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Overall customer rating: Customer rating:



Recommended by: Recommended by:

78% of users

90% of users

Operating Systems: Operating Systems:



Mobile compatibility: Mobile compatibility:

Deployment: Deployment:

Target customer size: Target customer size:

Price: Price:



How it's priced: How it's priced:

Microsoft Power BI is available as either a cloud-based or on-premise solution. For the cloud-based version, you pay a monthly subscription fee for each user login. The on-premise version is a free download.

Tableau is available for cloud-based or on-premise deployment depending on the version selected. You pay an upfront, perpetual license fee for Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server and an annual subscription fee per user for Tableau Online.

Contract term: Contract term:

Microsoft Power BI requires no contract for cloud-based deployment.

Tableau Online requires a year-long contract for cloud-based deployment; renewed annually. Tableau Server and Tableau Desktop require signing a perpetual license agreement upfront for on-premise deployment.

Upfront costs: Upfront costs:

No upfront fees.

Additional fees apply for implementation (e.g., special integrations, customizations and/or data migration).

Recurring costs: Recurring costs:

None, beyond subscription fees.

Fees apply for premium support and annual upgrades.

What does it cost?: What does it cost?:


Dashboards and scorecards: Dashboards and scorecards:

Data warehousing: Data warehousing:

Data mining & analytics: Data mining & analytics:



Query & report writer: Query & report writer:


Phone support: Phone support:

Phone support available through purchase of support plan.

Phone support not offered.

Online case submission: Online case submission:

Online case submission included in subscription fee.


Online support options: Online support options:

Help website, knowledge base and online community included in subscription fee.

Free help website, knowledge base and online community included in license fee.

Training: Training:

Training and/or implementation can be purchased.

Free online training videos and live weekly web training available to all users. Live online and classroom training available for a fee.

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