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Likelihood to Recommend

Sisense

I believe Sisense is perfectly suited for any organization of any size that have access to the proper resources, as the tool is very expensive. The data connectors come in all shapes and sizes out of the box, which allows a great deal of data control within the ElastiCubes. Additionally, while the platform only runs on Windows platforms, the web application can be accessed on any client: mobile, Apple, Windows, etc. This allows a much more flexible user experience, resulting in data and dashboards reaching further than any other tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

We combine data from various data sets. Most of my files are in flat files and stored by various teams. The data is added daily so we need a fast way to analyze it. Furthermore, we incorporate external data such as statistics Canada and economics. For these, [Tableau Desktop] needs to be responsive. I then use it to analyze the information. Also, the data is visualized by various teams and presented to executives.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Sisense
8.3
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Pixel Perfect reports
Sisense
6.9
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Customizable dashboards
Sisense
9.1
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Report Formatting Templates
Sisense
8.9
Tableau Desktop
8.3

Ad-hoc Reporting

Sisense
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Drill-down analysis
Sisense
8.1
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Formatting capabilities
Sisense
8.1
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Sisense
8.7
Tableau Desktop
7.5
Report sharing and collaboration
Sisense
7.3
Tableau Desktop
8.5

Report Output and Scheduling

Sisense
8.2
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Publish to Web
Sisense
8.7
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Publish to PDF
Sisense
8.6
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Report Versioning
Sisense
8.2
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Report Delivery Scheduling
Sisense
7.6
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Delivery to Remote Servers
Sisense
Tableau Desktop
7.9

Data Discovery and Visualization

Sisense
8.8
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Sisense
8.8
Tableau Desktop
8.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Sisense
8.7
Tableau Desktop
9.0
Predictive Analytics
Sisense
8.7
Tableau Desktop
7.8

Access Control and Security

Sisense
9.2
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Multi-User Support (named login)
Sisense
9.6
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Role-Based Security Model
Sisense
9.0
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Sisense
8.9
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Sisense
Tableau Desktop
8.5

Mobile Capabilities

Sisense
8.3
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Responsive Design for Web Access
Sisense
8.4
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Dedicated iOS Application
Sisense
8.8
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Dedicated Android Application
Sisense
8.6
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Sisense
7.4
Tableau Desktop
8.2

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Sisense
Tableau Desktop
8.2
REST API
Sisense
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Javascript API
Sisense
Tableau Desktop
8.2
iFrames
Sisense
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Java API
Sisense
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Sisense
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Sisense
Tableau Desktop
8.3

Pros

Sisense

  • Customization - lots of supported and community plugins available. Users can also adjust the look and feel through JavaScript.
  • Innovation - Sisense is continuing to push the envelope by developing new features through Sisense Labs.
  • Customer support - the commitment to excellent customer service and ensuring organizations get the most out of their investment.
Andrew Goss | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

  • The Visualizations graphics are really good and the color options help in designing attractive charts. They help to convey more information and can be made interactive.
  • You can add filters with offer you to plug and play with values and understand different outcomes.
  • You can drag and drop options while creating charts and dashboards. also it is a very fluid layout.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Sisense

  • The usability of the application on mobile devices needs some improvement, especially navigation and filtering.
  • Dashboards that are created by multiple users can be a bit of a hassle to share by Admins.
  • If you need to embed dashboards into your website, you are require to buy a license separate from the user and platform license. This is a norm on most BI visualization tools, but Sisense can seem a bit on the high side, cost-wide.
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

Likelihood to Renew

Sisense

Sisense 8.9
Based on 14 answers
I think the business and myself as a user has come to rely on SiSense as a dashboarding and quick ad-hoc reporting tool. I am hoping to integrate SiSense dashboards into more parts of the business in the future. We have reduced our report turn-around time for the most part from hours/days to minutes and in some cases almost the speed of thought. Reports are also easier on the eye and more easily distributed.I would also like to say that the support and professionalism from the SiSense team has been excellent.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Sisense

Sisense 8.0
Based on 5 answers
New V5 is ground floor of an exciting collection of possibilities. Weekly Sisense developers come up with new functionality that they share with us in their forums. The move to HTML5 has been pleasing in that widgets auto size themselves into appropriate forms in the board but everyone of them can be popped out to full page size to be looked at in more detail
Daniel Colussi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.9
Based on 61 answers
I think it is easy to use and provides beautiful charts. It is easier to do storytelling or to give a quick overview about your work.Tableau also makes it easy to share the dashboards and manage access right to them.I would recommend Tableau as one of the best visualization tools out there.(From my point of view, Tableau is like Apple and Power BI is like Android phone).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Sisense

Sisense 8.2
Based on 2 answers
There are very few situations when there is unexpected downtime. Mostly during development, new dashboard implementation and during upgrades. other then that there were very few crashes.
Michał Becker | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Sisense

Sisense 8.2
Based on 2 answers
SiSense is usually performing better then other solutions even if going for complex reports/dashboards(of course within reasonable frames). I haven't noticed any bad influence on other systems, usually if something happens it stays within SiSense.
Michał Becker | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Sisense

Sisense 9.0
Based on 11 answers
SiSense's support ninjas are very knowledgeable and are exceptionally responsive. So far, all of the issues we ran into were resolved within minimum time. My sense of dealing with the support staff at SiSense is that they are very focused on not just answering your immediate question, but also to delve into the cause of the matter.
Wicus Verhoef | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.4
Based on 54 answers
Tableau support team took their own time to reach out with their solution. However, Tableau online community forums where many visitors and user are ready to lend a hand to others and share their experiences provide support and help in any issues encounter during the development phase.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Sisense

Sisense 7.3
Based on 1 answer
Easy and free training that allowed us quickly understand basics in SiSense and start using them. More advanced features requires some browsing through SiSense forums, but there is always support to help, and SiSense support is one of the best whith which I worked so far.
Michał Becker | 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

Sisense

Sisense 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Many examples, videos and scenarios which you try on your own right away. This combined with in-person training gives you enough to utilize most of SiSense's power.
Michał Becker | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Sisense

Sisense 7.1
Based on 6 answers
Remember to migrate the plugins. The documentation however is pretty straight forward.
Holke Visser | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 36 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

Sisense

1) Easy to use, really, there is nothing too much to say. The set up is easy and not confusing. You can use it internally or externally.
2) Customer Service, having spoken to various product reps from similar industry. Sisense rep provides you with the best support to get started, and it is really appreciated.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

If we do not have legacy tools which have already been set up, I would switch the visualization method to open source software via PyCharm, Atom, and Visual Studio IDE. These IDEs cannot directly help you to visualize the data but you can use many python packages to do so through these IDEs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Sisense

Sisense 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Product is quite easily scalable. The whole installation can be easily moved to stronger machine if needed.
Michał Becker | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Sisense

  • Report development time is reduced from 2~3 days to 2~3 hours.
  • Report querying time is improved from 0.5~10 mins to 2~30 seconds.
  • A 2-staff team delivers 10 times the BI output that we did on the old system.
  • We were able to deliver BI and data analysis for all business functions instead of a very limited group of users
Hui (Ken) Zheng | 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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Tableau Desktop

Pricing Details

Sisense

General

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

Sisense Editions & Modules

Modules
SAP Connector1
  1. Per User per Month
Additional Pricing Details
Must contact sales team for pricing.

Tableau Desktop

General

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

Tableau Desktop Editions & Modules

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Sisense
8.9
Tableau Desktop
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Sisense
8.9
Tableau Desktop
8.9

Usability

Sisense
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.9

Reliability and Availability

Sisense
8.2
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Performance

Sisense
8.2
Tableau Desktop
6.1

Support Rating

Sisense
9.0
Tableau Desktop
8.4

In-Person Training

Sisense
7.3
Tableau Desktop
9.4

Online Training

Sisense
8.2
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Implementation Rating

Sisense
7.1
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Scalability

Sisense
8.2
Tableau Desktop
7.0

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