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Score 8.7 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

NinjaCat

NinjaCat has been great for getting clients quickly connected to popular advertising platforms like Snapchat, Facebook, and Google. It can blend data together easily to make overall data easy to access. The template designer is easy to use (though careful there is no auto save or undo button) and you can have a client ready report done easily with one of their premade templates or customize it for your needs. The fact that I can build any metric or pull in about any information with the Google Sheet data feature makes the product far and away one of the best products I've had the pleasure of using.
Matthew Stewart | 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

NinjaCat
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Pixel Perfect reports
NinjaCat
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Customizable dashboards
NinjaCat
Tableau Desktop
9.2
Report Formatting Templates
NinjaCat
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

NinjaCat
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Drill-down analysis
NinjaCat
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Formatting capabilities
NinjaCat
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
NinjaCat
Tableau Desktop
7.9
Report sharing and collaboration
NinjaCat
Tableau Desktop
8.2

Report Output and Scheduling

NinjaCat
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Publish to Web
NinjaCat
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Publish to PDF
NinjaCat
Tableau Desktop
8.9
Report Versioning
NinjaCat
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
NinjaCat
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Delivery to Remote Servers
NinjaCat
Tableau Desktop
8.4

Data Discovery and Visualization

NinjaCat
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
NinjaCat
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
NinjaCat
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Predictive Analytics
NinjaCat
Tableau Desktop
8.1

Access Control and Security

NinjaCat
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
NinjaCat
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Role-Based Security Model
NinjaCat
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
NinjaCat
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Single Sign-On (SSO)
NinjaCat
Tableau Desktop
8.5

Mobile Capabilities

NinjaCat
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Responsive Design for Web Access
NinjaCat
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Dedicated iOS Application
NinjaCat
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Dedicated Android Application
NinjaCat
Tableau Desktop
7.9
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
NinjaCat
Tableau Desktop
8.4

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

NinjaCat
Tableau Desktop
7.9
REST API
NinjaCat
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Javascript API
NinjaCat
Tableau Desktop
8.2
iFrames
NinjaCat
Tableau Desktop
7.4
Java API
NinjaCat
Tableau Desktop
7.8
Themeable User Interface (UI)
NinjaCat
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
NinjaCat
Tableau Desktop
7.7

Pros

NinjaCat

  • It automates Client Reporting for Digital Advertising -- it's time-consuming to set up, but once it is, you don't have to do very much after that.
  • Adding Data Sources to your reporting. NinjaCat integrates with most digital advertising platforms, in particular, Google Ads and Google Analytics.
  • It Manages Client Reporting in one place -- there's no need to send reports from different platforms and stitch the information together. NinjaCat pulls all the data and allows you to customize reports for your clients and send them concise data in an appealing format.
John Kobel | 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

NinjaCat

  • The tool does struggle with handling data from tools that aren't particularly clean.
  • Many of the tools are designed to help agencies, so publishers have to jump through a few hoops or ignore certain areas.
  • Portions of the tool don't work as expected but there are work-arounds in almost all situations.
James Arnold | 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

NinjaCat

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

NinjaCat

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

NinjaCat

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

NinjaCat

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

NinjaCat

NinjaCat 6.6
Based on 2 answers
The platform is in-depth and thorough. The support team is amazing. The ability to do automations and data visualizations are fantastic. However, it does lack integrations fore taking data to the next step. Other platforms let you integrate Python and R scripts for organizing data or even forecasting. If NinjaCat were to add this, I think it would be a 10/10 and best product on the market
Matthew Stewart | 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

NinjaCat

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

NinjaCat

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

NinjaCat

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 35 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

NinjaCat

Google Analytics is raw data. Reporting has improved, but it is limited to the data available in Google Analytics Only. NinjaCat combines data across all the digital platforms you use.Acquisio and Kenshoo have similar capabilities on the reporting side but are cost prohibitive due to their pricing structure. You can't just us the reporting features of either of these 2 platforms as a stand-alone feature. NinjaCat does one thing and does it well -- Automated Client Reporting of digital marketing and advertising.
John Kobel | 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

NinjaCat

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

NinjaCat

  • Improved perception of business by improving reporting
  • Much quicker optimization for clients
  • Stands out ahead of competitors
James Arnold | 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

NinjaCat

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

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

NinjaCat
8.6
Tableau Desktop
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

NinjaCat
Tableau Desktop
8.9

Usability

NinjaCat
Tableau Desktop
8.9

Reliability and Availability

NinjaCat
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Performance

NinjaCat
Tableau Desktop
6.1

Support Rating

NinjaCat
6.6
Tableau Desktop
9.0

In-Person Training

NinjaCat
Tableau Desktop
9.4

Online Training

NinjaCat
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Implementation Rating

NinjaCat
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Scalability

NinjaCat
Tableau Desktop
7.0

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