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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Databox

I believe Databox can be an asset for any company. We are a small company, but I can see the value for large companies too. Databox is a great fit for departments or organizations that need to put their data into a readable form without needing a ton of reports. Databox allows you to save time and put together a nice report without having to do too much extra work. Once it is set up, it basically runs on its own at the frequency you set. I personally receive a daily report and have it sent to the respective people on the day of our meeting so we can quickly review it.
Heather Robinette, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Server

Tableau Server is well suited for a data warehouse build and handling big data. Tableau data aggregation, transformation, clustering capability is powerful and easy to implement. The choice of charts and visualisation tools is outstanding. Customisation and dynamic data visualisation capability is superb. The user interface takes some time getting used to.
Samir Shah | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Databox
9.2
Tableau Server
8.3
Pixel Perfect reports
Databox
9.7
Tableau Server
9.1
Customizable dashboards
Databox
9.0
Tableau Server
8.3
Report Formatting Templates
Databox
9.0
Tableau Server
7.4

Ad-hoc Reporting

Databox
8.6
Tableau Server
8.0
Drill-down analysis
Databox
8.0
Tableau Server
8.0
Formatting capabilities
Databox
8.9
Tableau Server
5.7
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Databox
7.9
Tableau Server
8.7
Report sharing and collaboration
Databox
9.5
Tableau Server
9.5

Report Output and Scheduling

Databox
8.4
Tableau Server
8.2
Publish to Web
Databox
9.0
Tableau Server
9.6
Publish to PDF
Databox
9.1
Tableau Server
8.6
Report Versioning
Databox
7.7
Tableau Server
8.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
Databox
9.1
Tableau Server
8.8
Delivery to Remote Servers
Databox
7.1
Tableau Server
5.1

Data Discovery and Visualization

Databox
7.8
Tableau Server
7.5
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Databox
8.5
Tableau Server
8.3
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Databox
7.1
Tableau Server
8.5
Predictive Analytics
Databox
7.9
Tableau Server
5.8

Access Control and Security

Databox
Tableau Server
7.7
Multi-User Support (named login)
Databox
Tableau Server
7.7
Role-Based Security Model
Databox
Tableau Server
7.7
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Databox
Tableau Server
7.4
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Databox
Tableau Server
7.9

Mobile Capabilities

Databox
Tableau Server
7.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
Databox
Tableau Server
6.0
Dedicated iOS Application
Databox
Tableau Server
7.0
Dedicated Android Application
Databox
Tableau Server
7.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Databox
Tableau Server
8.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Databox
Tableau Server
7.4
REST API
Databox
Tableau Server
9.2
Javascript API
Databox
Tableau Server
9.3
iFrames
Databox
Tableau Server
9.4
Java API
Databox
Tableau Server
5.5
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Databox
Tableau Server
6.1
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Databox
Tableau Server
4.6

Pros

Databox

  • Create dashboards from a variety of data sources.
  • Set & track goals based on the data and metrics provided.
  • Send alerts and scorecard updates to Slack and email automatically.
Michael Glover | 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

Databox

  • Some types of data can only be reported on for 1-2 months back. Unless I'm misunderstanding the function of the software this seems really weird. I can't figure out how to report on Activities more than 2 months ago
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

Databox

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

Databox

Databox 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Databox is an intuitive, well-designed platform that can be used by non-technical marketers. It is easy to learn, and while set up takes time, usability is high and the team has enjoyed creating custom dashboards and clients have also given us great feedback regarding its usability and value. While other BI tools are much more complex to navigate, Databox is a breeze.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 7.3
Based on 15 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

Databox

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

Databox

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

Databox

Databox 9.8
Based on 6 answers
I have really enjoyed using Databox and have seen the value of it in many ways. They also continue to improve the functions of it and grow their integrations and templates. I look forward to continuing to use Databox in the future, potentially even finding ways to incorporate it into other departments to help them with reporting as well.
Heather Robinette, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 6.7
Based on 16 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

Databox

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

Databox

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

Databox

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

Databox

Databox is unique in its ability to report from multiple data sources. Google Analytics is the standard when it comes to web metrics, but it's just one of the tools that integrates with Databox. Tableau is fantastic for data visualizations and reporting, but it's much more expensive than Databox, so it's not ideal for everyone. Tableau is also superior with customization
Daniel Berry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Server

Today, if my shop is largely Microsoft-centric, I would be hard pressed to choose a product other than Power BI. Tableau was the visualization leader for years, but Microsoft has caught up with them in many areas, and surpassed them in some. Its ability to source, transform, and model data is superior to Tableau. Tableau still has the lead in some visualizations, but Power BI's rise is evidenced by its ever-increasing position in the leadership section of the Gartner Magic Quadrant.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Databox

  • It has helped us to show our value to clients
  • Easily digestible dashboards make it easy to understand what you're looking at
Dustin Brackett | 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

Databox

General

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

Databox 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

Databox
8.1
Tableau Server
6.9

Likelihood to Renew

Databox
Tableau Server
10.0

Usability

Databox
9.0
Tableau Server
7.3

Reliability and Availability

Databox
Tableau Server
9.0

Performance

Databox
Tableau Server
8.1

Support Rating

Databox
9.8
Tableau Server
6.7

In-Person Training

Databox
Tableau Server
8.0

Online Training

Databox
Tableau Server
9.0

Implementation Rating

Databox
Tableau Server
9.1

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