MicroStrategy Mobile vs. Tableau Desktop

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
MicroStrategy Mobile
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
MicroStrategy Mobile enables users to bring analytics, transactions, mapping, multimedia, and business workflows to life in custom mobile apps, personalized for any industry or any role. Users can convert any information system or web application into a user-friendly, highly-performant native mobile app—optimized for both iOS and Android. Users can scale to the most demanding enterprise needs in terms of user numbers and data volume. With multi-factor and biometric…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
MicroStrategy MobileTableau Desktop
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Tableau Creator
$70.00
Per User / Per Month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
MicroStrategy MobileTableau Desktop
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsAll pricing plans are billed annually.
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Community Pulse
MicroStrategy MobileTableau Desktop
Considered Both Products
MicroStrategy Mobile
Chose MicroStrategy Mobile
Better graphics.
Friendly interface for the end user.
Tableau Desktop
Chose Tableau Desktop
Tableau is clearly the most intuitive and best looking product out of the box. Whereas other competitors appear to be playing catch up with Tableau.

It also has the biggest online community which enables new users to become proficient in this application very quickly. It also …
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
MicroStrategy MobileTableau Desktop
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
MicroStrategy Mobile
-
Ratings
Tableau Desktop
8.1
164 Ratings
0% above category average
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
MicroStrategy Mobile
-
Ratings
Tableau Desktop
8.2
161 Ratings
2% above category average
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
MicroStrategy Mobile
-
Ratings
Tableau Desktop
8.4
155 Ratings
2% above category average
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
MicroStrategy Mobile
-
Ratings
Tableau Desktop
8.5
153 Ratings
5% above category average
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
MicroStrategy Mobile
-
Ratings
Tableau Desktop
8.5
139 Ratings
0% below category average
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
MicroStrategy Mobile
-
Ratings
Tableau Desktop
8.1
132 Ratings
3% above category average
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
MicroStrategy Mobile
-
Ratings
Tableau Desktop
7.7
61 Ratings
3% below category average
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
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User Ratings
MicroStrategy MobileTableau Desktop
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(3 ratings)
8.6
(191 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 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
MicroStrategy MobileTableau Desktop
Likelihood to Recommend
MicroStrategy
One of best business intelligence enterprise reporting tools, it has loads of rich features available to the business user with ease of use and advanced analysis in a single end-to-end solution. I like MicroStrategy's simplicity in creating complex multi-pass SQL reports, visualizations over varied data sets, and the breath of areas in which the product can be used. I like mostly everything. I think there are some remaining improvements that could be done in the area of data visualization.
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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
MicroStrategy
  • MicroStrategy has widgets that allow you to display data using elaborate and complex graphs such as maps, microcharts, thermometers, etc.
  • The same dashboards can also be viewed on the web by users who don't have mobile devices.
  • For mobile, MicroStrategy has created unique selectors that are more suited for smartphones and tablets.
  • MicroStrategy uses the features of mobile devices such as accelerometers to select different views and change the display when the device is tilted or rotated. In addition you can use inputs such as the camera to read barcode data and enter inventory data into the database.
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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
MicroStrategy
  • Pop-ups.
  • Refresh rate.
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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
MicroStrategy
No answers on this topic
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
MicroStrategy
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
MicroStrategy
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
MicroStrategy
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
MicroStrategy
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
MicroStrategy
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
MicroStrategy
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
MicroStrategy
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
MicroStrategy
MicroStrategy is much better.
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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
MicroStrategy
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
MicroStrategy
No answers on this topic
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

MicroStrategy Mobile Screenshots

Screenshot of Monitor operational KPIs wherever, wheneverScreenshot of Look up detailed customer information while out in the fieldScreenshot of Log touchpoints or update CRM informationScreenshot of Approve or deny corporate requestsScreenshot of View customer buying trends and capture notesScreenshot of View performance and ranking