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Compare Microsoft Power BI vs Tableau Server

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comparison of Microsoft Power BI vs. Tableau Server
based on data from user reviews. Microsoft Power BI rates 4.2/5 stars with 199 reviews. Tableau Server rates 4.1/5 stars with 314 reviews. Each product's score is calculated by real-time data from verified user reviews.

 
POWER BI
FREE
Tableau Server
$10,000 for 10 users
 
POWER BI PRO
$9.99 per user
 
POWER BI PREMIUM
Capacity Pricing per node
 
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Meets RequirementsSee More
Meets RequirementsSee More
8.5
(Based on 189 reviews)
8.6
(Based on 295 reviews)
Ease of UseSee More
Ease of UseSee More
8.1
(Based on 190 reviews)
8.1
(Based on 294 reviews)
Ease of SetupSee More
Ease of SetupSee More
8.3
(Based on 72 reviews)
8.1
(Based on 70 reviews)
Ease of AdminSee More
Ease of AdminSee More
8.3
(Based on 71 reviews)
8.3
(Based on 69 reviews)
Quality of SupportSee More
Quality of SupportSee More
8.0
(Based on 149 reviews)
8.2
(Based on 206 reviews)
Ease of Doing Business WithSee More
Ease of Doing Business WithSee More
8.4
(Based on 63 reviews)
8.6
(Based on 63 reviews)
Product Direction (% positive)See More
Product Direction (% positive)See More
8.7
(Based on 188 reviews)
8.4
(Based on 285 reviews)
Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
25.5%
9.3%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
37.2%
29.8%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
37.2%
60.9%
 
Information Technology and Services
12.7%
Internet
15.4%
 
Computer Software
8.1%
Information Technology and Services
8.0%
 
Marketing and Advertising
4.2%
Computer Software
6.9%
 
Hospital & Health Care
4.2%
Hospital & Health Care
5.7%
 
Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
3.9%
Higher Education
5.3%
 
Other
66.8%
Other
58.6%
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
G2 Crowd User in Marketing and Advertising

Visualizations. They're absolutely fantastic. Importing data is incredibly easy and it's much more powerful than excel or many SQL based visualization tools.

Bruce S.
User in Internet

If you want to share and publish your work in Tableau desktop across an organization or with external clients, but not the world, then you need to use Tableau Server. Otherwise you can use the free tableau public, but that doesn't meet most business...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
Geoffrey L.
User in Railroad Manufacture

It's very basic, customization is limited at best. Fine for basic dashboards but not particularly good if you need to get more complex. Still feels like a basic and free system, not to Microsoft caliber.

G2 Crowd User in Capital Markets

requires a desktop application for editing reports, data needs to be in a certain format (cube), ugly looking UI, not very slick at all.

 
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