Customizable dashboards (162)
Drill-down analysis (155)
Formatting capabilities (158)
Mobile Application (178)
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- $70 per month
Tableau Desktop aims to allow people to make data-driven decisions with confidence, by helping them answer questions more quickly, solve harder problems more easily, and uncover new insights more frequently.
The vendor says that with a couple of clicks, Tableau Desktop connects directly to hundreds of data sources, both on-premises or in the cloud, with the goal of making it easier to start analysis. Interactive dashboards, drag and drop functionality, and natural language queries help users of all skill levels quickly discover actionable insights, all from an intuitive and visual interface. Users can ask deeper questions by quickly building powerful calculations, adding trend lines and seeing statistical summaries, or clustering data to see relationships.
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- Fixed calculations are difficult to learn.
- Containers are challenge to format.
- Predictive analytics aren't are difficult to understand.
- Using calculated fields for special functionalities
- Understanding and using LOD functions can be cumbersome for new users
- building advanced graphs require a deep understanding of several advanced tableau features, which comes from regular uses.
- Establish relationships between different database fields and display the corresponding visualizations
- Placement of items in a dashboard, particularly when exact coordinates are needed or attempting to duplicate a look and feel
- MDX queries
- Building tables where you need to align text
- There are a few things that should be simple that are cumbersome like data blending can be painful to get right and details like totals on top of stacked bars
- Formatting does not carry over from sheet to sheet and styles cannot be universally applied to a single visualization much less a dashboard -- lots of repetitive manual work to style things visually
- Getting the "look" right on the stories is a bit difficult, I tend to want something really specific and so you end up having to adjust every single element.
- building complicated joints in datasets when importing data
- exporting entire dashboard to pdf
- navigating the different filter types
- Dashboard layout wasn't as easy as expected.
- Linking more then 2 - 3 datasets together gets messy
- Table calculations require some reading-up
- The calculations are a bit tricky.
- Graphs that don't follow the popular path can be hard to create. It is not intuitive what to do "next".
- Running/Weighted Averages
- Dimensional Comparative using Window Calculations with data from a different dimension
- Customized Reports
- Cell coloring
- working with OLAP cube
- Formatting data
- Occasionally, laying out data in a useful manner