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90 Ratings

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Sisense

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Score 8.6 out of 101

Tableau Server

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Score 8.1 out of 101

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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.
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Tableau Server

It is well suited in an industry rich with data flow and more room for public information. The reason behind the public information use case is that can Tableau can be made visualize value, and in return adds value to proof of concepts or detailed plan. Tableau Server is economical, and many organizations look for such products, as it is no harm to test and try such an enterprise tool.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Sisense
8.4
Tableau Server
8.2
Pixel Perfect reports
Sisense
8.0
Tableau Server
8.0
Customizable dashboards
Sisense
9.1
Tableau Server
8.7
Report Formatting Templates
Sisense
8.0
Tableau Server
7.9

Ad-hoc Reporting

Sisense
8.2
Tableau Server
8.1
Drill-down analysis
Sisense
8.8
Tableau Server
8.1
Formatting capabilities
Sisense
8.2
Tableau Server
8.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Sisense
8.6
Tableau Server
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Sisense
7.3
Tableau Server
8.3

Report Output and Scheduling

Sisense
8.7
Tableau Server
8.1
Publish to Web
Sisense
9.0
Tableau Server
9.1
Publish to PDF
Sisense
9.0
Tableau Server
8.1
Report Versioning
Sisense
7.7
Tableau Server
7.8
Report Delivery Scheduling
Sisense
8.9
Tableau Server
8.5
Delivery to Remote Servers
Sisense
Tableau Server
7.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

Sisense
9.0
Tableau Server
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Sisense
9.2
Tableau Server
8.6
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Sisense
8.9
Tableau Server
8.5
Predictive Analytics
Sisense
8.8
Tableau Server
7.2

Access Control and Security

Sisense
9.0
Tableau Server
8.2
Multi-User Support (named login)
Sisense
9.0
Tableau Server
8.1
Role-Based Security Model
Sisense
9.0
Tableau Server
7.9
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Sisense
9.0
Tableau Server
8.3
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Sisense
Tableau Server
8.4

Mobile Capabilities

Sisense
8.2
Tableau Server
7.8
Responsive Design for Web Access
Sisense
8.6
Tableau Server
7.8
Dedicated iOS Application
Sisense
7.9
Tableau Server
7.8
Dedicated Android Application
Sisense
8.3
Tableau Server
7.6
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Sisense
7.8
Tableau Server
7.9

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Sisense
Tableau Server
7.5
REST API
Sisense
Tableau Server
8.3
Javascript API
Sisense
Tableau Server
8.1
iFrames
Sisense
Tableau Server
7.8
Java API
Sisense
Tableau Server
7.2
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Sisense
Tableau Server
6.9
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Sisense
Tableau Server
6.6

Pros

  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Service
  • Visualization
  • Customizability - SQL/CSS, iFRAME/JS
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  • Summarize complex data in an easy to understand format.
  • Very fast idea/need to realization timelines.
  • Ability for end users to interact with data sets, giving them filters, groupings and other tools to get the data they need.
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Cons

  • Missing functionality - Joins
  • More attention on community forums
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  • Content Discovery can be challenging. Unless users have security to data sources or dashboards, they often don't know they are there.
  • Tableau Server doesn't natively support the ability to send PDF versions of dashboards to users that aren't Tableau Server users. An open source project was developed called VizAlerts that provides a workaround for this, but it should really just be built into the product.
  • There are no phone numbers to call if you need support. The only way to contact Tableau Support is via email. If we have an urgent problem we typically need to reach out to our account executive to get appropriate attention.
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Likelihood to Renew

Sisense8.9
Based on 14 answers
I absolutely love this product. However, they are moving to a new version that is almost a total redesign of the product. It remains to be seen how much work will be involved to transition
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Tableau Server9.1
Based on 19 answers
I can only speak for myself. Even though it has its shortcomings, Tableau is headed in the right direction by making large amounts of data available to the traditional business user. I dont think its simple to learn Tableau; but its not extremely difficult either. With some training and help from Tableau support, you can improve your ability to provide analysis to your team or department.
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Usability

Sisense7.3
Based on 4 answers
For at least 80% of our business requirements Sisense works perfectly.
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Tableau Server9.0
Based on 11 answers
While Tableau has the highest ease of use for analysis, the data set has to be ready for that and Tableau hasn't (yet) brought that ease of use to the ETL process.
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Reliability and Availability

Sisense8.2
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 Server9.0
Based on 9 answers
I use Tableau for one to several hours per day, every day, and it almost never crashes. It's the most reliable piece of production software I've used.
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Performance

Sisense8.2
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 Server8.1
Based on 8 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.
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Support

Sisense10.0
Based on 5 answers
Response is fast and adequate.
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Tableau Server9.1
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

Sisense7.3
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 Server8.0
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

Sisense8.2
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 Server9.0
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

Sisense7.1
Based on 3 answers
Remember to migrate the plugins. The documentation however is pretty straight forward.
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Tableau Server9.1
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

We chose Sisense due to pricing structures as well as its speed and ability to connect to more robust data sources. Ultimately, the differences were minimal in regards to abilities and functionality; we just felt that Sisense provided the most reliable and consistent results among our test trials.
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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

Sisense8.2
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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Return on Investment

  • 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
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  • Tableau is costly but I will say this: You get what you pay for when it comes to Tableau, Tableau Desktop and other Tableau products. I haven't been disappointed with anything Tableau has done or has to offer.
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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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