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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 Server

Tableau may be well suited to non-Microsoft shops. Its methodologies, internal management, and overall approach seem geared more toward Oracle/Java shops. It also does require a decent amount of care and feeding. Backups, upgrades, etc., tend to be cumbersome and require some level of IT knowledge, despite how the product is often sold. Smaller shops that wish to pursue Tableau may be better off leveraging their SaaS offerings.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

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

Consolidation and Close

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

Financial Reporting and Compliance

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

Analytics

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

Integration

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

BI Standard Reporting

Axiom EPM
Tableau Server
7.2
Pixel Perfect reports
Axiom EPM
Tableau Server
9.1
Customizable dashboards
Axiom EPM
Tableau Server
7.1
Report Formatting Templates
Axiom EPM
Tableau Server
5.5

Ad-hoc Reporting

Axiom EPM
Tableau Server
6.2
Drill-down analysis
Axiom EPM
Tableau Server
6.4
Formatting capabilities
Axiom EPM
Tableau Server
6.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Axiom EPM
Tableau Server
5.7
Report sharing and collaboration
Axiom EPM
Tableau Server
6.5

Report Output and Scheduling

Axiom EPM
Tableau Server
6.4
Publish to Web
Axiom EPM
Tableau Server
7.3
Publish to PDF
Axiom EPM
Tableau Server
6.5
Report Versioning
Axiom EPM
Tableau Server
6.4
Report Delivery Scheduling
Axiom EPM
Tableau Server
6.5
Delivery to Remote Servers
Axiom EPM
Tableau Server
5.1

Data Discovery and Visualization

Axiom EPM
Tableau Server
6.5
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Axiom EPM
Tableau Server
7.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Axiom EPM
Tableau Server
7.2
Predictive Analytics
Axiom EPM
Tableau Server
5.0

Access Control and Security

Axiom EPM
Tableau Server
7.2
Multi-User Support (named login)
Axiom EPM
Tableau Server
6.9
Role-Based Security Model
Axiom EPM
Tableau Server
7.4
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Axiom EPM
Tableau Server
7.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Axiom EPM
Tableau Server
7.3

Mobile Capabilities

Axiom EPM
Tableau Server
6.6
Responsive Design for Web Access
Axiom EPM
Tableau Server
6.2
Dedicated iOS Application
Axiom EPM
Tableau Server
6.9
Dedicated Android Application
Axiom EPM
Tableau Server
6.8
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Axiom EPM
Tableau Server
6.3

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Axiom EPM
Tableau Server
5.6
REST API
Axiom EPM
Tableau Server
5.9
Javascript API
Axiom EPM
Tableau Server
6.2
iFrames
Axiom EPM
Tableau Server
5.4
Java API
Axiom EPM
Tableau Server
5.6
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Axiom EPM
Tableau Server
6.1
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Axiom EPM
Tableau Server
4.6

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 Server

  • It's good at doing what it is designed for: accessing visualizations without having to download and open a workbook in Tableau Desktop. The latter would be a very inefficient method for sharing our metrics, so I am glad that we have Tableau Server to serve this function.
  • Publishing to Tableau Server is quick and easy. Just a few clicks from Tableau Desktop and a few seconds of publishing through an average speed network, and the new visualizations are live!
  • Seeing details on who has viewed the visualization and when. This is something particularly useful to me for trying to drive adoption of some new pages, so I really appreciate the granularity provided in Tableau Server
Anonymous | 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 Server

  • Tableau Server has had some issue handling some of our larger data sets. Our extract refreshes fail intermittently with no obvious error that we can fix
  • Tableau Server has been hard to work with before they launched their new Rest API, which is also a little tricky to work with
Jacob Rasmussen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Axiom EPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 10.0
Based on 20 answers
It simply is used all the time by more and more people.Migrating to something else would involve lots of work and lots of training.The renewal fee being fair, it simply isn't worth migrating to a different tool for now.
Mathieu Gaouette | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Axiom EPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.0
Based on 11 answers
Tableau Server is unbeatable at creating easy to use, interactive dashboards for busy executives. The software also saves time for the busy analyst that is tired of always using Excel. Tableau Server is a head and shoulders improvement over Excel.
Thomas Young | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Axiom EPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.0
Based on 9 answers
Our instance of Tableau Server was hosted on premises (I believe all instances are) so if there were any outages it was normally due to scheduled maintenance on our end. If the Tableau server ever went down, a quick restart solved most issues
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Axiom EPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 8.1
Based on 8 answers
While there are definitely cases where a user can do things that will make a particular worksheet or dashboard run slowly, overall the performance is extremely fast. The user experience of exploratory analysis particularly shines, there's nothing out there with the polish of Tableau.
Jonathan Drummey | 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 Server

Tableau Server 9.1
Based on 12 answers
We have consistently had highly satisfactory results every time we've reached out for help. Our contractor, used for Tableau server maintenance and dashboard development is very technically skilled. When he hits a roadblock on how to do something with Tableau, the support staff have provided timely and useful guidance. He frequently compares it to Cognos and says that while Cognos has capabilities Tableau doesn't, the bottom line value for us is a no-brainer
Henry Yennie | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Axiom EPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 8.0
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.
Mashhood Syed | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Axiom EPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.0
Based on 9 answers
The Tableau website is full of videos that you can follow at your own pace. As a very small company with a Tableau install, access to these free resources was incredibly useful to allowing me to implement Tableau to its potential in a reasonable and proportionate manner.
Mel Stephenson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Axiom EPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.1
Based on 13 answers
Implementation was over the phone with the vendor, and did not go particularly well. Again, think this was our fault as our integration and IT oversight was poor, and we made errors. Would they have happened had a vendor been onsite? Not sure, probably not, but we probably wouldn't have paid for that either
Anonymous | 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 Server

We used and still are using IBM Cognos for business intelligence purposes. It is good for use as a data infrastructure and analytic framework, rather than a BI toolkit, but Tableau is replacing Cognos fast. We used D3.js for a few proofs of concept visualization and dashboarding, but those efforts stopped because of productivity and maintenance problems.
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 Server

  • Tableau does take dedicated FTE to create and analyze the data. It's too complex (and powerful) a product not to have someone dedicated to developing with it.
  • There are some significant setup for the server product.
  • Once sever setup is complete, it's largely "fire and forget" until an update is necessary. The server update process is cumbersome.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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 Server

General

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

Tableau Server Editions & Modules

Edition
Creator$70.001
Explorer$35.001
Viewer$12.001
  1. Per User Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Axiom EPM
7.0
Tableau Server
6.5

Likelihood to Renew

Axiom EPM
Tableau Server
10.0

Usability

Axiom EPM
Tableau Server
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Axiom EPM
Tableau Server
9.0

Performance

Axiom EPM
Tableau Server
8.1

Support Rating

Axiom EPM
7.0
Tableau Server
9.1

In-Person Training

Axiom EPM
Tableau Server
8.0

Online Training

Axiom EPM
Tableau Server
9.0

Implementation Rating

Axiom EPM
Tableau Server
9.1

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