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Score 8 out of 100

Tableau Desktop

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Likelihood to Recommend

Axiom Software (formerly 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

We combine data from various data sets. Most of my files are in flat files and stored by various teams. The data is added daily so we need a fast way to analyze it. Furthermore, we incorporate external data such as statistics Canada and economics. For these, [Tableau Desktop] needs to be responsive. I then use it to analyze the information. Also, the data is visualized by various teams and presented to executives.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

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

Consolidation and Close

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

Financial Reporting and Compliance

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

Analytics

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

Integration

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

BI Standard Reporting

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Customizable dashboards
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Report Formatting Templates
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Desktop
8.3

Ad-hoc Reporting

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Drill-down analysis
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Formatting capabilities
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Desktop
7.4
Report sharing and collaboration
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Desktop
8.6

Report Output and Scheduling

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Publish to Web
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Publish to PDF
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Report Versioning
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Report Delivery Scheduling
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Delivery to Remote Servers
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Desktop
7.8

Data Discovery and Visualization

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Desktop
8.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Desktop
9.0
Predictive Analytics
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Desktop
7.8

Access Control and Security

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Multi-User Support (named login)
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Role-Based Security Model
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Desktop
8.5

Mobile Capabilities

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Responsive Design for Web Access
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Dedicated iOS Application
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Dedicated Android Application
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Desktop
8.2

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Desktop
8.2
REST API
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Javascript API
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Desktop
8.2
iFrames
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Java API
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Desktop
8.3

Pros

Axiom Software (formerly 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

  • The Visualizations graphics are really good and the color options help in designing attractive charts. They help to convey more information and can be made interactive.
  • You can add filters with offer you to plug and play with values and understand different outcomes.
  • You can drag and drop options while creating charts and dashboards. also it is a very fluid layout.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Axiom Software (formerly 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

  • 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

Likelihood to Renew

Axiom Software (formerly 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 Software (formerly Axiom EPM)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.9
Based on 64 answers
I think it is easy to use and provides beautiful charts. It is easier to do storytelling or to give a quick overview about your work.Tableau also makes it easy to share the dashboards and manage access right to them.I would recommend Tableau as one of the best visualization tools out there.(From my point of view, Tableau is like Apple and Power BI is like Android phone).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM) 7.0
Based on 2 answers
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 8.4
Based on 73 answers
Tableau support team took their own time to reach out with their solution. However, Tableau online community forums where many visitors and user are ready to lend a hand to others and share their experiences provide support and help in any issues encounter during the development phase.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Axiom Software (formerly 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 Software (formerly 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 Software (formerly Axiom EPM)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Axiom Software (formerly 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

If we do not have legacy tools which have already been set up, I would switch the visualization method to open source software via PyCharm, Atom, and Visual Studio IDE. These IDEs cannot directly help you to visualize the data but you can use many python packages to do so through these IDEs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Axiom Software (formerly 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 Software (formerly 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 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

Pricing Details

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)

General

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

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Tableau Desktop

General

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

Tableau Desktop Editions & Modules

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
7.0
Tableau Desktop
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Desktop
8.9

Usability

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Desktop
8.9

Reliability and Availability

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Performance

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Desktop
6.1

Support Rating

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
7.0
Tableau Desktop
8.4

In-Person Training

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Desktop
9.4

Online Training

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Implementation Rating

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Scalability

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Desktop
7.0

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