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Score 8.8 out of 100

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

Consolidation and Close

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

Financial Reporting and Compliance

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

Analytics

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

Integration

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

BI Standard Reporting

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Public
8.7
Pixel Perfect reports
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Public
8.0
Customizable dashboards
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Public
10.0
Report Formatting Templates
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Public
8.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Public
8.8
Drill-down analysis
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Public
9.8
Formatting capabilities
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Public
8.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Public
7.5
Report sharing and collaboration
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Public
10.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Public
9.9
Publish to Web
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Public
10.0
Publish to PDF
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Public
10.0
Report Versioning
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Public
9.9
Report Delivery Scheduling
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Public
9.8
Delivery to Remote Servers
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Public
9.8

Data Discovery and Visualization

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Public
9.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Public
9.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Public
10.0
Predictive Analytics
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Public
7.1

Access Control and Security

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Public
9.3
Multi-User Support (named login)
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Public
9.0
Role-Based Security Model
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Public
9.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Public
8.4
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Public
9.9

Mobile Capabilities

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Public
7.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Public
6.1
Dedicated iOS Application
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Public
5.4
Dedicated Android Application
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Public
8.8
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Public
7.6

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Public
8.7
REST API
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Public
8.8
Javascript API
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Public
8.4
iFrames
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Public
9.8
Java API
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Public
8.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Public
9.2
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Public
8.2

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 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 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 Public

  • Tableau Public is a free version which has limited space for data importing. Upgrade the software involves a large fee.
  • When importing data to Tableau Public, data file needs to be filtered out clearly, which means all columns need to be consistent, no extra space. Otherwise, it will cause problems in the dataset in Tableau Public.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Axiom Software (formerly 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 Software (formerly Axiom EPM)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Public

Tableau Public 10.0
Based on 3 answers
It's very easy to use, integrated with Tableau Desktop nicely, and the visualzations are easy to share.
Christopher Penn | 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 Public

Tableau Public 10.0
Based on 4 answers
The Tableau support team is responsive and easy to work with. Tableau also provides user forums, where experienced users can help new users with their questions and best practice ideas. Documentation is solid as well.
Steven Bohlender | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Axiom Software (formerly 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 Software (formerly 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 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 Public

Google Charts/Drive is sufficient for simpler data sets, but it does not integrate with other web platforms and the visualization does not look as professional. I'm not aware of any other competitors that offer the same package as Microsoft.
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 Public

  • Tableau Public visualizations have helped drive traffic to our content and sites
  • The lack of cost means it's easy to demonstrate our experience to attract paying clients
Christopher Penn | 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

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 Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
7.0
Tableau Public
9.9

Likelihood to Renew

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Public
9.1

Usability

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Public
10.0

Support Rating

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
7.0
Tableau Public
10.0

Online Training

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Public
9.0

Implementation Rating

Axiom Software (formerly Axiom EPM)
Tableau Public
9.1

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