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Score 8.1 out of 100
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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 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

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.0
Tableau Public
9.3
Pixel Perfect reports
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.9
Tableau Public
8.8
Customizable dashboards
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
Tableau Public
10.0
Report Formatting Templates
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.7
Tableau Public
9.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Tableau Public
8.3
Drill-down analysis
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.8
Tableau Public
7.2
Formatting capabilities
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
Tableau Public
8.7
Integration with R or other statistical packages
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Tableau Public
7.2
Report sharing and collaboration
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
Tableau Public
10.0

Report Output and Scheduling

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
Tableau Public
9.0
Publish to Web
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.0
Tableau Public
10.0
Publish to PDF
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
Tableau Public
9.6
Report Versioning
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
Tableau Public
8.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Tableau Public
8.4
Delivery to Remote Servers
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Tableau Public
8.8

Data Discovery and Visualization

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.4
Tableau Public
9.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.6
Tableau Public
9.1
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.7
Tableau Public
9.3
Predictive Analytics
MS SharePoint / SQL
6.9
Tableau Public
8.9

Access Control and Security

MS SharePoint / SQL
9.0
Tableau Public
8.7
Multi-User Support (named login)
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
Tableau Public
9.0
Role-Based Security Model
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.9
Tableau Public
8.1
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
Tableau Public
8.8
Single Sign-On (SSO)
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
Tableau Public
8.8

Mobile Capabilities

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
Tableau Public
8.7
Responsive Design for Web Access
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Tableau Public
8.2
Dedicated iOS Application
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
Tableau Public
8.6
Dedicated Android Application
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
Tableau Public
8.6
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Tableau Public
9.2

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Tableau Public
8.5
REST API
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.9
Tableau Public
8.6
Javascript API
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
Tableau Public
8.8
iFrames
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
Tableau Public
8.0
Java API
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.1
Tableau Public
8.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
Tableau Public
9.4
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.1
Tableau Public
8.4

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 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

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 Public

  • In order to keep your data private, you have to buy a subscription
  • Problems with embedding on some websites
  • Must have a professional subscription to share with your network
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 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

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 Public

Tableau Public 9.1
Based on 1 answer
By far the most easy to use and intuitive user interface I've seen with any tool.
Steven Bohlender | 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 Public

Tableau Public 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I haven't needed any technical support, so I toyed with the idea of rating this 10, since it is well designed, and there are sufficient videos on their site to help me learn it.
Bonnie Holub | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

MS SharePoint / SQL

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

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 Public

Tableau Public 9.1
Based on 2 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

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 Public

Tableau Public provides a variety of visualization and point-and-click functionality, with little or no scripting, gives Tableau the advantage. Also, being lightweight, Tableau Public finds the ease of use from our PSU bank-clients that use low-end hardware and devices. Tableau public helps raise satisfaction index, by way of ease of use and beautiful visualizations.
Hiren Mistry | 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 Public

  • Quick visualizations.
  • Clean design. If you are a fan of Edward Tufte or Stephen Few, then you favor a lean, clean look. That seems to be Tableau's default. I appreciate that.
Bonnie Holub | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

MS SharePoint / SQL

General

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

Tableau Public

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
Tableau Public
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.8
Tableau Public
9.1

Usability

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.0
Tableau Public
9.1

Support Rating

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.0
Tableau Public
9.0

Online Training

MS SharePoint / SQL
Tableau Public
9.0

Implementation Rating

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.0
Tableau Public
9.1

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