Tableau Desktop - The most robust analytical tool
August 13, 2021

Tableau Desktop - The most robust analytical tool

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Tableau Desktop

Departments that are creating visualizations and sharing them with others within the company are using it. We like to keep things internal and confidential so we use Tableau Desktop. Usually, analytics teams or finance teams would create the visualizations for sales reps to look at. The data sources come from the BI&A admins. It makes it very easy for users to create nice, easy-to-read visuals.
  • User friendly
  • Easy to download, access, and use
  • Has a lot of visualization options
  • More customization
  • Allowed sales reps to see their territories
  • It can be expensive at times but overall positive ROI
We also use Power BI for small projects and teams that can't afford to pay for Tableau licenses. Tableau has more features and is more robust compared to Power BI. They also provide better and faster support compared to Microsoft. It is the standard visualization tool, but sometimes we allow the use of Power BI.

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

It's a robust tool with a lot of features and the potential to grow even more. Once you get used to it it's hard for you to use anything else. With that being said, there are a lot of other better tools economically. This is, as of now, the best out there.
Faster support than their competitors and are always willing to invest in their clients. They provide training and webinars. They even attend internal events to promote the product.
It can get very pricey for some companies and teams. People always try to figure out ways to get the free trial or create visuals for less. Sometimes users tend to go with PowerBI if it's something quick and doesn't require Tableau licensing. It is always the most powerful of the two and better in the long run.

Tableau Desktop Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
9
Customizable dashboards
8
Report Formatting Templates
9
Drill-down analysis
10
Formatting capabilities
10
Report sharing and collaboration
9
Publish to Web
10
Publish to PDF
10
Report Versioning
10
Report Delivery Scheduling
10
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Not Rated
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Not Rated
Predictive Analytics
Not Rated
Multi-User Support (named login)
Not Rated
Role-Based Security Model
10
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Not Rated
Single Sign-On (SSO)
10
Responsive Design for Web Access
Not Rated
Mobile Application
Not Rated
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
10
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