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Likelihood to Recommend

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Discoverer is well suited as a reporting tool where data integration doesn't play a major role. Discoverer suits very well situations where a user has to run a query every day. Discoverer reports can be scheduled and the user can just view the data instead of running the query manually. Also, Discoverer takes away the pain of managing the database credentials. Discoverer is not well suited to situations where the whole enterprise wants to view the same dashboard. Discoverer is more of a departmental BI tool. Discoverer doesn't offer many options to integrate data unless one has to create and handle integration using PL/SQL.
Anonymous | 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

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7.4
Tableau Server
7.9
Pixel Perfect reports
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7.7
Tableau Server
9.1
Customizable dashboards
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.1
Tableau Server
8.1
Report Formatting Templates
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Tableau Server
6.7

Ad-hoc Reporting

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7.4
Tableau Server
7.4
Drill-down analysis
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7.3
Tableau Server
7.5
Formatting capabilities
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7.4
Tableau Server
7.5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
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6.6
Tableau Server
6.9
Report sharing and collaboration
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8.2
Tableau Server
7.7

Report Output and Scheduling

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7.4
Tableau Server
7.2
Publish to Web
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8.0
Tableau Server
8.1
Publish to PDF
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7.9
Tableau Server
7.4
Report Versioning
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6.7
Tableau Server
7.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
Tableau Server
7.8
Delivery to Remote Servers
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6.5
Tableau Server
5.1

Data Discovery and Visualization

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7.1
Tableau Server
7.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
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6.7
Tableau Server
7.8
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
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7.2
Tableau Server
7.8
Predictive Analytics
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7.4
Tableau Server
5.9

Access Control and Security

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7.8
Tableau Server
7.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
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8.0
Tableau Server
7.7
Role-Based Security Model
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8.0
Tableau Server
7.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
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7.6
Tableau Server
7.8
Single Sign-On (SSO)
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7.9
Tableau Server
7.7

Mobile Capabilities

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7.5
Tableau Server
7.4
Responsive Design for Web Access
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7.9
Tableau Server
7.1
Dedicated iOS Application
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7.1
Tableau Server
7.7
Dedicated Android Application
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7.5
Tableau Server
7.6
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
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7.5
Tableau Server
7.3

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

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7.7
Tableau Server
6.2
REST API
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7.6
Tableau Server
7.1
Javascript API
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7.7
Tableau Server
7.1
iFrames
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7.4
Tableau Server
6.4
Java API
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7.4
Tableau Server
5.6
Themeable User Interface (UI)
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7.8
Tableau Server
6.1
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
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8.1
Tableau Server
4.6

Pros

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  • SQL friendly which allows for fast adoption for those users who know how to write in SQL. This makes integration with other programs much easier.
  • Accessing data is very fast even with larger data sets.
  • The layout is clean and organized similar to a spreadsheet which allows for easier viewing and analyzing of the data.
Joseph R. Sweeney | 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

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  • There is always room for more scalability and optimization of performance.
  • Oracle BI changes a lot from version to version. A smoother transition into a new version would be very helpful.
  • Oracle BI's reporting tool is a little hard to use at first. The UI/UX of the tool can use improvement.
Jatel Desai | 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

Discoverer was already in place when I joined the company so I was not involved in the selection process. However, I have been involved in the review of Discoverer as compared to alternatives including Business Objects, OBIEE, and SSRS. On a cost benefit analysis Discoverer always came out on top. Changing to another tool never provided enough additional functionality to overcome the cost of conversion and ongoing maintenance.
Glen Norman | 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

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  • We have used Discoverer to respond to state sales and use tax audits and saved the company more than the cost of the product. Discoverer has thus assisted in our objective of managing costs.
  • Discoverer is used to provide reports for EEOC reporting assisting our goal of complying with all government requirements.
Glen Norman | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

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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

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8.2
Tableau Server
7.7

Likelihood to Renew

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Tableau Server
10.0

Usability

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
Tableau Server
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
Tableau Server
9.0

Performance

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
Tableau Server
8.1

Support Rating

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
Tableau Server
9.1

In-Person Training

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Tableau Server
8.0

Online Training

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
Tableau Server
9.0

Implementation Rating

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Tableau Server
9.1

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