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Apptio

13 Ratings

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Apptio

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Score 6.4 out of 101

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Score 8.2 out of 101

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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

With Tableau, you can create an infinite number of tables, of greater or lesser complexity, and be able to discover and analyze information with very visual graphics. You can use unlimited amounts of data, it is an ideal solution for companies and organizations. The additional information for the users is not totally private, it can be viewed by other users, although there is the modality of granting a permission to access. The files used for graphics must always be updated and must have access to the Internet to access the tool
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Apptio
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
Apptio
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Customizable dashboards
Apptio
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Report Formatting Templates
Apptio
Tableau Desktop
8.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Apptio
Tableau Desktop
8.4
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
8.1
Report sharing and collaboration
Apptio
Tableau Desktop
8.7

Report Output and Scheduling

Apptio
Tableau Desktop
7.8
Publish to Web
Apptio
Tableau Desktop
8.5
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
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Apptio
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Apptio
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Predictive Analytics
Apptio
Tableau Desktop
7.1

Access Control and Security

Apptio
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
Apptio
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Role-Based Security Model
Apptio
Tableau Desktop
7.4
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Apptio
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Apptio
Tableau Desktop
7.3

Mobile Capabilities

Apptio
Tableau Desktop
7.7
Responsive Design for Web Access
Apptio
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Dedicated iOS Application
Apptio
Tableau Desktop
7.3
Dedicated Android Application
Apptio
Tableau Desktop
7.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Apptio
Tableau Desktop
8.3

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Apptio
Tableau Desktop
7.1
REST API
Apptio
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Javascript API
Apptio
Tableau Desktop
7.1
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

  • The reporting of the data is second to none. The standard out of the box reporting shows incredible insight and gives the information execs need to make the correct decisions.
  • Showing companies what data to collect and how to go about creating and collecting consistent data
  • Providing visibility into the IT department unlike any other software. Really making the unknown come to life in reports
  • Always improving and getting better. Every two weeks a new iteration is released
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  • Connection to data sources, and variety of connectors available
  • Easy-to-use data blending functionality, once you experiment it a few times
  • Makes visual analysis accessible to a wide variety of users
  • Publication of dashboards on Tableau Server is a breeze
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Cons

  • Features are becoming easier to use, but like any software there is a constant progression
  • Getting companies on the right track for not only finding data but collecting consistent data
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  • Could use a bit more flexibility in their approach to stories.
  • Relatively expensive on a per seat basis.
  • The viewer requires substantial hardware for good responsiveness.
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Likelihood to Renew

Apptio10.0
Based on 4 answers
It is hands down the most innovative SaaS on the market today. In my humble opinion it will be just as big or bigger than Salesforce, Workday and all of the greats. I would advise any big company to take advantage of Apptio and renew on an annual basis with their support team!
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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's main selling points are the fact that you can connect to almost any data source within a couple of clicks and the fact that you can slice-and-dice your data with just a few drags. Tableau also has the ability to grow with the user's comfort level. The most advanced you get, the more you can utilize Tableau's advance features, such as table calculations, to create truly amazing analyses.
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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
Other than upgrades, we've never had downtime that I'm aware of.
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Performance

Apptio10.0
Based on 1 answer
Excellent, so far.
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Tableau Desktop6.7
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

Apptio9.0
Based on 1 answer
Solid support so far, primarily focused on implementation
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Tableau Desktop8.9
Based on 16 answers
I personally have no had any experience with the HelpDesk. However, our clients speak highly of it.
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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
Tableau is a great tool for data visualization. I think it best works for a user who is performing visualization on his own. In order to present the charts or visual graph to a user who doesn't use tableau is very hard. It can be exported in the form of images or a tableau file for which the end user needs to install tableau reader. This is one extra step in implementation which needs to be eliminated it to attain a 9 or a 10 score
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Breadth of Deployment

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The department I worked in had around 30 people. I believe we had at least 15 licenses possibly more.
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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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Definitely a lower functioning program, especially in terms of the user experience and GUI. The speed of Tableau was also much greater.
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Collaboration and Sharing

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Tableau Desktop8.2
Based on 81 answers
The fact of being able to operate with data from different sources and cross it and present it in powerful visualizations are my reasons for positively evaluating the collaborative work capabilities in Tableau Desktop
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Data Integration

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Tableau Desktop8.2
Based on 81 answers
It connects to many data sources. Merging capabilities exist but they are not as robust as Spotfire's.
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Scalability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
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

  • All positive! It has been beneficial to each and every customer and is a relatively quick implementation process
  • The savings that are provided by finding unnecessary servers, expensive storage, or even phone bills that are not being utilized but paid for is incredible
  • Employees can make better decisions based off facts and not off assumptions of the unknown benefit of the IT department
  • IT is now treated as an asset to the business and not just an expense. Companies can now make better tech investments and increase their productivity!
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  • Easily able to create scalable self-service tools for users. In combination with Tableau Server, creating a tool that provides visualization of an entire data set is only slightly more difficult than providing visualization of a single group of records. This enables me to save many hours each month that were previously spent re-generating different cuts of the same report.
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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.