We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"I like the connectivity the solution provides with other products."
"One feature I've found most valuable is discovery."
"I like the predictive features of SAP. It's easy to use tools for an end-user."
"It integrates with third-party applications such as Google Drive and Excel,"
"Offers both business intelligence as well as inbuilt AI and machine learning capabilities."
"Provides rich features for developing automated reports and dashboards."
"The most valuable features are the visualization and user-friendliness."
"Its user-friendliness is valuable. It is a product for end-users and not for IT, which is an advantage."
"I like the calculation feature. I would not say it's such a good feature in Tableau, but if you have the knowledge, you can make that feature visible to everyone. It's not a feature that we can drag and drop and get the information. But whatever the data, whatever the calculation, I'm able to do. It's basically the knowledge base. Whatever knowledge I have, I can make that information public and publish it for management."
"Tableau is easy to use and it has great predictive features."
"The most important feature in Tableau is visual analytics."
"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."
"The ease of presenting findings is very helpful."
"This solution has improved insights into quantitative data."
"Its ease of use and ability to convert drag and drop gestures into queries."
"Tableau is highly scalable. Now that they've introduced Hyper, you can create an extract of more than 5 million rows in minutes and then do your analysis."
"AI doesn't work as well with SAP live connections."
"The solution should include other scripting languages as well, such as Python."
"We are currently working on connectivity with S/4HANA, but we would like to have better connectivity with our legacy systems."
"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."
"Custom visuals is another area of improvement. There are also some mobile features that are missing. There are features that aren't available on the mobile."
"Currently only one data modeler can work at a time."
"SAP Analytics Cloud requires a lot of coding and I would like the coding to be somewhat minimal."
"Pricing is fine for the BI license, but when it comes to client license, that fee is a bit high."
"The data preparation/blending options are very basic. They could be improved."
"The pricing is high. I'm using a student license, however, I know that even this license is very expensive. I've tried to have this product in our organization, however, it's quite expensive. We don't have the internal budget."
"From a downside perspective, some of the more advanced modeling techniques are actually fairly difficult to do. In addition, I just fundamentally disagree with the way you have to implement them because you can get incorrect answers in some cases."
"We have products like Tableau, Power BI, Cognos, and QlikView in the data visualization segment. Compared to those, Tableau is quite costly."
"There's no mature ETL tool in Tableau, which is quite a negative for them."
"The price of Tableau is too high."
"It's not an aesthetic platform at the moment."
"The charts in Tableau are quite limited."
"It's not that costly as such for the time being."
"Its pricing is okay as compared to its competitors."
"It's quite expensive and costs a lot to maintain, especially with licensing."
"Its licensing is on a monthly basis."
"It is not the most expensive one. You have to do the cost-of-ownership analysis and take a lot of things into consideration to come up with the conclusion that it is cheaper or not, but its price is reasonable. It provides value for money."
"Compute and storage features should be sold separately."
"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."
"The solution is expensive but it depends on the customer's needs which will determine the cost of the licensing."
"Tableau has core-based and user-based licensing, and it is tied to scalability. The core-based licensing is about you buying a certain number of cores, and there is no restriction on the number of users who can use Tableau. The restriction is only on the number of cores. In user-based subscription licensing, there is a restriction on the number of users. Big companies and government organizations with a lot of users typically go for core-based licensing. User-based subscription licensing is a more common model. It has user roles such as creator, explorer, and viewer. A creator is someone who does the groundwork or development work. An explorer is someone who is into middle management but is not technically savvy, such as a category head. A viewer is like a typical decision-maker in senior management. For each role, Tableau is priced differently. The viewer role has the minimum price, and the creator role has the highest price. This pricing is available on their website. Everybody can see it."
"The price is definitely a point because smaller firms don't use Tableau as it's an expensive tool."
"It is fairly expensive. I have no idea what they paid. We were on an enterprise license, so whatever it is they licensed at the enterprise level is what we paid."
"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."
"There is a license required, we pay an annual license which is priced fair."
"Tableau is not as cost-effective as Microsoft BI."
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
SAP Analytics Cloud is ranked 4th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 22 reviews while Tableau is ranked 2nd in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 67 reviews. SAP Analytics Cloud is rated 8.0, while Tableau is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of SAP Analytics Cloud writes "Enables us to allocate, spread, and distribute actual figures". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tableau writes "Lets me train new users quickly, easily, and intuitively". SAP Analytics Cloud is most compared with SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform, Microsoft BI, Oracle Analytics Cloud, Qlik Sense and IBM Planning Analytics, whereas Tableau is most compared with Microsoft BI, MicroStrategy, ELK Kibana, Qlik Sense and Oracle OBIEE. See our SAP Analytics Cloud vs. Tableau report.
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