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Tableau Desktop

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Score 8.2 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

App Annie

I would think for basic level app activity, this would be a great software. For more complex level data, I don't think this platform serves as well as others out there that are available
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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

App Annie
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
App Annie
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Customizable dashboards
App Annie
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Report Formatting Templates
App Annie
Tableau Desktop
8.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

App Annie
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Drill-down analysis
App Annie
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Formatting capabilities
App Annie
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
App Annie
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
App Annie
Tableau Desktop
8.5

Report Output and Scheduling

App Annie
Tableau Desktop
7.7
Publish to Web
App Annie
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Publish to PDF
App Annie
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Report Versioning
App Annie
Tableau Desktop
7.3
Report Delivery Scheduling
App Annie
Tableau Desktop
7.5
Delivery to Remote Servers
App Annie
Tableau Desktop
7.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

App Annie
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
App Annie
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
App Annie
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Predictive Analytics
App Annie
Tableau Desktop
6.8

Access Control and Security

App Annie
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
App Annie
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Role-Based Security Model
App Annie
Tableau Desktop
7.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
App Annie
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Single Sign-On (SSO)
App Annie
Tableau Desktop
7.2

Mobile Capabilities

App Annie
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Responsive Design for Web Access
App Annie
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Dedicated iOS Application
App Annie
Tableau Desktop
7.2
Dedicated Android Application
App Annie
Tableau Desktop
6.9
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
App Annie
Tableau Desktop
8.2

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

App Annie
Tableau Desktop
7.1
REST API
App Annie
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Javascript API
App Annie
Tableau Desktop
7.0
iFrames
App Annie
Tableau Desktop
6.7
Java API
App Annie
Tableau Desktop
6.9
Themeable User Interface (UI)
App Annie
Tableau Desktop
7.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
App Annie
Tableau Desktop
7.0

Pros

  • The visuals in the platform are easy to read and understand and make it simple to understand the data you are looking at.
  • I find that the data in App Annie is very reliable in terms of the number of downloads we see on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
  • It gives me the ability to integrate the data here with other analytics and provide viewers and consumers good solid information on our performance.
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  • Graphs and charts are built very easily.
  • Tableau is very good at showing data visually
  • Easily help make a decision by looking at the pattern
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Cons

  • I do think there are quite a few side bar options when you first login to the software. I'd like to see the features maybe more condensed.
  • For us, it would be super useful to see more zip code or county level data in the software.
  • I would like to see a PDF version offered in the export options. It would make the presentation of the chart data more appealing.
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  • 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

App Annie10.0
Based on 1 answer
Well the fact that the freemium features are all that I need right now, I will most definitely continue to use it on a daily basis. I might upgrade to the pro version in the future if I need more data than what I am getting now. But for now it works great for what I need.
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Tableau Desktop8.9
Based on 39 answers
It is an investment that the organization is willing to make, as it drives efficiency that no other tool can. It also becomes more powerful, the more you use it and learn about it, so maintaining a consistent standard with it makes great sense to our organization. The reason it is not rated at 10 here, is that it is more expensive than many alternatives, but it is certainly worth the investment.
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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 Desktop6.6
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 Desktop9.0
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

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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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Alternatives Considered

We use Google 360 and are able to do a much deeper dive into the activity we see on our apps. I think App Annie is a great starting point product, but for more in depth analytics, something like a Google 360 or Adobe might be better.
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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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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

  • Since I'm not a purchaser of the product, only a user, I can't really speak to the ROI.
  • I do think it serves a purpose and we are able to get some usable data from it.
  • I think until we add other analytical software, this was a great starting point.
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  • Increased productivity: ability to automate recurring reports and speed creating new reports. Decreased error rate. Reduced days of effort to hours.
  • Increased client satisfaction: better visuals; more flexible, deeper exploration available; faster, higher quality delivery
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Pricing Details

App Annie

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
App Annie Editions & Modules
App Annie
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.