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Tableau Server

Top Rated
575 Ratings

Qlik Sense

Top Rated
320 Ratings

Tableau Server

Top Rated
575 Ratings
Score 8.1 out of 101

Qlik Sense

Top Rated
320 Ratings
Score 7.8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

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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Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense is an excellent product for analyzing and especially viewing your data on a variety of devices thanks to its responsive design. Qlik Sense also has many excellent features for managing and preparing your data.
A scenario where you might want to consider using QlikView instead of Qlik Sense would be where you have a large number of reports that users require. At the present time in this scenario you might be better off using the container object within QlikView or deciding whether or not you can reduce the number of reports
and still use Qlik Sense.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Tableau Server
8.1
Qlik Sense
8.5
Pixel Perfect reports
Tableau Server
8.1
Qlik Sense
8.6
Customizable dashboards
Tableau Server
8.4
Qlik Sense
9.0
Report Formatting Templates
Tableau Server
7.8
Qlik Sense
7.9

Ad-hoc Reporting

Tableau Server
7.8
Qlik Sense
8.6
Drill-down analysis
Tableau Server
7.7
Qlik Sense
8.9
Formatting capabilities
Tableau Server
8.0
Qlik Sense
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Tableau Server
7.7
Qlik Sense
7.9
Report sharing and collaboration
Tableau Server
7.8
Qlik Sense
9.1

Report Output and Scheduling

Tableau Server
7.9
Qlik Sense
8.9
Publish to Web
Tableau Server
8.9
Qlik Sense
9.0
Publish to PDF
Tableau Server
7.8
Qlik Sense
8.8
Report Versioning
Tableau Server
7.5
Qlik Sense
8.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
Tableau Server
8.3
Qlik Sense
9.2
Delivery to Remote Servers
Tableau Server
7.2
Qlik Sense
9.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

Tableau Server
8.0
Qlik Sense
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Tableau Server
8.2
Qlik Sense
8.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Tableau Server
8.3
Qlik Sense
8.5
Predictive Analytics
Tableau Server
7.5
Qlik Sense
7.5

Access Control and Security

Tableau Server
8.2
Qlik Sense
8.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
Tableau Server
8.2
Qlik Sense
8.6
Role-Based Security Model
Tableau Server
8.0
Qlik Sense
8.1
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Tableau Server
8.3
Qlik Sense
7.7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Tableau Server
8.5
Qlik Sense
9.0

Mobile Capabilities

Tableau Server
7.5
Qlik Sense
8.6
Responsive Design for Web Access
Tableau Server
7.7
Qlik Sense
9.3
Dedicated iOS Application
Tableau Server
7.7
Qlik Sense
8.2
Dedicated Android Application
Tableau Server
7.1
Qlik Sense
7.6
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Tableau Server
7.6
Qlik Sense
9.2

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Tableau Server
7.5
Qlik Sense
8.2
REST API
Tableau Server
8.1
Qlik Sense
7.0
Javascript API
Tableau Server
8.0
Qlik Sense
8.0
iFrames
Tableau Server
7.6
Qlik Sense
8.0
Java API
Tableau Server
7.4
Qlik Sense
8.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Tableau Server
7.0
Qlik Sense
10.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Tableau Server
6.8
Qlik Sense
8.0

Pros

  • Having access to the server, the report developer only needs to send a link to the report to her audience, not the entire physical file or data behind it.
  • The reports are dynamic. As the data behind them changes, the developer is not forced to send new reports each time.
  • The reports remain dynamic. This allows for the user to look at what is pertinent to them and not necessarily a static version of the report. They can apply necessary filters as needed.
  • The report user also has the ability to create their own Tableau reports using the data exposed to them through the dashboard. Self-empowered users are that much more effective in their own work product!
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  • The ETL layer within Qlik allows someone with no IT background and little knowledge of any programming languages to immediately fetch data and start using the tool.
  • The Data Loading script gives power users the ability to model the data they bring in to be maximized for efficiency and speed.
  • The Web interface allows us the ability to use custom URL’s to direct traffic into various different points of interest.
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Cons

  • Scaling Tableau Server comes with a big price tag.
  • In an organization that does not already have Tableau as its enterprise reporting tool, driving adoption is very tough. People tend to slink back into the comfort of excel analyses.
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  • NO horizontal and/or vertical scrollbars. Period. Not implemented. This means very little data could be shown on a single sheet.
  • NO adjustment of the SIZE of the fonts and controls. Functionality never implemented in Qliksense (out of the box as of v. 3.1). This means very little data could be shown on a single sheet.
  • You can not rename a bookmark, you can not change the order of bookmarks. This is a functionality that the end user works directly..
  • Each and every control is "dumbed down" (vs the corresponding Qlikview implementation). This means that each anything is kept out of the product (to make product more maintainable and to provide rendering on mobile platforms). Example: List Box. You can not change the search mode (in qlikview you could make it a wild card search or expression driven search out of the box).
  • "Current Selections" control removed. This is the main control in qlikview, that shows the context of the filtering for the user.
  • The script is not 100% compatible vs. Qlikview. References to files, supported in Qlikview are different (have to be modified).
  • Qliksense App V.3.1 freezes, then crashes on me 2-3 times a day (Win.7, 64 bit, SSD drive). It does not instill confidence in the product. Qliksense cloud based (accessed via browser) never crashed on me.
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Likelihood to Renew

Tableau Server9.1
Based on 19 answers
Fairly easy to use and very powerful. Everyone who uses it loves it.
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Usability

Tableau Server9.1
Based on 10 answers
When it works, it works great. The drag and drop functionality is seamless. Creating calculated fields is also simple
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Qlik Sense9.4
Based on 5 answers
All controls are simplified and dumbed down. A lot of functionality is lost (vs. QlikView).
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Reliability and Availability

Tableau Server9.0
Based on 9 answers
Tableau Server is very stable. But Tableau desktop has crashed (or become unresponsive) on a few instances.
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Performance

Tableau Server8.1
Based on 8 answers
Again, assuming that you are working with 100k rows of data or less, it works great. When you increase the number of rows of data by a magnitude of 5 or 10+, there is a significant deterioration in performance
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Support

Tableau Server9.1
Based on 12 answers
They are pretty responsive and helpful to address the issues.
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Qlik Sense9.0
Based on 3 answers
Not only can you ask the support team for help, but you can also ask the community. Also with the community there is a vast amount of problems that have already been solved. The problem you are encountering has a likely chance of already being discussed and even solved in the community section saving you time from reaching out.
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In-Person Training

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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Qlik Sense9.1
Based on 1 answer
The instructor was very knowledgeable.
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Online Training

Tableau Server9.0
Based on 9 answers
The tutorials are self paced and self-explanatory.
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Qlik Sense9.1
Based on 1 answer
The online instructor was very knowledgeable.
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Implementation

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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Qlik Sense9.0
Based on 3 answers
Qlik worked along with us during our implementation, and it made it go quick and easy.
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Alternatives Considered

We find Tableau Server much more flexible and powerful for the developer. The resulting dashboard and interactive charts far surpass those of Business Objects. IBM Cognos is much too restrictive in its ability to present data visualizations in a way that is easily integrated into both web platforms and mobile applications.
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Qlik Sense is an attempt to provide a more user friendly self-service experience and it does well in this and essentially extends the Qlik View experience. Our experience has been positive and would consider Qlik Sense enterprise to formalize our proactive self-service offering for business analytics. It would be interesting to see if natural language analytics will be the next step.
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Collaboration and Sharing

Tableau Server7.8
Based on 67 answers
It's good. It's like publishing research papers. There is only ONE primary (first) author. This is the OWNER in Tableau terms. You can have any number of secondary authors but at the end of the day it's the OWNER that rules absolutely. I also like the option to manage permissions by workbook or by project (i.e. all objects in a project folder have permissions assigned to the folder regardless of how published).
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Qlik Sense8.2
Based on 32 answers
I am limited as to how I can answer here as I am not an administrator, but, security seems to be adequate for the tasks and audiences in my organization.
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Data Integration

Tableau Server8.9
Based on 70 answers
It is extremely easy to feed Tableau from multiple data sources, even in the same report. This is actually one of the areas where this product shines; very easy to work with different data sources. You can use different data sources in different parts of an equation that feeds a report.
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Qlik Sense8.9
Based on 33 answers
A great tool, but, I am still learning how to handle the more advanced features. Without help from our vendor, I would be unable to complete some of my assigned tasks.The tool is good at handling multiple data sources. I would like to have more control over formatting extensions and visualizations.
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Return on Investment

  • Our clients are interested in the interactive dashboard on their data. This is a big ask and a good selling point for our future clients.
  • We are not able to get a self-service model yet as it takes a good amount of training for our users.
  • Tableau is definitely a good tool if you would like to build dashboards easily.
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  • Fast reports delivery
  • Automation reporting process
  • Reducing time on decision making process
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Pricing Details

Tableau Server

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

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Qlik Sense

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Additional Pricing Details
Qlik Sense Enterprise: Perpetual license basis, based on number of users Qlik Sense Desktop: FREE Qlik Sense Cloud: FREE

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