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GoodData

GoodData is appropriate for any organizations struggling with bridging gaps between multiple disparate data sources. Using GoodData provides those organizations all the tools necessary to build value added insights for both internal and external customers. It would be less appropriate for those wanting to build highly customizable reports features as there's not a lot of freedom in design.
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Tableau Desktop

Tableau is a wonderful tool for exploratory data manipulation. It has a learning curve but once you understand its view of the world, many things fall into place. Lot's of flexibility -- you'll never want to go back to Excel alone. The storytelling feature could use a bit more polish in its choice of defaults. You can end up with a great final result but it takes a while to get there.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

GoodData
8.1
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
GoodData
7.6
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Customizable dashboards
GoodData
8.8
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Report Formatting Templates
GoodData
7.9
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

GoodData
7.9
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Drill-down analysis
GoodData
8.8
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Formatting capabilities
GoodData
7.7
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
GoodData
6.8
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
GoodData
8.1
Tableau Desktop
8.5

Report Output and Scheduling

GoodData
8.4
Tableau Desktop
7.7
Publish to Web
GoodData
7.6
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Publish to PDF
GoodData
8.8
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Report Versioning
GoodData
8.3
Tableau Desktop
7.3
Report Delivery Scheduling
GoodData
8.9
Tableau Desktop
7.5
Delivery to Remote Servers
GoodData
Tableau Desktop
7.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

GoodData
7.8
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
GoodData
8.8
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
GoodData
6.5
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Predictive Analytics
GoodData
8.0
Tableau Desktop
6.8

Access Control and Security

GoodData
7.8
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
GoodData
8.2
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Role-Based Security Model
GoodData
8.0
Tableau Desktop
7.4
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
GoodData
7.3
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Single Sign-On (SSO)
GoodData
Tableau Desktop
7.3

Mobile Capabilities

GoodData
6.4
Tableau Desktop
7.7
Responsive Design for Web Access
GoodData
7.6
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Dedicated iOS Application
GoodData
4.5
Tableau Desktop
7.2
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
GoodData
7.2
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Dedicated Android Application
GoodData
Tableau Desktop
7.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

GoodData
Tableau Desktop
7.1
REST API
GoodData
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Javascript API
GoodData
Tableau Desktop
7.1
iFrames
GoodData
Tableau Desktop
6.7
Java API
GoodData
Tableau Desktop
6.9
Themeable User Interface (UI)
GoodData
Tableau Desktop
7.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
GoodData
Tableau Desktop
7.0

Pros

  • 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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  • Slicing & dicing of data
  • Visualization
  • Ease of connectivity to Google Analytics (but always has a downside, see "Cons")
  • Ease of connectivity to dispersed data sources
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Cons

  • I would like to have tools for automated project backups and restores, user provisioning. Presently this can be achieved through API's, but would prefer to have a specific and dedicated GoodData tool for this.
  • The pricing might not be very attractive if you happen to be a small scale business and plan to venture out in the area of Data Monetization.
  • The process of making reports and conducting inquiries is difficult. It requires to write a little bit of code. So if you are not using ETL (Extract Transform Load), then probably you don't need such a technical product.
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  • The Google Analytics connector still needs an "advanced mode" where we would paste our own API request. The dumb-proofed interface turns out to be limiting for advanced users (doesn't allow dynamic segments, sometimes lag behind the official API).
  • Data blending between dispersed data sources is often confusing and limiting.
  • A built-in data-transformation step would be absolutely awesome - I often have to use an ETL (Extract/Transform/Load) tool to prep the data.
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Likelihood to Renew

GoodData8.1
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 Desktop8.9
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

GoodData9.0
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 Desktop8.6
Based on 23 answers
Still requires a lot of work to create a good looking dashboard.
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Reliability and Availability

GoodData7.0
Based on 1 answer
We are approximately one month since go-live. There has been one short outage.
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Tableau Desktop8.0
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

GoodData8.0
Based on 1 answer
Performance on refreshing metrics works well.
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Tableau Desktop6.6
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

GoodData8.7
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 Desktop9.0
Based on 16 answers
I still haven't found something that stumped me for long. The company materials are first-rate and their seems to be a natural affinity among the professionals using the product. It seems there are many who want to help those that are following them onto the platform. I've never noticed any condescension to new users or obvious questions in the forums or my personal exchanges.
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In-Person Training

GoodData9.0
Based on 1 answer
Petr was a rock star - patient, knowledgeable, clear and easy to work with.
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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

GoodData8.0
Based on 1 answer
GoodData implementation team was professional and courteous
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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

GoodData9.0
Based on 2 answers
Thorough, professional and on time.
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Tableau Desktop8.1
Based on 34 answers
Tableau is a great tool for data visualization. I think it best works for a user who is performing visualization on his own. In order to present the charts or visual graph to a user who doesn't use tableau is very hard. It can be exported in the form of images or a tableau file for which the end user needs to install tableau reader. This is one extra step in implementation which needs to be eliminated it to attain a 9 or a 10 score
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Alternatives Considered

We implemented multiple clients in Birst and GoodData. Birst has some powerful features that GoodData does not have, but the admin overhead associated with Birst is at least double of that in GoodData. GoodData is SO EASY after developing in Birst that our analytics team was literally joyful. We also experienced a lot of quality issues with Birst at that time. GoodData had some quality issues back in the 2012ish timeframe but quality and uptime have been outstanding for many years.
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Tableau is the most powerful and easy to use of the alternatives, as long as the data sources are properly connected. None of the other tools have allowed us to connect and integrate data into one report in the way that Tableau's data connectivity allows us to. Then the ability to create endless variety in dashboards, following visualization best practices far bests the alternatives which present data in their own style, that does not adhere to best practices. The alternatives also leave you in a situation where data usually has to be copied or exported into another tool like Microsoft Excel in order to create reports, while with Tableau you can do analysis and create reports and dashboards almost simultaneously.
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Scalability

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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

  • There is no real ROI on BI solution. Sadly.
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  • Increased productivity: ability to automate recurring reports and speed creating new reports. Decreased error rate. Reduced days of effort to hours.
  • Increased client satisfaction: better visuals; more flexible, deeper exploration available; faster, higher quality delivery
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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
GoodData Editions & Modules
GoodData
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
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.