Tableau for Analysis- great tool!
Updated May 24, 2016

Tableau for Analysis- great tool!

Jasmeet S Babra | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Tableau Desktop

Currently, we use Tableau Desktop for reporting purposes and dashboard views to give an overall position of the organization as well as current and future goals. It is used in marketing department currently by myself, a data analyst. The story and dashboard aspects of Tableau Desktop are the most used forms of it, along with the reports and charts we can export data for cross department reviews.
  • It's effective to create custom dashboards.
  • Syncs with your exicting data in any form, be it from Excel or your database.
  • Report exporting.
  • Sometimes it takes a long time for huge Excel files to import.
  • Changing color or minute details like annotation on a specific aspect of say a bar chart is a problem.
I think it's the best tool for data visualization in the market today.

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
Report Versioning
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Predictive Analytics
Responsive Design for Web Access
Mobile Application
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

Tableau Desktop Implementation

Tableau is a great tool for data visualization. I think it best works for a user who is performing visualization on his own. In order to present the charts or visual graph to a user who doesn't use tableau is very hard. It can be exported in the form of images or a tableau file for which the end user needs to install tableau reader. This is one extra step in implementation which needs to be eliminated it to attain a 9 or a 10 score.