Reviews (26-50 of 102)
- User management; you have a plethora of options built in (LDAP, Domain, SAML, etc.) for SSO and user management.
- Dashboard Hosting; you have the option to host your dashboard in a few different ways. You can embed it as part of a larger web page, have it emailed automatically, or view it directly on the server.
- Web Editing; while not as robust as a full fledged desktop I can see that it is edging that way. The web editing is great for fast, small, on the fly edits during a working session with a customer.
- Installation; the latest iteration was an absolute nightmare to install. It failed to install several times.
- Web Editing; while it is okay at small edits it would be a very nice feature to have an integrated solution that is as robust as desktop.
- User Management; in certain aspects user management could use a small boost. Have a setting that allows Active Directory / LDAP based users be removed/deleted from the server automatically instead of forcing a script be written and deployed. If the user no longer exists in the AD or LDAP group they should be removed vice set to inactive as an option.
- Tableau is an easy to use yet powerful analytics tool. We have created 100+ dashboards for our clients in a short time.
- Tableau supports multiple data connectors to pull data from almost any database, and CRM tools. We are able to pull data into Tableau from multiple databases.
- If your business is looking at a tool to put data in the user's hands and avoid IT requests overhead around reporting, Tableau is the tool.
- It is not easy to subscribe to dashboards or send e-mails outside of Tableau users. We have to use open source solutions like VizAlerts to make this happen. I believe for a tool like Tableau this should be an out of box solution.
- Even though Tableau is an easy to use tool, there is still a solid learning curve to get familiar with the use of Tableau. One should invest a good amount of time to get an organization to adapt to Tableau, especially if the organization hasn't already used similar tools already.
- Tableau Desktop is powerful. Tableau Web Portal provides a lot of the same functionality as Tableau Desktop, yet there are lots of gaps.
- Data blending is one of the more powerful features. However, this only works with limited data. If you are blending a million rows of a data source, we found it very difficult to blend.
Review: "Tableau Server is a good tool for sharing content within the organization but still has some flaws"
- Democratizes information. Any user can share information.
- The community is supportive.
- Auditing has always been lacking. The repository has some information, but being able to see what is clicked and what filters are used is needed.
- The UI has improved over the years, but finding content is still hard. People keep looking at custom portals or embedding content since it is hard to find.
- The 2018.2 upgrade is onerous and we have been putting it off. Not just because of tabadmin to tsm changes but also because o the updater not making the upgrade seamless. I have to reset every configuration.
- Backup and restore is slow.
- if you want answers and interactivity
- well formatted and paginated pdf reports to print out
- an Excel replacement
- Data drill-down
- Sharing dashboards online
- Better ways to move dashboard items, like when all items need to be moved 2 x or y radius to the right, down, etc.
- More Graphs and Charts
- Better color customization
- Maybe a search bar for tools or other items
- Controls over who can see what report
- One place for everything
- Custom controls over various datasources
- Better mobile
- Updates are hard, but we try to wait until data source first couple after release, always end up getting connection issues back to our servers
- A user activity dashboard - more than what data sources
Any type of BI, metrics, easy to use, fast, robust.
This may start to cross over into general Tableau use itself, but we are always fighting using the right tool for the right job, we have tried to use tableau to adjust data much the way Alteryx or Tableau prep can be used.
- Tableau server is an easy to use / powerful tool for visual analytics. Users who are not familiar with technologies can easily create beautiful visualizations to convey the impacts of their products and efforts.
- Tableau server allows our executive members to have quick easy access to our KPI measures to know how our business is performing at a glance.
- Tableau server empowers our BI / BA team to dive deeply into our data, and summarize, visualize the significant facts in views that are easily consumed and understood.
- As with any tool there are areas that can be improved/enhanced. However, Tableau has been a fairly full coverage robust application. I do not have any gaps at this time.
- It always available and allows us to make it easy for users outside of the building get their BI info.
- It's easy to manage and takes very little daily or monthly maintenance.
- The subscription service really helps users stay on top of things with their alerts.
- Doesn't send out PDF versions of the dashboards.
- Tabcmd is old and needs to be updated to a visual client.
- It is sometimes slow opening dashboards and the new data methodology hasn't proven the improvement as promised.
- Is well suited at deploying BI dashboards to any audience that has a license.
- It not good at servicing users outside of the license for one-off reporting. Microsoft BI does this very well.
- The installation, upgrading and migrating to new hardware is straightforward
- The Tableau Server admin can adjust the server processes to make it tailor-fit for the organization, hence increasing the dashboard and query performances.
- The core-based licensing and user-based licensing of Tableau Server is very useful based on the required scenario.
- Support for Exasol Data Connections in Tableau Server for Linux.
- Publish Document Covering Tableau Server Architecture on 2018.2 with HA environment.
- Improve historical reporting for extract schedules on Tableau Server.
- Tableau Server does a good job of making data easily accessible for consumers of data and analytics.
- Tableau Server is very easy to populate with data using extracts and storing that in the hyper data engine.
- Tableau is very fast for viewing complicated analytics - even better when using extracts.
- Tableau Online would be better if it used Encryption at rest and in transit - this would allow my organization to use it instead of managing our own VM in Azure with Tableau Server.
- More color palettes would be nice for both Tableau Server and Desktop.
- We were using a third party tool to visualize data in SSRS reports. Tableau is very helpful to visualize the data. Tableau visuals are easy to develop and need a very minimal amount of IT support.
- It would be better if Tableau could work like Microsoft SSRS reports work. Through SSRS , we can call the Stored procedures and pass the parameter, but in Tableau there are a few constraints.
- Sharing reports- I use Tableau because it can display information better than Excel
- Quick analytics
- Usage stats
- I don't like how I have to have the desktop and server synced in order to post new reports. I can update my desktop Tableau but I have to wait for some IT guy to update the server.
- The navigation to finding workbooks could be easier
We also gather data from Athena to present reports on traffic sources, etc.
- Able to create different data sources in a single report.
- Easy integration between the desktop app and the server.
- Upload from the desktop to the server if more than 3 different data sources exist is slow, and sometimes the connection resets.
- The desktop app consumes a lot of battery on a MacBook Pro.
It is being used primarily by the Manufacturing support team.
- It's extremely intuitive to use the visualizations. Users can manipulate and construct meaning and additional questions from the data quickly.
- Tableau is very flexible -- it's completely data source agnostic. It will take data from any source.
- Our development team learned it very quickly.
- While it took little time for our data analysts to crank out visualizations, it did take some time(longer than I expected) for our technology operations team to configure the server to share the sizes.
- The server update process is rather cumbersome -- requires a full uninstall/re-install.
- Again, while it took our data analysts next to no time to start creating, I've been in other organizations that have struggled with the feature-rich interface and complexity of the Tableau client. So, it requires the right personnel, with dedicated time, to fully leverage the tool.
- Allows for aggregation across multiple systems
- Allows reports and dashboards to be self serve for end users
- Allows for ad-hoc reporting
- Initial setup of data sources can be time consuming.
- Some native connectors didn’t work as well for us like Salesforce. We had to build our own ETL process.
- Setting up permissions originally was burdensome.
If Tableau is used for reporting outside the company to external users it can get very expensive.
- Powerful visulizations that can be customized with the desktop suite.
- Can be scheduled for emails or exported to PDF.
- Supports many different charts graphs and has plenty of filtering options.
- Default dates parameters do not work.
- Not a lot of room for custom queries to the end user.
- Desktop customization software is buggy.
- Allows non-technical data scientists and analysts to approach and visualize data.
- Allows reports prepared by non-technical analysts to be readily adapted by technicians into an always-live web portal.
- Its "extract" capability, although imperfect, can help to digest and visualize larger amounts of data in a moderately performant way.
- Consume hardware resources like crazy. It is implemented using a raft of heavy technologies, including Postres, Java, Apache httpd, and more.
- It has decent support for tabular data, but this support is somewhat rigid.
- It nags end users to upgrade their desktop versions frequently, even though this risks compatibility errors with the server.
- It's a significant resource hog. To some degree this is understandable, but it is largely due to its use of many heavyweight technologies (Postgres, Java, Apache httpd, and more).
- You can't change its use of port 443 when using SQL, forcing extra deployment complexity (e.g. proxy servers) in many deployment scenarios.
- The look and feel of their "story" feature is surprisingly hard to customize (beyond basic style elements) -- it's "a row of blocky buttons" only.
- It's geographic maps are fairly basic, and the UI controls for navigating them are clumsy.
- Quick access to data in one place that is easy to find
- Ability for inexperienced users to interact with the data
- Easy sharing, downloading. Everyone can get what they want.
- Management of users is easy
- Editing a workbook in Server has gotten much better, but it would be nice to add even more Desktop-like functionality.
- Not being able to get rid of the Default project is annoying.
- When tasks fail, send an email to the admin instead of just a notification in server.
- Would be great to be able to purchase more licenses within Server.
- Architecture of the Tableau Server is very simple and easy to implement. It can be easily scaled up/scaled down based on the business needs
- The licensing concepts of user-based/CPU core based is best in standards. We can choose based on our needs
- Tableau DB connectors. It connects all types of data sources available and it is also made very simple and powerful
- Too many releases of Tableau Server products. Maybe it could be half yearly so that we can plan for the upgrades of our server as needed
- Two Node installation should support high availability by making the repository in both nodes
- Very well organized.
- Menus are clear to understand.
- The product works without issues.
- Their technical support sometimes doesn't understand the issues.
- One technician may know the product very well and another technician may not know the product well enough and has to engage a different team.
- Their licensing is very strict, doesn't give me many options and if you run into any issues, you have to contact the licensing team via email and only email.
- Shares data sources very well.
- Solid security at the folder and file level.
- Recently added a "read-only" licensing option.
- Performance can be problematic when using MS SQL stored procedures as a published data source on Tableau Server. We've only tried this twice, but it has failed spectacularly under two completely different situations.
- Maintenance upgrades are extremely slow. That may be improving in version 2018.2.
- New subscription pricing models are more expensive than the discontinued perpetual licensing model.
- Standardized reporting across teams/projects
- Easily access summary level reporting with the ability to get to the account level detail within a few clicks
- Easy to share reports with the many export features
- The formatting is always difficult and never translates exactly when publishing from desktop to server
- Customization using the command line is more difficult than it should be
- It'd be nice to be able to copy group permissions between sites
Many of our clients do not have Tableau or Tableau Server, so leaving behind reporting after project conclusion is often difficult and requires us to build something out in Excel for them.
- More efficient and timely delivery of operations performance to frontline supervisors, managers, business analysts, Steering and C-suite
- Increased accountability of operations KPIs
- Clear "signal" delivery for routine prioritizing, project tracking and alerting
- Increased literacy for data-driven process improvement. The tool also provides intuitive and interactive self-service BI for business development tactics and strategy.
- Auto refresh setup is a few clicks, and default selections make routine updates to dashboard development a breeze.
- Intuitive, rapid development of visuals for all stages of business analysis; easy to learn, teach and realize RoI of purchase in 3-6 months.
- Robust visual recommendations result in responsive, high impact deliverables to meet ad-hoc requests.
- Highly customizable actions and filters for high interactivity and rapid end user adoption from anywhere business needs to get done.
- Pop-up tips for new viewers regarding features like subscriptions, alerts, etc to encourage engagement.
Not well suited for heavy real-time queries against transactional data without extensive reporting infrastructure and architecture.
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About Tableau Server
Tableau Server is an enterprise analytics platform that aims to be easy to deploy and scale and help enable data-driven decision making throughout the user's organization.
Customers can deploy the way that makes the most sense for their organization - on-premises or in the cloud, on Windows or Linux, while integrating with their existing security and authentication protocols. Customers can provide governed data access while promoting sharing and collaboration with data, dashboards and insights. Customers can automate processes and workflows, manage content, define access for individual users and groups, and ensure accurate insights. Tableau Server gives customers visibility, security and controls that aim to help them empower their people with data.
Tableau's goal is to help people and organizations become more data-driven. With an integrated platform that 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.
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