When Salesforce native Reports, Charts and Dashboards are not enough and you needed advanced functionality like:

  • Dynamic discovery of data instead of pure display
  • integrate external data sources
  • Overcome record and data format restrictions
  • allow for more interactivity with the data
  • do advanced calculations that can not be done with Custom Objects and custom fields
  • (many others) ...

the recommended solution was to use Einstein Analytics.

Now with the recent acquisition of Tableau by Salesforce, I am confused when and why to choose what.

  1. How do both tools compare?
  2. Will they eventually be merged or discontinued?
  3. When do I definitely choose the one over the other?
  4. What should I do when I heavily invested in Einstein Analytics?
  5. Is there a preference when it comes to Managed packages? Can ISV package both technologies?
  6. What else should be asked and answered in this context?
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    As per my understanding tableau is more famous in on-premise tech, so packaging would be difficult/not possible.
    – Ysr Shk
    Commented Aug 19, 2020 at 17:39
  • 2
    This is a good question, and I would love to hear opinions about this. I'm also confused since the 2 products seem to tackle the same problem. I do personally believe that Tableau will replace Einstein Analytics in the long run. Commented Aug 28, 2020 at 19:04


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