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Score 8.6 out of 100

Tableau Desktop

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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    BI Standard Reporting

    Automation Anywhere

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    Tableau Desktop

    81%
    Tableau Desktop ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Pixel Perfect reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    137 Ratings

    Customizable dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    163 Ratings

    Report Formatting Templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    142 Ratings

    Ad-hoc Reporting

    Automation Anywhere

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    Tableau Desktop

    81%
    Tableau Desktop ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Drill-down analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    156 Ratings

    Formatting capabilities

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    159 Ratings

    Integration with R or other statistical packages

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    120 Ratings

    Report sharing and collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    155 Ratings

    Report Output and Scheduling

    Automation Anywhere

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.2

    Tableau Desktop

    82%
    Tableau Desktop ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Publish to Web

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    146 Ratings

    Publish to PDF

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    146 Ratings

    Report Versioning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    112 Ratings

    Report Delivery Scheduling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    119 Ratings

    Delivery to Remote Servers

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    70 Ratings

    Data Discovery and Visualization

    Automation Anywhere

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    Tableau Desktop

    84%
    Tableau Desktop ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    151 Ratings

    Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    146 Ratings

    Predictive Analytics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    123 Ratings

    Access Control and Security

    Automation Anywhere

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    Tableau Desktop

    84%
    Tableau Desktop ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Multi-User Support (named login)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    136 Ratings

    Role-Based Security Model

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    115 Ratings

    Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    126 Ratings

    Single Sign-On (SSO)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    74 Ratings

    Mobile Capabilities

    Automation Anywhere

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.9

    Tableau Desktop

    79%
    Tableau Desktop ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Responsive Design for Web Access

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    121 Ratings

    Mobile Application

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    179 Ratings

    Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    113 Ratings

    Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

    Automation Anywhere

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.7

    Tableau Desktop

    77%
    Tableau Desktop ranks higher in 6/6 features

    REST API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    55 Ratings

    Javascript API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    49 Ratings

    iFrames

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    47 Ratings

    Java API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    44 Ratings

    Themeable User Interface (UI)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    50 Ratings

    Customizable Platform (Open Source)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    44 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Automation Anywhere is rated higher in 5 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Performance, Support Rating, Product Scalability
    • Tableau Desktop is rated higher in 1 area: Usability
    • Automation Anywhere and Tableau Desktop are tied in 3 areas: Availability, Online Training, Implementation Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.7

    Automation Anywhere

    87%
    47 Ratings
    8.6

    Tableau Desktop

    86%
    191 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.7

    Automation Anywhere

    97%
    2 Ratings
    8.9

    Tableau Desktop

    89%
    39 Ratings

    Usability

    8.0

    Automation Anywhere

    80%
    4 Ratings
    8.8

    Tableau Desktop

    88%
    66 Ratings

    Availability

    8.0

    Automation Anywhere

    80%
    2 Ratings
    8.0

    Tableau Desktop

    80%
    20 Ratings

    Performance

    9.0

    Automation Anywhere

    90%
    2 Ratings
    6.1

    Tableau Desktop

    61%
    18 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.5

    Automation Anywhere

    95%
    15 Ratings
    7.9

    Tableau Desktop

    79%
    74 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    Automation Anywhere

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4

    Tableau Desktop

    94%
    4 Ratings

    Online Training

    8.0

    Automation Anywhere

    80%
    1 Rating
    8.0

    Tableau Desktop

    80%
    4 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.0

    Automation Anywhere

    80%
    2 Ratings
    8.0

    Tableau Desktop

    80%
    68 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    9.0

    Automation Anywhere

    90%
    1 Rating
    7.0

    Tableau Desktop

    70%
    3 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Automation Anywhere

    Automation anywhere is well suited in most rule-based processes. It can manage high-volume transactions with accuracy and scale up quickly. It is very flexible in terms of integration and implementation. The bots can be scheduled, monitored and performance can be reported on a regular basis. It works well with most enterprise solutions.
    K.V.R. Sailaesh | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Tableau Desktop

    Tableau Desktop is better for data analysis and visualization. Its advanced visualization features helped us better understand our business and customer demographics. We use Tableau Desktop to track our team’s progress. Real-time analyses and interactive dashboards are helpful for monitoring data. We can now create and share insights in ways we couldn’t before. It’s easy to put faith in and use these insights. Tableau Desktop can compare data from previous years with weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual comparisons. It assists businesses in identifying the best and least-sold products. However, this requires expensive licenses and skilled personnel, which small businesses cannot afford.
    Al Mubassir Muin | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Automation Anywhere

    • Now I easily generate the invoices and quotation generation is an easy task now. Previously it was very time consuming as we have to drag the data from the excel sheets.
    • I will praise its integration with other software that has facilitated us to make amendments in the data across those platforms.
    • Its interface is very easy and user friendly.
    Brandon Young | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Tableau Desktop

    • An excellent tool for data visualization, it presents information in an appealing visual format—an exceptional platform for storing and analyzing data in any size organization.
    • Through interactive parameters, it enables real-time interaction with the user and is easy to learn and get support from the community.
    Afia Tamanna | 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

    Pricing Details

    Automation Anywhere

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $0

    Automation Anywhere Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Cloud-Only Starter Pack$7501
    Advanced Pack (Cloud or On-Premises)Contact for quote
    1. per month
    2. none
    Additional Pricing Details

    Tableau Desktop

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $70 per month

    Tableau Desktop Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Tableau Creator$70.001
    1. Per User / Per Month
    Additional Pricing Details
    All pricing plans are billed annually.

    Likelihood to Renew

    Automation Anywhere

    Automation Anywhere 9.7
    Based on 2 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 4 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 8.8
    Based on 66 answers
    It is a good tool for creating beautiful visualizations and sharing dashboards. It does offer a variety of features and also making interactive dashboards. It is easy to learn and create custom visualizations really fast. It does offer good API connectivity to gather data. But it lacks the structure for data cleaning and processing.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    Automation Anywhere

    Automation Anywhere 8.0
    Based on 2 answers
    No answer on this topic is available.

    Tableau Desktop

    Tableau Desktop 8.0
    Based on 20 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 18 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 9.5
    Based on 15 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 7.9
    Based on 74 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

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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 8.0
    Based on 1 answer
    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 8.0
    Based on 2 answers
    Nothing in particular
    Chakravarthy SSNTK | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Tableau Desktop

    Tableau Desktop 8.0
    Based on 68 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

    In terms of costing, Uipath is more cost effective. Uipath doesn't support Unicode based websites but Automation Anywhere can help on this front. The user interface of Uipath is more user-friendly and attractive over Automation Anywhere. AA has a stronger network of resellers as compared to Uipath so you may be getting pushed for it and it's advisable to make decisions based on your own specific requirements.
    Anonymous | 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 1 answer
    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

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