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Likelihood to Recommend

SAP Analytics Cloud

Well suited:
  1. Dashboarding in a visual way (forget tables)
  2. When sources are SAP and live connectivity is available SAC is perhaps the best option
  3. Can manage many users so the concurrence is really good.
  4. The business content library is dense. That means users can be more autonomous
Less aproppiate:
  1. When some dense reporting is needed through tables
  2. When the source is not SAP
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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.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

SAP Analytics Cloud
7.7
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.5
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Customizable dashboards
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
Tableau Desktop
9.2
Report Formatting Templates
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.5
Tableau Desktop
7.8

Ad-hoc Reporting

SAP Analytics Cloud
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Drill-down analysis
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.3
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Formatting capabilities
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.9
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.4
Tableau Desktop
7.8
Report sharing and collaboration
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.3
Tableau Desktop
8.2

Report Output and Scheduling

SAP Analytics Cloud
7.6
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Publish to Web
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Publish to PDF
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.7
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Report Versioning
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.1
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Report Delivery Scheduling
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.7
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Delivery to Remote Servers
SAP Analytics Cloud
Tableau Desktop
8.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

SAP Analytics Cloud
7.8
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.8
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Predictive Analytics
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.6
Tableau Desktop
7.8

Access Control and Security

SAP Analytics Cloud
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Multi-User Support (named login)
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Role-Based Security Model
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.7
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.8
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Single Sign-On (SSO)
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
Tableau Desktop
8.2

Mobile Capabilities

SAP Analytics Cloud
7.4
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Responsive Design for Web Access
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.7
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Dedicated iOS Application
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.6
Tableau Desktop
7.9
Dedicated Android Application
SAP Analytics Cloud
6.7
Tableau Desktop
7.7
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.7
Tableau Desktop
8.3

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

SAP Analytics Cloud
7.5
Tableau Desktop
Long-term financial planning
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.2
Tableau Desktop
Financial budgeting
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.3
Tableau Desktop
Forecasting
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.5
Tableau Desktop
Scenario modeling
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.3
Tableau Desktop
Management reporting
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.4
Tableau Desktop

Consolidation and Close

SAP Analytics Cloud
7.3
Tableau Desktop
Financial data consolidation
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.5
Tableau Desktop
Journal entries and reports
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.2
Tableau Desktop
Multi-currency management
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.1
Tableau Desktop
Intercompany Eliminations
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.3
Tableau Desktop
Minority Ownership
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.0
Tableau Desktop
Local and consolidated reporting
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.7
Tableau Desktop
Detailed Audit Trails
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.1
Tableau Desktop

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

SAP Analytics Cloud
7.5
Tableau Desktop
Financial Statement Reporting
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.6
Tableau Desktop
Management Reporting
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1
Tableau Desktop
Excel-based Reporting
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.1
Tableau Desktop
Automated board and financial reporting
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.5
Tableau Desktop
XBRL support for regulatory filing
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.3
Tableau Desktop

Analytics

SAP Analytics Cloud
8.3
Tableau Desktop
Personalized dashboards
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.7
Tableau Desktop
Color-coded scorecards
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
Tableau Desktop
KPIs
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.5
Tableau Desktop
Cost and profitability analysis
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1
Tableau Desktop
Key Performance Indicator setting
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
Tableau Desktop
Benchmarking with external data
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.8
Tableau Desktop

Integration

SAP Analytics Cloud
7.9
Tableau Desktop
Flat file integration
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1
Tableau Desktop
Excel data integration
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
Tableau Desktop
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.3
Tableau Desktop

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

SAP Analytics Cloud
Tableau Desktop
7.8
REST API
SAP Analytics Cloud
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Javascript API
SAP Analytics Cloud
Tableau Desktop
7.9
iFrames
SAP Analytics Cloud
Tableau Desktop
7.2
Java API
SAP Analytics Cloud
Tableau Desktop
7.7
Themeable User Interface (UI)
SAP Analytics Cloud
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
SAP Analytics Cloud
Tableau Desktop
7.5

Pros

SAP Analytics Cloud

  • Visual reporting: it is, by far, the most good-looking and user-friendly SAP reporting tool.
  • Story-telling: it is very easy to create a story using our reports and answer the business questions.
  • Connectivity to SAP sources: if a company has its data on SAP sources, it is very convenient to use SAP Analytics Cloud as the reporting tool.
  • Roadmap looks good: if all the functionalities that are on Roadmap end up being implemented, I personally think SAP Analytics Cloud will be a strong competitor in the market.
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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
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Cons

SAP Analytics Cloud

  • There are faults in the reading of the entered data. The design of the toolbar tends to be confusing, its use is not recommended for people who do not have knowledge in the area as its learning curve is steep. It is a bit much to set up when dealing with integration points.. I found it not very intuitive and hard to learn its quirky ways. Stellar for the price as well.
  • It is slow and the interface feels like lagging. Less deployment time and headache to maintain.
  • Tough with SAP Analytics Cloud we can expect more connectivity options in the near future, nowadays, other companies give a much better solution to this problem. Moreover, and despite the fact that SAP offers a wider range of measurements and calculations, when it comes to data modeling options SAP cannot give you as many as others will.
  • Despite the evolution of the tool, it came across with some problem with the integration with other databases that not are HANA, like Oracle it has to be a certain version of Oracle, a bunch of sap notes and a lot of patches for the server. Also in places where the connection is not a high-speed internet connection you cannot obtain full capabilities of the tool. The price by user I think is not fair for a web-based application.
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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
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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
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.
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Usability

SAP Analytics Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.8
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.
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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.
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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'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.
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Support

SAP Analytics Cloud

SAP Analytics Cloud 9.0
Based on 1 answer
SAC support allows you to ensure that your company has the specialized support during and after implementation, which means that your company will not stop its operations due to the operation of the system, since, in case of doubts or problems with the system , the team of experts will solve them in the shortest possible time.
Continuous support is very important, since it allows to obtain the maximum performance of the solution and to obtain a balance between the functionality, the performance of the tool and an efficient support service.
SAP has a specialized team dedicated exclusively to providing advice to support staff and end users, solving technical and operational problems and providing support in the additional requirements is an added value for your business that gives way to continuous improvement and maximum use of the system.
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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.
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In-Person Training

SAP Analytics Cloud

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.
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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
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Implementation

SAP Analytics Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 34 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.
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Alternatives Considered

SAP Analytics Cloud

SAP Analytics Cloud is simple to use and you can access it using even a mobile device. On top of that its affordable and comes in two differentiated enterprise plans that are geared to helping the organization attain its goals. SAP Analytics Cloud is also popular in the market and it has a strong user community that helps new users in learning how to use the software.SAP Analytics Cloud is also versatile and serves in a number of areas in the company from customer service, sales, marketing, operations, and analytics. This means with its versatility it means that it contributes to the success of the company in quite a number of ways and therefore prove to be the ultimate solution.
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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.
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Scalability

SAP Analytics Cloud

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.
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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.
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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.
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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

Additional Pricing Details
Free trials are available for both editions.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1
Tableau Desktop
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

SAP Analytics Cloud
Tableau Desktop
8.9

Usability

SAP Analytics Cloud
Tableau Desktop
8.8

Reliability and Availability

SAP Analytics Cloud
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Performance

SAP Analytics Cloud
Tableau Desktop
6.1

Support

SAP Analytics Cloud
9.0
Tableau Desktop
9.0

In-Person Training

SAP Analytics Cloud
Tableau Desktop
9.4

Online Training

SAP Analytics Cloud
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Implementation

SAP Analytics Cloud
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Scalability

SAP Analytics Cloud
Tableau Desktop
7.0

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