has the following typical customers:

    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business

    Q. What languages does Google Data Studio support?

    Google Data Studio supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Google Data Studio offer?

    Google Data Studio has the following pricing plans:

    Free

    Q. Does Google Data Studio support mobile devices?

    We do not have any information about what devices Google Data Studio supports

    Q. What other apps does Google Data Studio integrate with?

    Google Data Studio integrates with the following applications:

    AuthorityLabs, Blendo, CallRail, Campaign Manager, Collect, Fulcrum, Google Analytics, Integromat, Jet Interactive, Toky

    Q. What level of support does Google Data Studio offer?

    Google Data Studio offers the following support options:

    Knowledge Base, Online Support, Video Tutorials