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Tableau Desktop

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1200 Ratings

Tableau Desktop

Top Rated
1200 Ratings
Score 8.2 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

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
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Customizable dashboards
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Report Formatting Templates
Tableau Desktop
8.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Tableau Desktop
8.4
Drill-down analysis
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Formatting capabilities
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Report sharing and collaboration
Tableau Desktop
8.7

Report Output and Scheduling

Tableau Desktop
7.8
Publish to Web
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Publish to PDF
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Report Versioning
Tableau Desktop
7.3
Report Delivery Scheduling
Tableau Desktop
7.5
Delivery to Remote Servers
Tableau Desktop
7.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

Tableau Desktop
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Predictive Analytics
Tableau Desktop
7.1

Access Control and Security

Tableau Desktop
7.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Role-Based Security Model
Tableau Desktop
7.4
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Tableau Desktop
7.3

Mobile Capabilities

Tableau Desktop
7.8
Responsive Design for Web Access
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Dedicated iOS Application
Tableau Desktop
7.3
Dedicated Android Application
Tableau Desktop
7.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Tableau Desktop
8.3

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Tableau Desktop
7.1
REST API
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Javascript API
Tableau Desktop
7.1
iFrames
Tableau Desktop
6.7
Java API
Tableau Desktop
6.9
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Tableau Desktop
6.9
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

  • Since I am a senior software engineer, I wish Tableau had a more robust underlying programming language with clearly defined semantics. To be fair, the ability to connect Tableau with R helps in this direction.
  • I believe the quality and quantity of the official documentation maintained by the company could improve. Fortunately, there is a thriving community on which I have relied heavily. However, given the current level of maturity of Tableau, this should naturally prompt the company to document well-known solution patterns for recurrent visualization questions/problems.
  • I would appreciate the ability to easily access data inherent to some "out-of-the-box" analyses available in Tableau. For instance, it would be nice to programmatically have access to parameters that are calculated in connection with linear trends such as the slope, the independent term, etc.
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Likelihood to Renew

Tableau Desktop8.9
Based on 39 answers
Tableau just keeps getting better with time, and continues to add new features with each new release. My clients love the wide variety of data representations, and it has become an invaluable tool in providing high quality products that satisfy customer needs. Tableau makes my job easier, more efficient and more effective.
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Usability

Tableau Desktop8.6
Based on 23 answers
Tableau's main selling points are the fact that you can connect to almost any data source within a couple of clicks and the fact that you can slice-and-dice your data with just a few drags. Tableau also has the ability to grow with the user's comfort level. The most advanced you get, the more you can utilize Tableau's advance features, such as table calculations, to create truly amazing analyses.
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Reliability and Availability

Tableau Desktop8.0
Based on 10 answers
When used as a stand-alone tool, Tableau Desktop has unlimited uptime, which is always nice. When used in conjunction with Tableau Server, this tool has as much uptime as your server admins are willing to give it. All in all, I've never had an issue with Tableau's availability.
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Performance

Tableau Desktop6.8
Based on 9 answers
Tableau's connections to third-party sources can be somewhat slow due to the time required to speak to a source over a network. However, if you properly utilize Tableau's Data Source Extracts, then the speed is incredible. On the other hand, Tableau makes it very easy for the user to put too much data into one dashboard, which can impact performance. All in all, if you use the tool properly, speed should not be a concern.
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Support

Tableau Desktop8.9
Based on 16 answers
Only used tech support by searching the support website for 'how to' and was simple and successful.
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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 Desktop8.1
Based on 34 answers
It's fairly straightforward to set up and upgrade. If you can install a generic piece of modern software like MS Office, you won't have any trouble.
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Breadth of Deployment

The department I worked in had around 30 people. I believe we had at least 15 licenses possibly more.
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Alternatives Considered

Tableau is strong at visualization but less strong at data discovery where I find Qlik Sense, SAS, SPSS are stronger.
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Collaboration and Sharing

Tableau Desktop8.2
Based on 81 answers
Need to use Tableau server for sharing capability and for those who don't have Tableau installed.
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Data Integration

Tableau Desktop8.2
Based on 81 answers
Connects to multiple forms of data and handles huge data effortlessly
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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
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Tableau Desktop Editions & Modules
Tableau Desktop
Edition
Personal
$9991
Professional
$1,9991
1. per user
Additional Pricing Details
Free trials are available for both editions.