Microsoft SSRS vs Tableau: What are the differences?
Developers describe Microsoft SSRS as "A server-based report generating software system *". It provides a set of on-premises tools and services that create, deploy, and manage mobile and paginated reports. On the other hand, *Tableau** is detailed as "Tableau helps people see and understand data". Tableau can help anyone see and understand their data. Connect to almost any database, drag and drop to create visualizations, and share with a click.
Microsoft SSRS and Tableau can be primarily classified as "Business Intelligence" tools.
Avocode, Zumba, and SoFi are some of the popular companies that use Tableau, whereas Microsoft SSRS is used by Ayuda, NeoQuant, and Business Logic. Tableau has a broader approval, being mentioned in 91 company stacks & 80 developers stacks; compared to Microsoft SSRS, which is listed in 4 company stacks and 10 developer stacks.
Very easy-to-use UI. Good way to make data available inside the company for analysis.
Has some built-in visualizations and can be easily integrated with other JS visualization libraries such as D3.
Can be embedded into product to provide reporting functions.
Support team are helpful.
The only complain I have is lack of API support. Hard to track changes as codes and automate report deployment.
Power BI is really easy to start with. If you have just several Excel sheets or CSV files, or you build your first automated pipeline, it is actually quite intuitive to build your first reports.
And as we have kept growing, all the additional features and tools were just there within the Azure platform and/or Office 365.
Since we started building Mews, we have already passed several milestones in becoming start up, later also a scale up company and now getting ready to grow even further, and during all these phases Power BI was just the right tool for us.