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Score 8.1 out of 100

Tableau Online

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Score 8.2 out of 100

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 Online

Tableau is very well suited for large organizations because of its cost. It has a great visual design. It is particularly useful when there is data integration with other software required. Dashboards come out very well in such cases and help make sense out of data. These dashboards are used on a frequent basis once a baseline or a parameter is defined. Trend analysis and forecasting are a key to using this software and this is where it comes in very handy.
Kruti Vaidya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.0
Tableau Online
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.9
Tableau Online
8.1
Customizable dashboards
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
Tableau Online
9.0
Report Formatting Templates
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.7
Tableau Online
8.3

Ad-hoc Reporting

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Tableau Online
8.2
Drill-down analysis
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.8
Tableau Online
7.9
Formatting capabilities
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
Tableau Online
8.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Tableau Online
8.1
Report sharing and collaboration
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
Tableau Online
8.6

Report Output and Scheduling

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
Tableau Online
8.3
Publish to Web
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.0
Tableau Online
8.6
Publish to PDF
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
Tableau Online
8.7
Report Versioning
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
Tableau Online
8.2
Report Delivery Scheduling
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Tableau Online
8.1
Delivery to Remote Servers
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Tableau Online
7.7

Data Discovery and Visualization

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.4
Tableau Online
8.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.6
Tableau Online
8.6
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.7
Tableau Online
8.7
Predictive Analytics
MS SharePoint / SQL
6.9
Tableau Online
7.6

Access Control and Security

MS SharePoint / SQL
9.0
Tableau Online
8.7
Multi-User Support (named login)
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
Tableau Online
8.7
Role-Based Security Model
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.9
Tableau Online
8.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
Tableau Online
8.7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
Tableau Online
8.8

Mobile Capabilities

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
Tableau Online
8.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Tableau Online
8.2
Dedicated iOS Application
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
Tableau Online
8.0
Dedicated Android Application
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
Tableau Online
8.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Tableau Online
7.8

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Tableau Online
7.9
REST API
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.9
Tableau Online
8.5
Javascript API
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
Tableau Online
8.3
iFrames
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
Tableau Online
7.7
Java API
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.1
Tableau Online
8.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
Tableau Online
7.3
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.1
Tableau Online
7.4

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 Online

  • Software is compatible with numerous interfaces, making it quite scalable.
  • Robust visualization feature set -- perhaps even industry leading.
  • Graphs are dynamic and intuitive to use which helps organizations focus on what really matters -- making the right decision at the right time.
  • Intuitive user interface helps analysts quickly setup scalable reports.
Anonymous | 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 Online

  • I'm not sure if this is standard for everyone but our Tableau is updated twice a week so the information may not be the most up-to-date possible.
  • There's no search function in the tool which would help me a lot if I am seeking information about a specific item.
  • There are frequent software updates which require you to completely reinstall everything.
Anonymous | 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 Online

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Online

Tableau Online 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Simple, easy and straighforward interface.
Phil Dana, PMOC | 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 Online

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Online

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Online

Both Tableau Online and BI solutions provide visualizations. In Power BI we choose the visualization first, then drag the data into it. In Tableau, we select the data and switch between visualizations on the fly. It’s easier to jump between visualizations in Tableau. Power BI might be sluggish when working with extremely large datasets whereas Tableau online has an advantage in this area due to its extensive features.Power BI doesn’t have the ability to publish reports with all associated data which means some information can be left out of visualizations whereas Tableau online has a steep learning curve and flexible features.
Anonymous | 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 Online

No answers on this topic

Pricing Details

MS SharePoint / SQL

General

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

Tableau Online

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
Tableau Online
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.8
Tableau Online

Usability

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.0
Tableau Online
8.2

Support Rating

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.0
Tableau Online

Implementation Rating

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.0
Tableau Online

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