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Data Analysis Team Leader at Viber
In the past, I used QlikView as the BI solution. It's also a great tool with many features and great support. The problem with QlikView is that it's expensive and it takes longer to implement inside organizations. view full review »
Gareth crawshaw li?1414337963
Consultant at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Currently use an alternative provider, looking to switch to a newer more empowering piece of software, an alternative to Tableau was selected at a Global CIO level. view full review »
Jonathan friesen li?1414332822
User at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Initially used Tableau at a large electric utility where we were largely using Excel. Utility had bought into SAP BusinessObjects but IT had locked down these tools so much that all we had was Excel. Used to work at BOBJ myself but I haven't used their tools in while. We're going with Tableau right now because it works for our dept and we could get it working quickly and without an enormously long and expensive project to get IT involvement. Now I work for a small start-up but one of the first things I did was to get a copy of Tableau. view full review »
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Manager, Business Intelligence at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I used QlikView ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/qlikview ) but switched; the UI was not that great. view full review »
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Business Intelligence Specialist at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I was using SAP BusinessObjects ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/comparisons/sap-business-objects_vs_tableau ) for four years, then I met Tableau and I realized how discontinued the SAP product was. Of course, all the BI platforms think that way, they were discontinued with the monolithic vision of data warehousing. Then, all of the data-discovery tools appeared and all of us were amused. I chose Tableau because it can give you answers very fast without the intervention of IT (most of the cases). As we can see in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms, Tableau is the leader among all the data-discovery tools, Tableau defined the BI trend, and now the rest of the BI platforms are incorporating these functionalities and improving them. view full review »
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VP Strategy, Global Delivery & Operations at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
I previously used MicroStrategy ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/microstrategy ), QlikView, SQL Server ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/sql-server ) Reporting Services, SQL Server Analysis Services, Panorama, SAP BusinessObjects ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/sap-business-objects ), and in-house Java-based reports. The reasons I chose this product were: ease of doing things, faster performance, and it is an all-in-one tool. view full review »
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Manager Business Intelligence and Analytics at a hospitality company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I have used Oracle OBIEE ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/oracle-obiee ) before and Tableau beats that product on cost, usability and ease/speed of development. I don't have to know how to develop the RPD or meta-data layer. Tableau does that behind the scenes when I import a data source. Tableau was also much cheaper than OBIEE. We also own PowerBI ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/microsoft-bi ) and Tableau is significantly better at ease of use and the number of data sources. view full review »
Ron chipman li?1414339219
BI Expert at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Several companies ago, we were using Cognos and switched to Tableau due to ease of deployment, total cost of ownership. At my last three places, Tableau was already in-house. view full review »
Richard l williams li?1414338773
Senior Engineer, Big-Data/Data-Warehousing at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
Domo: inflexible due to lack of expertise and confusing with blurred demarcation between DWH, ETL and BI layers. view full review »
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Tableau Specialist, BI and ETL Developer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
We previously used Enterprise standard. view full review »
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BI & Digital Transformation Consultant at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I previously used MicroStrategy ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/comparisons/microstrategy_vs_tableau ), which is a real BI tool. view full review »
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Director at a tech services company
The client has a large Cognos ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/ibm-cognos ) footprint and they were looking to Tableau as a more agile reporting & analytics tool. For this project, we used Cognos 11 and were experimenting with IBM Watson Analytics. We were able to perform all the analytics they were doing in Watson Analytics, using Tableau. In prior projects, I have experience with SAP BusinessObjects, SAS and QlikView ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/qlikview ). view full review »
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Business Intelligence Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We evaluated other solutions ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/categories/business-intelligence-tools ), and selected Tableau mainly because of the licensing costs. view full review »
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Director at a tech services company
We evaluated others, but Tableau is the business intelligence platform which allows everyone to use the product in a way that supports how they work with data. view full review »
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Director, Strategic Data Analytics at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
We didn’t have a data vis solution beyond Excel and MSRS before. I used Spotfire in my business school work. view full review »
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Assistant Consultant at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
I've previously used Oracle Business Intelligence and SAP BusinessObjects. Both of them lack the rich viz that Tableau offers. view full review »
Kimberley mitchell avatar 1431440619?1431440616
Business Analyst at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I previously used R for data exploratory analysis. I'm choosing Tableau because it is quicker, and exploratory data analysis by its nature requires a large variety and volume of output. view full review »
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Director of Analytics at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I previously used QlikView and MicroStrategy, and they are not as friendly as Tableau for the end user. If you do not have IT skills, you probably will be stuck with a basic level of visualization. view full review »
Virginio d amico li?1414339029
Developer at a construction company with 501-1,000 employees
Previously, we had been using the SAP BusinessObjects suite for BI reporting. There were too many issues regarding the complexity in development, the deployment of reports and, mostly, the performance and stability of dashboards. After the bad experience with SAP BusinessObjects, we evaluated and adopted Tableau for its amazing straightforwardness in the representation of geo-referenced data on maps, which was a strict requirement from our sales & marketing department. view full review »
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Senior Analyst at a government with 501-1,000 employees
We chose Tableau for its simplicity and ease of use. view full review »
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Performance Management Analyst at a local government with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have SAS (Enterprise Guide) as our main data extraction tool. Some areas of the ministry also use MicroStrategy. After reviewing all three BI tools, it became evident that Tableau offered the best solution for the kind of work we do. I work in the Performance Measurement and Evaluation Branch and our main task is to monitor and report on the health system’s performance. We get data in a variety of formats from a variety of sources, and at various times throughout the year. In order to analyse and report these types of data, Tableau proved to be the most nimble and flexible of the three. view full review »
Dongyan zhu li?1430289042
Deputy Director, Global Sales Planning & Policy at a wholesaler/distributor with 1,001-5,000 employees
I previously used MicroStrategy. I chose Tableau for three reasons: * Powerful functionality * User-friendly interface * Great community view full review »
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Manager - CRO at a tech company with 501-1,000 employees
We did not evaluate any other solutions. We only worked with Tableau, as it was industry ready. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
We evaluated Microsoft Excel and IBM Cognos: they are more time consuming, less efficient for generating reports, and more expensive. view full review »
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Data Warehouse Consultant Sr at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We evaluated a few other solutions, but we chose Tableau because of the speed with which we can build reports, the simple deployment (cloud), easy scalability and the cost factor. view full review »
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Business Intelligence Expert at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I used IBM Cognos for many years, I am now working with BO, and I have evaluated many others. I choose this product for a particular customer because he needed analytical access to data for managers without having an IT department in the company. view full review »
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Sr. Database Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
I also evaluated MS Power BI, but Tableau is more user-friendly, not as complicated and not buggy like MS Power BI. view full review »
Sumit agrawal li?1425541019
Lead Business Analyst at a tech vendor
We were using OBIEE for generating dashboards and wanted to upgrade our system with better visualization tools. view full review »
Reviewer91872 li?1414330324
Senior HR Analyst at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
No - most of our reporting was done between MS Excel and MS Access. view full review »
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Director, Business and Clinical Analytics at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
Qlik ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/comparisons/qlikview_vs_tableau ) and Business Objects ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/comparisons/sap-business-objects_vs_tableau ) were used previously. Tableau was selected based on feedback from staff and other peers that are using the product, as well as all of the success we have experienced within our organization. The benefits and speed to develop were key decision factors. Licensure costs was also a key factor in selecting Tableau. view full review »
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Partner at a tech services company
I did not previously use a different solution. This is my first time with this. I did a lot of research into the final result of my BI work. view full review »
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Senior Marketing Manager, CRM at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
We used QlikView. I’m not 100% sure what drove this selection over QlikView. view full review »
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Assistant Vice President, Institutional Analysis at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
While we use several BI tools, this was the first visualizations platform we purchased. view full review »
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Industry Analyst at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
In late 2013, we tested QlikView Desktop and Yellowfin Analytics. They did not seem quite as powerful at the time. However, I have not evaluated those products since. In early 2016, I explored Microsoft Power BI and found the interface clunky compared to Tableau. It is, however, much cheaper. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
IT Specialist at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have used SAP BO BI for many years. We liked the WebI /BO dashboard. We also evaluated Microsoft PowerBI and QlikView. Finally, our IT and project team chose Tableau because its UI/user experience is the best. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
BI Analyst at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I did a POC with Tableau for my current organization and compared this tool with other BI tools. I recommended Tableau for the following reasons: truly mature product, price-performance balance, ease of use, lot of flexibilities in regrouping the data on the fly, most of the frequently used calculations are built-in and very easy to use - unlike some other BI tools, which are quite clumsy - and for best interactive data visualization capabilities. Most importantly, a non-IT person can develop a simple dashboard without any IT help. view full review »
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Portfolio Analyst at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
We were using Excel-based solutions. Tableau was much more advanced and user-friendly at that time. view full review »
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EMEA Business Operations Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Qliktech. We switched because the licensing strategy they used was not useful. It was a per dashboard license which means that if we develop several different dasbhoards the solution was becoming too expensive. view full review »
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Graduate Student at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
We previously used another solution. We switched to Tableau because, in my opinion, it has some of the best features available. It will take five years for other tools to catch up to where Tableau is right now. view full review »
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IT Admin at a real estate/law firm with 501-1,000 employees
We did evaluate a number of other BI solutions before selecting Tableau Desktop. In the end, we chose Tableau Desktop because of its flexibility and superior graphics. We are a fairly small organization. While we do not currently have a data warehouse, we are planning to build a BIDW within the next three years. Once the data warehouse has been rolled out, we will transition from Tableau Desktop to Tableau Server. In the era of big data, Tableau Server offers a number of attractive features including the built-in interface with both the R Project and various open source big data applications. view full review »
Justin larson li?1426024414
Principal Business Intelligence Analyst at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Back in 2012, we evaluated it against QlikView and MicroStrategy. MicroStrategy was more complex than our organization needed, and Tableau won out on ease of use and feature set, but I don't really remember the grittier details. view full review »
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Solution Architect at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
For our PaaS data discovery needs at the time, we reviewed MicroStrategy 9.4 Visual Insight ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/microstrategy ), which was not up to the capabilities/ease of use that Tableau had at the time. view full review »
Gaurav mandilwar avatar 1432606269?1432606267
Program Manager (Graduate Assistant) at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
I have previously used Excel and SSRS. Tableau provides more flexibility than these tools and is very intuitive to learn. view full review »
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President at a non-profit with 51-200 employees
We were previously using SSR for reports and SSIS for retrieving the data. view full review »
Hiren parikh li?1422513415
Assistant Manager at a pharma/biotech company
I had been using SSRS, but the company where I worked had started using Tableau before I joined it. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
SAP BusinessObjects does not offer similar visualization. Tableau’s visualizations are definitely a plus. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Director at a tech consulting company with 501-1,000 employees
I have historically developed using SAP BusinessObjects and IBM Cognos for visualization and various tools for ETL. I have trialed Qlik and Power BI, but this has a much higher level of maturity at this stage. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
VP Associate Director at a marketing services firm with 501-1,000 employees
We primarily used Excel prior to Tableau. We are aware of some of the others, but for us, it is not worth investing the time re-inventing our process. view full review »
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BI Architect at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
Yes. I have prior experience with SAP Business Objects, Lumira, Sisense, as well as javascript charting tools such as Highcharts, D3JS, etc. The biggest reason for switching are: ease of use, agility to deliver insightful answers from your data, and large number of chart types. view full review »
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BI Specialist at a K-12 educational company or school with 501-1,000 employees
We used (and continue to use) SAP Business Objects 4.1 Edge (and all the embedded tools...). We acquired the SAP BO licenses to initialize our business intelligence project. But, our bigger problem is using lot-and-not-linked tools to generate insights. Some of our needs are only answered by Explorer, another only by Dashboard Design (Xcelsius – and it’s so old...), another only by Lumira (and can’t be viewed on LaunchPad – The Web-Portal of BO - forcing users to install the app on their machines without mobile support). view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Tableau/Data Visualization Specialist, Reporting & Analytics at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I used IBM Cognos 8 with a previous employer, and I found that tool to be slow and clunky. view full review »
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Data Visualization and BI Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I have used other visualization tools in past. However, Tableau is much better than they are; much better compared to QlikView and Spotfire. view full review »
Ambikapathi krishnamoorthy ambi li?1425676186
Senior Consultant at a tech vendor
We previously used SSRS and other analytics tools. We moved to Tableau because of its visual effects and because it was easy to develop with it. view full review »
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Senior Consultant at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
I use a lot of other tools, such as QlikView ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/qlikview ), because we deal with different clients who use different tools, so we need to have expertise in the different tools provided by the market leaders. view full review »
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Product Manager - Emory University (Tableau) at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have the EBI tool, Oracle OBIEE. Although I never used it personally, our department has experience with several of the top competitors of this product. Despite owning licenses to those tools and using them, the decision was made that Tableau offers self-serve BI better than any of the others. (I was not a part of this decision process, but was moved over from another team to manage the product once the decision was made.) view full review »
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Analyst at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
I have used QlikView, but I have always found Tableau simpler to use. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
IT Admin at a tech company with 501-1,000 employees
We used Microsoft Excel. view full review »
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GSDC Consultant at a consultancy
I have used Spotfire. The two main reasons to use Tableau over Spotfire are the ease of working with it and the availability of an in-depth knowledge database. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
IT Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We previously used Cognos, and Microsoft BI. We chose this due to user-friendly structure. There aren't too many components to manage and understand like in Cognos or Microsoft BI, etc. view full review »
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Business Intelligence Analyst at a university with 501-1,000 employees
I have used Report Builder and Crystal Reports. Switching wasn't really my decision, as the other tools used were at different organisations. Since then, I have tried to move back to other reporting tools, but found them lacking in functions I hadn't even realised I had come to rely on! view full review »
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Business Analytics Specialist at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
There was no other solution in place. view full review »
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Consultant Director at DataBound Solutions
I have helped customers migrate from MS Pro-Clarity and Oracle Hyperion. view full review »

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