Compare Power BI vs Tableau

See this comparison of Microsoft Power BI vs. Tableau Server based on data from user reviews. Microsoft Power BI rates 4.2/5 stars with 157 reviews. Tableau Server rates 4.0/5 stars with 262 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 user/month
 
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Meets RequirementsSee More
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8.5
(Based on 151 reviews)
8.5
(Based on 247 reviews)
Ease of UseSee More
Ease of UseSee More
7.9
(Based on 151 reviews)
8.0
(Based on 246 reviews)
Ease of SetupSee More
Ease of SetupSee More
8.1
(Based on 55 reviews)
8.0
(Based on 54 reviews)
Ease of AdminSee More
Ease of AdminSee More
8.2
(Based on 56 reviews)
8.2
(Based on 53 reviews)
Quality of SupportSee More
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7.9
(Based on 118 reviews)
8.1
(Based on 170 reviews)
Ease of Doing Business WithSee More
Ease of Doing Business WithSee More
8.3
(Based on 48 reviews)
8.6
(Based on 51 reviews)
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8.7
(Based on 149 reviews)
8.3
(Based on 238 reviews)
Small Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
26.0%
10.0%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
35.1%
31.2%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
39.0%
58.8%
 
Information Technology and Services
15.0%
Internet
17.3%
 
Computer Software
8.2%
Information Technology and Services
8.8%
 
Non-Profit Organization Management
5.0%
Computer Software
8.2%
 
Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
4.5%
Higher Education
6.0%
 
Marketing and Advertising
4.5%
Hospital & Health Care
5.4%
 
Other
62.7%
Other
54.3%
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.

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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
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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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