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Likelihood to Recommend

arcplan

It is very suitable for complete corporate BI solutions. If you see BI as embedding information into your organization and business processes, and thus as more than just a few scattered dashboards and reports, arcplan is your platform. It's less suitable for ad-hoc reporting and data discovery. It can do it (everything is possible), but there is strong competition in this area.
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Tableau Server

Tableau Server is awesome for creating easy to understand visualizations for busy executives. An analyst can be up and running with some cool visualizations fairly quickly. But, if you're thinking of using Tableau Server for real machine learning, this is not the tool.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

arcplan
7.6
Tableau Server
8.3
Pixel Perfect reports
arcplan
6.4
Tableau Server
8.0
Customizable dashboards
arcplan
8.0
Tableau Server
8.8
Report Formatting Templates
arcplan
8.5
Tableau Server
8.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

arcplan
7.4
Tableau Server
8.2
Drill-down analysis
arcplan
5.8
Tableau Server
8.1
Formatting capabilities
arcplan
6.3
Tableau Server
8.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
arcplan
9.0
Tableau Server
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
arcplan
8.5
Tableau Server
8.4

Report Output and Scheduling

arcplan
8.9
Tableau Server
8.2
Publish to Web
arcplan
7.8
Tableau Server
9.1
Publish to PDF
arcplan
10.0
Tableau Server
8.1
Report Versioning
arcplan
10.0
Tableau Server
7.9
Report Delivery Scheduling
arcplan
7.8
Tableau Server
8.7
Delivery to Remote Servers
arcplan
Tableau Server
6.9

Data Discovery and Visualization

arcplan
7.1
Tableau Server
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
arcplan
6.7
Tableau Server
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
arcplan
6.7
Tableau Server
8.6
Predictive Analytics
arcplan
7.7
Tableau Server
7.1

Access Control and Security

arcplan
8.2
Tableau Server
8.3
Multi-User Support (named login)
arcplan
9.0
Tableau Server
8.2
Role-Based Security Model
arcplan
8.0
Tableau Server
8.1
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
arcplan
7.5
Tableau Server
8.4
Single Sign-On (SSO)
arcplan
Tableau Server
8.6

Mobile Capabilities

arcplan
6.7
Tableau Server
7.9
Responsive Design for Web Access
arcplan
8.5
Tableau Server
7.8
Dedicated iOS Application
arcplan
5.0
Tableau Server
7.9
Dedicated Android Application
arcplan
5.0
Tableau Server
7.7
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
arcplan
8.3
Tableau Server
8.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

arcplan
Tableau Server
7.4
REST API
arcplan
Tableau Server
8.3
Javascript API
arcplan
Tableau Server
8.1
iFrames
arcplan
Tableau Server
7.8
Java API
arcplan
Tableau Server
7.1
Themeable User Interface (UI)
arcplan
Tableau Server
6.9
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
arcplan
Tableau Server
6.5

Pros

  • Endless functionality. With arcplan, you're not limited to a certain set of functions (like with most competitors), but you can think up and add functionality. This includes things like business process management modules, so that your BI really gets embedded into business processes.
  • One core, one skill-set needed, no coding. As an all-round arcplan developer, you can basically do everything. So, even when things get complex, there is no need for external scripts, macros, VBA code, etc. Even the most advanced corporate BI systems are built in arcplan with one skillset!
  • No end user training needed. With arcplan, it's easy to build applications that work purely intuitively. It's also possible to show/hide advanced options, depending on the type of users you define.
  • No data modelling required. Of course, if the business requires it, you can add semantic layers, but you are not forced to do it in all circumstances. I find this a huge advantage over other products, because most business data sources already are logically structured.
  • Multiple data sources can be connected and you're completely free in combining the data in these sources: create your own, or create modules to associate data 'on the fly', whatever you want. You want ETL? No problem. You want to avoid ETL? No problem either.
  • Write-back capabilities: this is critical if you want to really embed BI into your business processes. In BI, information should be actionable: arcplan allows the end user to really take that action.
  • Great developer interface, which makes it also possible for someone with limited technical skills (but high business acumen) to take part in developments.
  • Pricing and licensing. At first glance, arcplan seems not very cheap compared to competitors. However, the licensing model is logical, and there are no hidden costs. Compare that to 'free' products that become very costly as soon as you want to have an enterprise solution.
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  • Allows for easy sharing of data and actionable insights with an extremely user-friendly visual interface
  • Acts as an environment to implement and enforce data governance with centralized and certified data sources
  • Easy to deploy, scale to our specific needs, and monitor
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Cons

  • Positioning and marketing. Most BI vendors use a non-technical sales strategy and focus on shiny, sexy dashboards to sell the story. In order to position arcplan fairly and correctly, the technical and business advantages need to be part of a sales story. So, it is not really an easy product to sell to customers, if it has to compete with now-to-wow-five-minute products.
  • Learning/training for developers. It's easy to learn the basics of arcplan, because the interface is logical. But nothing prevents a beginning developer from creating a monstrous application, because there is no prescribed architecture. It really takes some experience to become a good arcplan architect. It's a disadvantage resulting from one of arcplan's biggest advantages.
  • Data connectors: arcplan standard comes with a connector of your choice. Additional connectors need to be purchased separately. Many other products come with a full range of connectors.
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  • Content Discovery can be challenging. Unless users have security to data sources or dashboards, they often don't know they are there.
  • Tableau Server doesn't natively support the ability to send PDF versions of dashboards to users that aren't Tableau Server users. An open source project was developed called VizAlerts that provides a workaround for this, but it should really just be built into the product.
  • There are no phone numbers to call if you need support. The only way to contact Tableau Support is via email. If we have an urgent problem we typically need to reach out to our account executive to get appropriate attention.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Tableau Server10.0
Based on 20 answers
Fairly easy to use and very powerful. Everyone who uses it loves it.
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Usability

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Tableau Server9.0
Based on 11 answers
Great interface, allows for amazing flexibility in building visualizations. There are a few minor quirks that have to be learned though.
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Reliability and Availability

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Tableau Server9.0
Based on 9 answers
Over the past few years our company has expanded the use of Tableau. We've moved from 250 interactors to well over 1500 server interactions during that timeframe. During the expansion interactors we've yet to expereince any significant degradation of service
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Performance

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Tableau Server8.1
Based on 8 answers
Again, assuming that you are working with 100k rows of data or less, it works great. When you increase the number of rows of data by a magnitude of 5 or 10+, there is a significant deterioration in performance
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Support

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Tableau Server9.1
Based on 12 answers
My support requests are rare, but, always acted on, and resolved, quickly.
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In-Person Training

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Tableau Server8.0
Based on 4 answers
In our case, they hired a private third party consultant to train our dept. It was extremely boring and felt like it dragged on. Everything I learned was self taught so I was not really paying attention. But I do think that you can easily spend a week on the tool and go over every nook and cranny. We only had the consultant in for a day or two.
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Online Training

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Tableau Server9.0
Based on 9 answers
Tableau has excellent on-demand training material - web based and free....
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Implementation

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Tableau Server9.1
Based on 13 answers
Easy and fast. Desktop and Server can be implemented in well under an hour.
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Alternatives Considered

acplan beats Qlik on basically everything, including price. It's technically far superior, provides far better security and unlike Qlik does not require coding when things get complex.arcplan beats Tableau and Yellowfin on capabilities. Tableau and Yellowfin are very good at what they do, but capabilities are limited, unless you call the programmers.arcplan beats SAP BO by being one product, instead of a suite with 10 components using 10 different skill sets. And, as a result, it beats SAP BO hands down on implementation costs and efforts
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I did not choose Tableau for my organization, but did choose my organization in part because they use Tableau! Fantastic flexibility combined with relative ease of visualization.
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Return on Investment

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  • The foundation of our business was built largely using Tableau server - the overall value that Tableau has brought is hard to quantify. A lot.
  • One challenge we've encountered is when the server has experienced interface design changes. Since we use it as a part of a larger application, even minor layout changes have a negative impact on our environment.
  • The JavaScript API is a tad limited, so we've had to do some creative programming to work around those limits.
  • The (fairly) opaque underlying database structure puts additional limitations on our ability as an OEM/reseller partner. There are several metrics that would benefit us if we had more insight/access.
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Pricing Details

arcplan

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

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

Tableau Server More Information