Choosing the right data visualization tool is a big decision involving a potentially large investment. That’s why it’s absolutely essential that you have the right information before making a decision. In today’s blog we’ll break down a couple of the biggest data visualisation tools (Tableau and Power BI) so you can make the most informed decision possible.




Both solutions provide very good visualisation tools. However, Power BI limits users to 3500 data points. If you’re planning to work with larger data sets you’ll need to use Tableau.

Data Sources:

Tableau offers better support for distinct data warehouse connections. Power BI integrates with the microsoft portfolio, making it a great choice if you need anything Azure related.

Customer Support:

Tableau offers the best personal customer service. However, they each provide comprehensive help centers for users who like to self-serve when it comes to customer service.



Power Bi tends to be the more affordable option, but more importantly, it boasts a 60 day free trial compared to a short 14 day trial with Tableau. If you’re the type of user that likes to get the absolute most for your money, Power BI will likely be perfect unless you need one of Tableau’s specific capabilities.


Key Takeaways:

In general, Power BI is much better suited to smaller operations on a budget. Tableau boasts more comprehensive features but at a much greater price. As always, choosing the right software comes down to your businesses needs, but by weighing the functionality and value that decision should be slightly easier. 


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