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Score 7.4 out of 100

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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Magellan BI & Reporting

iHub is a decent enough environment that it serves our needs. We can have unlimited users and it can tie into AD although we do not use that feature currently. It is a decent place to store all of the reports in one location, even though for us it is not visually appealing to the end users.iHub is not a place where you want to create robust/interactive dashboards for end users to drill through and follow a "story".
Josh Schmitz | 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

Magellan BI & Reporting
5.0
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Pixel Perfect reports
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Customizable dashboards
Magellan BI & Reporting
2.0
Tableau Desktop
9.2
Report Formatting Templates
Magellan BI & Reporting
6.0
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Magellan BI & Reporting
7.7
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Drill-down analysis
Magellan BI & Reporting
6.0
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Formatting capabilities
Magellan BI & Reporting
9.0
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Report sharing and collaboration
Magellan BI & Reporting
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Magellan BI & Reporting
Tableau Desktop
7.9

Report Output and Scheduling

Magellan BI & Reporting
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Publish to Web
Magellan BI & Reporting
10.0
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Publish to PDF
Magellan BI & Reporting
10.0
Tableau Desktop
8.9
Report Delivery Scheduling
Magellan BI & Reporting
6.0
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Delivery to Remote Servers
Magellan BI & Reporting
6.0
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Report Versioning
Magellan BI & Reporting
Tableau Desktop
8.5

Data Discovery and Visualization

Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Predictive Analytics
Magellan BI & Reporting
Tableau Desktop
8.1

Access Control and Security

Magellan BI & Reporting
8.7
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
Magellan BI & Reporting
10.0
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Role-Based Security Model
Magellan BI & Reporting
6.0
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Magellan BI & Reporting
10.0
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Magellan BI & Reporting
Tableau Desktop
8.5

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Tableau Desktop
7.9
REST API
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Javascript API
Magellan BI & Reporting
9.0
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Java API
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Tableau Desktop
7.8
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Magellan BI & Reporting
5.0
Tableau Desktop
8.2
iFrames
Magellan BI & Reporting
Tableau Desktop
7.4
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Magellan BI & Reporting
Tableau Desktop
7.7

Mobile Capabilities

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

Pros

Magellan BI & Reporting

  • It is fairly easy to set the sharing rules for a report/dashboard.
  • They have a decent amount of time frame options for setting a schedule to generate a report.
  • The support is mostly helpful and timely if you have an issue.
Josh Schmitz | 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

Magellan BI & Reporting

  • Setting up a "dashboard" is extremely lacking in functionality. The different chart widgets you place on the page do not interact with each other. When you select an item from one do not expect it to highlight or filter another.
  • The speed and stability are not great, but maybe that is just our environment not being up to snuff...even though we are above the "recommended" settings.
  • The main GUI for a user is TERRIBLE. You log into a File Tree format where you have to navigate folders to reach the correct dashboard. There are ways around this, but it would either require an expensive payment to the Professional Services team to revamp to UI or another option they gave us was to create the "Default Dashboard" and provide that link to users and in that Dashboard, you use a new tab to include the navigation back to the main screen so that at least on the initial load the user is taken to a friendly looking dashboard instead of a file tree.
Josh Schmitz | 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

Magellan BI & Reporting

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

Magellan BI & Reporting

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

Magellan BI & Reporting

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

Magellan BI & Reporting

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

Magellan BI & Reporting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Magellan BI & Reporting

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

Magellan BI & Reporting

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

Magellan BI & Reporting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 34 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

Magellan BI & Reporting

Our instance of iHub does not stack up against the other larger BI tools out today. It is a good place to store reports in a central location that allows users to run very specific reports on demand, but it is not a place I would want to store all of my "dashboards". As far as holding individual reports that are specific to an individual need, it is a great tool. If you want to create a report that will be used as a Template for a Form or a Label, iHub is a good choice to store and schedule the report or call it via API to generate it and return it to your calling app.
Josh Schmitz | 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

Magellan BI & Reporting

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

Magellan BI & Reporting

No answers on this topic

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

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Pricing Details

Magellan BI & Reporting

General

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

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

Magellan BI & Reporting
5.0
Tableau Desktop
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Magellan BI & Reporting
Tableau Desktop
8.9

Usability

Magellan BI & Reporting
Tableau Desktop
8.9

Reliability and Availability

Magellan BI & Reporting
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Performance

Magellan BI & Reporting
Tableau Desktop
6.1

Support Rating

Magellan BI & Reporting
Tableau Desktop
9.0

In-Person Training

Magellan BI & Reporting
Tableau Desktop
9.4

Online Training

Magellan BI & Reporting
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Implementation Rating

Magellan BI & Reporting
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Scalability

Magellan BI & Reporting
Tableau Desktop
7.0

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