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Score 8.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

MicroStrategy Analytics

MSTR is great for any organization that is looking for a way to deliver complicated data in an uncomplicated way. From business teams to marketing and finance, several departments benefit from using MSTR to keep track of KPIs enabling teams to make optimizations along the way. MSTR provides great visual representations of data enabling team members to distill thousands of data points into easily digestible charts and graphs
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Public

Tableau Public is great, especially if you're new to the platform or considering implementing it within an organization. The Public version has most of the capabilities of the full version, with extensive community documentation to troubleshoot issues you may run into. Additionally, there are many resources to check out Public workbooks from other users and communities: a GREAT learning resource to figure out new, innovative ways to visualize and present data. It is perfect for evaluating public datasets, for doing exploratory data analysis, or contributing to cross-organizational or extracurricular projects that may benefit from more sophisticated data analysis and exploration. Tableau Public, because it stores to the cloud and has limitations on connectivity (ie, cannot connect to SQL servers) is not suited for confidential, financial, PII, etc., data, and care should be taken to avoid including sensitive data in any of the Tableau Public workbooks used by an individual or organization.
Leah Jakaitis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

MicroStrategy Analytics
6.5
Tableau Public
8.7
Pixel Perfect reports
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.3
Tableau Public
8.0
Customizable dashboards
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0
Tableau Public
10.0
Report Formatting Templates
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.3
Tableau Public
8.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

MicroStrategy Analytics
6.6
Tableau Public
8.9
Drill-down analysis
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.7
Tableau Public
10.0
Formatting capabilities
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.3
Tableau Public
8.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.0
Tableau Public
7.5
Report sharing and collaboration
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.6
Tableau Public
10.0

Report Output and Scheduling

MicroStrategy Analytics
6.7
Tableau Public
10.0
Publish to Web
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.0
Tableau Public
10.0
Publish to PDF
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.4
Tableau Public
10.0
Report Versioning
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.5
Tableau Public
10.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.6
Tableau Public
9.9
Delivery to Remote Servers
MicroStrategy Analytics
5.8
Tableau Public
9.9

Data Discovery and Visualization

MicroStrategy Analytics
7.4
Tableau Public
9.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.9
Tableau Public
10.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.3
Tableau Public
10.0
Predictive Analytics
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.1
Tableau Public
7.0

Access Control and Security

MicroStrategy Analytics
6.8
Tableau Public
9.3
Multi-User Support (named login)
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.8
Tableau Public
9.0
Role-Based Security Model
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0
Tableau Public
9.9
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.6
Tableau Public
8.3
Single Sign-On (SSO)
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0
Tableau Public
10.0

Mobile Capabilities

MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0
Tableau Public
6.9
Responsive Design for Web Access
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.0
Tableau Public
6.0
Dedicated iOS Application
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Tableau Public
5.1
Dedicated Android Application
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Tableau Public
8.8
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.2
Tableau Public
7.5

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

MicroStrategy Analytics
8.1
Tableau Public
8.7
REST API
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0
Tableau Public
8.8
Javascript API
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Tableau Public
8.4
iFrames
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.5
Tableau Public
9.9
Java API
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.5
Tableau Public
8.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.8
Tableau Public
9.2
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Tableau Public
8.2

Pros

MicroStrategy Analytics

  • They sell the product well, and make promises you will actually believe
  • "checks the box" for most features a company would need. Doesn't actually deliver them though
  • They answer the phone in a timely manner. Can't answer your questions or provide support, but the queue time isn't bad
  • They have online documentation. It's not up to date, and likely doesn't reflect the version of software you are using, but hey... they can point to it.
Jeff Harris | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Public

  • Tableau Public offers free tools for creative people to learn the products with minimal investment "up front", as well as providing a place to share data visualizations and insights with the world. Visualizations are hosted (for no charge) by Tableau Software and may be accessed by members of the local community (via links from an organization's website) or from anywhere in the world. Workbook(s) published to Tableau Public may be downloaded by viewers to see techniques used by the creator, and get good ideas.
  • Tableau Public Premium is similar but removes the download functionality. This works well when the publisher wants to share access to the visualizations (e.g. on the organization's website) but NOT share the underlying workbooks nor data, keeping both confidential.
Steven Bohlender | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

MicroStrategy Analytics

  • The graph options are not as robust as an Excel user might want.
  • The metadata layer can sometimes be slower, and it takes a long time for reports to run.
  • Viewing the data feed entered can be cumbersome at times, in terms of validation with reports.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Public

  • Tableau Public is a free version which has limited space for data importing. Upgrade the software involves a large fee.
  • When importing data to Tableau Public, data file needs to be filtered out clearly, which means all columns need to be consistent, no extra space. Otherwise, it will cause problems in the dataset in Tableau Public.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 9.9
Based on 27 answers
I would always choose to renew MicroStrategy as long as they lead the market in features, functionality and price. The support of MicroStrategy is timely and professional, I frequently get answers to my questions within 24 hours and normally have solutions within 48 hours. Training available for MicroStrategy completely covers everything required to be able to expertly use MicroStrategy and understand data warehousing.
Paul Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Public

Tableau Public 9.1
Based on 2 answers
It's free, right? I'll keep using the free version. So the real question to ask is this? Will I pay $999 for the Personal version or $1,999 for the Professional? Yikes! That is a big stretch. I'm not sure about that. The product comparison chart is at: http://www.tableausoftware.com/public/comparison
Bonnie Holub | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 6.8
Based on 6 answers
The standard grid reporting could look more like the styling and object used for the Import and Visual Insight products. In addition, object properties almost seem to be hidden when first using the product. It's as if they are asking the engineers to only use the presets we make available...and, these presets are 10+ years old. On the positive side, Microstrategy seems to be the only product, not named Cognos, which can scale to Big Data. The product is "hackable" via the SDK or tricking the Intelligence Server to do uncommon things. The Microstrategy development team also seems to be very involved with their OEM partners; especially when it comes to features and enhancements. A large majority of the improvements we suggested have made it into the product or on the roadmap for future enhancements. Only suckas fall for the shiny objects from most other vendors; Microstrategy is really the only choice for Enterprise BI.
Wm. Dexter Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Public

Tableau Public 10.0
Based on 3 answers
It's very easy to use, integrated with Tableau Desktop nicely, and the visualzations are easy to share.
Christopher Penn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 9.0
Based on 3 answers
I've never had an issue with MicroStrategy not being available due to MicroStrategy application malfunction. It is very robust and only failures I've seen were due to user error or the platform the machine running the service failed some how.
Paul Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Public

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 9.0
Based on 3 answers
Being able to customize the performance based on the business need is extremely powerful. Proper configuration and understanding of the usage pattern is key, if the technical ability of the architect is not at top level, then the product will not be configured correctly which will lead to poor performance.
Paul Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Public

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 5.8
Based on 9 answers
MicroStrategy's support is very good. We don't have a lot of technical issues in the first place, but when we do have to open a case with them, their front-line engineers seem very capable and resolve most of the issues without escalation. Our sales team is also very good and keeps us in the loop on new features and makes sure we are satisfied customers.
Mark McCully | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Public

Tableau Public 10.0
Based on 6 answers
The Tableau support team is responsive and easy to work with. Tableau also provides user forums, where experienced users can help new users with their questions and best practice ideas. Documentation is solid as well.
Steven Bohlender | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 9.0
Based on 5 answers
I have attended many trainings offered by MicroStrategy; both distance and in-person training. I earned my CRD (Certified Report Developer) certification via the online training. I found the training to be well organized and concise. Overall I will definitely continue to increase my knowledge with MicroStrategy via the online training offering.
Shawn Stephens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Public

Tableau Public 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I found it sufficient, and fast. I could easily "kick the tires" with Tableau on my data so I got up and running fast.
Bonnie Holub | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 9.0
Based on 7 answers
We measured following KPI for the success
  • Increase in Business Feeds Loads
  • Reduction in Controllers Manual Work.
  • Conversion of Manual Work into Systematic Workflows.
  • Increase in Customer Spend
  • Reduction in Service costs
  • Reduction in time-to-market for new campaigns
  • Increase in cross sell and Up sell
  • Error reduction in customer Identification
  • Existing client retained
Dharmesh Shah | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Public

Tableau Public 9.1
Based on 4 answers
Start at the end and work backward. Identify the business case / issue and questions the end users have, then identify the data needed, and where to get it.
Steven Bohlender | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

MicroStrategy Analytics

Tableau is probably MicroStrategy Analytic's biggest competitor I've noticed over time, and I'm not sure why. Tableau only covers visualizations independently for each business user, which then creates the issues of every employee creating their own version of the data, and then you have 20 versions of the truth. A enterprise data warehouse and MicroStrategy's Visual Insight is a better method.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Public

Google Charts/Drive is sufficient for simpler data sets, but it does not integrate with other web platforms and the visualization does not look as professional. I'm not aware of any other competitors that offer the same package as Microsoft.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 9.0
Based on 2 answers
This software is extremely scaleable, one can add more core servers which performs as a load balancing. The configurations available to manage usage patterns and daily activity are as high a caliber as any other enterprise level software. This product can be installed on both a windows and unix platform allow for integration on a budget.
Paul Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Public

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

MicroStrategy Analytics

  • MicroStrategy was helpful for reducing the amount of time we needed to spend number crunching large data sets, and in doing so, allowed me as the primary users to spend more time gleaning insights from the data that in turn informed our leadership team to make strategic decisions.
  • By creating numerous canned reports available to all members of the team through email distribution or basic access to the platform, we were able to reduce the time I spent showing people how to pull the data in Microsoft Excel by nearly 40% .
  • We ended up needing to make many changes to the way our DMP was feeding data into MicroStrategy due to incorrect reporting that caused complications in accounting and finance.
Toreyan Clarke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Public

  • Tableau Public visualizations have helped drive traffic to our content and sites
  • The lack of cost means it's easy to demonstrate our experience to attract paying clients
Christopher Penn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

MicroStrategy Analytics

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Tableau Public

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

MicroStrategy Analytics
6.3
Tableau Public
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

MicroStrategy Analytics
9.9
Tableau Public
9.1

Usability

MicroStrategy Analytics
6.8
Tableau Public
10.0

Reliability and Availability

MicroStrategy Analytics
9.0
Tableau Public

Performance

MicroStrategy Analytics
9.0
Tableau Public

Support Rating

MicroStrategy Analytics
5.8
Tableau Public
10.0

Online Training

MicroStrategy Analytics
9.0
Tableau Public
9.0

Implementation Rating

MicroStrategy Analytics
9.0
Tableau Public
9.1

Scalability

MicroStrategy Analytics
9.0
Tableau Public

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