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, Web browser (OS agnostic)

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Eric from Dixie Technical College
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2017

December 2017

Tableau is powerful and simple

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I like how this software slices and dices data. I also like the graph options and the way it can all be combined in a dashboard.

Cons

One thing that would be very helpful in the way that we are using tableau would be an option to hide tabs similar to how they can be hidden in excel.

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samia from Sofrecom
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

December 2017

December 2017

do you know what is the best BI self service solution ? Tableau software

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this technology is exiting and very usefull in all organisation levels

Pros

easy to manipulate
user friendly
rich in term of analytics functionnality
support multiple datasources

Cons

not free
no possibility to have private tableau software (for free)
some feature are complex to use in complex visualization(parameter + calculation

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jain from Lawrence foods
Specialty: Food / Beverage
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2017

December 2017

Great Visualization service !! Bang for Buck :)

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Pros

The simplicity and ease of use.
- Can create and deploy analytical dashboards quickly.
- Has a lot of inbuilt features that can be used for complex statistical analysis.
- Can create your own calculations for the graphs.
- Can connect to various data sources to get your data.
- Can Process multiple data sources at merge them inside Tableau

Cons

There is not much that I dislike, but sometimes the system gets confused when you upload multiple sheets from a single excel document.

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Mirna from Information Technology and Services
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

December 2017

December 2017

User friendly

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what is beautiful about tableau is that its very flexible with high customization. It has build it predictive analysis models that do not require calculations.

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Tableau is weak in handling data management issues. If your dealing with multiple data sources, you might face issues with performance.

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Sara from Glassdoor
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

December 2017

December 2017

Powerful Data Visualization

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Tableau is much more dynamic than alternative reporting tools such as Salesforce reports/dashboards. There are endless opportunities to manipulate data through formulas, visualize in animation, and tell a customized story.

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Connectivity to existing databases is complex and strenuous on systems. Our integration with Marketo takes 2+ hours to feed data into it each time we open tableau and causes enormous setbacks in reporting capabilities.

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Tara from Innodatatics
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2017

November 2017

Best Visualization tool

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Best tool for Visualization

Pros

Easy to understand, use and implement. Single step connectivity to any of the files or Data sources. Get the data from anywhere and create the visualizations in a quick way. Lot many options to explore and you feel wow when you see amazing visualizations being created. Analytics is something that makes Tableau to be different from its competitors. So body can even get to the height of Tableau in the near future.

Cons

Cost is little on the higher side. If you want to utilize the few features of Tableau then you will have to shell out heavy as a single user licence. Otherwise the best one to use

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Jazmin from Flour Bakery + Cafe
Specialty: Food / Beverage
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

November 2017

November 2017

Tableau Review

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Great visual features and fast data production! Very good self service report producer and would definitely recommend to others.

Cons

As great as the features are for this product, you do definitely need some time to train yourself in using the software correctly.

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Tarakeshwari from ExcelR Solutions
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2017

November 2017

Tableau As a Tool

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User friendly tool and easy to understand and implement

Pros

Easy to create Visualizations by just dragging and dropping on to the work area. No need of any queries for running the program. Get the answers in the form of visuals faster. Connect to more than 100 data sources with just a click and giving in the user credentials. Hassle free, quick answer to Analytical understanding.

Cons

Higher on the cost, separate cost for each of the products. I was not able to use the 15 day trail on my machine though it satisfies the requirements for the set up. Though free versions are present but it has limited connectivity. But one of the best tool for analytical visualization

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Alexis from Fine Tune
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

November 2017

November 2017

Really Good Product But Very Costly

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Pros

Beautiful visualizations
Integrates with a lot of different programs to bring in the data
has great brand reputation, is seen as the best of the best

Cons

Can be hard to learn, ease of use isn't as good as other data visualization tools
Have to know a decent amount about the back end of data, so the average joe couldn't just hop right into it
Very very expensive

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Kerra from PFSWeb
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

November 2017

November 2017

Turned an average Excel user into a data analytics pro

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We used Tableau to combine over 2 million lines of health claims data from Excel spreadsheets with approximately 85 data points per line. Tableau made it possible for our team to compare each line of data and locate the specific lines of data that indicated problems within the coding for health benefits. After locating the issues and fixing the coding, we used Tableau to compare the data again and validate that the potential issues were corrected. Without the use of a tool like Tableau, our comparison process would have taken weeks longer, and would have been less effective.

Pros

Able to gather large pieces of data from multiple spreadsheets and combine them to create a cohesive picture
Flexibility in creating different types of reports and graphs for sharing with a variety of audiences
Overall, most functions were easy to learn, and once the graphs were created, it was easy to copy them and alter them for additional purposes

Cons

Some of the functions were difficult to master quickly--had a higher learning curve than I would have liked for some tasks

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

November 2017

November 2017

You sacrifice a ton in time and functionality for a prettier visualization

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I was so excited to go to my first user group meeting after seeing the truly beautiful vizes for the first time and had one of the biggest letdowns of my life. The session was tangentially related to the topic they emailed me about daily, and after a week, i found out that the pretty viz i saw looked just like every other viz and little else was available. With Power BI, IBMs new tools, and some of the boutique firms offering products that look great and also have real functionality, you would at least expect a reasonable price. Well guess what. It’s more expensive than Excel 16:..

Pros

The ability to create clean, intuitive dashboards straight from flat files or databases is very nice, and the end user with a read only account can navigate a well made page with little instruction

Cons

Calling tableau analytics software is like calling Word a project management tool. I can see cross sections and graphs of simple (and even unrelated variables), but any type of statistical processes, root cause analysis, or basic drill downs is not only difficult, it is actully impossible based on their user guides and customer support.

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Kevin from UCLA
Specialty: Healthcare / Social Services
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

October 2017

October 2017

Tableau

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Pros

provides graphical representations of your organization's data in ways that allow business leaders to make better decisions

Cons

there is still some room to improve the usability of this product so a layperson can take it off the shelf and use it productively

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Ishaan from Schneider Electric
Specialty: Energy & Utilities
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

October 2017

October 2017

Amazing product for Analytics

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It's easy to use and intuitive. The buttons and options are self-explanatory and it hardly takes any effort to get used to the software. I really like the chart options that are available. Using some of the graphs I realized that data representation is way better when using one form of graphs over the other. API connectivity to different apps and databases is great.

Cons

When using wrong filters, the product does give out results that take you some time to understand. The options available can get a little overwhelming.

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Sandee from Actoapp
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Review for Tableau

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Pros

Better visualisation , ease of use, and forecasting is easily presentable, stories builder is an awesome feature

Cons

many features like Sales funnel chart is difficult to achieve, formatting is not user friendly, over priced compared to the options in the market

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Joseph from MITRE
Specialty: Engineering
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Tableau is very easy to use self-serve system

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This software was adopted at my company for its ease of use, cost, and ease of sharing information. The distribution of information is important for the company as information cannot reside in the cloud due to information security.

Pros

The software is very user friendly and easy to establish. There a lot of things inherently built into the software that allow for easy display of information and base analytics.

Cons

While the software is great, especially with it's low cost, heavier analytics is either performed by the user themselves or would have to have an intimate knowledge or R or some other tool.

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Zaman from Agri-Service LLC
Specialty: Agriculture
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

September 2017

September 2017

An answer to an ongoing need

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There are probably better programs out there but if you are looking for an affordable solution and one with a great team backing it - definitely give Tableau a chance in your research of a BI tool.

Pros

Drag and drop user interface makes data management much easier than ever before. With Tableau you essentially can view results in a matter of seconds from each additional layer or section of data you add to your dashboard or KPI's.

Cons

Even though it is an easy program to learn, it takes time to invest in it's entire capability (just like any other program). You'll also want to make sure you are familiar with data to start with.

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Anisha from Accenture
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Tableau Review

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Best product for data visualizations and business intelligence solutions.Provides ease of use for interactive data visualization dashboards offering a new revolutionary approach to make better decisions faster. Can share analysis and your organization can access your dashboards.

Cons

Formatting using the control button to drop down and look at default properties should be enhanced.
Single valued list with radio buttons, drop down on the filter to show all value customizations and table calculations are little complex for beginners to comprehend and use.

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Gail from WSU
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Feature-rich tool for meaningful visualizations.

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Would love to see a less expensive version for every day users.

Pros

The options available for presenting data; from simple dashboards to more elaborate story boards. There's excellent flexibility in how presentations are shared (via web, static pdf, permission-based access).

Cons

It is not an easy piece of software to learn once beyond the basics.It is a fairly intuitive software initially, but the more complex tasks take considerable time to master.

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Tamara from EY
Specialty: Consulting
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

September 2017

September 2017

easy to use tool with an alternative perspective on data

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intuitive to use, multiple options for visualization, community with a lot of samples / work products, a lot of training tips / videos

Cons

There are some limitations on bar size customization, you would have to come up with creative solutions / workarounds

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Erick from Madeira Madeira
Specialty: Sales & Marketing
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Good Looking and Accurate Dashboards

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Overall one of the best BI Tools out there, with some time invested it can be a powerful tool for any kind of analysis.

Pros

It's a very nice tool in terms of visuals, with a lot of options and it's very easy to make visual changes, even compared to other bi tools. It's very easy to start using and the connections to diferent data sources is pretty simple and intuitive, given you have some analytical background, even if it is with excel.

Cons

If you want to do more advanced dashboards and analysis, like an elaborated cohort dashboard you will have some trouble, but with some time invested to understand how the software works it's perfectly possible. even though the community and the support is very helpful. Also, the desktop software as well as the server is sort of heavy, it needs some processing power if you want it to run smoothly, especially if you have a lot of data. Another con is the high cost for companies.

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Naman from software
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

December 2017

December 2017

THE BEST. Sets a standard for other BI tools!

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1. It's so easy to use. UX is super friendly
2. Easily make dashboards
3. You can literally import any kind of data - CSV, JSON or anything
4. You can make beautiful visualizations using Tableau.
5. Definitely better than other viz tools

Cons

1. It is EXPENSIVE
2. You only get 10 days trial :(
3. It is not open source. Here I would say D3.js is better in that perspective

Review Source: Capterra
 

Virginia from Winston-Salem State University
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

December 2017

December 2017

Tableau Desktop is my must-have software. I couldn't do my job without it (nor would I want to)!

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Tableau has allowed our office to look at data in new ways. Whether we're using it for data exploration or dissemination, it makes the information easy to understand and use, even for newbies. In the past, we used spreadsheets and PDFs to share data with various constituents, but they were dense and only offered a static view of the data. Now, with interactive dashboards, end-users can not only search for the exact information they need, they can also see how it fits into the big picture. This capability has led people to ask more questions and actually get excited about data and assessment. Tableau allows us to answer those new questions quickly and accurately than before.

Pros

I have been using Tableau Desktop for over five years now and I still get excited about it. First, Tableau is so easy to learn and use--the intuitive interface allows even first-time users to create amazing visualizations. Second, Tableau is a time saver. What used to take me weeks now takes days and what used to take days now takes minutes. Third, Tableau is versatile. There are many different chart types available, and with the ability to tweak everything from size to font to color, your imagination is the only limit. Fourth, Tableau is always evolving and improving. With each update, Tableau adds new features and capabilities that continuously make my job easier to perform. The software is capable of connecting with data in many different formats from spreadsheets and SQL to PDF's and spatial files, making it useful for any field or company that works with data. I could go on and on about the benefits of using Tableau, but the best way to understand my enthusiasm is to try the product--it speaks for itself!

Cons

Sometimes large data files can take several minutes to load. Tableau allows for the creation of extracts to speed up the process, but the initial upload still takes time. Tableau also does not have an auto-save feature, which has caused me to lose work on several occasions.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Becky from DePaul University/GE Transportation

November 2017

November 2017

I have used tableau both professionally as well as in my graduate academic pursuits.

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Tableau provides a drag and drop interface that can help to visualize large amounts of data. As someone who codes, the graphics that tableau produces are much more finished and complete looking than most graph outputs I have historically created. It allows for a wide variety of graphs as well as data manipulation within the tool.

Cons

Tableau is a bit expensive for all that it entails. I've had several employers begin moving away from Tableau in favor of cheaper or open source items. Since Tableau has so much functionality and flexibility it is not always easy to understand how to achieve your design goals. In addition, the software tries to make assumptions about what type of graph you are trying to produce, and these are not always correct, which can be annoying and cumbersome.

Review Source: Capterra
 


November 2017

November 2017

Great DV tool!

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Love this program for the interface! It has soo many options in regards to creating visually interesting reports that just relay the info.

Cons

It makes all your reports public if you want to use it and don't have a license. Its understandable though.... a trade for amazing product. Second to Power BI

Review Source: Capterra
 

Joshua from Asian Film Archive

November 2017

November 2017

Unparalleled data visualisation tool

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Deep dive into data visualisation with a few clicks. Easily pivot data and further analyse data with customised formulas. Most people use it for sales analytics, but just check out Tableau Public and you can see so many ways Tableau can be used.

Cons

Tableau is a visualisation first software. The latest version has some built-in data wrangling features but I have not tried it comprehensively. Otherwise wrangle the data using OpenRefine or good ol' Python before importing it into Tableau

Review Source: Capterra
 

Kevin from Bupa
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

November 2017

November 2017

Quick and easy way to visualise data

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Quick and easy data visualisations

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The quick and snappy interface allows for quick changes to view different aspects of a dataset.
I would say it is a great complementary program coupled with data extraction tools.

Cons

Displaying multiple datasets in one view can be tricky and the files for exported packaged workbooks can be quite large, especially when there is left over data that isn't used in the presentation.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Nathan from State of Oregon

November 2017

November 2017

Tableau is the best free product for data visualization on the market today.

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My employees have used this in the public sector to do complex data visualization tasks rather than going through the long public procurement process to get other sophisticated software.

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There are limits to the free version but I've purchased the full license to maximize our use. It is worth it but wish more was included in the free version.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Patrick from Hospital & Health Care
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

November 2017

November 2017

Excellent data-visualization tool

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Feature-rich
Existing connectors
Active community
High level of "customizability" for the visualizations

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Requires a desktop app for the setup
Pricing model makes it expensive for small businesses
Backwards-compatibility issues

Review Source: GetApp
 


November 2017

November 2017

I've used it for 4 years now and love the flexibility and ease of use for my team and my customers

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The slick user interface is probably what I like most about tableau. New members of my team are easily able to teach themselves how to use the tool from the backend while front end users (customers) can easily learn the tool as well.

Cons

I wish tableau could be interactive. As we roll out dashboards, we've found that the customers wants ways to make notations on the report. There is a notes section at the bottom of each dashboard but that's not enough for our end users.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Sergio Eduardo from Transpais
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

November 2017

November 2017

Great solution for data visualization

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Having my dashboards published and being able to get to the most crucial KPI's when in a negotiation with a vendor, is what has given me the most value in my current position. Also, being able to review the productivity of my procurement team is key to my day to day operation.

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I was having a hard time with our ERP that needed to generate reports, then messing with them on Excel so that I could get some graphics and valuable data to make purchasing decisions, since implementing Tableau I have my Dashboards published and I'm able to access data on the go. This has impacted my work so that we are making better decisions when it comes to purchasing and procurement.

Cons

I only think that the learning curve is pretty steep, not that it's terribly complicated, but you need some patience and skills to get the reports you need, the availability of tutorials and resources online makes this way easier.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Greg from Golden Frog, GmbH
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Tableau is the Industry Standard for Data Visualization

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Streamlined our reporting - provided informative dashboards to our executive team and staff.

Pros

I use tableau as an analyst every day and I like the ability to create rich visualizations from different kinds of datasets. If you are of a creative and problem solving mindset there is almost a limitless set of complex Vizzes that you can design using Tableau.

Cons

I think Tableau can be less than intuitive. While there is almost unlimited capabilty, often it's difficult to immediately understand what is required to solve your problem. It's good however that there is a huge customer base and forums that can help you. It's often better to solve your problems in the database rather than with Tableau. Use it as the Viz layer as much as you can and try to limit usage of it in doing calculations, especially with big datasets. Performance can degrade.

In the dashboard design there should be a little bit more finetuning of the interface. Can't copy/paste items which would be a nice feature.

Customer support staff are extremely professional and friendly - if you can get a hold of them. Tableau support has fallen away recently I have found.

Review Source: Capterra
 


October 2017

October 2017

Make your data pretty and wow your colleagues

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Create powerful data viz products with a 'wow' factor relatively easy.
Plenty of self-instruction videos and forums. Formal training not necessary.
Useful for both technical user exploratory analysis and non-technical customer facing dashboards.
Tableau Reader is free, so you potentially have an unlimited audience within your organization.

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Can be finicky about certain things but you learn your way around them.
Software updates are way too frequent. We have a large customer base and it's challenging to keep track of who needs to upgrade to which Tableau Reader version.
Certain features such as scheduled refreshes are reserved for Tableau Server.

Review Source: Capterra
 


October 2017

October 2017

Great for making fantastic dashboards

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I've managed to dazzle spectators in meetings when utilizing Tableau to show data through dashboards. Excel will always be a staple for what we do, but utilizing Tableau to illustrate data through maps and other means has been great for presentations.

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There was a bit of a learning curve to set things up, but overall it wasn't too bad and was totally worth it.

Review Source: Capterra
 


October 2017

October 2017

Best option I've used

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The visualization options are tremendous, much better than Excel or other dashboarding software that I've used.

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It can be difficult to learn the "language" of Tableau. It isn't the most intuitive interface, but once you get the hang of it, it's very powerful.

Review Source: GetApp
 

Johannes from Vixxo

October 2017

October 2017

Visually impressive tool

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Visually, it is very slick. Using the mapping features, we were able to see the heat map of our customers requests to help us focus on where we needed to beef up our service contracts.

Cons

Speed. This was one of the first BI software I used and did not know what to expect. We were looking at A LOT of data and it just seemed to be a tad slow. Again I did not have anything to compare to at the time. I've used some other BI software since that seems to process a tad faster.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Vaibhav from braininfobase.com
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Tableau is an amazing Business Intelligence tool for business dashboarding & reporting.

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Tableau has a very intuitive UI, which makes it really easy to use & understand. Tableau provides great data drill down and drill up features. Tableau is highly robust in managing vast amounts of data. It is really fast in its analysis and has range of dashboard & report creation features. It is also compatible with most of the existing databases & systems. Tableau allows drag and drop to create quick charts and graphs.

Cons

There is nothing that is really not well about Tableau except its data warehousing capability which needs slight improvement in the data modelling capability.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Melissa from Suttell & Hammer
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2017

October 2017

User Friendly

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Better visual representation of data

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After a few short lessons, users will be able to use the software with Excel very easily. There are a ton of instructional videos out there that can give you a good idea of how to use the software, then you can just run with the knowledge and create your own thing.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Dan from Athena IT Limited

October 2017

October 2017

Data is the New Gold

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Business performance improvements - conversion improvements.

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Slice through data with ease and create insights that would not be possible in Excel or other data applications that handle data.

Cons

It's tricky to setup a MYSQL connection to a database on the desktop application, other applications are better.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Michael from Heartland Automation
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2017

October 2017

It's easy to use, powerful, and makes great presentations.

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Crisp, clean displays of information for reporting to management. Basically able to skip Excel and go right from a database to Tableau.

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Importing databases and viewing data in a variety of formats and graphics is as easy as a few mouse clicks. Setting up custom displays takes a bit more work and was a bit confusing, but overall it wasn't that hard.

Cons

May be a bit pricey for some (like management), but was worth it in the end. Also, the standard viewing templates tend to be all bunched up, could use an easier to organize drop down menu to keep the screen from being cluttered.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Paul from Bridgestone
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

September 2017

September 2017

Very friendly tool to use and focuses heavily on usability, meaning everybody can be an expert...!!!

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Data that tell a story

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smooth and lag less modes of the finished dashboard or visualization, very modern and fashionable look

Review Source: Capterra