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Dundas BI vs. Tableau
July 2022
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"We have now the ability to create interactive and complex reports without the need for software developers and code."

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"It's very easy to set everything up.""The best use case for us is the solution's integration with Salesforce because we are also partners of Salesforce.""The most valuable feature is the ease of use.""Tableau has many good features. It is user-friendly, has a simple-to-use interface, and has a customizable dashboard.""Tableau is easy to use compared to some other solutions, such as Excel.""I have found many of the self-service features valuable.""Its visualizations are good, and its features make the development process a little less time-consuming. It has an in-memory extract feature that allows us to extract data and keep it on the server, and then our users can use it quickly.""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."

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"I cannot select a visualization and see what filters are connected to it."

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"The process of embedding the dashboards on external portals and websites could be improved.""I have noticed that Tableau is not very compatible with ClickHouse. There's no direct connection to ClickHouse; you have to set up an ODBC connection.""The customization in the front end is a bit difficult.""With Tableau, when you're dealing with very large datasets, it can be slow so the performance is an area that can be improved.""Its price should be improved. Its price is much higher than Power BI and QlikView. Programming is not easy on Tableau. For programming, you have to have a separate model. They should include programming directly on the web portion of the Tableau desktop so that people can write Python or JavaScript code for customizations instead of using a different model. Currently, Tableau Data Prep is a separate application that you have to purchase. It would be helpful if they can include Tableau Data Prep and programming languages such as R, Python in the next version. Tableau Public, which is a community version, doesn't allow you to save your work on your desktop. They should allow it. Currently, you can only upload it in the community.""The charts need to be improved. The drawings and the visualization need to be more accurate.""The price of Tableau is too high.""The user story model is the most deceptive part of Tableau. It is a big marketing option, however, the reality is that it is not enough."

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  • "The cost of the solution should be improved."
  • "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."
  • "Pricing is not bad. It's competitive."
  • "At $70 per month, I think the price is a bit scary. I have a small consulting firm in Ghana, working in about 15 different African countries, and when it comes to our part of the world, $70 a month is a lot of money for software."
  • "The professional version of Tableau is quite expensive."
  • "It is a bit difficult for some people when they hear $70.00 per month, as some solutions are available for less than $10.00 or for free."
  • "The solution is very expensive. If you have many users then it is going to cost your company a lot of money."
  • "The price of Tableau is high, although there are different types of licenses available."
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    Comparison Review
    Guillermo (Bill) Cabiro
    I do use both Tableau and QlikView. Although very different, I really like both solutions. They belong to the new BI generation known as Interactive Visual Analytics. In my opinion, QlikView has a more intuitive interface for regular users or executives that are not technical experts but the development side is a little more complex. Up to version 12 QlikView did not provide drag & drop features. If a user wanted to see something not included in the application the new object had to be created by a power user or developer because Qlikview's scripting has somewhat of a learning curve. On the positive side, QlikView's scripting is a great asset as it functions as an ETL allowing the integration of hundreds of different data sources into the same visual app. Another feature that’s extremely useful is Qlik’s proprietary Associative Model that allows the users to visualize data relationships that exist as well as those that do not. Tableau on the other hand is a lot easier to use for developers, analysts or power users who need to connect, manipulate and visualize data rather quickly. While this makes Tableau a better fit for the more analytical crowd, it may not be as appealing or intuitive to the regular or casual business users as QlikView is. Tableau has full pivot, drag & drop and drill down capabilities that are great for developers or power users. They can rotate measures and dimensions and graph them instantly using visualization best practices as suggested by… Read more →
    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The licensing model is fair and quite flexible. The same is true with the setup. You can run it on-premise or in the cloud and on Windows and Linux. We switched from Windows to Linux and were happy… more »
    Top Answer:Dundas BI really has all the features that we need to get the job done. Where it doesn't, we can still use the APIs they offer to get there. There are some minor things that would make the tool easier… more »
    Top Answer:We host Dundas BI on Linux in AWS and connect it to our SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Snowflake, and SingleStore databases. We use it embedded into our own platform. Our platform allows us to embed Dundas… more »
    Top Answer:It depends on the Data architecture and the complexity of your requirement. Some great tools in the market are Qlik Sense, Power BI, OBIEE, Tableau, etc. I have recently started using Cognos… more »
    Top Answer:Both tools have their positives and negatives. First, I should mention that I am relatively new to Tableau. I have been working on and off Tableau for about a year, but getting to work on it… more »
    Top Answer:Tableau is easy to set up and maintain. In about a day it is possible for the entire platform to be deployed for use. This relatively short amount of time can make all the difference for companies… more »
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    Also Known As
    Tableau Desktop, Tableau Server, Tableau Online
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    Dundas BI is a powerful, flexible, end-to-end business intelligence platform that simplifies the entire analytics process and empowers its users to analyze and visualize data. The solution enables organizations to create and view interactive dashboards, reports, scorecards, and more. Dundas BI can be integrated into an existing website as part of a custom BI solution or it can be deployed as the central data portal for your organization. The solution is suitable for mid-to-large sized companies.

    Dundas BI Features

    Dundas BI has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Mobile responsive dashboards
    • Smart data display
    • Calendar support for retail and manufacturing
    • Data connectivity
    • Show/hide interaction
    • Batching data builds
    • Enhanced development workflow
    • Navigation support
    • Data regulation support
    • Optimized application performance
    • Instant application portability with docker
    • Easy SaaS support with Kubernetes
    • Natural language user input
    • Enhanced application security
    • Scheduled reports with multiple export options
    • Fully open APIs

    Dundas BI Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing Dundas BI. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Limitless customization: You can fully customize the Dundas BI platform, including its dashboards, data visualizations, interactions, scorecards, labels, etc. to meet your organization’s unique design requirements.
    • Effectively visualize and analyze data: The solution provides interactive data views that help you create pixel-perfect dashboards and reports that have interactive data visualizations so you can elevate your users’ abilities to effectively communicate data insights and drive faster decision-making.
    • Greater efficiency: Dundas BI can consolidate and store data from any source, providing seamless data delivery and a consistent user experience, which leads to greater efficiency. By having all your business intelligence, reporting, and data analytics needs in one single platform, you also save your organization a lot of time and effort.
    • Tailored data discovery process: Dundas BI adapts to all user types, allowing everyone to personalize it to suit their own needs and requirements, which helps users, data analysts, and developers to analyze their data quickly. The solution’s data discovery process also allows you to run ad-hoc queries, perform visual data analytics, and quickly create relevant and actionable content.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the Dundas BI solution.

    A Business Intelligence Consultant at Siemens Industry says, “The flexibility of the dashboard designer is great. You can control every single pixel and no matter what the user asks for we can deliver. It has a lot of out-of-the-box options that you can use to customize your dashboard. There is also the option to use their JavaScript API, however, in 99% of the cases, the built-in options are more than enough. I also love the control you have on what queries Dundas BI is generating against our databases. This allows us to create really fast dashboards even when running against millions of records.”

    James D., System Architect at Yulista, LLC mentions that the most valuable aspect of the solution is its “ability to warehouse query results. This is good because you do not have to have a data warehouse, you let Dundas warehouse the results of a query that runs long during off hours.”

    Another reviewer shares, “The built-in ETL functionality has allowed us to combine data sources without the need for a full SSIS package. This saves time and allows for a quicker time to market.”

    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

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    Sample Customers
    Coca Cola, Siemens, Verizon, Microsoft, Pitney Bowes, Scotiabank, Pepperidge Farm, Shutterstock, Norwegian Government, Boeing, Guess Inc., BP, Bayer
    Accenture, Adobe,, Bank of America, Charles Schwab Corp, Citigroup, Coca-Cola Company, Cornell University, Dell, Deloitte, Duke University, eBay, Exxon Mobil, Fannie Mae, Ferrari, French Red Cross, Goldman Sachs, Google, Government of Canada, HP, Intel, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Macy's, Merck, The New York Times, PayPal, Pfizer, US Army, US Air Force, Skype, and Walmart.
    Top Industries
    Energy/Utilities Company14%
    Healthcare Company14%
    Aerospace/Defense Firm14%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Construction Company6%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Healthcare Company8%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Company Size
    Small Business41%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise47%
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise65%
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise51%
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise71%
    Buyer's Guide
    Dundas BI vs. Tableau
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Dundas BI vs. Tableau and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    620,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Dundas BI is ranked 7th in Data Visualization with 3 reviews while Tableau is ranked 1st in Data Visualization with 102 reviews. Dundas BI is rated 10.0, while Tableau is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Dundas BI writes "Flexible licensing, great reporting, and helpful support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tableau writes "Lets me train new users quickly, easily, and intuitively". Dundas BI is most compared with SAS Visual Analytics, Microsoft BI and Amazon QuickSight, whereas Tableau is most compared with Microsoft BI, SAP Analytics Cloud, Amazon QuickSight, SAS Visual Analytics and MicroStrategy. See our Dundas BI vs. Tableau report.

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