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104 Ratings
850 Ratings

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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 7.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Tableau Server ranks higher in 4 feature sets: BI Standard Reporting, Ad-hoc Reporting, Report Output and Scheduling, Data Discovery and Visualization

BI Standard Reporting

7.8

Sigma

78%
8.5

Tableau Server

85%
Tableau Server ranks higher in 2/3 features

Pixel Perfect reports

7.3
73%
35 Ratings
9.1
91%
29 Ratings

Customizable dashboards

8.1
81%
61 Ratings
8.5
85%
93 Ratings

Report Formatting Templates

7.9
79%
50 Ratings
7.8
78%
80 Ratings

Ad-hoc Reporting

7.8

Sigma

78%
8.2

Tableau Server

82%
Tableau Server ranks higher in 3/4 features

Drill-down analysis

7.5
75%
59 Ratings
8.3
83%
94 Ratings

Formatting capabilities

7.5
75%
63 Ratings
6.5
65%
92 Ratings

Integration with R or other statistical packages

7.3
73%
5 Ratings
8.7
87%
58 Ratings

Report sharing and collaboration

9.0
90%
61 Ratings
9.2
92%
88 Ratings

Report Output and Scheduling

7.1

Sigma

71%
7.7

Tableau Server

77%
Tableau Server ranks higher in 3/5 features

Publish to Web

7.0
70%
41 Ratings
9.6
96%
84 Ratings

Publish to PDF

7.4
74%
47 Ratings
8.8
88%
83 Ratings

Report Versioning

6.8
68%
41 Ratings
7.6
76%
69 Ratings

Report Delivery Scheduling

7.9
79%
48 Ratings
7.8
78%
76 Ratings

Delivery to Remote Servers

6.4
64%
23 Ratings
5.1
51%
9 Ratings

Data Discovery and Visualization

6.7

Sigma

67%
7.8

Tableau Server

78%
Tableau Server ranks higher in 3/3 features

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

7.3
73%
56 Ratings
8.6
86%
85 Ratings

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

6.6
66%
26 Ratings
8.6
86%
84 Ratings

Predictive Analytics

6.2
62%
18 Ratings
6.3
63%
63 Ratings

Access Control and Security

Sigma

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.1

Tableau Server

71%
Tableau Server ranks higher in 4/4 features

Multi-User Support (named login)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
92 Ratings

Role-Based Security Model

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
89 Ratings

Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
91 Ratings

Single Sign-On (SSO)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
61 Ratings

Mobile Capabilities

Sigma

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.7

Tableau Server

67%
Tableau Server ranks higher in 3/3 features

Responsive Design for Web Access

N/A
0 Ratings
5.8
58%
76 Ratings

Mobile Application

N/A
0 Ratings
6.5
65%
62 Ratings

Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

N/A
0 Ratings
6.7
67%
67 Ratings

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Sigma

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.5

Tableau Server

75%
Tableau Server ranks higher in 6/6 features

REST API

N/A
0 Ratings
9.3
93%
39 Ratings

Javascript API

N/A
0 Ratings
9.7
97%
36 Ratings

iFrames

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
39 Ratings

Java API

N/A
0 Ratings
5.5
55%
7 Ratings

Themeable User Interface (UI)

N/A
0 Ratings
6.1
61%
9 Ratings

Customizable Platform (Open Source)

N/A
0 Ratings
4.6
46%
7 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Sigma Computing is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Performance, Support Rating
  • Tableau Server is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Availability, Implementation Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.2

Sigma

82%
66 Ratings
6.8

Tableau Server

68%
110 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

7.3

Sigma

73%
2 Ratings
10.0

Tableau Server

100%
20 Ratings

Usability

7.8

Sigma

78%
44 Ratings
7.0

Tableau Server

70%
17 Ratings

Availability

7.3

Sigma

73%
2 Ratings
9.0

Tableau Server

90%
18 Ratings

Performance

8.2

Sigma

82%
2 Ratings
8.1

Tableau Server

81%
16 Ratings

Support Rating

8.0

Sigma

80%
57 Ratings
6.1

Tableau Server

61%
30 Ratings

In-Person Training

Sigma

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Tableau Server

80%
4 Ratings

Online Training

Sigma

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Tableau Server

90%
9 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.2

Sigma

82%
2 Ratings
9.1

Tableau Server

91%
26 Ratings

Product Scalability

7.3

Sigma

73%
1 Rating

Tableau Server

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Sigma

Joining large datasets from your company's ERP or other internal systems is a great use case for Sigma. This will allow people within the company to analyze historical trends in the data and inform the forecast. I'd also recommend using Sigma to create visual dashboards for higher-level executives. This tool seems to have the best performance when it comes to large datasets. I don't think Sigma is in the position to replace ad-hoc analysis done in Excel that requires the maximum level of flexibility with the ability to modify formulas easily on the fly. The formulas in Excel are also much more extensive and are much better for sensitivity analysis.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Server

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Sigma

  • Easy to learn but with enough depth to appeal to more advanced BI users.
  • Constantly updating and improving the tool.
  • The parameter and filter functionality is on point. It makes creating enterprise quality reporting a breeze for our team.
  • The SQL writer is very straight forward and the fact you can write directly in SQL gives Sigma a huge leg up on other BI tools that use their own languages.
Jordan Seib | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Server

  • 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Sigma

  • The user interface had at least one big change in the past two years, which was confusing.
  • I would like to be able to create and run report on the fly, instead of having to schedule them.
  • Better navigation using tabs and menus.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Server

  • 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
Jacob Rasmussen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Sigma

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Starting Price

Sigma Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
Contact us for pricing.

Tableau Server

General

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

Starting Price

$12 Per User Per Month

Tableau Server Editions & Modules

Edition
Creator$70.001
Explorer$35.001
Viewer$12.001
  1. Per User Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Sigma

Sigma 7.3
Based on 2 answers
Because we are very satisfied with the product and would most likely renew because of the services it provides. It is a tool that you bring into your organization and let it change the way you analyze your data, present your data and share you date within the Respective teams
Siddique Chaudhry, CCSK | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 10.0
Based on 20 answers
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.
Mathieu Gaouette | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Sigma

Sigma 7.8
Based on 44 answers
Sigma is a modern business intelligence (BI) and analytics application built for the cloud. Sigma provides live access to cloud data warehouses using an intuitive spreadsheet interface empowering business experts to ask more of their data. Sigma is self-service analytics as it was meant to be.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 7.0
Based on 17 answers
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.
Thomas Young | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Sigma

Sigma 7.3
Based on 2 answers
Yes, as long as you don’t conduct user error sigma is always up and running and waiting for you to complete your dashboards
Siddique Chaudhry, CCSK | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.0
Based on 18 answers
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Sigma

Sigma 8.2
Based on 2 answers
It depends, it loads quickly for smaller dashboards but when loading larger amounts of data it takes more time to do so
Siddique Chaudhry, CCSK | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 8.1
Based on 16 answers
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.
Jonathan Drummey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Sigma

Sigma 8.0
Based on 57 answers
Support team is helpful in answering questions and providing help with using the UI. There are knowledgeable people within the support team.There are also good online support tools. There are significant community support resources available.There is however lack of a live support. It would be useful to have live phone number or chat to use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 6.1
Based on 30 answers
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
Henry Yennie | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Sigma

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 8.0
Based on 4 answers
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.
Mashhood Syed | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Sigma

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.0
Based on 9 answers
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.
Mel Stephenson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Sigma

Sigma 8.2
Based on 2 answers
I don’t have enough insight as I was not a big piece of this implementation
Siddique Chaudhry, CCSK | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.1
Based on 26 answers
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Sigma

Sigma is the first software that I have used that allows me to easily access data tables. I do not have other experience with similar software, but I do like the fact that Sigma doesn't require extensive SQL knowledge. I am not sure if other similar software will have that capability and ease of use.
John Nham, CPA, CFE | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Server

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Sigma

Sigma 7.3
Based on 1 answer
It is a cloud service offering that is able to expand based on your usage
Siddique Chaudhry, CCSK | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Server

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Sigma

  • Sigma has allowed business users to vastly increase their access to data, driving much more data-driven decision-making.
  • Sigma has freed up the data team from routine data-gathering, allowing the team to focus on building higher-level tools and products that unlock value for the company.
Peter Jaffe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Server

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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