Tableau-University Use
Updated June 29, 2016

Tableau-University Use

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Tableau Desktop

I am a student. Tableau Desktop is mainly used in class settings as a resource. I personally have used it to transfer Excel data and generate charts, graphs and dashboards. The main concept was learning how to create and use dashboards that can be used for predictive analytics. Tableau was the featured software designed to use dashboard objects to manipulate data immediately and provide different outcomes based on various different scenarios. Although there was no business problem, it did solve the education need for a predictive analytics tool.

Pros

  • The functionality of dashboard gadgets is very easy and the data relationships are easy to understand.
  • The visualization of dashboards is excellent. Tableau helps produce dashboards that are second-to-none in regards to the visualization and gadget presentation of its dashboards. A new user could understand how an existing dashboard works with very little time of use.

Cons

  • The process of designing each dashboard is too complex and is too time consuming. Every little detail has to be added, which is slows the process down and takes away from the objective of the dashboard. There needs to be a faster way to design a dashboard.
  • Tableau is very difficult to understand for first time users. It needs to be more user-friendly in terms of navigating through the software. It is difficult to differentiate exactly what the user is doing or wants to do.
  • SAP BusinessObjects Lumira
Tableau is not as user-friendly as SAP Lumira. SAP Lumira is more efficient and productive time-wise, especially for first-time users. Tableau is better for more complex and detailed dashboards; especially interactive dashboards. Tableau enables users to create interactive dashboards and really allows for predictive analytics in addition to normal analytics.
SAP BusinessObjects Lumira, BizNet Excel Suite
It is well suited for predictive analytics or other hypothetical scenarios. It is obviously useful for interactive dashboards. It seems to be for a single point-of-time data and is not useful for live or changing data.

Tableau Desktop Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
9
Customizable dashboards
10
Report Formatting Templates
7
Drill-down analysis
9
Formatting capabilities
8
Integration with R or other statistical packages
7
Report sharing and collaboration
6
Publish to Web
7
Publish to PDF
9
Report Versioning
6
Report Delivery Scheduling
6
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
7
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
7
Predictive Analytics
9
Multi-User Support (named login)
8
Role-Based Security Model
6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
8
Responsive Design for Web Access
8
Mobile Application
6
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
8

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