PowerPivot vs. Tableau
With the increasing importance on business intelligence tools in today’s business environment, it’s important to know the difference between products. Especially because many product vary widely in price, but can sometimes offer similar functionality. For instance, two popular BI tools, Tableau and PowerPivot (from Microsoft) have many comparable features but one (depending on the version and functionality you need) is free (that would be PowerPivot.) While the other, Tableau can cost in the thousands of dollars – again, depending on the version and functionality you need.
Luckily, there are several great sites that have compared PowerPivot and Tableau and provide a great overview of the difference between the two in terms of versions and funcationality. If you’re considering a BI tool for your organization and PowerPivot and Tableau are on your list, check out these sites to compare the two:
Microsoft PowerPivot vs. Tableau (link from SQLMag.com)
Tableau vs. Power Pivot Part 1: Basic Functionality (link from breaking-bi.blogspot.com)
Tableau vs. Power Pivot: Basic Charting (link from breaking-bi.blogspot.com)
Tableau vs. Power Pivot: Basic Data Modeling (link from breaking-bi.blogspot.com)
Tableau vs. Power Pivot: KPIs (link from breaking-bi.blogspot.com)