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Entrinsik Informer

It makes creating queries very easy for end users so not only research or technicians can do it. The availability for creating Live reports that are accessible via Excel on the network has given many of our users the ability to get the information they need in a format they can use without needing someone to translate the raw data
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Tableau Desktop

We use Tableau when we want to obtain a fast and efficient result, since this option allows to work with data in real time or in memory, being able to extract massive data for a limited exploration quickly, using technology of database and computational graphics to analyze enormous sets of data and which is used in the different areas of the organization when we want to have quick results and easy to analyze according to the graphics presented.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Entrinsik Informer
7.1
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
Entrinsik Informer
5.5
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Customizable dashboards
Entrinsik Informer
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Report Formatting Templates
Entrinsik Informer
7.9
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Entrinsik Informer
7.6
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Drill-down analysis
Entrinsik Informer
6.9
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Formatting capabilities
Entrinsik Informer
7.0
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Entrinsik Informer
8.2
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Entrinsik Informer
8.1
Tableau Desktop
8.5

Report Output and Scheduling

Entrinsik Informer
8.7
Tableau Desktop
7.7
Publish to Web
Entrinsik Informer
9.0
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Publish to PDF
Entrinsik Informer
9.0
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Report Versioning
Entrinsik Informer
7.9
Tableau Desktop
7.3
Report Delivery Scheduling
Entrinsik Informer
9.0
Tableau Desktop
7.5
Delivery to Remote Servers
Entrinsik Informer
Tableau Desktop
7.3

Access Control and Security

Entrinsik Informer
8.4
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
Entrinsik Informer
9.0
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Role-Based Security Model
Entrinsik Informer
8.1
Tableau Desktop
7.4
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Entrinsik Informer
8.1
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Entrinsik Informer
Tableau Desktop
7.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

Entrinsik Informer
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Entrinsik Informer
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Entrinsik Informer
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Predictive Analytics
Entrinsik Informer
Tableau Desktop
6.8

Mobile Capabilities

Entrinsik Informer
Tableau Desktop
7.7
Responsive Design for Web Access
Entrinsik Informer
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Dedicated iOS Application
Entrinsik Informer
Tableau Desktop
7.2
Dedicated Android Application
Entrinsik Informer
Tableau Desktop
7.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Entrinsik Informer
Tableau Desktop
8.2

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Entrinsik Informer
Tableau Desktop
7.1
REST API
Entrinsik Informer
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Javascript API
Entrinsik Informer
Tableau Desktop
7.1
iFrames
Entrinsik Informer
Tableau Desktop
6.7
Java API
Entrinsik Informer
Tableau Desktop
6.9
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Entrinsik Informer
Tableau Desktop
7.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Entrinsik Informer
Tableau Desktop
7.0

Pros

  • Files and fields can be mapped and linked in Informer without the need to create computed columns within the Colleague environment, alleviating ad hoc requests to the I.T. department.
  • Scheduled reports can be created that will run if a range of criteria are met: users are not receiving scheduled reports that contain null/empty/blank values.
  • Quick links and Live Excel reports give users instant access to their most used and favorite reports.
  • Dashboard views give instant aggregate information essential during peak times: registration headcount, outstanding receivables, payroll tax deposits, enrollment and financial aid verification, etc.
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  • 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
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Cons

  • Performance-I don't know if it is a problem with Informer or the database, but sometimes it can take up to 45 minutes to run a report and I have to schedule it.
  • Search for email addresses- there is no way to search for a particular email in the scheduling section. So, when staff leave, I can't easily go find all the reports they were receiving.
  • Data analytics-they have a tab called "analytics", but I don't really think that is a fair term to use. It produces really basic pie and bar charts. It can be a little misleading.
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  • Improvements in the fast analysis data engine were designed to make queries much faster
  • We can take more advantage of the capabilities of the source databases to run more queries at the same time; this being a new feature of parallel queries improving the performance of dashboards in Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server.
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Likelihood to Renew

Entrinsik Informer8.7
Based on 67 answers
With a large client base already on Informer, changing over to another tool is not ideal - along with the positive results from the current user pool and no technical limitations we have not be able to overcome. There is simply no need to use another option. We are keeping Informer.
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Tableau Desktop8.9
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.
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Usability

Entrinsik Informer8.0
Based on 12 answers
I use it on a regular basis and it is very simple. The only time I struggle is if I am trying to write a complex report. Our admins write most of the reports, so this does not happen often.
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Tableau Desktop8.6
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.
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Reliability and Availability

Entrinsik Informer9.1
Based on 3 answers
We have 10 concurrent licenses and we average between 6-8 at any given time during the day; and we host the application.
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Tableau Desktop8.0
Based on 10 answers
Have seen issues with the vertica DB driver which manifest as errors for the end user.
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Performance

Entrinsik Informer8.3
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.
Tableau Desktop6.6
Based on 9 answers
It performs as well as could be expected; the challenge is making sure the data is organized correctly to optimize performance.
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Support

Entrinsik Informer8.5
Based on 10 answers
Always able to get acceptable solutions in reasonable time from friendly support staff.Initial contact is always with knowledgeable person - not someone reading from a script trying to screen calls.Thanks Entrinsik for being in tune with my needs.
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Tableau Desktop9.0
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.
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In-Person Training

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No answers on this topic
Tableau Desktop9.4
Based on 4 answers
Extensive and beneficial - users have shown great benefit of training and put it to practical use.
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Online Training

Entrinsik Informer7.3
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.
Tableau Desktop8.0
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
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Implementation

Entrinsik Informer9.0
Based on 5 answers
Implementation was great. The person implementing was able to take care of the technical as well as training so it was nice to have one person cover all the needs at one time.
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Tableau Desktop8.1
Based on 34 answers
The desktop application seems to be extremely well done. The app is tightly integrated with Tableau server and makes managing various workbooks and projects relatively straightforward. By working with data extracts, it is easy to quickly develop visualizations and analytic tools and then ship them off to Tableau server for other individuals to consume.
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Alternatives Considered

We have not evaluated any other products. Previously we simply used Unidata to create report.
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Tableau is the most powerful and easy to use of the alternatives, as long as the data sources are properly connected. None of the other tools have allowed us to connect and integrate data into one report in the way that Tableau's data connectivity allows us to. Then the ability to create endless variety in dashboards, following visualization best practices far bests the alternatives which present data in their own style, that does not adhere to best practices. The alternatives also leave you in a situation where data usually has to be copied or exported into another tool like Microsoft Excel in order to create reports, while with Tableau you can do analysis and create reports and dashboards almost simultaneously.
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Scalability

Entrinsik Informer7.1
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.
Tableau Desktop7.0
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.
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Return on Investment

  • The ability to schedule report jobs outside of business hours improves employee efficiency because the data they may need for the day is already waiting in their inbox or on their fileshare when they walk into the office in the morning.
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  • Easily able to create scalable self-service tools for users. In combination with Tableau Server, creating a tool that provides visualization of an entire data set is only slightly more difficult than providing visualization of a single group of records. This enables me to save many hours each month that were previously spent re-generating different cuts of the same report.
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Pricing Details

Entrinsik Informer

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Entrinsik Informer Editions & Modules
Entrinsik Informer
Additional Pricing Details

Tableau Desktop

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Tableau Desktop Editions & Modules
Tableau Desktop
Edition
Personal
$9991
Professional
$1,9991
1. per user
Additional Pricing Details
Free trials are available for both editions.