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Likelihood to Recommend

SAP Analytics Cloud

In my experience, SAP Analytics Cloud is best suited for data exploration and visualization capabilities for your business. Filtering data and managing data sets are easy and feasible. It is also preferable to use if you have your business exposure to SAP HANA and thus it can quickly be used for Financial Integration planning. It enables custom widget options to view and control the insights.
Ashish Kumar Das | 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

SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Pixel Perfect reports
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Customizable dashboards
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.5
Tableau Desktop
9.2
Report Formatting Templates
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.7
Tableau Desktop
8.3

Ad-hoc Reporting

SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Drill-down analysis
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.4
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Formatting capabilities
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.8
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.4
Tableau Desktop
8.3

Report Output and Scheduling

SAP Analytics Cloud
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Publish to Web
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.3
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Publish to PDF
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1
Tableau Desktop
8.9
Report Versioning
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.7
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Report Delivery Scheduling
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.9
Tableau Desktop
8.9
Delivery to Remote Servers
SAP Analytics Cloud
Tableau Desktop
8.4

Data Discovery and Visualization

SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.3
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Predictive Analytics
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.9
Tableau Desktop
8.2

Access Control and Security

SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.3
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Role-Based Security Model
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.9
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Single Sign-On (SSO)
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.4
Tableau Desktop
8.6

Mobile Capabilities

SAP Analytics Cloud
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Responsive Design for Web Access
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Dedicated iOS Application
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Dedicated Android Application
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.7
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.6

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1
Tableau Desktop
Long-term financial planning
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.8
Tableau Desktop
Financial budgeting
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.0
Tableau Desktop
Forecasting
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1
Tableau Desktop
Scenario modeling
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.9
Tableau Desktop
Management reporting
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.6
Tableau Desktop

Consolidation and Close

SAP Analytics Cloud
7.7
Tableau Desktop
Financial data consolidation
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.0
Tableau Desktop
Journal entries and reports
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.6
Tableau Desktop
Multi-currency management
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.6
Tableau Desktop
Intercompany Eliminations
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.7
Tableau Desktop
Minority Ownership
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.7
Tableau Desktop
Local and consolidated reporting
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1
Tableau Desktop
Detailed Audit Trails
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.6
Tableau Desktop

Financial Reporting and Compliance

SAP Analytics Cloud
7.9
Tableau Desktop
Financial Statement Reporting
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.9
Tableau Desktop
Management Reporting
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.3
Tableau Desktop
Excel-based Reporting
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.7
Tableau Desktop
Automated board and financial reporting
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.7
Tableau Desktop
XBRL support for regulatory filing
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.9
Tableau Desktop

Analytics

SAP Analytics Cloud
8.4
Tableau Desktop
Personalized dashboards
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.7
Tableau Desktop
Color-coded scorecards
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.5
Tableau Desktop
KPIs
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.8
Tableau Desktop
Cost and profitability analysis
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
Tableau Desktop
Key Performance Indicator setting
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.5
Tableau Desktop
Benchmarking with external data
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.9
Tableau Desktop

Integration

SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
Tableau Desktop
Flat file integration
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.4
Tableau Desktop
Excel data integration
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.5
Tableau Desktop
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.6
Tableau Desktop

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

SAP Analytics Cloud
Tableau Desktop
8.2
REST API
SAP Analytics Cloud
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Javascript API
SAP Analytics Cloud
Tableau Desktop
8.3
iFrames
SAP Analytics Cloud
Tableau Desktop
7.9
Java API
SAP Analytics Cloud
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Themeable User Interface (UI)
SAP Analytics Cloud
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
SAP Analytics Cloud
Tableau Desktop
8.1

Pros

SAP Analytics Cloud

  • SAP Analytics cloud is very easy to connect to an SAP system to directly consume data.
  • SAP Analytics Cloud has a very strong data model building tool for curating and cleansing the data it receives from a variety of data sources.
  • SAP Analytics Cloud supports a wide range of proprietary and industry standard data formats for consumption of data.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

  • Allows for complex dashboards to be made and then presented to less-technical audiences
  • Stories help highlight important information in the information, allowing a presentation to stand on its own without having to be explained in person
  • Recommends different visualizations based on the type of data inputted
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

SAP Analytics Cloud

  • SAP Analytics Cloud has improved as a reporting tool but still lacks a lot in comparison to other BI tools.
  • Often, when there is a non-standard use case, it is hard to work around the logic that SAP has prepared in data actions. More versatility is welcome.
  • Documentation is often lacking or hard to find, particularly for new features.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

  • When creating a data source that needs several tables to be joined together, Tableau does its thing by loading the metadata, executing a query and loading data for preview. It does it after each and every join condition. Basically, every time you add a join condition you wait for a minute to create another one. God bless you if you are joining ten tables. There has to be way to pause this data load or at least some part of it to make this process faster.
  • We had this issue of connection looping with Tableau. Even with a good connection, Tableau ask us to reconnect to the data source. This thing goes in an infinite loop until you hit "No" or "Cancel". And it doesn't exactly show in the log that why is it doing that. Logging needs to be improved.
  • Tableau doesn't like Star or Snowflake schema even with a columnar database. We have these big Star schema (some of them are a little snowflaked) that we tried to load in Tableau. But they were slow. We converted those to the flat tables and Tableau works great with it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

SAP Analytics Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.9
Based on 39 answers
Our use of Tableau Desktop is still fairly low, and will continue over time. The only real concern is around cost of the licenses, and I have mentioned this to Tableau and fully expect the development of more sensible models for our industry. This will remove any impediment to expansion of our use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

SAP Analytics Cloud

SAP Analytics Cloud 8.7
Based on 24 answers
I think that the SAP Analytics Cloud has brought us back to a more homogeneous landscape, which brings the whole organization forward. Before, it was really hard to compare the KPIs of different organizations. Today we have clear and distinct KPIs. This avoids unnecessary discussions and we all pull together again. So I consider the introduction of the product to be very positive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 9.3
Based on 26 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

SAP Analytics Cloud

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

SAP Analytics Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 6.1
Based on 9 answers
Tableau Desktop's performance is solid. You can really dig into a large dataset in the form of a spreadsheet, and it exhibits similarly good performance when accessing a moderately sized Oracle database. I noticed that with Tableau Desktop 9.3, the performance using a spreadsheet started to slow around 75K rows by about 60 columns. This was easily remedied by creating an extract and pushing it to Tableau Server, where performance went to lightning fast
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

SAP Analytics Cloud

SAP Analytics Cloud 8.7
Based on 25 answers
The ticket system for issues is rally noteworthy we have received reverts on every issue that was raised and the user community platform is again a really helpful platform for clearing any questions or issues that arise during normal product use with solution put forth by users who have faced the same problems earlier which ensures it's a reliable solution.
Paul Saacreia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.7
Based on 19 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

SAP Analytics Cloud

SAP Analytics Cloud 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Good videos and reference material available in SAP Portal.
Dharmesh Shah | 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

SAP Analytics Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 4 answers
The training documents that are available online are very detailed and interactive. The instructors were very clear and concise in their presentations and demos and it was very easy to understand.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

SAP Analytics Cloud

SAP Analytics Cloud 9.0
Based on 1 answer
SAP Analytics Cloud combined features of analytics and cloud offering.
Dharmesh Shah | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SAP Analytics Cloud

Though we have not formally evaluated SAP Analytics Cloud against other analytics products, we had a point of view on other products and the below is a summary of why we select SAP Analytics Cloud -
  1. Smooth integration with onpremise and cloud products.
  2. Our focus was to have HANA product integration
  3. Audit capabilities were good
Anonymous | 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

SAP Analytics Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 7.0
Based on 3 answers
Tableau Desktop's scaleability is really limited to the scale of your back-end data systems. If you want to pull down an extract and work quickly in-memory, in my application it scaled to a few tens of millions of rows using the in-memory engine. But it's really only limited by your back-end data store if you have or are willing to invest in an optimized SQL store or purpose-built query engine like Veritca or Netezza or something similar.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

SAP Analytics Cloud

  • Multiple SAP sources can be connected into one software.
  • No lag time with data or analytics. Crucial for our real estate market which is always changing.
  • The only negative ROI would be the training and steep learning curve we had to invest in this.
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

SAP Analytics Cloud

General

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

SAP Analytics Cloud Editions & Modules

Edition
Business$211
EnterpriseCustom2
  1. per user, per seat
  2. Unlimited users
Additional Pricing Details

Tableau Desktop

General

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

Tableau Desktop Editions & Modules

Edition
Tableau Viewer$121
Tableau Explorer$351
Tableau Creator$701
  1. Per User / Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

SAP Analytics Cloud
8.3
Tableau Desktop
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

SAP Analytics Cloud
Tableau Desktop
8.9

Usability

SAP Analytics Cloud
8.7
Tableau Desktop
9.3

Reliability and Availability

SAP Analytics Cloud
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Performance

SAP Analytics Cloud
Tableau Desktop
6.1

Support Rating

SAP Analytics Cloud
8.7
Tableau Desktop
8.7

In-Person Training

SAP Analytics Cloud
9.0
Tableau Desktop
9.4

Online Training

SAP Analytics Cloud
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Implementation Rating

SAP Analytics Cloud
9.0
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Scalability

SAP Analytics Cloud
Tableau Desktop
7.0

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