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Tableau Server

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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 Server

Tableau Server should be considered in organizations where you have several consumers of data and fewer creators. The licensing of the server will make you save and allow you to have some governance over your dashboards.In an environment where you have a lot of creators, the use of a server might not bring a lot of benefits, because creators using the desktop version can open and modify other people's dashboards.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Amazon QuickSight
7.5
Tableau Server
8.3
Pixel Perfect reports
Amazon QuickSight
10.0
Tableau Server
8.0
Customizable dashboards
Amazon QuickSight
6.5
Tableau Server
8.8
Report Formatting Templates
Amazon QuickSight
6.1
Tableau Server
8.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Amazon QuickSight
6.7
Tableau Server
8.2
Drill-down analysis
Amazon QuickSight
7.3
Tableau Server
8.1
Formatting capabilities
Amazon QuickSight
6.3
Tableau Server
8.2
Report sharing and collaboration
Amazon QuickSight
6.5
Tableau Server
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Server
8.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Amazon QuickSight
5.5
Tableau Server
8.2
Report Versioning
Amazon QuickSight
8.0
Tableau Server
7.9
Report Delivery Scheduling
Amazon QuickSight
3.0
Tableau Server
8.7
Publish to Web
Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Server
9.1
Publish to PDF
Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Server
8.1
Delivery to Remote Servers
Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Server
6.9

Data Discovery and Visualization

Amazon QuickSight
8.0
Tableau Server
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Amazon QuickSight
6.1
Tableau Server
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Amazon QuickSight
10.0
Tableau Server
8.6
Predictive Analytics
Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Server
7.1

Access Control and Security

Amazon QuickSight
6.5
Tableau Server
8.3
Multi-User Support (named login)
Amazon QuickSight
8.2
Tableau Server
8.2
Role-Based Security Model
Amazon QuickSight
6.9
Tableau Server
8.1
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Amazon QuickSight
6.9
Tableau Server
8.4
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Amazon QuickSight
4.0
Tableau Server
8.6

Mobile Capabilities

Amazon QuickSight
9.7
Tableau Server
7.9
Responsive Design for Web Access
Amazon QuickSight
10.0
Tableau Server
7.8
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Amazon QuickSight
9.4
Tableau Server
8.0
Dedicated iOS Application
Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Server
7.9
Dedicated Android Application
Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Server
7.7

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Server
7.4
REST API
Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Server
8.3
Javascript API
Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Server
8.1
iFrames
Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Server
7.8
Java API
Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Server
7.2
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Server
6.9
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Amazon QuickSight
Tableau Server
6.5

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 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

  • 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 could be made more flexible in terms of data connection and ease of use in terms of documenting.
  • In Tableau Server, the workbook folder itself should be made available with share options to web embed.
  • Groups should be enhanced with more test case scenarios so organizations can easily follow the protocols.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Tableau Server10.0
Based on 20 answers
It simply is used all the time by more and more people.Migrating to something else would involve lots of work and lots of training.The renewal fee being fair, it simply isn't worth migrating to a different tool for now.
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Usability

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Tableau Server9.0
Based on 11 answers
Tableau Server is unbeatable at creating easy to use, interactive dashboards for busy executives. The software also saves time for the busy analyst that is tired of always using Excel. Tableau Server is a head and shoulders improvement over Excel.
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Reliability and Availability

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Tableau Server9.0
Based on 9 answers
Desktop has always worked perfectly. Server sees occasional issues, most of which will be solved by the IT department learning more about the best way to administrate and maintain it.
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Performance

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Tableau Server8.1
Based on 8 answers
Server can lag a little - problem can be addressed by moving to core-based licensing but it's a significant cost jump over user-based.
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Support

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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

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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

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Tableau Server9.0
Based on 9 answers
Tableau has excellent on-demand training material - web based and free....
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Implementation

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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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I did not choose Tableau for my organization, but did choose my organization in part because they use Tableau! Fantastic flexibility combined with relative ease of visualization.
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Return on Investment

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  • We recently reduced our licensing due to scaling down the company and Tableau had a reasonable process to accommodate us.
  • The most recent version we use (10.4) has been much more reliable - looking forward to the 2018 version that we will implement next month.
  • Many times changes in version cause our analysts headaches by changing small things we don't always catch at first and we don't have the means to run a test environment for all of them.
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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