Likelihood to Recommend
It is well suited when connecting to a single database per workbook, and when the person designing the workbook knows the data well, or if the tables and field names are self-explanatory. A good web-based alternative to Power BI or
; like those tools, it loses value when trying to combine data from multiple databases, as it relies on a visual tool to connect and join data.
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public is the best platform to build dashboards for your personal profile and share with recruiters. It's always good to keep ourselves updated on the latest features, create sample dashboards and save them to a personal profile.
public is free and doesn't need any subscription. anyone can create an account and start building reports.
Read full review Pros Beautiful looking graphs Simple Data Connection Simple data joins No install, zero-footprint. Read full review Data visualization: lots of different options, including bar, scatter, pie, waterfall charts to explore relationships between variables, and to present findings/trends to different teams Integrates readily with limited, though different data sources: TXT, CSV, TDE, Access Exports reports for review of different dashboards: client-ready/team-ready, with a clean and tidy presentation in PDF format (or hardcopy) Read full review Cons Handling massive amounts of data. Simplicity ends there. Template objects need to be explained better in the documentation. Ability to connect to more data sources. Read full review Tableau Public (both Desktop and Server) like their "for a fee" counterparts offer very easy to learn and use tools to transform data into pictures and gain insights into your data. Most organizations report a reduction in development time of 10x vs. other similar tools, due to the intuitive user interface. That said, with Tableau Public, published workbooks are "disconnected" from the underlying data sources and require periodic updates when the data changes. Users are limited to 1 Gb of storage space per user ID and password as well. I would like to see better options for public sharing of visualizations and data from within the "for a fee" products as more and more organizations are moving in the direction of data sharing with partners and their communities. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
It's free, right? I'll keep using the free version. So the real question to ask is this? Will I pay $999 for the Personal version or $1,999 for the Professional? Yikes! That is a big stretch. I'm not sure about that. The product comparison chart is at:
http://www.tableausoftware.com/public/comparison Read full review Usability Tableau
public is a great training tool to understand the basics of
before buying it. A great tool to extend Excel's visualization and to publish data for others. Not useful for anything you need secure. No ability to access databases. Static information only.
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Very friendly, with online help, blog and community. The template documentation could be more complete, however.
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I have not yet required to contact support as the documentation and help i found online has always worked so far
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I found it sufficient, and fast. I could easily "kick the tires" with Tableau on my data so I got up and running fast.
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Start at the end and work backward. Identify the business case / issue and questions the end users have, then identify the data needed, and where to get it.
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It is simpler to use than all of them. Easier to connect to Google spreadsheets and Snowflake than all of them. It is free for up to five users and one workspace. Instantly beats all the competition. No download required: Beats Power BI and
. No windows machine required: Beats Power BI.
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/Drive is sufficient for simpler data sets, but it does not integrate with other web platforms and the visualization does not look as professional. I'm not aware of any other competitors that offer the same package as Microsoft.
Read full review Return on Investment Simple to configure and to use when the budget is not large. Nice teaching resource for Business Intelligence consultants Zero cost for personal use, making it a nice way to add a dashboard to a project. Read full review Tableau Public visualizations have helped drive traffic to our content and sites The lack of cost means it's easy to demonstrate our experience to attract paying clients Read full review ScreenShots