Hubble vs. Tableau Desktop

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Hubble
Score 7.8 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Hubble® is an integrated suite of performance management apps from insightsoftware.com. This solution offers reporting, analytics and planning in a single real-time solution. The vendor says Hubble integrates a company’s critical business systems so users at all levels have access to live data—extraordinarily fast. The vendor’s value proposition is that with this type of visibility, everyone can easily understand, manage and predict the business.N/A
Tableau Desktop
Score 8.4 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
HubbleTableau Desktop
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Tableau Creator
$70.00
Per User / Per Month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HubbleTableau Desktop
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
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Features
HubbleTableau Desktop
Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting
Comparison of Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting features of Product A and Product B
Hubble
8.5
2 Ratings
Tableau Desktop
-
Ratings
Long-term financial planning8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Financial budgeting8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Forecasting9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Management reporting9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Consolidation and Close
Comparison of Consolidation and Close features of Product A and Product B
Hubble
8.6
3 Ratings
Tableau Desktop
-
Ratings
Financial data consolidation9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Journal entries and reports8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-currency management8.22 Ratings00 Ratings
Intercompany Eliminations9.11 Ratings00 Ratings
Local and consolidated reporting8.21 Ratings00 Ratings
Detailed Audit Trails9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Financial Reporting and Compliance
Comparison of Financial Reporting and Compliance features of Product A and Product B
Hubble
8.6
3 Ratings
Tableau Desktop
-
Ratings
Financial Statement Reporting8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Management Reporting8.72 Ratings00 Ratings
Excel-based Reporting9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Analytics and Reporting
Comparison of Analytics and Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Hubble
9.0
1 Ratings
Tableau Desktop
-
Ratings
Personalized dashboards9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration
Comparison of Integration features of Product A and Product B
Hubble
9.0
2 Ratings
Tableau Desktop
-
Ratings
Excel data integration10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Hubble
-
Ratings
Tableau Desktop
8.1
164 Ratings
Pixel Perfect reports00 Ratings8.0137 Ratings
Customizable dashboards00 Ratings8.4163 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates00 Ratings7.9142 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Hubble
-
Ratings
Tableau Desktop
8.2
161 Ratings
Drill-down analysis00 Ratings8.3156 Ratings
Formatting capabilities00 Ratings8.0159 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages00 Ratings7.7120 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration00 Ratings8.6155 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Hubble
-
Ratings
Tableau Desktop
8.4
155 Ratings
Publish to Web00 Ratings8.7146 Ratings
Publish to PDF00 Ratings8.4146 Ratings
Report Versioning00 Ratings8.2113 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling00 Ratings8.4120 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers00 Ratings8.171 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Hubble
-
Ratings
Tableau Desktop
8.5
153 Ratings
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)00 Ratings8.6151 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization00 Ratings8.6146 Ratings
Predictive Analytics00 Ratings8.3123 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Hubble
-
Ratings
Tableau Desktop
8.5
139 Ratings
Multi-User Support (named login)00 Ratings8.4136 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model00 Ratings8.4116 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)00 Ratings8.6126 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)00 Ratings8.774 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Hubble
-
Ratings
Tableau Desktop
8.1
132 Ratings
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings8.1121 Ratings
Mobile Application00 Ratings8.1178 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings8.2114 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
Hubble
-
Ratings
Tableau Desktop
7.7
61 Ratings
REST API00 Ratings7.654 Ratings
Javascript API00 Ratings7.849 Ratings
iFrames00 Ratings7.647 Ratings
Java API00 Ratings7.444 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)00 Ratings7.850 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)00 Ratings8.244 Ratings
User Ratings
HubbleTableau Desktop
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(3 ratings)
8.6
(191 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(1 ratings)
8.9
(39 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.7
(63 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(20 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
6.1
(18 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.5
(72 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.4
(4 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(68 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.1
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(3 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
HubbleTableau Desktop
Likelihood to Recommend
Insightsoftware, Inc
I like the real time aspect of the Hubble reporting. I can have checks run and then immediately go into Hubble and run a check backup report, import it to Excel and send off to people who need it right away. It's great to be able to have updated records at the touch of button.
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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
Insightsoftware, Inc
  • Ease of use - very straightforward, can start using the product on day 1.
  • Power - very fast and accurate data retriever.
  • Great customer service.
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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
Insightsoftware, Inc
  • When you drill down to a linked report, it doesn't run automatically unless you set the users settings to automatically run all reports when opened.
  • Named user licensing.
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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
Insightsoftware, Inc
We have been using Hubble for almost 10 years and it has not let us down.
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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
Insightsoftware, Inc
No answers on this topic
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
Insightsoftware, Inc
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
Insightsoftware, Inc
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
Insightsoftware, Inc
No answers on this topic
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
Insightsoftware, Inc
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
Insightsoftware, Inc
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
Insightsoftware, Inc
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
Insightsoftware, Inc
I haven't used any other tools like Hubble.
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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
Insightsoftware, Inc
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
Insightsoftware, Inc
  • Hubble helps us achieve our goals as a department and as a whole business.
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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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