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Score 9 out of 10
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10
It simply is used all the time by more and more people.
Migrating to something else would involve lots of work and lots of training.
The renewal fee being fair, it simply isn't worth migrating to a different tool for now.
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Score 10 out of 10
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We will continue our use of Tableau server due to the following factors:
- Cost effectiveness. This persists from year-to-year. Tableau consistently gives us the best value for the cost
- Reliability. Tableau server has been rock-solid for our users, particularly during emergencies.
- Innovation. You can bet that Tableau will release stable new versions on a regular basis.

We have often experienced the need for a function in Tableau that will be included in a future release.
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Andrew Porter profile photo
Score 8 out of 10
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8
Tableau Server is an integral part of the reporting suite for a client. It meets their reporting needs and has proven to be one of the most reliable painless pieces of software used to date. I believe that they are extremely happy with the product and will continue using it into the future.
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Score 6 out of 10
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I can only speak for myself. Even though it has its shortcomings, Tableau is headed in the right direction by making large amounts of data available to the traditional business user. I dont think its simple to learn Tableau; but its not extremely difficult either. With some training and help from Tableau support, you can improve your ability to provide analysis to your team or department.
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Score 9 out of 10
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We have been using Tableau for three years now and each new version offers move features and functionality. Tableau grows as our user base grows. Tableau Server is the only product in my experience that takes less than 15 minutes to upgrade.
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Score 9 out of 10
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As we look to expand our analytics capabilities we are seeking the best product to meet our needs in this area. Tableau by far meets our needs and expectations in this area. If by chance another product comes to the marketplace that overtakes Tableau then we would have to take a long hard look at our investment. But, at this time we see nothing on the horizon that fits the bill for that criteria.
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April 17, 2015

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Score 10 out of 10
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With two decades of experience using and training users on software titles, it's rare that you come across a software title that can be used by the most non-technical business resources without extensive training. The ease-of-use factor with Tableau is the #1 reason for renewal.
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Score 10 out of 10
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We have nothing but good things to say about Tableau and once they add in additional items for data blending and get their exports to work better, all of our needs will be met.
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Score 8 out of 10
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A relationship has been established between Tableau reps and management. Tableau has been pretty flexible in some demands and they are going out of their way to do things such as lunch and learns and have an additional more personal layer of support that's being worked on, where our admins can discuss issues/ideas on a regular basis. The user projections provided by many different site admins show that more than 10,000 users will be brought on board by year end. The MIS folks and business users really like this tool.
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October 22, 2013

Tableau

Score 10 out of 10
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Tableau has a lot of great features and is simple to use.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Pixel Perfect reports (29)
8.5
Customizable dashboards (87)
8.6
Report Formatting Templates (74)
7.5
Drill-down analysis (88)
8.0
Formatting capabilities (86)
8.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages (56)
7.5
Report sharing and collaboration (83)
8.3
Publish to Web (79)
8.8
Publish to PDF (78)
7.8
Report Versioning (65)
7.7
Report Delivery Scheduling (72)
8.4
Delivery to Remote Servers (9)
5.7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (80)
8.2
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization (79)
8.2
Predictive Analytics (61)
6.5
Multi-User Support (named login) (86)
8.1
Role-Based Security Model (84)
8.1
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete) (85)
8.3
Single Sign-On (SSO) (55)
8.1
Responsive Design for Web Access (71)
7.5
Dedicated iOS Application (58)
7.8
Dedicated Android Application (49)
7.8
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile (63)
7.8
REST API (37)
7.9
Javascript API (34)
7.7
iFrames (38)
7.1
Java API (7)
6.1
Themeable User Interface (UI) (9)
6.3
Customizable Platform (Open Source) (7)
5.2

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.

Tableau Server Features

BI Platform Features
Has featureAdministration via Windows App
Has featureAdministration via MacOS App
Has featureAdministration via Web Interface
Has featureLive Connection to External Data
Has featureSnapshot of External Data
Has featureIn-memory data model
Does not have featureOLAP (Pre-processed cube representation)
Does not have featureROLAP (SQL-layer querying)
Has featureMulti-Data Source Reporting (Blending)
Does not have featureData warehouse / dictionary layer
Does not have featureETL Capability
Does not have featureETL Scheduler
Supported Data Sources Features
Has featureMS Excel Workbooks
Has featureText Files (CSV, etc)
Has featureOracle
Has featureMS SQL Server
Has featureIBM DB2
Has featurePostgres
Has featureMySQL
Has featureODBC
Has featureCloudera Hadoop
Has featureHortonworks Hadoop
Has featureEMC Greenplum
Has featureIBM Netezza
Has featureHP Vertica
Does not have featureParAccel
Has featureSAP Hana
Has featureTeradata
Does not have featureSage 500
Has featureSalesforce
Has featureSAP
Has featureGoogle Analytics
BI Standard Reporting Features
Does not have featurePixel Perfect reports
Has featureCustomizable dashboards
Has featureReport Formatting Templates
Ad-hoc Reporting Features
Has featureDrill-down analysis
Has featureFormatting capabilities
Has featurePredictive modeling
Has featureIntegration with R or other statistical packages
Has featureReport sharing and collaboration
Report Output and Scheduling Features
Has featurePublish to Web
Has featurePublish to PDF
Has featureOutput Raw Supporting Data
Has featureReport Versioning
Has featureReport Delivery Scheduling
Does not have featureDelivery to Remote Servers
Data Discovery and Visualization Features
Has featurePre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Has featureLocation Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Has featurePredictive Analytics
Has featureSupport for Machine Learning models
Has featurePattern Recognition and Data Mining
Has featureIntegration with R or other statistical packages
Access Control and Security Features
Has featureMulti-User Support (named login)
Has featureRole-Based Security Model
Has featureMultiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Has featureReport-Level Access Control
Does not have featureTable-Level Access Control (BI-layer)
Does not have featureField-Level Access Control (BI-layer)
Has featureSingle Sign-On (SSO)
Mobile Capabilities Features
Has featureResponsive Design for Web Access
Has featureDedicated iOS Application
Has featureDedicated Android Application
Has featureDashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding Features
Has featureREST API
Has featureJavascript API
Has featureiFrames
Does not have featureJava API
Does not have featureThemeable User Interface (UI)
Does not have featureCustomizable Platform (Open Source)

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Tableau Server Competitors

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

Pricing

Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
Entry-level set up fee?No

Tableau Server Support Options

 Free VersionPaid Version
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FAQ/Knowledgebase
Social Media
Video Tutorials / Webinar
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Email

Tableau Server Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise, SaaS
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux
Mobile Application:Apple iOS, Android, Mobile Web
Supported Countries:Worldwide
Supported Languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Chinese