Tableau Desktop- Exactly what you would expect from a leading analytics tool
May 03, 2021

Tableau Desktop- Exactly what you would expect from a leading analytics tool

Rupinder Sehmi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop is used by the BI team to create business dashboards which are then consumed by the rest of the organisation. It is a useful tool and makes dashboarding very simple and easy. It addresses the problem organisations have with viewing how their business is performing through data as well as providing insight into management.
  • Very easy to use
  • Wide selection of graphs and charts
  • Excellent array of toolips
  • Good for advanced users as allows deep level of customisation
  • UI could be more intuitive
  • Stand alone product from the web editor so requires additional setup and installation
  • Easier use for managing custom parameters
  • Improved customer service by visualisation report queues
  • Helped ROI through funnel targeting and dropouts
  • Assists executive meetings through forecast analysis
Tableau Desktop allows for a lot more customisation then the other products which are more targeted at being easier to use. Tableau is also easy to use for standard analytics and dashboards, but allows advanced users to create more powerful data driven dashboards through its user of tool tips and parameters.

Do you think Tableau Desktop delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Tableau Desktop's feature set?

Yes

Did Tableau Desktop live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Tableau Desktop go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Tableau Desktop again?

Yes

Tableau is a great all round product which delivers exactly what I would expect it to. It is generally easy to use for the majority of the reports and dashboards. However, it fails to get a 10 because the UI is not very intuitive and using some of the advanced features is tricky and requires training.
My experience with the Tableau team has all been positive. They are very quick to help and the Tableau community is a vast resource full of common problems where you can find most answers. Those that you can not find, the Tableau team were very quick and helpful to solve any issues we had.
Tableau is best suited for easy and high-level visualisation of data. This for example could be executive dashboards, or team based dashboards which are driven by OKRs or KPIs. Tableau is less appropriate for detailed and raw data extracts which may be consumed by team such as Finance for cash or transaction reconciliation.

Tableau Desktop Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
8
Customizable dashboards
10
Report Formatting Templates
9
Drill-down analysis
5
Formatting capabilities
9
Integration with R or other statistical packages
3
Report sharing and collaboration
9
Publish to Web
10
Publish to PDF
10
Report Versioning
10
Report Delivery Scheduling
10
Delivery to Remote Servers
9
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
10
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
10
Predictive Analytics
10
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
8
Mobile Application
8
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
8
REST API
8
Javascript API
Not Rated
iFrames
Not Rated
Java API
Not Rated
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Not Rated
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Not Rated