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Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle Analytics Server

The tool is still very good considering the complexities in data that can be modified within the tool using SQL queries. It can be used with advanced coding to integrate data from non-coherent sources. The only place where it is slightly less appropriate is where there is not a crisp UI. The UI and mobile experience could be more intuitive.
Anonymous | 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

Oracle Analytics Server
8.7
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Pixel Perfect reports
Oracle Analytics Server
7.6
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Customizable dashboards
Oracle Analytics Server
9.3
Tableau Desktop
9.2
Report Formatting Templates
Oracle Analytics Server
9.1
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Oracle Analytics Server
8.6
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Drill-down analysis
Oracle Analytics Server
9.3
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Formatting capabilities
Oracle Analytics Server
8.5
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Oracle Analytics Server
8.2
Tableau Desktop
7.9
Report sharing and collaboration
Oracle Analytics Server
8.5
Tableau Desktop
8.2

Report Output and Scheduling

Oracle Analytics Server
8.7
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Publish to Web
Oracle Analytics Server
8.1
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Publish to PDF
Oracle Analytics Server
9.0
Tableau Desktop
8.9
Report Versioning
Oracle Analytics Server
8.7
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
Oracle Analytics Server
9.5
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Delivery to Remote Servers
Oracle Analytics Server
8.1
Tableau Desktop
8.4

Data Discovery and Visualization

Oracle Analytics Server
8.6
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Oracle Analytics Server
8.8
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Oracle Analytics Server
8.8
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Predictive Analytics
Oracle Analytics Server
8.4
Tableau Desktop
8.1

Access Control and Security

Oracle Analytics Server
8.9
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
Oracle Analytics Server
8.9
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Role-Based Security Model
Oracle Analytics Server
8.8
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Oracle Analytics Server
8.8
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Oracle Analytics Server
9.0
Tableau Desktop
8.5

Mobile Capabilities

Oracle Analytics Server
8.2
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Responsive Design for Web Access
Oracle Analytics Server
8.9
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Dedicated iOS Application
Oracle Analytics Server
7.8
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Dedicated Android Application
Oracle Analytics Server
7.9
Tableau Desktop
7.9
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Oracle Analytics Server
8.3
Tableau Desktop
8.4

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Oracle Analytics Server
8.0
Tableau Desktop
7.9
REST API
Oracle Analytics Server
8.1
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Javascript API
Oracle Analytics Server
8.3
Tableau Desktop
8.2
iFrames
Oracle Analytics Server
7.7
Tableau Desktop
7.4
Java API
Oracle Analytics Server
8.0
Tableau Desktop
7.8
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Oracle Analytics Server
8.1
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Oracle Analytics Server
8.1
Tableau Desktop
7.7

Pros

Oracle Analytics Server

  • Ease of development and quick turnouts as the build is easier compared to some other BI tools for both reporting developers as well as the power users. The RPD development is comparatively easier to build for star schemas and also the subject areas are easier to use by the power users.
  • Easy integration of Mobile BI interface and sharing features in the same layer.
  • Easy integration of other functionality like MapViewer. Multi database type integration is enabled which is not really a distinctive feature in market, but has been improved a lot in OBIEE now.
Vineet Rai | 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

Oracle Analytics Server

  • Some issues that require the assistance of support at Oracle can be time-consuming and difficult to solve.
  • Upgrade from 10g to 11g has made the OBI Foundation Suite very performance intensive. Requires much better hardware support now.
  • Initial setup is not as straightforward as that of previous versions.
Anonymous | 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

Oracle Analytics Server

Oracle Analytics Server 8.3
Based on 7 answers
Scalability and rich integration capabilities. In the future, if we go with Hyperion for the Financial Consolidation and planning purposes -BI integration with Hyperion is going to be much simpler as it has native interface connectivity and even integration capabilities with well known CRM products (Siebel) and ERP Products (Oracle EBS, Peoplesoft, SAP) is going to be easy and straight forward.
Satyendra Yenugula | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Oracle Analytics Server

Oracle Analytics Server 8.0
Based on 1 answer
For me or a staff memeber that uses it frequently, its usability is sufficient. However newbies could have a few issues but find their workflow
Daniel J. Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Oracle Analytics Server

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

Oracle Analytics Server

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

Oracle Analytics Server

Oracle Analytics Server 9.0
Based on 4 answers
It's fast, efficient and easy to work with. Scheduling could help when planning out a day however overall it's a big plus when rolling out and supporting Oracle.
Daniel J. Lewis | 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

Oracle Analytics Server

Oracle Analytics Server 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Oracle University offers very in-depth training.
Tom Jaskula | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Oracle Analytics Server

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

Oracle Analytics Server

Oracle Analytics Server 8.0
Based on 4 answers
A properly implemented Endeca solution performs extremely well on the largest of datasets and it positions your organization to immediately achieve your ROI.
Tom Jaskula | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Oracle Analytics Server

At the time we made the decision, we also evaluated other tools such as QlikView and SAP Power BI. But since our main solutions are Oracle (ERP, planning, consolidation), it was natural to adopt OBI. And it was also less expensive than the others.
Federico Shortrede | 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

Oracle Analytics Server

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

Oracle Analytics Server

  • We've used OBIEE (or it's previous named product) for over 13 years and it's still the most used tool for BI by the business.
  • We moved our largest business system off of Business Object into OBI so we could gain improved performance, reliability, and easier management of metadata.
Mary BrowningSmith | 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

Oracle Analytics Server

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

Oracle Analytics Server
8.6
Tableau Desktop
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle Analytics Server
8.3
Tableau Desktop
8.9

Usability

Oracle Analytics Server
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.9

Reliability and Availability

Oracle Analytics Server
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Performance

Oracle Analytics Server
Tableau Desktop
6.1

Support Rating

Oracle Analytics Server
9.0
Tableau Desktop
9.0

In-Person Training

Oracle Analytics Server
9.0
Tableau Desktop
9.4

Online Training

Oracle Analytics Server
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Implementation Rating

Oracle Analytics Server
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Scalability

Oracle Analytics Server
Tableau Desktop
7.0

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