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Appian

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159 Ratings

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Score 8.2 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Appian

Surely Appian is not a Site Development Tool. So we should avoid the use of a system for just UX development. We should look for process automation as much as we can mature the use cases.
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Tableau Online

Tableau is Yearly charged per user. It is Saas and Multi-Tenancy, secure and no access to other companies and it is maintained by Tableau. It cannot connect to cubes.Tableau Online means you don't have to worry about the scaling - it is just there and works. For those who don't have IT infrastructure to handle it, Tableau Online is a great alternative.Tableau Online eliminates the need for a server environment, which includes hardware, deployment, and maintenance. Tableau Online can communicate directly with other cloud-based analytics services, such as Google BigQuery and Amazon Redshift. It also has compatibility with Salesforce and Google Analytics. From a cost analysis point Tableau Server environment is less than the Tableau Online considering the starting cost, configuration cost so for small and medium scale industry can go for a Server environment.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Appian
Tableau Online
8.0
Pixel Perfect reports
Appian
Tableau Online
7.9
Customizable dashboards
Appian
Tableau Online
8.8
Report Formatting Templates
Appian
Tableau Online
7.3

Ad-hoc Reporting

Appian
Tableau Online
8.0
Drill-down analysis
Appian
Tableau Online
7.9
Formatting capabilities
Appian
Tableau Online
8.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Appian
Tableau Online
7.7
Report sharing and collaboration
Appian
Tableau Online
8.2

Report Output and Scheduling

Appian
Tableau Online
8.0
Publish to Web
Appian
Tableau Online
8.8
Publish to PDF
Appian
Tableau Online
8.3
Report Versioning
Appian
Tableau Online
7.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
Appian
Tableau Online
7.7
Delivery to Remote Servers
Appian
Tableau Online
7.9

Data Discovery and Visualization

Appian
Tableau Online
8.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Appian
Tableau Online
9.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Appian
Tableau Online
8.5
Predictive Analytics
Appian
Tableau Online
7.4

Access Control and Security

Appian
Tableau Online
8.2
Multi-User Support (named login)
Appian
Tableau Online
8.2
Role-Based Security Model
Appian
Tableau Online
8.1
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Appian
Tableau Online
8.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Appian
Tableau Online
8.5

Mobile Capabilities

Appian
Tableau Online
7.7
Responsive Design for Web Access
Appian
Tableau Online
8.0
Dedicated iOS Application
Appian
Tableau Online
7.3
Dedicated Android Application
Appian
Tableau Online
7.7
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Appian
Tableau Online
7.9

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Appian
Tableau Online
7.6
REST API
Appian
Tableau Online
8.0
Javascript API
Appian
Tableau Online
8.3
iFrames
Appian
Tableau Online
7.5
Java API
Appian
Tableau Online
7.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Appian
Tableau Online
7.3
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Appian
Tableau Online
7.6

Pros

  • Ease of Use - one of our main drivers was that it had to be simple to use. Moreso when a large proportion of our userbase are external to the airport and sometimes unknown, which makes training a particularly difficult task. We also didn't want our internal users to be slowed down after the introduction so again we put a lot of effort into making the interface as simple to use and visually uncluttered.
  • Version upgrades, enhancements, minor bug fixes and all loaded without much interruption to the system availability time. We generally schedule version upgrades so that they occur at 1am local time to avoid any impact on our user base.
  • Appian & Cognizant resources assigned to our implementation were and still are absolutely amazing. Going above and beyond to maximise the benefits that we obtain from the implementation. Proactive when it comes to dealing with business units that are somewhat stuck in their ways, happy to demonstrate better ways of doing things and providing solutions to problems that would have been otherwise assigned to the too hard basket.
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  • For a business that executes frequent data-driven decisions, Tableau can be very helpful.
  • The visualisation options offered on Tableau are simply brilliant.
  • One can choose between Tableau Online and Tableau Desktop. Using Tableau Online waives users of the responsibility of maintenance at their end.
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Cons

  • Because of the low numbers employed by our organisation, our ability to make use of an enterprise licence model has been restricted. To their credit, Appian have come up with mutually beneficial solutions to help contain costs and allow us to grow our numbers.
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  • Would be nice to see better support for cleaning and consolidating heterogeneous data sources
  • It is possible to restrict access to a data table on a per-record (row) basis, but not possible to restrict access to data on a per-column basis
  • Steep learning curve for people who aren't from a data science background
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Likelihood to Renew

Appian9.5
Based on 11 answers
Other prosed applications are under review or developement
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Usability

Appian8.8
Based on 28 answers
The interface is as difficult to use as you make it. We like to follow the KISS principle and automate the mundane so that our staff can concentrate on their day job and not have to worry about what happens next.
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Tableau Online8.2
Based on 1 answer
Simple, easy and straighforward interface.
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Support

Appian8.3
Based on 52 answers
In general, the Support team respond quickly and are knowledgeable and helpful. Account Management has been good and we have recently had an onsite visit from an Appian Architect and Account Manager to discuss Appian in the Cloud. Follow up from this meeting has been good with further information and pricing information received on a timely basis.
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In-Person Training

Appian9.0
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.
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Online Training

Appian10.0
Based on 1 answer
Really great training platform. Very visual and easy to use.
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Alternatives Considered

We were attracted to Appian for the following reasons:- industry leader for business process management systems- ease of use- low development platform- ability to build once and deploy to different environments- the availability of a java API enables us to interface with our online systems- simple to use and provides a common application to make adoption easier and reduce training requirements.
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Tableau is more sophisticated than Google Docs. It can handle larger data sets, has more advanced reporting capabilities, etc.
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Collaboration and Sharing

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Tableau Online7.8
Based on 22 answers
Sharing is really easy. The level of rules detail is really phenomenal and easy to use. It's possible to manage rules from one place. Users have quick access to information and they can easily introduce their corrections whenever they want. But unfortunately, you have to pay for each user even if he just takes a look once a week. Tableau Online should have a simpler version for less advanced users.
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Data Integration

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Tableau Online7.9
Based on 22 answers
Unfortunately, this isn't something I'm extremely familiar with. With the way we are structured, I am responsible more for the end user/visualization aspect and haven't had much opportunity to spend time with the data connectivity side of things. All I can say is what I've heard and that is that our system is complicated to connect to - not Tableau.
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Return on Investment

  • We were not able to implement all of the projects we had going before our company was bought out by another competing company. The new company decided to abandon Appian even though it was a good tool.
  • That being said, I was able to roll out three of the projects that I was working on even though they were not used by the company due to the selling of our company.
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Pricing Details

Appian

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

Appian More Information

Tableau Online

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

Tableau Online More Information