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Score 7.8 out of 100

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Score 8.2 out of 100

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 Online

Tableau is very well suited for large organizations because of its cost. It has a great visual design. It is particularly useful when there is data integration with other software required. Dashboards come out very well in such cases and help make sense out of data. These dashboards are used on a frequent basis once a baseline or a parameter is defined. Trend analysis and forecasting are a key to using this software and this is where it comes in very handy.
Kruti Vaidya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Oracle Analytics Server
8.6
Tableau Online
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
Oracle Analytics Server
7.6
Tableau Online
8.1
Customizable dashboards
Oracle Analytics Server
9.3
Tableau Online
9.0
Report Formatting Templates
Oracle Analytics Server
9.1
Tableau Online
8.3

Ad-hoc Reporting

Oracle Analytics Server
8.6
Tableau Online
8.2
Drill-down analysis
Oracle Analytics Server
9.3
Tableau Online
7.9
Formatting capabilities
Oracle Analytics Server
8.5
Tableau Online
8.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Oracle Analytics Server
8.2
Tableau Online
8.1
Report sharing and collaboration
Oracle Analytics Server
8.5
Tableau Online
8.6

Report Output and Scheduling

Oracle Analytics Server
8.7
Tableau Online
8.3
Publish to Web
Oracle Analytics Server
8.1
Tableau Online
8.6
Publish to PDF
Oracle Analytics Server
9.0
Tableau Online
8.7
Report Versioning
Oracle Analytics Server
8.7
Tableau Online
8.2
Report Delivery Scheduling
Oracle Analytics Server
9.5
Tableau Online
8.1
Delivery to Remote Servers
Oracle Analytics Server
8.1
Tableau Online
7.7

Data Discovery and Visualization

Oracle Analytics Server
8.6
Tableau Online
8.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Oracle Analytics Server
8.7
Tableau Online
8.6
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Oracle Analytics Server
8.8
Tableau Online
8.7
Predictive Analytics
Oracle Analytics Server
8.4
Tableau Online
7.6

Access Control and Security

Oracle Analytics Server
8.9
Tableau Online
8.7
Multi-User Support (named login)
Oracle Analytics Server
8.9
Tableau Online
8.7
Role-Based Security Model
Oracle Analytics Server
8.8
Tableau Online
8.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Oracle Analytics Server
8.8
Tableau Online
8.7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Oracle Analytics Server
9.0
Tableau Online
8.8

Mobile Capabilities

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

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Oracle Analytics Server
8.0
Tableau Online
7.9
REST API
Oracle Analytics Server
8.1
Tableau Online
8.5
Javascript API
Oracle Analytics Server
8.3
Tableau Online
8.3
iFrames
Oracle Analytics Server
7.6
Tableau Online
7.7
Java API
Oracle Analytics Server
8.0
Tableau Online
8.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Oracle Analytics Server
8.1
Tableau Online
7.3
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Oracle Analytics Server
8.1
Tableau Online
7.4

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 Online

  • Software is compatible with numerous interfaces, making it quite scalable.
  • Robust visualization feature set -- perhaps even industry leading.
  • Graphs are dynamic and intuitive to use which helps organizations focus on what really matters -- making the right decision at the right time.
  • Intuitive user interface helps analysts quickly setup scalable reports.
Anonymous | 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 Online

  • I'm not sure if this is standard for everyone but our Tableau is updated twice a week so the information may not be the most up-to-date possible.
  • There's no search function in the tool which would help me a lot if I am seeking information about a specific item.
  • There are frequent software updates which require you to completely reinstall everything.
Anonymous | 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 Online

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Online

Tableau Online 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Simple, easy and straighforward interface.
Phil Dana, PMOC | 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 Online

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Online

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Online

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Online

Both Tableau Online and BI solutions provide visualizations. In Power BI we choose the visualization first, then drag the data into it. In Tableau, we select the data and switch between visualizations on the fly. It’s easier to jump between visualizations in Tableau. Power BI might be sluggish when working with extremely large datasets whereas Tableau online has an advantage in this area due to its extensive features.Power BI doesn’t have the ability to publish reports with all associated data which means some information can be left out of visualizations whereas Tableau online has a steep learning curve and flexible features.
Anonymous | 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 Online

No answers on this topic

Pricing Details

Oracle Analytics Server

General

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

Tableau Online

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle Analytics Server
8.6
Tableau Online
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle Analytics Server
8.3
Tableau Online

Usability

Oracle Analytics Server
8.0
Tableau Online
8.2

Support Rating

Oracle Analytics Server
9.0
Tableau Online

In-Person Training

Oracle Analytics Server
9.0
Tableau Online

Implementation Rating

Oracle Analytics Server
8.0
Tableau Online

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