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Tableau Server

Top Rated
575 Ratings

Tableau Server

Top Rated
575 Ratings
Score 8.1 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Tableau Server

It is well suited in an industry rich with data flow and more room for public information. The reason behind the public information use case is that can Tableau can be made visualize value, and in return adds value to proof of concepts or detailed plan. Tableau Server is economical, and many organizations look for such products, as it is no harm to test and try such an enterprise tool.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Tableau Server
8.1
Pixel Perfect reports
Tableau Server
8.1
Customizable dashboards
Tableau Server
8.4
Report Formatting Templates
Tableau Server
7.8

Ad-hoc Reporting

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

Report Output and Scheduling

Tableau Server
7.9
Publish to Web
Tableau Server
8.9
Publish to PDF
Tableau Server
7.8
Report Versioning
Tableau Server
7.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
Tableau Server
8.3
Delivery to Remote Servers
Tableau Server
7.2

Data Discovery and Visualization

Tableau Server
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Tableau Server
8.2
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Tableau Server
8.3
Predictive Analytics
Tableau Server
7.5

Access Control and Security

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

Mobile Capabilities

Tableau Server
7.5
Responsive Design for Web Access
Tableau Server
7.7
Dedicated iOS Application
Tableau Server
7.7
Dedicated Android Application
Tableau Server
7.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Tableau Server
7.6

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Tableau Server
7.5
REST API
Tableau Server
8.1
Javascript API
Tableau Server
8.0
iFrames
Tableau Server
7.6
Java API
Tableau Server
7.4
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Tableau Server
7.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Tableau Server
6.8

Pros

  • Tableau Server is compatible and flexible in terms of data connection and usage.
  • Tableau Server has the option of configuring on-site or cloud, which is excellent.
  • Tableau Server is economical and easily adaptive in nature.
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Cons

  • Better exposure of the engine components for diagnostics and reporting
  • Having to uninstall the product and reinstall to upgrade is odd and cumbersome
  • Bring the command line options into a modern web admin interface with better information like backup processes and history
  • Admin reporting on use of data sources and ability to search out dependencies in the database
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Likelihood to Renew

Tableau Server9.1
Based on 19 answers
Tableau Server is an integral part of the reporting suite for a client. It meets their reporting needs and has proven to be one of the most reliable painless pieces of software used to date. I believe that they are extremely happy with the product and will continue using it into the future.
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Usability

Tableau Server9.1
Based on 10 answers
I think the use case we described earlier about a non-technical user that was copying/pasting data into Word during emergencies is our best reason. This person had little technical ability, and the Tableau mobile solution powered by Tableau server completely resolved the issues. She has since become one of the most vocal proponents of Tableau.
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Reliability and Availability

Tableau Server9.0
Based on 9 answers
Desktop has always worked perfectly. Server sees occasional issues, most of which will be solved by the IT department learning more about the best way to administrate and maintain it.
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Performance

Tableau Server8.1
Based on 8 answers
Server can lag a little - problem can be addressed by moving to core-based licensing but it's a significant cost jump over user-based.
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Support

Tableau Server9.1
Based on 12 answers
Knowledgeable technicians, responsiveness occasionally lags a bit though.
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In-Person Training

Tableau Server8.0
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 Server9.0
Based on 9 answers
Great video library on their site
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Implementation

Tableau Server9.1
Based on 13 answers
My department was largely Excel and paper-based when I started, so there's been a tremendous amount of work to get the data into shape, so when I look at the overall implementation of our visualization and reporting infrastructure, I'm less satisfied. Tableau has been wonderful, the one place that would get me to a 10 is if it was easier to tune workbook performance on Tableau Server, there are a huge number of variables to deal with across the workbook/application/hardware stack. In a small environment like ours that takes more effort than I'd like.
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Alternatives Considered

We find Tableau Server much more flexible and powerful for the developer. The resulting dashboard and interactive charts far surpass those of Business Objects. IBM Cognos is much too restrictive in its ability to present data visualizations in a way that is easily integrated into both web platforms and mobile applications.
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Collaboration and Sharing

Tableau Server7.8
Based on 67 answers
With our users being external to our company, and served through a front-end web app, it is challenging to use the native interface for sharing. With that said, we do allow users to save custom filter settings for later retrieval.
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Data Integration

Tableau Server8.9
Based on 70 answers
We have not had any issues connecting to our data sources.
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Return on Investment

  • Tableau is costly but I will say this: You get what you pay for when it comes to Tableau, Tableau Desktop and other Tableau products. I haven't been disappointed with anything Tableau has done or has to offer.
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Pricing Details

Tableau Server

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