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Score 7.4 out of 100

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Feature Set Ratings

    Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

    6.7

    Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions

    67%

    Tableau Desktop

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Long-term financial planning

    6.6
    66%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Financial budgeting

    8.6
    86%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Forecasting

    6.0
    60%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Scenario modeling

    4.7
    47%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Management reporting

    7.7
    77%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Consolidation and Close

    5.8

    Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions

    58%

    Tableau Desktop

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Financial data consolidation

    4.4
    44%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Local and consolidated reporting

    6.7
    67%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Detailed Audit Trails

    6.2
    62%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Financial Reporting and Compliance

    6.5

    Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions

    65%

    Tableau Desktop

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Financial Statement Reporting

    8.2
    82%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Management Reporting

    6.9
    69%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Excel-based Reporting

    6.0
    60%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Automated board and financial reporting

    5.3
    53%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    XBRL support for regulatory filing

    5.9
    59%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Analytics and Reporting

    4.6

    Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions

    46%

    Tableau Desktop

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Personalized dashboards

    4.7
    47%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Color-coded scorecards

    6.2
    62%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    KPIs

    6.2
    62%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Cost and profitability analysis

    1.0
    10%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Key Performance Indicator setting

    5.3
    53%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Benchmarking with external data

    4.0
    40%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integration

    7.1

    Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions

    71%

    Tableau Desktop

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Flat file integration

    6.4
    64%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Excel data integration

    8.7
    87%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Direct links to 3rd-party data sources

    6.3
    63%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    BI Standard Reporting

    Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    Tableau Desktop

    80%
    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

    Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions

    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

    Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions

    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

    Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions

    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
    8.6
    86%
    146 Ratings

    Predictive Analytics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    123 Ratings

    Access Control and Security

    Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions

    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
    8.5
    85%
    126 Ratings

    Single Sign-On (SSO)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    74 Ratings

    Mobile Capabilities

    Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions

    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

    Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions

    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
    7.5
    75%
    47 Ratings

    Java API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    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

    • Tableau Desktop is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    6.9

    Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions

    69%
    6 Ratings
    8.6

    Tableau Desktop

    86%
    191 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9

    Tableau Desktop

    89%
    39 Ratings

    Usability

    Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8

    Tableau Desktop

    88%
    66 Ratings

    Availability

    Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Tableau Desktop

    80%
    20 Ratings

    Performance

    Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.1

    Tableau Desktop

    61%
    18 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.0

    Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions

    70%
    2 Ratings
    7.9

    Tableau Desktop

    79%
    74 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4

    Tableau Desktop

    94%
    4 Ratings

    Online Training

    Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Tableau Desktop

    80%
    4 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Tableau Desktop

    80%
    68 Ratings

    Configurability

    Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1

    Tableau Desktop

    81%
    2 Ratings

    Ease of integration

    Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Tableau Desktop

    100%
    1 Rating

    Product Scalability

    Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    Tableau Desktop

    70%
    3 Ratings

    Vendor post-sale

    Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Tableau Desktop

    100%
    1 Rating

    Vendor pre-sale

    Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Tableau Desktop

    100%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Syntellis Performance Solutions (formerly Kaufman Hall Software)

    Axiom is extremely well suited to optimize the Budget process. Using Axiom, we have cut our overall budget cycle time in half and have a much higher level of accuracy in all facets of the Budget including Fee Income, Expense, and Margin. Axiom is also well suited for advanced data users as you have the ability to create your own custom database tables which allows you to join to the existing Axiom tables and has allowed us to create custom reporting that we could not even think about on our previous system. The other big benefit of Axiom is that it sits on top of Microsoft Excel and inherits all of its functionality, which most people have experience with.
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    Tableau

    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.
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    Pros

    Syntellis Performance Solutions (formerly Kaufman Hall Software)

    • 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.
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    Tableau

    • 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.
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    Cons

    Syntellis Performance Solutions (formerly Kaufman Hall Software)

    • Implementation is quite Complex and requires both IT and Financial buy-in
    • Reporting solution has some learning curve for end users
    • Calculation methods within reporting can be opaque and hard to trace
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    Tableau

    • 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
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    Pricing Details

    Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Axiom Software by Syntellis Performance Solutions editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Tableau Desktop

      Starting Price

      $70 per month

      Editions & Modules

      Tableau Desktop editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      Tableau Creator$70.001

      Footnotes

      1. Per User / Per Month

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      All pricing plans are billed annually.

      Likelihood to Renew

      Syntellis Performance Solutions (formerly Kaufman Hall Software)

      No answers on this topic

      Tableau

      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.
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      Usability

      Syntellis Performance Solutions (formerly Kaufman Hall Software)

      No answers on this topic

      Tableau

      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.
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      Reliability and Availability

      Syntellis Performance Solutions (formerly Kaufman Hall Software)

      No answers on this topic

      Tableau

      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.
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      Performance

      Syntellis Performance Solutions (formerly Kaufman Hall Software)

      No answers on this topic

      Tableau

      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
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      Support Rating

      Syntellis Performance Solutions (formerly Kaufman Hall Software)

      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
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      Tableau

      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.
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      In-Person Training

      Syntellis Performance Solutions (formerly Kaufman Hall Software)

      No answers on this topic

      Tableau

      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.
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      Online Training

      Syntellis Performance Solutions (formerly Kaufman Hall Software)

      No answers on this topic

      Tableau

      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
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      Implementation Rating

      Syntellis Performance Solutions (formerly Kaufman Hall Software)

      No answers on this topic

      Tableau

      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.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Syntellis Performance Solutions (formerly Kaufman Hall Software)

      Axiom was selected based on the impression of ease of use and integration. It is capable of holding all of our entities data while giving us an easier more accessible way to deliver monthly Financials and reports to managers. Then in costing we signed up because the impression of budgeting.
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      Tableau

      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.
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      Scalability

      Syntellis Performance Solutions (formerly Kaufman Hall Software)

      No answers on this topic

      Tableau

      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.
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      Return on Investment

      Syntellis Performance Solutions (formerly Kaufman Hall Software)

      • Forecasting has improved
      • Complexity of analysis has improved as well
      • Our main data has been confused as we started using Axiom
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      Tableau

      • 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.
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