Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts Component vs. Tableau Desktop

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts Component
Score 10.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts is a component for interactive pivot reports that can be inserted into a web page or a web application. It’s a JavaScript tool that enables a user to visualize their business data. This solution supports Microsoft Analysis Services OLAP cubes, Mondrian, icCube, JSON, SQL (MS SQL, MySQL and others) databases or static JSON or CSV files. According to the vendor, this solution allows users to work extremely quickly with really large data…
$0
Annual SaaS Subscription
Tableau Desktop
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Tableau Desktop is a data visualization product from Tableau. It connects to a variety of data sources for combining disparate data sources without coding. It provides tools for discovering patterns and insights, data calculations, forecasts, and statistical summaries and visual storytelling.
$70
per month
Pricing
Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts ComponentTableau Desktop
Editions & Modules
Pivot Table for SQL/CSV/JSON Unlimited
$0
Annual SaaS Subscription
Pivot Table for Pentaho Mondrian
$0
Annual SaaS Subscription
Pivot Table for MS Analysis Services
$0
Annual SaaS Subscription
Pivot Table for SQL/CSV/JSON Basic
$299
Annual subscription
Pivot Table for Pentaho Mondrian
$799
Annual subscription
Pivot Table for SQL/CSV/JSON Unlimited
$799
Annual subscription
Pivot Table for MS Analysis Services
$799
Annual subscription
Tableau Creator
$70.00
Per User / Per Month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts ComponentTableau Desktop
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsAll pricing plans are billed annually.
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Community Pulse
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Features
Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts ComponentTableau Desktop
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts Component
10.0
1 Ratings
20% above category average
Tableau Desktop
8.5
166 Ratings
4% above category average
Report Formatting Templates10.01 Ratings8.2144 Ratings
Pixel Perfect reports00 Ratings8.3138 Ratings
Customizable dashboards00 Ratings8.9165 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts Component
9.5
1 Ratings
16% above category average
Tableau Desktop
8.9
163 Ratings
9% above category average
Formatting capabilities9.01 Ratings8.8161 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration10.01 Ratings9.2156 Ratings
Drill-down analysis00 Ratings9.1158 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages00 Ratings8.2121 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts Component
10.0
1 Ratings
18% above category average
Tableau Desktop
8.8
157 Ratings
5% above category average
Publish to PDF10.01 Ratings8.4148 Ratings
Publish to Web00 Ratings9.2148 Ratings
Report Versioning00 Ratings8.6115 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling00 Ratings9.1122 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers00 Ratings8.572 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts Component
10.0
1 Ratings
22% above category average
Tableau Desktop
8.4
134 Ratings
5% above category average
Responsive Design for Web Access10.01 Ratings8.5123 Ratings
Mobile Application00 Ratings8.396 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings8.7116 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
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Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts Component
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Tableau Desktop
8.6
155 Ratings
6% above category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)00 Ratings8.9153 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization00 Ratings8.8148 Ratings
Predictive Analytics00 Ratings8.7125 Ratings
Pattern Recognition and Data Mining00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts Component
-
Ratings
Tableau Desktop
8.7
141 Ratings
1% above category average
Multi-User Support (named login)00 Ratings8.7138 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model00 Ratings8.4118 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)00 Ratings8.6128 Ratings
Report-Level Access Control00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)00 Ratings8.976 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts Component
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Ratings
Tableau Desktop
8.5
63 Ratings
7% above category average
REST API00 Ratings8.455 Ratings
Javascript API00 Ratings8.250 Ratings
iFrames00 Ratings8.748 Ratings
Java API00 Ratings8.645 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)00 Ratings8.452 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)00 Ratings8.745 Ratings
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User Ratings
Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts ComponentTableau Desktop
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.8
(193 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(39 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.6
(63 ratings)
Availability
-
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8.0
(10 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
6.1
(9 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
6.9
(56 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.4
(4 ratings)
Online Training
-
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8.0
(4 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
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8.0
(34 ratings)
Configurability
-
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8.1
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
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10.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
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7.0
(3 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
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10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
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10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts ComponentTableau Desktop
Likelihood to Recommend
Flexmonster
Fantastic product to embed in any SaaS solution for reporting and data exports. Excellent performance, ability to customize fields and tons of other features out of the box that makes it a well-rounded tool that is easy to use. To top it off their support is amazing for answering technical questions quickly and they provide great examples to learn how to interact with the code. We are very happy with our choice to use Flexmonster!
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Tableau
Tableau Desktop is one the finest tool available in the market with such a wide range of capabilities in its suite that makes it easy to generate insights. Further, if optimally designed, then its reports are fairly simple to understand, yet capable enough to make changes at the required levels. One can create a variety of visualizations as required by the business or the clients. The data pipelines in the backend are very robust. The tableau desktop also provides options to develop the reports in developer mode, which is one of the finest features to embed and execute even the most complex possible logic. It's easier to operate, simple to navigate, and fluent to understand by the users.
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Pros
Flexmonster
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Tableau
  • An excellent tool for data visualization, it presents information in an appealing visual format—an exceptional platform for storing and analyzing data in any size organization.
  • Through interactive parameters, it enables real-time interaction with the user and is easy to learn and get support from the community.
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Cons
Flexmonster
No answers on this topic
Tableau
  • Formatting the data to work correctly in graphical presentations can be time consuming
  • Daily data extracts can run slowly depending on how much data is required and the source of the data
  • The desktop version is required for advanced functionality, editing on [the] Tableau server allows only limited features
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Likelihood to Renew
Flexmonster
No answers on this topic
Tableau
Our use of Tableau Desktop is still fairly low, and will continue over time. The only real concern is around cost of the licenses, and I have mentioned this to Tableau and fully expect the development of more sensible models for our industry. This will remove any impediment to expansion of our use.
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Usability
Flexmonster
Checks all the boxes! Easy to use, great out of the box feature set and fantastic support team
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Tableau
Tableau Desktop has proven to be a lifesaver in many situations. Once we've completed the initial setup, it's simple to use. It has all of the features we need to quickly and efficiently synthesize our data. Tableau Desktop has advanced capabilities to improve our company's data structure and enable self-service for our employees.
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Reliability and Availability
Flexmonster
No answers on this topic
Tableau
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
Flexmonster
No answers on this topic
Tableau
Tableau Desktop's performance is solid. You can really dig into a large dataset in the form of a spreadsheet, and it exhibits similarly good performance when accessing a moderately sized Oracle database. I noticed that with Tableau Desktop 9.3, the performance using a spreadsheet started to slow around 75K rows by about 60 columns. This was easily remedied by creating an extract and pushing it to Tableau Server, where performance went to lightning fast
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Support Rating
Flexmonster
Quick response to questions and feedback, excellent documentation for learning about the product and tons of examples to leverage.
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Tableau
I have never really used support much, to be honest. I think the support is not as user-friendly to search and use it. I did have an encounter with them once and it required a bit of going back and forth for licensing before reaching a resolution. They did solve my issue though
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In-Person Training
Flexmonster
No answers on this topic
Tableau
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.
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Online Training
Flexmonster
No answers on this topic
Tableau
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 Rating
Flexmonster
No answers on this topic
Tableau
Again, training is the key and the company provides a lot of example videos that will help users discover use cases that will greatly assist their creation of original visualizations. As with any new software tool, productivity will decline for a period. In the case of Tableau, the decline period is short and the later gains are well worth it.
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Alternatives Considered
Flexmonster
No answers on this topic
Tableau
If we do not have legacy tools which have already been set up, I would switch the visualization method to open source software via PyCharm, Atom, and Visual Studio IDE. These IDEs cannot directly help you to visualize the data but you can use many python packages to do so through these IDEs.
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Scalability
Flexmonster
No answers on this topic
Tableau
Tableau Desktop's scaleability is really limited to the scale of your back-end data systems. If you want to pull down an extract and work quickly in-memory, in my application it scaled to a few tens of millions of rows using the in-memory engine. But it's really only limited by your back-end data store if you have or are willing to invest in an optimized SQL store or purpose-built query engine like Veritca or Netezza or something similar.
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Return on Investment
Flexmonster
No answers on this topic
Tableau
  • Tableau was acquired years ago, and has provided good value with the content created.
  • Ongoing maintenance costs for the platform, both to maintain desktop and server licensing has made the continuing value questionable when compared to other offerings in the marketplace.
  • Users have largely been satisfied with the content, but not with the overall performance. This is due to a combination of factors including the performance of the Tableau engines as well as development deficiencies.
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ScreenShots

Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts Component Screenshots

Screenshot of Pivot Component supports the printing of the Pivot view. Additionally users can export the reports into a variety of formats.Screenshot of Pivot Table Component helps you to create interactive pivot tables and charts reports for web and Flex applications. Pivot Component will provide your customers with an extremely intuitive end-user experience while creating and analyzing reports.Screenshot of Pivot Charts provide an alternative, interactive way to visualize data.Screenshot of The component will connect to any database: MS SQL, MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL - using simple script generating CSV output to enable real-time business analysis. Pivot Component is full browser-side component, thus you can use any desired server-side to generate CSV data.Screenshot of Pivot Table Component can connect to OLAP cubes via XMLA protocol. XMLA is XML for Analysis - an industry standard for data access in analytical systems, such as OLAP and Data Mining.Screenshot of Start mobile business reporting with the Flexmonster mobile application. It can be downloaded to your tablets from Google Play or Apple App Store.