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"This product is very scalable and provides high ROI.""We like the reporting and tracking of financials.""Scalability is one of this solution's big plus points.""One can see that it's a mature product because it addresses all the requirements that you must need for financial consolidation and for budgeting and planning. It's really easy to use.""The scalability is good.""The most valuable features are those associated with modules and SP, IT in this space, planning, HFM, and PME.""This is a customizable product. Our implementation was designed to fit our needs.""This solution provides a more structured methodology for doing analysis than a tool like Excel. It creates a central database that keeps all information in one place."

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"Business insights are shared across various departments.""The ability of filtering and segmentation of the data makes it very flexible compared to other tools.""It's easy to use.""The solution has great features which nobody can beat, you can do a lot of customizations, such as use different dimensions and colorize them. Additionally, you can use the numeric values for the customization, which is an exceptional feature.""​Data is easily understood at all levels of the company.""The solution allows for the possibility for end-users to do their own reporting.""You are able to see and follow trends.""A valuable feature of Tableau is that it is a useful tool for small setups. I shuffle between Tableau and MicroStrategy, so I use Tableau for personal purposes more than enterprise. I like the light version of Tableau for personal usage and doing some use cases on my own. When it comes to something small, I use Tableau for setups, rather than any other tool."

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"There's something known as a data block that Hyperion generates for each and every transaction. Sometimes it does not generate and we need to identify those issues and fix them manually.""There can be an improvement in many regards with the dimensions, the metadata, the interfaces, as well as the integration.""This solution's stability is a little problematic.""The solution is about to cease to exist, so it doesn't really matter if they add anything to it. It's at end-of-life.""The Oracle technical support in our area is terrible.""The level of complexity of the implementation is always a challenge.""We are still having some issues with the ASO Cube. It can take a long time to clear the data in the ASO Cube compared to BSO data-clearing operations. We don't have a specific calculation in the ASO, and we only have these aggregate options on the ASO side. If we need calculations, we have to calculate them in the BSO and pass the data to the ASO Cube for the reporting. That's one of the drawbacks. Oracle could also improve on the data logging side as well.""The forecasting of values could be simplified in this solution."

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"The forecasting feature in Tableau in my view is too limited because it must have dates but I should be able to predict the outcome of an event without having a date as part of the input.""The solution does have scalability issues.""The data preparation/blending options are very basic. They could be improved.""I would like to have the product be more flexible in terms of creating online shared dashboards.""Areas for improvement would be visualization and augmented analytics. In the next release, I would like to see automated insights from the data added to the dashboard.""Requires a lot of user training.""With Tableau, there is a gap in its ability to handle very large-scale data.""I take a long time to process the hundreds of thousands or millions of records that must be processed every day."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "As Oracle's pricing is on the higher end, most businesses prefer to have their own private cloud."
  • "Compared with MSBA, it is quite reasonable."
  • "To get a full license, which gives you access to most of the different Hyperion programs, it costs $2000 to $2500 a month."
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  • "The company chose to purchase a creator license for me, which was $70. With that license, you can also be an administrator. We also have 20-25 extra licenses and they cost around $20-$35 each. Those are for normal users who will be viewing the dashboards. Those are monthly charges."
  • "Tableau's licensing is pretty straightforward and simple."
  • "ROI is very high, but it requires a data preparation/blending tool."
  • "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."
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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 →
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    The stability is fine and quite user friendly.
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    The solution has too many tools. The integration should be addressed. I found the initial setup to be complex.
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    We use the solution for financial reporting and planning.
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    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 »
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    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 »
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    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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    Tableau Desktop, Tableau Server, Tableau Online
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    Oracle Business Analytics Suite.

    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
    ITNL, Aditya Birla Nuvo Ltd., Zaklady Farmaceutyczne Polpharma S.A., Daelim Industrial Co. Ltd., Barco N.V., SITA, McGregor Fashion Group B.V., PCCW Ltd.
    Accenture, Adobe, Amazon.com, 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
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Healthcare Company10%
    Computer Software Company36%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Healthcare Company8%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Company Size
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise65%
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise52%
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise59%
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    Oracle Hyperion is ranked 3rd in Business Performance Management with 16 reviews while Tableau is ranked 2nd in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 93 reviews. Oracle Hyperion is rated 7.6, while Tableau is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Oracle Hyperion writes "A mature, extensive solution that scales very effectively". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tableau writes "Lets me train new users quickly, easily, and intuitively". Oracle Hyperion is most compared with Anaplan, IBM Cognos, Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud, CCH Tagetik and Board, whereas Tableau is most compared with Microsoft BI, SAP Analytics Cloud, MicroStrategy, ELK Kibana and Qlik Sense.

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