NodeXL Pro vs. Tableau Public

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
NodeXL Pro
Score 10.0 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
NodeXL offers insights into Networks. Webs of connections define the modern world. Social networks, and particularly social media networks, are now a major force in business, politics, and culture. NodeXL enables users to collect, analyze, visualize, and report on networks. Users can import network data from Twitter, YouTube, and Wikis. Network data sets are present in many databases. When it is possible to answer the questions: Who did what with whom when and where, then NodeXL…
$39
per year per user
Tableau Public
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Tableau Public is a free edition of the Desktop product. With this edition, data can only be published to the Tableau public website and does not allow work to be saved or exported locally.
$0
per month
Pricing
NodeXL ProTableau Public
Editions & Modules
NodeXL Pro - Annual Desktop - Student
$39
per year per user
NodeXL Pro - Monthly Cloud - Student
$39
per month per user
NodeXL Pro - Monthly Cloud - Non-profit/Academic
$69
per month per user
NodeXL Pro - Monthly Cloud - Commercial
$99
per month per user
NodeXL Pro - Annual Desktop - Non-profit/Academic
$239
per year per user
NodeXL Pro - Annual Desktop - Commercial
$799
per year per user
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NodeXL ProTableau Public
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
NodeXL ProTableau Public
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
NodeXL ProTableau Public
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
NodeXL Pro
-
Ratings
Tableau Public
9.8
12 Ratings
15% above category average
Pixel Perfect reports00 Ratings9.710 Ratings
Customizable dashboards00 Ratings10.012 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates00 Ratings9.712 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
NodeXL Pro
-
Ratings
Tableau Public
9.7
12 Ratings
19% above category average
Drill-down analysis00 Ratings9.812 Ratings
Formatting capabilities00 Ratings9.712 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages00 Ratings9.59 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration00 Ratings9.811 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
NodeXL Pro
-
Ratings
Tableau Public
9.5
11 Ratings
13% above category average
Publish to Web00 Ratings10.011 Ratings
Publish to PDF00 Ratings10.09 Ratings
Report Versioning00 Ratings9.89 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling00 Ratings9.59 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers00 Ratings8.17 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
NodeXL Pro
-
Ratings
Tableau Public
9.7
11 Ratings
17% above category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)00 Ratings9.811 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization00 Ratings9.811 Ratings
Predictive Analytics00 Ratings9.79 Ratings
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User Ratings
NodeXL ProTableau Public
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.5
(14 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.5
(6 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
NodeXL ProTableau Public
Likelihood to Recommend
Social Media Research Foundation
It is suited for social scientists who are more focused on the interpretation that fits in the area of Social Science and Humanity and has nothing to do with computer programming and mathematics
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Tableau
Tableau public is the best platform to build dashboards for your personal profile and share with recruiters. It's always good to keep ourselves updated on the latest features, create sample dashboards and save them to a personal profile. Tableau public is free and doesn't need any subscription. anyone can create an account and start building reports.
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Pros
Social Media Research Foundation
  • extracting the data from the social media
  • visualising the big data of the social media
  • sentiment analysis
  • cluster analysis
  • time series analysis
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Tableau
  • Data visualization: lots of different options, including bar, scatter, pie, waterfall charts to explore relationships between variables, and to present findings/trends to different teams
  • Integrates readily with limited, though different data sources: TXT, CSV, TDE, Access
  • Exports reports for review of different dashboards: client-ready/team-ready, with a clean and tidy presentation in PDF format (or hardcopy)
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Cons
Social Media Research Foundation
  • It would be nice if NodeXL can analyse other type of social media such as Instagram, Facebook and TikTok
  • It would be nice if it is 100 percent stable, as sometimes I have a problem with error in NodeXL when it is processing the data
  • It would be nice if is able to reduce the price for adding Microsoft Power BI in NodeXL
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Tableau
  • Tableau Public (both Desktop and Server) like their "for a fee" counterparts offer very easy to learn and use tools to transform data into pictures and gain insights into your data. Most organizations report a reduction in development time of 10x vs. other similar tools, due to the intuitive user interface. That said, with Tableau Public, published workbooks are "disconnected" from the underlying data sources and require periodic updates when the data changes. Users are limited to 1 Gb of storage space per user ID and password as well.
  • I would like to see better options for public sharing of visualizations and data from within the "for a fee" products as more and more organizations are moving in the direction of data sharing with partners and their communities.
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Likelihood to Renew
Social Media Research Foundation
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Tableau
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
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Usability
Social Media Research Foundation
No answers on this topic
Tableau
Tableau public is a great training tool to understand the basics of Tableau before buying it. A great tool to extend Excel's visualization and to publish data for others. Not useful for anything you need secure. No ability to access databases. Static information only.
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Support Rating
Social Media Research Foundation
No answers on this topic
Tableau
I have not yet required to contact support as the documentation and help i found online has always worked so far
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Online Training
Social Media Research Foundation
No answers on this topic
Tableau
I found it sufficient, and fast. I could easily "kick the tires" with Tableau on my data so I got up and running fast.
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Implementation Rating
Social Media Research Foundation
No answers on this topic
Tableau
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.
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Alternatives Considered
Social Media Research Foundation
NodeXL is userfriendly, and needed for conducting advanced data analysis techniques which emphasizes the metrics of the visualization NodeXL produce an interesting interactive visualisation
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Tableau
Google Charts/Drive is sufficient for simpler data sets, but it does not integrate with other web platforms and the visualization does not look as professional. I'm not aware of any other competitors that offer the same package as Microsoft.
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Return on Investment
Social Media Research Foundation
  • More advance in analysis data
  • Attract more people to collaborate with me
  • Minimise the time for analysing the data
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Tableau
  • Tableau Public visualizations have helped drive traffic to our content and sites
  • The lack of cost means it's easy to demonstrate our experience to attract paying clients
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ScreenShots

NodeXL Pro Screenshots

Screenshot of Network visualization of connections  among Twitter users.Screenshot of NodeXL imports from the Twitter API 2.0 - with support for Academic accessScreenshot of Visualizations of networks can reveal the shape of the crowd and the leaders within them.