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Tableau Server

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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 Server

It is well suited in an industry rich with data flow and more room for public information. The reason behind the public information use case is that can Tableau can be made visualize value, and in return adds value to proof of concepts or detailed plan. Tableau Server is economical, and many organizations look for such products, as it is no harm to test and try such an enterprise tool.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Entrinsik Informer
7.1
Tableau Server
8.2
Pixel Perfect reports
Entrinsik Informer
5.5
Tableau Server
8.0
Customizable dashboards
Entrinsik Informer
8.0
Tableau Server
8.7
Report Formatting Templates
Entrinsik Informer
7.9
Tableau Server
7.9

Ad-hoc Reporting

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

Report Output and Scheduling

Entrinsik Informer
8.7
Tableau Server
8.1
Publish to Web
Entrinsik Informer
9.0
Tableau Server
9.1
Publish to PDF
Entrinsik Informer
9.0
Tableau Server
8.1
Report Versioning
Entrinsik Informer
7.9
Tableau Server
7.8
Report Delivery Scheduling
Entrinsik Informer
9.0
Tableau Server
8.5
Delivery to Remote Servers
Entrinsik Informer
Tableau Server
7.0

Access Control and Security

Entrinsik Informer
8.4
Tableau Server
8.2
Multi-User Support (named login)
Entrinsik Informer
9.0
Tableau Server
8.1
Role-Based Security Model
Entrinsik Informer
8.1
Tableau Server
7.9
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Entrinsik Informer
8.1
Tableau Server
8.3
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Entrinsik Informer
Tableau Server
8.4

Data Discovery and Visualization

Entrinsik Informer
Tableau Server
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Entrinsik Informer
Tableau Server
8.6
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Entrinsik Informer
Tableau Server
8.5
Predictive Analytics
Entrinsik Informer
Tableau Server
7.2

Mobile Capabilities

Entrinsik Informer
Tableau Server
7.8
Responsive Design for Web Access
Entrinsik Informer
Tableau Server
7.8
Dedicated iOS Application
Entrinsik Informer
Tableau Server
7.8
Dedicated Android Application
Entrinsik Informer
Tableau Server
7.6
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Entrinsik Informer
Tableau Server
7.9

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Entrinsik Informer
Tableau Server
7.5
REST API
Entrinsik Informer
Tableau Server
8.3
Javascript API
Entrinsik Informer
Tableau Server
8.1
iFrames
Entrinsik Informer
Tableau Server
7.8
Java API
Entrinsik Informer
Tableau Server
7.2
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Entrinsik Informer
Tableau Server
6.9
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Entrinsik Informer
Tableau Server
6.6

Pros

  • Entrinsik Informer has an easy to learn user interface. With limited knowledge of relational database concepts, our end users are able to develop their own reports with little training.
  • Entrinsik Informer also has the ability to create complex reporting using javascript and Native SQL statements. Although IT assistance is generally needed to write the more complex reports, I have found any reporting requirement can be met using these advanced tools.
  • With recent enhancements in version 4.4.1, I have a better appreciation of the security features within Entrinsik Informer. The security audit reporting is very helpful from an administrative perspective. From a users perspective, they can now better categorize reports for more effective sharing and scheduling across departments.
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  • Tableau Server is compatible and flexible in terms of data connection and usage.
  • Tableau Server has the option of configuring on-site or cloud, which is excellent.
  • Tableau Server is economical and easily adaptive in nature.
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Cons

  • Informers dashboard module is really nice but I would like to see additional functionality and visualizations added. For instance, our admissions office uses funnel reports and it would be nice to be able to use a funnel visualization to represent their funnel data.
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  • Better exposure of the engine components for diagnostics and reporting
  • Having to uninstall the product and reinstall to upgrade is odd and cumbersome
  • Bring the command line options into a modern web admin interface with better information like backup processes and history
  • Admin reporting on use of data sources and ability to search out dependencies in the database
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Likelihood to Renew

Entrinsik Informer8.7
Based on 67 answers
We have written thousands of reports using Informer. Our end users know how to use it and really like it. Many of them are able to write their own reports easing the report writing burden on our IS department. On top of the ease of use of Informer, Entrinsik is a great company to work with. They are very responsive when we need help with an issue and they work really hard to take our product suggestions and implement them in their software.
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Tableau Server9.1
Based on 19 answers
We will continue our use of Tableau server due to the following factors:- Cost effectiveness. This persists from year-to-year. Tableau consistently gives us the best value for the cost- Reliability. Tableau server has been rock-solid for our users, particularly during emergencies.- Innovation. You can bet that Tableau will release stable new versions on a regular basis.We have often experienced the need for a function in Tableau that will be included in a future release.
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Usability

Entrinsik Informer8.0
Based on 12 answers
From the perspective of the new user and a seasoned user I would say eight would represent both parties. It presents a 'familiar' interface and easy to navigate display. Tagging is quite nice and allows for organization of reports based on those tags. These have to be monitored like anything else to keep them consistent but provides a better than average means of organizing reports.
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Tableau Server9.0
Based on 11 answers
I think the use case we described earlier about a non-technical user that was copying/pasting data into Word during emergencies is our best reason. This person had little technical ability, and the Tableau mobile solution powered by Tableau server completely resolved the issues. She has since become one of the most vocal proponents of Tableau.
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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 Server9.0
Based on 9 answers
Desktop has always worked perfectly. Server sees occasional issues, most of which will be solved by the IT department learning more about the best way to administrate and maintain it.
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Performance

Entrinsik Informer8.3
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.
Tableau Server8.1
Based on 8 answers
Again, assuming that you are working with 100k rows of data or less, it works great. When you increase the number of rows of data by a magnitude of 5 or 10+, there is a significant deterioration in 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 Server9.1
Based on 12 answers
We've only reached out to Tableau once for support. It wasn't related to the operation of the software but some complex Data Visualization we wanted to develop. The same day Tableau engaged us and provided outstanding support and follow-up resources.
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In-Person Training

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No answers on this topic
Tableau Server8.0
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.
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Online Training

Entrinsik Informer7.3
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.
Tableau Server9.0
Based on 9 answers
The sales consultants do an amazing job of introducing the tool and its capabilities. They are also helpful in explaining the layout of the desktop client and its different functionality.Keep in mind that they use a sample data source (MS Excel) with a very small amount of data to show off what it can do. What you have to remember is that you are buying the tool so that you can connect to large amounts of data (and possibly blend data together from different databases).
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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 Server9.1
Based on 13 answers
The Tableau server installation has been flawless. Our user base is increasing rapidly each quarter. On the It front, we tend to upgrade the server on a bi-annual basis. Which allows use to minimize the disruption to our users. Overall, we are completely satisfied with Tableau server.
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Alternatives Considered

Entrinsik Informer was really the only option. It handled our unique Database platform and provided our users with immediate cost and frustration savings. Since then, Informer has remained more than relevant, establishing itself in an ever changing database environment. We continually add data sources and Informer continues to serve us so well.
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I did not choose Tableau for my organization, but did choose my organization in part because they use Tableau! Fantastic flexibility combined with relative ease of visualization.
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Return on Investment

  • Less impact upon the IT department for reports/data extracts.
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  • Our corporate quality team was able to attribute a 10% improvement in the number of customer complaints to the increased visibility that Tableau was able to provide their team.
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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
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Tableau Server

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

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