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Databox vs Tableau


Remove Unnecessary Complexities With The Easiest Tableau Alternative

You don’t need a team of experts to help you visualize your data. With Databox, anyone (no matter the skill level) can seamlessly build interactive dashboards, track important metrics, and effortlessly share insights with stakeholders. No more bottlenecks or delays – take full control of your business’s performance with Databox, the ultimate Tableau alternative.

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14-day trial

Starter / Viewer

$59 /mo

$15 user /mo | Billed annually

Professional / Explorer

$169 /mo

$42 user /mo | Billed annually

Growth / Creator

$399 /mo

$70 user /mo | Billed annually


$999 /mo


3 reasons to choose Databox as your Tableau alternative

Built for simplicity

Don’t waste time trying to figure things out. Databox was specifically designed with ease of use in mind. From ready-to-use templates to pre-defined visualizations and user-friendly Metric Tools, anyone can get up and running in minutes.

Integrations in Databox

Seamless Integrations

Make more informed decisions. Databox effortlessly integrates with over 120 popular tools across every department, including sales, marketing, and finance. If the integration you need isn’t listed, no worries! With custom integrations like Google Sheets, SQL databases, and the Rest API, you can consolidate all of your data into one unified tool.

Presentation-style Reports

Streamline your reporting process. With Databox, you can easily add your metrics and dashboards to customizable reports. With various slide types available, dive into performance details and share your insights using dynamic texts. And that’s not all – by automation your reports, you’ll get timely insights without any manual effort.

Databox vs Tableau at a Glance

Easily compare Databox and Tableau to choose the best analytics platform for your business. Explore the top 6 features.

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Easy to create, customize, and share dashboards

Databox is easy. You can choose from 140+ dashboard templates or start from scratch using simple drag-and-drop actions. Just drag any visualization or pre-set metric onto your dashboard canvas and build a custom view in minutes! Once done, easily share your insights using a link. The best part is, anyone with a link can access the dashboard – you don’t need to have a Databox account.

Customizable dashboards but demands a significant time investment

In Tableau, dashboards are created using worksheets. The dashboards are customizable, but the process can be very time-consuming. This is because users need to build visualizations and metrics before adding them to the dashboard. You can share your dashboards using links, but recipients need to be added as users in the Tableau account.


4,000+ pre-defined metrics and easy-to-use Metric Tools

As soon as you connect your first Data Source, you’ll be able to browse a library of 4,000+ pre-defined metrics. If you can’t find the metric you need, you can create additional custom and calculated metrics using the Metric Builder and Metric Calculations tools. With the Metric Builder, you can add advanced filters, discover new metrics, and segment data using a simple dropdown menu.

No pre-defined metrics, calculated fields and advanced filters are available

Tableau does not provide ready-made metrics. After connecting a Data Source to a worksheet, users have to build metrics by dragging data fields (values, dates, dimensions) to specific sheet sections (columns, rows, filters, tooltip). Users can also create calculated metrics using Custom Fields. This involves writing an equation using functions, fields, and operators. The interface is quite technical, and building metrics can be time-consuming.


120+ integrations, Excel, Google Sheets, SQL database, and more options to cover your data needs!

Connect your data to Databox using any of our 70+ native integrations. Databox connects with the most popular platforms for every department, including marketing, finance, sales, and more. Go beyond what’s natively available by connecting SQL Databases, spreadsheets, and Custom API integrations. Or push data into Databox using the Rest API.

Connects with popular data clouds, warehouses, and SQL databases

Tableau connects with popular data clouds, warehouses, and SQL databases. Users can also sync custom data using Excel, PDF files, and text files. But, it lacks native integrations for widely used tools like Facebook, Instagram HubSpot, Google My Business, and more.


Create presentation-style reports and automate your processes

Creating monthly or weekly reports is easy. You can choose to either use a Report template or create one from scratch using the different slide types (text, image, Data Stories, side-by-side, and dashboard). Using Report Automation, you can then schedule your Reports to automatically export your data daily, weekly, monthly, or quarterly – without sacrificing quality!

Build reports and schedule automatic screenshots

Tableau does not offer a distinct feature for Reports; there is no differentiation in the functionalities compared to a dashboard. Users can create document-style Reports by updating the size and layout of their worksheets. Through snapshots, they can also subscribe to receive scheduled screenshots of their reports at specified intervals.

Goals and notifications

Proactively monitor your performance with Goals and Notifications

Use Goals, Scorecards, and custom Alerts to keep your metrics and goals under control. Using Goals and Alerts, you’ll be able to set targets, track your progress over time, and receive tailored notifications to stay informed on your performance. With Scorecards, you can receive performance updates of your top metrics via email, push notification, or Slack.

Visualize Goals and create metric Alerts

In Tableau users can build a visualization to help track the progress toward their goals. While users can create Alerts for specific metrics, Tableau does not fully support creating Alerts for specific Goals.

AI Features

Predict the future with Metric forecasts and more

Predict future performance and create more realistic goals and strategies with Forecasts. But that’s not all! We’re constantly innovating and releasing more advanced features like Generative AI, Anomaly Detection, Advanced Benchmarks, and Metric Correlations.

Predictive analytics capabilities

Tableau provides an analytics tool that allows users to forecast and explore future “scenarios”.

Don’t just take our word for it

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  • Ease of use

    databox g2 review 8.7

    Tableau: 8.2

  • Ease of setup

    databox g2 review 8.7

    Tableau: 8.2

  • Ease of admin

    databox g2 review 8.9

    Tableau: 8.0

  • Meets requirements

    databox g2 review 8.8

    Tableau: 8.8

What makes Databox so great?

Okay, we admit it – we might be biased. But don’t take our word for it! Here’s what our amazing customers have to say about why they love using Databox.

4.8 out of 5 stars

“We like the style of Databox. It doesn’t look dated and has been very impressive to our clients. We also love the variety of data connections and ease of set-up”

“There are so many things I love about Databox. First, it’s very intuitive. You don’t need to be a data expert. You can integrate data seamlessly from different resources. I have tried Power BI, Tableau, and Google Data Studio. And I prefer Databox.”

Make the right choice

Databox and Tableau are both great analytics platforms, but as your needs change, you require a solution that can scale with your team’s abilities and expertise.
Databox is the perfect tool for you if…

  • You value a user-friendly interface that empowers your team to access insights, create reports, and make data-driven decisions without unnecessary complexities.
  • You need a solution that seamlessly integrates with popular tools like HubSpot, GA4, Facebook, and more.
  • You want robust sharing options, allowing you to efficiently share your dynamic dashboards with anyone.
  • You want to proactively monitor your KPIs and goals with built-in notifications.
  • You need to streamline and automate your reporting processes.

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