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Score 8.1 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Tableau Server

Tableau Server is awesome for creating easy to understand visualizations for busy executives. An analyst can be up and running with some cool visualizations fairly quickly. But, if you're thinking of using Tableau Server for real machine learning, this is not the tool.
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Qlik Sense

Data Discovery is efficient.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Tableau Server
8.2
Qlik Sense
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
Tableau Server
8.0
Qlik Sense
8.7
Customizable dashboards
Tableau Server
8.7
Qlik Sense
8.8
Report Formatting Templates
Tableau Server
7.9
Qlik Sense
7.8

Ad-hoc Reporting

Tableau Server
8.1
Qlik Sense
8.6
Drill-down analysis
Tableau Server
8.1
Qlik Sense
8.7
Formatting capabilities
Tableau Server
8.1
Qlik Sense
8.6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Tableau Server
8.0
Qlik Sense
7.9
Report sharing and collaboration
Tableau Server
8.3
Qlik Sense
9.1

Report Output and Scheduling

Tableau Server
8.1
Qlik Sense
9.0
Publish to Web
Tableau Server
9.1
Qlik Sense
9.0
Publish to PDF
Tableau Server
8.1
Qlik Sense
8.9
Report Versioning
Tableau Server
7.8
Qlik Sense
8.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
Tableau Server
8.5
Qlik Sense
9.2
Delivery to Remote Servers
Tableau Server
7.0
Qlik Sense
9.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

Tableau Server
8.1
Qlik Sense
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Tableau Server
8.6
Qlik Sense
8.3
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Tableau Server
8.5
Qlik Sense
8.3
Predictive Analytics
Tableau Server
7.2
Qlik Sense
7.5

Access Control and Security

Tableau Server
8.2
Qlik Sense
8.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
Tableau Server
8.1
Qlik Sense
8.7
Role-Based Security Model
Tableau Server
7.9
Qlik Sense
8.2
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Tableau Server
8.3
Qlik Sense
7.6
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Tableau Server
8.4
Qlik Sense
9.0

Mobile Capabilities

Tableau Server
7.8
Qlik Sense
8.5
Responsive Design for Web Access
Tableau Server
7.8
Qlik Sense
8.9
Dedicated iOS Application
Tableau Server
7.8
Qlik Sense
8.2
Dedicated Android Application
Tableau Server
7.6
Qlik Sense
7.6
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Tableau Server
7.9
Qlik Sense
9.1

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Tableau Server
7.5
Qlik Sense
8.2
REST API
Tableau Server
8.3
Qlik Sense
7.0
Javascript API
Tableau Server
8.1
Qlik Sense
8.0
iFrames
Tableau Server
7.8
Qlik Sense
8.0
Java API
Tableau Server
7.2
Qlik Sense
8.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Tableau Server
6.9
Qlik Sense
10.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Tableau Server
6.6
Qlik Sense
8.0

Pros

  • Tableau Server is compatible and flexible in terms of data connection and usage.
  • Tableau Server has the option of configuring on-site or cloud, which is excellent.
  • Tableau Server is economical and easily adaptive in nature.
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  • Visualizations available natively. Account and pre-sales team can build their own visualizations and analytics with data.
  • The amazing UI - provides a great experience while trying to organize data using dashboards. Having been a regular user for over a year now, the kind of things you can learn just by yourself on the fly is simply amazing. The dashboards also provide great flexibility with a lot of options.
  • Qliksense provides a quick and efficient way to scan data immediately and helps businesses make better decisions. Definitely, a must-have tool for all kind of Analysts dealing with millions of rows of data as it provides a simple yet powerful way to get business insights.
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Cons

  • Tableau Server could be made more flexible in terms of data connection and ease of use in terms of documenting.
  • In Tableau Server, the workbook folder itself should be made available with share options to web embed.
  • Groups should be enhanced with more test case scenarios so organizations can easily follow the protocols.
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  • Advanced features need to be built as extensions, can be made available out of the box
  • Email Alerts can be made out of the box
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Likelihood to Renew

Tableau Server9.1
Based on 19 answers
Tableau Server is an integral part of the reporting suite for a client. It meets their reporting needs and has proven to be one of the most reliable painless pieces of software used to date. I believe that they are extremely happy with the product and will continue using it into the future.
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Usability

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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Qlik Sense9.5
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
This is one area which can be improved. This is also dependent on the infrastructure we run it on. But Tableau Server 8 has had "unidentified" down times which had no answers on further troubleshooting.
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Performance

Tableau Server8.1
Based on 8 answers
Due to it's skillful use of in-memory processing and columnar data structures ensures optimal performance. However, with larger data sets, especially with LIVE connections to back-end DBMS platforms, performance degrades quickly. However, with minimal planning and Tableau data extracts, exceptional performance is achievable.
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Support

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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Qlik Sense8.5
Based on 4 answers
Its good, but not world class. Partners are the deepest and most knowledgeable
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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 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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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

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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We looked at both Microsoft Power BI and Tableau. They both have similar functionality and can get to the end results of Qlik Sense. The big determining factor was how much time that we would have to develop reports and stories. We found that Qlik Sense allowed us to develop and edit the overall story in timely manner.
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Return on Investment

  • We recently reduced our licensing due to scaling down the company and Tableau had a reasonable process to accommodate us.
  • The most recent version we use (10.4) has been much more reliable - looking forward to the 2018 version that we will implement next month.
  • Many times changes in version cause our analysts headaches by changing small things we don't always catch at first and we don't have the means to run a test environment for all of them.
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  • Qlik Sense fills the gap between Excel's ad-hoc reporting and the traditional Qlik View scheduled type reporting. We have considered Qlik Sense Enterprise but feel that the desktop edition is good enough for our needs.
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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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