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    I like the calculation feature. I would not say it's such a good feature in Tableau, but if you have the knowledge, you can make that feature visible to everyone. It's not a feature that we can drag and drop and get the information. But whatever the data, whatever the calculation, I'm able to do. It's basically the knowledge base. Whatever knowledge I have, I can make that information public and publish it for management.
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    It's a complete package, which is why we use this solution.The technical support is excellent.
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    The visualizations are good and keep improving.Showing a miniature version of the chart if the case chart is bigger than the screen resolution allows us to have full context at all times.
  5. One feature which I have found to be very interesting is the Beast manager, where you can create calculated fields. They are shared in one common repository so someone else can use the same calculated fields; they don't have to rewrite or reinvent the APIs.
  6. The product is easily customized.The AI/ML enablement is useful, as many reporting tools do not offer machine learning models as of now, without writing customized code.
  7. It's relatively simple to create basic dashboards and reports.The alert generation feature also helps in sending out ad hoc messages to the business users if business thresholds have been crossed.
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  9. The optimization and flexibility of visualization tools. Having a tool where you can find logs that were generated months ago, and being able to search over a long period of time, is great.
  10. The Layers feature organizes my work and makes it easier, instead of having to use scripting to show and hide when drilling down.

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Hi peers, There are so many data science platforms to choose from. Which platform would you recommend to enterprise-level companies that want flexible and powerful data visualization capabilities to drill down into the data?  What makes the solution that you recommend a better choice than others?
author avatarGavin Robertson

Need to address basic data issues, e.g., quality, standardization and security, and MDM first, to obtain meaningful data visualization and single entity views, e.g., customer, patient and product. Ideally, a visualization tool should be able to interact with a backend actionable data catalog driven by data virtualization/federation either directly or through data provisioning. Power BI, QlikView and Tableau are excellent standard data visualization tools. Cambridge Intelligence's KeyLines is an excellent interactive graph visualization tool.

author avatarWillie Jacobs
Real User

We have been using Qlik Sense for the past 2 years and purchased but never really used Qlik View before that. We have used excel extensively and seen demos and tried Power BI and looked at demos for a couple of other BI tools.

We settled on using Qlik Sense as our Reporting, BI and Analytics tool due a very successful proof of concept delivered by our Qlik consultants.

Qlik Sense gives us the ability to visualize our data in various ways from simple bar and line charts or combined to scatter plots, mekko charts, funnel chart, pie charts, gauge charts and KPI items. Visualization options include table and pivot table that can be utilized to display detailed data. Visualizations also include a map chart that can be used to visualize various map layers with to display movement, density, are and points. 
This has been extremely valuable being from a logistics company.

I would therefore recommend Qlik Sense for the best visualization capabilities.

author avatarPeter Eerdekens
Real User

QlikSense. The associative analytics engine makes it kind of child's play to combine multi-source data and in combination with the augmented intelligence features QlikSense helps to create analytics and visualizations faster.

author avatarreviewer1450293 (Co-Founder at a computer software company with 11-50 employees)
Real User

Qlik and PowerBI are great tools. I'd say most times IT people go to these tools, Qlik for ease and PowerBI because it works with Microsoft365.  

I think non-technical users will always lean toward Tableau since it is an easy and more Agile tool meaning drag, drop and change. Particularly PowerBI requires you to know what you want first and then build bottom-up, versus Tableau you can change your way to your final dashboard.

author avatarJorge Barroso

In my case, I can recommend Power BI, that works very well with a lot of database. It shows very good visualization graphs that allows to create many dashboards easily and connect with many data sources that can work very good to present, share and compare data thought the company and with users.

author avatarJAMAL AL MAHAMID

When considering a BI tool, everyone looks for the leaders: Power-BI, QlikView and Tableau. 

They all offer ease of use. However, consider Power-BI, QlikView for the technical team and Tableau for more business-oriented users. 

Note, Power-BI is more compatible with MSFT365 than others. 

You may also consider looking at MetrixPlus that provides additional features for automating workflows to get data and to deliver Enterprise Architecture-based performance management.

author avatarVictor Feria

There are powerful options. QlikView, Tableu and PowerBi offers agile implementation.

author avatarreviewer1066977 (Solution Architect/Technical Manager - Business Intelligence at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees)
Real User

Now a days lot of visualization tools coming in the market, its difficult for anyone to choose from these variety of tools. However there can be various parameters which will help choose right set of Visualization tool for your requirements.

1. User Friendliness

2. Self Service Capability

3. Connectivity / compatibility with different systems that are available in the market

4. Compatibility with Cloud service providers

5. Relational, big-data systems and data lake connections, AI-ML and predictive analytics capabilities

6. License Cost 

I would recommend Power BI and Tableau as they provide lot of features and visualizations to choose from, with reasonable cost and connectivity with major systems.

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