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Amazon QuickSight

Amazon QuickSight is well suited in any organization that is making business decisions based on performance data whether it be Marketing, Sales, Call Center, etc. It is a great tool especially for mature organizations that have a lot of data to work with. Amazon QuickSight may be not as well suited for newer organizations that are just beginning to drive data/performance metrics. The data available becomes more and more valuable to more that you have.
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Tableau Desktop

We use Tableau when we want to obtain a fast and efficient result, since this option allows to work with data in real time or in memory, being able to extract massive data for a limited exploration quickly, using technology of database and computational graphics to analyze enormous sets of data and which is used in the different areas of the organization when we want to have quick results and easy to analyze according to the graphics presented.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Amazon QuickSight
7.5
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
Amazon QuickSight
10.0
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Customizable dashboards
Amazon QuickSight
6.5
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Report Formatting Templates
Amazon QuickSight
6.0
Tableau Desktop
8.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Amazon QuickSight
6.7
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Drill-down analysis
Amazon QuickSight
7.3
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Formatting capabilities
Amazon QuickSight
6.3
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Report sharing and collaboration
Amazon QuickSight
6.5
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Amazon QuickSight
5.5
Tableau Desktop
7.7
Report Versioning
Amazon QuickSight
8.0
Tableau Desktop
7.3
Report Delivery Scheduling
Amazon QuickSight
3.0
Tableau Desktop
7.5
Publish to Web
Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Publish to PDF
Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Delivery to Remote Servers
Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Desktop
7.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

Amazon QuickSight
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Amazon QuickSight
6.0
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Amazon QuickSight
10.0
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Predictive Analytics
Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Desktop
6.8

Access Control and Security

Amazon QuickSight
6.5
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
Amazon QuickSight
8.2
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Role-Based Security Model
Amazon QuickSight
6.9
Tableau Desktop
7.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Amazon QuickSight
6.9
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Amazon QuickSight
4.0
Tableau Desktop
7.2

Mobile Capabilities

Amazon QuickSight
9.7
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Responsive Design for Web Access
Amazon QuickSight
10.0
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Amazon QuickSight
9.4
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Dedicated iOS Application
Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Desktop
7.2
Dedicated Android Application
Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Desktop
6.9

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

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

Pros

  • Amazon QuickSight is a really easy program to learn how to use.
  • Amazon QuickSight allows our team to customize the data using the various data sets, which makes the available reports incredibly powerful to our organization.
  • Our organization has the ability continually adjust our reports and build new reports as business needs change.
  • Even though our organization has different reports built for different departments, each department can still access and understand reports from across the company.
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  • 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
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Cons

  • 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.
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  • 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

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Tableau Desktop8.9
Based on 39 answers
Tableau just keeps getting better with time, and continues to add new features with each new release. My clients love the wide variety of data representations, and it has become an invaluable tool in providing high quality products that satisfy customer needs. Tableau makes my job easier, more efficient and more effective.
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Usability

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Tableau Desktop8.6
Based on 23 answers
Tableau is quick and easy to learn, just drag and drop. Its very forgiving and easy to simply play around with and customize for novice users, but offers powerful underlying advanced options for power users.
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Reliability and Availability

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Tableau Desktop8.0
Based on 10 answers
Other than upgrades, we've never had downtime that I'm aware of.
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Performance

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Tableau Desktop6.6
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

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Tableau Desktop9.0
Based on 16 answers
Tableau treat us very well and are always ready to listen and engage.
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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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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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Tableau Desktop8.1
Based on 34 answers
Again, training is the key and the company provides a lot of example videos that will help users discover use cases that will greatly assist their creation of original visualizations. As with any new software tool, productivity will decline for a period. In the case of Tableau, the decline period is short and the later gains are well worth it.
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Alternatives Considered

All of the other reporting platforms my organization has used previously were within our CRM and not a standalone program. In that we were very limited in being able to slice and dice the data the way that we wanted to
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Excel is the ultimate jack-of-all-trades Swiss army knife approach. You can do almost anything but it is missing much of the polish of dedicated applications of Tableau. Great for the initial approach to a new dataset. I have created some custom Excel macros that go in and run calculations on combinations of fields -- mostly to see if there are data relationships. This is hard to do almost anywhere else. D3.js is an incredibly flexible tool if you are willing to deal with the tremendous overhead of the associated programming. It has a huge learning curve and I would never recommend it for the exploratory or initial examination phase. But for incredibly detailed and robust displays, it is terrific. Expect to take a week to get anything done right.Lumira is a nice get started and get something out the door product. It still feels like a beta-level product. This could be useful for departments that don't have specialized people or want something more than what Excel offers but aren't willing to pay for the full Tableau license. Good for SAP houses of course but I wouldn't count out the other two.
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Scalability

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Tableau Desktop7.0
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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

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  • Saves analysts tremendous amounts of time from authoring/formatting/distributing traditional rigid reports in Excel.
  • Enhances skill sets of users to better understand how data is structured and its impact on business in areas previously 'invisible' using traditional wall of text reports, resulting in 'cleaner' data which gives more visibility to all areas previously deemed not relevant.
  • Ability to answer business questions quickly and allow rapid prototyping of dashboards which gives stakeholders much faster turnaround time to reach decisions.
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Pricing Details

Amazon QuickSight

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Amazon QuickSight Editions & Modules
Amazon QuickSight
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.