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Likelihood to Recommend

Tableau Desktop

Great for visualizing basic and complex analytics, can be very useful in a myriad of situations, for example it can be summarized up for grand views for executives and plenty of drill down opportunities for more analyst level staff. This allows the staff to performing the analytics to save time by not having to duplicate reports on different levels for different staff.
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Yellowfin

Yellowfin is well suited for:
  • All type of organisations from small, medium to large enterprises applications
  • All type of users in an organisations - Business users , Analysts and consumers
  • Large clustering installation with high volume of transaction under Linux platform with high number of concurrent users
  • Low budget customer engagements
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Tableau Desktop
8.3
Yellowfin
7.8
Pixel Perfect reports
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Yellowfin
Customizable dashboards
Tableau Desktop
9.1
Yellowfin
7.9
Report Formatting Templates
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Yellowfin
7.7

Ad-hoc Reporting

Tableau Desktop
8.3
Yellowfin
8.1
Drill-down analysis
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Yellowfin
8.3
Formatting capabilities
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Yellowfin
7.6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Yellowfin
8.3
Report sharing and collaboration
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Yellowfin
8.3

Report Output and Scheduling

Tableau Desktop
8.4
Yellowfin
8.1
Publish to Web
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Yellowfin
8.2
Publish to PDF
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Yellowfin
8.0
Report Versioning
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Yellowfin
7.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Yellowfin
8.3
Delivery to Remote Servers
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Yellowfin

Data Discovery and Visualization

Tableau Desktop
8.2
Yellowfin
7.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Yellowfin
7.3
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Yellowfin
7.8
Predictive Analytics
Tableau Desktop
7.4
Yellowfin
6.5

Access Control and Security

Tableau Desktop
8.3
Yellowfin
7.9
Multi-User Support (named login)
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Yellowfin
8.0
Role-Based Security Model
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Yellowfin
7.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Yellowfin
7.8
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Tableau Desktop
7.9
Yellowfin

Mobile Capabilities

Tableau Desktop
8.0
Yellowfin
8.5
Responsive Design for Web Access
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Yellowfin
9.1
Dedicated iOS Application
Tableau Desktop
7.7
Yellowfin
8.5
Dedicated Android Application
Tableau Desktop
7.4
Yellowfin
8.2
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Yellowfin
8.5

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Tableau Desktop
7.4
Yellowfin
REST API
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Yellowfin
Javascript API
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Yellowfin
iFrames
Tableau Desktop
6.9
Yellowfin
Java API
Tableau Desktop
7.4
Yellowfin
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Tableau Desktop
7.7
Yellowfin
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Tableau Desktop
7.1
Yellowfin

Pros

Tableau Desktop

  • With Tableau you do not need to have technical knowledge to do the data integration and you get a quick response of what you are looking for, being your visualization of high quality.
  • We can say that it is free software and it is not a limited version
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Yellowfin

  • The Yellowfin user interface fits seamlessly into our own web software as it too is designed in the latest web technologies making it easy to use and easily accessible to our client base.
  • The Yellowfin user interface is intuitive and easy to use, elevating VSV clients from needing in-depth training on the product before true value can be realised.
  • The Yellowfin architecture supports the Pintl architecture 100% due to a similar design strategy and as such no real overhead is added to the Pintl system for the addition of the Yellowfin product nor does it add any additional IT overhead to be used.
  • The Yellowfin product is quick and simple to develop reports and dashboards in cutting turn-around-time at the VSV development team and when new/custom reports are required by VSV clients.
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Cons

Tableau Desktop

  • Tableau is ill-suited to work with SSAS cubes, at least when you are used to analysis within Microsoft tools
  • Data preparation is not up-to-par with other leading vendor tools (although can be improved through Alteryx if you have access to it)
  • The ease-of-use is true for basic analysis, but rapidly gives way to a steep learning curve with more complex queries or when the business context is more mathematics oriented
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Yellowfin

  • More options to include meta data (column description, data annotation, report annotation) for BI self service end users
  • The compliance to the International Business Communication Standards (IBCS) is currently not possible
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Likelihood to Renew

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.9
Based on 39 answers
The releases of Tableau since 8.0 I would describe as incremental unless you are a MAC user. As of June of 2014 Tableau claims to have 17,000 unique customers, a statistic I accept to be true as they are a publicly held company. The unique company name count now exceeds 20,000. Tableau delivers an excellent product. Beta tests are thorough, due dates are met and client acceptance is high
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Yellowfin

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.7
Based on 23 answers
Entry-level data analysis is accessible even to beginners, some advanced analysis is possible, but it is not at this time an end-to-end solution for analytics, though imprvements are coming from version 10.2.
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Yellowfin

Yellowfin 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Web-based centralised architecture with best user interfaces.
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Reliability and Availability

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 10 answers
I have really never faced any serious issue with this tool, although in some versions there were crashing issues were there.
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Yellowfin

Yellowfin 9.1
Based on 1 answer
99.9% availability
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Performance

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 6.2
Based on 9 answers
It performs as well as could be expected; the challenge is making sure the data is organized correctly to optimize performance.
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Yellowfin

Yellowfin 8.2
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Support

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 9.0
Based on 16 answers
Because I have never really faced any issue with the support team and they are usually quite active so it's quite helpful.
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Yellowfin

Yellowfin 8.2
Based on 1 answer
  • Availability of 24x7x365 support team to cover all regions
  • Technical team well trained
  • Knowledge of product
  • Proper product documentation and support guidelines
  • Defined SLA
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In-Person Training

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 9.4
Based on 4 answers
Extensive and beneficial - users have shown great benefit of training and put it to practical use.
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Yellowfin

Yellowfin 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Yellowfin provides 3 levels of training to support consumers, business analytics, developers and Administrations :
  1. Yellowfin BI Training - Level 1 (Exploration)
  2. Yellowfin BI Training - Level 2 (Advanced)
  3. Yellowfin BI Training - Level 3(Expert)
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Online Training

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
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Yellowfin

Yellowfin 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Web-based training for large audiences for Level 1 and Level 2 I would suggest
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Implementation

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 34 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.
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Yellowfin

Yellowfin 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Design the data model and views for each dashboard is very important and it is the success factor Configuration of cluster for large implementation
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Alternatives Considered

Tableau Desktop

I haven't used other tools for a number of years - when I made the selection my criteria were ease of use (including, slicing & dicing data at will), connectivity to various data sources (especially REST API - which Tableau doesn't support natively but now has a way to use through the Web Data Connector). An element that is often overlooked is the ecosystem: other services or tools complementing & extending Tableau, the support community, training opportunities, books and even the availability of skilled resources in the field. And finally, price was a factor.In some cases I use Klipfolio as an alternative to Tableau dashboards. I see it as a matter of "fit to task" and data-maturity. Sometimes Tableau dashboards are just overkill for building nice-looking, simple dashboards where my client doesn't need too much controls (i.e. no highlighting or segmentation at will).
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Yellowfin

Yellowfin BI has a strong focus on a clear structured and easy to use user interface. Furthermore, the licence model was adequate for a BI system with a lot of end users.
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Scalability

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 7.0
Based on 3 answers
Although tableau is highly interactive and fast but with very large dataset its performance degrades heavily. So up to certain extent its really good but after that we have to take care of its performance issues.
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Yellowfin

Yellowfin 8.2
Based on 1 answer
- Tested 500 con-current users in Linux platform with 4 cores systems - Tested with cloud based VM - Tested with 1000 reads per minutes
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Return on Investment

Tableau Desktop

  • Rapid Prototyping.
  • Great story-telling tool.
  • Industry Leading visualizations > Customer satisfaction.
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Yellowfin

No answers on this topic

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Pricing Details

Tableau Desktop

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details
Free trials are available for both editions.

Yellowfin

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Additional Pricing Details

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