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Tableau Desktop

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1220 Ratings

Amazon QuickSight

15 Ratings
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Score 6.1 out of 101

Tableau Desktop

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Score 8.2 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

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
7.3
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
Amazon QuickSight
10.0
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Customizable dashboards
Amazon QuickSight
6.2
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Report Formatting Templates
Amazon QuickSight
5.8
Tableau Desktop
8.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Amazon QuickSight
6.5
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Drill-down analysis
Amazon QuickSight
7.2
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Formatting capabilities
Amazon QuickSight
6.2
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Report sharing and collaboration
Amazon QuickSight
6.2
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Desktop
8.1

Report Output and Scheduling

Amazon QuickSight
5.5
Tableau Desktop
7.8
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
8.5
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
7.9
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Amazon QuickSight
5.8
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Amazon QuickSight
10.0
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Predictive Analytics
Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Desktop
7.1

Access Control and Security

Amazon QuickSight
6.4
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
Amazon QuickSight
8.1
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Role-Based Security Model
Amazon QuickSight
6.7
Tableau Desktop
7.4
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Amazon QuickSight
6.7
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Amazon QuickSight
4.0
Tableau Desktop
7.3

Mobile Capabilities

Amazon QuickSight
9.7
Tableau Desktop
7.7
Responsive Design for Web Access
Amazon QuickSight
10.0
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Amazon QuickSight
9.5
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Dedicated iOS Application
Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Desktop
7.3
Dedicated Android Application
Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Desktop
7.1

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
7.1
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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  • Tableau Desktop has a great variety of visualizations. Once a dashboard is created refreshing the data is quick and easy.
  • The calculations in Tableau Desktop are easy and logical. It suggests as you type, making it quick and easy.
  • Parameters are very powerful ways to slice and filter the dashboards.
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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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  • It's weak with Tabular reporting. It also won't let you reference a specific cell in the same table, making scorecards difficult.
  • It needs some more options on colors, shading, 3D, etc., to add variety to the visualizations.
  • Dashboard creation isn't as easy as it could be. Lining different elements up, centering, etc., was sometimes difficult.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Tableau Desktop8.9
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

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Tableau Desktop8.6
Based on 23 answers
Still requires a lot of work to create a good looking dashboard.
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Reliability and Availability

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Tableau Desktop8.0
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

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Tableau Desktop6.7
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 Desktop8.9
Based on 16 answers
I personally have no had any experience with the HelpDesk. However, our clients speak highly of it.
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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
Tableau Desktop is super easy to install, either on Windows or Mac.
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Breadth of Deployment

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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

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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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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Collaboration and Sharing

Amazon QuickSight5.8
Based on 2 answers
There are many members across my organization that use the QuickSight reports throughout each business day. There are various reports built for various departments as well as reports that cross over to all departments. There have not been any issues across the various departments with viewing the reports and using unique filters to look at the reports differently. Our IT department is the only department within the organization that has the necessary permissions to create new reports and/or make changes to existing reports
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Tableau Desktop8.2
Based on 81 answers
The fact of being able to operate with data from different sources and cross it and present it in powerful visualizations are my reasons for positively evaluating the collaborative work capabilities in Tableau Desktop
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Data Integration

Amazon QuickSight7.5
Based on 2 answers
All of the data that feeds into Amazon QuickSight comes from our CRM, Clarity. We do not have data coming in from any other sources. Some of the data that comes in is in real-time and some of the data only updates every 24 hours. Overall, the API feed of data seems to be very seamless and there have not been any hiccups in the feed.
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Tableau Desktop8.2
Based on 81 answers
There are many sources that can be loaded into Tableau server.
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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

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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.