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Likelihood to Recommend

9 Spokes

Good for letting your investors, employees and others know at a glance how your company is doing. The interface is clean and organized well. I just wish more of the app's functionality was available for testing and implementation. "Coming soon" is not really encouraging when we already have been waiting for a year or more.
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Tableau Desktop

Tableau is well suited for scenarios where we need to show data visually instead of tabular data. Because Tableau Desktop helps in summarizing the data, and summary data can be well presented in visual form only. If we have tabular data we need to first perform a few calculations and based on that we can create fields which will be used for creating graphs and charts.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

9 Spokes
9.0
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Customizable dashboards
9 Spokes
9.0
Tableau Desktop
9.1
Pixel Perfect reports
9 Spokes
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Report Formatting Templates
9 Spokes
Tableau Desktop
7.7

Ad-hoc Reporting

9 Spokes
7.0
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Drill-down analysis
9 Spokes
7.0
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Formatting capabilities
9 Spokes
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
9 Spokes
Tableau Desktop
7.8
Report sharing and collaboration
9 Spokes
Tableau Desktop
8.2

Data Discovery and Visualization

9 Spokes
10.0
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
9 Spokes
10.0
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
9 Spokes
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Predictive Analytics
9 Spokes
Tableau Desktop
7.4

Access Control and Security

9 Spokes
9.0
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Multi-User Support (named login)
9 Spokes
9.0
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Role-Based Security Model
9 Spokes
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
9 Spokes
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Single Sign-On (SSO)
9 Spokes
Tableau Desktop
7.9

Mobile Capabilities

9 Spokes
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
9 Spokes
6.0
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
9 Spokes
10.0
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Dedicated iOS Application
9 Spokes
Tableau Desktop
7.7
Dedicated Android Application
9 Spokes
Tableau Desktop
7.4

Report Output and Scheduling

9 Spokes
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Publish to Web
9 Spokes
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Publish to PDF
9 Spokes
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Report Versioning
9 Spokes
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Report Delivery Scheduling
9 Spokes
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Delivery to Remote Servers
9 Spokes
Tableau Desktop
8.1

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

9 Spokes
Tableau Desktop
7.5
REST API
9 Spokes
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Javascript API
9 Spokes
Tableau Desktop
7.6
iFrames
9 Spokes
Tableau Desktop
6.9
Java API
9 Spokes
Tableau Desktop
7.4
Themeable User Interface (UI)
9 Spokes
Tableau Desktop
7.7
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
9 Spokes
Tableau Desktop
7.1

Pros

9 Spokes

  • Grouping several apps in one place for easy viewing.
  • Clean dashboard interface that looks uncluttered when viewing several apps at once.
  • Setting up the apps is a breeze when the platform supports them.
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Tableau Desktop

  • Connection to data sources, and variety of connectors available
  • Easy-to-use data blending functionality, once you experiment it a few times
  • Makes visual analysis accessible to a wide variety of users
  • Publication of dashboards on Tableau Server is a breeze
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Cons

9 Spokes

  • Integration with apps that are listed. Some of them are not supported yet and it seems the wait is taking longer than I'd like.
  • iPhone support. It would be nice to have this in the app store. Not available as of 04/25/2018.
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Tableau Desktop

  • Tableau is ill-suited to work with SSAS cubes, at least when you are used to analysis within Microsoft tools
  • Data preparation is not up-to-par with other leading vendor tools (although can be improved through Alteryx if you have access to it)
  • The ease-of-use is true for basic analysis, but rapidly gives way to a steep learning curve with more complex queries or when the business context is more mathematics oriented
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Likelihood to Renew

9 Spokes

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.9
Based on 39 answers
Because right now its the best option out there (disclosure: I haven't used Qlikview or some of the other direct competitors of Tableau). The big investment is in Tableau Server not desktop. For the cost of the license of Tableau desktop, its a pretty good deal. You can hook it up to pretty much any data source easily. You can easily share the visualizations with your team/colleagues easily. Tableau Desktop is generally easy to use for business users. But the more advanced stuff is better suited for a analyst or someone with a IT/CS background.
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Usability

9 Spokes

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.7
Based on 23 answers
There is a learning curve but they have dozens of videos to step you through projects which are a great start for anyone. They are nice and short but cover a specific area with linkages to the next video in the series. I've often fired up one similar to a new project of mine and simply stepped through it. This is where you get the boss to give you a large second (or even third) monitor to boost your productivity. If she doesn't then start looking for a better place to work!
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Reliability and Availability

9 Spokes

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 10 answers
I have really never faced any serious issue with this tool, although in some versions there were crashing issues were there.
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Performance

9 Spokes

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 6.2
Based on 9 answers
Tableau's connections to third-party sources can be somewhat slow due to the time required to speak to a source over a network. However, if you properly utilize Tableau's Data Source Extracts, then the speed is incredible. On the other hand, Tableau makes it very easy for the user to put too much data into one dashboard, which can impact performance. All in all, if you use the tool properly, speed should not be a concern.
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Support

9 Spokes

9 Spokes 5.0
Based on 1 answer
Support was helpful in the beginning but no longer needed because I didn't use the software as much. The experience that I did have with support was very friendly but not enough to give a good review. If the support team was called for initial setup, video chat or messenger app was used.
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Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 9.0
Based on 16 answers
I still haven't found something that stumped me for long. The company materials are first-rate and their seems to be a natural affinity among the professionals using the product. It seems there are many who want to help those that are following them onto the platform. I've never noticed any condescension to new users or obvious questions in the forums or my personal exchanges.
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In-Person Training

9 Spokes

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 9.4
Based on 4 answers
Extensive and beneficial - users have shown great benefit of training and put it to practical use.
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Online Training

9 Spokes

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 4 answers
The training for new users are quite good because it covers topic wise training and the best part was that it also had video tutorials which are very helpful
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Implementation

9 Spokes

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 34 answers
Tableau Desktop is super easy to install, either on Windows or Mac.
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Alternatives Considered

9 Spokes

I actually chose QuickBooks (currently using) and Method (used for a month) before deciding that 9 Spokes is just good for looking at a few apps in one place. I'll keep checking back with them to see if they have improved. I wouldn't be surprised if 9 Spokes improves their product within the next 6-12 months.
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Tableau Desktop

I haven't used other tools for a number of years - when I made the selection my criteria were ease of use (including, slicing & dicing data at will), connectivity to various data sources (especially REST API - which Tableau doesn't support natively but now has a way to use through the Web Data Connector). An element that is often overlooked is the ecosystem: other services or tools complementing & extending Tableau, the support community, training opportunities, books and even the availability of skilled resources in the field. And finally, price was a factor.In some cases I use Klipfolio as an alternative to Tableau dashboards. I see it as a matter of "fit to task" and data-maturity. Sometimes Tableau dashboards are just overkill for building nice-looking, simple dashboards where my client doesn't need too much controls (i.e. no highlighting or segmentation at will).
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Scalability

9 Spokes

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 7.0
Based on 3 answers
Although tableau is highly interactive and fast but with very large dataset its performance degrades heavily. So up to certain extent its really good but after that we have to take care of its performance issues.
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Return on Investment

9 Spokes

No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

  • Easily able to create scalable self-service tools for users. In combination with Tableau Server, creating a tool that provides visualization of an entire data set is only slightly more difficult than providing visualization of a single group of records. This enables me to save many hours each month that were previously spent re-generating different cuts of the same report.
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Pricing Details

9 Spokes

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Tableau Desktop

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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