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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 very well suited for large organizations because of its cost. It has a great visual design. It is particularly useful when there is data integration with other software required. Dashboards come out very well in such cases and help make sense out of data. These dashboards are used on a frequent basis once a baseline or a parameter is defined. Trend analysis and forecasting are a key to using this software and this is where it comes in very handy.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Appian
Tableau Online
7.8
Pixel Perfect reports
Appian
Tableau Online
7.8
Customizable dashboards
Appian
Tableau Online
8.5
Report Formatting Templates
Appian
Tableau Online
7.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Appian
Tableau Online
8.0
Drill-down analysis
Appian
Tableau Online
8.1
Formatting capabilities
Appian
Tableau Online
7.6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Appian
Tableau Online
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Appian
Tableau Online
8.3

Report Output and Scheduling

Appian
Tableau Online
8.1
Publish to Web
Appian
Tableau Online
8.8
Publish to PDF
Appian
Tableau Online
8.4
Report Versioning
Appian
Tableau Online
7.8
Report Delivery Scheduling
Appian
Tableau Online
7.3
Delivery to Remote Servers
Appian
Tableau Online
8.1

Data Discovery and Visualization

Appian
Tableau Online
8.5
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Appian
Tableau Online
9.1
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Appian
Tableau Online
8.7
Predictive Analytics
Appian
Tableau Online
7.6

Access Control and Security

Appian
Tableau Online
8.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
Appian
Tableau Online
8.4
Role-Based Security Model
Appian
Tableau Online
8.4
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Appian
Tableau Online
8.3
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Appian
Tableau Online
8.6

Mobile Capabilities

Appian
Tableau Online
8.1
Responsive Design for Web Access
Appian
Tableau Online
8.3
Dedicated iOS Application
Appian
Tableau Online
7.8
Dedicated Android Application
Appian
Tableau Online
8.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Appian
Tableau Online
8.3

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Appian
Tableau Online
7.7
REST API
Appian
Tableau Online
8.2
Javascript API
Appian
Tableau Online
8.5
iFrames
Appian
Tableau Online
7.9
Java API
Appian
Tableau Online
7.5
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Appian
Tableau Online
6.8
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Appian
Tableau Online
7.0

Pros

  • Easy to implement workflow.
  • Easy to build wireframes and UIs.
  • Option to utilize various build it objects and apply those on the UIs.
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  • Tableau Online handle the security areas very well for Operational security, User security, Data security, Network security and Application security.
  • Tableau Online infrastructure performs regular maintenance to ensure system stability, security, and performance. The data centers are equipped with fire suppression and other monitoring systems designed to detect environmental issues and respond to them before they cause an outage.
  • Tableau Online backup media is encrypted and always maintained in a secured facility. Disk-based backups are stored in secured data center facilities. Backups made to external backup providers are encrypted in transit and in storage. Only approved system administrators have access to backups.
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Cons

  • Process Modeling - Appian is currently moving away from their desktop portal model and into web-based access. This requires some significant reworking of their underlying structures. That being said, their new technology and modeling options are extremely exciting and should provide significant enhancements and flexibility over the plain portal environment option.
  • Form Design - I would like to see greater flexibility in form design and form preview.
  • Training - Appian offers a plethora of training but the ability to tailor training to meet specific needs of an audience would be a welcomed addition.
  • Reports - There needs to be greater flexibility in configuring and printing of reports.
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  • Data blending has some limitations regarding non-additive aggregates such as COUNTD, MEDIAN, and RAWSQLAGG. Non-additive aggregates are aggregate functions that produce results that cannot be aggregated along a dimension. Instead, the values have to be calculated individually.
  • Tableau only shows the values that are represented in your data. If your data does not contain the complete range of values, the missing values will not be shown. For example, Sales Data for January to July and November through December. If there was no data recorded for August to November and if a line chart is created in Tableau, the missing months will not be shown. An option is to show the missing months to make it clear that there was no data recorded during that time.
  • Null values can sometimes appear in place of the data you want in the view when you use data blending.
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Likelihood to Renew

Appian9.5
Based on 11 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
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Usability

Appian8.8
Based on 28 answers
I think anyone should be able to use the product. It doesn't take a programmer to use it even though I am a programmer and it did help me to understand things quickly, it isn't a requirement and most people who are able to understand basic workflow concepts can pick up the product easily.
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Tableau Online8.2
Based on 1 answer
Simple, easy and straighforward interface.
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Support

Appian8.4
Based on 52 answers
Appian as a product is well supported. They have a public forum for users to help each other plus a ticketing system for issues which require expert advice.
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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

Appian's biggest advantage over most packages is the ability to rapid develop operational processes, while maintaining a very uniformed user experience.
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This is user friendly, no coding required, easy to set up, easy to put data into, has a connector to our CRM/ERP so there are low barriers to get data into. Tableau is really the smart and easy choice in the business intelligence software area. Ease of deployment and the resulting low costs are a huge win too!
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Return on Investment

  • Appian has provided a very uniform and consistent user experience, which has a positive impact for the user.
  • Appian is designed for rapid development, so business problems can be automated very quickly.
  • We have found that Appian has halved operational costs in all parts of the company.
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Pricing Details

Appian

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