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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 7.9 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 Server

Tableau Server is extremely well suited for a company with a few dedicated analysts creating dashboards and reports for a few stakeholders. It is also great at handling a large amount of report viewers, but it is more expensive because you have to pay for each user.
Jacob Rasmussen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.0
Tableau Server
7.9
Pixel Perfect reports
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.9
Tableau Server
9.1
Customizable dashboards
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
Tableau Server
8.0
Report Formatting Templates
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.7
Tableau Server
6.7

Ad-hoc Reporting

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Tableau Server
7.3
Drill-down analysis
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.8
Tableau Server
7.5
Formatting capabilities
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
Tableau Server
7.5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Tableau Server
6.8
Report sharing and collaboration
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
Tableau Server
7.6

Report Output and Scheduling

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
Tableau Server
7.1
Publish to Web
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.0
Tableau Server
8.0
Publish to PDF
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
Tableau Server
7.3
Report Versioning
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
Tableau Server
7.4
Report Delivery Scheduling
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Tableau Server
7.7
Delivery to Remote Servers
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Tableau Server
5.1

Data Discovery and Visualization

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.4
Tableau Server
7.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.6
Tableau Server
7.7
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.7
Tableau Server
7.7
Predictive Analytics
MS SharePoint / SQL
6.9
Tableau Server
5.9

Access Control and Security

MS SharePoint / SQL
9.0
Tableau Server
7.7
Multi-User Support (named login)
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
Tableau Server
7.7
Role-Based Security Model
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.9
Tableau Server
7.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
Tableau Server
7.8
Single Sign-On (SSO)
MS SharePoint / SQL
9.1
Tableau Server
7.7

Mobile Capabilities

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
Tableau Server
7.4
Responsive Design for Web Access
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Tableau Server
7.0
Dedicated iOS Application
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.6
Tableau Server
7.6
Dedicated Android Application
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
Tableau Server
7.5
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Tableau Server
7.2

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.2
Tableau Server
6.1
REST API
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.9
Tableau Server
7.1
Javascript API
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
Tableau Server
7.1
iFrames
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
Tableau Server
6.3
Java API
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.1
Tableau Server
5.6
Themeable User Interface (UI)
MS SharePoint / SQL
8.4
Tableau Server
6.1
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
MS SharePoint / SQL
7.1
Tableau Server
4.6

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 Server

  • Tableau server's portal and general look is really convenient and pretty. Users feel comfortable using it.
  • The learning curve of Tableau Server from an end-user perspective is really short. For the creator of content, it is a little more complex but easy to learn. Tableau has really succeeded in creating a user-friendly software.
  • From an administration point of view, Tableau is great. Installation and housekeeping are really easy and quick.
  • Visuals are really appealing and will help "sell" your presentations.
  • Tableau allows connectivity to a huge selection of data sources and data formats.
  • Online training for software is free and of very good quality.
Mathieu Gaouette | 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 Server

  • Tableau Server is sometimes referred to as simply Microsoft Excel with a power boost. I understand the reason analysts say this. It is because the software is almost exclusively a visualization software. If you're looking for truly advanced analytics combined with cutting-edge visualization, Tableau Server isn't it.
  • Tableau Server limits the type of graphs a user can create. There are numerous workarounds for different graph types, but they are not easy to implement.
  • Tableau Server can sometimes be slow to render graphics with lots of data and calculated fields.
Thomas Young | 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 Server

Tableau Server 10.0
Based on 20 answers
We will continue our use of Tableau server due to the following factors:- Cost effectiveness. This persists from year-to-year. Tableau consistently gives us the best value for the cost- Reliability. Tableau server has been rock-solid for our users, particularly during emergencies.- Innovation. You can bet that Tableau will release stable new versions on a regular basis.We have often experienced the need for a function in Tableau that will be included in a future release.
Henry Yennie | 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 Server

Tableau Server 9.0
Based on 11 answers
User experience is the most important factor to consider whenever considering capabilities for non-technical business users. If the learning curve is so steep business users must be advanced users to be productive, you hit the wall of diminishing returns, this is exceptionally true when it comes to analyzing data. Transforming data analysts into BI development experts shifts the focus of the analyst from analyzing data to mastering software. Tableau does a masterful job at minimizing the technology and maximizing the users understanding of their data.
Dwight Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

MS SharePoint / SQL

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.0
Based on 9 answers
Over the past few years our company has expanded the use of Tableau. We've moved from 250 interactors to well over 1500 server interactions during that timeframe. During the expansion interactors we've yet to expereince any significant degradation of service
George McCarrolle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

MS SharePoint / SQL

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 8.1
Based on 8 answers
While there are definitely cases where a user can do things that will make a particular worksheet or dashboard run slowly, overall the performance is extremely fast. The user experience of exploratory analysis particularly shines, there's nothing out there with the polish of Tableau.
Jonathan Drummey | 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 Server

Tableau Server 9.1
Based on 12 answers
I think the folks that work in support are generally pretty good at what they do (when you get them on a WebEx). But the process of reporting issues to them and waiting for a response (via email only) is a hassle. I never understood why you can't just call them up and discuss the issues with them. It would take a handful of email exchanges before they would agree to a WebEx session. That was frustrating.
Mashhood Syed | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

MS SharePoint / SQL

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 8.0
Based on 4 answers
In our case, they hired a private third party consultant to train our dept. It was extremely boring and felt like it dragged on. Everything I learned was self taught so I was not really paying attention. But I do think that you can easily spend a week on the tool and go over every nook and cranny. We only had the consultant in for a day or two.
Mashhood Syed | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

MS SharePoint / SQL

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.0
Based on 9 answers
The Tableau website is full of videos that you can follow at your own pace. As a very small company with a Tableau install, access to these free resources was incredibly useful to allowing me to implement Tableau to its potential in a reasonable and proportionate manner.
Mel Stephenson | 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 Server

Tableau Server 9.1
Based on 13 answers
My department was largely Excel and paper-based when I started, so there's been a tremendous amount of work to get the data into shape, so when I look at the overall implementation of our visualization and reporting infrastructure, I'm less satisfied. Tableau has been wonderful, the one place that would get me to a 10 is if it was easier to tune workbook performance on Tableau Server, there are a huge number of variables to deal with across the workbook/application/hardware stack. In a small environment like ours that takes more effort than I'd like.
Jonathan Drummey | 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 Server

There were a lot of reasons why we chose Tableau and the least is the cost but also the way Tableau stores data in the columnar fashion instead of in Cubes. We went through a painstaking selection process and at the end, came down to a couple of vendors and we ended up with the product that was least to pair up with Amazon Web Services to create a decent and cost-effective proof of concept and we landed with the solution we have today.
Siggy Tetteh, CSSGB, MBA, MCP | 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 Server

  • It has helped improve reporting capabilities from traditional to modern ways to view data.
  • It has helped in terms of using new maps and charts for devices availability and which is unique and insightful.
  • Interactive features attracted our client to look up business intelligence and other areas.
Sachin Basappa | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

MS SharePoint / SQL

General

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

Tableau Server

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.3
Tableau Server
7.7

Likelihood to Renew

MS SharePoint / SQL
8.8
Tableau Server
10.0

Usability

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.0
Tableau Server
9.0

Reliability and Availability

MS SharePoint / SQL
Tableau Server
9.0

Performance

MS SharePoint / SQL
Tableau Server
8.1

Support Rating

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.0
Tableau Server
9.1

In-Person Training

MS SharePoint / SQL
Tableau Server
8.0

Online Training

MS SharePoint / SQL
Tableau Server
9.0

Implementation Rating

MS SharePoint / SQL
7.0
Tableau Server
9.1

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