Sage 300cloud vs. Tableau Server

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Sage 300cloud
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Sage 300cloud (formerly Sage 300 ERP) is a business management solution that includes strong accounting and financials, as well as multi-currency and multi-language capabilities. Built on accounting best practices, users will be able to track, control, and plan the financial health of their business.
$1,655
Lifetime License per Seat
Tableau Server
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Tableau Server allows Tableau Desktop users to publish dashboards to a central server to be shared across their organizations. The product is designed to facilitate collaboration across the organization. It can be deployed on a server in the data center, or it can be deployed on a public cloud.
$12
Per User Per Month
Pricing
Sage 300cloudTableau Server
Editions & Modules
Sage 300 ERP Standard
$1,655
Lifetime License per Seat
Sage 300 ERP Advanced
$1,665
Lifetime License per Seat
Sage 300 ERP Premium
$1,665
Lifetime License (unlimited seats)
Viewer
$12.00
Per User Per Month
Explorer
$35.00
Per User Per Month
Creator
$70.00
Per User Per Month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Sage 300cloudTableau Server
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsOur pricing is by module and by license and can range depending on what the customers requirements are. Most of our financial and operational modules are $1655.00 each, plus user license, plus an annual business care of 24%.
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Features
Sage 300cloudTableau Server
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage 300cloud
8.6
9 Ratings
Tableau Server
-
Ratings
Pay calculation9.39 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files7.39 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.77 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management8.76 Ratings00 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Sage 300cloud
9.2
9 Ratings
Tableau Server
-
Ratings
API for custom integration9.37 Ratings00 Ratings
Plug-ins9.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Sage 300cloud
8.7
16 Ratings
Tableau Server
-
Ratings
Single sign-on capability8.712 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-based user permissions8.716 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Sage 300cloud
8.6
18 Ratings
Tableau Server
-
Ratings
Dashboards8.77 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports9.018 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports8.016 Ratings00 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Sage 300cloud
8.8
19 Ratings
Tableau Server
-
Ratings
Accounts payable8.719 Ratings00 Ratings
Accounts receivable8.318 Ratings00 Ratings
Cash management8.711 Ratings00 Ratings
Bank reconciliation9.318 Ratings00 Ratings
Expense management9.010 Ratings00 Ratings
Time tracking10.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Fixed asset management9.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-currency support7.39 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-division support8.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Regulations compliance9.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Electronic tax filing8.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Self-service portal8.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Global Financial Support8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Intercompany Accounting9.35 Ratings00 Ratings
Localizations9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations9.37 Ratings00 Ratings
Enterprise Accounting8.74 Ratings00 Ratings
Configurable Accounting9.35 Ratings00 Ratings
Centralized Rules Framework9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Standardized Processes9.35 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage 300cloud
8.9
11 Ratings
Tableau Server
-
Ratings
Inventory tracking9.311 Ratings00 Ratings
Automatic reordering8.35 Ratings00 Ratings
Location management9.39 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing module8.76 Ratings00 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage 300cloud
8.9
11 Ratings
Tableau Server
-
Ratings
Pricing8.79 Ratings00 Ratings
Order entry8.311 Ratings00 Ratings
Credit card processing9.36 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost of goods sold9.010 Ratings00 Ratings
Order Orchestration10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
End-to-end order visibility8.72 Ratings00 Ratings
Order exception Resolution8.32 Ratings00 Ratings
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Sage 300cloud
-
Ratings
Tableau Server
8.7
95 Ratings
Pixel Perfect reports00 Ratings9.129 Ratings
Customizable dashboards00 Ratings8.894 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates00 Ratings8.281 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Sage 300cloud
-
Ratings
Tableau Server
8.4
95 Ratings
Drill-down analysis00 Ratings8.495 Ratings
Formatting capabilities00 Ratings7.093 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages00 Ratings8.759 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration00 Ratings9.389 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Sage 300cloud
-
Ratings
Tableau Server
7.9
91 Ratings
Publish to Web00 Ratings9.685 Ratings
Publish to PDF00 Ratings9.084 Ratings
Report Versioning00 Ratings7.970 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling00 Ratings7.877 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers00 Ratings5.19 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Sage 300cloud
-
Ratings
Tableau Server
8.1
90 Ratings
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)00 Ratings8.786 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization00 Ratings8.785 Ratings
Predictive Analytics00 Ratings7.064 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Sage 300cloud
-
Ratings
Tableau Server
7.3
95 Ratings
Multi-User Support (named login)00 Ratings7.393 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model00 Ratings7.290 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)00 Ratings7.292 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)00 Ratings7.462 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Sage 300cloud
-
Ratings
Tableau Server
7.1
79 Ratings
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings6.377 Ratings
Mobile Application00 Ratings6.963 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings7.368 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
Sage 300cloud
-
Ratings
Tableau Server
7.4
46 Ratings
REST API00 Ratings9.240 Ratings
Javascript API00 Ratings9.537 Ratings
iFrames00 Ratings9.640 Ratings
Java API00 Ratings5.57 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)00 Ratings6.19 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)00 Ratings4.67 Ratings
User Ratings
Sage 300cloudTableau Server
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(19 ratings)
7.0
(111 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.4
(2 ratings)
10.0
(20 ratings)
Usability
7.7
(4 ratings)
6.9
(17 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(18 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.1
(16 ratings)
Support Rating
8.3
(4 ratings)
5.9
(30 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(9 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(26 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Sage 300cloudTableau Server
Likelihood to Recommend
Sage
Sage 300cloud is a great option when it comes to cloud accounting/tracking software. In comparison to Sage's other products, Sage 300cloud is the only cloud/web based option with modern UI's and more intuitive interfaces. Additionally, Sage 300cloud offers an entire system of customer integrations that become available dependent on subscription level. Sage 300cloud also offers integrations between other Sage products (AP, CRM, etc) that allows for better automation and efficiency
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Tableau
Tableau Server is well suited for a data warehouse build and handling big data. Tableau data aggregation, transformation, clustering capability is powerful and easy to implement. The choice of charts and visualisation tools is outstanding. Customisation and dynamic data visualisation capability is superb. The user interface takes some time getting used to.
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Pros
Sage
  • Overall ease of use and intuitive navigation - minimal training has been required to use the system efficiently and effectively
  • Customer Inquiry - quickly see outstanding documents and drill down on any item (open or paid) to find the information you need
  • Most reports are easy to export into a workable Excel format using the Excel - data only or csv file format.
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Tableau
  • It's good at doing what it is designed for: accessing visualizations without having to download and open a workbook in Tableau Desktop. The latter would be a very inefficient method for sharing our metrics, so I am glad that we have Tableau Server to serve this function.
  • Publishing to Tableau Server is quick and easy. Just a few clicks from Tableau Desktop and a few seconds of publishing through an average speed network, and the new visualizations are live!
  • Seeing details on who has viewed the visualization and when. This is something particularly useful to me for trying to drive adoption of some new pages, so I really appreciate the granularity provided in Tableau Server
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Cons
Sage
  • Little things, like changing the company name - are more difficult than we would like (We used to be MSDSSAB but legally shortened it to MSDSB).
  • A management financial reporting tool with live access - to premade reports - without paying an arm and a leg would be appreciated.
  • More training opportunities in local areas - or nearby - would be appreciated...
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Tableau
  • Tableau Server has had some issue handling some of our larger data sets. Our extract refreshes fail intermittently with no obvious error that we can fix
  • Tableau Server has been hard to work with before they launched their new Rest API, which is also a little tricky to work with
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Likelihood to Renew
Sage
It is a solid stable product with a large user community and large ISV community. Support and Training are easy to access and obtain and there is larger reseller channel to ensure the firm you work with is honest. It is scalable and there are multiple deployment and payment options.
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Tableau
It simply is used all the time by more and more people. Migrating to something else would involve lots of work and lots of training. The renewal fee being fair, it simply isn't worth migrating to a different tool for now.
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Usability
Sage
Sage 300cloud is intuitive and user friendly after some training. It does require implementation and training but once that's done, this software is easy to use and navigate. Support for Sage 300cloud is spot on and offers assistance over the simplest to [the] most complex of tasks. Finding information or learning new tasks within Sage 300cloud is relatively easy and educational.
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Tableau
Tableau Server is unbeatable at creating easy to use, interactive dashboards for busy executives. The software also saves time for the busy analyst that is tired of always using Excel. Tableau Server is a head and shoulders improvement over Excel.
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Reliability and Availability
Sage
No answers on this topic
Tableau
Our instance of Tableau Server was hosted on premises (I believe all instances are) so if there were any outages it was normally due to scheduled maintenance on our end. If the Tableau server ever went down, a quick restart solved most issues
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Performance
Sage
No answers on this topic
Tableau
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.
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Support Rating
Sage
Turnover is high in the Sage Support department so sometimes it is difficult to get a rep who knows the issue well. Reps are good and getting assistance when they need it. Sometimes support is more interested in closing issue than actually solving problem. It can be difficult at times to have issues escalated but overall the support is good.
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Tableau
We have consistently had highly satisfactory results every time we've reached out for help. Our contractor, used for Tableau server maintenance and dashboard development is very technically skilled. When he hits a roadblock on how to do something with Tableau, the support staff have provided timely and useful guidance. He frequently compares it to Cognos and says that while Cognos has capabilities Tableau doesn't, the bottom line value for us is a no-brainer
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In-Person Training
Sage
No answers on this topic
Tableau
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.
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Online Training
Sage
No answers on this topic
Tableau
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.
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Implementation Rating
Sage
No answers on this topic
Tableau
Implementation was over the phone with the vendor, and did not go particularly well. Again, think this was our fault as our integration and IT oversight was poor, and we made errors. Would they have happened had a vendor been onsite? Not sure, probably not, but we probably wouldn't have paid for that either
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Alternatives Considered
Sage
Sage 300 cloud is much more detailed than the other. About the same in being user friendly A better layout Saves time for doing the schedules for Audits Mobile Access Sage 300cloud can manage all different industries
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Tableau
Today, if my shop is largely Microsoft-centric, I would be hard pressed to choose a product other than Power BI. Tableau was the visualization leader for years, but Microsoft has caught up with them in many areas, and surpassed them in some. Its ability to source, transform, and model data is superior to Tableau. Tableau still has the lead in some visualizations, but Power BI's rise is evidenced by its ever-increasing position in the leadership section of the Gartner Magic Quadrant.
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Return on Investment
Sage
  • It allows our company to efficiently and effectively maintain and track our job cost.
  • Its reliable performance allows us to function continually.
  • It also provides our division managers with reports that they can use to determine where we are experiencing problems.
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Tableau
  • Tableau does take dedicated FTE to create and analyze the data. It's too complex (and powerful) a product not to have someone dedicated to developing with it.
  • There are some significant setup for the server product.
  • Once sever setup is complete, it's largely "fire and forget" until an update is necessary. The server update process is cumbersome.
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