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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 Server

Tableau Server is extremely well suited for a company with a few dedicated analysts creating dashboards and reports for a few stakeholders. It is also great at handling a large amount of report viewers, but it is more expensive because you have to pay for each user.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Amazon QuickSight
8.3
Tableau Server
8.3
Pixel Perfect reports
Amazon QuickSight
10.0
Tableau Server
8.2
Customizable dashboards
Amazon QuickSight
7.5
Tableau Server
8.9
Report Formatting Templates
Amazon QuickSight
7.3
Tableau Server
7.8

Ad-hoc Reporting

Amazon QuickSight
7.5
Tableau Server
8.3
Drill-down analysis
Amazon QuickSight
8.0
Tableau Server
8.3
Formatting capabilities
Amazon QuickSight
7.0
Tableau Server
8.4
Report sharing and collaboration
Amazon QuickSight
7.5
Tableau Server
8.5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Server
8.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Amazon QuickSight
5.5
Tableau Server
8.1
Report Versioning
Amazon QuickSight
8.0
Tableau Server
8.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Amazon QuickSight
3.0
Tableau Server
8.8
Publish to Web
Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Server
9.2
Publish to PDF
Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Server
8.1
Delivery to Remote Servers
Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Server
6.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

Amazon QuickSight
8.6
Tableau Server
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Amazon QuickSight
7.3
Tableau Server
8.7
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Amazon QuickSight
10.0
Tableau Server
8.6
Predictive Analytics
Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Server
7.0

Access Control and Security

Amazon QuickSight
7.0
Tableau Server
8.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
Amazon QuickSight
8.5
Tableau Server
8.4
Role-Based Security Model
Amazon QuickSight
7.8
Tableau Server
8.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Amazon QuickSight
7.8
Tableau Server
8.5
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Amazon QuickSight
4.0
Tableau Server
8.4

Mobile Capabilities

Amazon QuickSight
9.6
Tableau Server
8.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
Amazon QuickSight
10.0
Tableau Server
7.8
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Amazon QuickSight
9.3
Tableau Server
8.1
Dedicated iOS Application
Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Server
8.1
Dedicated Android Application
Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Server
8.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Server
7.2
REST API
Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Server
8.4
Javascript API
Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Server
8.1
iFrames
Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Server
7.6
Java API
Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Server
6.6
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Server
6.5
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Server
5.8

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 Server

  • Tableau server's portal and general look is really convenient and pretty. Users feel comfortable using it.
  • The learning curve of Tableau Server from an end-user perspective is really short. For the creator of content, it is a little more complex but easy to learn. Tableau has really succeeded in creating a user-friendly software.
  • From an administration point of view, Tableau is great. Installation and housekeeping are really easy and quick.
  • Visuals are really appealing and will help "sell" your presentations.
  • Tableau allows connectivity to a huge selection of data sources and data formats.
  • Online training for software is free and of very good quality.
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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.
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Tableau Server

  • While I have some thoughts for improvements in the Tableau Desktop application, the server environment is a powerful, growing, and improving software. No significant cons.
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Likelihood to Renew

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 10.0
Based on 20 answers
I can only speak for myself. Even though it has its shortcomings, Tableau is headed in the right direction by making large amounts of data available to the traditional business user. I dont think its simple to learn Tableau; but its not extremely difficult either. With some training and help from Tableau support, you can improve your ability to provide analysis to your team or department.
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Usability

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.0
Based on 11 answers
While Tableau has the highest ease of use for analysis, the data set has to be ready for that and Tableau hasn't (yet) brought that ease of use to the ETL process.
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Reliability and Availability

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.0
Based on 9 answers
I use Tableau for one to several hours per day, every day, and it almost never crashes. It's the most reliable piece of production software I've used.
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Performance

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 8.1
Based on 8 answers
While there are definitely cases where a user can do things that will make a particular worksheet or dashboard run slowly, overall the performance is extremely fast. The user experience of exploratory analysis particularly shines, there's nothing out there with the polish of Tableau.
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Support

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.1
Based on 12 answers
I think the folks that work in support are generally pretty good at what they do (when you get them on a WebEx). But the process of reporting issues to them and waiting for a response (via email only) is a hassle. I never understood why you can't just call them up and discuss the issues with them. It would take a handful of email exchanges before they would agree to a WebEx session. That was frustrating.
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In-Person Training

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 8.0
Based on 4 answers
In our case, they hired a private third party consultant to train our dept. It was extremely boring and felt like it dragged on. Everything I learned was self taught so I was not really paying attention. But I do think that you can easily spend a week on the tool and go over every nook and cranny. We only had the consultant in for a day or two.
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Online Training

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.0
Based on 9 answers
The sales consultants do an amazing job of introducing the tool and its capabilities. They are also helpful in explaining the layout of the desktop client and its different functionality.Keep in mind that they use a sample data source (MS Excel) with a very small amount of data to show off what it can do. What you have to remember is that you are buying the tool so that you can connect to large amounts of data (and possibly blend data together from different databases).
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Implementation

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.1
Based on 13 answers
The Tableau server installation has been flawless. Our user base is increasing rapidly each quarter. On the It front, we tend to upgrade the server on a bi-annual basis. Which allows use to minimize the disruption to our users. Overall, we are completely satisfied with Tableau server.
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Alternatives Considered

Amazon QuickSight

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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Tableau Server

IBM COGNOS Insight and Qlik View
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Return on Investment

Amazon QuickSight

No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

  • Quick publishing of findings, the reports were easily shared with the target audience (analysts, managers) and any questions could be clarified in an efficient manner
  • Tableau mobile solution is impressive and still brings a WOW effect to the report consumer (especially if the user switches from Excel to mobile interactive Tableau)
  • Instead of sharing Powerpoint slides, one can share Tableau workbooks via its reader -- all the user has to do is to install this free application, then you can easily discuss anything online or on the phone
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Pricing Details

Amazon QuickSight

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Tableau Server

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

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