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Likelihood to Recommend

TIBCO Jaspersoft

First of all I need to clarify that this is my first reporting tool so i do not have that much experience to compare. What i can think of is that Jaspersoft as I have worked with it is great for developing reports and dashboards which can be easily be embedded to any website or web app. There are various options for single-sign on processes and authentication. Also code customization is quite straightforward when you know what you are doing.
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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

TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.8
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
TIBCO Jaspersoft
8.1
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Customizable dashboards
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.6
Tableau Desktop
9.1
Report Formatting Templates
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.7
Tableau Desktop
7.7

Ad-hoc Reporting

TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.2
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Drill-down analysis
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.1
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Formatting capabilities
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.1
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Report sharing and collaboration
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.3
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
TIBCO Jaspersoft
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Report Output and Scheduling

TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.7
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Publish to Web
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.8
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Publish to PDF
TIBCO Jaspersoft
8.5
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Report Versioning
TIBCO Jaspersoft
6.9
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Report Delivery Scheduling
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.7
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Delivery to Remote Servers
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.7
Tableau Desktop
8.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

TIBCO Jaspersoft
6.8
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.2
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
TIBCO Jaspersoft
6.4
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Predictive Analytics
TIBCO Jaspersoft
Tableau Desktop
7.3

Access Control and Security

TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.9
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Multi-User Support (named login)
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.9
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Role-Based Security Model
TIBCO Jaspersoft
8.1
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
TIBCO Jaspersoft
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Single Sign-On (SSO)
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.8
Tableau Desktop
7.8

Mobile Capabilities

TIBCO Jaspersoft
6.9
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.3
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Dedicated iOS Application
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.0
Tableau Desktop
7.7
Dedicated Android Application
TIBCO Jaspersoft
6.9
Tableau Desktop
7.3
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
TIBCO Jaspersoft
6.7
Tableau Desktop
8.4

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.4
Tableau Desktop
7.4
REST API
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.7
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Javascript API
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.6
Tableau Desktop
7.4
iFrames
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.4
Tableau Desktop
6.8
Java API
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.1
Tableau Desktop
7.4
Themeable User Interface (UI)
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.1
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.7
Tableau Desktop
7.1

Pros

TIBCO Jaspersoft

  • The tool is very flexible and powerful. You can add different types of charts and reports for any data structure. Especially the jasper studio has lots of possibilities and a good designed XML structure
  • Results are easy to use even for inexperienced user without IT Knowledge
  • There are lots of export possibilities. Especially important: Excel, PDF and PowerPoint
  • Jaspersoft reports are very lightweight: No extra database needed, they work directly with any database server
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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

TIBCO Jaspersoft

  • In my opinion, error messages could be more detailed. If I encounter an error, the error message is very generic, and support is required to resolve the issue (which is often small and trivial)
  • Conditional formatting could be expanded slightly. Currently you can only logically highlight data based on absolute/ static values. Comparing two columns for example would make much more sense in JasperReports Server - not just Jasper Studio
  • Row highlighting is a regular request for us. With the current version, you can highlight an entire column, but not a row. When a report has 20+ columns, highlighting the entire row would make reading information much easier
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Tableau Desktop

  • The ETL part is missing in Tableau.
  • For huge and ambiguous data-sets, Tableau Desktop is not good.
  • Before analysis data preparation is mandatory.
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Likelihood to Renew

TIBCO Jaspersoft

TIBCO Jaspersoft 8.1
Based on 22 answers
We've converted our library of reports to use Jaspersoft. Our clients have had a taste of Jaspersoft and we've had very positive feedback from those interactions. Our internal employees have had great success using iReports and JasperStudio to create very robust reports that better show the data our clients expect to see. Overall, our experiences with Jaspersoft have been great and it's proven to be a very good decision for the direction of our business.
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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

TIBCO Jaspersoft

TIBCO Jaspersoft 7.3
Based on 8 answers
I think it's a tool well suited for a software developer. Others with less coding skills could struggle somewhat with the tool. I find java a little unforgiving as a language for expressions and not very user friendly for the technically dis-inclined. Sometimes the numeric conversions cause issues (who knew that 0 and 0.0 would cause different things to happen). Previous experience with a reporting tool that used visual basic for its' expressions that I found much simpler to use. On the other hand, java is so widespread, you can easily google the syntax to accomplish what you need to do.
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Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.7
Based on 23 answers
Tableau is quick and easy to learn, just drag and drop. Its very forgiving and easy to simply play around with and customize for novice users, but offers powerful underlying advanced options for power users.
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Reliability and Availability

TIBCO Jaspersoft

TIBCO Jaspersoft 9.5
Based on 2 answers
We've never had an outage of the software itself. If it was unavailable, it was due to a network outage, not a problem with Jasper.
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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

TIBCO Jaspersoft

TIBCO Jaspersoft 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Never have we had a performance issue with it. The "slow" reports are due to the speed of the data being returned from the database, not Jasper.
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Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 6.3
Based on 9 answers
Tableau's connections to third-party sources can be somewhat slow due to the time required to speak to a source over a network. However, if you properly utilize Tableau's Data Source Extracts, then the speed is incredible. On the other hand, Tableau makes it very easy for the user to put too much data into one dashboard, which can impact performance. All in all, if you use the tool properly, speed should not be a concern.
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Support

TIBCO Jaspersoft

TIBCO Jaspersoft 7.2
Based on 19 answers
I've had several issues using and implementing Jaspersoft over the last year. I've run into unique situations and strange bugs that seem to make no sense. Every time I've run into a brick wall on how to fix my issue, I've been able to create a support case with Jaspersoft and have a representative helping me within minutes. They've all been very knowledgeable about their product and every single issue I've had has been resolved. Granted, some of the issues took some creative solutions, but at the end of the day, I have a production environment that runs well and I know that if I run into any future issues, I'll have the assistance I need within minutes, not days.
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Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 9.0
Based on 16 answers
I personally have no had any experience with the HelpDesk. However, our clients speak highly of it.
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In-Person Training

TIBCO Jaspersoft

TIBCO Jaspersoft 7.5
Based on 3 answers
It did the job of getting us to our deadline we set for ourselves for initial launch. The customer we launched the product for was also there to learn about it at the same in order to better understand the capabilities. This helped greatly so that the customer was on the same page on what was possible when using jaspersoft. I think most people would not want their customers aware the product they are using is third-party but in this case it was a new experience for us both and so as we learned more about jaspersoft, we both had better communication on what the future road map was for their business needs in BI.
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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

TIBCO Jaspersoft

TIBCO Jaspersoft 5.7
Based on 7 answers
No agendaNo materials as everything is in wiki style documentation.Not much hands onAll this in the context of online delivered training,
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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

TIBCO Jaspersoft

TIBCO Jaspersoft 6.8
Based on 15 answers
The training is great. Rely on it early.
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Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 34 answers
Time needs to be spent ahead of implementation to make sure data sources are set up and ready. Consultants need to understand the data sources and the goals before setting foot on-site. Installation is easy, learning to use it takes time. The training resources available are great.
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Alternatives Considered

TIBCO Jaspersoft

The breadth of features and functionality, Ease of access to a vast community of users for support. The key factor after comparing features and functionality was price. The Jaspersoft suite is hands down the best value bay a large margin..
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Tableau Desktop

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

TIBCO Jaspersoft

TIBCO Jaspersoft 7.5
Based on 2 answers
We've have a few hundred scheduled reports, and about 60-ish concurrent users. We've never had a performance issue with this software.
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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

TIBCO Jaspersoft

  • When we demo our Jaspersoft environment to potential clients, their eyes light up and they sit up in their chairs a bit more. A lot of our meetings have ended with with the client very interested in our product due to Jaspersoft.
  • Our existing clients have been very satisfied with the adhoc features of Jaspersoft. We've been able to provide them better access to their data on their terms instead of ours. Of course this turns into a huge win for us.
  • We've always used SQL Server Reporting Services to deliver our reports to our clients. Converting to Jaspersoft has allowed us to generate the reporting layer that our clients demand. They no longer feel like they are settling for what we offer.
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Tableau Desktop

  • Tableau has provided my clients with the information necessary to allocate multi-million dollar research budgets effectively, ensuring the company is getting the most bang for its buck.
  • Tableau has given my office the ability to present data quickly and easily in a professional format that customers can understand, and has them returning frequently for additional analysis and projects.
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Pricing Details

TIBCO Jaspersoft

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details
Jaspersoft offers flexible pricing for ISVs and SaaS per customer or by CPU core.

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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