Tableau Competitors and Alternatives 2019

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Rebecca Jackson
Real User
Strategy and Performance Analytics Director at a government
Apr 23 2018

What is most valuable?

From our perspective, what was very valuable is the ability to customize. We didn't see a solution out there that really matched exactly what our functional requirements would be. So we were able to… more»

How has it helped my organization?

For us, the city of Fayetteville has very disparate data sources on different RMS systems, so the benefit for us was to be able to reach out across departments - globally, across our organization… more»

What needs improvement?

The one thing that I think we would like to see in terms of improvement of the application is the ability to print. It's fantastic to have all of these graphic visualization of data, but we're not… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Excel. We switched because of the need to have accurate and consistent data that was secured. Once it's been approved in BOARD, it's stable, it's there. There was also the need to be able to add… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would rate BOARD as an eight out of 10. The things that really could be improved would be a couple of things. I think the print issue is big, and then the ability to have that back support. It feels… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Products like Hyperion, Tableau. We went with BOARD because of the cost, the ability to customize, and New Brain being a company that was an integrator and willing to partner with us - it was more… more»
Dipak Bhudia
Real User
Founder with 1-10 employees
Jun 05 2018

What is most valuable?

It works mostly with Excel, and it's a very good price.

How has it helped my organization?

Other people can access data much more easily than before. Its usability is the main advantage, people in the company are using it.

What needs improvement?

The Report Server is pretty expensive on-premise. But as long companies are happy to use the cloud version, that's very cost effective.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Before, we just had a whole bunch of spreadsheets lying around all over the place. So we really needed to get things tightened up but we weren't ready to invest in a database. But with Power BI… more»

What other advice do I have?

I rate it a nine out of 10 because it's very cost-effective, so it's very accessible in that respect, and a lot of folks do use spreadsheets so it helps ease the transition from using just… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

The shortlist was, obviously, Tableau because they're in everyone's face and a couple of other smaller tools.
Ayodele Makun
Consultant
Pre-Sales Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Mar 04 2018

What is most valuable?

This is amazing product takes the super features of QlikView ETL capabilities to a whole new level with its new drag and drop feature, and extension capabilities derived from the robust Qlik API.

How has it helped my organization?

As a Qlik consultant, I have been using QlikView to design management dashboards but with Qlik Sense it offers more.

What needs improvement?

None at the moment. Qlik Sense for me combines the power of QlikView and the ease of use of Tableau.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Qlik Sense pricing and licensing is like that of QlikView. It's on the high side for a small company, but it’s competitive among its peers. Use of licenses (referred to as tokens) is a bit confusing… more»

What other advice do I have?

Invest in memory and RAM for the PC or server you intend to use Qlik Sense on. Ensure you have all the necessary resources and connectors installed for proprietary databases as well, if you are keen… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

As a consultant in the area of business intelligence and data analytics, I have had to personally evaluate Qlik Sense against other self-service BI tools such as Tableau, Power BI, and MicroStrategy.
Real User
Vice President at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 26 2017

What is most valuable?

One of the main features is integrated statistical analysis. At time of first purchase, presentation of tree maps was important, but competitors have closed that gap.

How has it helped my organization?

The same way any visualization product has improved things.

What needs improvement?

Compared to competitors, the UI is quite dated.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Negotiating large/enterprise licenses has been a trial. The Tibco sales teams have been very difficult to work with - ignoring requests, misrepresenting level of demand… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We are a large organization, and so have Tibco and most of its competitors deployed in one place or another. So there hasn’t been a “switch” as much as an addition.

What other advice do I have?

Keep an eye on competitors - the usual suspects like Tableau and Qlik as well as tools like Alteryx. There are still use cases for teams/applications where Tibco is a… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated all of them.
Real User
User
Nov 09 2018

What is most valuable?

The features that I have found the most helpful is the WebFOCUS portal and InfoAssist. The portal allows users to display information in multiple containers that when… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Information Builders allows decision makers to harness the power of data to make strategic decisions that will advance the goals and objectives of the organization… more»

What needs improvement?

The service levels are remarkable. The products are great as well. Information Builders should create a way to create predictive models without having to be a… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The cost is reasonable, the initial setup can be complicated, so FastTrack is suggested.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We have used Cognos which can be complicated for casual users.

What other advice do I have?

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We've considered Cognos and Tableau.
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