Tableau Server Reviews

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Jacob Rasmussen | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 26, 2019

Tableau Server is a great tool for small, medium, and large companies

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Tableau Server Governance

10
We currently manage permissions in Tableau Server's interface. This allows us to set user roles, add users to groups, set user and group permissions, and lock or unlock permissions for projects, data sources, and dashboards.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 11, 2019

Reviewing Tableau Server

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Tableau Server Governance

9
Tableau Server makes it easy to set up group permissions, or single user permissions. Makes it much easier to assign new users versus assigning permissions to each project.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 17, 2019

Tableau Server Review

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Tableau Server Governance

7
Initially, the process for permissions can be difficult to understand. However, the permission process is useful after a tutorial.
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Mathieu Gaouette | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 24, 2019

Getting up and ready with a great data visualization platform in a few days with Tableau Server

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Tableau Server Governance

9
Tableau access model is really nice. It allows user-level access and group level access. You can also simply import users from an LDAP server (easier housekeeping by the administrator). Obviously, with great flexibility comes a risk for an environment to become complex with weird rules. I strongly recommend administrators/users to set some guidelines and best practices that are part of a data governance approach.
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Thomas Young | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 09, 2019

Tableau Server is perfect for real-time visualization and interactive dashboards, not for advanced analytics

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Tableau Server Governance

8
From my experience, Tableau Server is simple to administer. Permissions are easily assignable and controlling access is simple with a few mouse clicks. It may take a newbie some time to understand the intricacies of Tableau Server administration. It does take some time commitment.
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Henry Yennie | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 19, 2018

Usable Analytics for the Right Price!

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Tableau Server Governance

10
We are able to provide specific permissions to different regional coordinators for specific folders and specific dashboards. This eliminates much confusion when casual users are required to synthesize information from a variety of resources quickly and efficiently. This has reduced the number of support calls to our small staff. It has also contributed to better decision-making when our regional coordinators are able to quickly drill down to the right visualization/dashboard.
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Viktor Mulac | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 02, 2019

Intuitive and easy BI

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Tableau Server Governance

10
Tableau has surely a good permissions model, it is however a bit surprising to see the number of areas where the rights can be assigned, the rules can be defined on a site level, on a project level, on user level or a group-of-users level, and finally also on a workbook and data source levels. This provides a large set of options and one must carefully define and fully understand what he or she does when limiting or providing access on these levels. It is a good idea to specify a group of users with administration rights, one can easily add or remove an admin quickly. The whole security concept can and has to be carefully defined together wiht business data owners and can be fully adapted to a corporate hierarchy.
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Sandeep Munagala | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 07, 2018

Experience with Tableau

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Tableau Server Governance

7
I feel a little more granular level of security, like Business Objects, but in our company we do not have more customized security levels. We just have Interactive with the download option enabled for users and Developers. We have Project level security rather than workbook or view level, which will have more hassle of maintenance
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Brett Mendes | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 07, 2018

An essential part of our service offering.

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Tableau Server Governance

8
Since multiple instances of Tableau server can be deployed based on needs, it helps to maintain control of who is accessing the environment. Even without that, there's the ability to set up groups that cannot interact with another group's visualizations.
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Cody Kimball | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 20, 2018

Tableau Server: A No-Brainer

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Tableau Server Governance

9
So far so good on governance. We were able to integrate with and manage it via Okta and Workday to ensure authorized users were the only ones able to push content to Tableau Server, or make administrative changes, while not preventing all other internal users from simply consuming/accessing hosted content.
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Charles Bryan | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 23, 2018

Big Fan Review

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Tableau Server Governance

7
We do not deploy sophisticated user permissions in my current organization, but have deployed solutions with row-level security in previous organizations. Data level permissions are limited (or were 2 years ago) but role-based security is solid.
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Don Babcock | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 10, 2018

Tableau is the centerpiece of our Business Analytics.

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Tableau Server Governance

10
The granularity actually exceeds our needs. It can be a bit overwhelming when first encountered by those designated as departmental site administrators. However, Tableau has done an excellent job of assigning some "default" roles that cover the majority of the cases. So the bottom line is that "newbies" can be productive and secure with just a few predefined roles, but if you need to get down into the weeds and fine tune permissions, that capability is there for power users.
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Matt Fette | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 10, 2018

Tableau Server Makes Serving Up Data Visualizations Fast and Easy

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Tableau Server Governance

9
Tableau Server allows us to segment users using our existing AD groups. In addition, we further break down which users within an AD group can see which projects and which dashboards they can see/access within those projects. It also allows us to control the type of access a user has, whether they can download the workbook, export content, edit the workbook, save an edited workbook, etc.
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Subhadipto Poddar | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 29, 2018

Tableau Server - Connecting the visualization

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Tableau Server Governance

9
It's easy when you are an administrator. I mean, Tableau Server can be used to set up specific permissions for specific users. However if you are a user and using it for the first time, accessing things can get a little difficult for you and with not so much help available it becomes even more difficult.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Pixel Perfect reports (29)
9.1
Customizable dashboards (88)
8.2
Report Formatting Templates (75)
6.9
Drill-down analysis (89)
7.7
Formatting capabilities (87)
7.7
Integration with R or other statistical packages (56)
7.0
Report sharing and collaboration (84)
7.9
Publish to Web (80)
8.3
Publish to PDF (79)
7.5
Report Versioning (65)
7.6
Report Delivery Scheduling (72)
8.0
Delivery to Remote Servers (9)
5.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (81)
7.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization (80)
7.9
Predictive Analytics (61)
6.1
Multi-User Support (named login) (87)
7.9
Role-Based Security Model (85)
7.9
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete) (86)
7.9
Single Sign-On (SSO) (56)
7.8
Responsive Design for Web Access (72)
7.2
Dedicated iOS Application (58)
7.8
Dedicated Android Application (49)
7.7
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile (64)
7.4
REST API (37)
7.3
Javascript API (34)
7.3
iFrames (38)
6.6
Java API (7)
5.6
Themeable User Interface (UI) (9)
6.1
Customizable Platform (Open Source) (7)
4.6

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

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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