So what is it going to be? Excel or Tableau?
To help you decide better, try to answer these questions:
- What are you trying to accomplish?
- What is your priority? Data visualization or large data management.
If you are trying to present a sales or performance report, it will be helpful to showcase this through stunning graphs and visuals which Tableau can provide. Excel can do this as well but inferior to Tableau’s output.
On the other hand, Excel provides a more powerful analytical system for computation and data management. More functionality provides more customization of functions and formulas, allowing you to do more than just basic computation.
If you have more repetitive tasks and reports, Excel is the better solution. However, Tableau offers more collaborative options.
Both Tableau and Excel aren’t free.
Both platforms require payment for their services. Although most of the time, Excel comes pre-installed in the computers you buy, you still have to purchase its license.
But its cheapest price is $69.99 per year and that includes all the Office apps and services.
Tableau is the more expensive option between the two. Its pricing is quite inflexible as well.
For team and individual use of this solution, it will cost you $70 every month. It gets cheaper if you enroll more users. Best for teams and organizations.