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Score 6 out of 100

Tableau Desktop

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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Spoom ranks higher in 3 feature sets: Ad-hoc Reporting, Report Output and Scheduling, Mobile Capabilities
  • Tableau Desktop ranks higher in 3 feature sets: BI Standard Reporting, Data Discovery and Visualization, Access Control and Security

BI Standard Reporting

7.6

Spoom

76%
8.0

Tableau Desktop

80%
Tableau Desktop ranks higher in 3/3 features

Pixel Perfect reports

7.3
73%
1 Rating
7.9
79%
137 Ratings

Customizable dashboards

8.2
82%
1 Rating
8.4
84%
163 Ratings

Report Formatting Templates

7.3
73%
1 Rating
7.8
78%
142 Ratings

Ad-hoc Reporting

8.4

Spoom

84%
8.1

Tableau Desktop

81%
Spoom ranks higher in 3/4 features

Drill-down analysis

9.1
91%
1 Rating
8.1
81%
156 Ratings

Formatting capabilities

8.2
82%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
159 Ratings

Integration with R or other statistical packages

8.2
82%
1 Rating
7.6
76%
120 Ratings

Report sharing and collaboration

8.2
82%
1 Rating
8.5
85%
155 Ratings

Report Output and Scheduling

8.9

Spoom

89%
8.2

Tableau Desktop

82%
Spoom ranks higher in 3/5 features

Publish to Web

8.2
82%
1 Rating
8.6
86%
146 Ratings

Publish to PDF

9.1
91%
1 Rating
8.4
84%
146 Ratings

Report Versioning

9.1
91%
1 Rating
7.9
79%
112 Ratings

Report Delivery Scheduling

9.1
91%
1 Rating
8.3
83%
119 Ratings

Delivery to Remote Servers

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
70 Ratings

Data Discovery and Visualization

7.3

Spoom

73%
8.4

Tableau Desktop

84%
Tableau Desktop ranks higher in 3/3 features

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

7.3
73%
1 Rating
8.7
87%
151 Ratings

Predictive Analytics

7.3
73%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
123 Ratings

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
146 Ratings

Access Control and Security

7.7

Spoom

77%
8.4

Tableau Desktop

84%
Tableau Desktop ranks higher in 4/4 features

Multi-User Support (named login)

7.3
73%
1 Rating
8.4
84%
136 Ratings

Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

8.2
82%
1 Rating
8.5
85%
126 Ratings

Role-Based Security Model

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
115 Ratings

Single Sign-On (SSO)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
74 Ratings

Mobile Capabilities

8.2

Spoom

82%
7.9

Tableau Desktop

79%
Tableau Desktop ranks higher in 2/3 features

Responsive Design for Web Access

9.1
91%
1 Rating
7.9
79%
121 Ratings

Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

7.3
73%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
113 Ratings

Mobile Application

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
179 Ratings

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Spoom

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
7.7
77%
49 Ratings

iFrames

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
47 Ratings

Java API

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2
72%
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

  • Tableau Desktop is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.2

Spoom

82%
1 Rating
8.6

Tableau Desktop

86%
191 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Spoom

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9

Tableau Desktop

89%
39 Ratings

Usability

Spoom

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8

Tableau Desktop

88%
66 Ratings

Availability

Spoom

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Tableau Desktop

80%
20 Ratings

Performance

Spoom

N/A
0 Ratings
6.1

Tableau Desktop

61%
18 Ratings

Support Rating

Spoom

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8

Tableau Desktop

78%
74 Ratings

In-Person Training

Spoom

N/A
0 Ratings
9.4

Tableau Desktop

94%
4 Ratings

Online Training

Spoom

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Tableau Desktop

80%
4 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Spoom

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Tableau Desktop

80%
68 Ratings

Configurability

Spoom

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1

Tableau Desktop

81%
2 Ratings

Ease of integration

Spoom

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Tableau Desktop

100%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

Spoom

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

Tableau Desktop

70%
3 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

Spoom

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Tableau Desktop

100%
1 Rating

Vendor pre-sale

Spoom

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Tableau Desktop

100%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Spoom Software

It is well suited when you have several sources of data.
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Tableau

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.
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Pros

Spoom Software

  • Easy to use
  • Focus on analyzing and not on finding and loading data
  • "One version of the truth"
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Tableau

  • 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.
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Cons

Spoom Software

  • I would like to have more modules. Eg. : supply chain tool.
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Tableau

  • 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
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Pricing Details

Spoom

Starting Price

$0 per installation (including licences and maintenance for 3 years)

Editions & Modules

Spoom editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Analyza Standalone$15,0001
Analyza Cloud$15,0002

Footnotes

  1. per installation (including licences and maintenance for 3 years)
  2. per installation (including licences and maintenance for 3 years)

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

Required $15,000

Additional Details

The On-Premise or SaaS solutions are the same price; we provide a dedicated machine or virtual machine for both. For 10 users, the budget is from $15,000 to $90,000 for a full Business Intelligence solution (including licenses and maintenance for 3 years). The installation and configuration cost depends on customer's data architecture, volume and number of sources. It also depends on customizations required (i.e.: exporting pixel to pixel PDF files to a SharePoint platform).

Tableau Desktop

Starting Price

$70 per month

Editions & Modules

Tableau Desktop editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Tableau Creator$70.001

Footnotes

  1. Per User / Per Month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

All pricing plans are billed annually.

Likelihood to Renew

Spoom Software

No answers on this topic

Tableau

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.
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Usability

Spoom Software

No answers on this topic

Tableau

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.
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Reliability and Availability

Spoom Software

No answers on this topic

Tableau

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.
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Performance

Spoom Software

No answers on this topic

Tableau

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
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Support Rating

Spoom Software

No answers on this topic

Tableau

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.
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In-Person Training

Spoom Software

No answers on this topic

Tableau

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.
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Online Training

Spoom Software

No answers on this topic

Tableau

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
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Implementation Rating

Spoom Software

No answers on this topic

Tableau

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.
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Alternatives Considered

Spoom Software

Cognos is very expensive and needs heavy IT-team to implement it.
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Tableau

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.
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Scalability

Spoom Software

No answers on this topic

Tableau

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.
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Return on Investment

Spoom Software

No answers on this topic

Tableau

  • 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.
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