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 173 reviews. Tableau Server rates 4.1/5 stars with 287 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 167 reviews)
8.5
(Based on 271 reviews)
Ease of UseSee More
Ease of UseSee More
8.0
(Based on 167 reviews)
8.1
(Based on 270 reviews)
Ease of SetupSee More
Ease of SetupSee More
8.3
(Based on 66 reviews)
8.0
(Based on 61 reviews)
Ease of AdminSee More
Ease of AdminSee More
8.2
(Based on 66 reviews)
8.2
(Based on 61 reviews)
Quality of SupportSee More
Quality of SupportSee More
7.9
(Based on 131 reviews)
8.2
(Based on 187 reviews)
Ease of Doing Business WithSee More
Ease of Doing Business WithSee More
8.3
(Based on 58 reviews)
8.7
(Based on 57 reviews)
Product Direction (% positive)See More
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8.7
(Based on 165 reviews)
8.4
(Based on 262 reviews)
Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
25.3%
9.1%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
36.5%
31.6%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
38.2%
59.3%
 
Information Technology and Services
15.1%
Internet
16.8%
 
Computer Software
7.3%
Information Technology and Services
8.8%
 
Hospital & Health Care
4.9%
Computer Software
7.3%
 
Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
4.5%
Hospital & Health Care
5.5%
 
Non-Profit Organization Management
4.5%
Higher Education
5.3%
 
Other
63.7%
Other
56.3%
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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Cole T.
User in Insurance

Many features necessary in a BI tool are still in development, and the ability to share data across the organization is still only half-baked. I need the ability to publish Power BI Desktop reports and all the data associated with the report to...

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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