Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts Component vs. Tableau Server

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 Server
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Tableau Server allows Tableau Desktop users to publish dashboards to a central server to be shared across their organizations. The product is designed to facilitate collaboration across the organization. It can be deployed on a server in the data center, or it can be deployed on a public cloud.
$12
Per User Per Month
Pricing
Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts ComponentTableau Server
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
Viewer
$12.00
Per User Per Month
Explorer
$35.00
Per User Per Month
Creator
$70.00
Per User Per Month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts ComponentTableau Server
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Features
Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts ComponentTableau Server
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 Server
9.3
95 Ratings
13% above category average
Report Formatting Templates10.01 Ratings9.381 Ratings
Pixel Perfect reports00 Ratings9.129 Ratings
Customizable dashboards00 Ratings9.494 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 Server
8.9
95 Ratings
9% above category average
Formatting capabilities9.01 Ratings8.593 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration10.01 Ratings9.589 Ratings
Drill-down analysis00 Ratings8.795 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages00 Ratings8.959 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 Server
7.9
91 Ratings
6% below category average
Publish to PDF10.01 Ratings9.384 Ratings
Publish to Web00 Ratings9.685 Ratings
Report Versioning00 Ratings8.270 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling00 Ratings7.577 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers00 Ratings5.19 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts Component
10.0
1 Ratings
23% above category average
Tableau Server
7.7
79 Ratings
3% below category average
Responsive Design for Web Access10.01 Ratings7.377 Ratings
Mobile Application00 Ratings7.161 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings7.968 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts Component
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Ratings
Tableau Server
8.4
90 Ratings
4% above category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)00 Ratings8.886 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization00 Ratings8.885 Ratings
Predictive Analytics00 Ratings7.864 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 Server
7.4
95 Ratings
15% below category average
Multi-User Support (named login)00 Ratings7.493 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model00 Ratings7.490 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)00 Ratings7.492 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)00 Ratings7.562 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 Server
7.2
46 Ratings
10% below category average
REST API00 Ratings9.040 Ratings
Javascript API00 Ratings9.137 Ratings
iFrames00 Ratings9.140 Ratings
Java API00 Ratings5.57 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)00 Ratings6.19 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)00 Ratings4.67 Ratings
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User Ratings
Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts ComponentTableau Server
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.2
(111 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(20 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
5.4
(17 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(9 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.1
(8 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
3.3
(18 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(9 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(13 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Flexmonster Pivot Table & Charts ComponentTableau Server
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 Server is well suited for a data warehouse build and handling big data. Tableau data aggregation, transformation, clustering capability is powerful and easy to implement. The choice of charts and visualisation tools is outstanding. Customisation and dynamic data visualisation capability is superb. The user interface takes some time getting used to.
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Pros
Flexmonster
No answers on this topic
Tableau
  • It's good at doing what it is designed for: accessing visualizations without having to download and open a workbook in Tableau Desktop. The latter would be a very inefficient method for sharing our metrics, so I am glad that we have Tableau Server to serve this function.
  • Publishing to Tableau Server is quick and easy. Just a few clicks from Tableau Desktop and a few seconds of publishing through an average speed network, and the new visualizations are live!
  • Seeing details on who has viewed the visualization and when. This is something particularly useful to me for trying to drive adoption of some new pages, so I really appreciate the granularity provided in Tableau Server
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Cons
Flexmonster
No answers on this topic
Tableau
  • Tableau Server has had some issue handling some of our larger data sets. Our extract refreshes fail intermittently with no obvious error that we can fix
  • Tableau Server has been hard to work with before they launched their new Rest API, which is also a little tricky to work with
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Likelihood to Renew
Flexmonster
No answers on this topic
Tableau
It simply is used all the time by more and more people. Migrating to something else would involve lots of work and lots of training. The renewal fee being fair, it simply isn't worth migrating to a different tool for now.
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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 Server is unbeatable at creating easy to use, interactive dashboards for busy executives. The software also saves time for the busy analyst that is tired of always using Excel. Tableau Server is a head and shoulders improvement over Excel.
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Reliability and Availability
Flexmonster
No answers on this topic
Tableau
Our instance of Tableau Server was hosted on premises (I believe all instances are) so if there were any outages it was normally due to scheduled maintenance on our end. If the Tableau server ever went down, a quick restart solved most issues
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Performance
Flexmonster
No answers on this topic
Tableau
While there are definitely cases where a user can do things that will make a particular worksheet or dashboard run slowly, overall the performance is extremely fast. The user experience of exploratory analysis particularly shines, there's nothing out there with the polish of Tableau.
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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
We have consistently had highly satisfactory results every time we've reached out for help. Our contractor, used for Tableau server maintenance and dashboard development is very technically skilled. When he hits a roadblock on how to do something with Tableau, the support staff have provided timely and useful guidance. He frequently compares it to Cognos and says that while Cognos has capabilities Tableau doesn't, the bottom line value for us is a no-brainer
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In-Person Training
Flexmonster
No answers on this topic
Tableau
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
Flexmonster
No answers on this topic
Tableau
The Tableau website is full of videos that you can follow at your own pace. As a very small company with a Tableau install, access to these free resources was incredibly useful to allowing me to implement Tableau to its potential in a reasonable and proportionate manner.
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Implementation Rating
Flexmonster
No answers on this topic
Tableau
Implementation was over the phone with the vendor, and did not go particularly well. Again, think this was our fault as our integration and IT oversight was poor, and we made errors. Would they have happened had a vendor been onsite? Not sure, probably not, but we probably wouldn't have paid for that either
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Alternatives Considered
Flexmonster
No answers on this topic
Tableau
Today, if my shop is largely Microsoft-centric, I would be hard pressed to choose a product other than Power BI. Tableau was the visualization leader for years, but Microsoft has caught up with them in many areas, and surpassed them in some. Its ability to source, transform, and model data is superior to Tableau. Tableau still has the lead in some visualizations, but Power BI's rise is evidenced by its ever-increasing position in the leadership section of the Gartner Magic Quadrant.
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Return on Investment
Flexmonster
No answers on this topic
Tableau
  • Tableau does take dedicated FTE to create and analyze the data. It's too complex (and powerful) a product not to have someone dedicated to developing with it.
  • There are some significant setup for the server product.
  • Once sever setup is complete, it's largely "fire and forget" until an update is necessary. The server update process is cumbersome.
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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.

Tableau Server Screenshots

Screenshot of Tableau Server interface and administration view 1.Screenshot of Tableau Server interface and administration view 2.Screenshot of Tableau Server permissions view.Screenshot of Tableau Services Manager (TSM) view 1.Screenshot of Tableau Services Manager (TSM) view 2.