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https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/RG/Nz/ZCHAFMO32VIZ.PNGGreat Reporting Visualization ToolTableau is used to provide visualization reporting for different departments in the organization.,Presents data visually Helps to analyze data faster Enables you to work with multiple data sources (like database, Excel spreadsheets, online data, etc.),It would be nice to have more and easily available free training on how to use it. Not everything is user-friendly and requires a lot of technical knowledge.,9,,7,7Tableau is a must for freemium productsTableau is used to track all user data metrics. This helps in being able to find power users, find new opportunities for the sales team, understand use-cases within our client base, and overall understand any given account. Tableau is bringing insights to the sales team daily. We can attribute a huge percentage of our growth to Tableau data.,It handles large amounts of information. It is customizable enough to bubble up powerful insights. It plugs into enough data sources to be meaningful.,Tableau Online can be really clunky. It's not easy to filter data. We see awkward UX while trying to perform specific actions on the platform.,6,Google Analytics Premium,8,4,SpaceIQ, HelloSign, ExpensifyA great, reliable tool to create complex dashboards that help you understand all aspects of your dataTableau is our primary tool to organize our data, we have created hundreds of dashboards and views, and we rely on the tool daily. It is used by all of our Executive, Revenue and Marketing, and Product Teams. It provides us constant insight into our revenue, the number of bookings, marketing campaign performance, and we can look into any granular details we might need to know.,Ability to create very detailed, complex dashboards, giving a comprehensive overview of the selected data. Ability to define numerous, complex filters that work together, allowing us to utilize a single report or dashboard for many different purposes. Easy to organize the dashboards and views, the search is powerful.,Copying and exporting the data is difficult. Working online with the tool is great, but getting the data out of Tableau is inconvenient. Editing the dashboards is quite complex, we have a dedicated team who needs to manage these as most users are unable to do so. In cases of complex a dashboard, filtering can take a while, refreshing of data is quite slow.,8,Google Analytics and Quantum Metric,7,10,Google Analytics, Quantum Metric, JIRA Software, Atlassian Confluence, Trello, ZeplinTableau: intuitive and flexibleTableau Online is used across our whole business. It has become our one source of the truth and always tells a consistent, near-live story of exactly how our business is behaving.,Gives a consistent, single version of truth across the company. Is managed to give the picture as-of midnight each day. Is intuitive and dynamic, relieving the pressure on the BI team (me!),Occasionally there are in-depth analytical problems that it can't stretch to. Graph types are limited to be correct, but occasionally you'll want to hack them or make them more involved, which is limited.,9,7,9Best Data Visualization platformI use Tableau to review and analyze our reports for new insight and for sharing program performance with our staff across various organizations.,Visualizing data and making it more accessible to everyone Easy to get new insight Improve communication throughout the organization especially when it comes to performance,Software price is certainly has been one of the main reasons we couldn't expand usage widely More communication and training for people un-engage with data otherwise More customization on visuals,9,Apricot by Social Solutions,10,4,Adobe Illustrator CC, Microsoft 365 Business, Apricot by Social SolutionsShare and Collaborate with Tableau OnlineTableau Online is used to share and collaborate on workbooks created or generated by Tableau Desktop. In Tableau Online, you do not have to worry about hardware specifications, you simply buy the license and use it in a browser. All of the background hardware is maintained by Tableau. It is completely adapted to our organization. We have 3 sites in Tableau online for each department so that our data is not shared between the departments.,Scalability- If you want to increase the number of users, it can be done without any hardware replacement or update. Flexibility- Since is maintained by Tableau, it can be adapted to any environment. In Tableau Online, the risk is less compared to Tableau server.,Data source: It doesn't support many databases to run a direct query in it. Downtime will be very frequent [twice or three times per month] based on the region you deploy. Some of the configurations cannot be done as per your choice.,8,Tableau Server,8,8,Tableau Prep, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Azure, Tableau Public, Alteryx Analytics GalleryGreat if the investment and know-how is there!Tableau Online is the bridge between our data teams and the business and product teams. It is our primary visualization tool that sits on top of our data sources which we consider our sources of truth. The primary way it adds value is giving us a lot of tools to present different types of data in ways that various type of business stakeholders can best understand and use it. We also use it as the front-end to our in-house sales commission system. Sales reps log in to Tableau Online and can track their performance and commission.,It has been very easy for us to connect various data sources to Tableau Online, such as data from Treasure Data, Google Sheets, Redshift, and custom CSVs. Tableau Online's interface is easy to use as a bridge between data teams and other stakeholders who primarily consume data insights and reporting. It is easy to publish dashboards that users can log on to and see and interact with. Tableau, generally speaking, has calculations and other types of data manipulations available which can scale with your own business questions' complexity. It has been great to learn more about Tableau's functionality and find out that we can answer more complex questions we weren't able to answer before by using things they have available such as level of detail functions, order of operation filtering, and data prep.,I believe being a skilled creator and an adept user in Tableau Online is not straightforward. It takes time and there is a learning curve. I have personally been to three Tableau conferences and felt like I needed a year of owning our company's Tableau creator license to feel comfortable and deliver powerful insight for our company. The UI available to edit dashboards could improve to be more friendly and modern. It sometimes feels like you are operating in a very rigid environment when editing dashboards in Tableau Online. The options to organize a company's dashboards and assign permissions are also not straightforward and the solutions I am aware of leave me wishing there was more.,8,Looker, Periscope Data and Domo,8,8,Arm Treasure Data, Amazon Redshift, SlackTableau one Place for All your DataVisualization Need!We had a use case where we developed some visualization and onshore management wanted to see it. We were having Tableau Desktop licensed till that time and we were of the impression that Online is free or we will get a couple of licenses if we want. But Tableau Online has bundled licensed in order to get view from anywhere. Management has decided to invest into it and now we are using Tableau Online situation in order to see and share reports online which will be definitely beneficial for a organization to take important decisions. Tableau is the one of the best solution in industry now. We are fully utilizing its capabilities.,Can be accessed from anywhere with same set of reports shared between licensed users. It's very useful when presenting something and wanted to share. As a developer perspective we can work and visualize things accordingly. Without this online solution Tableau is nothing and hence they are charging more for online solution than desktop versions.,Licensing cost is the major concern and you have to take 100 at a time though you need 2 or 3 only.,9,Microsoft Power BI and Qlik Sense,10,9,Microsoft Power BIGreat Option!Originally, my company purchased Tableau Desktop which I believe became Tableau Creator or something similar. This new version included Online as well as the old Desktop features. Our intention was to use Online to display non-sensitive dashboards with the clients. We moved away from Online to Datorama for easier sharing with the client.,Work distribution. Browser editing capabilities. Collaboration.,It can be slow. Not ideal for sensitive data. Initial set-up with Desktop not super intuitive.,9,Tableau Desktop,10,7,DatoramaI prefer Tableau Desktop to Tableau OnlineTableau dashboards are built by the Analytics department and used by the entire company and clients for data visualization.,Visualizes data for standardized dashboards. An aesthetically pleasing way to aggregate multiple data sources in one place. Great for data storytelling.,It can be laggy compared to Desktop version. Limitations can be frustrating if you are used to using the Desktop version. Limited editing/formatting capabilities.,9,Tableau Desktop and Tableau Prep,9,8,Tableau Prep, Tableau Server, Tableau DesktopOne stop shop for reportsIt started as a tool for Finance and Accounting to use to build and publish reports and dashboards to help track our budget. Now that we are up and running, we have been pushing out the use of it to other departments, encouraging users to be more proactive in monitoring their financials.,Great resource for consolidating and organizing reports across the organization. Can be accessed without having knowledge about how to use Tableau Desktop. Great complement to Desktop to allow for visuals to be accessed anywhere, anytime.,Could have a feature that workbooks that are connected to live data sources could refresh automatically instead of having to publish from desktop everytime you want updated figures.,8,Host Analytics Cloud EPM Suite,8,7,Host Analytics Cloud EPM Suite, Tableau Desktop, Tableau Prep, Tableau ServerThe best for data visualizationsTableau Online is being used as a data tool in our organization. It is used by sales, operations, and marketing. It provides great insights into where we can improve business opportunities. It also integrates well with Salesforce to easily report out across objects in Salesforce. Overall it is a great tool we use to get data insights.,Visuals. Integration. Insights.,Time to publish. Sharing reports through other methods. Roundabout ways to do things.,8,Microsoft BI, Google Charts and Microsoft Office 365,10,9,WooCommerce Subscriptions, Klaviyo, Autopilot, VWOTableau is king for data visualizationMy company used using Tableau to perform most, if not all of our in-house analytics, it not only speeds up the process of our in-house analytics, but it also gives us plenty of options to customize and filter our reports.,Easy to use Customizable Integration with other software,Requires training Lacks the ability to clean data prior to being imported Lags when trying to import large files,6,,5,9,Oracle Engagement Cloud (formerly Oracle Sales Cloud)Tableau Online is a Data Visualization Dream!Our analytics consulting team uses Tableau Online for many of our client projects. We are a boutique data analytics consulting firm who specializes in advising clients on how to achieve their analytics goals as well as creating and implementing customized data visualization tools, and BI best practices. Tableau is usually an application that we will have clients consider, as it is considered a leader in the marketplace. Tableau Online is one of my favorite applications in our toolbox and I thoroughly enjoy showing our clients how powerful it can be to get them started. It is very easy to use, and even the most intimidated, least tech-savvy customers tend to grow excited when using Tableau. It is powerful, easy to load data into, it is compatible with many sources, feature-rich, and packaged up behind a super-slick UI.,Compatible with many data sources. Easy to use, easy to learn - with a slick UI. Feature-rich, especially in the geo-analytic area. Lots of charts with customizable options.,Tech-support widgets or web-agents would be helpful. Because the tool is so feature-rich, it is not always easy to identify where the seemingly-endless list of features exists. The price of Tableau over-all can be high depending on the needs of your organization and the purchase model. The out-of-box color schemes and options could be more dynamic, but this is my personal preference.,7,Qlik Sense, QlikView, Alteryx Analytics and Microsoft Power BI,8,9,Qlik Sense, Microsoft Power BI, QlikView,20,3It's a fine softwareIt's being used primarily to review daily sales statistics, and email capture performance. It's used primarily within the marketing department although the entire organization has access and uses it occasionally.,The data is accurate. The interface is clean and easy to read. Lots of customization for the end-user.,Statistics don't update in real-time. Significant lag whenever a variable is updated. Dollar figures are rounded.,4,Looker,5,6,Google Analytics, Google Search Console, Return PathTableau Online: Enterprise Scale BI on CloudTableau Online is used in my small startup company to consult clients on Tableau's use case. The power of hosting it on the cloud and the security and control it provides is at an enterprise level. As for my business need, I looked to roll up KPIs across various departments across our cybersecurity functions.,Quick startup and configuration. Get it, set it, GO! Configuration is easy and done in a matter of a few clicks Easy implementation of enterprise-level security and access with integration with AD Groups. Maintenance and housekeeping of the server instance is easy and can come with support.,Tableau Online could improve its mobile interface,10,Microsoft Power BI, Qlik Sense and Looker,10,10,Alteryx Analytics, Tableau Desktop, Tableau ServerTableau Online ReviewAt our agency, Tableau is used by our analytics team to analyze client data, evaluate their account performance, derive key insights for optimization, and tailor reports.,Powerful and user-friendly data visualization Extensive data source support/Seamless data import Interactive reports,Expensive for small businesses and individuals Custom formatting is a feature currently missing and would be great to add Lacks report scheduling/emailing feature,10,Microsoft Power BI, SAS Business Intelligence and SAS Advanced Analytics,8,4Tableau Online is a strong tool for data analysisTableau Online is being used by the organization to have a better grasp of our customers' interests, behaviors, spending trends and reading consumption habits. This addresses multiple business needs, across several business lines, to understand how customers interact with our information and content, especially defining the specific distribution channels and outlets that are most used, as well as the cross-collaboration between print, digital, events, GIS and research.,Tableau Online makes it easy to visualize raw data into easy-to-understand charts and graphs. Tableau Online allows me to connect to and access our data from anywhere, not having to rely on the application only running on a local machine. Tableau Online allows us to provide meaningful material, regarding data, internally and externally, where necessary, at a moment's notice.,One downside of being online is that you're required to be connected to update data. This connectivity isn't always applicable - airplanes, subway, etc. An automatic connection between Tableau Online and Tableau Desktop, with bi-directional sync, would be a great addition to the platform. Having training material, that's more aligned with our business goals, would be ideal.,10,Looker and Stitch,6,2,Arm Treasure Data, Salesforce Lightning, MarketoDigital Agency Experience with TableauWe use Tableau Online within our analytics team. It helps us take large data sets and parse out trends and insights. It also offers a layer of visualization that is superior to traditional Microsoft products.,Easily connects to sources of data, whether they be stored in databases, excel files or even web analytics tools like Google Analytics. Provides out of the box data visualization tools and the opportunity to customize these views for business use. Makes data filtering and segmentation easy to conduct.,Takes some time to onboard. User interface is not straight forward. Could expand data connections to other web analytics APIs beyond Google Analytics.,8,Google Data Studio,9,7,NetBase, Google Data Studio, Google AnalyticsTableau: more than just pretty tablesIt is a software, amongst others, offered by some departments for data sharing, visualization and promoting collaborations.,Data visualization: a wide range of them available and pretty plots. Drag and drop: no need for complex coding. Real-time interaction with the data.,Pretty expensive Inability for scripting could sometimes be a handicap,8,TIBCO Spotfire,9,8,TIBCO Spotfire, Microsoft Power BIA positive review of Tableau OnlineWe have started to use this software to better report business analytical data that we need to make decisions in the business. It is being used by different departments in the company. It also helps with data visualization. We have better access to the data that we need to make the decisions we need to make.,Data Visualization. Drill down into the data. Data exporting.,You need to be decently technical to make reports. The average user can view reports but not create them. It would be nice if the user could look at different views without needing to publish so many different reports.,9,9,9Tableau reviewTableau is being used by our organization in various departments. The main use of Tableau is to demonstrate Dashboards from different areas of the company to understand trends. The dashboards are used for GAP analysis and forecasting. Information is viewed very easily and gives a holistic view of the situation/historical data. Tableau plays a very important role in management meetings and conference meetings. Data is integrated from various data sources to create meaningful reports.,Very nice dashboards that have a great visual design. Great integration capabilities with other programs and languages. Helps perform GAP analysis for management meetings and a single page snapshot to give meaning to data.,Tableau is very expensive and the pricing is inflexible. It is catered more towards large organizations and cannot be flexibly used by mid-size firms. After sales support is not up to the mark. Versioning is not great when you upgrade the software. This is a very simple possible improvement. IT security is not up to the mark when we ran results by attacking the software. Sometimes IT support is required when you upgrade.,8,Sisense, Looker, QlikView, Zoho Reports, IBM Cognos, Infragistics ReportPlus, SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards and Microsoft Power BI,8,9,Sauce Labs, MS SharePoint, MS SharePoint / SQL, Quality Center (formerly HP Quality Center), IBM Cognos, TIBCO Spotfire, AWS Cloud9, Azure Search, Google Analytics, Google Search Console, ElasticsearchTableau Online Helps Growing Tech Company Make Better Decisions!Tableau Online is being leveraged by about 30% of the organizations across the company. It's primarily used today as a scalable and dynamic data visualization tool for complex data sets. By leveraging this software business analysts spend less time preparing graphs and charts and more time on thoughtful and impactful analysis. This can lead to better and more informed decision making across your company!,Software is compatible with numerous interfaces, making it quite scalable. Robust visualization feature set -- perhaps even industry leading. Graphs are dynamic and intuitive to use which helps organizations focus on what really matters -- making the right decision at the right time. Intuitive user interface helps analysts quickly setup scalable reports.,More robust feature set -- its primarily a data visualization tool...hence you need other software to populate it. More competitive pricing model -- the desktop / creator license can get expense fast so you need to be cautious of who has this user type. Further ability to customize the application to fit your companies branding.,8,,9,8Tableau Online - Leader in Cloud-Based AnalyticsIt is being used across our organization, wherever cloud applications are being used. We use it primarily with Salesforce for CRM, and with Workday for HR. It addresses the infrastructure-related challenges in other business units that occur due to on-prem Tableau.,Hassle free, as it is on the cloud Works as a log for individual or departmental work Easy to share knowledge,Access Control & Sharing...maybe a setup similar to Google Docs would help Some basic editing functionality would help, as some improvements are thought of AFTER publishing on Tableau Online Really difficult in terms of dashboard, with few cloud & on-prem data extracts,10,Domo,8,6,SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform, IBM Cognos, QlikViewTableau online: easy to use and reportWe use Tableau for reporting primarily to Execs for projects and financials. It's also used by our Product department for analyzing product changes, and to track how people are using our system. It's primarily used by the product department and IT, but is starting to make its way into other departments as we expand it.,Easy to understand dashboards, really good for managers and execs Easy to create dashboards once you have the right data UI layout for creating new dashboard is good,Formatting dashboards is a little technical, a more user friendly version would be nice Ability to export reports out to other formats More color and options would be good,9,JIRA Software,9,10,JIRA Service Desk, JIRA Software, Atlassian ConfluenceUnspecified
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Tableau is used to provide visualization reporting for different departments in the organization.
  • Presents data visually
  • Helps to analyze data faster
  • Enables you to work with multiple data sources (like database, Excel spreadsheets, online data, etc.)
  • It would be nice to have more and easily available free training on how to use it.
  • Not everything is user-friendly and requires a lot of technical knowledge.
If you want to know your data, be able to analyze it and make decisions based on it then you need Tableau.
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Tableau is used to track all user data metrics. This helps in being able to find power users, find new opportunities for the sales team, understand use-cases within our client base, and overall understand any given account. Tableau is bringing insights to the sales team daily. We can attribute a huge percentage of our growth to Tableau data.
  • It handles large amounts of information.
  • It is customizable enough to bubble up powerful insights.
  • It plugs into enough data sources to be meaningful.
  • Tableau Online can be really clunky.
  • It's not easy to filter data.
  • We see awkward UX while trying to perform specific actions on the platform.
Tableau is very well suited for any saas company. Being able to track usage data for millions of users and then crunch that data/make it digestible and relevant, is invaluable. It helps you understand your users better, make better product decisions, spot opportunities for growth within existing accounts, and overall provide the best experience for your customers.
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Tableau is our primary tool to organize our data, we have created hundreds of dashboards and views, and we rely on the tool daily. It is used by all of our Executive, Revenue and Marketing, and Product Teams. It provides us constant insight into our revenue, the number of bookings, marketing campaign performance, and we can look into any granular details we might need to know.
  • Ability to create very detailed, complex dashboards, giving a comprehensive overview of the selected data.
  • Ability to define numerous, complex filters that work together, allowing us to utilize a single report or dashboard for many different purposes.
  • Easy to organize the dashboards and views, the search is powerful.
  • Copying and exporting the data is difficult. Working online with the tool is great, but getting the data out of Tableau is inconvenient.
  • Editing the dashboards is quite complex, we have a dedicated team who needs to manage these as most users are unable to do so.
  • In cases of complex a dashboard, filtering can take a while, refreshing of data is quite slow.
It is a great tool to display data for the users in a clear, human-readable format. Dashboards created fulfilled all our requests, the tool is flexible and reliable. It is great for monitoring and understanding our performance. We use it daily to understand our booking volume and revenue, and marketing and loyalty program performance broken down to granular details. Tableau is 'raw' data focused, not suitable to understand in detail e.g. customer behavior (how our users interact with our platforms).
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Tableau Online is used across our whole business. It has become our one source of the truth and always tells a consistent, near-live story of exactly how our business is behaving.
  • Gives a consistent, single version of truth across the company.
  • Is managed to give the picture as-of midnight each day.
  • Is intuitive and dynamic, relieving the pressure on the BI team (me!)
  • Occasionally there are in-depth analytical problems that it can't stretch to.
  • Graph types are limited to be correct, but occasionally you'll want to hack them or make them more involved, which is limited.
Intuitive, and useful for the whole business. If there's any in-depth analytics to be done, it can still be used to aggregate and source data but may need to be extracted for further analysis.
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I use Tableau to review and analyze our reports for new insight and for sharing program performance with our staff across various organizations.
  • Visualizing data and making it more accessible to everyone
  • Easy to get new insight
  • Improve communication throughout the organization especially when it comes to performance
  • Software price is certainly has been one of the main reasons we couldn't expand usage widely
  • More communication and training for people un-engage with data otherwise
  • More customization on visuals
I recommend Tableau Online to everyone if they have the time and investment to use it. It is a more effective and visual way of looking at data.
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Score 8 out of 10
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Tableau Online is used to share and collaborate on workbooks created or generated by Tableau Desktop. In Tableau Online, you do not have to worry about hardware specifications, you simply buy the license and use it in a browser. All of the background hardware is maintained by Tableau. It is completely adapted to our organization. We have 3 sites in Tableau online for each department so that our data is not shared between the departments.
  • Scalability- If you want to increase the number of users, it can be done without any hardware replacement or update.
  • Flexibility- Since is maintained by Tableau, it can be adapted to any environment.
  • In Tableau Online, the risk is less compared to Tableau Server.
  • Data source: It doesn't support many databases to run a direct query in it.
  • Downtime will be very frequent [twice or three times per month] based on the region you deploy.
  • Some of the configurations cannot be done as per your choice.
Tableau Online is used in an environment where Tableau Desktop creates dashboards and you want to share them and collaborate. It is best suited in a place where hardware infrastructure cannot be adopted. It is not well suited in an environment where you use certain data sources because Tableau Online only supports specific data sources.
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Tableau Online is the bridge between our data teams and the business and product teams. It is our primary visualization tool that sits on top of our data sources which we consider our sources of truth. The primary way it adds value is giving us a lot of tools to present different types of data in ways that various type of business stakeholders can best understand and use it. We also use it as the front-end to our in-house sales commission system. Sales reps log in to Tableau Online and can track their performance and commission.
  • It has been very easy for us to connect various data sources to Tableau Online, such as data from Treasure Data, Google Sheets, Redshift, and custom CSVs.
  • Tableau Online's interface is easy to use as a bridge between data teams and other stakeholders who primarily consume data insights and reporting. It is easy to publish dashboards that users can log on to and see and interact with.
  • Tableau, generally speaking, has calculations and other types of data manipulations available which can scale with your own business questions' complexity. It has been great to learn more about Tableau's functionality and find out that we can answer more complex questions we weren't able to answer before by using things they have available such as level of detail functions, order of operation filtering, and data prep.
  • I believe being a skilled creator and an adept user in Tableau Online is not straightforward. It takes time and there is a learning curve. I have personally been to three Tableau conferences and felt like I needed a year of owning our company's Tableau creator license to feel comfortable and deliver powerful insight for our company.
  • The UI available to edit dashboards could improve to be more friendly and modern. It sometimes feels like you are operating in a very rigid environment when editing dashboards in Tableau Online.
  • The options to organize a company's dashboards and assign permissions are also not straightforward and the solutions I am aware of leave me wishing there was more.
Tableau Online is great for an organization that has some people very familiar with owning a creator license who can create, organize, and distribute dashboards across many different teams. In other words, Tableau Online would be good for a company that seriously invests in it internally. Managing the company's Tableau instance and data sources should occupy a significant time of someone or several people's jobs, in addition to insuring users know enough to be able to navigate, discover, and interact with what's available and stay up to date as well. I would strongly recommend that Tableau Online is worth it if it becomes an integral part of a company's data stack. Without such a commitment, I do not see a lot of value coming from Tableau Online aside from the ability to create visualizations/marketing content which could be useful in certain business settings.
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We had a use case where we developed some visualization and onshore management wanted to see it. We were having Tableau Desktop licensed till that time and we were of the impression that Online is free or we will get a couple of licenses if we want. But Tableau Online has bundled licensed in order to get view from anywhere.

Management has decided to invest into it and now we are using Tableau Online situation in order to see and share reports online which will be definitely beneficial for a organization to take important decisions.

Tableau is the one of the best solution in industry now. We are fully utilizing its capabilities.
  • Can be accessed from anywhere with same set of reports shared between licensed users.
  • It's very useful when presenting something and wanted to share. As a developer perspective we can work and visualize things accordingly.
  • Without this online solution Tableau is nothing and hence they are charging more for online solution than desktop versions.
  • Licensing cost is the major concern and you have to take 100 at a time though you need 2 or 3 only.
In mostly onshore/offshore scenarios it is more useful. If developers developed some graph and management wanted to showcase it in front of a business they can get just access of Tableau Online and present it.
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October 01, 2019

Great Option!

Score 9 out of 10
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Originally, my company purchased Tableau Desktop which I believe became Tableau Creator or something similar. This new version included Online as well as the old Desktop features. Our intention was to use Online to display non-sensitive dashboards with the clients. We moved away from Online to Datorama for easier sharing with the client.
  • Work distribution.
  • Browser editing capabilities.
  • Collaboration.
  • It can be slow.
  • Not ideal for sensitive data.
  • Initial set-up with Desktop not super intuitive.
It's nearly as good as Desktop but really shines with its in-browser editing. The only downside is that there can be a noticeable slowdown within the browser depending on the task.
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Tableau dashboards are built by the Analytics department and used by the entire company and clients for data visualization.
  • Visualizes data for standardized dashboards.
  • An aesthetically pleasing way to aggregate multiple data sources in one place.
  • Great for data storytelling.
  • It can be laggy compared to Desktop version.
  • Limitations can be frustrating if you are used to using the Desktop version.
  • Limited editing/formatting capabilities.
Tableau works well for automated reporting, but the ramp-up/build time is not always worth it for ad-hoc reporting where a simple XLS or Keynote may be more appropriate.
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September 14, 2019

One stop shop for reports

Score 8 out of 10
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It started as a tool for Finance and Accounting to use to build and publish reports and dashboards to help track our budget. Now that we are up and running, we have been pushing out the use of it to other departments, encouraging users to be more proactive in monitoring their financials.
  • Great resource for consolidating and organizing reports across the organization.
  • Can be accessed without having knowledge about how to use Tableau Desktop.
  • Great complement to Desktop to allow for visuals to be accessed anywhere, anytime.
  • Could have a feature that workbooks that are connected to live data sources could refresh automatically instead of having to publish from desktop everytime you want updated figures.
Well suited for projects within an organization where there is a lot of cross-collaboration (like a budget process, for example, where the whole organization is involved and needs eyes on the same resources).

It would be less appropriate in situations where only individual departments are using Tableau, since Desktop alone is sufficient.
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Tableau Online is being used as a data tool in our organization. It is used by sales, operations, and marketing. It provides great insights into where we can improve business opportunities. It also integrates well with Salesforce to easily report out across objects in Salesforce. Overall it is a great tool we use to get data insights.
  • Visuals.
  • Integration.
  • Insights.
  • Time to publish.
  • Sharing reports through other methods.
  • Roundabout ways to do things.
Tableau Online is well suited for teams that are working with large datasets across many different tables. It is best for teams that want to visualize the data and need multiple users to access it. It is great we can all log in and see the insights rather than an isolated desktop version. It is less appropriate for small organizations that do not have data they need insights on.
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Score 6 out of 10
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My company used using Tableau to perform most, if not all of our in-house analytics, it not only speeds up the process of our in-house analytics, but it also gives us plenty of options to customize and filter our reports.
  • Easy to use
  • Customizable
  • Integration with other software
  • Requires training
  • Lacks the ability to clean data prior to being imported
  • Lags when trying to import large files
I would recommend to a large company with sufficient funds that are trying to import small data files and from one source that has a need for data visualization. I wouldn't recommend it to a small to mid-tier company with less $ as the ROI isn't there in my opinion.
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Score 7 out of 10
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Our analytics consulting team uses Tableau Online for many of our client projects. We are a boutique data analytics consulting firm who specializes in advising clients on how to achieve their analytics goals as well as creating and implementing customized data visualization tools, and BI best practices. Tableau is usually an application that we will have clients consider, as it is considered a leader in the marketplace.

Tableau Online is one of my favorite applications in our toolbox and I thoroughly enjoy showing our clients how powerful it can be to get them started. It is very easy to use, and even the most intimidated, least tech-savvy customers tend to grow excited when using Tableau. It is powerful, easy to load data into, it is compatible with many sources, feature-rich, and packaged up behind a super-slick UI.
  • Compatible with many data sources.
  • Easy to use, easy to learn - with a slick UI.
  • Feature-rich, especially in the geo-analytic area. Lots of charts with customizable options.
  • Tech-support widgets or web-agents would be helpful. Because the tool is so feature-rich, it is not always easy to identify where the seemingly-endless list of features exists.
  • The price of Tableau over-all can be high depending on the needs of your organization and the purchase model.
  • The out-of-box color schemes and options could be more dynamic, but this is my personal preference.
Custom formatting options can be limited with the Tableau Online edition.
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It's a fine software

Score 4 out of 10
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It's being used primarily to review daily sales statistics, and email capture performance. It's used primarily within the marketing department although the entire organization has access and uses it occasionally.
  • The data is accurate.
  • The interface is clean and easy to read.
  • Lots of customization for the end-user.
  • Statistics don't update in real-time.
  • Significant lag whenever a variable is updated.
  • Dollar figures are rounded.
Tableau Online is great if you're looking for a high-level summary over a long time frame. Not great for short term or real-time data or sales numbers.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Tableau Online is used in my small startup company to consult clients on Tableau's use case. The power of hosting it on the cloud and the security and control it provides is at an enterprise level. As for my business need, I looked to roll up KPIs across various departments across our cybersecurity functions.
  • Quick startup and configuration. Get it, set it, GO! Configuration is easy and done in a matter of a few clicks
  • Easy implementation of enterprise-level security and access with integration with AD Groups.
  • Maintenance and housekeeping of the server instance is easy and can come with support.
  • Tableau Online could improve its mobile interface
Tableau Online is best suited for a start-up or a small organization who would like to share work within and outside the team over a secured network.
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February 22, 2019

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Score 10 out of 10
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At our agency, Tableau is used by our analytics team to analyze client data, evaluate their account performance, derive key insights for optimization, and tailor reports.
  • Powerful and user-friendly data visualization
  • Extensive data source support/Seamless data import
  • Interactive reports
  • Expensive for small businesses and individuals
  • Custom formatting is a feature currently missing and would be great to add
  • Lacks report scheduling/emailing feature
Tableau is a great tool for dashboard creation & also a powerful platform to slice and dice data in various dimensions to analyze and derive insights. However, if data visualization is not your main use of the platform and you need features like predictive modeling, then Power BI might be a more relevant choice.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Tableau Online is being used by the organization to have a better grasp of our customers' interests, behaviors, spending trends and reading consumption habits. This addresses multiple business needs, across several business lines, to understand how customers interact with our information and content, especially defining the specific distribution channels and outlets that are most used, as well as the cross-collaboration between print, digital, events, GIS and research.
  • Tableau Online makes it easy to visualize raw data into easy-to-understand charts and graphs.
  • Tableau Online allows me to connect to and access our data from anywhere, not having to rely on the application only running on a local machine.
  • Tableau Online allows us to provide meaningful material, regarding data, internally and externally, where necessary, at a moment's notice.
  • One downside of being online is that you're required to be connected to update data. This connectivity isn't always applicable - airplanes, subway, etc.
  • An automatic connection between Tableau Online and Tableau Desktop, with bi-directional sync, would be a great addition to the platform.
  • Having training material, that's more aligned with our business goals, would be ideal.
Tableau allows a user to quickly get necessary and simplified details from complex data sources. It's well suited for new users to get up-to-speed, quickly, on smaller data sets, and allows for more complex data analysis to be done by data analysts and scientists. This provides a powerful business application to move our data practices forward.
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Score 8 out of 10
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We use Tableau Online within our analytics team. It helps us take large data sets and parse out trends and insights. It also offers a layer of visualization that is superior to traditional Microsoft products.
  • Easily connects to sources of data, whether they be stored in databases, excel files or even web analytics tools like Google Analytics.
  • Provides out of the box data visualization tools and the opportunity to customize these views for business use.
  • Makes data filtering and segmentation easy to conduct.
  • Takes some time to onboard.
  • User interface is not straight forward.
  • Could expand data connections to other web analytics APIs beyond Google Analytics.
Recommended for enterprise web analytics and reporting. Recommended when combining many large data sets to discover a single unifying story. Less recommended for basic reporting and analysis which can be done more efficiently using tools like Excel.
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Score 8 out of 10
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It is a software, amongst others, offered by some departments for data sharing, visualization and promoting collaborations.
  • Data visualization: a wide range of them available and pretty plots.
  • Drag and drop: no need for complex coding.
  • Real-time interaction with the data.
  • Pretty expensive
  • Inability for scripting could sometimes be a handicap
It is great for visualizing standalone data and quickly generating and sharing very impressive plots, but other software would be better if some complex calculations are needed. Its high cost is also a drawback.
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Score 9 out of 10
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We have started to use this software to better report business analytical data that we need to make decisions in the business. It is being used by different departments in the company. It also helps with data visualization. We have better access to the data that we need to make the decisions we need to make.
  • Data Visualization.
  • Drill down into the data.
  • Data exporting.
  • You need to be decently technical to make reports.
  • The average user can view reports but not create them.
  • It would be nice if the user could look at different views without needing to publish so many different reports.
It is the best software I have seen in the data analytics/visualization space. But you do need to have technical people on staff to make it work. It is not something that an Excel power-user can just pick up and use without a learning curve so it is important to have the right people to leverage the software.
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October 12, 2018

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Score 8 out of 10
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Tableau is being used by our organization in various departments. The main use of Tableau is to demonstrate Dashboards from different areas of the company to understand trends. The dashboards are used for GAP analysis and forecasting. Information is viewed very easily and gives a holistic view of the situation/historical data. Tableau plays a very important role in management meetings and conference meetings. Data is integrated from various data sources to create meaningful reports.
  • Very nice dashboards that have a great visual design.
  • Great integration capabilities with other programs and languages.
  • Helps perform GAP analysis for management meetings and a single page snapshot to give meaning to data.
  • Tableau is very expensive and the pricing is inflexible. It is catered more towards large organizations and cannot be flexibly used by mid-size firms.
  • After sales support is not up to the mark.
  • Versioning is not great when you upgrade the software. This is a very simple possible improvement. IT security is not up to the mark when we ran results by attacking the software. Sometimes IT support is required when you upgrade.
Tableau is very well suited for large organizations because of its cost. It has a great visual design. It is particularly useful when there is data integration with other software required. Dashboards come out very well in such cases and help make sense out of data. These dashboards are used on a frequent basis once a baseline or a parameter is defined. Trend analysis and forecasting are a key to using this software and this is where it comes in very handy.
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Score 8 out of 10
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Tableau Online is being leveraged by about 30% of the organizations across the company. It's primarily used today as a scalable and dynamic data visualization tool for complex data sets. By leveraging this software business analysts spend less time preparing graphs and charts and more time on thoughtful and impactful analysis. This can lead to better and more informed decision making across your company!
  • Software is compatible with numerous interfaces, making it quite scalable.
  • Robust visualization feature set -- perhaps even industry leading.
  • Graphs are dynamic and intuitive to use which helps organizations focus on what really matters -- making the right decision at the right time.
  • Intuitive user interface helps analysts quickly setup scalable reports.
  • More robust feature set -- its primarily a data visualization tool...hence you need other software to populate it.
  • More competitive pricing model -- the desktop / creator license can get expense fast so you need to be cautious of who has this user type.
  • Further ability to customize the application to fit your companies branding.
Tableau Online is appropriate for companies that want a scaleable and user friendly data visualization software and are willing to invest in this area given the price of the solution. It's not appropriate for scrappy companies who are looking to trim costs.
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Score 10 out of 10
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It is being used across our organization, wherever cloud applications are being used. We use it primarily with Salesforce for CRM, and with Workday for HR. It addresses the infrastructure-related challenges in other business units that occur due to on-prem Tableau.
  • Hassle free, as it is on the cloud
  • Works as a log for individual or departmental work
  • Easy to share knowledge
  • Access Control & Sharing...maybe a setup similar to Google Docs would help
  • Some basic editing functionality would help, as some improvements are thought of AFTER publishing on Tableau Online
  • Really difficult in terms of dashboard, with few cloud & on-prem data extracts
Best for companies where on-prem IT availability is limited, and also for companies who have many cloud data sources available to them.
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Score 9 out of 10
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We use Tableau for reporting primarily to Execs for projects and financials. It's also used by our Product department for analyzing product changes, and to track how people are using our system. It's primarily used by the product department and IT, but is starting to make its way into other departments as we expand it.
  • Easy to understand dashboards, really good for managers and execs
  • Easy to create dashboards once you have the right data
  • UI layout for creating new dashboard is good
  • Formatting dashboards is a little technical, a more user friendly version would be nice
  • Ability to export reports out to other formats
  • More color and options would be good
Tableau has taken over as our default reporting tool for managers and execs. We also use it for reporting our financials to the CFO. The CFO then uses it to report to the board and rest of the company. The product department can easily create reports to show trends and how our system is being used; this helps guide future product changes.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Pixel Perfect reports (30)
7.7
Customizable dashboards (41)
8.8
Report Formatting Templates (34)
7.6
Drill-down analysis (41)
7.9
Formatting capabilities (41)
7.5
Integration with R or other statistical packages (24)
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration (39)
8.5
Publish to Web (37)
8.7
Publish to PDF (36)
8.6
Report Versioning (28)
7.8
Report Delivery Scheduling (29)
7.6
Delivery to Remote Servers (17)
7.6
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (36)
8.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization (36)
8.6
Predictive Analytics (30)
7.7
Multi-User Support (named login) (36)
8.5
Role-Based Security Model (31)
8.4
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete) (32)
8.7
Single Sign-On (SSO) (26)
8.8
Responsive Design for Web Access (27)
8.1
Dedicated iOS Application (21)
7.9
Dedicated Android Application (16)
8.2
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile (25)
7.9
REST API (13)
8.5
Javascript API (12)
8.4
iFrames (11)
7.6
Java API (10)
7.7
Themeable User Interface (UI) (12)
6.6
Customizable Platform (Open Source) (12)
6.5

About Tableau Online

Tableau Online is a self-service analytics platform that is fully hosted in the cloud, making it easily accessible.

Tableau Online enables users to publish dashboards and invite colleagues to explore hidden opportunities with interactive visualizations and accurate data, from any browser or mobile device. Add users with a few clicks and scale your site to fit your business. Tableau Online is a fully hosted solution, meaning that users won't have to configure servers, manage software upgrades, or scale hardware capacity. According to the vendor, Tableau Online is an enterprise-ready infrastructure with the latest security certifications. Customers can use Tableau Online to quickly begin creating and sharing insights with everyone.

Tableau helps people and organizations become more data-driven. With an integrated platform that is easy to start and scale, Tableau supports the entire analytics journey, from data preparation, to deep analysis, to the shared insights that drive the business forward.


Tableau Online Competitors

Domo, IBM Cognos, Looker, MicroStrategy Analytics, QlikView, Qlik Sense, SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

Tableau Online Technical Details

Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:No