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Likelihood to Recommend

GoodData

With any important corporate initiative, especially business intelligence, you need to create an effective plan and gain executive/stakeholder buy-in first. Then making sure you have the right people, processes and technologies to accomplish the objective comes next. This would be no different. You must start with the busines objecive you are trying to accomplish, once you have identified that, develop a plan and for how you will accomplish it. Be flexible through the process as things will come up that you don't expect but GoodData has a very good track record and experienced team of internal consultants as well as partners that can help you do that. Rarelly does a failed or challenging deployment have to do with the technology - it's normally created by a lack of planning or unrealistic expectations on the side of the client. I have run into a few issues of over promising within BI platform deployments but neither of those were with GoodData
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Tableau Desktop

Great for visualizing basic and complex analytics, can be very useful in a myriad of situations, for example it can be summarized up for grand views for executives and plenty of drill down opportunities for more analyst level staff. This allows the staff to performing the analytics to save time by not having to duplicate reports on different levels for different staff.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

GoodData
8.3
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
GoodData
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Customizable dashboards
GoodData
8.0
Tableau Desktop
9.1
Report Formatting Templates
GoodData
9.0
Tableau Desktop
7.7

Ad-hoc Reporting

GoodData
8.7
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Drill-down analysis
GoodData
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Formatting capabilities
GoodData
9.0
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
GoodData
9.0
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
GoodData
9.0
Tableau Desktop
8.4

Report Output and Scheduling

GoodData
8.3
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Publish to Web
GoodData
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Publish to PDF
GoodData
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Report Versioning
GoodData
8.3
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Report Delivery Scheduling
GoodData
9.0
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Delivery to Remote Servers
GoodData
Tableau Desktop
8.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

GoodData
8.3
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
GoodData
9.0
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
GoodData
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Predictive Analytics
GoodData
8.0
Tableau Desktop
7.3

Access Control and Security

GoodData
8.5
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Multi-User Support (named login)
GoodData
9.0
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Role-Based Security Model
GoodData
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
GoodData
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Single Sign-On (SSO)
GoodData
9.0
Tableau Desktop
7.8

Mobile Capabilities

GoodData
6.8
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
GoodData
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Dedicated iOS Application
GoodData
4.5
Tableau Desktop
7.7
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
GoodData
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Dedicated Android Application
GoodData
Tableau Desktop
7.3

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

GoodData
9.0
Tableau Desktop
7.4
REST API
GoodData
9.0
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Javascript API
GoodData
9.0
Tableau Desktop
7.4
iFrames
GoodData
9.0
Tableau Desktop
6.8
Java API
GoodData
Tableau Desktop
7.4
Themeable User Interface (UI)
GoodData
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
GoodData
Tableau Desktop
7.1

Pros

GoodData

  • Time to Value: GoodData is an excellent product. Having wide exposure to many products companies and solutions within the business intelligence, marketing, and sales technology space I have followed BI and the need for better annalytics closely over the past 7-8. One of the biggest challenges many companies have when acquiring a BI platform is the time it takes to get some value from it. Some can take months if note years to truly get an organization some value from them. GoodData is one of the best BI solutions to enable companies to quickly (within weeks) get direct value from it. They have developed specific solutions for Sales, Marketing and Service that for the vast majorty of companies accomplishes everything they need and then some.
  • Ease of Use: One of the strongest and best things about GoodData is it's ease of use. The UI is great, much easier to get-up-to speed on than other more complex BI platforms and they (the company) is very committed to its customers success. Many companies can learn GoodData by just watching web videos and going through some very brief and basic training. However, GoodData can also come onsite or offers training in a variety of markets and via web for companies where that is more suitable for them.
  • Strong Dashboards: GoodData is very strong in the area of dashboards and visual analytics. I consult with many clients big (Fortune 100) and SMB so the complexities and needs vary widely. However, one thing that stays consistent is data is just data unless you can effectively aggregate the right data sources, gain insight from those sources and be able to use that insight to take action that can positively impact your companies business decisions. The vast majority of people are visual learners and and virtually every executive I've worked with prefers to see things visually before diving into the "numbers" when weighing important business decisions. GoodData really gets it here making it easy for companies to visually show very complex and important data sets while still providing options to show more detailed views and "drill downs" if necessary.
  • "Powered by GoodData": For many companies this is probably one of the most exciting things about GoodData and the options in which they bring their solution to market. For those companies who wish to leverage the power and flexibility of the GoodData technology but would rather "white label" or leverage the technology under their own brand, GoodData allows companies to leverage their technology just as if it was their own. Many ad-agencies, and end users find this incredibly valuable.
  • Metadata Objects/Management (dimensions, report layouts and measurements): As deployments get larger and companies demand more scalability with thei BI platforms this becomes increasingly important. GoodData does a good job of helping their customers scale and adress some of these issues as you look accross departments and differentiating data sets.
  • High Standards of Up-Time: GoodData guarantees 99.5% uptime in the SLA's and I am yet to run into or talk to a customer that has had a challenge in this area. The company and it's engineers seem very committed to this aspect of their business and it seems to show with the clients I speak to in terms of satisfaction.
  • GoodData Support: GoodData has a very robust support portal and best practice resources for it's clients.
  • Price: When comparing the cost of GoodData to other solutions in the market like IBM-Cognos, Tableau or Oracle BI it is less expensive to deploy and get up and running. Cost is one of the driving factors I use when evaluating BI solutions on behalf of my clients and that is also one of the biggest factors companeis use when doing the evaluation internally. In today's cost conscious environment I would be remiss not to include this as a strong point for GoodData as well.
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Tableau Desktop

  • Graphs and charts are built very easily.
  • Tableau is very good at showing data visually
  • Easily help make a decision by looking at the pattern
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Cons

GoodData

  • This is not a real time data flow. We scheduled an automatic daily refresh from Salesforce to GoodData though.
  • One of the benefits of GoodData is that it snapshots the Salesforce data. Unfortunately, you cannot load historical Salesforce data and expect to take advantage of the "Changes in Pipeline" capabilities day 1. This is not a deficiency of GoodData, as much as I am just trying to set expectations that it will take some time to benefit from these capabilities.
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Tableau Desktop

  • Tableau is ill-suited to work with SSAS cubes, at least when you are used to analysis within Microsoft tools
  • Data preparation is not up-to-par with other leading vendor tools (although can be improved through Alteryx if you have access to it)
  • The ease-of-use is true for basic analysis, but rapidly gives way to a steep learning curve with more complex queries or when the business context is more mathematics oriented
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Likelihood to Renew

GoodData

GoodData 8.1
Based on 14 answers
GoodData provides the metrics/reports that we were told it would provide. It is meeting the client's expectations at a reasonable price point.
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Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.9
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

GoodData

GoodData 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Each graph/report is defined on the dashboard, which makes it easier to understand what you're analyzing. Another simple example - we changed the standard metric of Region by User to our Region by Account in less than 10 minutes
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Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.7
Based on 23 answers
There is a learning curve but they have dozens of videos to step you through projects which are a great start for anyone. They are nice and short but cover a specific area with linkages to the next video in the series. I've often fired up one similar to a new project of mine and simply stepped through it. This is where you get the boss to give you a large second (or even third) monitor to boost your productivity. If she doesn't then start looking for a better place to work!
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Reliability and Availability

GoodData

GoodData 7.0
Based on 1 answer
We are approximately one month since go-live. There has been one short outage.
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Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 10 answers
I have really never faced any serious issue with this tool, although in some versions there were crashing issues were there.
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Performance

GoodData

GoodData 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Performance on refreshing metrics works well.
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Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 6.3
Based on 9 answers
The performance of tableau heavily depends on size of data and sheet objects and visualizations used. So yes the performance of tableau degrades based on its complexity.
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Support

GoodData

GoodData 8.7
Based on 2 answers
During the one outage we were clearly communicated to that there was an issue, and that support was working to resolve it. The issue was resolved within an hour.
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Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 9.0
Based on 16 answers
Support has been excellent we have no complaints we kept fully up-to-date with the status of any other issues and all of our issues have been resolved quickly. They have been proactive and came to us to find out whether there was anything we wanted them to do which is amazing.
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In-Person Training

GoodData

GoodData 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Petr was a rock star - patient, knowledgeable, clear and easy to work with.
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Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 9.4
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

GoodData

GoodData 8.0
Based on 1 answer
GoodData implementation team was professional and courteous
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Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
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

GoodData

GoodData 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Thorough, professional and on time.
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Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 34 answers
Tableau Desktop is super easy to install, either on Windows or Mac.
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Alternatives Considered

GoodData

Power BI happens to be very basic and customization is limited at best. Fine for basic dashboards but not particularly good if you need to get more complex data insights. GoodData gives you the functionality of customized dashboards and is also very scalable. The price might be an issue but in the long run as the firm grows and you end up saving significantly on investing in GoodData. GoodData requires less maintenance as well since it can handle large quantities of data where as basic BI tools like PowerBI might end up crashing or might not perform efficiently when dataset size increases. The Power BI platform also doesn't provide that amount of integrations with data sources as GoodData. Hence we chose GoodData over PowerBI
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Tableau Desktop

Most companies are going towards visualization tools and products like Tableau. It's user-friendly, offers unlimited options and, best of all, looks pretty!
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Scalability

GoodData

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Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 7.0
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

GoodData

  • It did not have a great impact on the business in the initial stages. In the premature phase organizations generally don't need technically sophisticated tools. The ROI gradually improves and we manage $6-$7 on every dollar spent.
  • Getting timely insights from GoodData analytics and saving time on building and manually updating reports has led to more efficient use of resources, technology and time.
  • When the data amounts have increased, GoodData has proved to be very beneficial as it can scale accordingly and still works efficiently. The pricing hasn't been issue when using large quantities of data to harness insights from it.
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Tableau Desktop

  • 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

GoodData

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
based on implementation*
1.  subscription based on data volume
Additional Pricing Details
Pricing is available upon request based on implementation and data volume.

Tableau Desktop

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details
Free trials are available for both editions.

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