Tableau - Top 13 Alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Dec 28, 2021

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The main competitors for Tableau are Birst and Sisense.

Birst allows users to access data from different on premise & cloud sources and combine them for analysis in one BI platform. The solution includes analytics for visualization, dashboards and reporting as well as a logical querying facility for ad-hoc requirements. Additionally the product provides a collaboration platform to share information and enable joint analysis & decision making. Birst also provides self service analytics with guided data enquiry which includes search facilities and recommendations to help in visualizing trends & information insights.

Tableau is a similar tool but is scalable for different types of requirements. Its desktop product is available for analysis by individuals, with its server product allows collaboration on data analysis. In addition to these on premise solutions there is an online product which is a hosted cloud solution. Tableau supports access to unstructured Big Data as well as the embedding of smart dashboards into customer applications.

Sisense on the other hand provides customers a proprietary in-chip data processing technology which results in comparatively faster querying and results, utilizing even normal hardware requirements. Another important feature is its crowd accelerated BI which improves response performance as the number of queries increase which is quite unlike its competitors.

Tableau does not currently support these features, but the product is mobile device access ready. In addition it provides a Reader product to view data visualizations & dashboards without querying or updating, as well as integration with GIS to support visual maps for location analysis.

2021's Top Tableau Alternatives

Here are the top 4 alternatives to Tableau that are worth checking out: QlikView for SMBs, SuiteAnalytics for large size business, SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse for growing companies, and Helical Insight for startups and SMBs.

ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100 score, based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing pricing Score is a 1 to 10 score, 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
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Tableau
ITQlick rating
4.5/5
Score
90/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$70 per user/month
Functionality
24
Best for SMBs
QlikView
ITQlick rating
4.3/5
Score
95/100
Pricing
3/10
License pricing
$30 per user/month
Functionality
15
Best for Enterprise
SuiteAnalytics
ITQlick rating
4.1/5
Score
94/100
Pricing
3/10
License pricing
$499 per month + $99 per user
Functionality
10
Growing
SAP
ITQlick rating
3.3/5
Score
91/100
Pricing
3.6/10
License pricing
Pricing not available
Functionality
5
Review
Free version
Helical
ITQlick rating
4.7/5
Score
85/100
Pricing
5.2/10
License pricing
Has a free version
Functionality
11

1. QlikView - Best for SMBs

QlikView is an alternative Business Intelligence software, QlikView installed on-premises or used cloud based, Tableau can be used on-premises and on the cloud. QlikView, with a pricing score of 3 is considered more expensive to implement than Tableau with a score of 2.

QlikView is rated 4.3 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (QlikView offers 15 main features). compare head to head: QlikView Vs Tableau

2. SuiteAnalytics - Best for Large Business

SuiteAnalytics is an alternative Business Intelligence software, SuiteAnalytics installed on-premises or used cloud based, Tableau can be used on-premises and on the cloud. SuiteAnalytics, with a pricing score of 3 is considered more expensive to implement than Tableau with a score of 2.

SuiteAnalytics is rated 4.1 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (SuiteAnalytics offers 10 main features). compare head to head: SuiteAnalytics Vs Tableau

3. SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse - Best for Growing Companies

SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse is an alternative Business Intelligence software, SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse installed on-premises, Tableau can be used on-premises and on the cloud. SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse, with a pricing score of 3.6 is considered more expensive to implement than Tableau with a score of 2.

SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse is rated 3.3 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (SAP offers 5 main features). compare head to head: SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse Vs Tableau

4. Helical Insight - Best for NO Budget or Start up Companies

Helical Insight is an alternative Business Intelligence software, Helical Insight installed on-premises or used cloud based, Tableau can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Helical Insight, with a pricing score of 5.2 is considered more expensive to implement than Tableau with a score of 2.

Helical Insight is rated 4.7 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Helical offers 11 main features). compare head to head: Helical Insight Vs Tableau

5. Sisense

Sisense is an alternative Business Intelligence software, Sisense installed on-premises or used cloud based, Tableau can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Sisense, with a pricing score of 4 is considered more expensive to implement than Tableau with a score of 2.

Sisense is rated 4.6 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Sisense offers 35 main features). compare head to head: Sisense Vs Tableau

6. Birst

Birst is an alternative Business Intelligence software, Birst installed on-premises or used cloud based, Tableau can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Birst, with a pricing score of 5.6 is considered more expensive to implement than Tableau with a score of 2.

Birst is rated 4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Birst offers 43 main features). compare head to head: Birst Vs Tableau

7. Balanced Scorecard

Balanced Scorecard is an alternative Business Intelligence software, Balanced Scorecard used on the cloud, Tableau can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Balanced Scorecard, with a pricing score of 8 is considered more expensive to implement than Tableau with a score of 2.

Balanced Scorecard is rated 4.5 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Balanced offers 16 main features). compare head to head: Balanced Scorecard Vs Tableau

8. IBM Cognos Business Intelligence

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence is an alternative Business Intelligence software, IBM Cognos Business Intelligence installed on-premises, Tableau can be used on-premises and on the cloud. IBM Cognos Business Intelligence , with a pricing score of 7.6 is considered more expensive to implement than Tableau with a score of 2.

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence is rated 4.1 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (IBM offers 23 main features). compare head to head: IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Vs Tableau

9. Enterprise Edition

Enterprise Edition is an alternative Business Intelligence software, Enterprise Edition installed on-premises, Tableau can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Enterprise Edition, with a pricing score of 5.8 is considered more expensive to implement than Tableau with a score of 2.

Enterprise Edition is rated 4.1 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Enterprise offers 5 main features). compare head to head: Enterprise Edition Vs Tableau

10. BioIntelli

BioIntelli is an alternative Business Intelligence software, BioIntelli used on the cloud, Tableau can be used on-premises and on the cloud. BioIntelli, with a pricing score of 5 is considered more expensive to implement than Tableau with a score of 2.

BioIntelli is rated 3.1 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (BioIntelli offers 3 main features). compare head to head: BioIntelli Vs Tableau

11. SAP Predictive Analysis

SAP Predictive Analysis is an alternative Business Intelligence software, SAP Predictive Analysis used on the cloud, Tableau can be used on-premises and on the cloud. SAP Predictive Analysis, with a pricing score of 5 is considered more expensive to implement than Tableau with a score of 2.

SAP Predictive Analysis is rated 4.8 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (SAP offers 4 main features). compare head to head: SAP Predictive Analysis Vs Tableau

12. Entrinsik Informer

Entrinsik Informer is an alternative Business Intelligence software, Entrinsik Informer used on the cloud, Tableau can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Entrinsik Informer, with a pricing score of 3.6 is considered more expensive to implement than Tableau with a score of 2.

Entrinsik Informer is rated 3.2 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Entrinsik offers 3 main features). compare head to head: Entrinsik Informer Vs Tableau

13. Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop is an alternative Business Intelligence software, Tableau Desktop installed on-premises, Tableau can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Tableau Desktop, with a pricing score of 3 is considered more expensive to implement than Tableau with a score of 2.

Tableau Desktop is rated 4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Tableau offers 20 main features). compare head to head: Tableau Desktop Vs Tableau

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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.