Features Comparison

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Name Tableau PublicDHIS 2DataHeroGoogle Fusion TableQlikSenseMicrosoft Power Bi
Operating System
OS for viewing visualisations Windows, iOS/Mac OS, AndroidAll OS (Java and HTML5)All OSAll OSWindows, Mac OS, iOS, Android - with additional Qlik Sense Client Browser Support.Windows, iOS, and Android
OS for creating visualisations Windows or Mac OSBrowser-basedBrowser-basedBrowser-basedWindowsWindows (Power BI Desktop) and browser-based
Data source
  • Excel spreadsheets
  • Microsoft Access
  • Multiple text file formats
  • Statistical files
  • Web data connectors
  • XML
  • CSV
  • PDF
  • DHIS2 database: pre-built data entry form collected through SMS, plain HTML and Java for feature phones, and a high-end Web-based solution with offline support for smartphones
  • Excel / Google / Microsoft Office 365 Spreadsheets
  • CSV
  • ODS
  • TSV
  • Online apps (Salesforce, SurveyMonkey, GitHub, Google Analytics)
  • Cloud storage services (Box, Dropbox, Google Drive)
  • Excel / Google spreadsheets
  • CSV
  • KML
  • TSV
  • Users are also able to collect public data tables using Google Tables - search engine for thousands of public Fusion Tables, or millions of public tables from around the web.
  • Excel spreadsheets
  • CSV
  • XML
  • Other data sources e.g. SAP, Salesforce, Google Drive, Youtube, Dropbox are accessible through connectors (Qlik Web Connectors or pre-built application-specific connectors)
  • Excel spreadsheets
  • Cloud services (Salesforce, Google Analytics, and others)
  • Streaming data
  • On-premises databases
  • Power BI Desktop files
Data manipulation and editing capabilities post-import YesYes, complete package of data management. Users can set up data entry forms, analyze the data, and visualize the report.No editing capability post-import.Yes, users can edit data in Fusion Table file in Google Drive.No editing capability post-import (only restructuring and re-organizing).Not directly: to refresh a data uploaded to Power BI, some steps are required.
Data templates NoYes. Users are able to set up templates based on the data entry form.Yes, titles (variables) should be listed by column instead of by row.NoNoNo
Available chart / visual formats
  • Pictures
  • Maps
  • GIS
  • Interactive dashboard
  • GIS (web-based GIS features)
  • Charts (column, line, pie, stacked column and area)
  • Pivot tables
  • Dashboards
  • Charts
  • Interactive dashboard (which can be exported to images and PDF)
  • Simple charts (bar, line, pie, scatter plot)
  • Most common visual output is interactive maps
  • Charts (bar, combo, line, pie)
  • Map
  • Text
  • Image
  • Treemap
  • Interactive dashboard
Real-time dashboard with extensive range of charts, text, numbers, pictures, video, and web pages
Cloud-based or self hosted? CloudSelf-hostedCloudCloudCloudCloud
Additional Features
GIS (mapping) compatible YesYesYesYesNoYes
Offline capability NoYesNoNoYesYes
Languages / Translation availability No, but compatible to store data in any language. User interface and supporting documentation are in English, French, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Korean and Simplified Chinese.Yes. dhis2 lets users translate their database content into 8 other languages. Each user can easily switch between languages.NoNoNoNo
Management / Collaboration features NoYesYes, only available in Team subscription plan.YesYesYes
Photo YesYes, including videos.NoYesYesYes, users can also upload videos in their dashboard as one of the visual outputs.
Share to other application users or collaborators YesYesYesYesYesYes
Share to application's public platform Yes, published to tableauPublic database, or embedded into web pages.NoNoYes, published to Google Table search engine, or embedded into web pages.Yes, using Qlik CloudNo, but dashboards are able to be embedded to web pages via Power BI "publish to web".
Open source NoYesNoNoNoNo
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