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Judith Breisch profile photo
Score 9 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Increased productivity: ability to automate recurring reports and speed creating new reports. Decreased error rate. Reduced days of effort to hours.
  • Increased client satisfaction: better visuals; more flexible, deeper exploration available; faster, higher quality delivery
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Score 9 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Saves analysts tremendous amounts of time from authoring/formatting/distributing traditional rigid reports in Excel.
  • Enhances skill sets of users to better understand how data is structured and its impact on business in areas previously 'invisible' using traditional wall of text reports, resulting in 'cleaner' data which gives more visibility to all areas previously deemed not relevant.
  • Ability to answer business questions quickly and allow rapid prototyping of dashboards which gives stakeholders much faster turnaround time to reach decisions.
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March 16, 2016

Tableau Geek & Proud!

Score 10 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Better departmental communication.
  • Distribution of data throughout the organization has increased.
  • The entire organization is focused on automating reporting and creating standard analysis procedures which can be used continuously.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Tableau has provided my clients with the information necessary to allocate multi-million dollar research budgets effectively, ensuring the company is getting the most bang for its buck.
  • Tableau has given my office the ability to present data quickly and easily in a professional format that customers can understand, and has them returning frequently for additional analysis and projects.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • I'm spending at least 30% less of my time crunching and analyzing data; as a consequence I can dedicate more time to tackle specific action items that directly impact revenues.
  • I can create data stories quickly and share them with my co-workers. Views are self explanatory and because I can update them on the flight, it is easy to express my point of view
  • Price is affordable and deployment is faster and easier when compare with tools like MicroStrategy or Adobe Analytics
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Score 10 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Positively, decreased the timeline for decision making abilities of upper management.
  • Increased visibility into data governance and management practices throughout the organization.
  • It's fun and is the most enjoyable visual tool I've ever used, making me more efficient at my business analysis work.
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Score 8 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Easily able to create scalable self-service tools for users. In combination with Tableau Server, creating a tool that provides visualization of an entire data set is only slightly more difficult than providing visualization of a single group of records. This enables me to save many hours each month that were previously spent re-generating different cuts of the same report.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • It is very difficult to quantify the effect that using Tableau has had on our clients. The one major benefit I can think of is the reduction of operational expenses. Tableau allows them to keep one person who maintains ten dashboards instead of the twenty people it took when they were using Excel.
  • Having a series of relevant, automatically refreshing dashboards allows for "quick response" to business problems, which could save tremendous amounts of money. If a problem is occurring, you would see it on your dashboard the next day, instead of an analyst finding it a month later.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • This is not easy to quantify. Evaluating Tableau vs. nothing it has a real impact as you need to be able to see your information before you can truly make any good decisions.
  • We have been able to use Tableau in areas of HR, Engineering, Production, and a multitude of smaller engagements.
  • The cost of Tableau Desktop and even Tableau server is significant given you also need to invest in databases, or warehouses but the value in seeing and understanding your data far out stretches the cost of deploying the tools
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Score 10 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Large organizations are often times hesitant to try new strategies without data to back them up. Tableau has provided an incredible ROI to the firms that I use it with; we are quickly able to show the C-Suite what the ROI was on past strategies - making getting the OK for the next project seamless.
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October 07, 2016

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Score 10 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Training cost and learning curve for business users
  • Good ROI compared to other BI tools
  • Easy to administer and manage
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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