Tableau is great at showing your value
Updated May 24, 2016

Tableau is great at showing your value

James Northway | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Tableau Desktop

Tableau is currently being used by approximately 20-30 users across the organization in different departments. There are two users in my department (Enterprise Transformation) including me that mainly use it for dashboard building and value tracking. Tableau has been helpful in providing value add to enterprise-wide initiatives where we use KPI's or metrics within specific departments. It saves massive amounts of time and continuous dashboard building that used to take hours if not days to develop. It makes it easier to update financial information from said metrics and provide numbers much, much quicker to senior leadership which in turn helps them make decisions easier and faster.
  • Being able to provide key performing metrics much easier and quicker
  • Reduced time building dashboards that would normally take hours or days
  • Answers "what if" questions much easier and faster
  • Although there are helpful links I can find via Google, I wish Tableau would make it easier to write calculated fields. For example, I needed to write a calculated field which included a parameter for percentage change in sales. Instead of using "excel" language in the IF, AND, OR I wish you could click on a button that answers your question and either walks you through on how to do it or basically does it what you ask it to do. I spend more time trying to figure out the field.
As far as I know, we do not currently use Domo, however I've seen some demos of their product. Domo is very good with cloud-based software and it also incorporates social media data. Domo is also good at using cloud-based excel file building vs. building spreadsheets on my laptop. The excel file could be stored in their cloud.
My decision is based on senior leadership's adoption of the software. As we currently learn more about the software and see what it can do and we continue to provide value of our department, I'm sure more senior leadership will buy into it.
  • I don't have that type of information at this time
Some of the audience of the end product have not bought into it yet. They prefer the powerpoint method and it could be mainly because they like to see that type of presentation vs. creating another account on Tableau server and logging in. They'd prefer to get a powerpoint and click through it and have the presenter walk through the slides.

Tableau Desktop Implementation

I haven't had any major problems. Our team continues to use Tableau on a daily basis!