Vizzly vs Metabase

May 8, 2023

Embedding analytics in your product is an effective approach to providing valuable data to your users. Not only is this a great method of boosting engagement and retention metrics, but a great opportunity to drive incremental revenue through cross-sell.

Vizzly is a low-code toolkit for building customer-facing dashboards. With Vizzly, B2B SaaS apps can build anything from simple dashboards for their MVP to sophisticated self-serve reporting for enterprise customers.

How is Vizzly different from metabase?

Metabase was founded with the aim of helping teams explore data and share reports within a business, while Vizzly was established with a singular goal of supporting B2B SaaS apps build beautiful customer-facing dashboards.

Hundreds of B2B SaaS apps have signed up for Vizzly, with many of them migrating from Metabase. Here are a few factors that have contributed to their decision:

Vizzly’s strengths

1️⃣ High extensibility

Because Vizzly was built to be customer-facing, we understand the importance of extensibility. The issue with most embedded analytics solutions, is rigidity.

With Vizzly, you can access our API via a React hook, override components (e.g. dropdowns, buttons, icons etc.) and inject your own visualizations via our Plugin API. The point is, you shouldn't need to compromise product quality for speed to market.

2️⃣ Flexible design

Our customers want their reporting capability to look, feel and behave like the rest of their application. Instead of editing your dashboard design through a restrictive UI, Vizzly offers a powerful Theme API and 45+ overridable components.

3️⃣ Self-serve reporting

By enabling the necessary feature flags, yours users can create their own tables, charts, and dashboards, providing a flexible and customizable experience.

But don't worry, Vizzly can be configured to suit all levels of data literacy, from data newbies to BI aficionados. Your users don’t need a MBA or a crash course in data analytics before they start benefiting from what Vizzly has to offer.

Metabase's strengths

1️⃣ Open-Source

Metabase is an open-source tool, which means that users can access and modify the source code as needed. This provides flexibility and enables customization, making it easier for businesses to tailor the tool to their specific needs.

Of course, this also means you'll need to host and manage the solution end-to-end.

2️⃣ Product maturity

Metabase has been around for a few years longer, it’s equipped with a few more data connectors, alerting and some impressive data exploration features. Self-serve analytics is possible with Metabase, but like many BI solutions, the UX is incredibly rigid.

Feature Breakdown

What’s next for Vizzly?

We ship fast. Here’s a few things you can expect to see soon:

• Multi-select filters

• MongoDB integration

• A very exciting announcement (stay tuned!)

If you’re interested in trialing Vizzly, schedule a demo and we'll get you setup with an account. Within half a day, you'll be up and running with your fist dashboard.