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Tableau Desktop

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Score 8.2 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Analytics

e.Report Designer Professional and the report output is suited to application embedded reports - but we also use the product to publish information for data analysts and finance deeper analysis.
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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

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.5

BI Standard Reporting

OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Customizable dashboards
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Report Formatting Templates
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Report Output and Scheduling

OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
7.7
Publish to Web
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Publish to PDF
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Report Versioning
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
7.3
Report Delivery Scheduling
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
7.5
Delivery to Remote Servers
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
7.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Predictive Analytics
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
6.8

Access Control and Security

OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Role-Based Security Model
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
7.4
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Single Sign-On (SSO)
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
7.3

Mobile Capabilities

OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
7.7
Responsive Design for Web Access
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Dedicated iOS Application
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
7.2
Dedicated Android Application
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
7.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.2

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
7.1
REST API
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Javascript API
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
7.1
iFrames
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
6.7
Java API
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
6.9
Themeable User Interface (UI)
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
7.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
OpenText Analytics
Tableau Desktop
7.0

Pros

  • The performance of Actuate IServer is tremendous. It can handle a large volume of reports with many concurrent users.
  • We can do anything in Actuate. We can write our own function, procedures, methods in Actuate. Basically we can create our own framework in Actuate. No other reporting tool is proving this functionality.
  • It supports the OLTP system very well. The data can be flowed easily from one report to another report, by using array.
  • Control level formatting is available.
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  • Graphs and charts are built very easily.
  • Tableau is very good at showing data visually
  • Easily help make a decision by looking at the pattern
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Cons

  • Anything that I would consider an area for improvement and have asked about from the company is a area where they are already doing development and refinement and when it is available it comes as a simple upgrade.
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  • If Tableau can make the desktop application web based that would make installation and upgrades much simpler.
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Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Analytics3.9
Based on 9 answers
We will continue to resell and support Actuate and its products.
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Tableau Desktop8.9
Based on 39 answers
Note: my input has little bearing on the actual purchase decision. I'd gladly renew Tableau, since it gives me capabilities that I couldn't not replicate with other tools given my current skill set. I can create data visualization and BI dashboards in a matter of hours which provide real-time data to my entire department without needing to do any web application development. This gives me an incredible amount of leverage, and saves many hours each month.
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Usability

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Tableau Desktop8.6
Based on 23 answers
  • Ease of Use
  • A very intuitive GUI
  • Visual SQL
  • Pre-existing commonly used Reporting Functions
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Reliability and Availability

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Tableau Desktop8.0
Based on 10 answers
Have seen issues with the vertica DB driver which manifest as errors for the end user.
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Performance

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Tableau Desktop6.6
Based on 9 answers
The performance of tableau heavily depends on size of data and sheet objects and visualizations used. So yes the performance of tableau degrades based on its complexity.
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Support

OpenText Analytics9.1
Based on 1 answer
Always there on the front and backend for us and the client.
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Tableau Desktop9.0
Based on 16 answers
Anytime I have had a question or issue with Tableau, I have contacted my sales rep who has either provided the answer or put me in touch with support staff who are able to quickly provide a solution to my problem. I have always been satisfied after speaking with the Tableau staff.
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In-Person Training

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Tableau Desktop9.4
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

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No answers yet
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Tableau Desktop8.0
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

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No answers yet
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Tableau Desktop8.1
Based on 34 answers
It's fairly straightforward to set up and upgrade. If you can install a generic piece of modern software like MS Office, you won't have any trouble.
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Breadth of Deployment

Actuate is used extensively as a developemnt tool and by 10s of thousands of end users. Virtually every line of business in our large financial institution uses Actuate - many who are unaware because the components are built into our home grown applications.
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The department I worked in had around 30 people. I believe we had at least 15 licenses possibly more.
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Alternatives Considered

We looked at a few other competitor's products but based on value for features chose Actuate for its total cost of ownership.
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We have evaluated QlikView as well. QlikView is another tool in the "Self-Service BI" world. However, it's focus is mainly on creating ad-hoc data models and using these models to make visualizations. Tableau, on the other hand, will take an existing data model and make much more impressive, and useful, charts than QlikView would.
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Collaboration and Sharing

OpenText Analytics6.1
Based on 7 answers
We support an enterprise library of core components and deploy thousands of reports for varying business cases. We have integrated our network security into the product ensuring data does not get in the hands of those without access.
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Tableau Desktop8.1
Based on 83 answers
Tableau Desktop can be useful when sharing twbx files and when combined with Tableau Server it can be very powerful.
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Data Integration

OpenText Analytics7.7
Based on 7 answers
We connect to various data sources and enjoy quick connectivity
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Tableau Desktop8.2
Based on 83 answers
We have three different accounting systems and Tableau easily integrates the data. We have not used it for real time but we have the data dumped on a nightly basis.
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Scalability

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Tableau Desktop7.0
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

  • Actuate can handle 50 to 60 sub reports inside a report very well.
  • Dynamically creating the datasource, chart, graph, reports are the main advantages. We can do any level of drilling, and can create a performance matrix dashboard efficiently.
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  • Allowed for effective KPI tracking.
  • Influenced key site changes.
  • Uncovered reporting issues
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Pricing Details

OpenText Analytics

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
OpenText Analytics Editions & Modules
OpenText Analytics
Additional Pricing Details

Tableau Desktop

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Tableau Desktop Editions & Modules
Tableau Desktop
Edition
Personal
$9991
Professional
$1,9991
1. per user
Additional Pricing Details
Free trials are available for both editions.