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Pricing

 
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Tableau Creator
$70
/ per user / per month / billed annually
Proof of Concept
1990.00
USD
 
Proof of concept
12,360.00
USD
 
Workgroup
23,880.00
USD
 
Workgroup
1990.00
USD
 
Standard
10100.00
USD
 
Standard
121,200.00
USD
 
Enterprise
239,400.00
USD
 
Enterprise
19950.00
USD
 
Hybrid Entitlement
 
Free Trial
Free Trial
Free Trial
Looker
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Free Trial
Tableau Desktop
Tableau Creator
$70/ per user / per month / billed annually
Free Trial
IBM Cognos Analytics
Proof of Concept
1990.00USD
Proof of concept
12,360.00USD
Workgroup
23,880.00USD
Workgroup
1990.00USD
Standard
10100.00USD
Standard
121,200.00USD
Enterprise
239,400.00USD
Enterprise
19950.00USD
Hybrid Entitlement
Free Trial

Ratings

Meets Requirements
Meets Requirements
8.5
8.8
8.0
Ease of Use
Ease of Use
8.0
8.0
6.9
Ease of Setup
Ease of Setup
7.9
8.2
6.0
Ease of Admin
Ease of Admin
8.5
7.9
6.5
Quality of Support
Quality of Support
9.2
8.3
6.9
Ease of Doing Business With
Ease of Doing Business With
9.2
8.5
7.2
Product Direction (% positive)
Product Direction (% positive)
8.7
8.6
6.9
Meets Requirements
Looker
8.5
Tableau Desktop
8.8
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.0
Ease of Use
Looker
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.0
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.9
Ease of Setup
Looker
7.9
Tableau Desktop
8.2
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.0
Ease of Admin
Looker
8.5
Tableau Desktop
7.9
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.5
Quality of Support
Looker
9.2
Tableau Desktop
8.3
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.9
Ease of Doing Business With
Looker
9.2
Tableau Desktop
8.5
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.2
Product Direction (% positive)
Looker
8.7
Tableau Desktop
8.6
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.9

Features

Reports
Reports Interface
Looker
8.7
Tableau Desktop
8.7
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.8
Steps to Answer
Looker
8.1
Tableau Desktop
8.1
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.1
Graphs and Charts
Looker
7.8
Tableau Desktop
9.3
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.7
Score Cards
Looker
7.6
Tableau Desktop
8.4
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.0
Dashboards
Looker
8.5
Tableau Desktop
9.1
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.4
Self Service
Calculated Fields
Looker
8.3
Tableau Desktop
8.5
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.9
Data Column Filtering
Looker
8.8
Tableau Desktop
8.8
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3
Data Discovery
Looker
8.6
Tableau Desktop
8.6
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.7
Search
Looker
7.8
Tableau Desktop
8.1
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.1
Collaboration / Workflow
Looker
7.9
Tableau Desktop
7.8
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.1
Automodeling
Looker
7.3
Tableau Desktop
7.4
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.5
Advanced Analytics
Predictive Analytics
Looker
6.9
Tableau Desktop
7.1
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.1
Data Visualization
Looker
8.1
Tableau Desktop
9.3
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.6
Big Data Services
Looker
7.8
Tableau Desktop
8.0
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.4
Building Reports
Data Transformation
Looker
8.5
Tableau Desktop
7.7
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.8
Data Modeling
Looker
8.8
Tableau Desktop
7.4
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.7
WYSIWYG Report Design
Looker
8.5
Tableau Desktop
8.0
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.5
Integration APIs
Looker
8.1
Tableau Desktop
7.3
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.9
Platform
Sandbox / Test Environments
Looker
7.9
Tableau Desktop
7.6
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.8
Mobile User Support
Looker
6.8
Tableau Desktop
7.3
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.2
Customization
Looker
7.9
Tableau Desktop
7.7
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.0
User, Role, and Access Management
Looker
8.2
Tableau Desktop
8.1
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.9
Internationalization
Looker
7.9
Tableau Desktop
7.8
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.5
Performance and Reliability
Looker
8.5
Tableau Desktop
8.1
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.6
Breadth of Partner Applications
Looker
7.7
Tableau Desktop
7.5
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.6

Reviewers' Company Size

Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
15.7%
16.0%
3.8%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
70.3%
33.9%
18.8%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
14.0%
50.1%
77.4%
Looker
Small-Business
15.7%
Mid-Market
70.3%
Enterprise
14.0%
Tableau Desktop
Small-Business
16.0%
Mid-Market
33.9%
Enterprise
50.1%
IBM Cognos Analytics
Small-Business
3.8%
Mid-Market
18.8%
Enterprise
77.4%

Reviewers' Industry

 
Internet
15.9%
Higher Education
10.7%
Insurance
9.3%
 
Computer Software
15.5%
Information Technology and Services
10.3%
Information Technology and Services
8.9%
 
Information Technology and Services
9.4%
Hospital & Health Care
6.1%
Financial Services
7.6%
 
Marketing and Advertising
6.3%
Marketing and Advertising
6.0%
Higher Education
6.8%
 
Financial Services
4.8%
Internet
5.4%
Banking
5.9%
 
Other
48.1%
Other
61.5%
Other
61.6%
Looker
Internet
15.9%
Computer Software
15.5%
Information Technology and Services
9.4%
Marketing and Advertising
6.3%
Financial Services
4.8%
Other
48.1%
Tableau Desktop
Higher Education
10.7%
Information Technology and Services
10.3%
Hospital & Health Care
6.1%
Marketing and Advertising
6.0%
Internet
5.4%
Other
61.5%
IBM Cognos Analytics
Insurance
9.3%
Information Technology and Services
8.9%
Financial Services
7.6%
Higher Education
6.8%
Banking
5.9%
Other
61.6%

Reviews

Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Alan C.
Administrator in Staffing and Recruiting

So many things are done right: - The simplicity of creating a meta schema using lookml, the learning curve is lightning fast - The flexibility of the system, making data available to inter customer has never been so easy - The support team is really...

Jeff B.
User in Retail

Tableau enables users the ability build data visualizations in the matter of minutes without requiring technical report development knowledge. In my opinion, the top 5 best qualities: 1. Drag and drop functionality is easy for any user to...

G2 User in Higher Education

Cognos is a powerful BI tool. It has been set up to be integrated with several of our existing databases to allow us one interface to pull data on demand, or send scheduled reports to university stakeholders. It has just enough needed to make the menus and...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
`monika r.
Administrator

`hard to train users. `need to train users for importing data set and lookml. `once users are trained=, it seems to be wokring fine.

Kimiko T.
User in Real Estate

Needs an updated UI and better data connection process

J Reese K.
User in Real Estate

If your turnover is high or if there is not enough specialists on hand to REALLY train it well, its a lost value. The learning curve is steep and it really depends on your base level item level data and input. Can you trust what it is telling you?

 
Looker
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Alan C.
Administrator in Staffing and Recruiting

So many things are done right: - The simplicity of creating a meta schema using lookml, the learning curve is lightning fast - The flexibility of the system, making data available to inter customer has never been so easy - The support team is really...

Most Helpful Critical Review
`monika r.
Administrator

`hard to train users. `need to train users for importing data set and lookml. `once users are trained=, it seems to be wokring fine.

Tableau Desktop
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Jeff B.
User in Retail

Tableau enables users the ability build data visualizations in the matter of minutes without requiring technical report development knowledge. In my opinion, the top 5 best qualities: 1. Drag and drop functionality is easy for any user to...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Kimiko T.
User in Real Estate

Needs an updated UI and better data connection process

IBM Cognos Analytics
Most Helpful Favorable Review
G2 User in Higher Education

Cognos is a powerful BI tool. It has been set up to be integrated with several of our existing databases to allow us one interface to pull data on demand, or send scheduled reports to university stakeholders. It has just enough needed to make the menus and...

Most Helpful Critical Review
J Reese K.
User in Real Estate

If your turnover is high or if there is not enough specialists on hand to REALLY train it well, its a lost value. The learning curve is steep and it really depends on your base level item level data and input. Can you trust what it is telling you?

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Videos

 

See the simple process of connecting your database to Looker and gaining insights to your data with Anika Kuesters Smith - Smith of Looker. With Looker's modeling language, LookML, your business logic is easily repeatable and reusable, allowing your analysts to better leverage the data and save time from writing SQL queries. Easily visualize your data sets and create dashboards, connecting your organization's teams to better collaborate and gain insight.

In this demo you'll learn about:

- Connecting your data to Looker
- Building out your data model
- Creating and sharing dashboards
- Generating and scheduling reports for various departments

No videos provided

Video 1: IBM Cognos Analytics: Overview with Customer Testimonials

Video 2: Cognos Analytics Overview - This video presents an introduction to Cognos capabilities and illustrates the User Interface for each.

Video 3: That's Right -- Cognos Analytics is on Cloud.
IBM Cognos Analytics has traditionally been an on-prem software, but recently, we've started to expand and allow you to use the same capabilities both on-prem and on Cloud

Video 4: Data to Dashboards

Video 5: Data Preparation and Modeling

Looker

See the simple process of connecting your database to Looker and gaining insights to your data with Anika Kuesters Smith - Smith of Looker. With Looker's modeling language, LookML, your business logic is easily repeatable and reusable, allowing your analysts to better leverage the data and save time from writing SQL queries. Easily visualize your data sets and create dashboards, connecting your organization's teams to better collaborate and gain insight.

In this demo you'll learn about:

- Connecting your data to Looker
- Building out your data model
- Creating and sharing dashboards
- Generating and scheduling reports for various departments

Tableau Desktop
No videos provided
IBM Cognos Analytics

Video 1: IBM Cognos Analytics: Overview with Customer Testimonials

Video 2: Cognos Analytics Overview - This video presents an introduction to Cognos capabilities and illustrates the User Interface for each.

Video 3: That's Right -- Cognos Analytics is on Cloud.
IBM Cognos Analytics has traditionally been an on-prem software, but recently, we've started to expand and allow you to use the same capabilities both on-prem and on Cloud

Video 4: Data to Dashboards

Video 5: Data Preparation and Modeling

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