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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon QuickSight

I'm likely to recommend it because it would become so native if other cloud services are based on AWS infrastructure, like our current setup. It is very seamlessly integrated with other services to feed in data for the visualization. In addition, supporting a reasonably large number of users concurrently is not an issue and should be able to scale horizontally as needed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

It helps us to visualize and understand data. Helps in business analysis, predict market trends. Caters to the needs of an organization. Can be integrated with different kinds of data sources like Excel, CSV, different kinds of databases like Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle. On the other hand, need some understanding of statistics to use this software, cannot retrieve previous versions of the same file created. So, version management is a problem. Left joins cannot be created during data loading. These need to be created separately using blends.
Ron Rothstain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Amazon QuickSight
6.0
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
Amazon QuickSight
6.1
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Customizable dashboards
Amazon QuickSight
5.7
Tableau Desktop
9.2
Report Formatting Templates
Amazon QuickSight
6.1
Tableau Desktop
7.9

Ad-hoc Reporting

Amazon QuickSight
5.9
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Drill-down analysis
Amazon QuickSight
6.5
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Formatting capabilities
Amazon QuickSight
5.8
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Amazon QuickSight
4.0
Tableau Desktop
7.8
Report sharing and collaboration
Amazon QuickSight
7.1
Tableau Desktop
8.2

Report Output and Scheduling

Amazon QuickSight
5.5
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Publish to Web
Amazon QuickSight
6.0
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Publish to PDF
Amazon QuickSight
5.5
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Report Versioning
Amazon QuickSight
5.5
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Report Delivery Scheduling
Amazon QuickSight
5.5
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Delivery to Remote Servers
Amazon QuickSight
5.0
Tableau Desktop
8.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

Amazon QuickSight
5.7
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Amazon QuickSight
6.8
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Amazon QuickSight
7.5
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Predictive Analytics
Amazon QuickSight
3.0
Tableau Desktop
7.8

Access Control and Security

Amazon QuickSight
7.4
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
Amazon QuickSight
7.2
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Role-Based Security Model
Amazon QuickSight
7.2
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Amazon QuickSight
7.2
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Amazon QuickSight
7.9
Tableau Desktop
8.2

Mobile Capabilities

Amazon QuickSight
4.1
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Responsive Design for Web Access
Amazon QuickSight
4.1
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Dedicated iOS Application
Amazon QuickSight
3.0
Tableau Desktop
7.9
Dedicated Android Application
Amazon QuickSight
3.5
Tableau Desktop
7.7
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Amazon QuickSight
5.8
Tableau Desktop
8.3

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Amazon QuickSight
4.6
Tableau Desktop
7.8
REST API
Amazon QuickSight
5.0
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Javascript API
Amazon QuickSight
5.0
Tableau Desktop
8.0
iFrames
Amazon QuickSight
4.5
Tableau Desktop
7.3
Java API
Amazon QuickSight
5.0
Tableau Desktop
7.7
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Amazon QuickSight
4.5
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Amazon QuickSight
3.5
Tableau Desktop
7.5

Pros

Amazon QuickSight

  • Lightweight and serverless BI tool that can be used for niche dashboards.
  • Its integration into other AWS Services is one of its most appealing features.
  • The low monthly cost is another benefit.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

  • With Tableau you do not need to have technical knowledge to do the data integration and you get a quick response of what you are looking for, being your visualization of high quality.
  • We can say that it is free software and it is not a limited version
Yusmelys Lopez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon QuickSight

  • One of the primary challenges I've had with Amazon QuickSight so far is that some of the reports I want to build use data from different data sets. Instead of being able to put all of the information I want to see into one report.
  • Some of our Amazon QuickSight reports only update every 24 hours. It would be great to see that data in real-time.
  • I would remove the various time zones from Amazon QuickSight and only use the time zone we are in.
Megan Sullivan | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Charles Saulnier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon QuickSight

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.
Mashhood Syed | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.9
Based on 23 answers
I am really a fan of tableau for its quick setup, data connection, dashboard creation time and very easy to use UI.As i have used multiple Bi tools like QlikView and SAP BO, i can say all other tools take really long time in performing above functionalities except QlikView which is really fast in term of performing analysis.
Chandra Bhanu Pratap Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 10 answers
When used as a stand-alone tool, Tableau Desktop has unlimited uptime, which is always nice. When used in conjunction with Tableau Server, this tool has as much uptime as your server admins are willing to give it. All in all, I've never had an issue with Tableau's availability.
Brad Llewellyn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 6.1
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.
Brad Llewellyn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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.
David Fickes | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 9.4
Based on 4 answers
It is admittedly hard to train a group of people with disparate levels of ability coming in, but the software is so easy to use that this is not a huge problem; anyone who can follow simple instructions can catch up pretty quickly.
Jon Boeckenstedt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Amazon QuickSight

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
Chandra Bhanu Pratap Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 34 answers
Time needs to be spent ahead of implementation to make sure data sources are set up and ready. Consultants need to understand the data sources and the goals before setting foot on-site. Installation is easy, learning to use it takes time. The training resources available are great.
Phillip Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon QuickSight

In our case, we are storing our large amount of data in the cloud so using QuickSight adds up to the performance of the reporting. We are using it as a secondary reporting tool so that a business user can generate their own report. We are using Tableau as our primary reporting tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

When we first looked at getting a visualization software for analytics we looked into two options Microsoft Power BI and Tableau Desktop, and even though Power BI is more cost-effective we decided to go with Tableau Desktop as it had more options that we are looking for such as free reader and Tableau Server and offers a very comprehensive and simple interface that is easier to learn for new staff.
Clinton Shields | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Amazon QuickSight

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.
Chandra Bhanu Pratap Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon QuickSight

No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

  • Tableau has provided my clients with the information necessary to allocate multi-million dollar research budgets effectively, ensuring the company is getting the most bang for its buck.
  • Tableau has given my office the ability to present data quickly and easily in a professional format that customers can understand, and has them returning frequently for additional analysis and projects.
Tim McClelland | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon QuickSight

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon QuickSight
7.2
Tableau Desktop
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Desktop
8.9

Usability

Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Desktop
8.9

Reliability and Availability

Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Performance

Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Desktop
6.1

Support

Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Desktop
9.0

In-Person Training

Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Desktop
9.4

Online Training

Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Implementation

Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Scalability

Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Desktop
7.0

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