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Tableau Desktop Review: "An easy to learn, powerful tool which empowers business users and adds value to the company"
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June 17, 2013

Tableau Desktop Review: "An easy to learn, powerful tool which empowers business users and adds value to the company"

Score 10 out of 101
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Software Version
7
Modules Used
Tableau Desktop

Overall Satisfaction

  • It is easy to blend data from different data sources, so one can analyze data sets which would otherwise be difficult to handle in other tools.
  • It has an intuitive user interface and a easy learning curve, making it easy to train users.
  • Can implement Tableau with minimal IT involvement.
  • Interactive dashboards can be used even by people with few technical skills to explore data and get insight.
  • No advanced statistical / forecasting functionality. However, Tableau is improving in this area and future versions of the product should have more capabilities.
  • Over 70% of savings in time needed to prepare management reporting. Less time is spent on gathering data and checking its quality, so more time can be spent on actual data analysis.
Tableau is simple to use yet very powerful.
It is a great BI tool, and also has a very enthusiastic and active user community. A lot of the time the user forums on Tableau's website provide faster help than product manuals or tech support.

Product Usage

10 - Business analysts, IT analysts, managers.
  • Creating weekly and monthly reports and dashboards for senior management.
  • Ad-hoc analyses.
  • Merging and analyzing data from various sources.
  • Data quality control.

Training

Very easy! I learned to use it by watching the online training videos on Tableau Software's website.

Support

They provide not only technical support, but can also give advice on data visualization best practices. Sometimes it takes them a while to resolve bugs though.

Usability

Benefits various types of teams across the organization.

Reliability

Have not encountered any serious issues yet.

Vendor Relationship

Very easy; we worked with a friendly team.