Jedox vs. Tableau Desktop

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Jedox
Score 6.9 out of 10
N/A
Jedox is a Business Intelligence and Corporate Performance Management solution. According to the vendor, their solution’s unified planning, analysis and reporting empowers decision makers from finance, sales, purchasing and marketing. Additionally, the vendor says this solution helps business users work smarter, streamline business collaboration, and make insight-based decisions with confidence. The vendor also says 1,900 organizations in 127 countries are using Jedox for real-time planning…N/A
Tableau Desktop
Score 8.3 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
JedoxTableau Desktop
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Tableau Creator
$70.00
Per User / Per Month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
JedoxTableau Desktop
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsAll pricing plans are billed annually.
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Community Pulse
JedoxTableau Desktop
Considered Both Products
Jedox
Chose Jedox
Jedox has the edge over these products on total cost of ownership, borne through its quick deployment roll out, ease of use for end users and ease of maintenance.
Chose Jedox
We normally compete with Cognos TM1, Hyperion and SAP BPC. Functionalities, price and implementation time have no comparison. Jedox is a large the leader in these areas.
Tableau Desktop

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
JedoxTableau Desktop
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Jedox
9.1
4 Ratings
14% above category average
Tableau Desktop
8.5
167 Ratings
4% above category average
Pixel Perfect reports9.14 Ratings8.5139 Ratings
Customizable dashboards9.14 Ratings8.9166 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates9.14 Ratings8.2145 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Jedox
8.3
3 Ratings
1% above category average
Tableau Desktop
8.9
164 Ratings
10% above category average
Drill-down analysis8.23 Ratings9.0159 Ratings
Formatting capabilities8.23 Ratings9.1162 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages8.53 Ratings8.1122 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration8.53 Ratings9.3157 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Jedox
7.9
3 Ratings
3% below category average
Tableau Desktop
8.6
158 Ratings
3% above category average
Publish to Web8.53 Ratings8.7149 Ratings
Publish to PDF7.93 Ratings8.3149 Ratings
Report Versioning7.03 Ratings8.6116 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling8.23 Ratings9.2123 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers00 Ratings8.473 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Jedox
5.6
3 Ratings
31% below category average
Tableau Desktop
8.6
156 Ratings
7% above category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)5.93 Ratings9.0154 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization5.53 Ratings8.7149 Ratings
Predictive Analytics5.63 Ratings8.7126 Ratings
Pattern Recognition and Data Mining00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Jedox
8.8
3 Ratings
1% above category average
Tableau Desktop
8.8
142 Ratings
3% above category average
Multi-User Support (named login)8.83 Ratings8.9139 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model8.83 Ratings8.3119 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)8.83 Ratings8.7129 Ratings
Report-Level Access Control00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)00 Ratings8.977 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Jedox
7.4
3 Ratings
7% below category average
Tableau Desktop
8.4
135 Ratings
5% above category average
Responsive Design for Web Access8.53 Ratings8.5124 Ratings
Mobile Application7.03 Ratings8.097 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile7.03 Ratings8.8117 Ratings
Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting
Comparison of Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting features of Product A and Product B
Jedox
8.4
4 Ratings
1% above category average
Tableau Desktop
-
Ratings
Long-term financial planning7.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Financial budgeting9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Forecasting9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Scenario modeling7.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Management reporting10.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Consolidation and Close
Comparison of Consolidation and Close features of Product A and Product B
Jedox
9.5
3 Ratings
17% above category average
Tableau Desktop
-
Ratings
Financial data consolidation10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Journal entries and reports7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-currency management10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Intercompany Eliminations10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Local and consolidated reporting10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Detailed Audit Trails10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Financial Reporting and Compliance
Comparison of Financial Reporting and Compliance features of Product A and Product B
Jedox
9.3
4 Ratings
13% above category average
Tableau Desktop
-
Ratings
Financial Statement Reporting9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Management Reporting9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Excel-based Reporting10.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Automated board and financial reporting9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Analytics and Reporting
Comparison of Analytics and Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Jedox
9.7
4 Ratings
19% above category average
Tableau Desktop
-
Ratings
Personalized dashboards9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Color-coded scorecards10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
KPIs9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost and profitability analysis10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Key Performance Indicator setting10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Benchmarking with external data10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration
Comparison of Integration features of Product A and Product B
Jedox
9.0
4 Ratings
8% above category average
Tableau Desktop
-
Ratings
Flat file integration9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Excel data integration9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
Jedox
-
Ratings
Tableau Desktop
8.8
64 Ratings
11% above category average
REST API00 Ratings8.856 Ratings
Javascript API00 Ratings8.651 Ratings
iFrames00 Ratings9.049 Ratings
Java API00 Ratings9.346 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)00 Ratings8.553 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)00 Ratings8.746 Ratings
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User Ratings
JedoxTableau Desktop
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(8 ratings)
8.9
(194 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(3 ratings)
8.9
(39 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(2 ratings)
8.6
(63 ratings)
Availability
8.0
(2 ratings)
8.0
(10 ratings)
Performance
7.0
(2 ratings)
6.1
(9 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(3 ratings)
6.9
(56 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.4
(4 ratings)
Online Training
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
8.0
(34 ratings)
Configurability
9.0
(2 ratings)
8.1
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
4.0
(2 ratings)
7.0
(3 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
10.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
10.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
JedoxTableau Desktop
Likelihood to Recommend
Jedox AG
Best suited for financial consolidation and / or as a highly customized and compact EPM / BI solution (up to 100 CCU) with individual workflows, planning and reporting functionalities, with moderate number of users (no restrictions for any industry, all industries are covered well). It also has advanced reporting & data analysis requirements and provides an integration and reporting layer of imported data from different external systems (via ETL). It can help with migrating your legacy Excel-based business models to the Web. It is not well suited for Enterprise BI applications with expecting >500 CCU (users at the same time working with the system) - this may cause serious performance issues, as all data is kept in RAM. Jedox is also less suited for applications with heavy document management requirements (document management is not an out of the box functionality in Jedox and rather requires custom development through custom widgets etc.).
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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
Jedox AG
  • Using the Excel add-in means that our team was almost instantly productive, being able to use a familiar interface to present and manipulate data.
  • Allows us to quickly do analysis and comparison of current and historic data.
  • Really good to produce meaningful management reporting that can be adapted responsively to business requirements.
  • Implementing Jedox in our budget cycle dramatically reduced the time and complexity of the process, while making it more transparent.
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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
Jedox AG
  • Diversity. Jedox can be applied to many different use cases from small to large deployments and from budgeting to enterprise class BI solutions. But rarely is one tool able to fulfill all of these requirements in one organisation. This value proposition can be complicated for prospective users.
  • Awareness. Jedox punches above its weight in capability and scalability, but not enough people have heard about it and therefore procurement processes can be drawn out as a result.
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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
Jedox AG
For a period of 5 years all our customers using Jedox have renewed their licenses.
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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
Jedox AG
To me Jedox deserves 10/10 because it is a consistent one-in-all platform with a modern look and feel. It is intuitive to use and allows you to make intuitive applications integrating traditional business intelligence with performance management functionality. It certainly has a short
learning curve, especially for those that are familiar with MS Excel. An example: I've lost count but Jedox it is available in more than 25 languages. Another: Jedox does not require programming skills... it is developed to be used by the business.
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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
Jedox AG
Jedox has
very few bugs. Reports are available through an Excel add-in, the web and/or
mobile device (IOS/Android). In my opinion, availability also means high
performance, not having to wait for the system to give you the required reports,
analysis, dashboards instantly.
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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
Jedox AG
Jedox is the fastest OLAP tool on the market. It can use GPU cards to increase performance even more
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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
Jedox AG
Jedox support in general is a professional and fast responding team. An easy-to-use ticketing system is in place. Bug-related questions are solved fast (responses come usually in a few hours after the question), but some questions / tickets, that are not Jedox-related bugs (for example some advanced questions about Jedox functionality), may be forwarded to Application Management team for further processing and then it may take several days or even weeks to get a response here -> there is room for improvement here.
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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
Jedox AG
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
Jedox AG
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
Jedox AG
The implementation of SSO, SAML Authentication, HTTPS, Server splitting (Frontend / Backend servers) could be more standardized and made more user friendly to set up (e.g. via setup guide). Otherwise the implementation of Jedox is quick and simple when compared to other similar technologies.
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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
Jedox AG
Calumo is similar product to Jedox. I have used it extensively in my previous role. It was a major contender when we evaluated a BI platform for NIDA. Calumo is a great product as well and it was a very close call. Where we found Jedox to be a better fit for NIDA was the ability to prepare dynamic reports with ease without the need to learn MDX which was used extensively by Calumo to make dynamic reports which expand or shrink based on the underlying data. Another major benefit we saw in Jedox was the whole ETL process could be managed within Jedox instead of doing it in SQL server which negates having a dedicated SQL specialist role when the scale expands.
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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
Jedox AG
Scalability is often another word for speed. Given enough data, enough users or enough calculations, the tool becomes slower and slower. You will find that Jedox has a very high performance that can even be increased by the use of grafical cards. Other thaen that it does not only offer BI (looking back based on historical ERP data) but also allows you to look forward through integrated budgetting, planning, forecasting, workflow and collaboration. Not easy to find a tool that can support so much business functionality. So, also pretty scalable in that respect.
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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
Jedox AG
  • Financial budgeting and Forecasting are done in a centralized fashion in Jedox now instead of a decentralized excel based approach. A lot of cost savings and improved reliability
  • Easy to use self-help Dashboards and detailed reports
  • Web-based reporting instead of excel based
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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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ScreenShots

Jedox Screenshots

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