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Tableau Desktop Review: "Not bad"
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August 09, 2017

Tableau Desktop Review: "Not bad"

Score 8 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with Tableau Desktop

We use Tableau as a way to visualize data, as well as, just display the raw tables. We have it connected to various data sources like Oracle, HANA, Kyvos, MemSQL. The tool is used across our department and used at many places across the organization. It is a great way to visualize the data on the desktop and with the recent upgrade to 10.3 on our server environment, we have hopes of using the mobile application.
  • Tableau is a good at visualization of data.
  • Fairly straight forward to use.
  • Good at pulling data from a single location.
  • Could be better at handling multiple data sets.
  • Launching Tableau on desktop can take a long time especially if the report has many filters.
  • It should strengthen its data discovery capabilities.
Tableau is strong at visualization but less strong at data discovery where I find Qlik Sense, SAS, SPSS are stronger.
Has many sources that it can connect to.
With Tableau on the server, it is easy to share dashboards. It is also easy to develop reports on your desktop then pass the file to the server to be shared.
Tableau is good when the data comes from a single source like Teradata or from a single data warehouse. For visualizing data in a semi-static form it is very good for general reporting. Where I find other tools have an edge is in the data discovery area, where Tableau is weaker. The interface is simple enough for a business user to use and with programming it can be adapted for many other graphics and dashboarding.

Tableau Desktop Feature Ratings

Customizable dashboards
7
Report Formatting Templates
7
Drill-down analysis
6
Formatting capabilities
8
Integration with R or other statistical packages
6
Report sharing and collaboration
7
Publish to Web
7
Publish to PDF
9
Report Delivery Scheduling
7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
7
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
8
Multi-User Support (named login)
8
Role-Based Security Model
8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
8
Single Sign-On (SSO)
8
Responsive Design for Web Access
8
Dedicated iOS Application
8
Dedicated Android Application
Not Rated
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
8
REST API
Not Rated
Javascript API
Not Rated
iFrames
Not Rated
Java API
Not Rated
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Not Rated
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Not Rated