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Score 8.5 out of 101

Tableau Server

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Score 8.2 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Sisense

Sisense is excellent for data modeling through ElastiCubes. It's easy to visualize the joins between objects, preview data, and identify data types.
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Tableau Server

Tableau Server is extremely well suited for a company with a few dedicated analysts creating dashboards and reports for a few stakeholders. It is also great at handling a large amount of report viewers, but it is more expensive because you have to pay for each user.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Sisense
8.4
Tableau Server
8.3
Pixel Perfect reports
Sisense
7.9
Tableau Server
8.2
Customizable dashboards
Sisense
9.0
Tableau Server
8.9
Report Formatting Templates
Sisense
8.2
Tableau Server
7.8

Ad-hoc Reporting

Sisense
8.3
Tableau Server
8.3
Drill-down analysis
Sisense
8.6
Tableau Server
8.3
Formatting capabilities
Sisense
8.4
Tableau Server
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Sisense
8.7
Tableau Server
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Sisense
7.3
Tableau Server
8.5

Report Output and Scheduling

Sisense
8.6
Tableau Server
8.1
Publish to Web
Sisense
8.7
Tableau Server
9.2
Publish to PDF
Sisense
8.9
Tableau Server
8.1
Report Versioning
Sisense
8.0
Tableau Server
8.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Sisense
8.6
Tableau Server
8.8
Delivery to Remote Servers
Sisense
Tableau Server
6.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

Sisense
8.7
Tableau Server
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Sisense
9.0
Tableau Server
8.7
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Sisense
8.8
Tableau Server
8.6
Predictive Analytics
Sisense
8.3
Tableau Server
7.0

Access Control and Security

Sisense
8.5
Tableau Server
8.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
Sisense
8.7
Tableau Server
8.4
Role-Based Security Model
Sisense
8.7
Tableau Server
8.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Sisense
8.0
Tableau Server
8.5
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Sisense
Tableau Server
8.5

Mobile Capabilities

Sisense
8.0
Tableau Server
8.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
Sisense
8.4
Tableau Server
7.8
Dedicated iOS Application
Sisense
7.7
Tableau Server
8.1
Dedicated Android Application
Sisense
8.1
Tableau Server
8.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Sisense
7.8
Tableau Server
8.1

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Sisense
Tableau Server
7.2
REST API
Sisense
Tableau Server
8.4
Javascript API
Sisense
Tableau Server
8.1
iFrames
Sisense
Tableau Server
7.6
Java API
Sisense
Tableau Server
6.6
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Sisense
Tableau Server
6.5
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Sisense
Tableau Server
5.9

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.
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Tableau Server

  • Tableau server's portal and general look is really convenient and pretty. Users feel comfortable using it.
  • The learning curve of Tableau Server from an end-user perspective is really short. For the creator of content, it is a little more complex but easy to learn. Tableau has really succeeded in creating a user-friendly software.
  • From an administration point of view, Tableau is great. Installation and housekeeping are really easy and quick.
  • Visuals are really appealing and will help "sell" your presentations.
  • Tableau allows connectivity to a huge selection of data sources and data formats.
  • Online training for software is free and of very good quality.
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Cons

Sisense

  • After initial implementation, learning spikes up rather quickly in regard to SQL joins and custom table manipulation.
  • There is plenty of documentation surrounding how to do specific tasks, but not as it pertains to errors and why other things do not work. However, this is constantly improving as the community grows and collaborators contribute content.
  • There are quite a few tasks that require significant manual input and design. This is ideal in many situations; however, many users would like a more intuitive engine that can create working widgets automatically based on the type of data fed. Again, this is already a work in progress and will likely need much more data to establish a learning engine.
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Tableau Server

  • Better exposure of the engine components for diagnostics and reporting
  • Having to uninstall the product and reinstall to upgrade is odd and cumbersome
  • Bring the command line options into a modern web admin interface with better information like backup processes and history
  • Admin reporting on use of data sources and ability to search out dependencies in the database
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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.
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Tableau Server

Tableau Server 10.0
Based on 20 answers
With two decades of experience using and training users on software titles, it's rare that you come across a software title that can be used by the most non-technical business resources without extensive training. The ease-of-use factor with Tableau is the #1 reason for renewal.
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Usability

Sisense

Sisense 7.3
Based on 4 answers
It's really easy to learn and use for developers and business users, compared to all other BI applications with similar functionalities
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Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.0
Based on 11 answers
User experience is the most important factor to consider whenever considering capabilities for non-technical business users. If the learning curve is so steep business users must be advanced users to be productive, you hit the wall of diminishing returns, this is exceptionally true when it comes to analyzing data. Transforming data analysts into BI development experts shifts the focus of the analyst from analyzing data to mastering software. Tableau does a masterful job at minimizing the technology and maximizing the users understanding of their data.
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Reliability and Availability

Sisense

Sisense 8.2
Based on 1 answer
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.
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Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.0
Based on 9 answers
Unlike the BIG BI vendor solutions, Tableau server specializes in delivering Dashboards to desktops, tablets and mobile devices via http. This masterful decision to specialize in a few things as opposed to being marginally viable at many things is a winning approach in my opinion. This approach has allowed Tableau to deliver it's server product in a shrink wrapped package that's a pleasure to manage.
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Performance

Sisense

Sisense 8.2
Based on 1 answer
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.
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Tableau Server

Tableau Server 8.1
Based on 8 answers
Server can lag a little - problem can be addressed by moving to core-based licensing but it's a significant cost jump over user-based.
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Support

Sisense

Sisense 10.0
Based on 5 answers
This team is one of the few companies where I can literally Skype them for help and they respond immediately. Most don't realize how rare that actually is in the industry. Expanding their presence to the eastern time zone of the United States has made them more accessible as a result
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Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.1
Based on 12 answers
I think the folks that work in support are generally pretty good at what they do (when you get them on a WebEx). But the process of reporting issues to them and waiting for a response (via email only) is a hassle. I never understood why you can't just call them up and discuss the issues with them. It would take a handful of email exchanges before they would agree to a WebEx session. That was frustrating.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.0
Based on 9 answers
The sales consultants do an amazing job of introducing the tool and its capabilities. They are also helpful in explaining the layout of the desktop client and its different functionality.Keep in mind that they use a sample data source (MS Excel) with a very small amount of data to show off what it can do. What you have to remember is that you are buying the tool so that you can connect to large amounts of data (and possibly blend data together from different databases).
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Implementation

Sisense

Sisense 7.1
Based on 3 answers
Remember to migrate the plugins. The documentation however is pretty straight forward.
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Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.1
Based on 13 answers
My department was largely Excel and paper-based when I started, so there's been a tremendous amount of work to get the data into shape, so when I look at the overall implementation of our visualization and reporting infrastructure, I'm less satisfied. Tableau has been wonderful, the one place that would get me to a 10 is if it was easier to tune workbook performance on Tableau Server, there are a huge number of variables to deal with across the workbook/application/hardware stack. In a small environment like ours that takes more effort than I'd like.
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Alternatives Considered

Sisense

In all honesty price was a driving factor in our selection. This pretty much ruled out GoodData, Jaspersoft, Adobe and Birst. Qlik and SiSense then became shortlisted. Both seemed like excellent and appropriate products for what we needed.
SiSense had a slicker more usable UI and offered a Google Analytics integration as standard, while Qlik required a 3rd party product which we had to pay for. We were also after a hosted solution that reduced the burden on our IT department. SiSense offered a very competitive solution for us which turned out to be completely seamless. Both Qlik and SiSense were professional to deal with to be completely fair.
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Tableau Server

There were a lot of reasons why we chose Tableau and the least is the cost but also the way Tableau stores data in the columnar fashion instead of in Cubes. We went through a painstaking selection process and at the end, came down to a couple of vendors and we ended up with the product that was least to pair up with Amazon Web Services to create a decent and cost-effective proof of concept and we landed with the solution we have today.
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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.
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Tableau Server

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Return on Investment

Sisense

  • I don't have specific numbers back from the customer where we deployed the product. However, I know that they used it daily to track their product shipments and machine efficiencies. I would say it did the job we deployed it to do and did it effectively.
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Tableau Server

  • We recently reduced our licensing due to scaling down the company and Tableau had a reasonable process to accommodate us.
  • The most recent version we use (10.4) has been much more reliable - looking forward to the 2018 version that we will implement next month.
  • Many times changes in version cause our analysts headaches by changing small things we don't always catch at first and we don't have the means to run a test environment for all of them.
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Pricing Details

Sisense

General

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

Sisense Editions & Modules

Sisense
Modules
SAP Connector
1
1. Per User per Month
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Tableau Server

General

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

Tableau Server Editions & Modules

Tableau Server
Additional Pricing Details

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