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Score 8.2 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

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 Server
8.3
Pixel Perfect reports
Tableau Server
8.2
Customizable dashboards
Tableau Server
8.9
Report Formatting Templates
Tableau Server
7.8

Ad-hoc Reporting

Tableau Server
8.3
Drill-down analysis
Tableau Server
8.3
Formatting capabilities
Tableau Server
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Tableau Server
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Tableau Server
8.5

Report Output and Scheduling

Tableau Server
8.1
Publish to Web
Tableau Server
9.2
Publish to PDF
Tableau Server
8.1
Report Versioning
Tableau Server
8.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Tableau Server
8.8
Delivery to Remote Servers
Tableau Server
6.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

Tableau Server
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Tableau Server
8.7
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Tableau Server
8.6
Predictive Analytics
Tableau Server
7.0

Access Control and Security

Tableau Server
8.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
Tableau Server
8.4
Role-Based Security Model
Tableau Server
8.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Tableau Server
8.5
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Tableau Server
8.5

Mobile Capabilities

Tableau Server
8.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
Tableau Server
7.8
Dedicated iOS Application
Tableau Server
8.1
Dedicated Android Application
Tableau Server
8.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Tableau Server
8.1

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Tableau Server
7.2
REST API
Tableau Server
8.4
Javascript API
Tableau Server
8.1
iFrames
Tableau Server
7.6
Java API
Tableau Server
6.6
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Tableau Server
6.5
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Tableau Server
5.9

Pros

Tableau Server

  • Allows for easy sharing of data and actionable insights with an extremely user-friendly visual interface
  • Acts as an environment to implement and enforce data governance with centralized and certified data sources
  • Easy to deploy, scale to our specific needs, and monitor
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Cons

Tableau Server

  • Tableau's mapping capabilities are "almost there". We would love to have Tableau able to function as our sole GIS product. Each version of Tableau brings us closer to that goal.
  • We would like to have the ability to schedule data transfers. The new Data Prep tool is step in that direction.
  • We still have need to produce lists of summarized data. Making this process a little more straightforward would be nice.
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Likelihood to Renew

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 10.0
Based on 20 answers
Fairly easy to use and very powerful. Everyone who uses it loves it.
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Usability

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.0
Based on 11 answers
Tableau Server is unbeatable at creating easy to use, interactive dashboards for busy executives. The software also saves time for the busy analyst that is tired of always using Excel. Tableau Server is a head and shoulders improvement over Excel.
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Reliability and Availability

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.0
Based on 9 answers
Unlike the BIG BI vendor solutions, Tableau server specializes in delivering Dashboards to desktops, tablets and mobile devices via http. This masterful decision to specialize in a few things as opposed to being marginally viable at many things is a winning approach in my opinion. This approach has allowed Tableau to deliver it's server product in a shrink wrapped package that's a pleasure to manage.
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Performance

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 8.1
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 Server

Tableau Server 9.1
Based on 12 answers
Knowledgeable technicians, responsiveness occasionally lags a bit though.
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In-Person Training

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 Server

Tableau Server 9.0
Based on 9 answers
Great video library on their site
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Implementation

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.1
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

Tableau Server

Better visually and ease of use.
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Return on Investment

Tableau Server

  • Our corporate quality team was able to attribute a 10% improvement in the number of customer complaints to the increased visibility that Tableau was able to provide their team.
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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
Additional Pricing Details

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