Compare Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services vs. Tableau

Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services is ranked 36th in Reporting Tools while Tableau is ranked 1st in Reporting Tools with 25 reviews. Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services is rated 0, while Tableau is rated 8.4. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tableau writes "The visualizations bring out patterns buried under a mountain of data. The tool offers unparalleled flexibility in terms of the types of visualisation that one can create". Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services is most compared with IBM Cognos, Yellowfin and ComponentOne ActiveReports, whereas Tableau is most compared with SAS Visual Analytics, Oracle OBIEE and Qlik Sense.
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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.Be careful with the Tableau Viewer's licenses, and stay with the right number of users.The initial cost that is set according to CPU cores is expensive.We always consider pricing when considering a new solution. We are a non-profit and price is a huge concern.Tableau is an expensive solution, though it comes with its advantages.The price could be higher for the quality of software, so they revised the pricing in this version, and I agree with the price for top version. The top version costs about $70 per month, and the price is cheap for the quality.

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Ranking
36th
out of 45 in Reporting Tools
Views
156
Comparisons
124
Reviews
0
Average Words per Review
0
Avg. Rating
N/A
1st
out of 45 in Reporting Tools
Views
70,118
Comparisons
58,423
Reviews
26
Average Words per Review
427
Avg. Rating
8.3
Top Comparisons
Compared 9% of the time.
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Also Known As
SQL Server Reporting Services, Microsoft SSRS, SSRSTableau Desktop, Tableau Server, Tableau Online
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Overview

At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our mission is grounded in both the world in which we live and the future we strive to create. Today, we live in a mobile-first, cloud-first world, and the transformation we are driving across our businesses is designed to enable Microsoft and our customers to thrive in this world.

We do business in 170 countries and are made up of 114,000 passionate employees dedicated to fulfilling our mission of helping you and your organization achieve more.

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

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Sample Customers
CMS Wire, The New York Times 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.
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REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm14%
University9%
Healthcare Company8%
Manufacturing Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company27%
Comms Service Provider11%
Media Company9%
Financial Services Firm8%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise54%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise65%
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