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Tableau Desktop Review: "Tableau Reporting" DesktopUnspecified8.21270101
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Updated May 24, 2016

Tableau Desktop Review: "Tableau Reporting"

Score 8 out of 101
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source

Software Version
Modules Used
packaged workbook

Overall Satisfaction with Tableau Desktop

  • Great at storing history of reporting, and pulling various reports by division and time frame.
  • Sometimes hard to format reports to fit on page. Often end up with unnecessary blank pages at the end of some reports. Have tried changing page layout and formatting, but can't seem to get the appropriate fit.
Would not want to switch and worry about losing consistency and history of reporting. Also, formatting with other data that is included works well.
  • Monthly and ad-hoc client reporting.
  • Using reporting for new client programs to help them track campaign success.

Tableau Desktop Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
Customizable dashboards
Report Formatting Templates
Drill-down analysis
Formatting capabilities
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Not Rated
Report sharing and collaboration
Publish to Web
Not Rated
Publish to PDF
Report Versioning
Report Delivery Scheduling
Not Rated
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Not Rated
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Not Rated
Predictive Analytics
Not Rated
Multi-User Support (named login)
Role-Based Security Model
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Responsive Design for Web Access
Not Rated
Dedicated iOS Application
Not Rated
Dedicated Android Application
Not Rated
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Not Rated

Using Tableau Desktop

Business Processes Supported

  • Mostly for reporting. Helps merge data from several different sources into one report.

Evaluating Tableau Desktop and Competitors

Products Replaced

Tableau Desktop Implementation


It went very smoothly.

Implementation Details / Implementation Partner

  • Implemented in-house
In house.

Tableau Desktop Training

Training Types Used

  • Self-taught

Ease of Tableau Desktop Training

Yes and no...If I was the one programming the reports, I would want training. But I just pull the data from the reports that have already been designed.

Configuring Tableau Desktop

Product Configurability

Well, I am still learning as I go, but I believe it offers just the right amount of flexibility while allowing the integrity to stay in place. I recently had to create a few new client reports and I was able to utilize a current workbook from another client an easily apply leanings to create the new reports.

Tableau Desktop Support


Honestly, don't think I have ever needed to use the customer service.

Premium Support

Not Sure - Not my decision.