Sai Krishna JManager, BI & Analytics at a consultancy
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The most valuable feature is that it is able to slice and dice the data."
"All the different platforms are well integrated."
"Navigating through the data to make analysis is really quick."
"The most valuable features are data discovery and fine visualizations."
"This solution has transformed us from an Excel reporting environment to one of visual exploration."
"Good data flow and management."
"The most valuable feature is the interface, which is user-friendly and intuitive."
"The action feature which Tableau has is very useful for us. If we click on one visualization, it will pass the value to another visualization. That interactivity within different visualizations is the most valuable feature of Tableau."
"Data is easily understood at all levels of the company."
"Business insights are shared across various departments."
"Its ease of use and ability to convert drag and drop gestures into queries."
"It's wonky, and not super user-friendly with Excel."
"Extracting data is a little slow."
"It would have been better if the solution was not just a tool kit."
"The SQL programming functionality needs to be improved."
"I would like Tableau to handle geospatial data better in terms of multiple layers and shapefiles."
"Requires a lot of user training."
"The charts in Tableau are quite limited."
"The pricing is a bit higher than the competition. They'll need to lower it to stay competitive."
"Conditional formatting could be an interesting feature to provide to final users."
"The data preparation/blending options are very basic. They could be improved."
"Tableau is a company that does not respect partners."
"Our licensing cost is approximately $50,000.00 per year."
"Be careful with the Tableau Viewer's licenses, and stay with the right number of users."
"The company chose to purchase a creator license for me, which was $70. With that license, you can also be an administrator. We also have 20-25 extra licenses and they cost around $20-$35 each. Those are for normal users who will be viewing the dashboards. Those are monthly charges."
"Tableau's licensing is pretty straightforward and simple."
"ROI is very high, but it requires a data preparation/blending tool."
"The cost of the solution should be improved."
"It is reasonable and cheap as compared to other major tools. It has a good price, and people go for it because of its pricing."
"Pricing is not bad. It's competitive."
"At $70 per month, I think the price is a bit scary. I have a small consulting firm in Ghana, working in about 15 different African countries, and when it comes to our part of the world, $70 a month is a lot of money for software."
Guillermo (Bill) CabiroDirector of Development at Strat-Wise Consulting
IBM Planning Analytics is an integrated planning solution that uses AI to automate planning, budgeting, and forecasting and drive more intelligent workflows.
Built on TM1, IBM’s powerful calculation engine, this enterprise performance management tool allows you to transcend the limits of manual planning and become the Analytics Hero your business needs. Quickly and easily drive faster, more accurate plans for FP&A, sales, supply chain and beyond.
Tableau helps people and organizations become more data-driven as the trusted leader in analytics.
The Tableau platform provides the breadth and depth of capabilities to serve the needs of even the largest global enterprises in a seamless, integrated experience. Tableau is designed to fit, not dictate your data strategy, and adapts to your environment with unmatched flexibility and choice, while meeting the toughest governance and security requirements.
People love using Tableau because it is both powerful and intuitive—and offers a fundamentally different user experience by empowering people of all skill levels to explore and analyze data using visuals and natural language. Tableau has become the standard language of analytics for modern business users and continues to lead the industry with the most passionate and engaged user community in analytics, a customer base with millions of users at more than 80,000 organizations, and a deep commitment to customer-focused innovation
IBM Planning Analytics is ranked 5th in Business Performance Management with 3 reviews while Tableau is ranked 2nd in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 48 reviews. IBM Planning Analytics is rated 6.4, while Tableau is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of IBM Planning Analytics writes "Quick data analysis, reliable, AI improvement needed". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tableau writes "Lets me train new users quickly, easily, and intuitively". IBM Planning Analytics is most compared with Microsoft BI, SAP Analytics Cloud, Jedox, Oracle Essbase and SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform, whereas Tableau is most compared with Microsoft BI, ELK Kibana, SAP Analytics Cloud, Oracle OBIEE and IBM Cognos.
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