Microsoft BI vs Tableau

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Also Known As
Also Known AsSSRS, SSAS, MSBI, MS BI, MS Reporting Services, Power BI, Microsoft BI Tools, Microsoft Big DataTableau Desktop, Tableau Server, Tableau Online
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Overview

Microsoft BI is a business intelligence solution that turns data into insightful and useful business information that is relevant to all levels of the business.

Microsoft BI combines familiar Microsoft tools - Office, SharePoint, and SQL server, with extra features for end-users, such as Power View and Power Pivot. This powerful product gives businesses a competitive advantage by allowing end-users to better analyze their data, collaborate and better present their data.

Tableau is an enterprise analytics platform that enables your organization to explore trusted data in a secure and scalable environment. It gives people access to intuitive visual analytics, interactive dashboards, and limitless ad-hoc analyses that reveal hidden opportunities and eureka moments alike. Get the security, governance, and management you require to confidently integrate Tableau into your business—on-premises or in the cloud—and deliver the power of true self-service analytics at scale.

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Sample Customers
Sample Customers Konica Minolta, Klout, Mahindra Satyam, The Weather Channel, Argus, Credit Suisse, NCR, and Sysmex.Accenture, Adobe, Amazon.com, Bank of America, Charles Schwab Corp, Citigroup, Coca-Cola Company, Cornell University, Dell, Deloitte, Duke University, eBay, Exxon Mobil, Fannie Mae, Ferrari, French Red Cross, Goldman Sachs, Google, Government of Canada, HP, Intel, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Macy's, Merck, The New York Times, PayPal, Pfizer, US Army, US Air Force, Skype, and Walmart.
Pricing Information
Pricing Information

Tableau features five major products, each with its own pricing solution.

Tableau Desktop-: -A drag-and-drop desktop program that allows users to quickly analyze, sort, and visualize big data in record time. (Pricing: Professional edition - $1,999 per user, first year; $399 per year thereafter. Personal edition - $999 per user, first year; $199 per year thereafter)

Tableau Server: -Browser-based analytics with an interactive dashboard. Sharable, usable BI available for desktop and mobile use.

Tableau Online: -The hosted version of Tableau Server, enabling users to share live, interactive dashboards within the company as well as with partners and customers. (Pricing: $500-$1,000 per user, per year)

Tableau Reader: -A free PC app that enables sharing of data visualization created with Tableau Desktop. (Pricing: Free)

Tableau Public: -Website enhancement with interactive data storytelling. No programming necessary to create, publish, or share visualizations. (Pricing: Free)

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Energy/Utilities Company
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Transportation Company
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Manufacturing Company
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Financial Services Firm
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University
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