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390 Ratings
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1995 Ratings

SAP Analytics Cloud

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Score 8.6 out of 100

Tableau Desktop

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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • SAP Analytics Cloud ranks higher in 6 feature sets: BI Standard Reporting, Ad-hoc Reporting, Report Output and Scheduling, Data Discovery and Visualization, Access Control and Security, Mobile Capabilities

BI Standard Reporting

8.9

SAP Analytics Cloud

89%
8.1

Tableau Desktop

81%
SAP Analytics Cloud ranks higher in 3/3 features

Pixel Perfect reports

8.7
87%
112 Ratings
8.0
80%
136 Ratings

Customizable dashboards

9.2
92%
130 Ratings
8.5
85%
162 Ratings

Report Formatting Templates

8.7
87%
124 Ratings
7.8
78%
141 Ratings

Ad-hoc Reporting

8.7

SAP Analytics Cloud

87%
8.1

Tableau Desktop

81%
SAP Analytics Cloud ranks higher in 4/4 features

Drill-down analysis

8.6
86%
134 Ratings
8.1
81%
155 Ratings

Formatting capabilities

8.7
87%
131 Ratings
8.1
81%
158 Ratings

Integration with R or other statistical packages

8.5
85%
108 Ratings
7.6
76%
119 Ratings

Report sharing and collaboration

9.0
90%
127 Ratings
8.6
86%
154 Ratings

Report Output and Scheduling

8.7

SAP Analytics Cloud

87%
8.2

Tableau Desktop

82%
SAP Analytics Cloud ranks higher in 4/5 features

Publish to Web

8.8
88%
121 Ratings
8.7
87%
145 Ratings

Publish to PDF

9.0
90%
124 Ratings
8.5
85%
145 Ratings

Report Versioning

8.6
86%
110 Ratings
8.1
81%
111 Ratings

Report Delivery Scheduling

8.6
86%
101 Ratings
8.2
82%
118 Ratings

Delivery to Remote Servers

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
69 Ratings

Data Discovery and Visualization

8.8

SAP Analytics Cloud

88%
8.5

Tableau Desktop

85%
SAP Analytics Cloud ranks higher in 2/3 features

Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)

9.0
90%
134 Ratings
8.7
87%
150 Ratings

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

8.7
87%
131 Ratings
8.8
88%
145 Ratings

Predictive Analytics

8.7
87%
132 Ratings
7.9
79%
122 Ratings

Access Control and Security

9.0

SAP Analytics Cloud

90%
8.5

Tableau Desktop

85%
SAP Analytics Cloud ranks higher in 4/4 features

Multi-User Support (named login)

9.1
91%
131 Ratings
8.5
85%
135 Ratings

Role-Based Security Model

8.8
88%
131 Ratings
8.3
83%
114 Ratings

Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

9.0
90%
129 Ratings
8.7
87%
125 Ratings

Single Sign-On (SSO)

9.0
90%
125 Ratings
8.5
85%
73 Ratings

Mobile Capabilities

8.4

SAP Analytics Cloud

84%
7.9

Tableau Desktop

79%
SAP Analytics Cloud ranks higher in 3/3 features

Responsive Design for Web Access

8.7
87%
112 Ratings
7.9
79%
120 Ratings

Mobile Application

8.3
83%
99 Ratings
7.9
79%
178 Ratings

Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

8.2
82%
108 Ratings
8.0
80%
112 Ratings

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

8.9

SAP Analytics Cloud

89%

Tableau Desktop

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
SAP Analytics Cloud ranks higher in 5/5 features

Long-term financial planning

8.9
89%
122 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Financial budgeting

8.7
87%
124 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Forecasting

9.0
90%
127 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Scenario modeling

8.7
87%
127 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Management reporting

9.1
91%
135 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Consolidation and Close

8.7

SAP Analytics Cloud

87%

Tableau Desktop

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
SAP Analytics Cloud ranks higher in 7/7 features

Financial data consolidation

8.8
88%
95 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Journal entries and reports

9.0
90%
93 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Multi-currency management

8.5
85%
100 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Intercompany Eliminations

8.6
86%
80 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Minority Ownership

8.6
86%
74 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Local and consolidated reporting

8.7
87%
102 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Detailed Audit Trails

8.5
85%
95 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Financial Reporting and Compliance

8.7

SAP Analytics Cloud

87%

Tableau Desktop

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
SAP Analytics Cloud ranks higher in 5/5 features

Financial Statement Reporting

8.7
87%
111 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Management Reporting

8.9
89%
129 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Excel-based Reporting

8.9
89%
123 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Automated board and financial reporting

8.5
85%
113 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

XBRL support for regulatory filing

8.5
85%
69 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Analytics and Reporting

9.1

SAP Analytics Cloud

91%

Tableau Desktop

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
SAP Analytics Cloud ranks higher in 6/6 features

Personalized dashboards

9.2
92%
147 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Color-coded scorecards

9.2
92%
139 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

KPIs

9.1
91%
143 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Cost and profitability analysis

8.9
89%
135 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Key Performance Indicator setting

9.1
91%
138 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Benchmarking with external data

8.7
87%
116 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Integration

8.8

SAP Analytics Cloud

88%

Tableau Desktop

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
SAP Analytics Cloud ranks higher in 3/3 features

Flat file integration

9.0
90%
137 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Excel data integration

9.2
92%
137 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Direct links to 3rd-party data sources

8.3
83%
128 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

SAP Analytics Cloud

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.8

Tableau Desktop

78%
Tableau Desktop ranks higher in 6/6 features

REST API

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
54 Ratings

Javascript API

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
48 Ratings

iFrames

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
47 Ratings

Java API

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
44 Ratings

Themeable User Interface (UI)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
49 Ratings

Customizable Platform (Open Source)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
43 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • SAP Analytics Cloud is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating, Implementation Rating
  • Tableau Desktop is rated higher in 1 area: In-Person Training

Likelihood to Recommend

8.8

SAP Analytics Cloud

88%
152 Ratings
8.6

Tableau Desktop

86%
190 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

SAP Analytics Cloud

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9

Tableau Desktop

89%
39 Ratings

Usability

8.9

SAP Analytics Cloud

89%
73 Ratings
8.8

Tableau Desktop

88%
65 Ratings

Availability

SAP Analytics Cloud

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Tableau Desktop

80%
20 Ratings

Performance

SAP Analytics Cloud

N/A
0 Ratings
6.1

Tableau Desktop

61%
18 Ratings

Support Rating

8.7

SAP Analytics Cloud

87%
75 Ratings
8.0

Tableau Desktop

80%
73 Ratings

In-Person Training

9.0

SAP Analytics Cloud

90%
1 Rating
9.4

Tableau Desktop

94%
4 Ratings

Online Training

SAP Analytics Cloud

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Tableau Desktop

80%
4 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.0

SAP Analytics Cloud

90%
1 Rating
8.0

Tableau Desktop

80%
68 Ratings

Product Scalability

SAP Analytics Cloud

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

Tableau Desktop

70%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

SAP Analytics Cloud

Our organization uses SAP Analytics Cloud mainly for predictive analysis and data visualization. We were able to drive business outcomes and improve decision-making with the use of the generated reports. It also provides real-time access to data and also the self-service data visualization feature enabled with ML allows us to take rapid decisions. This is a great platform for large-scale organizations but for small-scale organizations it might be an expensive solution.
Gauri Hiremath | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop is better for data analysis and visualization. Its advanced visualization features helped us better understand our business and customer demographics. We use Tableau Desktop to track our team’s progress. Real-time analyses and interactive dashboards are helpful for monitoring data. We can now create and share insights in ways we couldn’t before. It’s easy to put faith in and use these insights. Tableau Desktop can compare data from previous years with weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual comparisons. It assists businesses in identifying the best and least-sold products. However, this requires expensive licenses and skilled personnel, which small businesses cannot afford.
Al Mubassir Muin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

SAP Analytics Cloud

  • It is a very reliable tool in data updating and notifications which are in real-time meaning no time is wasted.
  • Analysis assists in monetary budgeting and this goes in hand with the accounting department.
  • Multi-currency exchange the organization is worldwide and this is well handled here to facilitate business with all other countries.
Samantha Lyn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

  • An excellent tool for data visualization, it presents information in an appealing visual format—an exceptional platform for storing and analyzing data in any size organization.
  • Through interactive parameters, it enables real-time interaction with the user and is easy to learn and get support from the community.
Afia Tamanna | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

SAP Analytics Cloud

  • Sometimes the uploading of data requires a lot of time and [a] very fast internet connection which results in failure of data uploading.
  • Little guidance in the form of reference/hints regarding what type of data to be uploaded should be provided on various sections of the software to make it more user-friendly for [the] layman.
  • Data Modeling needs to be polished a little more. Data models often require complete reworking for minor changes such as changes in [the] format required.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

  • Formatting the data to work correctly in graphical presentations can be time consuming
  • Daily data extracts can run slowly depending on how much data is required and the source of the data
  • The desktop version is required for advanced functionality, editing on [the] Tableau server allows only limited features
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

SAP Analytics Cloud

General

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

Starting Price

$36 per month

SAP Analytics Cloud Editions & Modules

Edition
SAP Analytics Cloud for Business Intelligence$36.001
SAP Analytics Cloud for PlanningContact sales
  1. Per User/Per Month
  2. none
Additional Pricing Details
90-day free trial available.

Tableau Desktop

General

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

Starting Price

$70 per month

Tableau Desktop Editions & Modules

Edition
Tableau Creator$70.001
  1. Per User / Per Month
Additional Pricing Details
All pricing plans are billed annually.

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 8.9
Based on 73 answers
As mentioned earlier, the UI could be confusing and hard to get used to for many people in the initial stages. We had to keep many training sessions and tutorials for our employees so that they could get used to the platform. Although once we are past this hurdle it is one of the best platforms on the market and provides a wide range of features to work with
Manish Doddamane | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.8
Based on 65 answers
It is a good tool for creating beautiful visualizations and sharing dashboards. It does offer a variety of features and also making interactive dashboards. It is easy to learn and create custom visualizations really fast. It does offer good API connectivity to gather data. But it lacks the structure for data cleaning and processing.
Anonymous | 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 20 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 18 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 75 answers
I haven’t interacted with SAP support since our in-house support team [reaches] out to them when there is an issue. However, I am pretty sure they must be highly responsive and knowledgeable since we have never lasted with an issue for more than an hour ever since I joined Movement Bank.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 73 answers
The Tableau Desktop's support team has been very helpful and tend to response very quickly. After all you have paid very premium price for the product and it goes to the services. This makes using the tool much easier for these who doesn't have such experience to get help quickly.
Anonymous | 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 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

SAP Analytics Cloud

SAP Analytics Cloud 9.0
Based on 1 answer
SAC is a simple solution ad it works fine when connecting it to other SAP tools. On the other hand, connecting it to third party solutions brings difficulties when there's no previous design and the objetives are not clear. It is really important to integrate Business users from the start to provide with valuable business insights
Pablo Ugalde Otero | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 68 answers
Again, training is the key and the company provides a lot of example videos that will help users discover use cases that will greatly assist their creation of original visualizations. As with any new software tool, productivity will decline for a period. In the case of Tableau, the decline period is short and the later gains are well worth it.
David Fickes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

SAP Analytics Cloud

Very flexible and easy features on SAP Analytics Cloud and the capabilities that the solution has for effective data management is amazing. SAP Analytics Cloud data integration functions are more functional and powerful for the quick and stable data import of multiple large data from other applications through its cloud services.
Jackline Meagan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau hands-down wins based upon functionality, interoperability with a wide variety of enterprise-class data connections, end-user support, and quality of visualizations. Tableau Desktop offers a substantially more robust, refined, and mature product. It became quickly apparent that there was no real comparison. For applications that need fast, accurate analytics using a wide portfolio of underlying data sources, Tableau Desktop is the clear winner.
Jason Guinn | 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

  • We have been able to empower our team with all cloud analytics capabilities that enable them to analyze data without incurring extra costs for hiring data scientists.
  • We have been able to make future cost planning such as loan borrowing by incorporating financial planning tools.
  • Additionally, data consolidation in one platform is cost-effective compared to holding data in multiple clouds and on-premises applications.
Andrew Spisak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

  • Tableau was acquired years ago, and has provided good value with the content created.
  • Ongoing maintenance costs for the platform, both to maintain desktop and server licensing has made the continuing value questionable when compared to other offerings in the marketplace.
  • Users have largely been satisfied with the content, but not with the overall performance. This is due to a combination of factors including the performance of the Tableau engines as well as development deficiencies.
John Stuchly | TrustRadius Reviewer

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