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Likelihood to Recommend

Devart Excel Add-ins

One of the biggest benefits of Excel is its primary function: The ability to organize large amounts of data into orderly, logical spreadsheets and charts. With the data organized, it's a lot easier to analyze and digest, especially when used to create graphs and other visual data representations. Excel crunches numbers almost instantly, making batch calculations much easier than working things out yourself with a calculator. Depending on your understanding and skill with Excel, the formulas and equations are used to quickly compute both simple and complex equations using large amounts of data.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

It helps us to visualize and understand data. Helps in business analysis, predict market trends. Caters to the needs of an organization. Can be integrated with different kinds of data sources like Excel, CSV, different kinds of databases like Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle. On the other hand, need some understanding of statistics to use this software, cannot retrieve previous versions of the same file created. So, version management is a problem. Left joins cannot be created during data loading. These need to be created separately using blends.
Ron Rothstain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud Data Integration

Devart Excel Add-ins
7.8
Tableau Desktop
Pre-built connectors
Devart Excel Add-ins
7.0
Tableau Desktop
Connector modification
Devart Excel Add-ins
7.0
Tableau Desktop
Support for real-time and batch integration
Devart Excel Add-ins
8.0
Tableau Desktop
Data quality services
Devart Excel Add-ins
8.0
Tableau Desktop
Data security features
Devart Excel Add-ins
8.0
Tableau Desktop
Monitoring console
Devart Excel Add-ins
9.0
Tableau Desktop

BI Standard Reporting

Devart Excel Add-ins
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Pixel Perfect reports
Devart Excel Add-ins
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Customizable dashboards
Devart Excel Add-ins
Tableau Desktop
9.2
Report Formatting Templates
Devart Excel Add-ins
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Devart Excel Add-ins
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Drill-down analysis
Devart Excel Add-ins
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Formatting capabilities
Devart Excel Add-ins
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Devart Excel Add-ins
Tableau Desktop
7.9
Report sharing and collaboration
Devart Excel Add-ins
Tableau Desktop
8.2

Report Output and Scheduling

Devart Excel Add-ins
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Publish to Web
Devart Excel Add-ins
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Publish to PDF
Devart Excel Add-ins
Tableau Desktop
8.9
Report Versioning
Devart Excel Add-ins
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
Devart Excel Add-ins
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Delivery to Remote Servers
Devart Excel Add-ins
Tableau Desktop
8.4

Data Discovery and Visualization

Devart Excel Add-ins
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Devart Excel Add-ins
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Devart Excel Add-ins
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Predictive Analytics
Devart Excel Add-ins
Tableau Desktop
8.1

Access Control and Security

Devart Excel Add-ins
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
Devart Excel Add-ins
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Role-Based Security Model
Devart Excel Add-ins
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Devart Excel Add-ins
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Devart Excel Add-ins
Tableau Desktop
8.5

Mobile Capabilities

Devart Excel Add-ins
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Responsive Design for Web Access
Devart Excel Add-ins
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Dedicated iOS Application
Devart Excel Add-ins
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Dedicated Android Application
Devart Excel Add-ins
Tableau Desktop
7.9
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Devart Excel Add-ins
Tableau Desktop
8.4

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Devart Excel Add-ins
Tableau Desktop
7.9
REST API
Devart Excel Add-ins
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Javascript API
Devart Excel Add-ins
Tableau Desktop
8.2
iFrames
Devart Excel Add-ins
Tableau Desktop
7.4
Java API
Devart Excel Add-ins
Tableau Desktop
7.8
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Devart Excel Add-ins
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Devart Excel Add-ins
Tableau Desktop
7.7

Pros

Devart Excel Add-ins

  • Devart Excel Add-in supports connectivity with various databases - which really helps to customize and massage data.
  • Since data is available in cloud, it is easily accessible everywhere.
  • It can also be integrated with SSIS components making it possible to resolve complex problems.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

  • With Tableau you do not need to have technical knowledge to do the data integration and you get a quick response of what you are looking for, being your visualization of high quality.
  • We can say that it is free software and it is not a limited version
Yusmelys Lopez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Devart Excel Add-ins

  • It has room for improvement in terms of security and making it possible for large organizations like us to use it in a more secure way with integrating with our in-house security systems.
  • Pricing could be reduced further for it to be adopted world-wide.
  • it isn't foolproof. Excel has no means of checking for human error during data entry, which means that the wrong information can skew all the results - sometimes severe.
  • Users unfamiliar with Excel syntax may also find entering calculations and calling up other functions a bit frustrating until they get a solid understanding.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

  • Tableau is ill-suited to work with SSAS cubes, at least when you are used to analysis within Microsoft tools
  • Data preparation is not up-to-par with other leading vendor tools (although can be improved through Alteryx if you have access to it)
  • The ease-of-use is true for basic analysis, but rapidly gives way to a steep learning curve with more complex queries or when the business context is more mathematics oriented
Charles Saulnier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Devart Excel Add-ins

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.9
Based on 39 answers
Because right now its the best option out there (disclosure: I haven't used Qlikview or some of the other direct competitors of Tableau). The big investment is in Tableau Server not desktop. For the cost of the license of Tableau desktop, its a pretty good deal. You can hook it up to pretty much any data source easily. You can easily share the visualizations with your team/colleagues easily. Tableau Desktop is generally easy to use for business users. But the more advanced stuff is better suited for a analyst or someone with a IT/CS background.
Mashhood Syed | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Devart Excel Add-ins

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.9
Based on 23 answers
I am really a fan of tableau for its quick setup, data connection, dashboard creation time and very easy to use UI.As i have used multiple Bi tools like QlikView and SAP BO, i can say all other tools take really long time in performing above functionalities except QlikView which is really fast in term of performing analysis.
Chandra Bhanu Pratap Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Devart Excel Add-ins

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 10 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

Devart Excel Add-ins

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 6.1
Based on 9 answers
Tableau's connections to third-party sources can be somewhat slow due to the time required to speak to a source over a network. However, if you properly utilize Tableau's Data Source Extracts, then the speed is incredible. On the other hand, Tableau makes it very easy for the user to put too much data into one dashboard, which can impact performance. All in all, if you use the tool properly, speed should not be a concern.
Brad Llewellyn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Devart Excel Add-ins

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 9.0
Based on 16 answers
I still haven't found something that stumped me for long. The company materials are first-rate and their seems to be a natural affinity among the professionals using the product. It seems there are many who want to help those that are following them onto the platform. I've never noticed any condescension to new users or obvious questions in the forums or my personal exchanges.
David Fickes | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Devart Excel Add-ins

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

Devart Excel Add-ins

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

Devart Excel Add-ins

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 34 answers
Time needs to be spent ahead of implementation to make sure data sources are set up and ready. Consultants need to understand the data sources and the goals before setting foot on-site. Installation is easy, learning to use it takes time. The training resources available are great.
Phillip Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Devart Excel Add-ins

Devart Excel stacks up very well against its alternatives. It has significant advantages as it keeps getting an update. Features are very much suitable for smaller organizations. For larger organizations the features cannot be used directly because of the size of the company and more native requirements of IT software requirements.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

When we first looked at getting a visualization software for analytics we looked into two options Microsoft Power BI and Tableau Desktop, and even though Power BI is more cost-effective we decided to go with Tableau Desktop as it had more options that we are looking for such as free reader and Tableau Server and offers a very comprehensive and simple interface that is easier to learn for new staff.
Clinton Shields | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Devart Excel Add-ins

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 7.0
Based on 3 answers
Although tableau is highly interactive and fast but with very large dataset its performance degrades heavily. So up to certain extent its really good but after that we have to take care of its performance issues.
Chandra Bhanu Pratap Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Devart Excel Add-ins

  • It had a positive ROI as we used it on its strengths. We could save time and make some of our processes simpler.
  • It does help us up to a certain limit - but it acts as a part of our general IT infrastructure. It cannot solve our direct business objectives.
  • It cannot be expanded in all directions as we need a lot more native coding and IT infrastructure.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

  • Tableau has provided my clients with the information necessary to allocate multi-million dollar research budgets effectively, ensuring the company is getting the most bang for its buck.
  • Tableau has given my office the ability to present data quickly and easily in a professional format that customers can understand, and has them returning frequently for additional analysis and projects.
Tim McClelland | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Tableau Desktop

Pricing Details

Devart Excel Add-ins

General

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

Devart Excel Add-ins Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard Edition99.95
    Additional Pricing Details

    Tableau Desktop

    General

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

    Tableau Desktop Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details
    Free trials are available for both editions.

    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Devart Excel Add-ins
    8.0
    Tableau Desktop
    8.5

    Likelihood to Renew

    Devart Excel Add-ins
    Tableau Desktop
    8.9

    Usability

    Devart Excel Add-ins
    Tableau Desktop
    8.9

    Reliability and Availability

    Devart Excel Add-ins
    Tableau Desktop
    8.0

    Performance

    Devart Excel Add-ins
    Tableau Desktop
    6.1

    Support Rating

    Devart Excel Add-ins
    Tableau Desktop
    9.0

    In-Person Training

    Devart Excel Add-ins
    Tableau Desktop
    9.4

    Online Training

    Devart Excel Add-ins
    Tableau Desktop
    8.0

    Implementation Rating

    Devart Excel Add-ins
    Tableau Desktop
    8.0

    Scalability

    Devart Excel Add-ins
    Tableau Desktop
    7.0

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