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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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Zoho Analytics

We like that it quickly integrates with other applications so we can pull reports together without having to build them ourselves. It is nice that you can create many different types of graphs and charts to visualize your data with interesting contents. Tons of functionality and in-depth analysis. Perfectly met and suit the business need to combine multiple data sources with Zoho CRM. Good customer support network online to help understand the software as well for beginners.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Tableau Desktop
8.3
Zoho Analytics
7.7
Pixel Perfect reports
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Zoho Analytics
6.4
Customizable dashboards
Tableau Desktop
9.1
Zoho Analytics
8.9
Report Formatting Templates
Tableau Desktop
7.7
Zoho Analytics

Ad-hoc Reporting

Tableau Desktop
8.2
Zoho Analytics
8.6
Drill-down analysis
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Zoho Analytics
8.2
Formatting capabilities
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Zoho Analytics
8.8
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Tableau Desktop
7.7
Zoho Analytics
Report sharing and collaboration
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Zoho Analytics
8.9

Report Output and Scheduling

Tableau Desktop
8.4
Zoho Analytics
7.9
Publish to Web
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Zoho Analytics
6.5
Publish to PDF
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Zoho Analytics
8.6
Report Versioning
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Zoho Analytics
Report Delivery Scheduling
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Zoho Analytics
8.6
Delivery to Remote Servers
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Zoho Analytics

Data Discovery and Visualization

Tableau Desktop
8.2
Zoho Analytics
3.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Zoho Analytics
2.7
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Zoho Analytics
4.5
Predictive Analytics
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Zoho Analytics
2.7

Access Control and Security

Tableau Desktop
8.3
Zoho Analytics
6.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Zoho Analytics
9.4
Role-Based Security Model
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Zoho Analytics
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Zoho Analytics
9.4
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Zoho Analytics
1.0

Mobile Capabilities

Tableau Desktop
7.9
Zoho Analytics
3.9
Responsive Design for Web Access
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Zoho Analytics
4.5
Dedicated iOS Application
Tableau Desktop
7.7
Zoho Analytics
3.8
Dedicated Android Application
Tableau Desktop
7.4
Zoho Analytics
3.7
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Zoho Analytics
3.6

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Tableau Desktop
7.6
Zoho Analytics
1.4
REST API
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Zoho Analytics
1.0
Javascript API
Tableau Desktop
7.7
Zoho Analytics
iFrames
Tableau Desktop
7.1
Zoho Analytics
1.8
Java API
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Zoho Analytics
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Tableau Desktop
7.9
Zoho Analytics
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Tableau Desktop
7.3
Zoho Analytics

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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Zoho Analytics

  • One small but important feature that I like is that I can show dates by ISO week, this is very helpful for multi-year reporting within a business that works and speaks by ISO week.
  • Zoho Reports is a good tool to use for data reporting from Zoho Projects. Very useful if you are already in the Zoho ecosystem.
  • We use this tool to provide reports to leadership and review team goals. This is very helpful for users who do not use Zoho Projects but want information on day-to-day operations and goal setting.
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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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Zoho Analytics

  • Reports was challenging to understand initially and some of their documents were out of date so importing did not work.
  • It would be nice if the importing instructions were a little more clear for the layman as not all businesses can have an IT department or the like to set up software like this.
  • Due to insufficient descriptions, it can be unclear as to what a report is describing or displaying to you.
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Likelihood to Renew

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.9
Based on 39 answers
Because right now its the best option out there (disclosure: I haven't used Qlikview or some of the other direct competitors of Tableau). The big investment is in Tableau Server not desktop. For the cost of the license of Tableau desktop, its a pretty good deal. You can hook it up to pretty much any data source easily. You can easily share the visualizations with your team/colleagues easily. Tableau Desktop is generally easy to use for business users. But the more advanced stuff is better suited for a analyst or someone with a IT/CS background.
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Zoho Analytics

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Usability

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.8
Based on 23 answers
I am really a fan of tableau for its quick setup, data connection, dashboard creation time and very easy to use UI.As i have used multiple Bi tools like QlikView and SAP BO, i can say all other tools take really long time in performing above functionalities except QlikView which is really fast in term of performing analysis.
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Zoho Analytics

Zoho Analytics 8.2
Based on 1 answer
It is very usable for me, but I have had to help others who were less computer savvy figure it out.
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Reliability and Availability

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 10 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.
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Zoho Analytics

No score
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Performance

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 6.2
Based on 9 answers
Tableau's connections to third-party sources can be somewhat slow due to the time required to speak to a source over a network. However, if you properly utilize Tableau's Data Source Extracts, then the speed is incredible. On the other hand, Tableau makes it very easy for the user to put too much data into one dashboard, which can impact performance. All in all, if you use the tool properly, speed should not be a concern.
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Zoho Analytics

No score
No answers yet
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Support

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 9.0
Based on 16 answers
I still haven't found something that stumped me for long. The company materials are first-rate and their seems to be a natural affinity among the professionals using the product. It seems there are many who want to help those that are following them onto the platform. I've never noticed any condescension to new users or obvious questions in the forums or my personal exchanges.
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Zoho Analytics

Zoho Analytics 9.1
Based on 1 answer
High response
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In-Person Training

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.
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Zoho Analytics

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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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Zoho Analytics

No score
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Implementation

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 34 answers
Time needs to be spent ahead of implementation to make sure data sources are set up and ready. Consultants need to understand the data sources and the goals before setting foot on-site. Installation is easy, learning to use it takes time. The training resources available are great.
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Zoho Analytics

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Alternatives Considered

Tableau Desktop

My current work environment uses both Tableau Online, MicroStrategy & SSRS in parallel. Tableau is much closer to the SSRS in terms of visualization tool where as MicroStrategy is an enterprise data modeling and reporting tool.Based on the use case we use different tools. Here are the pros & consProsi) Suits perfectly for SQL Environment( not big data). We have created the maximum of our dashboard against SQL Server Database. They are perfectly designed, fast while retrieving data, and has very efficient online manipulation. ii) I prefer using Tableau Online if I want to drill down. iii) Unlike MicroStrategy we don't have to create attributes and facts inside the tool. Tableau just sits a extra layer on top of my data model and inherits all objects inside the tool. iv) Unlike SSRS Tableau Online helps us to create on the fly calculations in the web browser. So no manipulation is needed every time in the dataset v) Good Customer Support unlike MicroStrategy (In MicroStrategy cases are opened for weeks but no proper resolutions are made by experts).Consi) Report Scheduling Options are not the best in Tableau. If we see new a requirement of a report with email distribution, mobile distribution we don't prefer Tableau ii) Big Data (Hadoop) Live Interactions are slow. You need a special approach and extra implementation using middleware to make data retrieval fasteriii) Architect mode is not available
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Zoho Analytics

I'm a certified Access Developer. I prefer Zoho Reports for this kind of work (sales reporting) because it is cloud-based. I can work on a report at my desk, and then when I get into the boardroom present it on the big screen, drill down, etc. The ability to work on it from anywhere is crucial. I prefer Access for more traditional database duties, but that's okay, that's why it's called Zoho Reports and not Zoho Database.
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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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Zoho Analytics

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Return on Investment

Tableau Desktop

  • Tableau has provided my clients with the information necessary to allocate multi-million dollar research budgets effectively, ensuring the company is getting the most bang for its buck.
  • Tableau has given my office the ability to present data quickly and easily in a professional format that customers can understand, and has them returning frequently for additional analysis and projects.
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Zoho Analytics

  • Zoho offers our company the opportunity to put information from different departments together.
  • Zoho helps us to insure that our information is accurate by limiting user abilities.
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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

Tableau Desktop Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
Free trials are available for both editions.

Zoho Analytics

General

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

Zoho Analytics Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Professional$301
  1. per user per month billed annually
SaaS Edition
Basic$251
Standard$502
Premium$1253
Enterprise$4954
  1. 0.5M rows, 2 users
  2. 1M rows, 5 users
  3. 5M rows, 15 users
  4. 50M rows, 50 users
Additional Pricing Details
There is a 10% discount for all plans if subscribed yearly. Customers can buy add-on rows and users, in addition to the plans listed above.

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