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Likelihood to Recommend

Tableau Online

Tableau is really useful for merchandising the website and homepage. If I have no clue what to feature, I can easily open the software and search which categories or items are performing the highest and also make sure I have enough inventory to support it. I guess it would be less helpful if I were searching a specific item because I would have to do a lot of filtering since there is no search capability.
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Tableau Server

Tableau Server is extremely well suited for a company with a few dedicated analysts creating dashboards and reports for a few stakeholders. It is also great at handling a large amount of report viewers, but it is more expensive because you have to pay for each user.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Tableau Online
8.0
Tableau Server
8.1
Pixel Perfect reports
Tableau Online
7.7
Tableau Server
8.3
Customizable dashboards
Tableau Online
8.9
Tableau Server
8.5
Report Formatting Templates
Tableau Online
7.5
Tableau Server
7.4

Ad-hoc Reporting

Tableau Online
7.8
Tableau Server
8.0
Drill-down analysis
Tableau Online
7.6
Tableau Server
8.0
Formatting capabilities
Tableau Online
7.3
Tableau Server
8.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Tableau Online
7.7
Tableau Server
7.6
Report sharing and collaboration
Tableau Online
8.4
Tableau Server
8.2

Report Output and Scheduling

Tableau Online
7.8
Tableau Server
7.7
Publish to Web
Tableau Online
8.7
Tableau Server
8.8
Publish to PDF
Tableau Online
8.4
Tableau Server
7.7
Report Versioning
Tableau Online
7.6
Tableau Server
7.6
Report Delivery Scheduling
Tableau Online
7.2
Tableau Server
8.4
Delivery to Remote Servers
Tableau Online
7.2
Tableau Server
6.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

Tableau Online
8.5
Tableau Server
7.7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Tableau Online
9.0
Tableau Server
8.3
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Tableau Online
8.6
Tableau Server
8.2
Predictive Analytics
Tableau Online
7.8
Tableau Server
6.6

Access Control and Security

Tableau Online
8.6
Tableau Server
8.1
Multi-User Support (named login)
Tableau Online
8.6
Tableau Server
8.1
Role-Based Security Model
Tableau Online
8.3
Tableau Server
8.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Tableau Online
8.5
Tableau Server
8.2
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Tableau Online
8.9
Tableau Server
8.0

Mobile Capabilities

Tableau Online
7.9
Tableau Server
7.6
Responsive Design for Web Access
Tableau Online
7.9
Tableau Server
7.4
Dedicated iOS Application
Tableau Online
7.8
Tableau Server
7.7
Dedicated Android Application
Tableau Online
8.0
Tableau Server
7.6
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Tableau Online
7.9
Tableau Server
7.7

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Tableau Online
7.6
Tableau Server
6.8
REST API
Tableau Online
8.5
Tableau Server
7.9
Javascript API
Tableau Online
8.3
Tableau Server
7.6
iFrames
Tableau Online
7.8
Tableau Server
7.1
Java API
Tableau Online
7.6
Tableau Server
6.3
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Tableau Online
6.6
Tableau Server
6.4
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Tableau Online
6.6
Tableau Server
5.5

Pros

Tableau Online

  • What I love about Tableau is that I can filter items by SKU performance. We have tons of items that feature different colors and designs and I am able to see which option is selling the best and provide that information to our buying team.
  • Being able to see the currently available units, excess and inventory projections has saved me the time when it comes to picking which item I should feature when I am merchandising.
  • There are many filtering options within the tool so it is easy to personalize data and export results that you need.
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Tableau Server

  • Tableau server's portal and general look is really convenient and pretty. Users feel comfortable using it.
  • The learning curve of Tableau Server from an end-user perspective is really short. For the creator of content, it is a little more complex but easy to learn. Tableau has really succeeded in creating a user-friendly software.
  • From an administration point of view, Tableau is great. Installation and housekeeping are really easy and quick.
  • Visuals are really appealing and will help "sell" your presentations.
  • Tableau allows connectivity to a huge selection of data sources and data formats.
  • Online training for software is free and of very good quality.
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Cons

Tableau Online

  • Online zooming into small data gets very hard to see and very grainy
  • Viewing raw data sources
  • Explanations of calculations
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Tableau Server

  • Tableau doesn't (at least when I used it) have custom widgets or elements in the creation of dashboards. Its main competitor, Power BI, allows this. Because of that, some visualizations are challenging and need the use of advanced tricks that most users don't know about.
  • Tableau logs a lot of information, and sometimes, getting the right information from these logs when something goes wrong is challenging.
  • Tableau support is not the quickest. This sounds bad, but I have to specify that I very rarely had to contact them. However, when I did, the answer took a few more days than with other providers.
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Likelihood to Renew

Tableau Online

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 10.0
Based on 20 answers
It simply is used all the time by more and more people.Migrating to something else would involve lots of work and lots of training.The renewal fee being fair, it simply isn't worth migrating to a different tool for now.
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Usability

Tableau Online

Tableau Online 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Simple, easy and straighforward interface.
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Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.0
Based on 11 answers
Great interface, allows for amazing flexibility in building visualizations. There are a few minor quirks that have to be learned though.
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Reliability and Availability

Tableau Online

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.0
Based on 9 answers
Tableau Server is very stable. But Tableau desktop has crashed (or become unresponsive) on a few instances.
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Performance

Tableau Online

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 8.1
Based on 8 answers
Again, assuming that you are working with 100k rows of data or less, it works great. When you increase the number of rows of data by a magnitude of 5 or 10+, there is a significant deterioration in performance
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Support

Tableau Online

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.1
Based on 12 answers
I think the folks that work in support are generally pretty good at what they do (when you get them on a WebEx). But the process of reporting issues to them and waiting for a response (via email only) is a hassle. I never understood why you can't just call them up and discuss the issues with them. It would take a handful of email exchanges before they would agree to a WebEx session. That was frustrating.
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In-Person Training

Tableau Online

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 8.0
Based on 4 answers
In our case, they hired a private third party consultant to train our dept. It was extremely boring and felt like it dragged on. Everything I learned was self taught so I was not really paying attention. But I do think that you can easily spend a week on the tool and go over every nook and cranny. We only had the consultant in for a day or two.
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Online Training

Tableau Online

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.0
Based on 9 answers
The tutorials are self paced and self-explanatory.
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Implementation

Tableau Online

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.1
Based on 13 answers
Each day we learn new ways to leverage the software and implement it ways that we hadn't before.
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Alternatives Considered

Tableau Online

Tableau Online is much better at presenting and visualizing and manipulating your data. While Host Analytics is second to none in data consolidation, Tableau has much greater flexibility in exploring that data
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Tableau Server

There were a lot of reasons why we chose Tableau and the least is the cost but also the way Tableau stores data in the columnar fashion instead of in Cubes. We went through a painstaking selection process and at the end, came down to a couple of vendors and we ended up with the product that was least to pair up with Amazon Web Services to create a decent and cost-effective proof of concept and we landed with the solution we have today.
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Return on Investment

Tableau Online

No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

  • We recently reduced our licensing due to scaling down the company and Tableau had a reasonable process to accommodate us.
  • The most recent version we use (10.4) has been much more reliable - looking forward to the 2018 version that we will implement next month.
  • Many times changes in version cause our analysts headaches by changing small things we don't always catch at first and we don't have the means to run a test environment for all of them.
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Pricing Details

Tableau Online

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Tableau Server

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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