Tableau Competitors and Alternatives

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SB
Project Manager at a energy/utilities company with 201-500 employees
Real User
We were able to roll out important KPIs without IT involvement, while eliminating monthly spreadsheet work for senior staff

What is our primary use case?

Domo is being used in quite a few areas. We're using it for financial reporting and analytics. Basic financial reports have just the numbers, but those kinds of reports don't answer your questions. Questions like "why?" and "where are the problem areas?" So, we're using it for business analytics to get insight into our financial performance. We're a parts manufacturer, so we're also using Domo for tracking quality, including defects, warranties, and claims against the parts we manufacture. We're using it for sales planning to give business insight into industry trends that might affect our… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "The ease of use, overall, is one of the valuable features, as is the ease of setup. Other than making sure IT was aware of, and agreed with our proceeding, we did not need IT for any of the setup. The ease of setup is more valuable than you might think. The ease of configuring the security policies, setting up groups, and setting up personalized data permissions so that only certain people can see certain data — that stuff is amazing... Domo really is extraordinarily full-featured, but it's really easy to use."

    What other advice do I have?

    Domo even has a built-in Agile-scrum Kanban functionality. I don't want to say it's a lesson we've learned, because they've been doing this a long time, but it reaffirmed that while a lot of companies are still doing Waterfall, and the traditional "Where's your Gant chart and your Microsoft Project?" approach, I rebuffed that. Domo has upped that and I use a hybrid scrum, like Agile. The biggest thing that I learned was from our sister company that loaded Domo up first. They tried to boil the ocean. They used a traditional approach and said, "Oh, requirements, and we have these 50 reports we…
    BM
    IT Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
    Consultant
    Top 20
    Better than any of the competition for ease-of-use but it is slow and not good with big data

    What is our primary use case?

    We are experts in process analysis for the biggest companies in Poland. Software AG is trying to sell us on their cloud version, but for now, we still using the on-premises version on our server. MashZone is a very simple system for analysis because it connects widgets for object analysis. You do not have to try to develop something in SQL or another programming language. Everyone who knows something like Microsoft Excel, for example, will have enough experience to try doing analysis with MashZone. It is that simple. It is easier to use than Qlik, more simple than Tableau, et cetera.

    Pros and Cons

    • "The technical support from Germany is very good."
    • "Mashzone is the best product on the market for process analysis."
    • "This solution is made to be easy-to-use. If you can use Excel, you can use MashZone."
    • "MashZone is not very good to use with big data, statistical analysis, or financial analysis. This is not what it is built to do."

    What other advice do I have?

    The advice I have for people considering MashZone is that it is very good for specific things. When you have big data you must buy MashZone with Terracotta, because Terracotta is a second Software AG solution with better memory technology. Only using MashZone along with Terracotta will make the processing fast enough. I think the biggest problem with MashZone is that even though you have a lot of widgets and the system is simple to develop with, it is not a very fast system. It is a very simple system to use, more simple than Tableau in my opinion. But the biggest problem is speed. It is not…
    AmitJain
    Deputy Manager at Keppel
    Real User
    Does a good job of end-to-end integration as well as accessing data from multiple sources or email modes

    What is our primary use case?

    I am using the product for making machine learning models for particular uses that we have to focus on analytics.

    Pros and Cons

    • "This is a drag-and-drop tool which is easy-to-use and yet can be customized by creating your own components."
    • "The GUI interface functions but it could stand to be updated to a more modern look and feel."

    What other advice do I have?

    I have a really good impression of Alteryx at this point in time. So I would suggest to people who are considering this type of solution to go ahead and try it. If you are looking for a self-service data analytics tool, Alteryx is a good solution. It does a good job of end-to-end integration as well as accessing data from multiple sources or email modes. Then you can push data out to Tableau and Power BI or tools like that if you need other capabilities. So, 'go ahead and try it' would be my recommendation. On a scale from one to ten where ten is the best and one it the worst, I would rate…
    ND
    Specialist Geosciences Data Consultant at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
    Real User
    Top 5
    Simple to use out-of-the-box features, but customization is difficult

    What is our primary use case?

    My daily tasks are related to data mining and TBICO Spotfire is one of the products that I use. We are a small group of geologists operating in a niche area who are analyzing geochemical data. Our backend database is MySQL and we use products such as Power BI, Tableau, and Spotfire to display data for the geochemists.

    Pros and Cons

    • "The out-of-the-box features are simple and easy to use across the board."
    • "Personalising Spotfire, as a whole, is painful and is something that could be made easier."

    What other advice do I have?

    My advice for anybody who is implementing Spotfire is to first speak with TIBCO to make sure that your data model and everything that operates in the background is implemented correctly. If it is done improperly then it may render slowly. Don't assume that you know everything, the way we do in my company. There are times when we get something new and because it has to be done our way, we end up breaking it. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.
    Chang Geng
    Junior Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
    Consultant
    Top 10Leaderboard
    Helped to integrate planning processes across our customer's organizations

    What is our primary use case?

    Our end user is a chemical industry company, and they did a lot of reports in Excel. We use Board to create reports automatically, instead of with Excel.

    Pros and Cons

    • "By using Board we can do a lot of free analysis. We can change the layout of a table and even the end-user can change the layout of a table. And in Board 11.2 you can save the layout. That's very useful for the customer, it's a very good function."
    • "What could be better is the manual... nowadays, most people use a web client, but on the Board manual website, a lot of the information is only about the Windows client. If they could update that, it would be helpful."

    What other advice do I have?

    With Board I have learned how to deal with the master data and how to think about workflow, dataflow. and the structure of the cube.
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