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Likelihood to Recommend

Automation Anywhere

[Automation Anywhere] is
independent of any business size, but mostly it will benefit large setups. So I
will recommend you its usage. It will enhance your productivity and let you
improve the management of tasks. It is one of the most effective RPA in the
market.
Brandon Young | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Best scenario would be to train advance users that do all the dashboard design and publishing. All the end-users can install just the viewer (free) to see the dashboard.It might not be cost-efficient for business users to design dashboard just for fun or just to try it. So it is not really for citizen developers. You might need a team specialized in Tableau who does all the analytics and design.On the opposite, Power BI is more for citizen developers - for everyone who is interested. Because as a beginner, you just need the basic features and they are free in Power BI. In general, both of them are being used now at my workplace, just with different approaches.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Automation Anywhere
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Pixel Perfect reports
Automation Anywhere
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Customizable dashboards
Automation Anywhere
Tableau Desktop
8.9
Report Formatting Templates
Automation Anywhere
Tableau Desktop
8.4

Ad-hoc Reporting

Automation Anywhere
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Drill-down analysis
Automation Anywhere
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Formatting capabilities
Automation Anywhere
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Automation Anywhere
Tableau Desktop
7.5
Report sharing and collaboration
Automation Anywhere
Tableau Desktop
8.6

Report Output and Scheduling

Automation Anywhere
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Publish to Web
Automation Anywhere
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Publish to PDF
Automation Anywhere
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Report Versioning
Automation Anywhere
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Report Delivery Scheduling
Automation Anywhere
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Delivery to Remote Servers
Automation Anywhere
Tableau Desktop
7.9

Data Discovery and Visualization

Automation Anywhere
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Automation Anywhere
Tableau Desktop
9.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Automation Anywhere
Tableau Desktop
9.0
Predictive Analytics
Automation Anywhere
Tableau Desktop
7.8

Access Control and Security

Automation Anywhere
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
Automation Anywhere
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Role-Based Security Model
Automation Anywhere
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Automation Anywhere
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Automation Anywhere
Tableau Desktop
8.6

Mobile Capabilities

Automation Anywhere
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Responsive Design for Web Access
Automation Anywhere
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Dedicated iOS Application
Automation Anywhere
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Dedicated Android Application
Automation Anywhere
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Automation Anywhere
Tableau Desktop
8.2

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Automation Anywhere
Tableau Desktop
8.2
REST API
Automation Anywhere
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Javascript API
Automation Anywhere
Tableau Desktop
8.2
iFrames
Automation Anywhere
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Java API
Automation Anywhere
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Automation Anywhere
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Automation Anywhere
Tableau Desktop
8.3

Pros

Automation Anywhere

  • Exception handling is pretty decent. WE don't have to worry about process being stuck as it moves to the next iteration on its own.
  • Automation is easier to achieve as it doesn't require high coding skills or designing a specific framework.
  • It can achieve PDF editing and automation, which in our case of policy documents has been valuable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

  • The Visualizations graphics are really good and the color options help in designing attractive charts. They help to convey more information and can be made interactive.
  • You can add filters with offer you to plug and play with values and understand different outcomes.
  • You can drag and drop options while creating charts and dashboards. also it is a very fluid layout.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Automation Anywhere

  • Automation Anywhere doesn't come with easy installation, We need to install Java, IDEs and Databases in an orderly fashion which we are not able to do.
  • Automation Anywhere has no workflow design which is not making us to understand the process.
  • Automation Anywhere has no fit to size object cloning.
Premnath R | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

  • Formatting the data to work correctly in graphical presentations can be time consuming
  • Daily data extracts can run slowly depending on how much data is required and the source of the data
  • The desktop version is required for advanced functionality, editing on [the] Tableau server allows only limited features
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Automation Anywhere

Automation Anywhere 9.4
Based on 4 answers
To continue enjoying the benefits of our productivity improvements and efficiency focus.
Chakravarthy SSNTK | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.9
Based on 39 answers
Our use of Tableau Desktop is still fairly low, and will continue over time. The only real concern is around cost of the licenses, and I have mentioned this to Tableau and fully expect the development of more sensible models for our industry. This will remove any impediment to expansion of our use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Automation Anywhere

Automation Anywhere 8.0
Based on 6 answers
On more complex use cases, Automation Anywhere requires technical background like knowledge on network protocols and database language on task creation, and even people with technical background might have some trouble in the beginning because of the product particularities on how variable manipulation works, or how to get the object cloning (a more resilient screen manipulation command) to work as intended.The scheduling of tasks on the Control Room and the autologin feature isn't intuitive as they should, so much of this works requires documentation analysis to get it done on the first time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.9
Based on 58 answers
Tableau [Desktop] is on next level when compared with the competitors in the markets. It provide integration with any Big Data and 3rd party DB and on real time. The different option to create dashboard and story provide the holistic view to any Organization and business leader to make the decision and identify the business problems.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Automation Anywhere

Automation Anywhere 8.4
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
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.
Brad Llewellyn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Automation Anywhere

Automation Anywhere 9.0
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 6.1
Based on 9 answers
Tableau Desktop's performance is solid. You can really dig into a large dataset in the form of a spreadsheet, and it exhibits similarly good performance when accessing a moderately sized Oracle database. I noticed that with Tableau Desktop 9.3, the performance using a spreadsheet started to slow around 75K rows by about 60 columns. This was easily remedied by creating an extract and pushing it to Tableau Server, where performance went to lightning fast
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Automation Anywhere

Automation Anywhere 8.6
Based on 11 answers
Automation Anywhere is a great tool for a low cost, fairly easily scalable, and quickly learned. The company is growing by leaps and bounds and continually pushing the automation boundaries. The problem with fast expansion is that sometimes you can grow more quickly than you can appropriately support your products. While Automation Anywhere has an excellent support structure in place, every company and situation is different, and they often struggle with why problems arise in the system and how to fix them.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.3
Based on 51 answers
The Tableau Desktop's support team has been very helpful and tend to response very quickly. After all you have paid very premium price for the product and it goes to the services. This makes using the tool much easier for these who doesn't have such experience to get help quickly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Automation Anywhere

Automation Anywhere 9.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 9.4
Based on 4 answers
It is admittedly hard to train a group of people with disparate levels of ability coming in, but the software is so easy to use that this is not a huge problem; anyone who can follow simple instructions can catch up pretty quickly.
Jon Boeckenstedt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Automation Anywhere

Automation Anywhere 8.4
Based on 2 answers
Perfect training from the online academy the software offers it for free
Chakravarthy SSNTK | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
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
Chandra Bhanu Pratap Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Automation Anywhere

Automation Anywhere 8.6
Based on 3 answers
Nothing in particular
Chakravarthy SSNTK | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 36 answers
Again, training is the key and the company provides a lot of example videos that will help users discover use cases that will greatly assist their creation of original visualizations. As with any new software tool, productivity will decline for a period. In the case of Tableau, the decline period is short and the later gains are well worth it.
David Fickes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Automation Anywhere

Other than Automaton Anywhere I have also used UiPath. What I like about Automation Anywhere is the object cloning and the way you can move the mouse and either go to a particular point or go to an element. That's very easy and intuitive in Automation Anywhere. It gets the job done in terms of getting the data out of the pages. Although I have other tools, I still have this habit of going through the clicks. If you're going through the clicks, Automation Anywhere is the best.
Albert Jose | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau hands-down wins based upon functionality, interoperability with a wide variety of enterprise-class data connections, end-user support, and quality of visualizations. Tableau Desktop offers a substantially more robust, refined, and mature product. It became quickly apparent that there was no real comparison. For applications that need fast, accurate analytics using a wide portfolio of underlying data sources, Tableau Desktop is the clear winner.
Jason Guinn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Automation Anywhere

Automation Anywhere 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Highly reliable once you start experiencing the results. It helps you to have a clear cut results with better productivity numbers and financial savings
Chakravarthy SSNTK | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 7.0
Based on 3 answers
Tableau Desktop's scaleability is really limited to the scale of your back-end data systems. If you want to pull down an extract and work quickly in-memory, in my application it scaled to a few tens of millions of rows using the in-memory engine. But it's really only limited by your back-end data store if you have or are willing to invest in an optimized SQL store or purpose-built query engine like Veritca or Netezza or something similar.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Automation Anywhere

  • Our overall business has saved numerous hours of work where individuals were freed up to perform higher level thinking tasks.
  • Following a necessary reduction in workforce that was not driven by RPA, we were able to automate processes that kept the remaining workload from overwhelming the remaining workforce.
  • The use of robotics process automation has inspired many workers to come up with different approaches to problems including both automation and analytics.
Brady Rothrock CPA, CFE, ACDA, MS-BIA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

  • Tableau was acquired years ago, and has provided good value with the content created.
  • Ongoing maintenance costs for the platform, both to maintain desktop and server licensing has made the continuing value questionable when compared to other offerings in the marketplace.
  • Users have largely been satisfied with the content, but not with the overall performance. This is due to a combination of factors including the performance of the Tableau engines as well as development deficiencies.
John Stuchly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Automation Anywhere

General

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

Automation Anywhere Editions & Modules

Edition
Cloud-Only Starter Pack$7501
Advanced Pack (Cloud or On-Premises)Contact for quote
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Tableau Desktop

General

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

Tableau Desktop Editions & Modules

Edition
Tableau Viewer$121
Tableau Explorer$351
Tableau Creator$701
  1. Per User / Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Automation Anywhere
8.4
Tableau Desktop
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Automation Anywhere
9.4
Tableau Desktop
8.9

Usability

Automation Anywhere
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.9

Reliability and Availability

Automation Anywhere
8.4
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Performance

Automation Anywhere
9.0
Tableau Desktop
6.1

Support Rating

Automation Anywhere
8.6
Tableau Desktop
8.3

In-Person Training

Automation Anywhere
9.0
Tableau Desktop
9.4

Online Training

Automation Anywhere
8.4
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Implementation Rating

Automation Anywhere
8.6
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Scalability

Automation Anywhere
9.0
Tableau Desktop
7.0

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