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Mashhood Syed profile photo
Score 8 out of 10
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8
Because right now its the best option out there (disclosure: I haven't used Qlikview or some of the other direct competitors of Tableau). The big investment is in Tableau Server not desktop. For the cost of the license of Tableau desktop, its a pretty good deal. You can hook it up to pretty much any data source easily. You can easily share the visualizations with your team/colleagues easily. Tableau Desktop is generally easy to use for business users. But the more advanced stuff is better suited for a analyst or someone with a IT/CS background.
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David Shi profile photo
Score 9 out of 10
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10
As it's currently rolled out across many departments of the organisation, with the current level of user feedback (which is very satisfactory) there is no reason to look for other products to replace this application as Tableau currently fulfills all of the organisational needs and competitors are still lagging behind based on latest versions.
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March 16, 2016

Tableau Geek & Proud!

Score 10 out of 10
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10
I ultimately do not make this decision however, my organization has used this tool since 2010 and I do not see them ever stopping their licensing agreement with Tableau. Tableau is becoming an industry standard. Even large companies like Twitter are using this software to answer business questions within their organization. As more companies collect data about their customers, they are going to need a strong analytics tool to help examine the information. Tableau meets that need.
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Larry Keller profile photo
Score 9 out of 10
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10
The releases of Tableau since 8.0 I would describe as incremental unless you are a MAC user. As of June of 2014 Tableau claims to have 17,000 unique customers, a statistic I accept to be true as they are a publicly held company. The unique company name count now exceeds 20,000. Tableau delivers an excellent product. Beta tests are thorough, due dates are met and client acceptance is high.
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Score 10 out of 10
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10
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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Score 10 out of 10
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10
This is the best data visualization and analytics tools I have ever used. I'll continue using Tableau moving forward. They keep improving the tool with speed, sharing capabilities, data connectivity and readability. It is a pleasure to use.
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James Martin profile photo
Score 9 out of 10
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9
It is an investment that the organization is willing to make, as it drives efficiency that no other tool can. It also becomes more powerful, the more you use it and learn about it, so maintaining a consistent standard with it makes great sense to our organization. The reason it is not rated at 10 here, is that it is more expensive than many alternatives, but it is certainly worth the investment.
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Score 9 out of 10
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10
Tableau has delivered well for our organization, there is a lot of interest in it within the pharmaceutical industry and it has only scratched the surface. Tableau has a very good ROI and it takes very few people to support, yet provides a lot of access to their data via published dashboards. Our user base within our company has been very happy with it and our user base is growing all the time and providing valuable input into what they would like to see in new dashboard visualizations.
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Score 10 out of 10
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10
As long as I'm in an analysis role of any kind I will continue to use Tableau. It is my tool of choice for reporting and is the one I know best. The company as a whole is dedicated to their user base. Releasing minor versions almost every 6-10 months and major versions every 12-18 months it is apparent that they truly want to please the users and create the number one most powerful and easy to use analytic platform suite.
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Score 8 out of 10
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8
Note: my input has little bearing on the actual purchase decision. I'd gladly renew Tableau, since it gives me capabilities that I couldn't not replicate with other tools given my current skill set. I can create data visualization and BI dashboards in a matter of hours which provide real-time data to my entire department without needing to do any web application development. This gives me an incredible amount of leverage, and saves many hours each month.
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Score 10 out of 10
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The price is excellent for what the software does, and Tableau continues to listen attentively to customer feedback and makes continuous improvements to the products. At a percentage of the relatively low entry price point, maintenance is a no-brainer and a bargain.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Pixel Perfect reports (97)
8.2
Customizable dashboards (115)
9.1
Report Formatting Templates (99)
7.7
Drill-down analysis (111)
8.5
Formatting capabilities (114)
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages (81)
7.7
Report sharing and collaboration (109)
8.2
Publish to Web (100)
8.7
Publish to PDF (102)
8.7
Report Versioning (73)
8.1
Report Delivery Scheduling (76)
8.5
Delivery to Remote Servers (31)
8.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (105)
8.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization (104)
8.6
Predictive Analytics (80)
7.6
Multi-User Support (named login) (93)
8.4
Role-Based Security Model (76)
8.2
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete) (83)
8.3
Single Sign-On (SSO) (33)
8.1
Responsive Design for Web Access (81)
8.3
Dedicated iOS Application (58)
7.7
Dedicated Android Application (51)
7.4
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile (74)
8.3
REST API (26)
8.0
Javascript API (25)
7.7
iFrames (23)
7.1
Java API (22)
7.6
Themeable User Interface (UI) (24)
7.9
Customizable Platform (Open Source) (20)
7.3

About Tableau Desktop

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.

Tableau's goal is to help people and organizations become more data-driven. With an integrated platform that is strives to be easy to start and scale, Tableau aims to support the entire analytics journey, from data preparation, to deep analysis, to the shared insights that drive the business forward.


Tableau Desktop Competitors

IBM Cognos, SAP Lumira Discovery, Qlik Sense, Microsoft Power BI, MicroStrategy Analytics, SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

Pricing

Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
Has featureFree or Freemium Version Available?Yes
Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
Entry-level set up fee?No

Free trials are available for both editions.

Tableau Desktop Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise
Operating Systems: Windows, Mac
Mobile Application:No