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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

It is well suited in an industry rich with data flow and more room for public information. The reason behind the public information use case is that can Tableau can be made visualize value, and in return adds value to proof of concepts or detailed plan. Tableau Server is economical, and many organizations look for such products, as it is no harm to test and try such an enterprise tool.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Amazon QuickSight
7.4
Tableau Server
8.1
Pixel Perfect reports
Amazon QuickSight
10.0
Tableau Server
8.0
Customizable dashboards
Amazon QuickSight
6.3
Tableau Server
8.5
Report Formatting Templates
Amazon QuickSight
5.8
Tableau Server
7.7

Ad-hoc Reporting

Amazon QuickSight
6.5
Tableau Server
7.8
Drill-down analysis
Amazon QuickSight
7.2
Tableau Server
7.7
Formatting capabilities
Amazon QuickSight
6.2
Tableau Server
7.8
Report sharing and collaboration
Amazon QuickSight
6.3
Tableau Server
7.9
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Server
7.8

Report Output and Scheduling

Amazon QuickSight
5.5
Tableau Server
7.9
Report Versioning
Amazon QuickSight
8.0
Tableau Server
7.4
Report Delivery Scheduling
Amazon QuickSight
3.0
Tableau Server
8.4
Publish to Web
Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Server
9.0
Publish to PDF
Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Server
7.7
Delivery to Remote Servers
Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Server
7.1

Data Discovery and Visualization

Amazon QuickSight
7.9
Tableau Server
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Amazon QuickSight
5.8
Tableau Server
8.3
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Amazon QuickSight
10.0
Tableau Server
8.3
Predictive Analytics
Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Server
7.2

Access Control and Security

Amazon QuickSight
6.4
Tableau Server
8.2
Multi-User Support (named login)
Amazon QuickSight
8.1
Tableau Server
8.1
Role-Based Security Model
Amazon QuickSight
6.7
Tableau Server
8.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Amazon QuickSight
6.7
Tableau Server
8.4
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Amazon QuickSight
4.0
Tableau Server
8.4

Mobile Capabilities

Amazon QuickSight
9.7
Tableau Server
7.6
Responsive Design for Web Access
Amazon QuickSight
10.0
Tableau Server
7.7
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Amazon QuickSight
9.5
Tableau Server
7.6
Dedicated iOS Application
Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Server
7.6
Dedicated Android Application
Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Server
7.3

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Server
7.5
REST API
Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Server
8.2
Javascript API
Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Server
8.1
iFrames
Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Server
7.6
Java API
Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Server
7.3
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Server
7.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Server
6.7

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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  • Summarize complex data in an easy to understand format.
  • Very fast idea/need to realization timelines.
  • Ability for end users to interact with data sets, giving them filters, groupings and other tools to get the data they need.
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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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  • 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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Tableau Server9.1
Based on 19 answers
We are very satisfied with what it has enabled us to do. The only factor in us not having more Tableau licenses has been budgetary constraints as a non-profit.
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Usability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Tableau Server9.1
Based on 10 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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Tableau Server9.0
Based on 9 answers
Unlike the BIG BI vendor solutions, Tableau server specializes in delivering Dashboards to desktops, tablets and mobile devices via http. This masterful decision to specialize in a few things as opposed to being marginally viable at many things is a winning approach in my opinion. This approach has allowed Tableau to deliver it's server product in a shrink wrapped package that's a pleasure to manage.
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Performance

No score
No answers yet
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Tableau Server8.1
Based on 8 answers
Due to it's skillful use of in-memory processing and columnar data structures ensures optimal performance. However, with larger data sets, especially with LIVE connections to back-end DBMS platforms, performance degrades quickly. However, with minimal planning and Tableau data extracts, exceptional performance is achievable.
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Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Tableau Server9.1
Based on 12 answers
We've only reached out to Tableau once for support. It wasn't related to the operation of the software but some complex Data Visualization we wanted to develop. The same day Tableau engaged us and provided outstanding support and follow-up resources.
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In-Person Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Tableau Server8.0
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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Tableau Server9.0
Based on 9 answers
Tableau has excellent on-demand training material - web based and free....
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Tableau Server9.1
Based on 13 answers
My department was largely Excel and paper-based when I started, so there's been a tremendous amount of work to get the data into shape, so when I look at the overall implementation of our visualization and reporting infrastructure, I'm less satisfied. Tableau has been wonderful, the one place that would get me to a 10 is if it was easier to tune workbook performance on Tableau Server, there are a huge number of variables to deal with across the workbook/application/hardware stack. In a small environment like ours that takes more effort than I'd like.
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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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Cognos was outdated and much harder to use and implement.

Qlik was more expensive and a little harder to manage your data.
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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 Server8.0
Based on 68 answers
With our users being external to our company, and served through a front-end web app, it is challenging to use the native interface for sharing. With that said, we do allow users to save custom filter settings for later retrieval.
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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 Server8.7
Based on 71 answers
It is easy to connect to any existing data source.
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Return on Investment

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  • Time to adoption has been a very big factor; it was easy to adopt.
  • Deployment cost has also been a big factor; outside of the initial purchase of an 8 core license, my organization has been unwilling to revisit getting a larger core license due to the large cost.
  • The headcount needed to setup and install Tableau Server can be pretty low. It depends upon your deployment preference, but as an example a single server option domain connected on a windows server install is likely to take only a couple of hours to setup and a couple of hours of maintenance a month. Even a more highly available setup is still not going to require more headcount per-say, merely a little bit more time on initial setup and maintenance.
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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

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Tableau Server

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

Tableau Server More Information