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Likelihood to Recommend

Apptio

If you are trying to understand your IT costs and have cost pools and services defined then you are in a good position to move forward. If you are missing one of those items, spend the time getting that figured out before trying to implement the system. You can do that in parallel and use the ATUM model but it will not be an quick implementation. Ask what services Apptio can help with during the implementation process. They have some very good resources that can help provide best practice details from other customers.
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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

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

Ad-hoc Reporting

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

Report Output and Scheduling

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

Data Discovery and Visualization

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

Access Control and Security

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

Mobile Capabilities

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

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

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

Pros

  • Proprietary, standardized IT data model built into the system. Enables very rapid deployment. Also, by having defined data, it makes it easier to know what to ask for and find it within the organization. Also enables "like for like" benchmarking.
  • The standardized IT data model allows Apptio to deliver a robust set of reports out of the box.
  • Customer support is well beyond expectations. Outstanding. Apptio is a true business partner.
  • Technology Business Management Council is a leading group of CIOs developing the practice and driving new features into Apptio.
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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

  • Apptio Technology Business Management struggles with some of the report formatting. We are using it in place of Excel and simple things like freezing the header and the left column are not available in Apptio Technology Business Management.
  • Reports can become very large and the scroll bars on the page will impact users. When creating a report, the monitor size is very important. If you are working on a big screen the reports will be difficult to use on a smaller laptop screen.
  • The refresh or warming time can become an issue based on the number of reports and the amount of data that you have in the system. Being able to identify reports that are driving this up are not easily identified.
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  • It's weak with Tabular reporting. It also won't let you reference a specific cell in the same table, making scorecards difficult.
  • It needs some more options on colors, shading, 3D, etc., to add variety to the visualizations.
  • Dashboard creation isn't as easy as it could be. Lining different elements up, centering, etc., was sometimes difficult.
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Likelihood to Renew

Apptio10.0
Based on 4 answers
I don't believe there is a product on the market as mature in its practice and purpose-built as Apptio is for IT Cost Transparency. It even made the CNBC "Top 50 Disruptor" list for innovative technologies. Its is way ahead of its competition.
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Tableau Desktop8.9
Based on 39 answers
Because right now its the best option out there (disclosure: I haven't used Qlikview or some of the other direct competitors of Tableau). The big investment is in Tableau Server not desktop. For the cost of the license of Tableau desktop, its a pretty good deal. You can hook it up to pretty much any data source easily. You can easily share the visualizations with your team/colleagues easily. Tableau Desktop is generally easy to use for business users. But the more advanced stuff is better suited for a analyst or someone with a IT/CS background.
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Usability

Apptio9.0
Based on 1 answer
Apptio is proving to be a relatively user-friendly product, assuming proper skill sets and training. Enterprise Analytical abilities to support the proper data readiness and implementation are key.
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Tableau Desktop8.6
Based on 23 answers
Tableau is quick and easy to learn, just drag and drop. Its very forgiving and easy to simply play around with and customize for novice users, but offers powerful underlying advanced options for power users.
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Reliability and Availability

Apptio10.0
Based on 1 answer
Excellent, so far. SaaS-based...assuming effective data links and connectivity
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Tableau Desktop8.0
Based on 10 answers
When used as a stand-alone tool, Tableau Desktop has unlimited uptime, which is always nice. When used in conjunction with Tableau Server, this tool has as much uptime as your server admins are willing to give it. All in all, I've never had an issue with Tableau's availability.
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Performance

Apptio10.0
Based on 1 answer
Excellent, so far.
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Tableau Desktop6.6
Based on 9 answers
It performs as well as could be expected; the challenge is making sure the data is organized correctly to optimize performance.
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Support

Apptio9.0
Based on 1 answer
Solid support so far, primarily focused on implementation
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Tableau Desktop9.0
Based on 16 answers
Support has been excellent we have no complaints we kept fully up-to-date with the status of any other issues and all of our issues have been resolved quickly. They have been proactive and came to us to find out whether there was anything we wanted them to do which is amazing.
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In-Person Training

Apptio10.0
Based on 1 answer
Excellent. We were able to coordinate an onsite course for several vs flying everyone to Apptio Training in Seattle.
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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

Apptio9.0
Based on 1 answer
Was simply used to get familiar with the tool. Good introduction to the in-person course.
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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

Apptio9.0
Based on 1 answer
Well, so far. Apptio Consulting covered specific model architecting areas particularly. Most of the heavy lifting is being done in-house with support from Apptio as it relates to tool impacts and needs. Some administrative tasks were redundant
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Tableau Desktop8.1
Based on 34 answers
The desktop application seems to be extremely well done. The app is tightly integrated with Tableau server and makes managing various workbooks and projects relatively straightforward. By working with data extracts, it is easy to quickly develop visualizations and analytic tools and then ship them off to Tableau server for other individuals to consume.
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Alternatives Considered

There is no true competitor that is even comparable to allowing the same capabilities and benefits Apptio provides. It is ground breaking in every sense of the word and will make a huge difference for each and every customer. It can be very complex at times, but like everything in life anything worth implementing takes time, effort, and some growing pains.
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We have evaluated QlikView as well. QlikView is another tool in the "Self-Service BI" world. However, it's focus is mainly on creating ad-hoc data models and using these models to make visualizations. Tableau, on the other hand, will take an existing data model and make much more impressive, and useful, charts than QlikView would.
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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

  • Apptio Technology Business Management has greatly improved our chargeback transparency to the lines of business.
  • Apptio Technology Business Management has reduced our internal processing time for transfer pricing and various monthly reports.
  • We have yet to apply the IT expenses to a business metric within Apptio Technology Business Management but that is on the roadmap.
  • Apptio Technology Business Management has provided valuable cost level reports but we are still struggling to create the high level dashboards within the tool.
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  • Tableau has provided my clients with the information necessary to allocate multi-million dollar research budgets effectively, ensuring the company is getting the most bang for its buck.
  • Tableau has given my office the ability to present data quickly and easily in a professional format that customers can understand, and has them returning frequently for additional analysis and projects.
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Pricing Details

Apptio

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