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9 Spokes

2 Ratings

Tableau Server

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9 Spokes

2 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

Tableau Server

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575 Ratings
Score 8.1 out of 101

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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 Server

If you want a BI tool with the capabilities to create and share rich, vibrant reports with advanced data visualization options, Tableau can’t be beat. It’s easy to implement and has a very active and helpful online community. If, however, you are looking for a more affordable option, it’s better to look elsewhere.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

9 Spokes
9.0
Tableau Server
8.1
Customizable dashboards
9 Spokes
9.0
Tableau Server
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
9 Spokes
Tableau Server
8.1
Report Formatting Templates
9 Spokes
Tableau Server
7.8

Ad-hoc Reporting

9 Spokes
7.0
Tableau Server
7.8
Drill-down analysis
9 Spokes
7.0
Tableau Server
7.7
Formatting capabilities
9 Spokes
Tableau Server
8.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
9 Spokes
Tableau Server
7.7
Report sharing and collaboration
9 Spokes
Tableau Server
7.8

Data Discovery and Visualization

9 Spokes
10.0
Tableau Server
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
9 Spokes
10.0
Tableau Server
8.2
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
9 Spokes
Tableau Server
8.3
Predictive Analytics
9 Spokes
Tableau Server
7.5

Access Control and Security

9 Spokes
9.0
Tableau Server
8.2
Multi-User Support (named login)
9 Spokes
9.0
Tableau Server
8.2
Role-Based Security Model
9 Spokes
Tableau Server
8.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
9 Spokes
Tableau Server
8.3
Single Sign-On (SSO)
9 Spokes
Tableau Server
8.5

Mobile Capabilities

9 Spokes
8.0
Tableau Server
7.5
Responsive Design for Web Access
9 Spokes
6.0
Tableau Server
7.7
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
9 Spokes
10.0
Tableau Server
7.6
Dedicated iOS Application
9 Spokes
Tableau Server
7.7
Dedicated Android Application
9 Spokes
Tableau Server
7.1

Report Output and Scheduling

9 Spokes
Tableau Server
7.9
Publish to Web
9 Spokes
Tableau Server
8.9
Publish to PDF
9 Spokes
Tableau Server
7.8
Report Versioning
9 Spokes
Tableau Server
7.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
9 Spokes
Tableau Server
8.3
Delivery to Remote Servers
9 Spokes
Tableau Server
7.2

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

9 Spokes
Tableau Server
7.5
REST API
9 Spokes
Tableau Server
8.1
Javascript API
9 Spokes
Tableau Server
8.0
iFrames
9 Spokes
Tableau Server
7.6
Java API
9 Spokes
Tableau Server
7.4
Themeable User Interface (UI)
9 Spokes
Tableau Server
7.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
9 Spokes
Tableau Server
6.8

Pros

  • 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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  • Having access to the server, the report developer only needs to send a link to the report to her audience, not the entire physical file or data behind it.
  • The reports are dynamic. As the data behind them changes, the developer is not forced to send new reports each time.
  • The reports remain dynamic. This allows for the user to look at what is pertinent to them and not necessarily a static version of the report. They can apply necessary filters as needed.
  • The report user also has the ability to create their own Tableau reports using the data exposed to them through the dashboard. Self-empowered users are that much more effective in their own work product!
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Cons

  • 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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  • Enhanced ability for end consumers to do ad-hoc analysis using near/pseudo English what if's. This is huge. We create dashboards working with end users. Afterward the business has some changes and the dashboards do not unless we/IT changes them. So the dashboards we develop pretty much follow the 80/20 Pareto rule. Over time, they only temporarily cover the most integral 20%. Unfortunately the other 80% can usually be ball parked.
  • The DB write-back capability that just came out in 2018.2 sounds very cool. Hopefully it's well documented and not too complex to implement/use.
  • Fix the TSM upgrade script for 2018.2. This is probable not the right forum.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Tableau Server9.1
Based on 19 answers
As we look to expand our analytics capabilities we are seeking the best product to meet our needs in this area. Tableau by far meets our needs and expectations in this area. If by chance another product comes to the marketplace that overtakes Tableau then we would have to take a long hard look at our investment. But, at this time we see nothing on the horizon that fits the bill for that criteria
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Usability

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Tableau Server9.1
Based on 10 answers
This is a product which can be built as a central repository for all reporting.
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Reliability and Availability

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Tableau Server9.0
Based on 9 answers
This is one area which can be improved. This is also dependent on the infrastructure we run it on. But Tableau Server 8 has had "unidentified" down times which had no answers on further troubleshooting.
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Performance

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Tableau Server8.1
Based on 8 answers
Due to it's skillful use of in-memory processing and columnar data structures ensures optimal performance. However, with larger data sets, especially with LIVE connections to back-end DBMS platforms, performance degrades quickly. However, with minimal planning and Tableau data extracts, exceptional performance is achievable.
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Support

9 Spokes5.0
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 Server9.1
Based on 12 answers
They are pretty responsive and helpful to address the issues.
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In-Person Training

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Tableau Server8.0
Based on 4 answers
In our case, they hired a private third party consultant to train our dept. It was extremely boring and felt like it dragged on. Everything I learned was self taught so I was not really paying attention. But I do think that you can easily spend a week on the tool and go over every nook and cranny. We only had the consultant in for a day or two.
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Online Training

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Tableau Server9.0
Based on 9 answers
The tutorials are self paced and self-explanatory.
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Implementation

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Tableau Server9.1
Based on 13 answers
The Tableau server installation has been flawless. Our user base is increasing rapidly each quarter. On the It front, we tend to upgrade the server on a bi-annual basis. Which allows use to minimize the disruption to our users. Overall, we are completely satisfied with Tableau server.
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Alternatives Considered

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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We find Tableau Server much more flexible and powerful for the developer. The resulting dashboard and interactive charts far surpass those of Business Objects. IBM Cognos is much too restrictive in its ability to present data visualizations in a way that is easily integrated into both web platforms and mobile applications.
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Collaboration and Sharing

9 Spokes7.0
Based on 1 answer
Access control capabilities are OK. Ease of sharing is great because the app design is made special for that purpose. I haven't dove that far into the app enough to generate reports. Formatting is very flexible because 9 Spokes allows the user to customize how the info is displayed. Security or lack thereof is not a factor for me so I am unable to give feedback on security.
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Tableau Server7.8
Based on 67 answers
The ability to present data in the way we desire, to the end-point we desire is a requirement for us Tableau allows us to easily present our data either automatically through scheduled distribution or interactively through a web or mobile interface is pivotal in our maintaining the role as the leader in our industry.
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Data Integration

9 Spokes5.0
Based on 1 answer
I gave 9 Spokes a five because the range of data sources is minimal. Ease of merging data from disparate sources is pretty good for the ones they do support. I just want to have more apps available for arranging on their nice looking interface. Perhaps next year my review for 9 Spokes will be better than 5
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Tableau Server8.9
Based on 70 answers
We have multiple data sources from SQL, to Oracle, to Hadoop and Tableau provides connectors to allow native connection to each of these. Our company embraces a large number of various technologies and Tableau's ability to connect to each of these is a requirement. This connectivity is one of the driving factors behind our decision to choose Tableau.
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Return on Investment

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  • Easy to create reports on fast turnaround and deployment times
  • Tableau Server does not scale very cost-effectively
  • Does not require a huge development team for Tableau
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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
Additional Pricing Details
9 Spokes is free to use - that’s joining, using the smart dashboard and connecting your apps to it. You'll only pay for any new apps you decide to purchase, but you can trial most of the app recommendations for free! If you want to purchase an app, we'll direct you to the app's website so you can sign up with them. If you sign up to a plan, you'll pay the apps directly and then you can connect the app to your dashboard.

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Tableau Server

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

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