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Score 8.2 out of 100

Tableau Desktop

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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Sisense ranks higher in 5 feature sets: BI Standard Reporting, Ad-hoc Reporting, Data Discovery and Visualization, Access Control and Security, Mobile Capabilities
  • Sisense and Tableau Desktop are tied in 1 feature set: Report Output and Scheduling

BI Standard Reporting

8.6

Sisense

86%
8.1

Tableau Desktop

81%
Sisense ranks higher in 3/3 features

Pixel Perfect reports

7.9
79%
36 Ratings
7.9
79%
137 Ratings

Customizable dashboards

9.0
90%
46 Ratings
8.4
84%
163 Ratings

Report Formatting Templates

9.0
90%
32 Ratings
7.8
78%
142 Ratings

Ad-hoc Reporting

8.3

Sisense

83%
8.1

Tableau Desktop

81%
Sisense ranks higher in 2/4 features

Drill-down analysis

8.0
80%
46 Ratings
8.1
81%
156 Ratings

Formatting capabilities

8.9
89%
46 Ratings
8.0
80%
159 Ratings

Integration with R or other statistical packages

9.0
90%
26 Ratings
7.6
76%
120 Ratings

Report sharing and collaboration

7.3
73%
3 Ratings
8.5
85%
155 Ratings

Report Output and Scheduling

8.2

Sisense

82%
8.2

Tableau Desktop

82%
Tableau Desktop ranks higher in 3/5 features

Publish to Web

8.0
80%
35 Ratings
8.6
86%
146 Ratings

Publish to PDF

9.0
90%
45 Ratings
8.4
84%
146 Ratings

Report Versioning

8.0
80%
23 Ratings
7.9
79%
112 Ratings

Report Delivery Scheduling

8.0
80%
38 Ratings
8.2
82%
119 Ratings

Delivery to Remote Servers

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
70 Ratings

Data Discovery and Visualization

9.0

Sisense

90%
8.4

Tableau Desktop

84%
Sisense ranks higher in 3/3 features

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

9.0
90%
44 Ratings
8.7
87%
151 Ratings

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

9.0
90%
41 Ratings
8.7
87%
146 Ratings

Predictive Analytics

9.0
90%
28 Ratings
8.0
80%
123 Ratings

Access Control and Security

9.9

Sisense

99%
8.4

Tableau Desktop

84%
Sisense ranks higher in 3/4 features

Multi-User Support (named login)

10.0
100%
44 Ratings
8.4
84%
136 Ratings

Role-Based Security Model

9.9
99%
43 Ratings
8.3
83%
115 Ratings

Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

9.9
99%
44 Ratings
8.6
86%
126 Ratings

Single Sign-On (SSO)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
74 Ratings

Mobile Capabilities

9.0

Sisense

90%
7.9

Tableau Desktop

79%
Sisense ranks higher in 3/3 features

Responsive Design for Web Access

9.0
90%
39 Ratings
7.9
79%
121 Ratings

Mobile Application

9.9
99%
25 Ratings
7.8
78%
179 Ratings

Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

8.0
80%
33 Ratings
8.0
80%
113 Ratings

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Sisense

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.7

Tableau Desktop

77%
Tableau Desktop ranks higher in 6/6 features

REST API

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
55 Ratings

Javascript API

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
49 Ratings

iFrames

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
47 Ratings

Java API

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
44 Ratings

Themeable User Interface (UI)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
50 Ratings

Customizable Platform (Open Source)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
44 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Sisense is rated higher in 5 areas: Availability, Performance, Support Rating, Online Training, Product Scalability
  • Tableau Desktop is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, In-Person Training, Implementation Rating
  • Sisense and Tableau Desktop are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

Likelihood to Recommend

7.3

Sisense

73%
57 Ratings
8.6

Tableau Desktop

86%
191 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.9

Sisense

89%
14 Ratings
8.9

Tableau Desktop

89%
39 Ratings

Usability

8.0

Sisense

80%
5 Ratings
8.8

Tableau Desktop

88%
66 Ratings

Availability

8.2

Sisense

82%
2 Ratings
8.0

Tableau Desktop

80%
20 Ratings

Performance

8.2

Sisense

82%
2 Ratings
6.1

Tableau Desktop

61%
18 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

Sisense

90%
11 Ratings
7.9

Tableau Desktop

79%
74 Ratings

In-Person Training

7.3

Sisense

73%
1 Rating
9.4

Tableau Desktop

94%
4 Ratings

Online Training

8.2

Sisense

82%
1 Rating
8.0

Tableau Desktop

80%
4 Ratings

Implementation Rating

7.1

Sisense

71%
6 Ratings
8.0

Tableau Desktop

80%
68 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.2

Sisense

82%
1 Rating
7.0

Tableau Desktop

70%
3 Ratings

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

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

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

  • 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

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

Pricing Details

Sisense

General

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

Starting Price

Sisense Editions & Modules

Modules
SAP Connector
  1. none
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

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

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 8.8
Based on 66 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

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 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

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 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

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 7.9
Based on 74 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

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 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

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

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

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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