We performed a comparison between Pentaho Business Analytics and Tableau based on real PeerSpot user reviews.
Find out in this report how the two Reporting Tools solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"We were able to install it without any assistance from tech support."
"The initial setup is pretty straightforward."
"The most valuable feature of Pentaho is the Tableau report."
"Easy to create graphs and visualizations."
"It is very easy to implement and to use."
"I like the solution's web version, more so than Power BI's web version. It just makes it easier to drag and drop things and to blend data on the backend. It simplifies the process."
"The feature that is currently most valuable is the import feature where I can link to an Excel data source. I'm not using it with any other data source, such as SQL Server. I directly link it to an Excel sheet, and if I change anything in that Excel sheet, the changed data immediately gets reflected in the virtualization. This is something that is very convenient for me as of now."
"Tableau has data relationships that can be applied to a data source which helps build out a directory which is helpful. Data blending has also been valuable to us."
"I believe one of the most valuable features of the solution is trend analysis."
"The solution offers very good reporting."
"All features are valuable. It is very user-friendly, and it is mostly drag-and-drop. If we have the dataset available, then we can develop any dashboard very quickly."
"We did not achieve the ROI. The work delivered to users had lesser value than the subscription cost."
"The repository should be improved."
"Another concern is that Pentaho is not customizable or interactive."
"In the cloud sometimes the performance is a little bit slow."
"What is happening, with so many tools coming up in the market, is that people have to continuously get educated in order to use some of the more advanced features."
"The setup was easy but we are having some problems with the configuration that is taking a long time. We have done some initial tests and some of the delays could be from bandwidth issues. However, the whole installation process should be simplified."
"When it comes to visualizations, Tableau has a limitation as compared to Power BI. It has a limited set of visualizations. Power BI has the entire marketplace, so you can connect and import many visualizations and use them, whereas Tableau has only 10 or 15 visualizations. There should be more visualizations, and there should also be data integration with more cloud providers."
"From a downside perspective, some of the more advanced modeling techniques are actually fairly difficult to do. In addition, I just fundamentally disagree with the way you have to implement them because you can get incorrect answers in some cases."
"We have products like Tableau, Power BI, Cognos, and QlikView in the data visualization segment. Compared to those, Tableau is quite costly."
"Tableau is difficult to scale because of the cost, which makes it difficult to scale."
"It should offer better features for customization."
Pentaho is an open source business intelligence company that provides a wide range of tools to help their customers better manage their businesses. These tools include data integration software, mining tools, dashboard applications, online analytical processing options, and more.
Pentaho has two product categories: There is the standard enterprise version. This is the product that comes directly from Pentaho itself with all of the benefits, features, and programs that come along with a paid application such us analysis services, dashboard design, and interactive reporting.
The alternative is an open source version, which the public is permitted to add to and tweak the product. This solution has its advantages, aside from the fact that it is free, in that there are many more people working on the project to improve its quality and breadth of functionality.
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
Pentaho Business Analytics is ranked 15th in Reporting Tools with 3 reviews while Tableau is ranked 2nd in Reporting Tools with 102 reviews. Pentaho Business Analytics is rated 7.0, while Tableau is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Pentaho Business Analytics writes "Great automation, easy migration, and a rather simple setup". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tableau writes "Lets me train new users quickly, easily, and intuitively". Pentaho Business Analytics is most compared with Knowage, Microsoft BI, Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services, IBM Cognos and Databricks, whereas Tableau is most compared with Microsoft BI, Amazon QuickSight, SAP Analytics Cloud, SAS Visual Analytics and MicroStrategy. See our Pentaho Business Analytics vs. Tableau report.
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