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Chandra Bhanu Pratap Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 25, 2018

Tableau- The Data Visualizer

Score 9 out of 10
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9
I am really a fan of tableau for its quick setup, data connection, dashboard creation time and very easy to use UI.
As i have used multiple Bi tools like QlikView and SAP BO, i can say all other tools take really long time in performing above functionalities except QlikView which is really fast in term of performing analysis.
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Arlex Guzman | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 22, 2018

Tableau Desktop a tool for BD and BI

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8
To perform a visualization, the data is needed, they can be in different sites: servers, internet, different formats: SQL, excel, acces, in both cases Tableau Desktop is able to interoperate with them and make them available to the operator so that the work is very easy, the only thing that you should have is some basic knowledge of the database to start using it, if the objective is to use it for BI or BD or to make infographics or executive or alert reports because it is necessary to master them relevant concepts to those areas of knowledge.
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David Fickes | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 30, 2016

Tableau: If you don't use it... I don't want to work for you ...

Score 9 out of 10
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9
There is a learning curve but they have dozens of videos to step you through projects which are a great start for anyone. They are nice and short but cover a specific area with linkages to the next video in the series. I've often fired up one similar to a new project of mine and simply stepped through it. This is where you get the boss to give you a large second (or even third) monitor to boost your productivity. If she doesn't then start looking for a better place to work!
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 21, 2017

Tableau Desktop: Making an Impact in the World of Drug Safety

Score 9 out of 10
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9
Most of the user interface and usability is completely intuitive. It makes one look like they are a better analytics designer than they really are. The ability to connect easily to a wide variety of data sources without needing an interim extract, universe or catalog is a massive time and aggravation saver.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 29, 2016

Worked superbly for analyzing web traffic data.

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8
It is far better than Excel or other visualization tools, but some of the manipulations of data tables, visualizing underlying data, and more novel visualization methods (dragging dimensions to colors or shapes) behave a bit non-intuitively. The custom logic for field calculation could use a more robust script editor. The definition of multi-table SQL joins using the data import / query builder was pretty rudimentary at the time -- it was easier to create the desired extract or table subset as a set of temp tables or CSVs if the data required complex joins. But overall it is very usable.
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Brad Llewellyn | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 26, 2013

100 Reasons why Tableau can help you!

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10
Tableau's main selling points are the fact that you can connect to almost any data source within a couple of clicks and the fact that you can slice-and-dice your data with just a few drags. Tableau also has the ability to grow with the user's comfort level. The most advanced you get, the more you can utilize Tableau's advance features, such as table calculations, to create truly amazing analyses.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 08, 2016

Perfect analytics tool

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10
Its pretty simple to use for users to navigate through the desktop, and Tableau does provide templates for users to start developing their sheets.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 27, 2013

Tableau 8.0 Review - Be a Data Rockstar

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10
I could teach a monkey to use Tableau, that's how easy it is to use. Point to your data set. Select the fields you want to analyze or visualize. Pick a visualization or map type that is already automatically refined and suggested to you based on the data you selected. Click Show Me. Done. Didn't like it? Hit undo. Do it again. Want it back? Hit re-do. You can manually build analysis and maps as well.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Pixel Perfect reports (101)
8.3
Customizable dashboards (120)
9.2
Report Formatting Templates (104)
7.9
Drill-down analysis (115)
8.6
Formatting capabilities (118)
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages (84)
7.8
Report sharing and collaboration (113)
8.2
Publish to Web (104)
8.7
Publish to PDF (106)
8.9
Report Versioning (76)
8.4
Report Delivery Scheduling (79)
8.7
Delivery to Remote Servers (34)
8.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (109)
8.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization (108)
8.6
Predictive Analytics (84)
7.9
Multi-User Support (named login) (97)
8.5
Role-Based Security Model (79)
8.4
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete) (86)
8.5
Single Sign-On (SSO) (36)
8.3
Responsive Design for Web Access (85)
8.4
Dedicated iOS Application (61)
7.9
Dedicated Android Application (54)
7.8
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile (78)
8.4
REST API (28)
8.1
Javascript API (27)
8.0
iFrames (25)
7.3
Java API (24)
7.8
Themeable User Interface (UI) (26)
8.1
Customizable Platform (Open Source) (22)
7.6

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