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Tableau Desktop

We use Tableau when we want to obtain a fast and efficient result, since this option allows to work with data in real time or in memory, being able to extract massive data for a limited exploration quickly, using technology of database and computational graphics to analyze enormous sets of data and which is used in the different areas of the organization when we want to have quick results and easy to analyze according to the graphics presented.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Tableau Desktop
8.5
Pixel Perfect reports
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Customizable dashboards
Tableau Desktop
8.9
Report Formatting Templates
Tableau Desktop
8.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Tableau Desktop
8.3
Drill-down analysis
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Formatting capabilities
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Tableau Desktop
8.5

Report Output and Scheduling

Tableau Desktop
7.7
Publish to Web
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Publish to PDF
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Report Versioning
Tableau Desktop
7.4
Report Delivery Scheduling
Tableau Desktop
7.5
Delivery to Remote Servers
Tableau Desktop
7.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

Tableau Desktop
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Predictive Analytics
Tableau Desktop
6.8

Access Control and Security

Tableau Desktop
7.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Role-Based Security Model
Tableau Desktop
7.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Tableau Desktop
7.2

Mobile Capabilities

Tableau Desktop
7.6
Responsive Design for Web Access
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Dedicated iOS Application
Tableau Desktop
7.1
Dedicated Android Application
Tableau Desktop
6.8
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Tableau Desktop
8.2

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Tableau Desktop
7.1
REST API
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Javascript API
Tableau Desktop
7.0
iFrames
Tableau Desktop
6.6
Java API
Tableau Desktop
6.9
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Tableau Desktop
7.1
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Tableau Desktop
7.0

Pros

  • With Tableau you do not need to have technical knowledge to do the data integration and you get a quick response of what you are looking for, being your visualization of high quality.
  • We can say that it is free software and it is not a limited version
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Cons

  • The information emptied by the users are not totally private
  • Improve the modality of granting permissions to access files
  • The files used for graphics must be updated constantly, it is suggested that this act be automatic
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Likelihood to Renew

Tableau Desktop8.9
Based on 39 answers
Note: my input has little bearing on the actual purchase decision. I'd gladly renew Tableau, since it gives me capabilities that I couldn't not replicate with other tools given my current skill set. I can create data visualization and BI dashboards in a matter of hours which provide real-time data to my entire department without needing to do any web application development. This gives me an incredible amount of leverage, and saves many hours each month.
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Usability

Tableau Desktop8.7
Based on 23 answers
I am really a fan of tableau for its quick setup, data connection, dashboard creation time and very easy to use UI.As i have used multiple Bi tools like QlikView and SAP BO, i can say all other tools take really long time in performing above functionalities except QlikView which is really fast in term of performing analysis.
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Reliability and Availability

Tableau Desktop8.0
Based on 10 answers
Have seen issues with the vertica DB driver which manifest as errors for the end user.
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Performance

Tableau Desktop6.4
Based on 9 answers
It performs as well as could be expected; the challenge is making sure the data is organized correctly to optimize performance.
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Support

Tableau Desktop9.0
Based on 16 answers
Support has been excellent we have no complaints we kept fully up-to-date with the status of any other issues and all of our issues have been resolved quickly. They have been proactive and came to us to find out whether there was anything we wanted them to do which is amazing.
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In-Person Training

Tableau Desktop9.4
Based on 4 answers
Extensive and beneficial - users have shown great benefit of training and put it to practical use.
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Online Training

Tableau Desktop8.0
Based on 4 answers
The training for new users are quite good because it covers topic wise training and the best part was that it also had video tutorials which are very helpful
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Implementation

Tableau Desktop8.0
Based on 34 answers
Tableau is a great tool for data visualization. I think it best works for a user who is performing visualization on his own. In order to present the charts or visual graph to a user who doesn't use tableau is very hard. It can be exported in the form of images or a tableau file for which the end user needs to install tableau reader. This is one extra step in implementation which needs to be eliminated it to attain a 9 or a 10 score
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Alternatives Considered

Excel is the ultimate jack-of-all-trades Swiss army knife approach. You can do almost anything but it is missing much of the polish of dedicated applications of Tableau. Great for the initial approach to a new dataset. I have created some custom Excel macros that go in and run calculations on combinations of fields -- mostly to see if there are data relationships. This is hard to do almost anywhere else. D3.js is an incredibly flexible tool if you are willing to deal with the tremendous overhead of the associated programming. It has a huge learning curve and I would never recommend it for the exploratory or initial examination phase. But for incredibly detailed and robust displays, it is terrific. Expect to take a week to get anything done right.Lumira is a nice get started and get something out the door product. It still feels like a beta-level product. This could be useful for departments that don't have specialized people or want something more than what Excel offers but aren't willing to pay for the full Tableau license. Good for SAP houses of course but I wouldn't count out the other two.
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Scalability

Tableau Desktop7.0
Based on 3 answers
Although tableau is highly interactive and fast but with very large dataset its performance degrades heavily. So up to certain extent its really good but after that we have to take care of its performance issues.
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Return on Investment

  • Easily able to create scalable self-service tools for users. In combination with Tableau Server, creating a tool that provides visualization of an entire data set is only slightly more difficult than providing visualization of a single group of records. This enables me to save many hours each month that were previously spent re-generating different cuts of the same report.
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Pricing Details

Tableau Desktop

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details
Free trials are available for both editions.