How is Visplore different from Tableau or Power BI?

Author: Harald Piringer

In the past decade, business intelligence software has gained widespread popularity for data visualization. Tools such as Tableau, Power BI and several others are widely known. Therefore we are often asked to explain the difference between Visplore and those tools.

This blog tries to answer that question. In a nutshell, Visplore is optimized for checking, exploring and labeling large sensor data as well as for a digging deep into process issues whereas business intelligence tools such as Tableau and Power BI are designed for building custom dashboards to support standardized analysis and reporting of business data.

Before diving into details, I want to emphasize one conclusion right away: As the importance of data is rising sharply, there is no “one size fits all”. Using data effectively requires you to know when to apply which tool. This blog provides some guidance here and explains, when Tableau, Power BI, etc. are good choices – and when they are not.