What users are saying about
196 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
Top Rated
1582 Ratings
196 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 7.8 out of 100

Tableau Desktop

<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
Top Rated
1582 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle Hyperion

Well suited: For use in multiple offices around the world. I was able to obtain financial reporting data from 5 foreign offices and then consolidate their data with 3 domestic USA offices to prepare a consolidated financial statement.Less Appropriate: Translating the financial value for consulting services could be a bit challenging because that required human interaction and judgement. It would have been great to be able to set up some software to be able to interpret this and let it run for all future project work revenue projection.
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 Hyperion
7.3
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Pixel Perfect reports
Oracle Hyperion
7.2
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Customizable dashboards
Oracle Hyperion
7.0
Tableau Desktop
9.2
Report Formatting Templates
Oracle Hyperion
7.8
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Oracle Hyperion
7.6
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Drill-down analysis
Oracle Hyperion
8.3
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Formatting capabilities
Oracle Hyperion
7.7
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Oracle Hyperion
7.3
Tableau Desktop
7.9
Report sharing and collaboration
Oracle Hyperion
7.0
Tableau Desktop
8.2

Report Output and Scheduling

Oracle Hyperion
6.8
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Publish to Web
Oracle Hyperion
6.4
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Publish to PDF
Oracle Hyperion
6.5
Tableau Desktop
8.9
Report Versioning
Oracle Hyperion
7.1
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
Oracle Hyperion
7.4
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Delivery to Remote Servers
Oracle Hyperion
Tableau Desktop
8.4

Data Discovery and Visualization

Oracle Hyperion
7.1
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Oracle Hyperion
6.9
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Oracle Hyperion
7.3
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Predictive Analytics
Oracle Hyperion
7.2
Tableau Desktop
8.1

Access Control and Security

Oracle Hyperion
7.3
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
Oracle Hyperion
7.3
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Role-Based Security Model
Oracle Hyperion
6.6
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Oracle Hyperion
7.4
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Oracle Hyperion
7.9
Tableau Desktop
8.5

Mobile Capabilities

Oracle Hyperion
5.6
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Responsive Design for Web Access
Oracle Hyperion
6.1
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Dedicated iOS Application
Oracle Hyperion
5.0
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Dedicated Android Application
Oracle Hyperion
5.0
Tableau Desktop
7.9
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Oracle Hyperion
6.2
Tableau Desktop
8.4

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Oracle Hyperion
8.2
Tableau Desktop
Long-term financial planning
Oracle Hyperion
8.4
Tableau Desktop
Financial budgeting
Oracle Hyperion
8.5
Tableau Desktop
Forecasting
Oracle Hyperion
8.2
Tableau Desktop
Scenario modeling
Oracle Hyperion
7.5
Tableau Desktop
Management reporting
Oracle Hyperion
8.5
Tableau Desktop

Consolidation and Close

Oracle Hyperion
7.8
Tableau Desktop
Financial data consolidation
Oracle Hyperion
8.3
Tableau Desktop
Journal entries and reports
Oracle Hyperion
7.9
Tableau Desktop
Multi-currency management
Oracle Hyperion
8.2
Tableau Desktop
Intercompany Eliminations
Oracle Hyperion
7.6
Tableau Desktop
Minority Ownership
Oracle Hyperion
7.4
Tableau Desktop
Local and consolidated reporting
Oracle Hyperion
7.8
Tableau Desktop
Detailed Audit Trails
Oracle Hyperion
7.6
Tableau Desktop

Financial Reporting and Compliance

Oracle Hyperion
8.2
Tableau Desktop
Financial Statement Reporting
Oracle Hyperion
8.5
Tableau Desktop
Management Reporting
Oracle Hyperion
8.4
Tableau Desktop
Excel-based Reporting
Oracle Hyperion
8.9
Tableau Desktop
Automated board and financial reporting
Oracle Hyperion
7.7
Tableau Desktop
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Oracle Hyperion
7.5
Tableau Desktop

Analytics

Oracle Hyperion
7.5
Tableau Desktop
Personalized dashboards
Oracle Hyperion
8.0
Tableau Desktop
Color-coded scorecards
Oracle Hyperion
7.3
Tableau Desktop
KPIs
Oracle Hyperion
7.4
Tableau Desktop
Cost and profitability analysis
Oracle Hyperion
7.8
Tableau Desktop
Key Performance Indicator setting
Oracle Hyperion
7.2
Tableau Desktop
Benchmarking with external data
Oracle Hyperion
7.4
Tableau Desktop

Integration

Oracle Hyperion
8.0
Tableau Desktop
Flat file integration
Oracle Hyperion
8.2
Tableau Desktop
Excel data integration
Oracle Hyperion
8.5
Tableau Desktop
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Oracle Hyperion
7.3
Tableau Desktop

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

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

Pros

Oracle Hyperion

  • This product handles budgeting by Employee and/or Position very well. It is highly flexible and allows Hyperion administrators the ability to develop a planning application that fits a variety of different business needs.
  • It is great at calculating benefits using business rules to automate the population of these fringe costs in the overall budget planning process. This greatly reduces user error.
  • It allows you to seed the operating budget based on changes to key drivers, such as percentage increases, flat dollar increases and more detailed changes using business rules.
  • Allows visibility into the plans for each unit across the organization, rolled up into an overall budget for the campus.
  • It handles the creation of budgets with multiple chartfield segments or dimensions, which most other budgeting systems cannot handle well. It can aggregate these very quickly.
Teal Sexton | 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 Hyperion

  • One pain point for us is the consolidation and translation process. Needing to translate the data over and over again is frustrating and there is no visibility into how many users are running a translation. If multiple users attempt to translate the same data set, say goodbye to your performance but you have no way of knowing! (Unless you want to pull up a task audit which is not a very realistic expectation). It has the been the quickest way for us to bring the system to it's knees. The consolidation process performs in direct correlation to the complexity of the calculation/consolidation rules. So, while the product is extremely flexible, you still have to be careful how you design your rules and calculations to make sure that you do it on the smallest subset of data as possible to avoid large processing times. This makes sense, but requires some significant expertise that most organizations do not have in-house.
  • The Hyperion Financial Reporting product is ridiculously outdated and clunky to use. The interface for designing reports is not intuitive, and not easy to modify once a report is built. I think there must be a strategic decision to move away from it and go to something more like Oracle BI because I just can't understand why in the world they don't update the reporting product. It also requires a significant level of expertise to be able to use. Not a great solution at all if you want multiple end-users to create reports in something other than Excel. Nobody except the HFM admin (which I used to be) in our company even touches this module.
  • Another pain point is the amount of IT support that is required to run this thing, and again, specialized knowledge of Hyperion products and how they work is required for IT to adequately support it. This goes for application servers and the Oracle database that the applications are running on.
Matt Downing | 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 Hyperion

Oracle Hyperion 5.0
Based on 1 answer
We're in the middle of the road because we are not sure that other products on the market fit the bill for what we need yet. Hyperion is expensive and burdensome from an administrator and maintenance standpoint, but it still seems to be the best solution for what we need. Show us an equally capable SaaS consolidation product and we'll talk again.
Matt Downing | 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 Hyperion

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

Oracle Hyperion

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 Hyperion

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 Hyperion

Oracle Hyperion 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The premium support team provides much needed dedicated customer service which we are after for what we have paid for this service. We are satisfied with the service and support and do not have any instance where there was an issue that requires escalation to get the right support team. Though the incidence of major issues that requires the premium support are less, we prefer to keep this as a safety net.
Anonymous | 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 Hyperion

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

Oracle Hyperion

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 Hyperion

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 35 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 Hyperion

I use Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Mangement because the company I work at requires me to use it in the Financial Planning sector as most of their data is stored in it. I am open minded and ready to use other performance management tools created by Oracle if my work permits.
Ricky Bhatia | 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 Hyperion

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 Hyperion

  • Oracle Hyperion allows us to automate and consolidate financial data that used to be performed manually in spreadsheets. From that perspective the ROI is huge.
  • Oracle Hyperion functionality is extensive and allows us to perform most functions for planning, consolidating and reporting on our financial data.
  • One negative with Oracle Hyperion is that it is complicated to implement and maintain. It takes expertise at all levels (infrastructure and management) to realize the benefits from it.
Anonymous | 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 Hyperion

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 Hyperion
7.8
Tableau Desktop
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle Hyperion
5.0
Tableau Desktop
8.9

Usability

Oracle Hyperion
Tableau Desktop
8.9

Reliability and Availability

Oracle Hyperion
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Performance

Oracle Hyperion
Tableau Desktop
6.1

Support Rating

Oracle Hyperion
8.0
Tableau Desktop
9.0

In-Person Training

Oracle Hyperion
Tableau Desktop
9.4

Online Training

Oracle Hyperion
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Implementation Rating

Oracle Hyperion
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Scalability

Oracle Hyperion
Tableau Desktop
7.0

Add comparison