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Score 8 out of 100

Tableau Online

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Likelihood to Recommend

Appian

I believe that Appian is very well-suited to provide an approval work-flow. For making requests where there is a specific hierarchy of approvals that must occur, it is great. For example, if an employee needs to make a capital request for a long term project, the number of approvals can be set based on the amount of the items/work that is to be capitalized. If the amount is < 10000, maybe only manager approval is required. If the amount is over 10,000, Department Budgetary approval is also required. Over 25,000, Finance approval is required. Over 100,000, executive approval is required. Appian makes it very easy to set these conditions and send out tasks based on them. Appian also Excels at reporting. Appian provides the tools to report on any of the data that is captured in the request. This data can be exported to Excel to be used for audits or data management. Data can be reported in a variety of ways grid format, generate a pdf, or with charts and graphs. I don't believe that Appian should be used to replace any cost accounting type of functions. There are enterprise systems, such as Oracle that do a better job with that. Appian's strength is providing workflows.
Christine Mulready | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Online

I think the whole service is suitable for people who don't have the time or resources to build a real-time analytics engine and integrate it with their product or service. You get a ready-made platform where you can instantly create insightful reports of your client's usage of your service and share them with multiple stakeholders.
Tanish Pruthi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Low-Code Development

Appian
8.2
Tableau Online
Visual Modeling
Appian
7.6
Tableau Online
Drag-and-drop Interfaces
Appian
8.2
Tableau Online
Platform Security
Appian
9.3
Tableau Online
Platform User Management
Appian
7.6
Tableau Online
Reusability
Appian
7.9
Tableau Online
Platform Scalability
Appian
8.6
Tableau Online

BI Standard Reporting

Appian
Tableau Online
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
Appian
Tableau Online
8.1
Customizable dashboards
Appian
Tableau Online
8.9
Report Formatting Templates
Appian
Tableau Online
8.3

Ad-hoc Reporting

Appian
Tableau Online
8.3
Drill-down analysis
Appian
Tableau Online
8.2
Formatting capabilities
Appian
Tableau Online
8.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Appian
Tableau Online
8.2
Report sharing and collaboration
Appian
Tableau Online
8.7

Report Output and Scheduling

Appian
Tableau Online
8.4
Publish to Web
Appian
Tableau Online
8.6
Publish to PDF
Appian
Tableau Online
8.8
Report Versioning
Appian
Tableau Online
7.9
Report Delivery Scheduling
Appian
Tableau Online
8.4
Delivery to Remote Servers
Appian
Tableau Online
8.2

Data Discovery and Visualization

Appian
Tableau Online
8.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Appian
Tableau Online
8.7
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Appian
Tableau Online
8.6
Predictive Analytics
Appian
Tableau Online
7.8

Access Control and Security

Appian
Tableau Online
8.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
Appian
Tableau Online
9.0
Role-Based Security Model
Appian
Tableau Online
8.7
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Appian
Tableau Online
8.7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Appian
Tableau Online
8.7

Mobile Capabilities

Appian
Tableau Online
8.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
Appian
Tableau Online
8.4
Dedicated iOS Application
Appian
Tableau Online
8.1
Dedicated Android Application
Appian
Tableau Online
7.7
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Appian
Tableau Online
7.8

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Appian
Tableau Online
7.8
REST API
Appian
Tableau Online
8.4
Javascript API
Appian
Tableau Online
7.9
iFrames
Appian
Tableau Online
7.9
Java API
Appian
Tableau Online
7.6
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Appian
Tableau Online
7.3
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Appian
Tableau Online
7.8

Pros

Appian

  • I have observed after version 17.1 we have a lot of good features in Appian that improve usability (UX). This adds real value in this competitive Digital space.
  • You can understand business use case and convert it to a logical process automation.
  • Process Modeller has improved a lot and providing smart services use adds more value.
  • Service integration helps us to seamlessly integrate with third-party systems
Ravi Joshi, PMI-ACP® | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Online

  • Tableau Online has a really good search system to help users find data.
  • Tableau Online has a system to send regular reports of workbooks that users choose to subscribe to.
  • Tableau Online has a very user friendly app that can be used by anyone with no formal training.
  • Tableau Online refreshes on an hourly and daily basis to make sure its users always has up to date data.
Marquis C. Brantley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Appian

  • Advanced functionality requires use of the Appian expression language. The more advanced the logic, the harder it is to build with the expression language. This means development expertise is more relevant if you need advanced functionality, which I imagine applies almost all the time. I would much prefer if they allowed some common language such as JavaScript out of the box.
  • Debugging has proved difficult. It’s easy for developers to get the app to or feature to a “working” state but it needs robust alpha testing.
  • Deployment can be tricky. When a solution gets big and there are many teams and dependencies, it needs a careful process to ensure things don’t break.
  • Reasuability of Appian objects is both a pro and con. Reusing objects across apps may be more trouble than its worth because of creating heavy dependencies. Experience is helpful to strike the right balance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Online

  • Tableau is very expensive and the pricing is inflexible. It is catered more towards large organizations and cannot be flexibly used by mid-size firms.
  • After sales support is not up to the mark.
  • Versioning is not great when you upgrade the software. This is a very simple possible improvement. IT security is not up to the mark when we ran results by attacking the software. Sometimes IT support is required when you upgrade.
Kruti Vaidya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Appian

Appian 9.0
Based on 16 answers
We recently renewed our license with Appian. We are convinced that its flexibility, relative ease of use, the support they provide, there mobile advancements and their general willingness and desire to see us succeed all contributed to our reason to renew our agreement with Appian
Michael Campbell, PMP,CSM | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Online

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Appian

Appian 8.6
Based on 45 answers
Great platform for providing business process management. Fairly easy to learn tool (especially now that I have seen the evolution over 5 years). More difficult to master, but there is a great community that is always willing and able to help solve your problem.
Helmut Arnold | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Online

Tableau Online 8.2
Based on 9 answers
Online it is very easy to use and I think that it is very convenient that I can open it up in my browser from anywhere, on any device. However, the mobile experience is not the best, and not very easy to read for most reports. Charts are fine, but spreadsheets are not ideal for reading on mobile.
Marie Sporich | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Appian

Appian 8.1
Based on 123 answers
We have a mixture of onsite and offshore support by Appian and their partner Cognizant. Our stated support hours for the business are 9-5pm Mon-Fri. Cognizant being located in India provides us with coverage up to 9pm should anything happen that needs urgent attention. Appian Cloud Support are also there should we have any issues connecting to the application.
Paul Cabrelle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Online

Tableau Online 8.5
Based on 8 answers
Overall it's pretty easy to get support from Tableau Online, there's documentation online so typically can resolve quick questions that way. We typically can resolve any account related issues promptly as well so at least from a maintenance viewpoint (not thinking about new features or integrations), there haven't been any issues with getting the support that we needed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Appian

Appian 9.0
Based on 1 answer
As analyst I participated in a developer boot camp. At times it was hard to keep up but most of the time it made sense. Trainer took the time to explain and slowed pace down to answer questions etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Online

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Appian

Appian 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Really great training platform. Very visual and easy to use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Online

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Appian

Appian 9.0
Based on 8 answers
It was really seamless. SaaS in the true definition of the word. We logged on and started using the product. Very easy.
Peter Newnam | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Online

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Appian

The main advantage of Appian is the cost structure that is more suitable for starting a test-project to see how develop in Appian and most of all how Appian is accepted inside the company. In few weeks you can show the first results and start the journey on digitalization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Online

Both Tableau Online and BI solutions provide visualizations. In Power BI we choose the visualization first, then drag the data into it. In Tableau, we select the data and switch between visualizations on the fly. It’s easier to jump between visualizations in Tableau. Power BI might be sluggish when working with extremely large datasets whereas Tableau online has an advantage in this area due to its extensive features.Power BI doesn’t have the ability to publish reports with all associated data which means some information can be left out of visualizations whereas Tableau online has a steep learning curve and flexible features.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Appian

  • Our objective to reduce customer effort when dealing with government by 25% was exceeded. In the process of applying for an alcohol licence renewal alone, we saw approximately 80% reduction in time and effort for the business customer - and that was just a prototype! Imagine the possibilities when this is taken into a live environment!
Lynley Johnston | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Online

  • Tableau is super user friendly which enhances engagement among users.
  • Tableau helped my team tackle data-related issues and answer with complex statistical solutions.
  • The dashboard I created for the team helped even those with little to no background knowledge of Tableau.
Rounak Verma | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Appian

General

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

Appian Editions & Modules

Edition
Free$0
Standard60.002
Flat FeeContact Sales3
EnterpriseContact Sales4
  1. per user per month
  2. one fixed price per app, unlimited users
  3. unlimited number of apps, priced by user
Additional Pricing Details

Tableau Online

General

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

Tableau Online Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Appian
8.3
Tableau Online
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

Appian
9.0
Tableau Online

Usability

Appian
8.6
Tableau Online
8.2

Support Rating

Appian
8.1
Tableau Online
8.5

In-Person Training

Appian
9.0
Tableau Online

Online Training

Appian
10.0
Tableau Online

Implementation Rating

Appian
9.0
Tableau Online

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