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Score 7.4 out of 100
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Score 7.9 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 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

Magellan BI & Reporting
5.0
Tableau Server
7.9
Pixel Perfect reports
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Tableau Server
9.1
Customizable dashboards
Magellan BI & Reporting
2.0
Tableau Server
8.0
Report Formatting Templates
Magellan BI & Reporting
6.0
Tableau Server
6.7

Ad-hoc Reporting

Magellan BI & Reporting
7.7
Tableau Server
7.4
Drill-down analysis
Magellan BI & Reporting
6.0
Tableau Server
7.5
Formatting capabilities
Magellan BI & Reporting
9.0
Tableau Server
7.5
Report sharing and collaboration
Magellan BI & Reporting
8.0
Tableau Server
7.6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Magellan BI & Reporting
Tableau Server
6.8

Report Output and Scheduling

Magellan BI & Reporting
8.0
Tableau Server
7.1
Publish to Web
Magellan BI & Reporting
10.0
Tableau Server
8.1
Publish to PDF
Magellan BI & Reporting
10.0
Tableau Server
7.3
Report Delivery Scheduling
Magellan BI & Reporting
6.0
Tableau Server
7.7
Delivery to Remote Servers
Magellan BI & Reporting
6.0
Tableau Server
5.1
Report Versioning
Magellan BI & Reporting
Tableau Server
7.5

Data Discovery and Visualization

Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Tableau Server
7.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Tableau Server
7.8
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Tableau Server
7.8
Predictive Analytics
Magellan BI & Reporting
Tableau Server
5.9

Access Control and Security

Magellan BI & Reporting
8.7
Tableau Server
7.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
Magellan BI & Reporting
10.0
Tableau Server
7.7
Role-Based Security Model
Magellan BI & Reporting
6.0
Tableau Server
7.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Magellan BI & Reporting
10.0
Tableau Server
7.8
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Magellan BI & Reporting
Tableau Server
7.7

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Tableau Server
6.2
REST API
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Tableau Server
7.1
Javascript API
Magellan BI & Reporting
9.0
Tableau Server
7.1
Java API
Magellan BI & Reporting
7.0
Tableau Server
5.6
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Magellan BI & Reporting
5.0
Tableau Server
6.1
iFrames
Magellan BI & Reporting
Tableau Server
6.4
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Magellan BI & Reporting
Tableau Server
4.6

Mobile Capabilities

Magellan BI & Reporting
Tableau Server
7.4
Responsive Design for Web Access
Magellan BI & Reporting
Tableau Server
7.1
Dedicated iOS Application
Magellan BI & Reporting
Tableau Server
7.7
Dedicated Android Application
Magellan BI & Reporting
Tableau Server
7.6
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Magellan BI & Reporting
Tableau Server
7.3

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 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

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 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

Magellan BI & Reporting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Magellan BI & Reporting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Magellan BI & Reporting

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

Magellan BI & Reporting

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

Magellan BI & Reporting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Magellan BI & Reporting

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

Magellan BI & Reporting

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

Magellan BI & Reporting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

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 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

Magellan BI & Reporting

No answers on this topic

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

Magellan BI & Reporting

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

Magellan BI & Reporting
5.0
Tableau Server
7.7

Likelihood to Renew

Magellan BI & Reporting
Tableau Server
10.0

Usability

Magellan BI & Reporting
Tableau Server
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Magellan BI & Reporting
Tableau Server
9.0

Performance

Magellan BI & Reporting
Tableau Server
8.1

Support Rating

Magellan BI & Reporting
Tableau Server
9.1

In-Person Training

Magellan BI & Reporting
Tableau Server
8.0

Online Training

Magellan BI & Reporting
Tableau Server
9.0

Implementation Rating

Magellan BI & Reporting
Tableau Server
9.1

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