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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon QuickSight

Amazon QuickSight is good when you want to interrogate data quickly and the data is in the AWS eco-system. QuickSight is not a great option if you want pixel-perfect visualizations with a lot of functionality. Overall, it's a solid solution but needs to mature a lot if it wants to become an enterprise solution.
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Tableau Desktop

Great for visualizing basic and complex analytics, can be very useful in a myriad of situations, for example it can be summarized up for grand views for executives and plenty of drill down opportunities for more analyst level staff. This allows the staff to performing the analytics to save time by not having to duplicate reports on different levels for different staff.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Amazon QuickSight
5.8
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Pixel Perfect reports
Amazon QuickSight
4.5
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Customizable dashboards
Amazon QuickSight
6.7
Tableau Desktop
9.1
Report Formatting Templates
Amazon QuickSight
6.1
Tableau Desktop
7.7

Ad-hoc Reporting

Amazon QuickSight
5.3
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Drill-down analysis
Amazon QuickSight
5.8
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Formatting capabilities
Amazon QuickSight
5.8
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Amazon QuickSight
3.0
Tableau Desktop
7.7
Report sharing and collaboration
Amazon QuickSight
6.7
Tableau Desktop
8.2

Report Output and Scheduling

Amazon QuickSight
3.8
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Publish to Web
Amazon QuickSight
4.0
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Publish to PDF
Amazon QuickSight
4.0
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Report Versioning
Amazon QuickSight
5.9
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Report Delivery Scheduling
Amazon QuickSight
3.0
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Delivery to Remote Servers
Amazon QuickSight
2.0
Tableau Desktop
8.2

Data Discovery and Visualization

Amazon QuickSight
5.5
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Amazon QuickSight
6.6
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Amazon QuickSight
7.9
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Predictive Analytics
Amazon QuickSight
2.0
Tableau Desktop
7.6

Access Control and Security

Amazon QuickSight
6.9
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Multi-User Support (named login)
Amazon QuickSight
6.9
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Role-Based Security Model
Amazon QuickSight
6.7
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Amazon QuickSight
6.2
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Amazon QuickSight
7.6
Tableau Desktop
8.1

Mobile Capabilities

Amazon QuickSight
4.0
Tableau Desktop
7.9
Responsive Design for Web Access
Amazon QuickSight
4.5
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Dedicated iOS Application
Amazon QuickSight
2.0
Tableau Desktop
7.7
Dedicated Android Application
Amazon QuickSight
2.0
Tableau Desktop
7.5
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Amazon QuickSight
7.5
Tableau Desktop
8.3

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Amazon QuickSight
3.0
Tableau Desktop
7.6
REST API
Amazon QuickSight
3.0
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Javascript API
Amazon QuickSight
2.0
Tableau Desktop
7.8
iFrames
Amazon QuickSight
2.0
Tableau Desktop
7.1
Java API
Amazon QuickSight
3.0
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Amazon QuickSight
5.0
Tableau Desktop
7.9
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Amazon QuickSight
3.0
Tableau Desktop
7.3

Pros

Amazon QuickSight

  • 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

  • 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

Amazon QuickSight

  • You can not use it as a primary reporting tool as many of the features are missing.
  • For complex reports for business, users need to get help from an IT person.
  • Business users time will waste in developing reports, it should have a version where we can promote the report from one environment to other.
  • Sharing report with the user who is not added in IAM is complex.
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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
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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.
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Usability

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.8
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.
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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.
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Performance

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 6.2
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

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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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Alternatives Considered

Amazon QuickSight

QuickSight is best suited to augment your other BI solutions, not as a primary tool. It still very immature when you compare it to products like Tableau, Qlik, Microsoft Power BI and others. However, it is very easy to get connected to data sources and a good way to interrogate data if the data is in the AWS system or database
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Tableau Desktop

My current work environment uses both Tableau Online, MicroStrategy & SSRS in parallel. Tableau is much closer to the SSRS in terms of visualization tool where as MicroStrategy is an enterprise data modeling and reporting tool.Based on the use case we use different tools. Here are the pros & consProsi) Suits perfectly for SQL Environment( not big data). We have created the maximum of our dashboard against SQL Server Database. They are perfectly designed, fast while retrieving data, and has very efficient online manipulation. ii) I prefer using Tableau Online if I want to drill down. iii) Unlike MicroStrategy we don't have to create attributes and facts inside the tool. Tableau just sits a extra layer on top of my data model and inherits all objects inside the tool. iv) Unlike SSRS Tableau Online helps us to create on the fly calculations in the web browser. So no manipulation is needed every time in the dataset v) Good Customer Support unlike MicroStrategy (In MicroStrategy cases are opened for weeks but no proper resolutions are made by experts).Consi) Report Scheduling Options are not the best in Tableau. If we see new a requirement of a report with email distribution, mobile distribution we don't prefer Tableau ii) Big Data (Hadoop) Live Interactions are slow. You need a special approach and extra implementation using middleware to make data retrieval fasteriii) Architect mode is not available
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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.
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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.
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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
6.7
Tableau Desktop
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Desktop
8.9

Usability

Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Desktop
8.8

Reliability and Availability

Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Performance

Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Desktop
6.2

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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