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Likelihood to Recommend

Axiom EPM

Axiom is ideal for organizations with multiple departments that need to collect, share, and integrate data from common internal data sources. The product is best for very large organizations with a lot of financial backing. I wouldn't suggest using Axiom if you're a small organization or only one department, for example.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop is well suited for a large organization with a sizeable budget, since it's a fairly expensive tool. It's not suited for a lean start-up which is worried about costs. Also, IT support can be required for some of the larger projects, which means extra stuff. Also, if the company has one type of data source, other cheaper alternatives can be explored.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Axiom EPM
8.5
Tableau Desktop
Long-term financial planning
Axiom EPM
9.0
Tableau Desktop
Financial budgeting
Axiom EPM
9.0
Tableau Desktop
Forecasting
Axiom EPM
8.0
Tableau Desktop
Scenario modeling
Axiom EPM
8.0
Tableau Desktop

Consolidation and Close

Axiom EPM
9.7
Tableau Desktop
Financial data consolidation
Axiom EPM
10.0
Tableau Desktop
Local and consolidated reporting
Axiom EPM
9.0
Tableau Desktop
Detailed Audit Trails
Axiom EPM
10.0
Tableau Desktop

Financial Reporting and Compliance

Axiom EPM
8.3
Tableau Desktop
Financial Statement Reporting
Axiom EPM
8.0
Tableau Desktop
Management Reporting
Axiom EPM
8.0
Tableau Desktop
Excel-based Reporting
Axiom EPM
9.0
Tableau Desktop
Automated board and financial reporting
Axiom EPM
8.0
Tableau Desktop

Analytics

Axiom EPM
8.7
Tableau Desktop
Personalized dashboards
Axiom EPM
9.0
Tableau Desktop
Cost and profitability analysis
Axiom EPM
8.0
Tableau Desktop
Benchmarking with external data
Axiom EPM
9.0
Tableau Desktop

Integration

Axiom EPM
9.0
Tableau Desktop
Flat file integration
Axiom EPM
9.0
Tableau Desktop
Excel data integration
Axiom EPM
9.0
Tableau Desktop
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Axiom EPM
9.0
Tableau Desktop

BI Standard Reporting

Axiom EPM
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Pixel Perfect reports
Axiom EPM
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Customizable dashboards
Axiom EPM
Tableau Desktop
9.0
Report Formatting Templates
Axiom EPM
Tableau Desktop
8.3

Ad-hoc Reporting

Axiom EPM
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Drill-down analysis
Axiom EPM
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Formatting capabilities
Axiom EPM
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Axiom EPM
Tableau Desktop
7.3
Report sharing and collaboration
Axiom EPM
Tableau Desktop
8.5

Report Output and Scheduling

Axiom EPM
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Publish to Web
Axiom EPM
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Publish to PDF
Axiom EPM
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Report Versioning
Axiom EPM
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Report Delivery Scheduling
Axiom EPM
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Delivery to Remote Servers
Axiom EPM
Tableau Desktop
7.8

Data Discovery and Visualization

Axiom EPM
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Axiom EPM
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Axiom EPM
Tableau Desktop
9.0
Predictive Analytics
Axiom EPM
Tableau Desktop
7.4

Access Control and Security

Axiom EPM
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
Axiom EPM
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Role-Based Security Model
Axiom EPM
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Axiom EPM
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Axiom EPM
Tableau Desktop
8.5

Mobile Capabilities

Axiom EPM
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Responsive Design for Web Access
Axiom EPM
Tableau Desktop
7.8
Dedicated iOS Application
Axiom EPM
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Dedicated Android Application
Axiom EPM
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Axiom EPM
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Axiom EPM
Tableau Desktop
8.1
REST API
Axiom EPM
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Javascript API
Axiom EPM
Tableau Desktop
8.2
iFrames
Axiom EPM
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Java API
Axiom EPM
Tableau Desktop
7.9
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Axiom EPM
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Axiom EPM
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Pros

Axiom EPM

  • Compared to a previous EPM we used, Axiom's template load and saving performance has been much better even for large plan files.
  • Axiom consultants can create completely customized reports for any of the collected data. Super users within your organization can then fairly easily modify their work to create additional reports without Axiom's help (and invoices)
  • Setting up user security is a fairly easy one-time task and very easy to maintain when people change departments, leave the organization, etc. I would recommend you use role-based security settings.
  • Compared to our previous EPM, Axiom allows more customization and possibilities for templates. There's very few "the product can't do that" statements.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

  • Love the interface. It's very smooth and easy to connect multiple numbers of data points
  • Provided a lot of self-learning tutorials which are easy to follow
  • You can display info in different ways (categorical versus numerical)
  • User friendly and has clean display
Ron Rothstain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Axiom EPM

  • Unfortunately, Axiom only assigned two implementation consultants to our massive project and both were completely new to the product and inexperienced.
  • This isn't really a fault of Axiom, but your organization's data has to be perfect before implementing Axiom. You need a strong project manager within your organization to take the lead in working with Axiom. They should be very familiar with the source data and what's important to all your internal stakeholders. The Axiom team needs to be clearly told exactly what you need from them.
  • We never truly felt confident anyone from Axiom was really familiar with the source tables and data being used. I would suggest in any project they make that a priority early on. Not being familiar with the data caused a list of issues regarding reporting and template construction.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

  • Very steep learning curve for those who haven't used it previously.
  • Because it's a powerful tool, getting it to do simple things can be extremely difficult.
  • A jack-of-all-trades solution, sometimes it's hard to find or create industry-specific visualizations, such as NPS gauges.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Axiom EPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Axiom EPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 9.4
Based on 31 answers
Tableau [Desktop's] interface is clean, minimalistic, and does a good job of hiding more complicated features so that the average user can get to work quickly and easily. As users become more proficient with the software, more features and customization become available, but they don't have to interact with those Advanced features from the get-go. Some scripting is available as well; the one area where this is week is in variable assignment.
Christopher Penn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Axiom EPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Axiom EPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Axiom EPM

Axiom EPM 7.0
Based on 1 answer
For the scale of our implementation, Axiom only assigned two consultants who were both completely new to the company. It felt like we were all learning about the product together, when you would expect them to already be experts at their own product. The team also made a good bit of mistakes throughout production and go-live, which then caused more work internally for us. The team lead for our project also just left the company, so we'll see how next year's planning goes
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.8
Based on 24 answers
The support team is easily approachable. All the questions and queries are answered on time. There is also a feedback mechanism which helps the team to make modifications and enhancements in the current software version. There is also a feedback process to check the efficiency of the support team of Tableau Desktop.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Axiom EPM

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

Axiom EPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Axiom EPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Axiom EPM

Vena was a strong product, but only our department within the University used it for budgeting. The entire university chose Axiom for the increased scale and capacity. The loading and saving performance of Axiom is slightly better than Vena. Also, Axiom provides more template and report customization. Vena definitely excelled more in their support and staffing and was much cheaper (so I'm told) than Axiom
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

When we first looked at getting a visualization software for analytics we looked into two options Microsoft Power BI and Tableau Desktop, and even though Power BI is more cost-effective we decided to go with Tableau Desktop as it had more options that we are looking for such as free reader and Tableau Server and offers a very comprehensive and simple interface that is easier to learn for new staff.
Clinton Shields | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Axiom EPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Axiom EPM

  • This is only the first year of implementation for the university, so the ROI is yet to be fully seen. For our department, which is the largest in the university, I think the ROI has been fairly high as our users have had more built-in resources within their plan files than they had previously.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

  • 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.
Tim McClelland | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Axiom EPM

General

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

Axiom EPM Editions & Modules

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

Axiom EPM
7.0
Tableau Desktop
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Axiom EPM
Tableau Desktop
8.9

Usability

Axiom EPM
Tableau Desktop
9.4

Reliability and Availability

Axiom EPM
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Performance

Axiom EPM
Tableau Desktop
6.1

Support Rating

Axiom EPM
7.0
Tableau Desktop
8.8

In-Person Training

Axiom EPM
Tableau Desktop
9.4

Online Training

Axiom EPM
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Implementation Rating

Axiom EPM
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Scalability

Axiom EPM
Tableau Desktop
7.0

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