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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 Public

Tableau Public is great, especially if you're new to the platform or considering implementing it within an organization. The Public version has most of the capabilities of the full version, with extensive community documentation to troubleshoot issues you may run into. Additionally, there are many resources to check out Public workbooks from other users and communities: a GREAT learning resource to figure out new, innovative ways to visualize and present data. It is perfect for evaluating public datasets, for doing exploratory data analysis, or contributing to cross-organizational or extracurricular projects that may benefit from more sophisticated data analysis and exploration. Tableau Public, because it stores to the cloud and has limitations on connectivity (ie, cannot connect to SQL servers) is not suited for confidential, financial, PII, etc., data, and care should be taken to avoid including sensitive data in any of the Tableau Public workbooks used by an individual or organization.
Leah Jakaitis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

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

Consolidation and Close

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

Financial Reporting and Compliance

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

Analytics

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

Integration

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

BI Standard Reporting

Axiom EPM
Tableau Public
9.3
Pixel Perfect reports
Axiom EPM
Tableau Public
8.5
Customizable dashboards
Axiom EPM
Tableau Public
10.0
Report Formatting Templates
Axiom EPM
Tableau Public
9.4

Ad-hoc Reporting

Axiom EPM
Tableau Public
8.1
Drill-down analysis
Axiom EPM
Tableau Public
7.1
Formatting capabilities
Axiom EPM
Tableau Public
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Axiom EPM
Tableau Public
7.1
Report sharing and collaboration
Axiom EPM
Tableau Public
10.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Axiom EPM
Tableau Public
9.0
Publish to Web
Axiom EPM
Tableau Public
10.0
Publish to PDF
Axiom EPM
Tableau Public
9.8
Report Versioning
Axiom EPM
Tableau Public
8.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
Axiom EPM
Tableau Public
8.2
Delivery to Remote Servers
Axiom EPM
Tableau Public
8.5

Data Discovery and Visualization

Axiom EPM
Tableau Public
9.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Axiom EPM
Tableau Public
9.1
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Axiom EPM
Tableau Public
9.6
Predictive Analytics
Axiom EPM
Tableau Public
9.0

Access Control and Security

Axiom EPM
Tableau Public
8.5
Multi-User Support (named login)
Axiom EPM
Tableau Public
9.0
Role-Based Security Model
Axiom EPM
Tableau Public
7.7
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Axiom EPM
Tableau Public
8.4
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Axiom EPM
Tableau Public
8.9

Mobile Capabilities

Axiom EPM
Tableau Public
8.7
Responsive Design for Web Access
Axiom EPM
Tableau Public
7.7
Dedicated iOS Application
Axiom EPM
Tableau Public
8.8
Dedicated Android Application
Axiom EPM
Tableau Public
8.8
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Axiom EPM
Tableau Public
9.5

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Axiom EPM
Tableau Public
8.4
REST API
Axiom EPM
Tableau Public
8.8
Javascript API
Axiom EPM
Tableau Public
8.4
iFrames
Axiom EPM
Tableau Public
8.0
Java API
Axiom EPM
Tableau Public
8.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Axiom EPM
Tableau Public
9.2
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Axiom EPM
Tableau Public
8.2

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 Public

  • Tableau Public offers free tools for creative people to learn the products with minimal investment "up front", as well as providing a place to share data visualizations and insights with the world. Visualizations are hosted (for no charge) by Tableau Software and may be accessed by members of the local community (via links from an organization's website) or from anywhere in the world. Workbook(s) published to Tableau Public may be downloaded by viewers to see techniques used by the creator, and get good ideas.
  • Tableau Public Premium is similar but removes the download functionality. This works well when the publisher wants to share access to the visualizations (e.g. on the organization's website) but NOT share the underlying workbooks nor data, keeping both confidential.
Steven Bohlender | 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 Public

  • In order to keep your data private, you have to buy a subscription
  • Problems with embedding on some websites
  • Must have a professional subscription to share with your network
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Axiom EPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Public

Tableau Public 9.1
Based on 2 answers
It's free, right? I'll keep using the free version. So the real question to ask is this? Will I pay $999 for the Personal version or $1,999 for the Professional? Yikes! That is a big stretch. I'm not sure about that. The product comparison chart is at: http://www.tableausoftware.com/public/comparison
Bonnie Holub | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Axiom EPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Public

Tableau Public 9.1
Based on 1 answer
By far the most easy to use and intuitive user interface I've seen with any tool.
Steven Bohlender | 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 Public

Tableau Public 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I haven't needed any technical support, so I toyed with the idea of rating this 10, since it is well designed, and there are sufficient videos on their site to help me learn it.
Bonnie Holub | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Axiom EPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Public

Tableau Public 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I found it sufficient, and fast. I could easily "kick the tires" with Tableau on my data so I got up and running fast.
Bonnie Holub | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Axiom EPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Public

Tableau Public 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Start at the end and work backward. Identify the business case / issue and questions the end users have, then identify the data needed, and where to get it.
Steven Bohlender | 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 Public

Tableau Public provides a variety of visualization and point-and-click functionality, with little or no scripting, gives Tableau the advantage. Also, being lightweight, Tableau Public finds the ease of use from our PSU bank-clients that use low-end hardware and devices. Tableau public helps raise satisfaction index, by way of ease of use and beautiful visualizations.
Hiren Mistry | 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 Public

  • Quick visualizations.
  • Clean design. If you are a fan of Edward Tufte or Stephen Few, then you favor a lean, clean look. That seems to be Tableau's default. I appreciate that.
Bonnie Holub | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Axiom EPM

General

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

Tableau Public

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Axiom EPM
7.0
Tableau Public
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

Axiom EPM
Tableau Public
9.1

Usability

Axiom EPM
Tableau Public
9.1

Support Rating

Axiom EPM
7.0
Tableau Public
9.0

Online Training

Axiom EPM
Tableau Public
9.0

Implementation Rating

Axiom EPM
Tableau Public
9.1

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