Tableau Vs Birst

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / May 08, 2021

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Bottom Line: Which is Better - Tableau or Birst?

Birst is more expensive to implement (TCO) than Tableau, Birst is rated higher (92/100) than Tableau (90/100). Birst offers more features (25) to their users than Tableau (14).

Looking for the right Business Intelligence solution for your business? buyers like you are primarily concerned about the real total implementation cost (TCO), full list of features, vendor reliability, user reviews, pros and cons. In this article we compare between the 2 software products:

How Tableau Software compares with Birst?

Tableau Software: Tableau Software provides easy-to-use software applications for fast analytics and visualization. Its products include Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server

Birst: Birst is among the fastest growing business-to-business software providers. Selling directly to businesses as well as other software vendors who seek to embed analytics into their applications, more than 1,000 organizations currently rely upon Birst for their business analytics needs.

Who's more expensive? Tableau or Birst?

The real total cost of ownership (TCO) of Business Intelligence software includes the software license, subscription fees, software training, customizations, hardware (if needed), maintenance & support and other related services. When calculating the TCO it's important to add all of these "hidden cost" as well. We prepared a TCO calculator for Tableau and Birst.

Tableau price starts at $70 per user/month , on a scale between 1 to 10 Tableau is rated 2, which is much lower than the average cost of Business Intelligence software. Birst accurate pricing info is available upon request (they don't share it publicly), however , on a scale between 1 to 10 Tableau is rated 2, which is much lower than the average cost of Business Intelligence software.

Bottom line:Birst is more expensive than Tableau.

Which software includes more/better features?

As with any business software solutions, it’s important to consider the features & functionality. The tool should support the processes, workflows, reports and needs that matter to your team. To help you evaluate this, we've compared Tableau Vs. Birst based on some of the most important and required Business Intelligence features. Tableau: this software is considered "feature-rich" with more than 10 important features, here is a partial list: Ad-Hoc Analysis, Ad-Hoc Reporting, Automatic Scheduled Reporting, Customizable Dashboard, Customizable Features, Dashboarding, Forecasting & Budgeting, Graphic Benchmark. Birst: Ad-Hoc Analysis, Ad-Hoc Reporting, Automatic Scheduled Reporting, Customizable Dashboard, Customizable Features.

Target customer size

Tableau is ideal for small to large scale industries, freelancers and nonprofit organizations. Birst is a web-based service that can be useful to customers in all types of organizations and industries.

Tableau

ITQlick rating
(4.5/5)

starts at $70 per user/month

Tableau is a family of data visualization software designed for business intelligence that includes Tableau Desktop, Tableau Online, Tableau Server, Tableau Public and Tableau Reader. The Tableau suite is inten...

Categories: Budgeting & CPM, BI & Analytics, Dashboards & KPIs, Data analysis.

Birst

ITQlick rating
(4/5)

Birst is a Business Intelligence and analytics platform for medium to large businesses. Its key features include ad hoc reporting, charting, data import and export, visual analytics, customer service analytics,...

Categories: Business Intelligence, Business performance management, Dashboards & KPIs, Reporting, KPI.

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Tableau: 14 Features

Ad-Hoc Analysis
Ad-Hoc Reporting
Automatic Scheduled Reporting
Customizable Dashboard
Customizable Features
Dashboarding
Forecasting & Budgeting
Graphic Benchmark
Issue Indicators
Multy Languages
OLAP
Performance Measurements
Predictive-Analysis
Trend Indicators

Birst: 25 Features

Ad-Hoc Analysis
Ad-Hoc Reporting
Automatic Scheduled Reporting
Customizable Dashboard
Customizable Features
Dashboarding
Graphic Benchmark
Performance Measurements
Predictive-Analysis
Trend Indicators
Ad-Hoc Analysis
Ad-Hoc Reporting
Automatic Scheduled Reporting
Customizable Dashboard
Customizable Features
Dashboarding
Graphic Benchmark
Performance Measurements
Predictive-Analysis
Profit Analysis
Trend Indicators
Data visualization
Data warehouses
Collaboration Management
Document Indexing
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100, the calculation is based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing score pricing Score is a 1 to 10 (10 is high cost), based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
Functionality score
Software review
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Tableau
ITQlick rating
4.5/5
Score
90/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$70 per user/month
Functionality
24
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Birst
ITQlick rating
4/5
Score
92/100
Pricing
5.6/10
License pricing
Pricing not available
Functionality
43
Review
QlikView
ITQlick rating
4.3/5
Score
95/100
Pricing
3/10
License pricing
$1,395 per license
Functionality
15
SuiteAnalytics
ITQlick rating
4.1/5
Score
94/100
Pricing
3/10
License pricing
$499 per month
Functionality
10
Sisense
ITQlick rating
4.6/5
Score
94/100
Pricing
4/10
License pricing
Pricing not available
Functionality
35
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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.