Ease of use and heterogeneous data sources
February 12, 2016

Ease of use and heterogeneous data sources

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Tableau Desktop

I was charged to test a variety of Bi solution during my work to see if I could make easy and intuitive reports based on log data.

The UX in Tableau's software is made to facilitate the usage. In less than 20 minutes I was able to make my first dashboard with log data. When using other BI solutions this wasn't the case.

I could use different databases from many extensions in this solution. And the best part was the mapping widget included in the software. It enabled me to use single point and linear symbols which is great for geomarketing reporting (maybe it could be improved by adding some basic geo processesing tools such as geocoding and routing).

The dashboard could be shared via a full web interface which was appropriate for my usage.
  • Mapping widget
  • Charts and pies are well designed
  • Mutual dependence between components
  • Ease of use
  • Variety of data that can be integrated (xls, dbf, Oracle, SQL, cube .... and many other DB sources )
  • Clear and intuitive dashboard
  • In mapping extension - could add some basic geoprocessing tools
  • Adding charts and pies directely of the map
  • Using shapefile could be useful too
  • Qlick and Tibco
Qlick is a good tool too but when handling more than 5G of data you better have a strong machine. Tibco is good too, but the business model doesn't suit us.
The cost of Tableau Desktop is not very high, so for medium or small business it could respond to needs.

Tableau Desktop Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
Customizable dashboards
Report Formatting Templates
Drill-down analysis
Formatting capabilities
Report sharing and collaboration
Publish to Web
Publish to PDF
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Responsive Design for Web Access