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Tableau Desktop

Top Rated
1201 Ratings

Entrinsik Informer

84 Ratings
Score 8.2 out of 101

Tableau Desktop

Top Rated
1201 Ratings
Score 8.2 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Entrinsik Informer

Entrinsik Informer is well suited for businesses that need the capability for end-users to create their own reports. It is easy to learn, and users have multiple output formats they could use, so IT would not need to be as involved. Setting up users is quick and simple, so end-users can be up and going in no time
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Tableau Desktop

Tableau is well suited for scenarios where we need to show data visually instead of tabular data. Because Tableau Desktop helps in summarizing the data, and summary data can be well presented in visual form only. If we have tabular data we need to first perform a few calculations and based on that we can create fields which will be used for creating graphs and charts.
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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
8.3
Customizable dashboards
Entrinsik Informer
7.9
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Report Formatting Templates
Entrinsik Informer
7.8
Tableau Desktop
8.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Entrinsik Informer
7.6
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Drill-down analysis
Entrinsik Informer
6.9
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Formatting capabilities
Entrinsik Informer
7.1
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Entrinsik Informer
8.2
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Report sharing and collaboration
Entrinsik Informer
8.1
Tableau Desktop
8.7

Report Output and Scheduling

Entrinsik Informer
8.7
Tableau Desktop
7.8
Publish to Web
Entrinsik Informer
9.0
Tableau Desktop
8.5
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
9.1
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
9.1
Tableau Desktop
8.3
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
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Entrinsik Informer
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Entrinsik Informer
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Predictive Analytics
Entrinsik Informer
Tableau Desktop
7.1

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
7.3
Dedicated Android Application
Entrinsik Informer
Tableau Desktop
7.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Entrinsik Informer
Tableau Desktop
8.3

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
6.9
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Entrinsik Informer
Tableau Desktop
7.0

Pros

  • Quick report creation through the use of the report wizards and the point and click web version
  • Ability to access various databases: Unidata, SQL
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  • Geographic visualizations with demographic substrates.
  • Combining multiple visualizations into a single dashboard presentation.
  • Creating exploratory dashboards.
  • Storytelling.
  • Their ability to send presentations using a snapshot of the data is outstanding.
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Cons

  • Continued development of the dashboard functionality. Executives want the quick access to their numbers.
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  • Could use a bit more flexibility in their approach to stories.
  • Relatively expensive on a per seat basis.
  • The viewer requires substantial hardware for good responsiveness.
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Likelihood to Renew

Entrinsik Informer8.7
Based on 67 answers
Informer is a reasonably priced tool to continue easy report writing against Unidata databases and for many other databases as well.
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Tableau Desktop8.9
Based on 39 answers
Tableau just keeps getting better with time, and continues to add new features with each new release. My clients love the wide variety of data representations, and it has become an invaluable tool in providing high quality products that satisfy customer needs. Tableau makes my job easier, more efficient and more effective.
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Usability

Entrinsik Informer8.0
Based on 12 answers
Easy to use with quick results on reporting
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Tableau Desktop8.6
Based on 23 answers
To perform a visualization, the data is needed, they can be in different sites: servers, internet, different formats: SQL, excel, acces, in both cases Tableau Desktop is able to interoperate with them and make them available to the operator so that the work is very easy, the only thing that you should have is some basic knowledge of the database to start using it, if the objective is to use it for BI or BD or to make infographics or executive or alert reports because it is necessary to master them relevant concepts to those areas of knowledge.
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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
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.
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Performance

Entrinsik Informer8.3
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.
Tableau Desktop6.8
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
Entrinsil's support is prompt courteous and accurate. They usually resolve my issues within a day. On the rare occasion where my issue is related to a bug, bug fixes are also handled extremely quickly
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Tableau Desktop8.9
Based on 16 answers
I personally have no had any experience with the HelpDesk. However, our clients speak highly of it.
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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 is straightforward and allows bringing existing reports into new upgrades with ease.
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Tableau Desktop8.1
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.
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Breadth of Deployment

Every UAPB administrative office on campus, every UAPB campus budget manager, and every UAPB Ellucian Colleague user on campus does utilize Informer reporting in some way.
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The department I worked in had around 30 people. I believe we had at least 15 licenses possibly more.
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Alternatives Considered

My OIT office hasn't provided any other similar tool. Prior to Intrinsik, we typed script into the interface!Any reports were custom programmed by the programmers in OIT.
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Tableau Desktop is less complex and has a better array of visualizations.
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Collaboration and Sharing

Entrinsik Informer8.2
Based on 12 answers
Some of the reports I run in Informer are on course information. The Registrar has to approve the fields I can have access to first. If I write a report, I can keep it private, make it public for anyone with a login to access, or make it available to a specific user or group of users. Our system admins can really tweak security settings down to the field level.
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Tableau Desktop8.2
Based on 81 answers
Need to use Tableau server for sharing capability and for those who don't have Tableau installed.
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Data Integration

Entrinsik Informer8.1
Based on 12 answers
We have been able to easily bring in different data sources so we can still use one reporting tool. Our Pharos UniPrint data is disseminated to end users through Informer. I think we also have some information from Blackboard available via Informer.
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Tableau Desktop8.2
Based on 81 answers
It connects to many data sources. Merging capabilities exist but they are not as robust as Spotfire's.
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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

  • Easily transitioned users from UniQuery to Informer
  • Efficiency gained through simplicity
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  • It is very difficult to quantify the effect that using Tableau has had on our clients. The one major benefit I can think of is the reduction of operational expenses. Tableau allows them to keep one person who maintains ten dashboards instead of the twenty people it took when they were using Excel.
  • Having a series of relevant, automatically refreshing dashboards allows for "quick response" to business problems, which could save tremendous amounts of money. If a problem is occurring, you would see it on your dashboard the next day, instead of an analyst finding it a month later.
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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.