Sisense for Cloud Data Teams vs. Tableau Public

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams
Score 6.4 out of 10
N/A
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data) is a data visualization tool that allows users to connect to their SQL databases to create sharable, interactive dashboards. In addition to SQL, its analytics integrate with R and Python, allowing users to prep datasets, perform analysis, and create their own visualizations. Sisense acquired Periscope Data in mid-2019.N/A
Tableau Public
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Tableau Public is a free edition of the Desktop product. With this edition, data can only be published to the Tableau public website and does not allow work to be saved or exported locally.
$0
per month
Pricing
Sisense for Cloud Data TeamsTableau Public
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Sisense for Cloud Data TeamsTableau Public
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Sisense for Cloud Data TeamsTableau Public
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams
9.2
19 Ratings
9% above category average
Tableau Public
9.8
12 Ratings
15% above category average
Pixel Perfect reports8.810 Ratings9.710 Ratings
Customizable dashboards9.119 Ratings10.012 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates9.617 Ratings9.712 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams
8.9
19 Ratings
10% above category average
Tableau Public
9.7
12 Ratings
19% above category average
Drill-down analysis9.015 Ratings9.812 Ratings
Formatting capabilities9.218 Ratings9.712 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages8.610 Ratings9.59 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration8.619 Ratings9.811 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams
9.6
18 Ratings
14% above category average
Tableau Public
9.5
11 Ratings
13% above category average
Publish to Web9.612 Ratings10.011 Ratings
Publish to PDF9.612 Ratings10.09 Ratings
Report Versioning9.612 Ratings9.89 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling9.615 Ratings9.59 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers9.47 Ratings8.17 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams
8.7
19 Ratings
6% above category average
Tableau Public
9.7
11 Ratings
17% above category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)8.318 Ratings9.811 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization8.817 Ratings9.811 Ratings
Predictive Analytics9.011 Ratings9.79 Ratings
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User Ratings
Sisense for Cloud Data TeamsTableau Public
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(19 ratings)
8.5
(14 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(4 ratings)
10.0
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(3 ratings)
9.5
(6 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Sisense for Cloud Data TeamsTableau Public
Likelihood to Recommend
Sisense Ltd
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams is suited so well for our project that works with lots of data and needs some ways to share data internally or externally with our clients. It's very easy to pull out the data from the sense in best and in a suitable format and moreover a huge number of options are available there to represent the data. All features of this Sisense for cloud data teams software can be taken advantage of if you have a team who are well versed in data analytics, data management, and programming.
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Tableau
Tableau public is the best platform to build dashboards for your personal profile and share with recruiters. It's always good to keep ourselves updated on the latest features, create sample dashboards and save them to a personal profile. Tableau public is free and doesn't need any subscription. anyone can create an account and start building reports.
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Pros
Sisense Ltd
  • Rapid deployment of polished T-SQL-based data visualization charts and dashboards. Periscope supports a variety of database technologies, and allows users to write custom queries to display data.
  • Included caching to reduce server load.
  • Outstanding customer service/support, with expert advice as needed.
  • Constant updates and new features.
  • Built-in SQL formatters take the pain out of manipulating date/time objects.
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Tableau
  • Data visualization: lots of different options, including bar, scatter, pie, waterfall charts to explore relationships between variables, and to present findings/trends to different teams
  • Integrates readily with limited, though different data sources: TXT, CSV, TDE, Access
  • Exports reports for review of different dashboards: client-ready/team-ready, with a clean and tidy presentation in PDF format (or hardcopy)
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Cons
Sisense Ltd
  • Include more appropriate updates in their monthly newsletter as opposed to the general overview that doesn't always have the most pertinent information at the forefront.
  • There are bugs at times when certain dashboards are down, though not in an overwhelming way.
  • If you do not tag something it shows up in multiple views and may be accessible to people that it should not be, though that is a user error it may make sense to prompt for a tag and security setting.
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Tableau
  • Tableau Public (both Desktop and Server) like their "for a fee" counterparts offer very easy to learn and use tools to transform data into pictures and gain insights into your data. Most organizations report a reduction in development time of 10x vs. other similar tools, due to the intuitive user interface. That said, with Tableau Public, published workbooks are "disconnected" from the underlying data sources and require periodic updates when the data changes. Users are limited to 1 Gb of storage space per user ID and password as well.
  • I would like to see better options for public sharing of visualizations and data from within the "for a fee" products as more and more organizations are moving in the direction of data sharing with partners and their communities.
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Likelihood to Renew
Sisense Ltd
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Tableau
It's free, right? I'll keep using the free version. So the real question to ask is this? Will I pay $999 for the Personal version or $1,999 for the Professional? Yikes! That is a big stretch. I'm not sure about that. The product comparison chart is at: http://www.tableausoftware.com/public/comparison
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Usability
Sisense Ltd
My company has had Periscope for various use cases in the past and I think that this program opens up complex data reports to non-technical people in a really accessible way (even though the learning curve is a big one). We are now integrating Sisense for Cloud Data Teams at a larger level both for internal data exploration and for customer facing dashboards and reports.
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Tableau
Tableau public is a great training tool to understand the basics of Tableau before buying it. A great tool to extend Excel's visualization and to publish data for others. Not useful for anything you need secure. No ability to access databases. Static information only.
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Support Rating
Sisense Ltd
Support is world-class through email and ticketing. I only switch to email support when I can’t access help via the help center.
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Tableau
I have not yet required to contact support as the documentation and help i found online has always worked so far
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Online Training
Sisense Ltd
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Tableau
I found it sufficient, and fast. I could easily "kick the tires" with Tableau on my data so I got up and running fast.
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Implementation Rating
Sisense Ltd
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Tableau
Start at the end and work backward. Identify the business case / issue and questions the end users have, then identify the data needed, and where to get it.
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Alternatives Considered
Sisense Ltd
Google Analytics works well but it does not have all of the bells and whistles that Periscope Data offers. Google Analytics is best used in a Google environment but if you are using other tools and programs outside of the Google universe, then Periscope Data is a much better option.
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Tableau
Google Charts/Drive is sufficient for simpler data sets, but it does not integrate with other web platforms and the visualization does not look as professional. I'm not aware of any other competitors that offer the same package as Microsoft.
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Return on Investment
Sisense Ltd
  • Very positive - has allowed us to glean insights quickly and in real time.
  • Definitely helpful for evaluating performance of accounts and employees.
  • Versatile - we even use it with recruiting metrics, our software team uses it to test feature deployment.
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Tableau
  • Tableau Public visualizations have helped drive traffic to our content and sites
  • The lack of cost means it's easy to demonstrate our experience to attract paying clients
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