Tableau Software


 

Tableau is an integrated business intelligence (BI) and analytics solution that helps to analyze key business data and generate meaningful insights. The solution helps businesses to collect data from multiple source points such as SQL databases, spreadsheets, cloud apps like Google Analytics and Salesforce to create a collective dataset.

Tableau's live visual analytics and interactive dashboard allow slicing & dicing datasets for generating relevant insights and exploring new opportunities. Users can create interactive maps and analyze data across regions, territories, demographics and more. Tableau helps to create a narrative story of the data analysis with interactive visualizations that can be shared with their audience.

Tableau can be customized to serve a number of industry verticals including banking, communication, education, healthcare, real estate, manufacturing and technology. The solution can be either installed on-premises or hosted on the cloud as a SaaS application. Users can also view and analyze data on their Android and iOS smartphones with Tableau Mobile app.

 

Tableau - Advanced Mapping
 
  • Tableau - Advanced Mapping
    Advanced Mapping
  • Tableau - Intuitive User Interface
    Intuitive User Interface
  • Tableau - Interactive Dashboards on the Web
    Interactive Dashboards on the Web
  • Tableau - iPad Support
    iPad Support
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Linux, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8, Windows 10

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Sandra from QuoteWizard
Specialty: Sales & Marketing
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Great tool to check stats to help in providing for accurate info to clients

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I use Tableau every day in sales to look up product availability and stats so that I’m better able to sell a product based on real time data we have available through tableau.

Cons

There have been a few times where the Tableau system was down and the information wasn’t up-to-date. It would sometimes be down for half an hour or more

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Devesh from IQVIA
Specialty: Retail
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

December 2018

December 2018

Great tool for users with and without technology background

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very user friendly tool accessible from anywhere, they have done a good job of putting the power in the hands of user and removing all the complexity, drag and drop user interface allows users to create and share their own reports and dashboards.

Pros

1. super easy to use
2. very user friendly and intuitive
3. does not require someone to be technical to create reports/dashboards

Cons

1. bit expensive
2. might run into performance issues based on size of your data
3. might be bit quirky while filtering data and accidentally overwriting the base report

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Chris from Ipg
Specialty: Advertising
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

December 2018

December 2018

Easy analytics

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Extremely easy for novice users to use and very powerful for the advanced analysts and data scientists.

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The license tend to be quite pricey. Integration with custom web applications could also be very expensive.

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Raewyn from Team FF
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Clunky and inflexible

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Allows us to use this as a platform before we transition our clients online. As a reader it’s relatively easy to use with tabs.

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It seems clunky and inflexible to use. Doesn’t seem intuitive. Whenever we want to make changes to the current structure, it’s Project Ben Hur.

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Andrea from Vivocha
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Very good product, a bit expensive

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Very good product with a lot of features. it supports a wide number of connectors and includes numerous types of predefined charts.

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It is quite expensive and companies can not buy only one license. They must buy a minimum number of server licenses and 1 license for each client.

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Jessie from Life.Church
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Takes a lot of training

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1) Has the ability to pulls from multiple data sources. 2) User friendly dashboards 3) Editing ability once a board has been created.

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1) It takes a lot of training to make a dashboard presentable. 2) You have to "login" each time you want to use this software even if the end user wants to glance at a dashboard.

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Ashish from Nimoy
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Tableau is very useful analytic tool.

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Tableau is very user friendly tool for all type of dash boards, graphical representations, analytics. The good part is self calculation of data like current year details and next year details calculations.

Cons

The cost of the tool is very high. The machine learning / prediction support is not as per expected.

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Ellen from Ascension
Specialty: Healthcare / Social Services
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Tableau for Ascension

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Tableau has a few programs we are using for work. It is easy to look up your health systems and individual survey results

Cons

There are many programs we could use with Tableau but from the initial trading it’s difficult to remember them all

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Matthew from Honolulu Federal Credit Union
Specialty: Banking & Financial Services
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Strong analytics, graphical representation and collaboration; Long learning curve

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Definitely recommend this product as it has a very consistent support, feature and patching stream, but would recommend taking some kind of course that specifically works with this product to ensure fully functional capability.

Pros

The ability to generate graphical representations of almost any data set is much more intuitive than the standard office product can produce. Chart tracking and collaborative capabilities allow for even the most geographically diverse teams to remain on target with the appropriate tools at their disposal. Charting and workflow development is straight forward and easy to track. Great training and learning aids if you license the product.

Cons

Definitely for the true project management professional with an existing background in PMP. The standard text based product user, or beginning level professional would find some challenges with this tool do the precise nature of the application and its functionality. Can be bulky and resource intensive for the small organization hardware set.

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Alexander from Skoda Minotti
Specialty: Property Management
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Tableau is a hard to learn, but effective tool to visualize a company's operations in an aesthetic and practical way.

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- Free trial
- Plenty of tutorials online
- Web-based sharing
- Attractive visuals
- Ability to create dashboards with multiple visuals

Cons

- Stringent and sometimes frustrating learning curve
- Software does not effectively help with errors
- Source data is difficult to find/create

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Shelby from Montana FFA Foundation
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Alright

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contacting helplines/ watching youtube videos is highly recommended.

Pros

Tableau systems are great! they are somewhat easily accessible and this can make the system credible.

Cons

Sometimes when developing a graph sometimes it can be difficult trying to do exactly what you want to do.

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Koby from Little Bear Homecare
Specialty: Healthcare / Social Services
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Very informative

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Was able to use tableau to import all of our clients to track data on where we can focus our marketing efforts for new clients

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Great tool and very informative, but if you are not very technologically savvy it can be a little difficult to get a grasp of it

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Brian from Mercy Health
Specialty: Healthcare / Social Services
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

October 2018

October 2018

Easy to build visuals from a variety of data sources

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Very nice executive tool for marketing and management purposes. Visuals look great, and the new prep software is extremely useful.

Pros

It is easier for the average person to get a hang of than any other BI visualization software I have encountered. There is no need to learn sql or know the difference between facts and dimensions. You operate in a UI that directs your inputs and reduces error potential.

Cons

You're probably not going to do much deep analysis or forecasting with this tool. The visualizations can provide deep and detailed cuts, but beyond that, this is not an analytical tool.

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Rosie from Individual & Family Services
Specialty: Travel, Transportation & Logistics
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Helps our team analyze data

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We use this to analyze the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns as based on web analytics, purchases, etc. I love the UI, the interface is fun and easy to use. Overall, the product is nice.

Cons

I'm not a data analyst so sometimes I am overwhelmed with the options and ways the splice data. It's difficult to focus on one data point that is easy to understand. This is more suited for people looking to do complex analysis of many different data points.

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Casey from Baylor University
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Great tool for reporting

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Great tool to pull multiple data reports. Our company uses it to view number of alumni in a certain geographic region based on their location, There are endless ways to use this software.

Cons

Because there are so many capabilities and functions, there is a learning curve at first with the software.

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Jacqueline from MISNET
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Easy to use and with connectivity to different data sources like excel, oracle, teradata

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improve shape files for map

Pros

Easy to use
Excellent visual representation
Dynamic in dimension/measure calculations
A lot of examples online for calculations and graphs

Cons

Intensive use of laptop memory during .tde/.hyper extraction
Costing of license per user
Viewing time of dashboard once uploaded in Tableau server

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Alaeddine from Helpling
Specialty: Sales & Marketing
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Master of automated reports

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- I would recommend Tableau software ( desktop and server ) to any medium sized data driven company. With the new pricing, the quality / price ratio is fair enough.

Pros

- Tableau server : Ability to publish reports and share the data with the wanted parties in 2 clicks
- Data download : Downloading data ( raw format or tabular ) directly from the report
- Variety of customisable charts and dashboards
- Use of parameters : Passing values using parameters will make the report more customisable

Cons

- Extract and automated refreshing process are a bit buggy.
- UI will crash if the report is built on top of an important amount of data ( depends also on the UI and how many filters are used )
- Live connexion feature do not scale well with the size of data used.

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John from RDI Corporation
Specialty: Telecommunications
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2018

October 2018

data packed warehouse

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This product is great for a analytical mind or any business trying to drill down even further. Great tool for the tool belt

Cons

I wish there was more instructed led or tutorials on this product. There is so much that it can do that you don't know unless you google or youtube it.

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Sharmaine from IT services provider
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

October 2018

October 2018

To review Tableau

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Pros

One of the features that I like in this software is the ability to solve data analysis. It has many approaches to solving data.

Cons

I just like least the price of this software, a little price to get a tableau license. I do hope to make it a more acceptable price.

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Mansoor from Best Buddies International
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Amazing but not easy!

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The power of Tableau awes me every time. If you get a hang of it, it can produce the most fascinating visuals for yoir data.

Cons

Its not easy to learn, you definitely need to take an online course or be trained or something to totally understand how it works.

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Matt from Agilis Systems, LLC
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Strong BI platform for BI professionals

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It's the leader in BI software and integrations - really robust suite for different use cases

Cons

You need to invest time and resources to get the most out of it - hire a dedicated BI resource

Review Source: Capterra
 

Clayton from DearColleague.us
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Beautiful designs, but not easy to use.

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I like that Tableau makes it easy to put graphs online through the embed feature. The tooltip pop-ups are super cool and it makes the end product look professional.

Cons

I don't think that the product excels in doing the easy stuff. I was working on showing relationships between three different variables and ultimately I gave up. It is a great product as long as what you're doing isn't very complicated.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Brent from CedarCreek Church
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Amazingly intuitive once you play with it.

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At first it seemed intimidating and then I watched a 20min overview video and saw how crazy easy it is to use and drill down into data to see what you need. The insights are powerful and the views just build themselves when you drag/drop fields. Crazy easy!

Cons

The cost is high, but it's for a reason. They are kind of "alone" in this field aside from something like Microsoft Power BI, which is a whole different animal in terms of use, but same in purpose.

Review Source: Capterra
 


December 2018

December 2018

Nice Data software

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It is good for importing, analyzing and visualizing data. You can also do fairly complex calculations.

Cons

It can be a bit too complex in that it tries to autofill some things for you you may not want.

Review Source: Capterra
 


December 2018

December 2018

Data visualized beautifully

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We have been using Tableau at my work for a couple of years now. It's a very powerful tool in terms of showing data in a wide variety ways. Custom views are great, and can easily be shared within the organization.

Pros

Customizable views
Data can be visualized im any different ways
Export to excel for further processing of the data

Cons

It's not so easy to share the reports with partners in a format they can work with.
Auto time out of session makes the view return to default settings.

Review Source: Capterra
 


December 2018

December 2018

A good visualization tool, but little outdated

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Overall, I am using it because it helps to create beautiful graphs and charts and I know how to make it work, but there are more straightforward options available in the market.

Pros

I have been using Tableau for about a year now and I started using it because I wanted better visualization tools compared to excel with some intelligence.
- Beautiful graphs available and has some tutorials on its website as well to instruct
- Hosting results on server (Tableau server) makes it even more real time in nature
- I have been using the student edition and hence pricing is not a concern for me.
- Wide variety of chart options available based upon dataset

Cons

- To use some of the features it can get really complicated, for example to draw a donut pie-chart there is not direct way but the hack to do it is very complicated
- Though website has a community for answering questions there should be more video tutorials that can teach how to maximize the use of Tableau

Review Source: Capterra
 


December 2018

December 2018

Tableau Review

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Tableau is great because it visually can do a lot of cool stuff. It's a step up for business presentations versus the normal Excel/Powerpoint uses. I had a free version through school so I was able to play around with it a little bit.

Cons

The biggest con is the complexity of it. There is a reason that there are full grad school classes dedicated to figuring it out. If you want to be able to use this software, you better be ready to spend a lot of time figuring it out. Like Excel or Powerpoint, there are probably a lot of free resources out there to help out.

Review Source: Capterra
 


December 2018

December 2018

Great Product

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It has really helped our department within Finance. We have been able to create dashboards that have been presented to Senior Management with great feedback.

Pros

It's ease of use. Tableau is very easy to import data, manipulate data, and publish it. The visualization and customization options are great too. One of my go to software for data analysis and visualization.

Cons

When uploading custom SQL it tends to reject some query pieces that are made.

Review Source: Capterra
 


December 2018

December 2018

Solid Reporting and Analytics tool

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Analyze a large amount of data in a short period of time. Easily customizable and repeatable analytics. Very user friendly and pretty easy to understand for anyone.

Cons

Depending on the set up, sometimes the filtering is preset in a way which can give different results than expected.
Tool is best used for regular reporting than adhoc.

Review Source: Capterra
 


December 2018

December 2018

Immensely increases Exploratory Data Analysis for any given dataset

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I work on Zip Code level or County level data to analyze how fix and flip loans are doing on a regional level.

Pros

The differnt type of charts, plots and graphs which can be created can immensely increase and ease of data viewing. Show more feature helps in deciding the chart and analysing data on aggregated or unaggregated level.
Tableau can easily handle differnt dataset and merge on key levels.

Maps data can easily be plotted and increases the data visualisation for viewing for higher leadership.

Cons

Merging differnt datasets is sometime a problem as the software is unable to identify key or just because a column is string in one end and decimal on other table.

Review Source: Capterra
 


December 2018

December 2018

Tableau for Data Visualization

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I have been using Tableau for the past 4 months for my school course data visualization. I have used Tableau for 5-6 assignments and my project in school. It taught me a new aspect of looking at the data. It taught how to visualize data in ways I have never done before.

Pros

1. Provides various insights when I view my data in the tableau.
2. The tooltip is the best thing in Tableau. It gives you the details of the particular point.
3. Another plus point is the dual axis technique that we can use in to compare and contrast the data.
4. "Redo" option that is by using ctrl+z and ctrl+y, this is another thing that is not offered by many other data visualization tools.

Cons

1. At times I feel that zoom-in and zoom-out option doesn't work as easily. It takes time to respond.

Review Source: Capterra
 


December 2018

December 2018

Great tool for data analysis and visualisation

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The data visualisation capability is great

Cons

The data modelling capability is not as good as it's competitors. It's quite time consuming

Review Source: Capterra
 

Mike from Freelance
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

December 2018

December 2018

bad Word substitute

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Awful

Pros

a great program for those who do not have Word. That's it.

Cons

It's hard to customize and tweak things. If the entire company is on Word, and you use this, you stand out because it's too hard to match what Word is doing.

Review Source: Capterra
 


December 2018

December 2018

Better alternative to Domo

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Please see the Pros section.

Pros

It works far better than Domo. We have been using domo for the past several years and constantly had issues with them from slowness of updates to terrible customer support. After trying out Tableau for a few weeks we decided to go with them over Domo.

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I don't have any dislikes about this software.

Review Source: Capterra
 


December 2018

December 2018

A perfect software for data visualization

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Since using taleau, I have very animated chast. It was amazing.

Pros

It draws charts together with maps and delves into a small section of the chart with just a click of the mouse.

Cons

There are many steps when using tableau. But once you get used to it, it's easy.

Review Source: Capterra
 


December 2018

December 2018

Take reporting to a new level

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Developing clear precise reporting for building and improving our business

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The ability to integrate multiple databases into one cloud reporting tool is just a brilliant resource.

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Requires understanding of the databases and your systems. Should not be given to every user unless your team is all analytically driven

Review Source: Capterra
 


December 2018

December 2018

Good software especially for academics (Free for us)

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I have used for analyses of data related children language learning.

Pros

I got a license free as a university student. It is really good for analysing data and visualising them. Produce good quality diagrams for report writing. It gives good and deep insights into data when you know how to use the software properly, applying the filters etc.

Cons

The software however can sometimes take some tinkering to figure out how you can plot the diagrams the way you want them. Yet, the same goes with any other statistical software. It is good in that you don't really need to do any coding.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jamie from Praekelt.org
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Very popular BI tool

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Quite widely used. Powerful visualisations and tools can create a lot of business value.

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Expensive to run as it requires a powerful server. Support for Linux not as mature as Windows.

Review Source: Capterra
 


December 2018

December 2018

One-of-a-Kind Software that Yields Major Insights

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We've been able to find many undetected problems and unrealized opportunities by plotting data from many difference sources together via Tableau. This met our needs and prevented us from having to buy a much more expensive DMP.

Pros

Tableau allows us to combine and reference data sources from a wide variety of places. No other software that we've found allows us to cross-reference data from completely different applications/platforms.

Cons

It's fairly expensive, and you also need very technical skills within your staff to make the most of what you've invested in.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jesse from Never Ever Ordinary- Intentional Data. Intelligent Growth.
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2018

December 2018

There is a reason they are the best. And where they are headed...

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Love tableau. If you are a data geek this is the tool for you. If you are an organization you can find plenty of people that know how to use this tool in the data world. Story telling with tableau is awesome

Pros

Anything and everything is possible with tableau. I have used all 3 solutions of tableau (desktop, online, their prep tool). If you can dream it you can build it. There is a reason they dominate the industry.

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Data connections can be a little finicky in the desktop version. Support is lacking

Review Source: Capterra