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Score 8.1 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

MS SharePoint / SQL

We have used it successfully as mentioned on two large programs, but again it is an enterprise tool so I am only speaking from the standpoint of my team. Hundreds of teams across our enterprise use this every day. We keep our decision tracker out there as well as important program documents required by our SDLC process like requirements, etc. We also publish test results for the team to see. We use SharePoint to share test data across the organization as we can not just email files back and forth. We can rely on the security settings of SharePoint to allow access to only those team members that need to see the test data. And even though our test data is masked, we still control access to it. I would recommend that any team can benefit from using SharePoint and it gives a good place to store program/project files. It becomes the source of the truth and you just keep putting the most current versions and save them to SharePoint.
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

It helps us to visualize and understand data. Helps in business analysis, predict market trends. Caters to the needs of an organization. Can be integrated with different kinds of data sources like Excel, CSV, different kinds of databases like Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle. On the other hand, need some understanding of statistics to use this software, cannot retrieve previous versions of the same file created. So, version management is a problem. Left joins cannot be created during data loading. These need to be created separately using blends.
Ron Rothstain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Pixel Perfect reports
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.9
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Customizable dashboards
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
Tableau Desktop
9.2
Report Formatting Templates
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.7
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Drill-down analysis
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.8
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Formatting capabilities
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Tableau Desktop
7.9
Report sharing and collaboration
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
Tableau Desktop
8.2

Report Output and Scheduling

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Publish to Web
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.0
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Publish to PDF
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
Tableau Desktop
8.9
Report Versioning
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Delivery to Remote Servers
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Tableau Desktop
8.4

Data Discovery and Visualization

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.4
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.6
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.7
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Predictive Analytics
MS SharePoint / SQL
6.9
Tableau Desktop
8.1

Access Control and Security

MS SharePoint / SQL
9.0
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Role-Based Security Model
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.9
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Single Sign-On (SSO)
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
Tableau Desktop
8.5

Mobile Capabilities

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Responsive Design for Web Access
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Dedicated iOS Application
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Dedicated Android Application
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
Tableau Desktop
7.9
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Tableau Desktop
8.4

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Tableau Desktop
7.9
REST API
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.9
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Javascript API
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
Tableau Desktop
8.2
iFrames
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
Tableau Desktop
7.4
Java API
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.1
Tableau Desktop
7.8
Themeable User Interface (UI)
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.1
Tableau Desktop
7.7

Pros

MS SharePoint / SQL

  • Flexible - able to make any changes we would like vs traditional service desk system.
  • ROI - We were already using SharePoint for internal intranet, so we are simply getting more use out of licensing we had already committed to.
  • Easy to use for end users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

  • With Tableau you do not need to have technical knowledge to do the data integration and you get a quick response of what you are looking for, being your visualization of high quality.
  • We can say that it is free software and it is not a limited version
Yusmelys Lopez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

MS SharePoint / SQL

  • It is hard to setup and nightmare
  • It requires a of infrastructure, thus it could be costly because of requirement and licensing required for everything to run smoothly
  • If it is not setup and organized properly from the beginning it could be maintenance nightmare
  • It is hard to have "test" environment to do patches or similar
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

  • Tableau is ill-suited to work with SSAS cubes, at least when you are used to analysis within Microsoft tools
  • Data preparation is not up-to-par with other leading vendor tools (although can be improved through Alteryx if you have access to it)
  • The ease-of-use is true for basic analysis, but rapidly gives way to a steep learning curve with more complex queries or when the business context is more mathematics oriented
Charles Saulnier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

MS SharePoint / SQL

MS SharePoint / SQL 8.8
Based on 7 answers
This was a long-term buy-in from a corporate perspective, to remain in the SharePoint space. Migration is certainly possible, which is good for planning and having options further out. At this point, the only planned migration is to eventually move the architecture up to SharePoint/SQL 2013. At that point, we will be able to leverage some greater efficiencies, some enhanced content design and management features, and some more current social features. It is well worth a full consideration in any shop looking at a new implementation of or migration to SharePoint (although you will probably be considering 2013 versions or beyond in those discussions), but the platform should be a strong competitor to any alternatives. Realizing the capability of a fully-branded and customized website was not part of the original choice for the architecture at Lincoln, but seeing it implemented and functioning now with this capacity far beyond original expectations has certainly cemented plans to continue using it.
Tim Ritter | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Mashhood Syed | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

MS SharePoint / SQL

MS SharePoint / SQL 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Over all very similar to other microsoft products
John Dopson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.9
Based on 23 answers
I am really a fan of tableau for its quick setup, data connection, dashboard creation time and very easy to use UI.As i have used multiple Bi tools like QlikView and SAP BO, i can say all other tools take really long time in performing above functionalities except QlikView which is really fast in term of performing analysis.
Chandra Bhanu Pratap Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

MS SharePoint / SQL

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 10 answers
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.
Brad Llewellyn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

MS SharePoint / SQL

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 6.1
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.
Brad Llewellyn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

MS SharePoint / SQL

MS SharePoint / SQL 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Microsoft have good local teams
Vadim Malkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 9.0
Based on 16 answers
I still haven't found something that stumped me for long. The company materials are first-rate and their seems to be a natural affinity among the professionals using the product. It seems there are many who want to help those that are following them onto the platform. I've never noticed any condescension to new users or obvious questions in the forums or my personal exchanges.
David Fickes | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

MS SharePoint / SQL

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 9.4
Based on 4 answers
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.
Jon Boeckenstedt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

MS SharePoint / SQL

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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
Chandra Bhanu Pratap Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

MS SharePoint / SQL

MS SharePoint / SQL 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Not implemented in best practice way, there are many customizations
Vadim Malkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Phillip Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

MS SharePoint / SQL

I have used both Google Drive and Zoho Docs which seem similar to MS SharePoint. The main differences I noticed as a user is that the user interfaces in both Google Drive and Zoho Docs were much more intuitive and they were much easier to navigate than MS SharePoint. There are a lot more things that you can do with MS SharePoint, but for a smaller company, it may not be worth the investment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

When we first looked at getting a visualization software for analytics we looked into two options Microsoft Power BI and Tableau Desktop, and even though Power BI is more cost-effective we decided to go with Tableau Desktop as it had more options that we are looking for such as free reader and Tableau Server and offers a very comprehensive and simple interface that is easier to learn for new staff.
Clinton Shields | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

MS SharePoint / SQL

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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.
Chandra Bhanu Pratap Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

MS SharePoint / SQL

  • I've installed SharePoint in many different industries and each industry has seen greater collaboration among their teams both locally and nationally. The ability to collaborate more efficiently has reduced the need to have employees centrally located.
  • Companies which have used SharePoint in a end user training portal have had great ROI, since they can create the content once and share with all their users who subscribe to their training service. The web content management aspect of SharePoint is a very helpful feature.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Tim McClelland | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

MS SharePoint / SQL

General

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

Tableau Desktop

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
Tableau Desktop
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.8
Tableau Desktop
8.9

Usability

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.0
Tableau Desktop
8.9

Reliability and Availability

MS SharePoint / SQL
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Performance

MS SharePoint / SQL
Tableau Desktop
6.1

Support Rating

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.0
Tableau Desktop
9.0

In-Person Training

MS SharePoint / SQL
Tableau Desktop
9.4

Online Training

MS SharePoint / SQL
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Implementation Rating

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.0
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Scalability

MS SharePoint / SQL
Tableau Desktop
7.0

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