Best solution for BI (features + price)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 02, 2019

Best solution for BI (features + price)

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Tableau Desktop

Today it is used to create/show dashboards for a specific product that we sell to customers. It is a fundamental tool to this application because it shows all data related to Industrial Internet solutions, and has many features that are awesome. It is used worldwide and it improves our solutions.
  • It is easy to use.
  • It has many data connections (data sources).
  • It is multilanguage.
  • Tableau is easy to learn.
  • It is difficult to configure page layouts.
  • Complex data sources correlations are difficult to create.
  • The price could be better when compared to competitors.
Tableau Desktop has many more features than other competitors. Comparing Birst, the layout is much more efficient. Power BI and QlikView are as easy as Tableau Desktop. The price for Tableau is a disadvantage when compared to Birst and QlikView, but not against Power BI. Support from Tableau is superb, as opposed to others.
There are many data sources compatible with Tableau Desktop, and they are very easy to use. Also, it is very easy to use data among the data sources, independent of what they are. It enables complex scenarios and has superb performance. I have never had an issue with no data source being available. They were always there to be used. In my case, I have many non-standard databases like Informix, and new standards like Redshift, and Tableau works great.
It is easy to share data because it is integrated with Tableau online. Format and security work great, because we use this to segregate data visualization among customers, and we never have an issue with it. Reporting distribution is centralized in online versions, and is very easy to find.
It is great for use as a data analysis tools in many domains, like Machine Learning and Data Warehouse. It is difficult to create complex scenarios, but when created they work very well. Tableau has good performance to generate graphics. For low-difficulty scenarios, the main problem is the price when compared to competitors, but if you have both cases inside the company it is a better tool than others.

Tableau Desktop Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
9
Customizable dashboards
10
Report Formatting Templates
9
Drill-down analysis
10
Formatting capabilities
10
Integration with R or other statistical packages
9
Report sharing and collaboration
9
Publish to Web
10
Publish to PDF
10
Report Versioning
10
Report Delivery Scheduling
10
Delivery to Remote Servers
10
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
9
Predictive Analytics
9
Multi-User Support (named login)
10
Role-Based Security Model
10
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
10
Single Sign-On (SSO)
10
Responsive Design for Web Access
10
Dedicated iOS Application
9
Dedicated Android Application
9
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
10
REST API
9
Javascript API
9
iFrames
7
Java API
8
Themeable User Interface (UI)
10
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
8