Compare SAP Analytics Cloud vs. Tableau

SAP Analytics Cloud is ranked 9th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 10 reviews while Tableau is ranked 1st in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 27 reviews. SAP Analytics Cloud is rated 8.6, while Tableau is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of SAP Analytics Cloud writes "Good user interface, filtering options, and integrates well with other SAP products". 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". SAP Analytics Cloud is most compared with SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform, Microsoft BI and Tableau, whereas Tableau is most compared with SAS Visual Analytics, Qlik Sense and Oracle OBIEE. See our SAP Analytics Cloud vs. Tableau report.
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Pros
One feature I've found most valuable is discovery.Planning is the most valuable feature of the product because it's integrated and that means we don't need to rely on an independent planning environment.The user interface is quite good for developing reports out of models.Provides rich features for developing automated reports and dashboards.The ease of use of the solution is its most valuable feature. We haven't tried all of the features yet. The graphing and the ease of using the analytics tools have been great. It's all drag and drop; you don't need to code anything.The most valuable features are the visualization and user-friendliness.The Smart Predict, Smart Insights, and Smart Discovery predictive analysis features are quite good.All of the modules that we used to have separately in our on-premises solution are now integrated into one platform.

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​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.The ability to create complex calculations.​Its ease of use and ability to convert drag and drop gestures into queries.Tableau's support could improve.Partner support is very good.This solution has improved insights into quantitative data.

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Cons
Improvements are coming quarterly whereas previously it was on a monthly basis.When it comes to planning there is a concern about the ability to match the exact requirements of the customer with what the product offers.There is no direct connector from SAP to Redshift, so we are required to use a third-party product that was recommended by SAP.SAP Analytics cloud needs better exporting options.Statistical analysis should be a bit more profound than it is.We are currently working on connectivity with S/4HANA, but we would like to have better connectivity with our legacy systems.Some of the standard visualizations, such as a speedometer or a goal chart, are not there and should be added.I would like to see reporting to the Analytics cloud directly.

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​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.Reports should be downloadable as PDF files.I would like Tableau to handle geospatial data better in terms of multiple layers and shapefiles.The SQL programming functionality needs to be improved.Licensing and pricing options could be made better so that more users would be able to use it.The performance could be better.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
It is a bit expensive, but really worth it, especially if you are already using other SAP tools.

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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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SAP BusinessObjects CloudTableau Desktop, Tableau Server, Tableau Online
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Overview

The SAP® Analytics Cloud solution offers all analytics capabilities for all users in one product. In the boardroom, at the office, or in front of a customer, you can discover, analyze, plan, predict, and collab­orate in one integrated experience designed expressly for the cloud. Access all data and embed analytics directly into business processes to turn instant insight into quick action. Because we built it on the high­performance SAP Cloud Platform, you can trust the solution to work quickly and reliably.

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
Live Oak BankAccenture, 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.
Top Industries
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Software R&D Company38%
Comms Service Provider14%
Manufacturing Company7%
Retailer5%
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Financial Services Firm14%
University9%
Healthcare Company8%
Manufacturing Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company20%
Financial Services Firm11%
Comms Service Provider11%
Media Company8%
Company Size
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Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise38%
Large Enterprise38%
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Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise54%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise65%
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