Tableau Other Solutions Considered

Sai Krishna J
Data Scientist at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
I have also worked with Microsoft's Power BI and I've found Tableau to be far more flexible and user-friendly in terms of the variety of visualizations it allows you to create. View full review »
DHS HQ at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Yes, we did an alternatives analysis of all the product line options against our criteria of need in our environment, where recurring cost, time to implement, and other interoperation, security, platform scalability, architecture, etc. factors play a role. The majority were mentioned above. View full review »
Lunik Kanungo
Assistant Vice President - BICC - Development at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
In our case, people were already using Tableau. There are other groups within our company that are using other types of tools like MicroStrategy, and we already had BusinessObjects and Cognos here. But because of the ease of use and the self-service nature of the product we decided, for products in that category, that Tableau was the best. View full review »
Ron Bayes
Senior HR Analyst at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
We evaluated several potential software systems such as Visier, Lumira, and Qlik, but found Tableau the easiest to use for individuals who did not need to have a programming background. Plus, the freedom to develop from a blank canvas with data that could be from any corner of the company appealed more to our team than working with a set of canned metrics to one specific department. View full review »
Dev Bhosale
BI Architect at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
Yes. We evaluated Microstrategy v10, Sisense, SAP Business Objects. View full review »
Peter Birksmith
(2IC) Senior System Analyst at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Actually no. This was a spontaneous purchase by an executive and we basically ran with it. View full review »
Alberto Guisande
Director at Decision Science
Power BI, which was in its early stages at the time, but now sprawling across Latin America. Yellowfin, who we are a partner with now. We are now looking at Birst. We chose Tableau because they were the whole package at the time. View full review »
User at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Again, this was more based on learning curve and user experience for me. I've worked with MicroStrategy and BusinessObjects (learning curve is higher for me for these, then Tableau). Big thing here is the user experience for less savvy or non-technical people (from my experience). I'm sure MSTR and BO are good tools, just not my preference. View full review »
Kathy Williams Chiang
VP, Business Insights at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I have evaluated other competitive tools but in the end, my clients have always gone with Tableau. View full review »
Vineeth V
Senior Engineer Business Intelligence with 1,001-5,000 employees
We explored other tools such as QlikView and Pentaho, but Tableau stood out in terms of its ease of use, great visualizations and simplicity. We already had an ETL solution in place, so Tableau complemented it well for our use cases. View full review »
BI Expert at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Not applicable. View full review »
IT Admin at a tech company with 501-1,000 employees
We evaluated Qlik Sense, SAP Lumira and Tableau. We decided on Tableau over Qlik and Lumira for ease of use by the functional teams, and because they have a direct supplier in Venezuela, including support and training. At the time of evaluation in May 2015, SAP Lumira’s analysis development capabilities and its integration with different data sources were not as good as Tableau’s. Even when connecting SAP Lumira with SAP BW, we could not publish analyses. View full review »
Yali Pollak
Data Analysis Team Leader at Viber
We compared Tableau to QlikView, Panorama Necto and TIBCO Spotfire. We evaluated them by: * Price * Ease of use * Speed of implementation * Use-case visualizations View full review »
Gareth Crawshaw
Consultant at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Evaluated numerous different BI tools, including but not restricted to Cognos, Jaspersoft, Pentaho, Tibco Spotfire. View full review »
Enterprise Risk Manager at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Qlik Sense and ACL. View full review »
Sumit Agrawal
Lead Business Analyst at a energy/utilities company
We evaluated Spotfire, QlikView & Sisense. It came down to a tough choice between Spotfire and Tableau. We finally selected Tableau because it is good in providing visualizations, its integration with R, and it has a lot of connectors with various databases that Spotfire does not have. It also looked promising that it would provide more features in future releases. View full review »
Data Warehouse Manager at a university with 10,001+ employees
We only went with Tableau based on the feature set and the user base reviews. View full review »
Business Intelligence Manager with 501-1,000 employees
The team looked at Pentaho, Microsoft Power BI, and IBM Cognos. The members of the team who were exposed to aspects of the evaluation were far more receptive to Tableau than the others. View full review »
Lead Software Engineer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
My team evaluated 50 visual analysis tools in 2014. I also was one of the key developers of Cygron Datascope. Tableau was selected because it is the common platform for both data analysts and regular users. Both groups can use it. Of course, analysts can utilize more advanced techniques, but even an average user can understand charts and do basic things after 60 minutes of training. View full review »
Ann Chen
ProductEngineer with 51-200 employees
Besides Cognos, we also evaluated Power BI, SAP Lumira, Pentaho, OBIEE, BO, Spago, etc., but most of them are either too expensive, lack functionality, have limited usage of charts, are hard to use and unfriendly. View full review »
Larry Keller
CEO with 1,001-5,000 employees
We do studies for firms as part of our services. QLTek is still viable but more and more we are hearing about Power BI. Carolina Health Systems just adopted Power BI to replace Tableau due to server costs. View full review »
Tran Tin
IT Admin at a tech company with 51-200 employees
I have used a variety of BI-related products: * QlikView: not worth trying. Not good for support (Qlik Japan); ugly charts; limited functions. It’s one strength is that it's free. * IBM Cognos: very scalable. You can do anything with your dashboard/report using HTML; good at all functions. However, it's only suitable for big companies, hard to maintain, and very expensive. * Oracle PBCS/Essbase: good for medium-sized or big enterprises with big/multi-dimensional data; supports Excel. Difficult to set up, and browser-based PBCS is so bad, you may lose your work at any time because of its corrupt JavaScript. * Tableau is good for small-sized companies; reasonable price. But you get what you pay for: limited functions. It's a data visualization tool, not a BI tool. View full review »
Aditi Roy
Software Development Engineer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
We evaluated eight vendors: Power BI, Tableau, Qlik, SAS, MicroStrategy, Domo, Sisense, and R Shiny. We compared FOSS and COTS options, assessed feature sets, vendors, and support. COTS was preferred, with Tableau edging out Power BI. View full review »
Industry Analyst at a construction company
We evaluated Lumira and QlikView. Tableau is more flexible and reliable, and it has no additional cost for sharing reports. View full review »
Advisor at a retailer with 501-1,000 employees
We did evaluate QlikView. We actually have both in place, for various reasons. View full review »
Senior Business Analyst at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I also evaluated MS BI and QlikView. Compared with MS BI, I find Tableau and QlikView have stronger visualization; intuitive data insights; less development lead time - MS BI requires creating OLAP cubes, which takes more time; clearer and simpler charts; and intuitive data mapping/insights. View full review »
Architect-Technology at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The team I am part of works on different tools, not just Tableau. The tools are chosen based on the use case. Tableau is not the best choice for traditional reporting, which are still in demand. View full review »
Ayodele Makun
Pre-Sales Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
As a consultant in the area of Business Intelligence and data analytics, I have personally evaluated BI tools such as QlikView, Qlik Sense, Power BI and MicroStrategy. View full review »
Anthony Febres
Ejecutivo de cuentas at a marketing services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I have trialed a number of different tools similar to Tableau. There seems to be a whole group of them. However, I found that Tableau was by far the easiest to use. Within about 20 minutes of playing around I was able to quickly make fantastic looking, incredibly useful charts that I struggled to make in Excel or other data discovery tools. View full review »
Founder, Director, Srinivasan Software Solutions Pvt., Ltd. at a tech vendor
We installed a number of modern BI tools in order to evaluate them for our purposes. It didn’t take me long to discover that Tableau was much easier to use than the other tools. Since ours is a small organization and most importantly we tried it for a PoC because this tool has an amazing look and feel. View full review »
Richard L Williams
Senior Engineer, Big-Data/Data-Warehousing at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
We also evaluated Domo and QlikView. View full review »
Galina Kozachenko
Director, Strategic Data Analytics at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
When time came to select a tool for my work, I did thorough research. I downloaded trial versions of both products and selected Tableau based on my user experience and the ratings (Gartner quadrant). View full review »
Assistant Vice President, Institutional Analysis at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Prior to purchase, we did evaluate several other vendors. We choose Tableau based on Gartner research, deployments at peer institutions and finally, price. View full review »
Management Consultant at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
I also evaluated Qlik and Spotfire, but found Tableau to be more intuitive and visually appealing. View full review »
Consulting Head
Paul Arokiam Raja
EMEA Business Operations Analyst at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Tableau is more GUI based and intuitive. I don't like to code and this does away with a lot of what its competitors force you to do. View full review »
Mindy Kay
Solution Engineer - QlikView/Qlik Sense at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Among Tableau, QlikView, and Qlik Sense, I prefer QlikView, due to its higher customization capabilities, its associative nature, and its ETL features. View full review »
Akarsh Agnivesh (Tableau/Spotfire/R Enthusiast)
Manager, Business Intelligence at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Before choosing this product, I did not evaluate other options. View full review »
Project Manager
ClickView. ClickView seemed easy to use, very simple, but it could not support the whole company. It couldn't be scaled. We looked at Oracle BI. It seems that it's very easy to use, very competitive against Tableau, and it's a little bit cheaper. It seems that we have a competitive advantage going with Oracle. Oracle in the past had OBIEE that was hard to use, very expensive, and modeling was hard. Changing the modeling was difficult. We decided not to go with Oracle at that time. Now it's cloud-based, the TCO is very cheap. But we had already gone with Tableau. View full review »
Business Analyst at a tech company with 501-1,000 employees
I've tested a lot of products. I researched which tool is the best for visualization, and I found that Tableau is one of the best for it. View full review »
Praveen Yalagandula
Sr Programmer Analyst at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Evaluated a few options: QlickView and OBIEE. View full review »
Alexandra Cesar
Business Intelligence Manager at a non-tech company with 10,001+ employees
Senior Manager - Analytics at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I had evaluated Qlik, and for our purposes, Tableau was better suited both technically and commercially. View full review »
Javier Florian
BI & New Project Profesional at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Yes, IBM Cognos, BusinessObjects, SAS, TIBCO, and Qlik. View full review »
Miguel Molano
‎R&D Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Yes, Microsoft Power BI, SAP Lumira, and BOARD. View full review »
Technology Lead at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We always use multiple solutions for our varied client base. I have used other products before and now as well for clients. Our evaluation always revolves around client requirements like preference to open source, cost of ownership, etc. View full review »
David O'Toole, PMP
Director, Analytics at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Spotfire * MicroStrategy VI * Qlik View full review »

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